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Essential oil Chart

by on Jul.28, 2010, under Essential Oil

Essential oil Use oil to treat Suggested usage Blends well with Warnings
Eucalyptus Decongestant, Antiviral, Colds, Influenza, Antiseptic, Wounds, Burns, Muscular Pain Massage, bath, hot compress Melissa, Lavender, Lemon, Pine, Thyme, Chamomile Do not overuse
Geranium Antidepressant, Astringent, Diuretic, Haemostatic, Promotes Healing, PMT Massage, bath, vaporiser Bergamot, Citronella, Lemon Grass, Lavender Not recommend for pregnancy.
Lavender Analgesic, Antibiotic, Antiviral, Headache, Menstrual Pain, Acne, Anti-inflammatory Massage, bath, vaporiser, compress Bergamot, Orange, Lemon, Geranium, Pine Undiluted oil may irritate sensitive skin
Lemon grass Infections, Fever, Digestive, Tonic, Headache, Deodorant, Footbaths Massage, vaporizer, bath Lavender, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Juniper, Rose Undiluted oil may irritate sensitive skin
Sweet Orange Antispasmodic, Stomach, Mild Sedative, Constipation, Chronic Diarrhoea Massage, mouthwash, vaporizer, bath Ylang Ylang, Juniper, Sandalwood, Cypress, Cinnamon Do not use before bedtime, sensitive to sunlight
Patchouli Antidepressant, Antiseptic, Astringent, Fluid Retention, Anti-inflammatory, Stings Massage, warm compress, inhalation Ylang Ylang, Rose, Bergamot, Lemon, Geranium, Jasmine Do not overuse
Peppermint Colic, Diarrhoea, Indigestion, Vomiting, Stomach Pain, Cold, Fever, Headache, bad breath Massage, inhalation, mouthwash Eucalyptus, Lavender, Majoram, Rosemary Do not use before bedtime, may irritate senstive skin
Tea tree Influenza, Fungi, Viruses, Warts, Ringworm, Cold Sores, Blisters, Acne Massage, bath, vaporizer Lavender Undiluted it may irritate sensitive skin
Ylang ylang Relieves Sexual Anxiety, High Blood Pressure, Slows Breathing, Antidepressant, PMS Massage, bath, vaporizer, skin tonic Sandalwood, Lemon, Orange, Bergamot, Jasmine, Neroli Do not overuse

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Best Natural Herbal Soap for your skin

by on Jul.28, 2010, under Oatz Candles

Is Your Soap Causing Harm to Your Skin?

When choosing soap, it is important to choose the right soap for your skin type, whether it is an herbal soap, a handmade soap or a commercial soap. Much commercial soap contains lots of chemicals which can be harmful to skin. A natural herbal soap can be a good alternative.

Herbal Soaps: Are They Effective?

Much commercial soap contains lots of chemicals which can be harmful to skin. A natural herbal soap can be a good alternative. Soaps containing natural products are healthier for your skin and less likely to have any damaging effect. They are also less likely to provide a trigger for common skin complaints. Commercial soaps also remove the glycerin from soap. Glycerin helps the skin keep in moisture, and so soap that has had the glycerin removed is more drying. Natural soaps usually keep the glycerin in.

Natural soaps also make use of aromatherapy and herbal treatments to provide the best treatment for your skin. Herbs can help treatment skin problems and nourish the skin. Aromatherapy can have a positive effect on physical and emotional health.

When choosing a natural soap, check the ingredients. Some soaps may claim to be natural or herbal, but may in fact contain chemicals and harmful ingredients. They might also claim to contain ingredients such as lavender, when they really contain lavender scented oil. Scented oil is not the same thing as the essential oil and will not produce the same effect.

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Meaning of Aromatherapy

by on Jul.28, 2010, under Oatz Candles

Therapy using palm wax candles and Pure essential oils

Articles refer from picperfect.com.au

Therapy using 100% pure essential oils:

Pure Essential Oils have the power to calm and joy, rejuvinate and nourish our mind, body and spirit. Humans are vulnerable to scent, and we often react to a smell emotionally before becoming aware of it physically. Our pure essential oils and essential oil candles will change your mood in a positive way and lift your spirits. In scientific terms, this is because smell sends a direct message to the limbic system, the part of the brain that governs emotions.

Essential oils are sometimes called the ‘life force’ of plants. The oils are extracted from various parts of the plant: the roots, leaves, flowers, bark and fruit; and have been used for centuries to heal humans and even animals. Pure essential oils are also used for spiritual as well as physical purposes.

Pure essential oils are a great and natural way to relieve pain, aches and illnesses. By using them on thier own or in a blend, Essential oils are extremely versatile, you can use them in many ways; Candles, massage with a base oil, oil burners, vaporisers, baths, atomisers and compression. Which ever way you use the oils, you will see a positive outcome.

Aromatherapy is one way we can learn to heal ourselves. The key to living a fulfilled life is to nourish and balance ourselves on all levels. Our range of oils and candles will help you reach your potential. Filling the atmosphere with exquisite healing aromas. These wonderful fragrances generate a natural feeling of wellbeing and influence the range of emotional and physical conditions that touch us as we go about our daily lives.

