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Recipe for Rose Lotion

Rosewater & Glycerin Hand Lotion

This lotion is great for those that prefer a less oily type.

I’ve adapted it from various attempted recipes over the years.
I love the way it feels as the cornstarch really works as an oil absorber,
and almost feels like an exfoliant the first few times you use it.
I’ve tried making this into both a sprayable type lotion and a cream type lotion.
Both ways are great, it just depends on how you intend to use it
…more water for thinner, and less water for thicker product.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tsp – 1 Tbls melted beeswax (depending on how thick you prefer)

  • 1 Tbls cocoa butter melted

  • 2 Tbls Vegetable Glycerin

  • 2 Tbls Cornstarch

  • 1 Cup Distilled or Purified Water

  • 2 – 4 Tbls (more if you like thinner) Rose water (I usually use 3)

Mix first three ingredients together in heat proof glass bowl – place in a water bath or use double boiler.
Warm waters and add cornstarch, blend thouroughly,
Add oil/wax mixture slowly to water mixture and blend well.
Make sure to completely cool.
Once everything is the right consistency, add essential oils if you prefer, but no more than 10 dps of essential oils total for this recipe. Mix well, and put into clean jars or spray bottles.
Note: If the lotion is too thick – thin with water or rose water using one tablespoon at a time, stirring thoroughly.

Also, If it is too thin, add melted wax into warmed oils/water mixture
(blast in microwave on low setting for 15-20 sec. intervals.
And always, always, add your essential oils last, after you have the consistency you desire in the lotion.
A thinner lotion you can use as a sprayable type, and a thicker lotion can be used as a cream.
By adjusting the wax/oil/water ratio you can create the type best suited to your purpose.
Try making both the spray type and the cream type and decide which works best for you.

If you’d like an even easier recipe, try this one: (though it’s a bit thinner than the above recipe)

1 1/4 cup hot water
1/4 cup emulsifying wax
1/4 cup rosehip seed oil (or any oil you prefer, olive, safflower, sunflower, emu, etc.)
24-36 drops rose essential oil

In a pyrex measuring glass I combine the rosehip seed oil and emusifying wax and microwave for approx. 1 minute until it is all melted. The temperature on this reads about 155 degrees.
How to Make Hand Lotion
I have found that a coffee mug  holds almost exactly 1 1/4 cup of water, so I fill is up and microwave that for 1 minute or until about 120 degrees. While that is heating up, I add the essential oil into my melted wax/rosehipseed oil mixture.
How to Make Hand Lotion
Then pour the hot water into the wax/rosehipseed oil mixture and watch it turn milky white. At this point the temperature is about 125 degrees. I then pour the hot lotion into wide mouth pint size jars and let cool overnight. The next morning you’ll have a fresh jar of homemade natural hand lotion!
How to Make Hand Lotion
Oh and of course, you’ll need decorative labels to put on your jars, which you can download here. Remember, when you print these out onto Avery Sticker Project Paper in Adobe Reader, it often automatically reduces the size of the original document, make sure that you click on the setting to print these at full size. These labels fit on the wide mouth pint jars. Enjoy your new soft skin!

Thanks to

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for the great pics and label downloads!!!!

Essential Oils that can Aid Emotional and Abuse Issues

YellowstarEssentials Release/Opening Synergy

Essential oils have natural properties that can aid in healing the entire body, including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues. Because of their concentrated properties, one drop can do as much good as pounds or tons of the fresh variety, so essential oils are much easier and more convenient to keep at hand.

Many people use food to protect themselves from feeling bad or to numb themselves to abuse. They can gain weight to make themselves look undesirable or not available for sexual attention. This leads to feelings of contempt and self loathing. It is very common for victims of abuse to blame themselves for the abuse. Essential oils can bring feelings of self love, forgiveness, and acceptance into the heart.

