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Bergamot (Citrus bergamia): Among citrus plants Bergamot is regarded as the most fragile thus requiring extraordinary soil and climate to flourish. Bergamot has been used throughout history to lessen stress and nervousness as well as to invigorate the skin. Since it has the ability to rejuvenate and calm and thus reduce depression and anxiety it is considered unique among citrus oil. Bergamot can also cleanses and purify skin. #1017  $26

BLOC (Pain Relief Blend): BLOC is the calming solution to pain and discomforts. This blend brings relief to achy and sore muscles and joints. It has profound and prolonged therapeutic effects when applied on the affected area. For topical use only.  #1021  $69

Centre (Focus Blend): The essential oils in this blend are chosen carefully because of their renowned power to boost healthy brain functions. For individuals who find it hard to pay attention, concentrate or remain focused. Apply on bottom of your feet or back of your neck.  #1020  $45

Claire (Acne Solution Blend): This blend is geared towards reducing acne and making the tone and texture of the skin better. Apply on problematic skin spots. For topical use. #1025  $29 

Deflect (Insect Repellent Blend): Deflect is a natural product to keep biting insects at bay as opposed to other products which may contain artificial compounds. Deflect is safe for the entire family. Applying it once will give protection for at least 5-6 hours.  #1026  $14

DePure8 (Detox Blend): This special blend is used to clean and detox your body. This blend assists the filtering and cleaning functions of the liver, colon, kidneys, and lungs. #1031  $29

Digestese (Digestive Blend): Research has shown that numerous essential oils are effective in restoring the digestive system to its optimum state. Digestese is a blend of these essential oils that help with digestive system, acid reflux problems, and metabolism. #1023  $28

Eczfre (Eczema Relief Blend): This essential oil blend is effective in dealing with inflammation, itching and pain associated with eczema. #1019  $37

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Globulus): Eucalyptus oil has been used for hundreds of years to aid with respiratory ailments like asthma, bronchitis, colds, and many others. You can use eucalyptus oil two ways. It can be diffused or inhaled directly, and it can be applied directly to the skin or mixed with carrier oil, such as coconut oil.  #1007  $10

Frankincense (Boswellia carteri – France): In 3000 B.C, the Frankincense oil value was greater than that of gold. It was also known as the liquid gold. Since the Frankincense oil is so rare it is known as one of the most expensive essential oils. Frankincense is mostly known for promoting a sense of peace, calmness, relaxation and serenity in any way the oil is used.  It’s also great at relieving headaches.  #1001  $59

Grace (Anti-Aging Blend): Grace is a gorgeous blend of potent essential oils primarily for slowing down the aging process. It nourishes and protects the skin while simultaneously lessening inflammation which is a key factor in aging. Grace will give you a radiant, youthful and smoother complexion because it boosts healthy skin cell development. #1029  $69

Ignite (Energy Blend): For instant energy look no further than this blend. Ignite is an essential oil blend designed to invigorate, enliven and boost your mood. For topical & aromatic use.  #1022  $24

Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia)For centuries, lavender oil is widely used as a solution to insomnia. It also proves to be helpful in reducing pains like sprains, muscle pains, rheumatism, backaches and also lumbago. Some oils like sweet almond oil mixed with lavender oil are the best possible remedy for sore joints.  #1003  $25

Lemon (Citrus Medica limonuml): The health benefits of lemon oil can be attributed to its stimulating, calming, anti-infection, astringent, detoxifying, antiseptic, disinfectant, sleep inducing, and antifungal properties. The benefits of lemon oil include its ability to treat stress disorders, fever, infections, asthma, obesity, insomnia, skin disorders, hair conditions, stomach problems and tiredness. #1002  $9

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Schoenanthus): Its fragrant, sweet citrus notes are often used in aromatherapy and perfumes. It helps balance emotions and restore calm, and can help boost thinking. It is equally effective in a diffuser, inhaled directly, or used as a massage oil. When consumed, it helps ease digestive upsets including indigestion, constipation, flatulence, and stomach aches.  #1008  $10

Let’s Get It (Sensual Blend): This sensual blend is sure to please. The floral overtones of the ylang ylang, and jasmine give way to the subtle spices. The essential oils in this blend are used to promote sexuality and sexual energy. #1028  $47

Lullaby (Sleep-aid Blend): Use in your bedtime routine. It’s uniquely created to deliver rest-enhancing properties of therapeutic-grade EOs. Enjoy a good night’s sleep naturally. #1027  $32

Oregano (Origanum vulgare) For many centuries oregano has been used in medicine because its potent properties boosting the immune system. Oregano is primarily composed of thymol and carvacol, which are types of phenols that contain antioxidant and purifying properties. To maintain a healthy immune system, take a drop of Oregano daily. #1018  $29 

