This is the third in a series of blogs discussing how to use essential oils for aromatherapy. So far, we have talked about body and water methods but today, I’m going to talk about ways to use them throughout a room.

Room Methods

  • Candles – use 1-2 drops.  Light the candle and when the wax starts to melt, add the oils to the melted wax. Be careful not to get the oils on the wick because they are inflammable.
  • Diffusers – use 1-6 drops. Diffusers are specifically made for use with essential oils. There are many different kinds of diffusers and they can be heated by electricity or by candle flame. Be sure the bowl part of the diffuser is made of non-porous material so that it can be wiped clean before a different essential oil is used in it. The main idea is that the bowl is heated by the heat source allowing the essential oil molecules to be released into the air.
  • Light bulbs – 1-2 drops. Heat from light bulbs can release essential oil molecules into the air. You can put the essential oil directly on the light bulb before you turn it on or you can use a light bulb ring. Do not put the essential oil on a bulb that is hot because the oils are inflammable. Light bulb rings only work on the bulb type of light bulbs. They do not work on the new coiled, energy-saving type bulbs. Make sure the light bulb ring fits on your bulb before you add the oils. I didn’t do that and when it didn’t fit the bulb, it fell off and broke!
  • Humidifiers – 1-9 drops. Add the essential oil to the water.
  • Radiators – 1-9 drops. Add the essential oil to a cotton ball and place it by the pipe or somewhere that puts it in contact with the heat.
  • Room sprays – 4 -8 drops per 1 cup water. Use a new plant sprayer  and add warm (not boiling) water, add the essential oil and shake well before using. You can spray the mist into the air or on the carpets, curtains, and furniture. Do not let the water fall on good wood.
  • Water bowls – 1-9 drops. Pour boiling water into a bowl and add the essential oil. Close doors and windows and allow 5 minutes for the aroma to fill the room.
  • Wood fires – 1 drop per log. Use cypress, pine, sandalwood, or cedarwood essential oils. Put 1 drop on each log and let it soak for 30 minutes before using. The oil will be effective on the log for a long time so you can prepare logs in advance and use one essential oil log per fire.


Using Essential Oils II

Author: Dr. Larita
04/04/2019

water methodYesterday we talked about some body methods you can use to get the maximum effect from your essential oils. Today let’s talk about the water techniques for using these wonderful oils.

Water Techniques

  • Baths – use a maximum of 8 drops of essential oils in the bath or the amount directed for use in a particular recipe. First, close the bathroom door and run the bath, then add the essential oil and swish the water around. Soak in the tub for at least ten minutes while relaxing and breathing deeply. You can dilute the essential oils in a carrier oil before adding it to the water to help your skin feel silky smooth while also relaxing your body.
  • Bidet – use 2 – 3 drops of essential oil diluted in 1 teaspoon carrier oil. Run warm water from the bidet or from the tap, add the essential oil and swish it around so the oils don’t irritate mucous membranes.
  • Douche – only use this method if you are under the care of a naturopath. Add the essential oil to boiled and cooled water from the tap or warmed, bottled spring water. Shake the douche thoroughly before using.
  • Jacuzzi – use 3 drops per person using the jacuzzi.
  • Sauna – use 2 drops per 2 1/2 cups of water. Use eucalyptus, tea tree or pine essential oils. Mix the essential oils in the water  and throw it onto the heat source as usual. Only use one of these three oils because they are the only ones that enter the body with inhalation and exit by perspiration. All three oils are very beneficial as cleansers and detoxifiers.
  • Shower – as directed or use a maximum  of 8 drops essential oil. First, wash as usual in the shower. Then add the essential oil to your washcloth or sponge and rub it over your body quickly as you stand under the running water. Deeply breathe in the aromatic steam.
  • Sitz bath – as directed in your recipe or 2-3 drops. Run a bath to hip level or use a bowl or pan that is big enough for you to lower your behind into it. Add your essential oil and swish thoroughly so the oils don’t irritate your delicate mucous membranes.
  • Hand bath – use 2-4 drops of essential oil – soak the hands for a maximum of 10 minutes in a bowl of warm water.
  • Foot bath – as directed in your recipe or 2-6 drops. Soak your feet for twenty minutes in a bowl of warm water.


