Yesterday’s blog was all about the aromatherapy treatments I was using to treat my common cold symptoms. I had started sneezing profusely while I was at work. It got worse during the evening so I decided to write a blog about the treatments I would use to get rid of my cold. I really didn’t know how many times I would have to treat myself but I was going to let my readers know, no matter how long it took.

By the time I wrote the blog, got myself ready for work the next day, and then did the steam inhalation treatment followed by a cup of aromatherapy tea, it was getting so late that I had to leave the hot bath with essential oils out of the treatment. I took a hot sponge bath and then massaged my chest, neck, forehead and sinus areas with lemon, eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils diluted in sweet almond oil instead.

I forgot to take the tissue with essential oils on it to work the next morning but I did have my eucalyptus inhaler so even though I didn’t add the lemon and clove oil to the inhaler, the eucalyptus inhaler gave me quite a bit of relief during the day.


Colds and the flu are prevalent many times throughout the year. Too often, people use antibiotics to treat colds and flu but I believe antibiotics may do more harm than good. Why use a chemical or synthetic medicine when you can use pure organic essential oils that are natural and have antibacterial and antiviral properties to treat your illness?

To treat a common cold you can use the following oils in a hot bath. Just relax in the tub and inhale deeply.

2 drops – Thyme
2 drops – Tea tree
1 drop – Eucalyptus
3 drops – Lemon

If you would rather use the steam inhalation method, you can use one drop of each of thyme, tea tree, lavender, and clove in a bowl of steaming hot water. Put a towel over your head over the steaming blend and breath deeply for 5 to 10 minutes, taking a break whenever needed.

If you are away from home and can’t perform the steam inhalation method, you can take with you a tissue to which you have added one drop each of peppermint, eucalyptus, and clove. Inhale this aroma deeply whenever possible.

Before going to bed, massage the chest, neck and sinus area with the following essential oils diluted in 1 teaspoon of shea oil or another cosmetic grade vegetable oil of your choice:

1 drop – Lemon
2 drops – Eucalyptus
3 drops – Rosemary

Keep your risk of catching the common cold at a minimum by washing your hands frequently.


Yesterday we talked about treating cold sores with aromatherapy essential oils. Now let’s talk about preventing cold sores. When you feel that first tingle on your lip, treating it quickly can often prevent the cold sore from appearing at all. Unfortunately, it sometimes will appear anyway and it might even pop up in a completely different spot from where you felt the tingle.  I found a really good cold sore remedy that can prevent cold sores or speed the healing process if it does form.

To make your blend, use an amber glass bottle and high-quality essential oils.

Essential Oils for Cold Sore Relief

When you feel a cold sore coming on, apply a dab of this blend directly to the tingling or warm area on your lips. Use it once an hour until the symptoms resolve. You can also use it hourly if you already have a cold sore to reduce the duration of the outbreak. The ingredients have analgesic properties, so it helps ease the pain too. I recommend making a fresh bottle of this blend every few weeks. Thanks to Andrea Butje and the Aromahead Blog for this information.

 


Cold sores seem to appear at the most inopportune times, don’t they. Just in time for that important occasion when you want to look your best. The good thing is, you can usually tell when one is forming. Here is a natural aromatherapy treatment that will have you looking your best for anything.

Put 1 drop of geranium on a cotton ball and apply it directly to the sore spot as soon as you feel it coming. Repeat this treatment every day. In addition, massage your whole body, including the face and neck with the following blend diluted in 2 tablespoons of jojoba oil:

  • 10 drops geranium
  • 10 drops lavender
  • 2 drops thyme
  • 8 drops lemon

 


Kissable Lips Formulas

Author: Dr. Larita
10/02/2019

In yesterday’s blog, we talked about keeping your lips healthy looking instead of letting them become dry and cracked. The blog also gave the formula for your lip gloss base. I have a friend who makes this lip gloss every year as a gift for her friends, she just uses a different essential oil each time. I love getting those because that way, I don’t have to take time to make it myself. It doesn’t take that much time, but I am a very busy person! Below are some formulas for you to use to keep your lips in lovely and kissable condition.

FOR DRY, CRACKED LIPS

FOR SORE LIPS 

HERPES COLD SORE ON LIPS SYNERGISTIC BLEND

  • 8 drops geranium
  • 3 drops lemon
  • 6 drops chamomile
  • 8 drops tea tree
  • 5 drops lavender

Mixed together in these proportions and added to the lip gloss base in yesterday’s blog.


