Applying Body Oils

Author: Natural-Beauty
November 28, 2018

Winter weather can wreak havoc on the skin. The dry, cold air dehydrates skin, making it appear older and less supple. When properly applied, body oils can reduce the effects of winter weather.

Start by cleansing the skin of all perfumes and lotions. If you have the time and resources, then exfoliating your skin is also advisable. While your skin is still hot and damp generously apply body oils. Allow the oils to soak into the skin before putting on clothing.


Fragrance Oil Gifts

Author: Dr. Larita
November 27, 2018

Now is the time of year when people are looking for great gifts to give to friends and relatives for the  holidays. Whether it is for the home or the body, many of us like to give wonderful smelling scents as gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa. We have previously discussed using essential oils to scent the air with diffusers. Essential oils can also be added to the bath, massaged into the skin, or inhaled directly.

If you are concerned about using natural skin care products, you should use body oils instead of  perfume or cologne. Body oils are designed to be used on your skin. They may or may not contain essential oils. They are often formulations based on the traditional designer brands. When you purchase perfume or cologne in a department store, you  are paying a premium price for the brand name, the advertising campaigns, cosmetics gifts, and the beautiful fancy packaging. These designer brand name perfumes are comprised of concentrated oils and 75% to 85% alcohol, ethanol and or water.

The alcohol and ethanol used make your perfume smell much stronger than it is but it fades within a few hours. As your perfume (or the alcohol in it) evaporates, it not only takes your fragrance but your natural body oils with it, drying your skin as it goes.  Body oils are pure, concentrated perfume oils in a cosmetic grade vegetable oil base that blend in with your body chemistry making the scent your own. They evaporate naturally giving your skin a softer, smoother feeling – plus they contain no alcohol, ethanol or water so many people who are allergic to perfumes and colognes can wear body oils with no problems.


Upgrade Your Me Time With Oil Diffuser

Author: Natural-Beauty
November 26, 2018

You have the perfect spot, tasty snacks, favorite show or book, and in your comfiest clothes – that is, without a doubt your ‘me time’ done right. But how about making it better? Upgrade your daily relaxation ritual by adding oil diffuser to your home R&R essentials.

De-stress, enjoy the scent of your favorite essential oils, and feel the day’s worries disappear with the help of oil diffuser. Reap the therapeutic benefits of the relaxing aromatherapy fragrance of tea tree, eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint, and more. Whichever your preference, diffusing oils to fill up your home or room with their soothing scent can relieve your stress, improve your mood, and help you get a good night’s rest. Choosing the right oil diffuser product shouldn’t be any trouble as you’ll find them in a wide selection of styles and features. With a bit of research and knowing which best suits your needs and budget, you’re well on your way to a relaxing day or night.

Cap off or start the day with the best version of you, use oil diffuser to get you in the right mood, feeling good, and up for spreading positive vibes. With essential oil diffuser, your ‘me time’ will just keep on getting better.


The bitter orange tree produces two amazing essential oils. Petitgrain or orange leaf is extracted from the leaves while neroli, also called orange blossom, is produced from the flowers. If you hold up a leaf from this tree, you can see the little sacks of essential oil it contains. The essential oil petitgrain has a sweet and slightly woody aroma and is useful for combination or oily skin. It is safe for all skin types because it is non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing.

Petitgrain Toning Blend for Oily or Combination Skin

  • 4 drops orange leaf (petitgrain)
  • 2 drops ylang-ylang
  • 4 drops sandalwood

Petitgrain also supports your spirit by bringing feelings of joy and hopefulness.  Use a blend of 4 drops petitgrain, 2 drops neroli and 4 drops sweet orange in 4 teaspoons liquid shea oil or almond oil to relieve tension, and strained emotions. For depression and/or nervous exhaustion add 2 drops neroli and 4 drops petitgrain to bath water and relax while breathing in  the wonderful aroma.

 


AROMATHERAPY BLACK FRIDAY SALE

Author: Dr. Larita
November 23, 2018

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I know many of you are cruising the malls for all those sales on the mall. For those of you who like to stay away from malls as much as possible; you can get your Black Friday deals right here. We have essential oils and aromatherapy supplies. Fragrance oils, diffusers and massage oils make great gifts for family and friends too. Go to our sites and browse with your fingers. I hope you have this Friday after Thanksgiving off but I’m on my way to work!


Happy Thanksgiving

Author: Dr. Larita
November 22, 2018

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Essential Oils for Overeating

Author: Dr. Larita
November 21, 2018

It’s official, the holidays are here. Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations on display in stores everywhere. That reminded me to let readers know about the essential oils that will help when you have eaten too much. Every year I tell myself I won’t eat too much at Thanksgiving but I always manage to feel stuffed after dinner because I like to taste everything. Even if I just put a teaspoon of everything on my plate, it still turns out to be too much.

