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We were entertaining some friends in our back yard where we have several flowering bushes. Some of the children visiting were playing near a bush and one child was stung by a bee. Bee stings can produce an allergic reaction in a small percentage of children. If that happens, the body can swell up, and their breathing becomes labored.

Luckily, the child did not seem to be allergic since we didn’t see any of those reactions. Her mother removed the stinger while I got my essential oil first aid kit. I used a blend of 1 drop of lavender combined with 1 drop of chamomile applied neat. We then put a cold compress on the sting and she went back to playing aftera while. When someone gets a bee sting, be sure to keep an eye on them for any signs of a reaction that might require a visit to the emergency room.


Stress level three has the most complex symptoms including anything from suicidal tendencies to stomach pain, fear, withdrawal from society and despair. Again, use these blends diluted in a carrier oil for massage, in the bath (add 8 drops of your blend to the bath water) or in any of the inhalation methods.

Stress Level Three Blend 1

  • 5 drops chamomile Roman
  • 15 drops clary sage
  • 5 drops lavender

Stress Level Three Blend 2

  • 6 drops geranium
  • 14 drops eucalyptus
  • 10 drops mandarin

 


Stress level two consists of anxiety/depression, food allergies, persistent infections, sub-acute disease, and hidden weaknesses (such as dormant viral infections.) If your stress is related to one of these problems, please try one of the blends below.

Stress Level Two Blend 1

Stress Level Two Blend 2

Again, use the blend you choose with a carrier oil such as liquid shea butter or sweet almond for a massage or use one of the water methods.


All essential oils can relieve stress because they can be used in massage and baths which are therapeutic procedures themselves but with the addition of essential oils, your stress treatment can go much deeper and of course, some essential oils are better than others in treating stress. There are many essential oils that treat stress but to save money, I would start with lavender, geranium, clary sage, sandalwood, eucalyptus and chamomile Roman. If you are not trying to save money, I would add rose otto, rose maroc, hyacinth, carnation neroli and jasmine. Each of these have proven to be worthwhile in treating stressful disorders.

The best thing to do is to start your own stress kit and simply add essential oils as you go so you can build up a set of oils for any situation. Remember to add your blend to a carrier oil or use it in either a water  or room method.

Essential Oil Blends for tiredness, irritability, aches and pains, occasional depression:

Stress Level One – Blend 1

  • 10 drops eucalyptus
  • 15 drops geranium
  • 5 drops lavender

Stress Level One – Blend 2

  • 15 drops mandarin
  • 5 drops ylang ylang
  • 10 drops petitgrain


Summer Skin Care

Author: Dr. Larita
07/22/2019

When the heat is on, maintaining a regular makeup routine, in addition to using skin care products, gets frustrating, so streamline your beauty regimen. If your skin tends to turn into an oil-slick by the middle of the day, begin with a product to keep shine at bay.

Next, whether your skin is oily or bone-dry, follow with a light-weight moisturizer that contains SPF and is designed for your skin type.

Finally, skip the foundation and simply dot a long-lasting concealer over any problem areas and finish with a light powder to absorb shine.


Problem Skin Care

Author: Dr. Larita
07/19/2019

Blocked sebum become blackheads (medically known as a comedo or comedones) when the surface cells develop sulphides which, in turn contact  oxygen, causing  the cells to turn black. Blackheads are unsightly and can easily become infected. When you remove them and the opening just fills up again with more sebum; this condition is related to seborrhea, overproduction of the sebaceous glands. Even people with dry skin can develop blackheads, especially on the nose or chin but blackheads can develop practically anywhere on the body, as well as on the face. Wherever they develop, the treatment for blackheads is the same, they need to be removed.

To remove blackheads, get a bowl of steaming hot water, put 1 drop of lavender essential oil on the water and cover your head with a towel, being sure to close off the sides too and steam your face for 10 minutes. Rinse the face with 1 teaspoon of cider vinegar mixed in a bowl of hot (but not boiling) water. If the blackheads are loose, squeeze gently taking care not to damage the skin. Then splash the face with a mixture of 2 ounces of mineral water, 2 teaspoons cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon witch hazel, 2 drops each of bergamot and cypress essential oils.