Therapy using Palm Wax Candles:

Palm wax comes from the fruit of palm trees. The oil palm grows in Western Africa, South & Central America and varieties of it throughout the globe. These trees are now domesticated and grow on plantations. The fruit is very rich in oil that is used for cooking, soap, cosmetics and quite perfect for making durable, long lasting natural wax candles. Many palm plantations are now adopting eco-friendly, sustainable farming and fair trade practices, which are good for the environment and for the people that work there.

Beautiful Appearance
Palm wax is a beautiful crystalline natural wax that makes a high quality, long burning candle. It has a stronger scent throw of Pure Essential Oils than other candles, while it is burning and also when it’s cold. Either way, it fills the room with beautiful healing aroma. Small round candle burn- time 17 hours, Large round candle burn-time 96 hours.

When it comes to candles, nothing lends as much beauty and luminescence as these natural wax pillar candles do. They can have a distinct ice-like appearance which resembles the frosty crystals that collect on windows in the winter time.

One reason why this natural candle wax is such a preferred choice in candle making is because of its hard texture and high melting point. So, even in the summer when it gets quite hot, the candles remain hard and sturdy. Palm wax is even harder than paraffin, which gives you an idea of its durability and strength.

No Soot!
The beauty of our palm wax candles is they are 100% biodegradable, and the candles smokeless . They have a hotter flame, which means no black soot while burning. Our candles have a natural cotton wick which makes them entirely environmentally friendly. Palm wax candles aroma fills the room for hours.

Use Caution While Burning Your Pillar Candle

  • Make sure to burn the candle on a heat resistant surface.
  • Always make sure to keep the candle away from any flammable substances and objects.
  • Make sure there are no flowing curtains near the candle as they can easily catch fire.
  • Keep the wick trimmed to a length of one-fourth inch. This will prevent a smoking flame and any accidents from happening.
  • Make sure to remove all debris and wick trimmings from around the candle.
  • Keep the candle in an area where there is minimal draft. Also, keep out of the reach of children.
  • Make sure a burning candle is attended to at all times as leaving it unattended could cause potential problems.

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Natural handmade soap VS Commercial soap

by on Jul.07, 2010, under Oatz Candles

Articles refer to” naturallyskintastic.com/blog/archives/the-advantages-of-handmade-all-natural-soap-versus-commercial-soaps” and ” chandlerssoaps.com/commercial-vs-handmade.html”

Okay, so you are not an environmentalist. What about the advantages of using a Handmade soap on your skin ? These are numerous. In addition to the idea of not using toxic chemicals on your body that get absorbed into your bloodstream through your skin, all natural soaps actually make your skin softer. This is because they contain organic materials that naturally hydrate the skin. Commercial soaps are made with chemicals that dehydrate the skin. For this reason, people are often advised against using commercial soaps to wash their face as well as to wash their hair. This is because of the drying properties.

Generally, when one speaks of Commercial soap one is referring to soap made in huge batches (100,000 pounds or more) in a mechanized process where the glycerin is removed and fillers and sometimes synthetic detergents added. Often a commercial soap manufacturing plant has facilities for refining oils, recovering and purifying glycerin (which is then sold separately) and producing soap in various final forms.

All natural soaps, however, are safe to use in every face. Not only can they be used on the body to achieve softer and more hydrated skin, but they can also be safely used on the face as well as on the hair. The organics contained in all natural soap will benefit everything that they touch. Best of all, you will start to notice the results of using homemade all natural soap right away. Your skin will feel softer and smoother.

Many companies that produce soap and soap related products (such as shampoos, cleaning agents and even toothpaste) buy the basic soap and then add their own ingredients and packaging to the final product.

Handmade soap, on the other hand, is generally thought of as soap made in smaller batches with personal attention, where the naturally occurring glycerin is retained in the soap. Fillers or detergents are rarely added to hand-crafted soaps because these require facilities and chemistry unavailable to (and unwanted by) most hand-crafted soap makers.

Often the hand-crafted soap maker does the entire process from start to finish, including manufacture, scenting, curing, cutting, trimming and packaging.

There is also a hybrid form of soap-making, called melt and pour. It is a commercially produced soap base which is chemically formulated (through the use of various additives) to be able to be melted and then poured without changing its consistency. The soap base is then purchased by a soap maker who melts it down, adds colors, scents and other artistic touches and packages it for final sale. Melt and Pour soaps can be true soaps and are generally considered to be “handmade” if more than 50% of the entire process from recipe formulation through to packaging is done by hand.

As people begin to become more aware of the dangers of using chemicals in our every day lives, more folks are switching to all natural products. The demand for organic products, especially skin and bath products, has risen considerably in the past decade. As we keep hearing about the different dangers in the chemicals that we use every day, especially in our hygiene products, we look for viable alternatives. Fortunately, natural soap is one of the easiest ways you can eliminate the use of toxic chemicals right away.

Once you use homemade organic all natural soap, you will wonder why you ever used commercial soap in the first place. Natural soap is the way nature intended for us to get clean. There is no reason to use chemicals on your skin on a daily basis that have been linked to cancer. Switching to organic soap is one way that you can not only save your skin and promote a healthier environment, but is a way that you can actually work to prevent problems with your health.

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