“Do you ever wish your toothpaste magically healed your teeth?
here’s a snippet from someone who found out how:
Me too. When my daughter was 2, she had a defective molar. The dentists said the tooth would last six months to a year.
I went home and started doing research on dental health and what teeth are made of.
I discovered your tooth enamel is made up of many different minerals. Over time your teeth can lose these minerals reducing the strength of your enamel. I found that brushing with a blend of 3 organic natural clays, you can get these minerals to absorb into your enamel.
Over time these minerals will begin to strengthen, and remineralize your teeth. All by having her brush with specific minerals, she was able to SAVE that molar.
Dirty Mouth Toothpowder was created to save my daughters teeth. When it worked, I realized I could help a lot of other people out.” -via Primal Life Organics.
This was an ad for selling their products, which sound great!! And probably are. But wouldn’t you love to make them yourself for much less $$$?
I’ve been making my own products for years and believe me, it’s really easy to clean, whiten, detoxify and strengthen your teeth and gums for less money than you can buy in any store. .
Their Toothpowder Ingredients :
Bentonite clay, kaolin clay, French green clay, baking soda, and essential oils or flavorings of either peppermint, spearmint, clove bud etc…
I add coconut oil to mine to make a paste instead of a powder. Plus a little activated charcoal to really whiten those choppers and detoxify your whole mouth. But if you want to use a powder only, just dip your brush in coconut oil before starting.
Some like to use charcoal separately because of the black color. But if you don’t mind it, the properties are truly whitening magic.
ALSO their BOOST serum is great too. It’s a big part of your total dental health.
Their mix of essential oils contains numerous properties beneficial for dental heath, including:
Even a natural Local anesthetic!
here’s a list of their ingredients in the gum serum :
Tea Tree Oil is antimicrobial & anti-inflammatory. Tea Tree Oil can be a powerful dental pain killer and should help kill infective microorganisms (likely even those involved in tooth decay and gum disease).
Peppermint Oil is analgesic, anesthetic (topical), antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent. Helps fight mouth infections, gum disease and bad breath.
Spearmint Oil is analgesic, anesthetic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent.
Lemon Oil is stimulating, calming, anti-infection, detoxifying, antiseptic, disinfectant, anti-fungal, astringent etc. Enhances gum tissue.
Cypress Oil is astringent, antiseptic, hemostatic (stops bleeding gums), vasoconstrictor, etc.
Eucalyptus Oil is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial. It helps relieve periodontal disease.
Lavender Oil enhances blood circulation and tissue formation
Myrrh Oil is anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, astringent. It can be an effective means to ensure good oral hygiene and help heal mouth sores.
Cinnamon Oil is analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic.
Chamomile Oil is antiseptic, antibiotic, analgesic, bactericidal, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious. It enhances tissue formation.
Clove Bud Oil is antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, natural fungicide. It acts as a powerful disinfectant and local anesthetic for toothaches, sore gums and mouth ulcers. Clove Oil contains the compound eugenol, which has been used in dentistry since numerous years. The characteristic smell of Clove Oil helps in removing bad breath. Clove is also effective against cavities.
Those are all wonderful, but
I add Frankincense and Helichrysum Italicum essential oils to my recipe for extra healing properties. Even better for those dealing with peridontal disease.
Too many times we hear, see and experience sadness, depression, and anxiety in our society. Many suffer terribly with these maladies and I wish I could help each and everyone…even if it’s only one soul that finds a smile in nature to ease some of their sorrow.
More and more these days, plants are finding a medicinal purpose in our lives, people like natural cures rather than subjecting themselves to harsh man-made chemicals and pills.
Essential oils like Citrus oils are happy and bright. I’ve written a lot on the subject of
And try these essential oil blends to brighten your life:
..💖Love was created by ROCKY MOUNTAIN OILS... it’s such a joyful scent and is reminiscent of my YELLOWSTAR ESSENTIALS blend, though mine has the addition of Roman chamomile, and Tunisian neroli …wearing it or inhaling it brings back memories of being loved, being held, and sharing loving times and feelings. 💖
It’s very calming and helps overcome depression. This blend will help you deal with stress and other nervous conditions. Use when you are treating anxiety and overwhelming negative emotions. It especially helps you forgive others.💖
It also helps you overcome grief and let go of negative experiences. When there is overwhelming grief, the adenoids and the adrenals shut down, this blend may help open these glands so you can get control of the grief instead of it controlling you.
💖Scent: Love has a soothing, subtle scent to it, with fruity overtones and warm undertones that make you smile.
💖Ingredients: Essential oils of: Lemon, Orange, Geranium, Bergamot, Red Mandarin, Ylang Ylang Extra, and Turkish Rose, Roman Chamomile and Tunisian Neroli in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil.
💖Caution: This blend contains photosensitive oils (may cause dark spots on the skin if the applied area is exposed to the direct sunlight). So stay out of sunlight for 2-3 hours after application.
Contains 66% Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO).
Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. 😊
Just recently a good friend of mine came down with shingles. Aww man, I feel so bad for her. It must be horrible, and I wish there was more I could do for her to ease her suffering, so it prompted me to look it up in my article list. Sure enough, I found it was one of my orphaned articles from the old Yahoo Contributor Network / Associated Content library. I’m going to pass is on to her and hopefully have enough ingredients to make her my relief spray. She’s at the doc’s now, and hopefully they’ll give her something to alleviate the horrible symptoms.