Kissable Lips

Author: Dr. Larita
10/01/2019

lips2Are your lips ready for  kissing? Keep your lips looking their best and they will always be kissable. Lips can easily crack, become infected, develop lines and be the site of cold sores or herpes virus reactions. None of these unfortunate events are attractive and they can easily be avoided. Nothing is more irritating than dry cracked lips whether it’s due to illness, overexposure to too much sun or cold. Aromatherapy essential oils can help keep your lips soft and kissable without using petroleum or animal fat.

LIP GLOSS BASE

  • 1 ounce white beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
  • 10 drops jojoba oil
  • 5 drops carrot oil
  • 1 capsule vitamin E

LIP GLOSS ESSENTIAL OILS

  • geranium
  • lavender
  • chamomile
  • palma rosa
  • lemon
  • rose

Melt the beeswax in a double boiler and add the almond oil, stirring constantly. When the beeswax is completely melted, add the jojoba oil, carrot oil and vitamin E, then stir again. Lastly, mix in the 10 drops of your chosen essential oils from the list above. Tomorrow, we will give formulas for the lip conditions mentioned above.


When it comes to choosing anti-aging moisturizers, sometimes people make serious mistakes. This can start from the moment they are buying to the point of application. The goal of buying any skin care product is not to get the best and most selling in the market but to buy one that perfectly suits your needs. What is good for your skin is good for your money regardless of the price.

However, finding the cream that best suits you can prove to be a daunting task, that’s why we are providing you with a variety of anti-aging moisturizers at an affordable price and a guide on how to go about buying the best so that you can get most out of your hard earned dollars. Below are tips on selecting the best anti-aging products.

First, you need to do thorough research on all the anti-aging moisturizers you intend to buy. Secondly, once you are informed about the product you can then check customer’s reviews online. This customer review is necessary as you get to know other people’s personal experience with the product. Finally, you get to consider the price, choose what is within your means as you need a consistent application for great results. Browse through our collection today and improve your skin in a matter of days.


I am constantly running into things at home and getting bruises. I decided I better find a way to get rid of these purple bruised spots on me or pretty soon people will think I’m a four eyed giant purple people eater! There is one bruise on my arm that hasn’t gone away because it comes from my heavy purse falling on my watch making it dig into my arm. I’m going to work on that one first.

To treat your bruises, first get two bowls of water, one with hot water and one with cold water and add the following to both bowls:

  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 1 drop geranium essential oil

Next, soak a washcloth in each bowl and alternately apply them to the bruised and surrounding area. Finally, rub in a small amount of the following oil:

  • 2 drops geranium essential oil
  • 2 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 1 drop lavender essential oil
    Diluted in 1 teaspoon of sweet almond or liquid shea oil.

 

 


Dry Skin Relief

Author: Dr. Larita
09/26/2019

Are you confused about whether to use an ointment, a lotion or a cream to relieve your dry skin? These terms describe the way skin care products are prepared. Ointments are prepared using oil and may stay on your skin longer but many people don’t like them because they are  greasy and don’t soak into the skin. Creams are less oily than ointments and can be made from natural products so they do soak into the skin easily. Lotions are water-based and get absorbed into the skin quickly, causing instant, but not long-lasting, relief. For longer-lasting relief, choose ointments or creams.

If you have dry or itchy skin, avoid using too much soap, antiperspirants,  hot baths or anything else that removes your natural oils. Skin dryness and itchiness is worse when the humidity is low and you should definitely avoid stress, too much exposure to the sun, and smoking or secondhand smoke.


Childhood Diarrhea

Author: Dr. Larita
09/25/2019

Children can get diarrhea for many reasons, such as physical problems like bacteria, viruses, flu and ear infections. Maybe the child has an allergic reaction to a medication or even a food. Stress from nervous tension can also cause diarrhea in children, maybe from a bully at school or from hearing parental arguments that he or she doesn’t understand.

Whatever the cause of the diarrhea, it is very important that you do not let the child become dehydrated. Replace the lost fluids with lots of liquids and if the diarrhea continues for more than 24 hours, consult your physician. Give your child diluted soups and drinks with honey in them. Do not force them to eat solid food and don’t give them any dairy products because that will only make things worse.

Use any of the oils below  in a massage oil like sweet almond oil to rub gently on the abdomen:

  • chamomile
  • geranium
  • sandalwood
  • ginger

You can also use this massage oil formula:

  • 5 drops of ginger
  • 8 drops of sandalwood
  • 8 drops chamomile

Dilute these oils in 2 tablespoons of liquid shea oil.


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