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Essential oil for Teens

by on Aug.07, 2010, under Essential Oil

Using Natural Remedies to help you deal with common teen issues

You have probably heard all the talk about natural remedies, but have you ever considering giving them a try? nature has an answer for almost everything that ails you and the products are easy to use. In fact, many natural products are easier on your body than their laboratory produced counterparts. One of the easiest and nicest way to give natural remedies a try is using essential oils.

Bath or Shower

Add 10-20 drops of a pure essential oil or a few cap-fulls of diluted oil (or blend) to a hot bath. Enjoy the smell as the beneficial oils are absorbed by the skin. In the shower, put a few drops of il on a cloth or sponge and rub all over body paying special attention to trouble spots and stress points.

Compresses

Add 5-10 drops of you an indicated oil (or blend) to a medium bowl of very warm water. Soak a cloth in the bowl. Gently wring the cloth out and apply to the troubled area.

Diffuser

Use heat to send a scent across a room. In candles, make you own by adding 3-5 drops of an essential oil to melted wax while it is in a mold. Let cool and use. Never put an essential on a wick or flame. Use a specially made diffuser (electric or candle powered) and place 5-10 drops of an oil blended with water over the heat source.

Inhalant

Place 1-2 drops on a dry cloth or handkerchief and place over nose; inhale deeply. Use as an addition to an electric facial steamer. Fill a skin with hot water and add 3-5 drops of oil. Lean over the sink and place a towel across your head and shoulders to keep in the vapours; inhale deeply. Inhale oils directly from vial.

Massage

Add 15-30 drops of an essential oil ( choose one oil or combine several, but do not use more than 30 drops) per 30ml (1 oz) of the carrier oil of your choice. Carrier oils dilute the essential oils so that they can be applied to your skin. Many pure essential oils will irritate your skin and must be mixed with a carrier oil if they are to be applied topically. As your aromatherapy specialist if you have any questions about a specific oil. Some common carrier oils are: Grapeseed oil, almond oil, canola oil, olive oil.

Personal Care

Hair care: add 8-10 drops of an essential oil for every 30mil (1 oz) of hair care product. Choose an unscented or very lightly scented product. Essential oils can be used as fragrance and / or remedies to problems like dandruff and oily scalp. Skin Care: add 10 drops (alone or in combination) of essential oils to 30ml ( 1 oz) skin care cream, lotion or non-alcoholic toner. Again, choose an unscented or very lightly scented product. Some oils can be applied to the skin full strength and some oils come specially blended for use skin care.

Personal Fragrance

Mix the essential oils of your choice with a carrier oil or unscented body mist at ratio of 5 drops of oil per tablespoon of the products. Create a truly original signature scent!

How can teens benefit from aromatherapy and essential oils?

Teen hormones are particularly sensitive. The use of synthetic over the counter drugs can have short and long term effects such as mood swings, anger, and depression. The use of phyto-medicines is pro-biotic rather than anti-biotic (meaning they work with nature not against it). Essential oils are the easiest and most pleasant of the phyto(plant) medicines.

Aromatherapy seems like a” girl thing”, can guys use these products as well?

Absolutely. The masculine segment is the fastest growing in the world of aromatherapy as men want results and aromatherapy delivers. Men want logic. When they understand that aromatherapy is highly concentrated therapeutic plant material that is applied topically to affected areas, it makes sense to them.

What are the benefits of using essential oils ( compared to commercial products for things like acne, headaches, muscle pain, etc?)

A topical application is more effective than ingesting drugs through the intestinal tract. Phyto (plant) medicine have side benefits for their use, rarely if ever a negative side effects. Synthetic drugs all have side effects- NO EXCEPTIONS.

When should essential oils NOT be used?

During pregnancy or when it is contra indicated (meaning when an oils is recommended for something that contradicts what you need it for, when it is specially not to be used with another oil or when a professional tells you to stay away) or not properly blended.

Can essential oils help with acne?

Very much so. A skin care system with essential oils will retrain the skin to operate as it should.

Can essential oils help with dry skin?

Rose geranium and lavender are examples of oils that transform skin to it’s original and intended state.

Can essential oils help with studying and memory?

Memory gains can be had, 30% to 100% by using single oils or better yet a blend as a memory anchor. Put 2 drops on the back of the hand when studying and have the same blend at exam time. It works and it’s fair game!

Can essential oil help with puberty and growing pains?

Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Peppermint areĀ  very effective at regulating hormonal shifts and pain release can be effectively relieve the pain and inflammation of sore muscles and joints during growth spurts.

Can essential oils help with love and romance?

Our products will bring a sensual scents to someone’s bath or shower or provide stimulating massage oils.


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