Anyway, here’s the article from 2009 in it’s entirety:
There are so many natural and holistic remedies for all types of maladies these days that it is difficult to weed through all the bad or mis-information strewn across the web. This series of articles, “Natural Holistic Remedies” will address only the tried and true remedies and natural therapies, either through personal experience or gathered from trusted sources. I’ve been studying these types of holistic cures and aids for over over 20 years and have discovered many new concepts as well as debunking some older (and some newer ones too).
General Shingles Information
Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral infection of the nerve roots. Shingles affects the nerve endings in the skin and results in pain and a rash. Shingles affects 750,000 Americans annually. It can strike at any age but is most common in people older than 40.
Possible Causes of Shingles
Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox When a person has chicken pox, it lives dormant in the body. If it becomes active, it results in a case of the shingles, not another bout of the chicken pox. Approximately 90 percent of people who have chicken pox are at risk of developing shingles. Stress, cancer, use of anti-cancer drugs, spinal cord injuries, the common cold and immune system problems can trigger shingles. People who have never contracted chicken pox have very little chance of developing shingles.
Possible Symptoms of Shingles
The first signs of shingles appear as three or four days of chills, fever, body aches and sometimes pain in the affected area. Then tiny blisters with red rims appear, along with extreme pain and sensitivity at the site. Other symptoms of shingles include fatigue, numbness, depression, tingling, shooting pains, swollen lymph nodes, headache and fever. This phase usually lasts one week to 10 days, when the blisters dry up and fall off. In most cases, shingles lasts a few weeks, but some people can experience pain for months.
Possible Lifestyle Changes for Shingles
There is no way to prevent shingles, but people can avoid getting chicken pox by being immunized with the vermicelli vaccine. People who have never had chicken pox should avoid contact with anyone who has the disease. Avoid contact with anyone with shingles because the fluid from the blisters is extremely contagious. Pregnant women, infants, children and anyone with immune deficiencies should not be in contact with anyone with chicken pox or shingles. Also, things like meditation, Yoga, Pilates, or any naturally calming practices will help keep shingles to a minimum as stress makes shingles worse. Try to keep stress and anxiety to a minimum, whatever works for you!
Personal Experience: Shingles “Natural Remedy” Skeptics
If you’ve ever had shingles before, you know the pain that can be associated with it. Both a cousin and a friend of mine came down with shingles and were both in serious enough pain to ask me for help. While one was very skeptic of “natural cures”, the other was right away willing to try my natural remedy. Needless to say, after making them my “Shingles Relief Spray” and advising them of some dietary adjustments, they are both believers and ask me for all kinds of natural cures and advice now.
Beneficial Dietary & Herbal Aids
L-Lysine is important for healing and for fighting the virus that causes shingles.
Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids aids in fighting the shingles virus.
Vitamin B Complex is needed for nerve health and to counteract deficiencies.
Zinc enhances immunity and protects against infection.
Calcium and Magnesium for nerve function and healing.
Garlic is excellent for building the immune system.
SAMe aids in reducing pain and inflammation.
Cayenne relieves pain and aids healing.
Lemon Balm – This lemon scented herb helps the body fight viruses.
Licorice – The licorice has virus-fighting ingredients that can inhibit the herpes simplex virus. It appears to interfere with the growth of the virus. It also fights inflammation and can be used instead of products containing cortisone without the side effects. Taken internally, it can be used as a tea and is often blended with other herbs for taste. Do not take for longer than 6 weeks at a time, and do not take licorice if you have high blood pressure or a history of heart disease.
Alfalfa and Dandelion promotes healing.
Baikal Skullcap – This is an herb that has been used since ancient times in China. It fights bacteria and infections, so it is helpful in treating shingles as well as many other conditions. Used topically, you can make a paste using the ground root mixed with water. Apply the paste to the affected areas as needed.
Astragalus Root and Echinacea boosts immune function.
Bi phaya yaw (Clinacanthus nutans)- an herb used in traditional Thai medicine, has been shown in clinical studies to shorten the time it takes to recover from shingles in some cases. It is applied in cream form.
Olive leaf extract aids in fighting the virus of shingles. Eat plenty of foods that contain vitamin B6, including bananas, nuts, potatoes, and sweet potatoes.
A combination of oat straw, St. John’s wort, and skullcap helps to reduce stress and itching. Mix equal amounts of oat straw, St. John’s wort, and skullcap tinctures together, and take one teaspoon of this mixture four times daily.
Ingredients: Aloe vera, Jojoba Oil and Sunflower oil, Ravensara Ravensara aromatica, Tea Tree Melaleuca alternifolia, Lavender Lavandula augustifolia, Bergamot Citrus bergamia, Thyme Thymus vulgaris ct linalol, German Chamomile Matricaria recutita, Clary Sage Salvia sclarea, Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis, Eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus, Oregano Origanum vulgare, and other natural essential oils.
For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. If condition worsens or persists for more than seven days, discontinue use and consult a physician. May cause an allergic reaction in some individuals with sensitive skin; test on small area before use. If severe irritation occurs, discontinue use immediately and consult a physician. Do not apply to wounds or broken skin. Do not bandage tightly. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion contact a Poison Control Center or physician immediately. Do not get on clothing. As with any drug, if you are pregnant or nursing a baby, seek the advice of a health professional before using this product.
traditional medicines for those that are looking for
a natural alternative.
If you suffer from travel sickness,
headaches or migraines,
queasiness, fear of flying, jet lag,
insect bites and/or sun burns,
read on to find essential oil remedies that help with those maladies.
Original article published 2008 on Associated Content- posted here in full..Enjoy! Hope these tips help you on your next trip!
