Archive for December, 2018

Have you heard of antiquated misinformation about skin care and moisturizers that you would want to find facts about? Well, there is a wide number of misleading myths that have been peddled through every platform of communication-and probably you must have become worried. Worry less because we are here to deconstruct some of these myths.

One of these myths and most common of all is that if you got oily skin, then you must not apply a skin moisturizer. The truth is that every skin, whether hydrated or dehydrated, must be moisturized. The texture of your skin is not a major factor to consider. The most fundamental thing is to have your skin hydrated either through cream or serum.

Another pervasive myth in the world of beauty is that you only need one lotion for both your face and body. Well, this is misleading because the skin on your face is by far softer and more delicate than the rest of the body. Therefore, facial skin needs a different moisturizer explicitly designed for the face. Whether your skin is acne-infested or not, it must always be moisturized. However, be careful on the kind of skin moisturizer you choose for different parts of your body.


hangover2Today’s blog is the last on hangovers for a while and it is for those of you who party a little too much on a night when you have to go to work the next morning. I have an aromatherapy formula that will give you the stimulation you need to get the children off to school and get you to work. This formula has a diuretic effect. Use this formula like the one in the last blog; put 8 drops in a bath, rub 2 neat drops around your liver area and 2 neat drops on the back of the neck. Also, like with yesterday’s formula, drink plenty of water and take honey in it too.

The Aromatherapy Hangover Formula for Workers

Blend together and bottle in these proportions.


Not all organic essential oils are made for just one purpose. Yes, they are made to provide healing and calming effects, but there are certain types that work best for your particular need, and then some. So what are they?

Lemon organic essential oils are recommended for skincare as it contains high levels of D-limonene that helps get rid of wrinkles, tone the skin, and promote blood circulation. The scent of the lemon is also easily identified for its freshness which can induce mood-boosting effects. If the lemon oil can perk you up, the cinnamon oil can get you down for a cozy and warm chill time. Cinnamon oil is known to help clear up chest colds, soothe muscle pains, and potentially fight heart and brain diseases with its powerful antioxidant properties. And if you’re looking for organic essential oils that can help regulate hormones, then the Clary sage oil is for you. Studies show that the oil is an effective massage treatment for menstrual cramps. Additionally, the scent of Clary sage has anti-depressant effects.

There are many other organic essential oils to choose from, each with their different specialties in giving alternative solutions for self-care, health, and wellness. Just remember to buy essential oils that are truly organic to ensure quality. Check for fillers and additives to be extra sure. Better safe than sorry!


hangoverThe best remedy for a hangover is sleep and some extra rest and relaxation. If you can sleep late and take it easy the next day, here is a relaxing blend of essential oils that will help your body deal with what it went through the night before in the name of fun.

The TLC Hangover Cure

  • 5 drops fennel
  • 3 drops lavender
  • 5 drops sandalwood
  • 10 drops lemon

Blend these in an amber colored bottle to have ready for the next emergency. Use 8 drops in a bath, rub 2 neat drops around your liver area (the right side of the body near the diaphragm and stomach) and 2 neat drops on the back of your neck. Drink plenty of water with honey dissolved in it and also eat a spoonful of honey into which you’ve blended 2 drops of carrot oil.  Tomorrow, I’ll have one more blend for the days you have to go to work after that fun night out that resulted in a hangover.


MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

Author: Dr. Larita
12/25/2018

Merry Christmas

Be Safe

 


I love to use aromatherapy products to create a relaxing mood in my home. Having these products around is just what I need to let go of of my stress and worries and get into a relaxed and calm state of mind. Ever since I discovered the power of aromatherapy, I have been enjoying its benefits for my life and my health every day.

There are a lot of awesome aromatherapy gifts out there, like the oil burners that I like to use myself. These burners, also called diffusers, make it easy for me to have a relaxing or energizing fragrance throughout my home. I love to use them on a daily basis when I get home from work and on the weekends as well. They really put me in a great mood.

When I want to give someone a meaningful aromatherapy gift, I go for oil burners because they feature an elegant and classic design plus they deliver  fragrances that can energize or relax me and also lift my spirits. These gifts are unique and always appreciated. They are great to give to a friend or a family member for a special occasion like a birthday or a holiday like Christmas.


Dirt, grime, pollution, and on top of that, make up – your face and skin go so much every day. Protect it and keep it fresh, moisturized, and healthy by adding skin cleansing to your daily beauty routine.

