If your neck is showing signs of age, you might want to give it a special treatment of the following synergistic  blend of essential oils. Use 10 drops of rose, 7 drops clary-sage, 10 drops lemon, and 20 drops carrot essential oil blended well with 1 teaspoon  of evening primrose oil. Gently massage this mixture into the skin and leave it on for at least ten minutes before wiping off the excess oil.

After a long winter of turtle-neck sweaters and woolen scarves, the neck will benefit greatly if you slough off dead skin cells, brighten up and tone the neck and prepare it for a treatment oil as discussed in part I of essential oils for neck care. Mix 1 teaspoon of ground almond with 1/2 teaspoon of jojoba oil into a paste and rub it all over the neck and chest area in upward movements. Leave this on for 10 minutes then rinse it off with water followed by a rinse with the following tonic water: 1/4 teaspoon cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon spring water, 1 teaspoon witch hazel, and 2 drops lemon essential oil. Mix the lemon essential oil with the witch hazel and then blend that with the other ingredients. Rinse most of the paste off with water and then add the vinegar tonic water to the final rinse until all the almond paste is gone.

Have you ever seen a woman whose face was beautiful but when you glanced at her neck, it marred her appearance? No matter how much make up and concealer is on the face, if you don’t take care of the delicate skin on your neck, it will be like a lovely delicate rose on a stalk that can not support it. The neck is one of the first places the body begins to show its age.  Crinkled skin, loss of elasticity, wrinkles and double chins all lead one to look older even though great care is put into maintaining the good looks of the face. You can try to keep your neck covered with a scarf but that is not practical and, thankfully, the neck responds extremely well to essential oil treatments.

The essential oils to use for neck care are rose, geranium, clary-sage, lemon, lemongrass, black pepper, or carrot. Use any one of these oils added to a carrier oil like jojoba, evening primrose, or avocado to begin your treatments.  The neck is a very delicate area and must be cleansed with the same care you use on your face. Add one drop of one of the above essential oils to each 3/4 teaspoon of your usual cleansing cream. Then each night before bed apply the following blend: 8 drops of pettigraine, 3 drops of orange, 10 drops carrot oil, 14 drops palma rosa, and 5 drops of lemon blended well with 3 teaspoons jojoba oil, 2 teaspoons wheatgerm oil, and 2 teaspoons of avocado oil. Leave this on for a few minutes and then wipe off any excess with a tissue before going to bed.

Looking Younger

Author: Dr. Larita

Nobody wants to get old, and more importantly, nobody wants to look like they’re getting old. That’s why there has been much progress recently in finding ways to have youthful-looking skin and natural ways to make yourself look younger, so that you can look better and feel better about yourself.

One of the best ways to keep yourself looking young is through anti-aging skin care, which fights off wrinkles and unwanted lines on your face. Even something as simple as keeping away the wrinkles can be enough to take off the years. Finding ways to remove varicose veins and having smoother skin can also be helpful when it comes to looking more youthful and vibrant.

lemonIf you have already purchased your Essential Oil Kit, you will have lemon and marjoram essential oils on hand. Lemon essential oil is good for nervous conditions and blood pressure, among many other uses. It also has theraputic uses when blended with other essential oils for the treatment of tension headaches. Marjoram has been used for centuries in a variety of ways. Aromatherapists use marjoram as an alternative treatment for anxiety and high blood pressure.

  • Use 2-3 drops in a diffuser or add 8-10 drops to bath water before bed to treat anxiety, grief, hyperactivity, insomnia, nervous tension and stress.
  • Use 2-3 drops in a carrier oil for a full body massage or 8-10 drops in a bath to treat high blood pressure.

If you are pregnant, do not use marjoram for aromatherapy. It is also not suitable for use with children. If there is a diagnosis of depression, avoid using marjoram because it has a strong sedative property and overuse of the oil can cause drowsiness. I don’t know why anyone else would want to, but some religious institutions have used marjoram to suppress sexual desires and impulses because of its anti-aphrodisiac property.

I love to find some great skin care products that make it easy for me to keep my youthful glow alive. Finding the right skin care really makes a big difference and I am always looking forward to getting some great products that will keep me confident and looking my best as I take on each busy day. I have been loving my anti-aging cream lately.

My cream has helped me to stay young-looking and have the natural beauty that I value so much. We live in a society that values youth so much and it seems like everyone is always trying their hardest to look and to feel young. When I have a good cream by my side, I don’t have to stress out as much about having aging skin.

My anti-aging cream makes it really easy for me to feel my best every day. When I look my best, I automatically feel my best and my confidence soars. It seems like the day just goes much better when I am looking my best. I love feeling beautiful as I go about my day and with my skin cream, I can ensure that I don’t lose my youthful glow.

Your circulatory system moves blood throughout your body. This includes the heart and blood vessels as well as the lymphatic system. The lymph nodes cleanse the body of waste as it moves cellular fluid through the system. These lymph nodes are located all over your body but most particularly in the throat, groin, breasts and under the arms. These areas act as centers for filtering your blood.