Aromatherapy can be a very helpful companion when embarking upon a long journey, or even just a short trip, and may even effectively replace some other traditional medicines for those that are looking for a natural alternative. While traveling may be a part of our work and our play, for those that suffer from travel-troubles it can be a nightmare. If you suffer from travel sickness, headaches or migraines, queasiness, fear of flying, jet lag, insect bites and sun burns, here you will find essential oil remedies to help with those maladies. I’ve also included a recipe for a massage blend to keep deep vein thrombosis at bay, as well.
Important Notes for Using Essential Oils; Dilutions and Usage of Essential Oils:
Always dilute essential oils, as they are very potent and too concentrated to use undiluted on the skin. To use essential oils in a massage, use the following dilutions:
For most people ages 12-65 add no more than 20 drops of your chosen essential oil(s) per ounce of carrier oils.
For those aged 4-6 or those over age 65, do not use more than 10 drops per ounce of carrier, and those aged 1-4, no more than 5 drops per ounce of carrier of safe essential oils.
For pregnant women or babies, only minute quantities of safe essential oils should be used. For instance, only 1-4 drops of essential oils should be used per ounce of carrier.
NOTE: Only Tea Tree, Lavender, Roman Chamomile 3%, Dill, and Mandarin (be careful of phototoxicity with citrus oils), as well as Eucalyptus Smithii (the mildest of all the Eucalyptus’) are safe for children and the elderly, and are the only essential oils that should be used on pregnant women, or children under 4 years old.
Here’s how to make your own natural travel kit with essential oils:
First, gather ingredients. Here’s a list of essential oils and items you’ll need;
Peppermint essential oil (peppermint supreme is best)
Lavender (French Lavender is best),
Ginger Root essential oil,
Eucalyptus Globulus (or Eucalyptus Smithii if using on children) essential oil,
Geranium essential oil,
Cypress essential oil (French Cypress is best),
Chamomile (Roman Chamomile 3% is best as it is less expensive than pure and is already diluted),
Grapeseed oil (or other carrier oil such as sweet almond, fractionated coconut, olive, sunflower, or mixture of carrier oils),
Aloe Vera liquid or gel (for insect bite relief roll-on)
3.4 oz. (100ml) spray bottle (for sunburn relief spray), and
3.4 oz. (100ml) plastic disc top bottle (for massage blend).
Small roll-on bottle for insect bite relief blend. I found a package of 12 roll-on bottles in 5ml size on amazon here.
Both types of empty bottles (spray bottles and massage blend bottles) can be purchased at Walmart or Dollar Tree, and Mountain Rose Herbs is a great place for essential oils and carriers . An easy way to label the aromatherapy inhalers is to write the title on a small piece of paper (about 1/2 in. by 1.5 in. will fit most inhalers), and cover the label with clear tape to prevent water ruining the label. Then attach the label to the inhaler with more clear tape. I use clear shipping tape, as it is wide enough to cover the label and reach over the edges, so it sticks to the label and the inhaler. Same goes for the massage bottle label, except for the size of the paper.
Recipes for Natural Travel Kit:
Sunburn relief spray – For the 3.4 oz (100ml) bottle
1 oz Aloe Vera Gel
2 oz purified water
20 drops Lavender essential oil
10 drops Vitamin E Oil (or 2-3 Vit. E oil caplets)
10 drops Peppermint essential oil
15 drops Roman Chamomile 3% essential oil
Mix, and shake well before each use. Spray over affected area whenever needed.
Here are a few extra tips to help heal sunburn quickly: Drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun until the sunburn completely heals, and avoid drinking any alcohol–because alcohol dehydrates you and your body needs water to repair the damaged skin. Also, wear loose natural clothing like light cottons, or silks.
Insect bite relief– For the 5ml roll-on bottle
25 drops of Lavender essential oil
20 drops of Tea Tree essential oil
50 drops of Aloe Vera liquid (or thinned-out aloe gel)
Add ingredients to roll-on bottle, shake well. Replace roller ball and cap. Roll directly on the bite to relieve itching as well as promote healing.
Jet lag aromatherapy inhaler
2 drops Peppermint essential oil
2 drops Geranium or Rose Geranium essential oil
Open the inhaler; add the drops of essential oils on the cotton filter. Place the cotton filter in the inhaler tube and close the bottom. Be sure to mark the inhaler so you know what’s inside. Inhale gently whenever needed. Here are a few extra tips for naturally preventing jet lag: Make sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, no alcoholic or caffeinated drinks. Try ordering a ginger ale or a water when you are flying. Also, for some, taking two capsules of ginger before flying really helps. Also make sure to keep moving, it isn’t helpful to stay stagnant the whole trip. If you can’t walk around, just do some simple exercises while sitting. Try some leg raises, palm contractions, or roll your ankles and feet in circles with your legs stretched out as far as they can. Also be sure to eat healthy meals on time, don’t skip any meals.
Aromatherapy inhaler and massage oil recipe for migraines, stress headache, nausea and depression
2 drops Roman Chamomile
4 drops Lavender
2 drops Peppermint
Make an aromatherapy inhaler by opening the empty inhaler, adding the drops to the filter, replacing filter, and closing the inhaler tube. You can take this with you on any trip because of its small size. Be sure to mark the inhaler so you know what’s inside. You can also make a massage oil by adding these oils to a carrier. To make this into a massage oil in the 3.4 oz (100ml) bottle, use 30 drops Lavender, 15 drops R.Chamomile, and 15 drops Peppermint essential oils to 3 oz. of carrier like Grapeseed oil. Shake well, and be sure to add a label to the bottle or inhaler, so you always know what’s inside. To use the massage oil, shake well, and massage about 1 tsp. of the blend into the mastoids behind the ear, as well as the temples (being careful not to get any in the eyes). You may also massage over the abdominal/naval area if you wish. Do this hourly. You can also place a warm compress over the stomach after the oils are applied. Use the inhaler 4-6 times per hour, or as needed.
