Archive for January, 2019

Many children miss too much school because of the pain of earaches. If it’s your baby, all they can do is cry. Recurrent earaches could be a sign of a perforated eardrum or an infection and the child should see a pediatrician. However, for a common earache, use one teaspoon of warm sweet almond oil with one drop of lavender and one drop of chamomile added and blended well. Soak a small cotton ball in the mixture and use it to plug the ear.

You can also massage around the ear area, up the neck and across the cheekbone with the following mixture diluted in 1 teaspoon of almond oil:

  1. Tea tree – 3 drops
  2. Thyme – 1 drop
  3. Lavender – 2 drops

Do you go to the gym a lot these days? It’s January and we all made resolutions to be healthier this year. While you’re becoming more healthy, remember to keep your feet healthy too and don’t spread athletes foot to your family if you contract it at the gym. Always wear flip flops at the gym – going to the pool as well as in the shower. There are sprays and creams containing chemicals out there that are designed to help with this, but there are also natural alternatives. In particular, athlete’s foot can be treated with certain essential oils.

Tea tree oil can help kill the fungus  that causes athletes foot from forming and help provide relief.

Soak – Create a foot soak by using a mixture of 3 parts almond oil, 10 parts tea tree essential oil, and a bowl of warm water. Then soak the feet for 30 minutes twice daily until relief comes.

Rub – Additionally, you can mix the oil with a carrier oil like almond or coconut oil and then rub it onto the affected area.

Peppermint oil contains menthol which can help provide relief for the inflammation this condition causes.

Mix a teaspoon of the oil with a half cup of rolled oats and ¼ cup of sea salt. Massage into the feet twice daily to help add comfort to your feet while the condition heals.

Lemon oil helps combat infections and is great in fighting fungal infections in particular.

Mix 10 drops of lemon oil, 10 drops of sweet almond oil, and a liter of warm water and soak for thirty minutes.

Lavender oil can provide relaxation, improve stress symptoms and also helps with skin conditions.

Massage it directly onto the effective areas, or mix it with lotion and massage into the feet thoroughly. Then, wear socks and go to sleep. This keeps your feet wrapped in healing oil for several hours.

Eucalyptus oil has strong antibacterial properties that can help hydrate and replenish the skin while it helps to fight against athletes foot.

Massage it directly onto the affected areas, another option is to mix it with lotion and massage it into the feet thoroughly. Then, wear socks and go to sleep thus keeping your feet wrapped in healing oil for several hours.


If you are new to the world of aromatherapy, you may be astonished to learn there are over 300 essential oils from which to choose. Wouldn’t that be mind-boggling to have to check through that many essential oils and their properties to find one to help your symptoms? Well, you won’t need to do that because I’m going to give you a list of the top ten essential oils as compiled by NAHA or the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy as well as some ways to use them to good advantage. Always remember to look for therapeutic grade essential oils.

  1. Lavender:  Relaxing, and also useful in treating wounds, burns, and skin care. Helps to balance hormones in women, good for balancing the skin. Can be both relaxing and uplifting, as well as antidepressant.
  2. Peppermint: Useful in treating headaches, muscle aches, digestive disorders such as slow digestion, indigestion, and flatulence.
  3. Eucalyptus: Helpful in treating respiratory problems, such as coughs, colds, and asthma. Also helps to boost the immune system, and relieve muscle tension.
  4. Ylang ylang: Helps one to relax, and can reduce muscle tension. Good antidepressant.
  5. Geranium: Helps to balance hormones in women, good for balancing the skin. Can be both relaxing and uplifting, as well as antidepressant.
  6. Lemon: Very uplifting, yet relaxing. Helpful in treating wounds, infections, and house cleaning and deodorizing.
  7. Clary sage: helpful in treating muscular aches and pains. Very relaxing, and can help with insomnia. Also very helpful in balancing hormones.
  8. Tea tree: A natural anti fungal oil, good for treating all sorts of fungal infections including vaginal yeast infections, jock itch, athletes foot, and ringworm. Also helps to boost the immune system.
  9. Chamomile (Roman):  Very relaxing, and can help with sleeplessness and anxiety. Also good for muscle aches and tension. Useful in treating wounds and infection.
  10. Rosemary: Very stimulating and uplifting, good to help mental stimulation as well as to stimulate the immune system. Very good for muscle aches and tension. Stimulating to the digestive system.

 


If you love your body, then it should concern you how often you use organic body care products for your skin maintenance. Natural body products have been proven to be the best for skin care. But be warned because not all products on the shelves with the “Organic Body Care” inscription are genuinely organic. Look for only those made of USDA certified ingredients free of harmful chemicals.

These products provide your skin with a combination of botanicals, minerals, and vitamins which are essential for your skin restoration and hydration. Remember every surface needs to be hydrated. Since they are purely organic and free of harmful chemicals, they help conserve our environment and protect the soil.

Though organic products are the best, it must not be assumed all the skin products which are organic and natural are suitable for your skin. Some may be repulsed by your skin and in turn subject your skin to adverse effects. The most important thing, therefore, is to understand your skin; its texture and allergies (if any) before you can choose which natural organic product to use. Also, ensure that you seek expert advice from skin care specialists to avert any adverse effects by using these products.


Essential Oil Powers

Author: Dr. Larita
01/25/2019

While most essential oils may smell nice, specific essential oils are going to be better for different ailments. The benefits of aroma can be hard to pin down, but Medical News Today reveals which scents have been known to help with certain issues. Depending on your need, you’ll want to select the right combination of scents to begin aromatherapy.