Milli Austin in The Healing Bath did some ground-breaking work in healing abuse with essential oils. She talks of the body not just from the physical but also its energetic aspects. She see the body surrounded by energy fields similar to the atmosphere around the earth. The energy is layered into different energy bodies. The energy body closest to the physical body is called the etheric body. Then there is the astral or emotional body. Next the mental body follows with the soul body encapulating all the bodies. She claims that abuse emotionally and mentally lodges itself into the energy bodies and causes a person to be unable to completely control their life. The abuse takes hold and directs the life in ways the person does not want to go, but seems to be helpless to prevent. As in feeling bad about how your body looks and wanting to look better, but unable to stop eating. With her essential oil therapy, the person would come into contact with what was really causing the bad feelings and clear them with the oils. She also felt that abuse from one life could be felt in another and causes disturbances in this life.

To heal this trauma, she suggests using bath or massage therapy. In her book she included several formulas to help the person clear the abuse. It is a good idea to have a counselor or therapist to consult if you are going to use the oils in this way. The baths also call for more oils than most aromatherapists feel is safe so caution is advised and supervision is required. We will list a few of the formulas and if you are interested in doing them, we suggest you read her book first for more details.

Sexual Abuse Bath
30 drops each citronella, geranium, patchouli
33 drops each white camphor, lime
40 drops juniper berry
5 cups unprocessed apple cider vinegar
Stone Lapis
Time: 35 minutes
Coat the body with walnut oil
Do 10 baths spaced 7 days apart
If repeating bath series, wait 7 weeks.

Trauma Bath
20 drops wild chamomile (or 16 German or 14 Roman)
30 drops each amyris, white camphor, damiana, vetiver, sassafras
36 drops each eucalyptus 80/85. Lavender
5 cups unprocessed apple cider vinegar
Stone: lapis
Time: 30 minutes
Coat the body with almond oil
Do 10 baths spaced 5 days apart
If repeating bath series, wait 7 weeks.

Unkind, Abusive Treatment – To Relieve Hurt Bath
20 drops cinnamon leaf
25 drops each helichrysum, lemongrass
30 drops each dill weed, lemon eucalyptus, sweet fennel, lavender, peppermint, white thyme
36 drops geranium
7 cups unprocessed apple cider vinegar
Stone: clear quartz crystal
Time: 30 minutes
Coat the body with walnut oil.
Do 15 baths spaced 7 days apart.
If repeating bath series, wait 7 weeks.”

Oils identified to help clear abuse and trauma from the energy bodies:

Ajowan* Benzoin Jasmine Rose
Allspice* Cajeput Juniper* Spruce
Bitter Almond* All Cedarwoods Laurel Leaf Tea Tree
Balsam, Copaiba Cinnamon* Linaloe Wood Vetiver
Balsam, Peru* Cumin Seed Neroli Violet Leaf
Balsam, Tolu Cypress Parsley Wintergreen*
Bay Yuzu

* oils are fiery and need to be used with fixed or fatty oils

About the Healing Bath:

Many books discuss the aromatic power of essential oils, but The Healing Bath is the first to focus on using essential oils to cleanse, clear, and heal the energy field surrounding the physical body. If this energy field is damaged, the body’s vitality, strength, and overall health and well-being is jeopardized. When energy fields in the subtle bodies are strengthened and energized, deep healing in the physical body is accelerated. This book describes essential oil therapy that can be used with conventional allopathic, herbal, and other healing methods.

The author has been refining her essential oil techniques for ten years, and she draws on experiences from her personal practice to describe the method.

Provides bath formulas for a wide range of physical and emotional ailments, including asthma, depression, substance abuse, headaches, sleep disorders, food intolerance, allergies, bladder and urinary tract problems, and hyperactivity.

A special section discusses the use of essential oils to heal infants and children.

Click here to go to amazon.com and buy the book

If you would like to purchase YellowstarEssentials Release/Opening Synergy made with therapeutic grade essential oils; email: yellowstar2000@yahoo.com. with  Release/Opening Synergy in the subject line.  5ml concentrate is $25.