Travel sickness aromatherapy inhaler
If you get travel sickness when you fly, or when on a cruise ship, make an aromatherapy inhaler and gently inhale before and during your trip. This will help to calm and relax you, inside and out, whenever you feel ill from traveling. This blend is also good for stress when dealing with flight turbulence.
4 drops of Peppermint
4 drops of Lavender
To make the aromatherapy travel sickness inhaler open the inhaler; add the drops of essential oils on the cotton filter, then put the cotton filter back in the inhaler tube and close the bottom. Be sure to mark the inhaler so you know what’s inside. Inhale gently whenever needed.
Travel queasiness aromatherapy inhaler
If you are prone to your stomach leaping, turning and churning during a flight, make this blend for your inhaler as it really helps with queasiness. This blend is also good for stress when dealing with flight turbulence.
6 drops of Ginger
2 drops of Peppermint
To make the aromatherapy queasiness inhaler open the inhaler; add the drops of essential oils on the cotton filter, then put the cotton filter back in the inhaler tube and close the bottom. Be sure to mark the inhaler so you know what’s inside. Inhale gently to help settle your stomach.
Fear of flying aromatherapy inhaler
This blend is perfect for those who suffer from fear of flying. Inhale for a few minutes before takeoff, and again during the flight.
4 drops of Chamomile Roman 3%
2 drops of Lavender
To make the aromatherapy fear of flying inhaler open the inhaler; add the drops of essential oils on the cotton filter, then put the cotton filter back in the inhaler tube and close the bottom. Be sure to mark the inhaler so you know what’s inside. Inhale gently whenever needed. The calming properties of these oils will help you relax the entire flight.
Combine all ingredients in the disc-top bottle and shake well before use. Apply to the skin by pouring out about 1 tabelspoon in your palm, rubbing palms together to warm oil, and gently massaging your legs. Here are a few other tips for preventing deep vein thrombosis:
Try to move as often as possible during long trips to prevent deep vein thrombosis from occurring, (which is caused by blood clots forming in the legs due to the lack of movement). Exercise your lower calf muscles if you’ll be sitting a long time. Whenever possible, get up and walk around. If you can’t get up to walk around, try raising and lowering your heels while keeping your toes on the floor, then raising your toes while your heels are on the floor.
Extra Notes on Essential Oils for Travel:
Peppermint, Ginger, and Lavender essential oils are the best for relieving nausea, motion sickness, or just feeling queasy. Keep these close at hand for trips.
Lavender is one of those essential oils that you should always have for a multitude of purposes, as it can be used for almost anything because of it being a natural balancer,
Also, Rosemary, Peppermint, and Grapefruit are great for an invigorating blend that stimulates physical and mental energy.
Cypress essential oil is also great for cellulite, varicose veins, water retention, stress, nervous tension, menstrual problems, as well as a good anti-inflammatory.
Ginger essential oil is also useful for treating rheumatism, arthritis, nausea, hangovers, colds and flu, congestion, coughs, sinusitis, cramps, chills, fever, bruising, sore throat and diarrhea.
If you’re interested in making your own essential oil blends, or just wondered what might go into specific recipes for energy work, read on, I have a real treat for you. This was originally written for YahooContributor back in ’09, but since they’ve shut down the site, it needed a home.
Primer, “Rose Base” Recipe (used in many of the following recipes), Clearing Room Spray, Positive Energy Spray, Setting Up Boundaries or for Protection Blend, Asking for Spiritual Guidance Blend, Clearing the Aura After Energy Healing Work Blend, and a beautiful Facial Winter Spritzer.
None of the links in this article work, they are no longer linked to Yahoo as the site has been taken down.So here’s another of my orphaned articles I’ll share it with you here… I’m working on finding homes for the rest of them. 🙂
First, a primer, or a little refresher course-
About Dilution of Essential Oils:
Almost all pure essential oils should be used diluted (mixed with a carrier such as sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, etc.), especially if you will be using them on the skin. Remember that essential oils are extremely concentrated, as they include the whole spirit or “life blood” of the plant, flower, resin or root they originated from. Did you know that it takes 30 large roses to make 1 drop of rose oil, and 60,000 roses (about 180 lbs. of rose petals) to make 1 ounce of Rose oil? Now you know why it is so expensive!
Really, none of the essential oils should be applied neat (undiluted) with the exception of lavender or tea tree essential oils. And remember too, that they come from natural plants so some may be allergic to their properties. Please try a patch test before using any essential oil blend on your skin by applying 1 drop of diluted essential oil to the inside of your elbow, cover it with a band-aid and leave for 24 hours to check for allergic reaction.
Dilution Ratios for Blends and Essential Oil Recipes
Using the following ratios for your essential oil blends and recipes should keep you within the safe zone.
60 drops e.o. / 1 oz. carrier = 10% dilution ( for room sprays, aromatic spritzers, + inhalers)
30 drops of e.o. (like rose, jasmine, neroli, sandalwood, etc.) to 1 oz carrier such as Fractionated Coconut Oil or Jojoba makes 5% dilution.
20 drops e.o. / 1 oz = 3% dilution.
15 drops essential oils / 1 oz of carrier is called a 2.5% “normal” dilution.
9 drops essential oils / 1 oz of carrier would constitute a “light dilution”, also called a 1.5% dilution.