Using Essential Oils

Author: Dr. Larita
04/03/2019

If you have been reading Natural Body Guru for a while, you have read quite a bit about essential oils. Occasionally, I like to remind my readers of the different methods one can use to enjoy aromatherapy essential oils in the home. Aromatherapy is an alternative form of medicine that uses essential oils or volatile liquid from plant materials and certain aromatic compounds. Basically, the essential oils have an effect on an individual’s health or mood.

There are four different modes of application for aromatherapy essential oils:

  • Aerial diffusion for aerial disinfection or environmental fragrancing
  • Direct inhalation for respiratory decongestion, expectoration, and disinfection
  • Topical applications for body compresses, baths, and therapeutic care for the skin or general massage
  • Oral applications for congestion and parasites

We will talk more about how to use essential oils in future blogs so that you can decide which ways are best for you and your family.


Do you wonder 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.


For any essential oil to work effectively, it must be used together with carrier oils. This is base oil that dilutes essential oils before topical application, as applying the latter “neat” that is without dilution, can lead to skin sensitization or allergic reactions caused by the concentration of the essential oils, rapid evaporation of the beneficial yet volatile essential oils from the skin’s surface due to absence of some oil to help them penetrate deeper into the skin and inability of essential oils to be spread across a wide area of skin.

Besides enhancing skin absorption of essential oils, carrier oils offer therapeutic properties through their nourishing constituent such as Minerals –This helps in brightening dull skin, protect against environmental stressors, encourage exfoliation and maintain skin moisture levels. Vitamins – Helps in repairing and maintaining vital skin tissues, controls acne, reduces wrinkles and hydrates the skin to maintain a healthy glow. Sterolins – Helps in reducing aging spots, repairs sun damaged skin and moisturizes and softens the skin and hair. Essential fatty acids – Helps in producing and maintaining the skin’s natural oil barrier, hydrates the skin to maintain the youthful appearance, nourishes cells and eliminates body toxins and reduces water through the skin’s surface.

There is an unending list of the benefits of carrier oils. So if you’ve not been using, it is the high time you experience what you’ve been missing out. Simply browse through our collection and grab some oil that will make a whole lot of difference in your skin. Our prices are pocket-friendly so affordability is not an issue.


Aromatherapy is the practice of using aromatic essential oils from different plants to achieve a higher degree of well-being. In the past, it was often viewed as being a somewhat silly practice, only thought of in the form of burning scented candles during a relaxing bath. Aromatherapy has come a long way and many scientific studies have shown the affect scents have on brain waves. As it becomes more and more popular, people are learning just how many truly beneficial uses aromatherapy has on their mind and body.

Aromatherapy is more than just sweet smelling candles and aromatic massages. Check out five amazing health benefits that aromatherapy can add to your life!

Natural Cures

Many aromatherapy essential oils have actual pain relieving qualities. Some have anti-inflammatory and even antiseptic qualities that make them excellent treatments for many common ailments. These can include headaches and muscle aches, and can even treat issues from skin problems to allergies. This is because the pure essential oils used in aromatherapy are extracted directly from plants that have true medicinal qualities.

Stress Relief

One should never underestimate the importance of stress relief. The ability to relax your mind and body can help with a huge variety of seemingly unrelated issues. At the very least, you can prevent a number of different stress-related problems such as migraine headaches, neck and back pain simply by engaging in the right stress-relieving practices. Aromatherapy is among the top recommended stress-relieving practices.

Sleep Habits

Starting with the ability to relax your mind and body, aromatherapy can vastly improve your sleep habits. Getting to sleep, staying asleep, the quality of sleep you are getting and the ability to wake up refreshed are all quality sleep habits that aromatherapy can help you with. In the event that you did not get enough quality sleep the night before, aromatherapy can even help you perk yourself up during your afternoon slump.

Breathe Easy

The right aromatherapy can also help open up your sinuses and breathing passages so you can breathe comfortably and easily. Some scents even have immune-boosting and antiseptic qualities that could help with some breathing ailments such as sinus problems or allergies. With so many different scents, from relaxing to refreshing, you can enjoy each breath you take a little more too.

Mood Enhancement/Stabilization

Sometimes there is nothing worse than being in a plain bad mood. From the moody blues to true depression, aromatherapy can help to put a smile back on your face. Many aromatherapy scents have real mood-boosting qualities that scientists have actually measured based on changes in brain waves.

