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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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Tips for how to use the essential oils

by on Jun.16, 2010, under Essential Oil

Skin Care:

To blend a nourishing face oil, combine 20 drops of your essential oil blend to 2 tablespoons of carrier blend it.

After washing your face, leave the skin damp. Apply 2 to 3 drops to you fingers and rub them together.

To apply the oil:

For oily skin: Lightly tap on your face.

For normal to dry skin: Use your fingers to spread the oil with upward strokes.

For dry, chapped skin or after sports.: Follow with a light face cream

For sunburn: Follow with alove vera gel.

Massage and bath oil:

There’s nothing like a warm bath to shift your moods and emotions. Including essential oils further enhances the bath’s power to ease the body and transform the spirit.

For bath oil, put 1 to 2 tablespoons in a full bath. For massage oil, combine 30 drops of essential oils to 2 tablespoons carrier oil in a 1- ounce amber glass bottle.

1. For pain, tension, circulation problems or water retention:

Apply and gently massage the affected area. Do not press. To heighten the effect, use a hot compress. To make a compress, soak a washcloth in hot water, add a few drops of your essential oil blend, and place the washcloth on the affected area. To amplify the effect of the oils, relax and allow the heat to penetrate.

2 For digestion issues, abdominal distress or menstrual cramps:

Apply a few drops to your abdomen and massage gently in a clockwise, circular motion.

Follow by placing a hot washcloth over the affected area. Let your body relax and your mind calm.

3. For immune support:

Gently apply massage oil to the soles of your feet. Use your fingertips to feel and apply pressure to areas that need attention.

4. For respiratory issues or emotional distress:

Apply your oil blend to the chest, then stand directly under the showerhead or rest with a hot compress on your chest.

Inhalation blends

The aromas of essential oils can be helpful to both clear and mind and ease breathing

1. For sinus congestion, clouded thinking, or to shift your mood and find inspiration.

Place a drop inside your nostrils or on the center of your chest. Inhale individual oils or a blend from the dropper bottle.

2. To counter nausea or insomnia , to induce relaxation and deep breathing

Place 2 to 3 drops on a tissue and inhale from the tissue with slow , deep breaths 10 to 15 times.

3. For congestion, colds, flu, sore throats, or bronchitis

Put 2 to 3 drops of essential oil blend in a bowl of steaming hot water. Close your eyes tightly, place a towel over your head and inhale the steam.

Caution: If you have asthma, do not use this method.

Diffusing Oil

Diffusing oils feature 2 oils mixed to fill a room with healing aromas.

1. For an air freshener, respiratory, immue support, or meditation blend

Use an electric ceramic diffuser.

2 For heavier, gummy oils from resins, woods, roots and smome flowers

To avoid overheating, use a nebuizling diffuser.

3. To shift your mood or emotions

Create an air freshener, deodorant , cooling body spray, or light personal scent. Make a hydrosol in a 2 ounce spray bottle, which can be purchased at a pharmacy. Mix 10 drops of combined essential oils. Fill the spray bottle with filtered water. Shake well and spray around a room or around your neck, shoulders and chest.

Anointing Oil

Place a 100% essential oil blend in an amber glass dram bottle with an orifice reducer.

1. For insect bites or blemishes

Place a drop on your fingertip and apply to the affected area.

2. To relieve indigestion

Apply 2 to 3 drops directly on your abdomen.

3. To shift a mood or emotion.

Apply the oil on pulse points- the palm side of your wrists, the sides of the neck, the temples, and the crown of your head. OR Place a few drops on a tissue and breathe in deeply or inhale directly from the bottle to enhance the effect.

4. For chakra balancing

Place 2 to 3 drops on the area of each chakra:

First- Soles of your feet

Second– Below the navel

Third- Just below the breastbone

Fourth– center of your chest

Fifth– Throat area

Sixth– On your third eye ( center of you forehead)

Seventh– top of you head.

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The world of essential oils

by on Jun.16, 2010, under Essential Oil


It’s no surprise that the building blocks for our health and happiness exist in nature. From common aspirin to today’s most advanced medical breakthroughs, the natural world- the healing plants in particular- often provides the remedies our bodies need. Like us, plants have their own ways to find nourishment, fight disease, replicate, and heal. Essential oils are potent yet gentle concentrates distilled from the aromatic substances of nature’s most healing plants: what helps these plants flourish can help do the same for us.

Essential oil particles are tiny and evaporate quickly. As we sense their complex aroma, we can absorb them through our skin or inhale them. They then interact with the brain and the rest of our physiology to heal us from within. We can sue them to help us sleep, relax our muscles, and steady us through hormonal shifts. These subtle essences offer an accessible way to fight illness, lift the spirit, calm the mind, and redirect our energies. With essential oils, we can bring timeless natural principles into accord with our need for health and our impulse toward growth.

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