6 drops e.o. / 1 oz carrier is 1% dilution
FOR INFANTS or SMALL CHILDREN, ELDERLY or PREGNANT use 3-6 drops e.o. / 1 oz of carrier for a 0.5-1% dilution
There’s about 600 total drops in 1 fluid ounce if you want to figure out a different dilution percentage.
Body sprays can handle up to 60 drops of e.o. per every 4 ounces of carrier, and for room sprays, up to 100 drops per every 4 ounces of water (or carrier) is the normal range .
ON to the good stuff!!
Extending Expensive Essential Oils and “Rose Base” Recipe:
Creating a 5% or 10% dilution is also a great way to extend the life of the more expensive oils (like rose, sandalwood, jasmine or neroli). For example, to make a “rose base” add 30 drops of rose otto to 1 ounce of fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil –because of their little to no scent and long lasting properties – use this as your “scented base” for the recipes calling for rose.
If you have a really nice rose otto or rose absolute use this method to really open up the scent, as right out of the bottle rose absolute is quite overpowering and bombards the senses. With most essential oils it seems the more they are diluted, the more delicate the aroma, allowing the scent to fully open and be appreciated for all its attributes. Essential oils like lemon or lavender do not need to be stored this way, as they are light enough to begin with, so just keep them in the dark bottles they came in, and store in a cool and dark place.
For Energy Work use this Cleansing and Clearing Blend:
25 drops of Lavender,
20 drops of Rosemary,
20 drops of Lemon,
15 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas),
5 drops of Eucalyptus,
5 drops of Juniper,
5 drops of Pine, and
5 drops of “rose base”
in 4 ounces of purified water
Makes a lovely room or “space-clearing” spray, or use a few drops of the undiluted blend in a diffuser.
Use a “normal” or “light” dilution if using as a body spray. Make sure to always shake well before each use.
Positive Energy Spray:
4 ounces of purified (or distilled) water
10 drops of “Rose base”,
10 drops of cedarwood (Atlas),
7 drops of vetiver,
7 drops rosewood ,
9 drops of lavender,
6 drops “neroli base”,
12 drops pink grapefruit,
12 drops of orange,
12 drops of tangerine,
8 drops of lemon,
8 drops of bergamot (BF–bergaptene free)
Shake well and use as a room spray. For a body spray, use about 45-60 drops of this blend and add it to 4 ounces of distilled or purified water, shake well each time before use.
Cleansing and Positive Energy Combination Spray:
To cleanse the space and bring positive energy at the same time, you might want to try one of these combinations:
30 drops Pink Grapefruit,
25 drops Lemon,
25 drops Tangerine, and
20 drops Lavender
with 4 ounces purified water.
35 drops Cedarwood (Atlas),
35 drops Grapefruit,
20 drops of Orange, and
10 drops “rose base”
added to 4 ounces of purified water.
Always shake well before using.
Setting up Boundaries or Protection blend:
You might want to use this blend to aid in protecting your space from negativity or bad energy:
1 drop fennel,
3 drops of rosemary,
3 drops of juniper,
8 drops of lemon,
2 drops of hyssop and
3 drops of vetiver
diluted into 1-4 ounces of carrier
You can use a few drops of this blend for an anointing oil, or use a few drops of the blend diluted in 4 ounces of purified water as a spray.
Asking for Spiritual Guidance blend:
Add 1 drop of the following blend placed on the “third eye” chakra before meditation or asking for spiritual guidance:
7 drops of cedarwood (Atlas),
3 drops “neroli base”,
3 drops of “rose base”,
2 drops of jasmine,
1 tiny drop of angelica (pre-diluted at in a carrier as angelica is VERY strong),
1 drop of both German and Roman chamomiles,
7 drops of lavender,
4 drops of geranium,
1 drop of cistus (pre-diluted in a carrier) and
4 drops of frankincense (pre-diluted in a carrier)
blended into 1 ounce of jojoba, sweet almond, grapeseed, or unscented coconut oil,
this may also be added to 2 ounces of purified water to make a spray if you’d rather not place anointing blend directly on skin.
To clear the Aura after Energy Healing work;
It is best to use a drop of rose base diluted in purified water sprayed around you, or one drop of rose base diluted in a carrier oil as an anointing oil to clear the aura, though, the clearing spray works fine too.
Facial Spritzer Winter Recipe:
A nice winter facial spritzer for almost all skin types
3 drops of the “rose base”
and 3 drops of the “neroli base”
( no more than 10 drops total maximum)
added to 4 ounces of one of the following;
rose,lavender or neroli hydrosols,
or even distilled water.
My favorite facial spritzer in the winter is;
4 oz. of neroli hydrosol,
4 drops of “neroli base” (you can also use a 3% dilution for any of the “base” recipes such as “rose base” or “neroli base” ),
2 drops of geranium,
2 drops of sandalwood and
2 drops of bergamot; but make sure the bergamot is bergaptene free (or bf). Bergaptene content in regular bergamot causes photosensitivity and since the bergaptene has been removed in this type, it allows it to be used in skin and hair care formulations without worrying about sun exposure after use.
Mix together the essential oils and hydrosols in a dark glass or PET plastic (PET is a type of plastic that can withstand essential oils) spray bottle, shake well before each use, and spray over face anytime for a nice moisturizing spritz.
When doing research for the best essential oils to use that will benefit the organ systems of the body, I came across a wonderful site Dr. Fosters Essentials, who, in my humble opinion, is one of the best out there. I wanted to share some important and very helpful information with those of you who may be interested in learning about the awesome powers of flowers, plants, resins, roots, berries, barks, and the amazing miracles essential oils can perform when used correctly.