Thank you http://www.gritman.com/EO_Papers/Weightloss8.html for the great info!

Essential Oils Can Help Erase or Reduce Stretchmarks, Scars and Keloids

Don’t you hate unsightly scars, stretchmarks and/or keloids?

Read the following article to learn how to make your own all natural remedy including an essential oil blend to use in a massage, or a salve recipe and the techniques used to erase or reduce them.

How to Erase or Reduce Stretchmarks, Scars and Keloids with Essential Oils

 

 

Essential Oils and other Natural Tips to Aid in the Prevention of H1N1, Swine Flu and Flu Viruses

I thought this was important enough to share…

Everyone should read this information on preventing the flu, swine flu, and H1N1 by using essential oils and following a few simple steps.

I think it’s so important to take good care of our own health and be responsible for our own well-being. By taking these simple steps, it could save your life!

1.      Wash your hands

2.      Use hand sanitizer

3.      Use a home/car/room diffuser

4.      Eat right, exercise and take a multivitamin

5.      Vitamin C

6.      Zinc

7.      Vitamin E

8.      Tea Tree steam inhalation

9.      Use these foods;

“(PRWEB) May 10, 2006 — A Biology teacher from Australia, named Stephen Jones, has done extensive research into the H5N1 virus and compiled a list of natural foods that are effective against it and listed others that are detrimental.”

Helpful foods:

  • ·        Garlic
  • ·        Green Tea
  • ·        Apple Juice
  • ·        Cranberry Juice
  • ·        St. John’s Wort tea

Detrimental foods:

  • Dairy products (increase mucous production)
  • Bananas – increases mucous production.
  • Honey
  • Chocolate
  • Echinacea
  • Kimchi
  • Elderberry juice
  • Micro Algae (Chlorella and Spirulina)

References:

REad the rest of the article at; http://the-health-gazette.com/496/natural-antivirals/

Resources;

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/ (search using Pubmed ID number listed after each food)

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Also read this email from a Nature’s Gift Aromatherapy Blog;

Health Care Provider seeking Swine Flu (H1N1) guidance

Thought I would post (with permission, of course) an email exchange from earlier this week. (The title of this post is the subject line of the Email.)

Marge,So sorry to bother you again.
My husband and I are both health care providers, and both actually on the “front line” in emergency medicine. We also both work in emergency management. As such, we are both considered in the “high risk” group for both seasonal flu and H1N1. We also have 3 children, ages 17, 12 and 2 who will be considered in the “high risk” group for H1N1.

Because the peak for H1N1 is predicted for October, and the vaccine will be available in limited quantities in mid to late October, I am sincerely concerned about protecting my family.

I’ve attempted research in this area and have come across many essential oils for the prevention of H1N1 – Ravensara, Ravintsara, Cinnamon, Lavendar, Clove, etc., but am not sure the best way to use them to protect my family (diffuser, massage, inhaler,etc.). I have read that rubbing Ravensara on the soles of the feet every morning and evening will afford some protection, but am concerned about using it on the 2 year old and using it long term. I am also not sure of the safest oils to use to protect my 2 year old.

I have purchased Ravensara, Ravintsara, Thyme Linalol, Eucalyptus smithii, and the Flu Foil and Germ Beater blends, but any guidance you could give in their use, use of any additional oils or therapy, and duration of use would be greatly appreciated.

-”Because I suspect others might be pondering the use of Essential Oils to protect themselves and their families against the promised H1N1 epidemic, I thought sharing my comments in public might be appropriate.
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First… as a health care provider, I’m sure you know that I can neither give advice, nor even suggest that the essential oils we make available could have any possible therapeutic benefits. To do so would leave me open to the FDA charging me with selling “unregistered drugs”…

having said that.

For the two year old I would definitely use the ravINTsara, not ravensara.. What I would do for your whole family (I’ve seen case studies where this was used in schools and the absenteeism rate plummeted)… I’d blend ravintsara into aloe vera gel…as high as a 10% dilution… 5% for the 2 year old, and use that as “hand cream” three times a day.