An ideal skin cleansing regimen is important in keeping your skin and face’s youthful glow. Keep a daily routine that starts with a good cleansing to wash away the impurities on your face, otherwise, you run the risk of breakouts and oily skin caused by blocked pores and dead skin cells build up. If you don’t cleanse regularly, your pores will be congested, and your complexion will result in uneven patches and poor complexion. Skin cleansing is also a great way to prepare your skin for other skincare products, clearing the way for your serums and moisturizers to do their job. It only takes a few minutes every day to cleanse your face and yet it can do considerable improvement to maintain a soft, clear, and healthy complexion.

There are many skin cleansing products to choose from. Of course, when you do get on the routine, you need the right one that works for you. Natural soaps and cleansers are highly recommended but if you want to be extra sure your product matches your skin type, better consult your dermatologist.


Office Essential Oils

Author: Dr. Larita
12/21/2018

I work in an office with hundreds of other people. It is a large open building with lots of cubicles. There are lots of sneezes every day. One lady sneezes 4 times every time she sneezes. We all count them and then say, “Bless you!” The guy in the cubicle next to mine only sneezes once but, gosh, it sure does sound wet, if you know what I mean. I know he doesn’t have any tissue because he often borrows one from me. I don’t mind that but what about when he doesn’t borrow one? I wonder if he is covering his mouth – it really doesn’t sound like it.

That just goes to show that working in an air conditioned office can be hazardous to your health. The “Office Environment Survey” sponsored by the Health Promotion Research Trust, reported that 80% of the 4,000 workers surveyed stated that they felt sick when they worked in a particular office. Below are some of the most common illnesses and the essential oils to use to dispel them:

  • Lethargy/sluggishness – grapefruit, eucalyptus, lemon
  • Stuffy nose – tea tree, rosemary
  • Dry throat – grapefruit, lemon
  • Dry and itchy eyes – tea tree (in a humidifier)
  • Headaches – lavender

While I can’t have a humidifier or diffuser in the office, I’ve been using a plant spray bottle with 10 drops each of  lemon, grapefruit and tea tree blended in 2 cups of water. When someone close to me sneezes, I spray one squirt in my cubicle. I don’t do it every time because I know that tea tree is not a wonderful smell but I think I will start spraying more often, now that I have read the study mentioned above.


Today I’m going to give you a recipe I like for a perfume made from essential oils. You will need small glass bottles and pipettes to transfer the oils, and a small notepad to record your recipe so it can be reproduced or adjusted.

To create our perfume we are going to start by using a couple drops of vetiver and cedarwood as the base notes. This is trial and error, you try it and if you like it good, if not you can change it. Keep track of the number of drops of each essential oil you use on the notepad. When you have your base notes the strength you want, add a few drops of clove bud for the middle note and a few more drops of orange and ginger as the top notes.

Let the essential oils sit for 24-48 hours away from heat and sunlight. Your perfume blend will change somewhat as it matures. If you like the blend, go ahead and dilute it by adding fractionated coconut carrier oil to the bottle. Add a little carrier oil at a time until you feel the dilution is right. If you want to change the blend, you can adjust it before adding the carrier oil and let it sit another 24-48 hours. While adjusting, keep track of the number of drops of oil you use. This recipe will give you a spicy perfume blend. Try other essential oils to make your own unique scents. You can even give a few bottles away and gifts.


I read an article in a health magazine by Elizabeth Agnvall today and she confirmed something I’ve been saying all along. Agnvall’s article listed seven medical procedures you don’t need. I won’t go into all seven, but the third procedure on her list is the prescription of antibiotics for mild to moderate sinus infections. I know several people who run to the doctor at the slightest sign of a cold or the sniffles and demand a prescription for antibiotics. I told one friend that when she really got a bad sinus infection the antibiotics are not going to work for her because her body has gotten too accustomed to them.

Most sinus infections are caused by viruses and the drugs only work against bacterial infections. Using them too often will make you susceptible to more virulent types of drug resistant bacteria. My recommendation is to use natures’s own medicines, essential oils. The next time you have sinusitis, use essential oils in any of the following ways.

To really open your sinuses, use 3 drops of rosemary, 1 drop of thyme and 1 drop of peppermint in the steam inhalation method. If you have to go to work, make a blend of 2 drops rosemary, 1 drop of geranium and 1 drop of eucalyptus and put 1 drop of this blend on a tissue and inhale the aroma throughout the day. Lastly, blend together 5 drops of rosemary, 5 drops of geranium,  2 drops of eucalyptus and 3 drops of peppermint. Then use 5 drops of the blend per 1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil and massage around your neck, in front of and behind your ears, over the cheekbone, the nose and the forehead. I do this before going to bed and it makes for a very restful sleep.

 


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