Lemon and grapefruit essential oils are a couple of the best for massaging the lymphatic system areas. Use these oils in a carrier oil such as jojoba oil which is excellent for spreading and lubricating. Sweet almond oil is also a popular carrier oil for massage and would work well for this purpose. Stress related heart problems are responsive to a sedating massage using the qualities of neroli, lavender and/or ylang-ylang. The essential oils marjoram and ginger can help normalize high blood pressure and studies have shown that sniffing neroli essential oil can lower high blood pressure.

Stress-Free Environment

Author: Dr. Larita

pt_1277_5526_oMy wife has been trying to make our house a more relaxed and stress-free environment ever since my doctor informed me of my high blood pressure.  My wife thinks I get enough stress at work and I should come home to a peaceful, quiet home so I can unwind and forget about all of my daily troubles.  I appreciate her thoughtfulness and I do feel a lot less stressed at home ever since.

The first thing my wife invested in was a small water fountain.  It’s nothing too elaborate; the sound of streaming water is designed to calm nerves.  It does its job well.  Next, my wife bought an aromatherapy diffuser to disperse scented oils into the air.  It has a pleasant smell and doesn’t overpower the entire room like what happens when you burn incense.  My wife also makes sure to designate a tea time for us every day at the same time.  During that time, we just talk about our day and make plans for what to do the following day.  I could feel my stress levels going down every day and I have my wife to thank for that.  If only I can bring her with me to work every day then I wouldn’t have any stress at all.

Thanks to my husband Ron for this article.

Sports Aromatherapy

Author: Dr. Larita

There are many wonderful essential oils that are really great for supporting your performance in sports or your recovery from a bit too much activity in sports. You can blend them in body oils, lotion blends, shower gels or make your own balms.

Some oils are great for recovery and some stimulating ones are great for performance. Some oils have antispasmodic and natural pain killing properties so are great to use in recovery of injuries. Here are a few of my favorite oils for these purposes:


This uplifting and fresh herbal essential oil is great for increasing energy. The oil is extracted from the leaves and smells just like the herb used in cooking. It’s also used in many hair care products because if its stimulating properties and it works as a memory stimulant so it can be used when studying or when you need to focus on something. Rosemary has a fresh herbal scent and helps with digestion and breathing too. It’s great for sports performance because it is energizing and stimulating and if you travel a lot, you can also use it to combat jet lag. You can add the oil to your shampoo and shower or bath products. It has antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties among many others. Rosemary is advised to avoid during pregnancy and when suffering from high blood pressure.


Birch oil is a natural painkiller with the main ingredients of salicylic acid and methyl salicylate. It is a fantastic oil to use for recovery from sports. It’s a great detoxing oil, speeding the recovery time after a performance. It’s antispasmodic and a great oil for rheumatism and arthritis as well as one of the best in treating cellulite. Birch is great for the skin and hair and is often used in body and hair products in some countries. It is made from the bark of a birch tree and has an herbal camphor type of scent. It is quite potent and you only need a few drops in your blend.


Fennel oil is made from fennel seeds and is similar to rosemary. It’s fresh energizing and uplifting. It has antispasmodic, diuretic and stimulating properties and it helps to remove excess fluid, so it is a great oil to use to remove cellulite. It is a great oil to use during or after exercise to help muscles and nerves and it is also stimulating to the mind so it helps with concentration. It’s a great oil to aid your digestion and circulation but this oil should be avoided during pregnancy.

juniper berryJuniper berries are famous for making gin but the essential oil made from juniper berries is also well known in aromatherapy circles and herbal medicine. It is one of the most diuretic and detoxifying of all remedies, with a strong effect on the kidneys. Be sure and choose pure juniper berry essential oil because there is an inferior oil made from the twigs of the  of the juniper berry bush.

  • To transform mental anguish and weakness into clarity and strength, use 3 drops  juniper berry and 3 drops rosemary in a diffuser.
  • To purify negative thoughts and overcome a lack of self love, take a bath into which you add 2 drops juniper berry and 2 drops rose absolute.
  • To ease pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms such as water retention, mix 2 drops juniper berry, 4 drops grapefruit and 4 drops fennel in 4 teaspoons of grapeseed oil and massage this blend into the bloated areas.
  • To balance irregular menstrual cycles mix 4 drops juniper berry and 6 drops clary-sage into 4 teaspoons liquid shea oil and massage the abdomen in a clockwise, circular pattern every evening.
  • To help soothe aching muscles, take a bath into which you have added 2 drops juniper berry and 4 drops cardamom.

Dewy Skin

Author: Dr. Larita

Your skin is a living breathing organ and to keep it looking fresh and dewy, you must keep it hydrated along with the rest of your body. To improve the condition of your skin and delay or even reverse the aging process, do the following:

  1. drink plenty of water
  2. eat a diet rich in antioxidants
  3. wash your face with a gentle natural soap
  4. use a good moisturizing cream

Be gentle when you wash your face and don’t scrub too hard because scrubbing is not good for your skin. I splash lukewarm water on my face and then make a soapy lather in my hands but you can also use a soft cloth to wash your face. After rinsing well, I use an astringent like witch hazel on a cotton ball before moisturizing with 30 second face lift.


August 2020