Aromatherapy is certainly not just about lighting some candles or making massage oils. In fact, it couldn’t be much further from the truth. These are just five of the nearly endless list of benefits of aromatherapy that you can put to work for you. Aromatherapy works in many different ways, from simply using your nose, to using diffusers and different carrier oils for baths or massages and
more.


Cellulite 3

Author: Dr. Larita
03/29/2019

bath2We talked about using essential oils in the bath so they can penetrate your skin by osmosis. You can use any of the following oils in your bath to fight cellulite:

ESSENTIAL OILS TO FIGHT CELLULITE

  • oregano
  • juniper
  • grapefruit
  • lemon
  • cedarwood
  • fennel
  • cypress
  • thyme
  • rosemary
  • sage
  • basil
  • patchouli

TOXIN ELIMINATOR BATH

Place 2 handfuls of epsom salts and 1 handful of rock salt in your bath. Now run the water and add 8 drops of the following synergistic blend:

  • 6 drops each oregano and juniper
  • 10 drops each lemon and grapefruit
  • 8 drops basil

Blend this mixture together well in the tub. Massage the cellulite problem areas while they under the water.


Cellulite 2

Author: Dr. Larita
03/28/2019

massage fat blasterHere are some strategies to help you on your journey to get rid of cellulite:

  1. Use a brush of real bristles to increase blood circulation by brushing in upward movements all over your body. When you finish with your shower, turn on the cold water (I use a hand held shower head) and use upward movements on the hardest setting especially on your thighs and upper arms.
  2. Perform exercises that specifically work the areas where you have cellulite. These are often places that don’t get much exercise and therefore they gather toxic waste in your body like stagnant water.
  3. Massage your whole body every day, not just the cellulite areas. Cellulite may only show in certain areas but it is a whole body problem.
  4. Use essential oils in your bath, they enter your skin by osmosis. While you are soaking in the tub, thump and bash cellulite areas to help break down those fat deposits.
  5. A healthy body needs oxygen so breathing deeply is very important. Breathing exercises actually help shift cellulite and can make an impressive difference.
  6. Take time to relax as relaxation is needed to let the body shift waste and fat deposits. In contrast, stress causes cellulite to stick around.

 


celluliteThose dimples on your hips, thighs, stomach and buttocks are actually pockets of fat that are very unsightly. The causes of cellulite can be anything from poor circulation and a lack of oxygen to water retention or hormonal changes. It could be related to anything from poor lymph drainage to menstrual cycle problems. Whatever the cause of your cellulite, there are several things you can do to lessen or eliminate it from your body.

Treatment for cellulite is not easy and may be a lifelong struggle if it runs in your family genetically. There are some things you can do whatever the cause of your cellulite. The first thing to do when you attack cellulite is to pay attention to your diet. You may be able to reverse that cellulite by changing your diet. Eat lots of fresh vegetables, buy free-range chickens, turkeys and eggs, organically grown whole grain bread, pulses (beans) and rice. Drink only spring water, fruit juices and herb teas. Do not eat dairy products from cows and cut out any fermented foods. Do eat raw cabbage. It is the best food in the world to eliminate toxins from your body.

Here are four anti-cellulite essential oil synergistic blends.  You can try two oils that you already have or two that you wish to try. I usually use the blend that smells the best to me. My favorite of these blends is the rosemary and juniper blend but sage and patchouli are also nice. Whichever you choose, remember to massage your cellulite areas while they are under water. For all of these blends, use the following proportions for use in the future or use the quantity below for two baths. Use only 6 drops per bath.

ANTI-CELLULITE BATHS

Blend 1

  • 8 drops thyme
  • 4 drops lemon

Blend 2

Blend 3

  • 6 drops rosemary
  • 6 drops juniper

Blend 4

Tomorrow we will discuss a plan of action against cellulite.


toweling offWhen you finish your anti-cellulite bath, you are ready for an anti-cellulite massage. It is important to use the correct base oil for the anti-cellulite massage oil formulas below. You will need 2 tablespoons of almond oil plus 5 drops of carrot oil and 5 drops of jojoba oil. You can always multiply your recipe  for the carrier and essential oils.

ANTI-CELLULITE MASSAGE OIL FORMULAS

Formula 1

  • 14 drops juniper
  • 10 drops lemon
  • 6 drops oregano

Formula 2

  • 8 drops fennel
  • 10 drops lemon
  • 12 drops grapefruit

Formula 3

  • 10 drops basil
  • 8 drops thyme
  • 12 drops grapefruit

 


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