From all the work, trials and experimentation I’ve done with essential oils, I have also found these to be true, Read on for some great information:
Essential Oils that benefit many organs & organ systems :from Dr. Fosters Essentials
Brain: Frankincense, Migra-Stop (Ingredients: Peppermint, Marjoram, Cajeput, Basil and other essential oils for enhancement.), Grounding oil blend (Cedarwood, Vetiver, Lavender and other supportive herbs) Rosemary, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Lavender, Cedar, Vetiver, Brain Regain Formula
Sinuses: Germ Shield (Eucalyptus globulus, Peppermint, Melaleuca alternifolia and other essential oils in Jojoba oil) , Myrtle, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Fir, Clove, Cedarwood, Breathe Again Formula
Essential oils were used in ancient Egypt, Sumeria and in earlier times. In this truly holistic therapy the mind and body are inseparable. Plato is to have said that the source of most illness has its roots in the soul. There may be no better way to influence the mind and spirit, than through a physical medium that includes nature’s essences; essential oils provide this.
Scent has a special impact on living organisms. Scientific research into the human sense of smell finds it to be10,000 times more powerful than taste. Scent travels rapidly to the brain, and is shown to have a direct effect on the limbic system. The limbic system communicates with the autonomic nervous system. This is the known connection in the brain to the hypothalamus, emotion, memory, and some visceral (gut) reactions. Since the 1980’s olfactory research has promoted the psychological benefit of essential oils used in aromatherapy.
“The profound and complete therapeutic effects of essential oils derive from more than their pleasant fragrance. They have vital electromagnetic properties and vibrational energies that invigorate the mind, the soul, the body’s energy, and thus their functioning.” Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D.
The most common treatment applications using pure essential oils are inhalation and application through the skin.
Certain essential oils, for example, offer different psychological effects:
Citrus, ylang ylang, geranium, jasmine, orange, sandalwood, lemon, lemon verbena, mandarin, and many more
basil, peppermint, rosemary (rosemary shows a positive effect in Alzheimer’s) as well as other essential oils
neroli, petigrain, cedarwood, chamomile, melissa, valerian, just to name a few
Studies dating from the 1920s report the following benefits of selected essential oils:
relaxing, circulation, meditative along with hundreds of other attributes
Strengthening, stabilizing and much more
anorexia, relieving hopelessness, just to name two
fatigue, general nerve tonic, anti-depressant, soporific, confusion, melancholy, mental clarity and concentration, reduces anxiety. (careful use prevents over-stimulation), along with many other things
anti-hysteric, sedative, hypotensive, and more
sedative for anxiety and antidepressant, stimulates appetite, and alot more
calming, hyperactivity, good for use with children, as well as a list of other attributes
sedative and nervine for insomnia, paranoia, panic, and hysteria, along with pms, and much more
anxiety, confusion, cellulite, and many more properties
grounding increases dream activity, heals quickly, this oils has tons of properties for healing and more
apathy, paranoia, confusion, anxiety, nervous trembling and paralysis, diuretic, allergies, etc.
grief, insomnia, alert, and much more
grounding, meditative and so much more
To be truly effective, essential oils must be absolutely pure. Synthetic or adulterated oils, although less expensive, will not give you the effects you desire and may even have adverse effects. To in sure quality, you may want to choose only oils that are guaranteed to be organic or ethically wild crafted, properly distilled or extracted, originating from a reliable source and priced accordingly. It is essential that the oils are species specific.
Caution: certain essential oils are not recommend for use during pregnancy, and may be skin irritants if not properly administered.
8 -10 drops.
10-20 drops in 1 ounce of oil.
2-5 drops on a tissue or cotton ball.
use pure oils only.
15-20 drops in 1 ounce of lotion.
4 ounces of distilled water with 40-60 drops of pure essential oil, shake before using
Note: glass or PET bottles are essential oil safe.
Two blends that have worked well are as follows:
This blend will relax the nervous system, ease tension, and bring emotional equilibrium.
· 10 drops Lavender
· 10 drops Petitgrain
· 4 drops Roman Chamomile
This blend will profoundly relax the individual, induce sleep, and bring calm to an active mind that is preventing the correct emotional balance and total relaxation.
· 10 drops Lavender
· 10 drops Basil
· 3 drops Neroli
The precious oils of plants enable us to use the art of aromatherapy to enhance well being and open a new door to healing the spirit.
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When suffering from allergies, it often feels like nothing will make you feel better. Medications can treat your symptoms but can’t provide you with an overall feeling of relief.
Your airways feel stuffy and you have a constant headache from the invisible irritants that cause you untold misery.
Many people do not look outside conventional medicine and so do not consider essential oil options that can provide wonderful allergy relief. Applying the right types of essential oils can help you to feel better and to breathe easier around allergy season.
Treat essential oils with the same care that you treat medicines. You don’t need to be afraid or avoid essential oils and I’m certainly not trying to scare anyone out of enjoying all the benefits that aromatherapy offers. They can be an amazing blessing within a holistic lifestyle. Do remember, however, that when working with essential oils, less is more.
Dilute your essential oils prior to use on the skin and avoid the oils that are more likely to cause irritation and sensitization. When using an essential oil for the first time, do a skin patch test. You can learn how to do a skin patch test by reading AromaWeb’s Aromatherapy Safety article.
Essential Oils for Allergy Relief:
A synergistic blend of essential oils is often more effective in helping to promote the relief of symptoms and healing of any single essential oil.