For the whole family… I would diffuse Flu Foil… or even use inhalers on a regular basis (ie, every hour or so, for you and your hubbie…or between patients.) I’d reserve the Euc Smithii for ‘cold symptoms’… it’s the best decongestant for the little one…and effective for all of you… best by diffusion, or a drop on the pillow case.

I’d use the Germbeater as a room spray, or occasionally diffuse it… keeping in mind that it is truly aimed at bacteria, rather than viruses..virii?? specifically.”

Ravintsara, Ravensara, Palma Rosa, Eucalyptus and Lavender are the oils used in Nature’s Gift FLU FOIL, but you could very well make your own blend by purchasing the separate oils.

And as for the Germbeater blend that includes the following essential oils:

Lemon Myrtle, touched with Tea Tree and Lemon scented Tea Tree, Ravensara for its antiviral potential, Cedarwood, Pine, Lemon Eucalyptus for molds and spores, and the powerfully germ killing Cinnamon Bark. This is not a blend to use on the skin, it will burn, and contains a known sensitizer. It is designed for the diffuser, or to be diluted into a room and countertop spray.

-cont.

“The thyme linalol would be a gentle and safe antibacterial for the little one, as well as the whole family. I suspect that, had you not already purchased it, you might find Thyme Thujanol a bit more effective, but you have the linalol on hand, so I would go with that.

I’d look at alternating the ravensara and ravintsara for the older members of the family…either by diffusion, or, as mentioned, in the Aloe gel… it is my personal belief that it would be a more effective anti viral than the antibacterial soaps you probably use in your practices.

I’d think about diffusing flu foil and germ beater alternately…

and I’d look at using one oil or blend for 3 or 4 days, then alternate with another… ie, perhaps ravensara for 3 days, then flu foil, then back again. I think switching off is better than always using the same oils.

hope some of this helps… you and yours are most definitely on the front lines and more at risk than the general population. GOOD LUCK… and I hope to hear come winter that you all made it through ‘flu season’ unscathed!!!

as you can tell, I’m not much on the theory that the oils should be applied to the soles of the feet OH..and neither cinnamon nor cloves should be used topically. We have them both in our germbeater spice blend… but I’d not use them other than in a room spray or a blend for diffusion.

hope all of this helps.

I would LOVE to post your question and my rambling answer on our blog with your permission…”

Posted by Marge at 11:16 PM

Labels: anti-viral essential oils, flu prevention, H1N1 virus, swine flu

1 comments:

Carol said…

This is such good advice. I am a second grade teacher and my principal will not let me use any oils in my classroom. I was hoping to be able to diffuse some blends. He is afraid someone will have a reaction and even if it’s not caused by an essential oil blend a parent might think it is and sue us. So, I can only use them on myself.
I am going to order the Ravintsara Oil. I didn’t realize it was better than the ravensara. Thanks again for your help!

Read more: http://naturesgiftaromatherapy.blogspot.com/2009/08/health-care-provider-seeking-swine-flu.html#ixzz0StBdiALA

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I think it’s so important to take good care of our own health and be responsible for our own well-being. By taking these simple steps, it could save your life!

What do you do to prevent sickness and promote your own well-being?


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I think it’s so important to take good care of our own health and be responsible for our own well-being.

What do you do to prevent sickness and promote your own well-being?

Have you tried using essential oils or making any of your own hand sanitizers? or diffuser blends?

read my ehow article

How to make a non-drying anti-bacterial hand sanitizer

http://www.ehow.com/how_4772522_make-essential-oils-aloe-gel.html

Information on Ingredients for Natural Products

I’ve compiled a list of the top five resources for consumers who are looking to find out what exactly is in those products you’re using and what to look for when purchasing ‘natural’ products.

See more at http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1577913/information_on_ingredients_for_natural.html

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