Essential oils will not dissolve all the extra food you eat for dinner or the extra Halloween candy you indulge in but they will allow you to digest that food more easily. The best way to use essential oils for digestion is in a honey tea. Mix 1 or 2 drops of essential oil into a teaspoon of honey, put it in a mug, pour hot water on it, mix it up and then sip the drink slowly. You can use any one of the following essential oils:

  • lemon
  • ginger
  • cumin
  • peppermint
  • spearmint
  • cardamom
  • dill
  • mandarin
My favorite essential oil is peppermint if I’m only going to use one oil for overindulgence. However, it might be a good idea to be ready for the holiday season and make a synergistic blend of essential oils to have ready whenever you overeat. Once you have blended the following oils together in these proportions, use 1 to 2 drops in honey tea.
  • 10 drops mandarin
  • 2 drops peppermint
  • 2 drops ginger
  • 5 drops lemon
  • 3 drops coriander


Aromatherapy Hand Cleanser

Author: Dr. Larita
November 20, 2018

Do you have a job where you shake hands with people all the time? Then you should carry this aromatherapy hand cleanser with you to stay safe from germs naturally without alcohol in your hand cleanser. Make this essential oil hand cleanser and keep it in your pocket or purse for anytime you need clean hands. It’s also good to have a supply on hand while you’re cooking Thanksgiving dinner. You don’t want to pass on your cold to your guests.

Siberian Fir Hand Cleanser

  • 1 oz (28 g) aloe vera gel 
  • 8 drops Siberian fir
  • 5 drops tea tree 
  • 5 drops lavender

Make your blend in a 1 oz (30 ml) flip-top bottle. (Sometimes this is called a “disc-top.”) Combine all of your ingredients in the bottle, and you’re done. Be sure to shake it before you use it

Thanks to Andrea Butje, Aromahead for today’s blog.


Why You Need To Use Natural Moisturizer

Author: Natural-Beauty
November 19, 2018

The secret to healthy, youthful, and glowing skin is actually no secret at all. Get enough sleep, exercise regularly, hydrate often, and of course, use natural moisturizer. Healthy skin mirrors your good health, and it doesn’t happen by luck alone, you need to put in the effort. As such, moisturize daily and use only organic and natural brands for your face, hand, and skin.

Skin moisturizers are widely and readily available. It’s just a matter of choosing the right one that works well for you. There are drawbacks to some moisturizer products though, particularly those that contain chemical additives and harmful ingredients that do more harm than good. Avoid the risk of skin irritation and blemishes by using only natural moisturizer for your face and body. Natural lotions and moisturizing products use organic and natural ingredients which are especially great to use on sensitive skin.

Hydrating your skin with natural moisturizer come with therapeutic benefits, in addition to making you feel good and smell great. If you prefer them unscented, you won’t have any trouble finding those type of natural moisturizers, too. Take good care of your face and body, use natural moisturizer to maintain your skin’s healthy and youthful glow.


6 Essential Oils For Your Home

Author: Dr. Larita
November 19, 2018

The average person hears essential oils and they think it’s something that will make their home smell nice. And while that is certainly true, they also have many other uses that extend far beyond a pleasant fragrance.

There are a lot of essential oils out there, but if you plan on having only a few in the house, these are some good options.

Lavender

If you only plan to have one essential oil in the home, this should be it. Used topically, it can treat skin rashes, acne and minor burns. It’s often used as an alternative treatment for insomnia and its calming scent helps treat nerves and anxiety issues. In addition, it’s been shown to decrease mental stress and anxiety as well as increase cognitive function.

 

Lemon Oil

Lemon has more applications than most other oils will ever dream of and is a great one to keep around the home. It can be used in water to treat bad breath, in shampoo to alleviate dandruff, or even be blended with aloe gel for use as a hand sanitizer.

And because lemon is calming, it can also be used to reduce mental fatigue, anxiety and nervous tension. It also has the ability to create a positive mindset and help reduce negative emotions.

Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus is great for treating chest congestion and, because of its disinfectant properties, it’s ideal for spraying in the kitchen or bathroom or diffusing to reduce germs and odors. It also has a cooling and refreshing effect and helps treat stress. This essential oil is actually a stimulant that removes exhaustion and mental sluggishness.

Together, lavender, lemon oil and eucalyptus oil create a powerful combination to eliminate stress and help people relax. These three ingredients can be blended to make up a blend that is very relaxing. A favorite blend among our customers, they have told us they look forward to getting home and relaxing after trying this blend for the first time.

Peppermint

Peppermint is commonly used in tea to treat nausea. However, it can also be blended with pine and eucalyptus and applied to the chest to treat coughing and congestion. And with its antibacterial properties, it is a great addition to water when cleaning.

However, this essential oil is also a great solution for improving focus and concentration. For those who love energy drinks to keep them going strong during the day, our peppermint inhaler.

Rosemary

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, indecisive or confused, the soothing aroma of rosemary is a great solution for clearing your head. It also supports healthy digestion and respiratory function.

We have combined peppermint and rosemary oils together to improve focus, clarity and insight, which is why customers love our Fresh Peppermint and Rosemary Plug In Refill.

Vanilla

You may not be aware of this, but vanilla essential oil has powerful antioxidant properties that help to neutralize free radicals and protect the body from everyday wear and tear. It also helps to stimulate the body to repair damage that has already been done.

Vanilla also has a relaxing and calming effect on the brain and nerves, making it a great treatment for those needing help with anxiety and restlessness.

You can both relax and refresh with our Balancing Vanilla Peppermint Plug In Refill, which combines the calming of vanilla with the invigorating qualities of peppermint.

This article is shared by Scent Fill and written by Sheena White.


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