The following essential oils are used for relief of allergies :
Blue tansy,(Tanacetum annum True Moroccan blue Chamomile)
all Chamomiles,(Roman, German, and Moroccan – Ormensis multicaulis)
Melissa / lemon balm,
NOTE: about Chamomiles:
Some types of chamomiles:
Roman chamomile- Anthemis nobilis- light color and best for children/elderly or sensitive
German chamomile, Matricaria recutita;- blue blue high content of chamazulene
Beyond these three basic chamomile types, German chamomile can also be called Hungarian or blue chamomile, while another species of chamomile called Moroccan is actually a different variety (Ormensis multicaulis) that is grown in Morocco. Ormensis multicaulis does not have the ink-blue color of the true Moroccan chamomile that is Tanacetum annuum, also called blue tansy.
Each chamomile is a different variety, however they all have similar constituents as well as some likenesses in appearance. –
Moroccan chamomile is a member of the Tansy botanical family and is like German chamomile due to the fact that they both produce a deep, ink-blue color when in the form of an essential oil. Out of the two varieties, Moroccan chamomile has the highest levels of chamazulene; however there are some chamomiles that have the name Moroccan Chamomile that are not blue in color. They are called Moroccan chamomile because they are a variety of chamomile that is grown in Morocco.
True Tanacetum annuum is blue and contains the highest levels of chamazulene; however, there is some concern with Tanacetum annum, also called blue tansy oil. Tansy oil has been purported to have some toxicity and should not be used directly on the skin. On the other hand, there are aromatherapists who rave about the wonderful effects of Tanacetum annuum. Research on Tanacetum annuum’s constituents and general actions is incomplete and there is not enough clinical data recorded to make any conclusions about safety or effectiveness. See more at: http://www.massagemag.com/chamomile-oil-which-chamomile-is-which-1885/#sthash.lbEhKAAE.dpuf
More about some of the essential oils for allergies:
BLUE tansy (Tanacetum annum ~ true Moroccan Blue Chamomile) – Blue Tansy delicious scent is warmly herbaceous with a complex sweetness reminds me of apples with a touch of spice. Everyone always loves the friendliness and welcoming smell of Blue Tansy! Highest in chamazulene, Blue Tansy is a natural antihistamine, anti-allergic properties. Research shows Blue Tansy be particularly effective for relieving allergies. It is often used in blends for asthma and emphysema due to bronchial dilation and effect. Strong analgesic properties help to reduce any swelling or itching associated with allergies calm, and its anti-inflammatory rapid immediately the nervous system.
Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi) – A tranquilizer and relative of valerian Nardelli was the most powerful sedative action and is useful in aromatherapy to calm the mind and relieve anxiety and stress. Spikenard sedatives to help calm the allergic reaction and reduces tissue inflammation. Its regular activities can help promote free breathing, breathing easier.
Rosemary, cineole (Rosmarinus officinalis ct. Cineol) – A new and clean scent recalls strong aroma of Eucalyptus and herbaceous. Rosemary cineole smell is highly penetrating to the senses. Rosemary Cineol stimulates blood circulation, has a clear and energizing by inhalation and is useful for the treatment of respiratory diseases, including allergies. Inhalation of rosemary in moderation is unblock sinus and nasal congestion and nasal congestion.
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) – A pleasant smell of fresh lemon, Lemongrass has a tonic action and helps regulate the body. It is a natural vasodilator, anti-inflammatory and sedative, relieves congestion, promotes free and easier breathing, and relieves inflammation of the bronchi and sinuses.
Peppermint oil is often advised for allergic reactions. It can be applied on the throat, back of the neck, crown of the head and the temples esp. for headaches, or sinus headaches. Inhaling a drop of the oil from cupped palms has been known to release tension, headaches and stuffiness within minutes. For stomachaches, queasiness, and other digestive upsets, peppermint is applied directly on the stomach or taken internally in rice/soy milk, water, or in capsules.
Firs, spruce, or even pine essential oils are deeply grounded and may be used to calm allergic reactions. A drop of Douglas fir, spruce, along with blue tansy and peppermint oil applied on the throat or over the thymus gland boosts the immune system and helps create balance in the body’s energy field and make a big difference in allergy attacks and reactions.
NOTE: There are many cheap, synthetic copies of aromatic oils, but are not recommended for therapeutic use. For best results purchase the highest quality oils you can possibly find. Use certified organic essential oils, or oils that have beentested and are pesticide free.
Another natural allergy relief methods is NAET, which stands for Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique. Dr. Devi Nambudripad is a chiropractor and acupuncturist from California who accidentally discovered how stimulating specific acupuncture meridians while being exposed to the allergens one reacts to can reset the body so that it no longer reacts to those allergens.
Asthma is not often thought of as an allergic reaction but it can be triggered by certain environmental factors. Consider essential oil options for aromatherapy when dealing with asthma. Adding essential oil options for aromatherapy such as chamomiles, peppermint, rose, frankincense, neroli, or clary sage to the water in a dehumidifier can help to open up the airways of an asthma sufferer.
Talk to someone qualified in the field of aromatherapy about different essential oil options for aromatherapy when used to treat allergies or asthma. You may find great relief from the different allergies you suffer when using essential oils. This may help you to use less allergy medication or improve the situation at hand. The best way to treat an allergy is to use a holistic approach that takes into consideration the cause as well as ways to alleviate any symptoms present.
Essential Oil Options For Aromatherapy And Eczema Relief
Some people suffer from eczema and find no relief from medication and other conventional cures. If you suffer from eczema that is caused by an allergic reaction then you might want to explore essential oil options for aromatherapy allergy relief. Chamomile oil when used in a bath can help to ease stress, one possible cause of eczema.
Lavender is another essential oil found effective in treating eczema. The utilization of marjoram essential oil is also effective. To keep the cost of using these essential oils regularly you may want to buy effective essential oils wholesale when treating ongoing allergies.