Basil – Promotes better concentration while alleviating some depression symptoms and relieving headaches

Bergamot – Offers relief for stress and skin problems when combined with eucalyptus oil

Black Pepper – Stimulates blood circulation while relieving muscle aches and bruises. When combined with ginger, it can reduce arthritis pain and improve flexibility

Chamomile – Assists with eczema breakouts and also promotes sleep

Cinnamon – Soothes muscle aches and pains, clears up chest colds, and reduces inflammation

Clove – Relieves pain, prevents nausea, and breaks down gut gas

Eucalyptus – Promotes open airways for breathing during the cold season, but be aware, many people are allergic to this essential oil

Frankincense – Promotes wellbeing and can help with colds and coughs

Lavender – Enhances relaxation, reduces headache pain, and improves sleep quality, and can be used as an antiseptic for minor cuts and burns

Lemon – Improves mood, possibly relieving stress and depression symptoms

Peppermint – Increases alertness and relieves headaches

Rosemary – Prevents muscle spasms, promotes hair growth, boosts memory, and supports the nervous system

Sweet Orange – Promotes relaxation and boosts mood

Tea Tree – Purifies burns and bites with its antimicrobial, antiseptic, and disinfectant qualities

Thyme – Reduces tiredness, nerves, and stress

Yarrow – Treats cold symptoms and reduces inflammation in the joints

Thanks to Cloud 9 Spa for today’s information.


Aromatherapy Applications

Essential oils should be diluted with a carrier oil, such as almond or jojoba oil before applying to the skin. Before inhaling or applying essential oils, be sure to test for an allergic reaction by using a skin patch test.

Inhalation

To breathe in the scent of the essential oils, the aroma can be evaporated by using a diffuser or spray bottle. Some choose to use a couple of drops of essential oil in a bath. Another option is creating a steam bath by boiling 4 cups of water, adding a few drops of essential oil, moving the water to a table, and placing your face over the steam and under a tented towel for a few minutes.

Topical Applications

After diluting with a carrier oil, the essential oils can be applied to the skin via massage, bath, or a skin care regiment. Massage is particularly beneficial due to its ability to increase circulation and absorption.

Thanks to Cloud 9 Spa for today’s information.


Aromatherapy

Author: Dr. Larita
01/23/2019

Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils and other aromatic plant compounds to provide an alternative therapy for relieving stress, improving sleep, and promoting relaxation. While studies are inconclusive about whether aromatherapy really works, essential oils like lavender and tea tree among many others, reveal levels of antimicrobial activity, including specific properties such as antiviral, antifungal, and antioxidant. To benefit from aromatherapy, the best applications are topical and inhalation.

In a scientific study by ScienceDirect, a randomized controlled trial analyzed aromatherapy’s effect on stress and sleep quality. The results showed that the aromatherapy group had lower stress and better sleep quality than the control group. Meanwhile, other studies have been conducted on the benefits of an aromatherapy massage versus a regular massage, and results revealed that aromatherapy massages seem to have a higher rate of providing relief.

Reasons for Aromatherapy

People seek aromatherapy for various reasons. While the most common include stress and insomnia, aromatherapy can simply be a mood booster. The following are a collection of reasons that people choose to use aromatherapy:

  • Anti-depressant
  • Memory boost
  • Healing speed
  • Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Sleep regulation
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Immune system boost
  • Pain reliever
  • Anxiety
  • Digestion

While this list is in no way exhaustive, it’s a helpful start by knowing what types of scents may be therapeutic for you.

Thanks to Cloud 9 Spa for today’s information.


Have you heard the story of the aromatherapy thieves? There is a famous aromatherapy recipe named for these very mercenary spice traders from India who found a lucrative way to make money during the time of the black plague. These merchants were suffering financially because all trade was stopped during the plague. They started looting the homes of plague victims and selling the items they looted for cash.  To keep from catching the illness themselves, they believed if they rubbed vinegar, oils, and some  particular spices all over their bodies they were immune. There’s more to the story but I’m going to tell you more about the oils they used. You can look up the consequences they suffered when the king found out about their lucrative trade on your own. (That’s mean of me, I know.)

Make your own Thieves Oil using the following essential oils.

  • 15 drops clove
  • 15 drops lemon,
  • 10 drops cinnamon
  • 10 drops eucalyptus
  • 10 drops rosemary

Blend these oils in a water filled 4 ounce spray bottle and shake well before using. Spray the air to cleanse it of germs and/or spray on surfaces to rid them of germs.


Martin Luther King Jr

Author: Dr. Larita
01/21/2019

Today, most of us are off from work because of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Please take this time to think about the freedoms we have in America as well as the ones we don’t. Look at the voting act in your state and see how free you really are. Are restrictions being inflicted on Americans in your state? Stand up for what is right for all people like Martin Luther King Jr. did.

Our right to vote is being threatened in the name of protection from voter fraud but there is really no substantial evidence to indicate that voter fraud exists anywhere in our nation. The right to vote is fundamental to the democratic process. We should protect this right at all costs. The United States serves as a standard and a guideline for other nations seeking to embrace democracy.

 


coconut

My daughter is a chiropractic doctor and also very health conscious regarding how to eat to live well. She sent me an article from Natural News about coconut oil, the same coconut oil I’ve been praising for use as a massage oil and to use in hair products. The article states that coconut oil can be used as a natural treatment for Alzheimer’s symptoms. Of course, pharmaceutical companies do not want this information to come out yet so they have time to market their own medical remedy of an Alzheimer’s treatment.

Coconut oil naturally has MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) that the medical companies have had some success using in their chemical products. MCTs occur naturally in coconut oil. It can be used to cook with or taken orally. It is very simple to administer the coconut oil. Two tablespoons twice a day taken orally has been shown to be effective for treating symptoms of Alzheimer’s. For more details, see the video by Dr. Mary Newport.


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