Archive for December, 2018

Skin Moisturizer Myths You Must Debunk in 2019

Author: Natural-Beauty
December 31, 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.


Aromatherapy for Hangovers 3

Author: Dr. Larita
December 31, 2018

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.


How To Choose Right Organic Essential Oils

Author: Natural-Beauty
December 30, 2018

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!


Aromatherapy for Hangovers 2

Author: Dr. Larita
December 28, 2018

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.


Hangover Aromatherapy

Author: Dr. Larita
December 27, 2018

It’s New Year’s Eve, one of the biggest party nights of the year and many people are planning to drink in the new year. Too much alcohol leads to dehydration and most of us have suffered the other yucky sensations like nausea, headache, and dizziness. I don’t drink anything stronger than sparkling cider or sparkling grape juice but I remember those sensations as if it was yesterday.

If you plan on drinking for New Year’s Eve or any other time, you can take some preventive measures such as drinking a higher quality liquor, drinking plenty of water before you drink alcohol as this slows down the absorption rate and helps the body to cope better. You can also take at least 1000 mg of vitamin C before going to sleep. People always say to drink black coffee to help you sober up but that only makes things worse. Drink plenty of water after drinking alcohol too because that will help to flush the toxins out of your body. Unfortunately, you’ll feel tipsy again until you go to the bathroom a couple of times.

These morning after essential oils will help return your body to its pre-alcohol state: juniper, sandalwood, grapefruit, lavender, carrot, fennel, rosemary, and lemon. Make your own blend from this list, using  a total of 6-8 drops in a bath or 4 drops in an inhalation.


After Christmas Holiday Relief

Author: Dr. Larita
December 26, 2018

You have been running at full speed for the last month trying to get it all done before December 25. You have worn yourself to a frazzle and your body is about to go on strike. Maybe you made it until you picked up (or at least supervised the kids picking up) the wrapping paper on Christmas morning. Now that the kids are playing with their new toys and before you reach full burnout, let me tell you about an essential oil blend that can help you relieve the holiday stress you may be suffering.

It is very important to build up your energy with exercise to avoid exhaustion. Exercise helps you to fight fatigue, strengthens your heart and  sends endorphins from your brain into your whole physical system, thus empowering you with a sense of well being.  Rub the following synergistic blend of essential oils all over your body before exercise.

  • 5 drops grapefruit
  • 4 drops cypress
  • 2 drops geranium

Mix these oils together in these proportions and then use 5 drops per 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil or sweet almond oil. The next blog will extend this information with another blend that will help you to relax.


MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

Author: Dr. Larita
December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas

Be Safe

 


Aromatherapy Gifts Create A Relaxing Mood In A Home

Author: Natural-Beauty
December 24, 2018

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.


The Importance of Skin Cleansing In Your Beauty Routine

Author: Natural-Beauty
December 23, 2018

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
December 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.


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