There are two major oils helpful with allergies in general:
Chamomiles high in chamazoline like Blue Tansy, or German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
Melissa (Melissa officinalis) essential oil.
But make sure you are not allergic to any of them. Chamomile seems to be more effective, than Melissa.
The easiest way to use is to put 1-2 drops of oil on a handkerchief or tissue and to sniff whenever it needed during the day.
Facial massage with any of these oils can also be very helpful, it often decreases the severity of the allergic reaction. Never use essential oils undiluted, so mix in 1 teaspoon of olive oil 1 drop of essential oil and do the massage.
If you do not have the time for a massage, a bath with essential oils can also be very soothing. Use in a fullbath 3-4 drops and in a footbath 1-2 drops of essential oils. It is a very pleasent hay fever treatment.
Treatments for Pollen Allergy and Hay Fever
Protect yourself outdoors with a ‘pollen trap’! You can coat the inside of your nose with Vaseline and the sticky layer will trap spores, pollens, dust etc. before you inhale them. It stops immediately the irritation in your nose.
A regular use of nasal irrigation with a neti pot or just the use of saline nasal spray can help a lot fighting hay fever symptoms. You just rinse off all the irritant air-born pollens, fungal spores, dust and animal dander.
Neti pots are great natural allergy remedy that use light dilution of salted water to flush irritants from the sinus passages. One quarter teaspoon of salt is mixed into one cup of warm water and applied to the nostril through the pot. The salted water is allowed to drain from one nostril to the other and then expelled. Best to follow directions in the Neti Pot box.
If you are not allergic to herbs, your irritated allergy eye will find this herbal eyewash very soothing:
Pour 250ml boiling water over the herbs. Cover, and steep for a quarter of an hour. Strain through a coffee filter to remove all herb particles. Use as an eyewash or soak cotton balls in the herbal tea and apply to your eyes at least three times a day for ten minutes.
Caution: Make sure you are not allergic to any ingredient herbs!
If you do not have the time to make the herbal tea, put just a wet chamomile teabag on your eyes.
Homeopathy for Pollen Allergy and Hay Fever
Homeopathy offers a wide range of remedies helpful in different allergy conditions, like seasonal allergy etc. Most of them needs individualization of symptoms, but there are a few remedies good for hay fever as a general diagnosis.
One of them is Histaminum C30, potentized histamine, which is released in great amount during the allergic reaction. Homeopathic Histaminum is able to decrease the release and the effect of material histamine.
Other useful option is to take your allergen potentized, in a homeopathic form which can desensitize your body (the method is called isopathy).
If you are allergic to pollens, have a pollen allergy, take homeopathic Pollen C30, made from local pollens in your neighborhood. Start taking it 1 month prior the hay fever season (two times a week) and continue during the whole season, taking it daily.
If you are sensitive to dust mites, take regularly homeopathic House Dust Mite C30.
If you are allergic to mold, take the homeopathic remedy Aspergillus niger C30, which is made from the fungi.
If you are sensitive to certain animal hair (cat or dog or horse etc.) than take a remedy made from this special animals fur.
Take this remedies 2-3 times a week, long term.
During the hay fever season you may take:
Histaminum C30 in the morning and
Pollen C30 in the evening.
Let dissolve 2-3 pills under your tongue and do not eat or drink 10 minutes before and after taking the remedy.
General Tips for Pollen Allergy Sufferers
When you have to go out, wear wraparound sunglasses to keep pollens away from your eyes.
Wash your hair before going to bed, so you do not transfer a head full of dust and pollen to your pillow.
Stay indoors and keep the windows closed early in the morning and late in the evening, when pollen concentration is the highest. Shelter indoors during strong wind, since the wind stirs up all the settled pollens.
Fit your car with pollen filter and keep the windows closed when traveling.
Do not dry outdoors your bed-clothes, since they work like a pollen trap.
In the treatment of allergies and hay fever mother nature provides us several natural allergy remedy and herbs to overcome this annoying condition. Allergy medication can be based on all natural remedies and allergy cure is possible with the help of herbs, homeopathy, natural supplements and ayurvedic nasal irrigation.
One of the best allergy remedy is herbal:
Herbal Remedies for Allergy and Hay Fever
Nettle (Urtica dioica)
A very good remedy is Nettle (Urtica dioica), it contains a substance (quercetin) that works as a natural antihistamine. Capsules of freeze-dried leaf are available, take 500mg two or three times a day or half a teaspoon of nettle extract four times a day.
Has become renowned for its memory-boosting properties, but it is an effective allergy fighter and hay fever treatment as well. Take 450 mg a day, but not more. Ginkgo contains ginkgolides, which can inhibit the activity of certain allergy-triggering chemicals (PAF). You may take it long term.
Quercetin is a plant pigment and antioxidant able to inhibit the release of histamine. Foods naturally rich in quercetin include citrus fruits, purple or yellow onion, garlic, buckwheat. Concentrated quercetin is also available in capsules: take 500mg twice a day between meals. It works best when started a month prior to the start of allergy season. Continue taking it throughout the season. (Do not take this if already taking nettle or garlic, as they contain quercetin.)
Garlic has marvelous health-giving properties. Among all this properties it acts as an anti-allergic, due to its high quercetin content. Take 400-600mg daily, but not much more, since garlic is an effective blood thinner and may cause bleeding if overused.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
Stir 1 teaspoon of ground Turmeric into 250ml water and drink it. Within 15 minutes the hay fever symptoms must be better. You can take Turmeric capsules as well. You may use it during the whole season.