After patting the skin dry, massage the following oils into the skin. This will help to prevent blackheads from coming back and also loosen the ones that are already there:

Use this massage mixture morning and night. When you wash your face, take care to use a pure natural soap. You can use eye makeup if you like but avoid face makeup and powder.


banish-breakouts-mainWhen I turned about thirteen, I suddenly got hit by puberty and puberty hit me hard. I was plagued by greasy skin and acne and it became very embarrassing for me. I would wash my face constantly with soap and water when I was at home, but my acne didn’t seem to be going away at all and it really lowered my self-esteem, which is tough enough as it is for a teenager.

In my later teenage years, I started to use some different skin care beauty products that I had heard might help me through my long-lasting acne problems. I began to notice a change almost immediately once I picked the right products. As I grew older and continued using these products, I noticed that my skin started to feel better than it ever had before.


I promised I would give you some different essential oil blends for your aromatherapy deodorant yesterday in case you don’t like the Citrus Celebration blend. Of course, you can always use your favorite oils and come up with your own snazzy name for it too. My favorite one is something I made up by accident. I had a bottle of lavender lotion (unscented lotion that I had blended with lavender essential oil) and the bottle was running low. I was in a hurry so I added some lotion from another scented lotion I had that contained patchouli and I fell in love with that blended scent. It makes a wonderful deodorant fragrance too. Unfortunately, I can’t wear it to work because there are some people who do not like the fragrance so take that into account if you use patchouli. I think it reminds them of hippies!

1960 Blend

  • 15 drops patchouli
  • 5 drops sandalwood

You Smell Like A Rose

  • 6 drops rose otto
  • 7 drops palmarosa
  • 7 drops geranium

I Don’t Care How It Smells – It Works

  • 8 drops tea tree
  • 4 drops lemon
  • 5 drops palmarosa
  • 3 drops eucalyptus

Larita’s Blend Plus

  • 6 drops patchouli
  • 8 drops bergamot
  • 6 drops lavender

Try one of these blends or come up with one you like and let me know how it turns out.


Thanks to Aromahead, I have a recipe for a great aromatherapy deodorant that is organic, easy to make, feels good and smells good too. You can still use the crystal deodorant if you like and don’t want to take time to enjoy blending this easy recipe. I love the crystal deodorant but I am going to make the recipe myself because occasionally, I like to try something new. Who knows, I might like it even better!

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda or arrowroot powder
  • 1 tablespoon green clay
  • 18 drops essential oil (your choice)

You will need a 2 ounce glass jar to contain the deodorant after you blend it.

Directions

  1. Mix the coconut oil, clay and baking soda or arrowroot in a small bowl, blending well.
  2. Add your choice of essential oils (choose from below)
  3. Use a small amount under your arm as a test to ensure that the baking soda or arrowroot doesn’t irritate your skin. In most cases it will be fine.

Citrus Celebration Blend

  • 10 drops lemon
  • 5 drops distilled lime (use distilled because it is not phototoxic)
  • 5 drops sweet orange

I’ll have some more blends for you to use to customize your natural aromatherapy deodorant in tomorrow’s blog so hold up! You may want to try a different blend because of the different essential oils we’ll be using.


Impotence is a distressing subject for the person who is suffering from it as well as his partner. There is usually no physical reason for the inability to achieve an erection and the causes are almost always due to mental and or emotional issues. There can be anxiety about a specific sexual encounter or about a man’s sexuality in general that leads to a failure and that leads to further anxiety and creates a vicious circle that can have a devastating effect. Other areas of life such as finances, health, or work can cause external stress leading to impotence too.

The use of aphrodisiac essential oils can break this cycle by working on stress in general. Having a massage by a trained massage therapist will provide the enjoyable use of touch in a completely non-sexual situation while also being generally relaxing and de-stressing. The therapist can use Aromatic baths before bedtime and even using these powerful aphrodisiac essential as a perfume or after shave will also assist.

Use any of the following oils for impotence:

  • Sandalwood
  • Jasmine
  • Clary Sage (do not use if drinking alcohol – alcohol is an enemy to virility anyway.)

These oils have the ability to relax the mind and emotions. The man’s partner can blend one or more of the above essential oils with coconut carrier oil and give him a massage. This massage is not intended to lead to lovemaking and intercourse. If it does, that is good but that is not the point of it and the massage is successful if the man is simply more relaxed afterwards.


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