OxyZen (oil blend): Respiratory blend. It is used to ease breathing and ensure that a person who is suffering from problems such as congested chest or asthma help find relief.  #1013  $19 

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin): This herb is part of the mint family. It is known for its abundant, musky-sweet aroma. This herb is beneficial to the skin because it can reduce scars, wrinkles and stretch marks. It also lessens irritations of the skin and makes the skin appear smooth.  #1016  $26

Peppermint (Mentha Piperia): A research by University of Kiel revealed that when mixed with some eucalyptus oil, the peppermint oil helped with headaches. The research also brought to light the fact that the peppermint oil was very helpful in cases of depression or sadness or general lack of enthusiasm. #1004  $18

Relaxation (oil blend): Anti-stress blend. It is used to alleviate multiple types of stresses; stresses that are induced from tiredness, irritation or insomnia.  #1011  $28

Shield (oil blend): Protective blend. This combination of healing oils covers a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity and contains properties that strengthen the immune system. This healing oil is a blend of six different therapeutic grade essential oils, including cinnamon, clove, lemon, eucalyptus, rosemary, and frankincense.  #1010  $35 

Simmer (Hormone Blend for Her): This women’s essential oil blend has been specifically developed to balance hormones, manage symptoms of PMS, and menopause.  #1024  $29

Slenderize (oil blend): Diet blend. It is excellent when it comes to reducing ones appetite in order to make a person lose weight. It can alter the signals to the brain and help a person crave for less food. #1014  $24 

Spearmint (Mentha Viridis): Spearmint is an ancient plant with well-studied uses for helping with digestion, easing headaches, and promoting healing. It has even been found in historical records from ancient Greece. Its bright freshness can help improve weight loss, too, by boosting the metabolism, and it acts as a tonic for the gall bladder. Spearmint oil can help stimulate the appetite, fight depression, and make childbirth easier. #1009  $18

Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia): Tea tree oil is extracted from Malaleuca Tree leaves and used in medications for over centuries. Coughs and colds were cured by inhaling the oil directly from leaves and Wounds were healed by crushed leaves being sprinkled on. Skin issues and sore throats were also treated by infusing soaked leaves.  #1005  $18

Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides): This is a grass variety. It is widely utilized in perfumed because of its abundant, striking and composite fragrance. In message therapy, Vetiver oil is used to boost blood circulation and to soothe emotions. This herb is also crucial in boosting concentration and mental clearness. For a restful night, Vetiver is rubbed on the feet prior to sleeping. This herb stimulates the systems of the body and also boosts immunity.  #1030  $49

Wild Orange (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis): Orange essential oil warms the body and spirit, lifting moods, creating joy, and sparking creativity. You can use it in a diffuser or as a household cleaner, and it is safe for adults and kids. Orange oil contains 85-96% D-limonene, which is both environmentally friendly and powerful as a cleaner. Plus, the smell is invigorating.  #1006  $9 

Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata): This essential oil comes from the tropical Ylang Ylang tree. The oil is extracted from the star-shaped flowers of the tree. Ylang Ylang is widely utilized in aromatherapy and in the making of perfumes. Ylang Ylang is effective in reducing stress and tension. Ylang Ylang has wholesome and defensive properties as well as an attractive scent. #1015  $29

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What’s Lurking in Your Mattress?

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If you’ve ever seen a documentary about what’s lurking in your mattress, you probably won’t go to sleep anytime soon. Once you get back to your senses, make sure your mattress is safe by applying this DIY solution. In order to make a practical mixture for cleaning your mattress from ingredients you probably have in your home, grab the following:

• a cup of baking soda;
• four drops of lavender oil;
• a jar;
• a vacuum;

Combine the ingredients in a jar and begin shaking. Don’t forget to close the lid before doing that. Go to your mattress and sprinkle the contents onto it. Leave for an hour in order to give time to the ingredients of the mixture to really do their job removing any sign of dirt. Afterward, use the vacuum to clean it spotless and make it safe for use again. You now have a dirt and moist-free mattress, ready for you to sleep nice and sound on it!

14 Easy Things You Can Do To Keep Your Heart Healthy

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1. Eat salsa (It’s high in anti-oxidants)

2. Drive the scenic route home

3. Eat fish (It’s high in Omega 3)

4. Go skating or bowling on your date night

5. Stretch (Reach for the sky!)

6. Moderate alcohol consumption

7. Take the steps instead of the elevator

8. Play with your pet

9. LOL (That’s right… laugh out loud!)

10. Park further from entrances

11. Dance (Salsa, Mambo, Tango)

12. Practice good oral health

13. Move, move, move (Don’t just sit!)

14. Find your happy place!

Essential Oils for a Better Night’s Sleep

Stevi White, our guest blogger, has been kind enough to come up with some really good information to share with us.

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1. Lavender 

Most people are aware that lavender is somehow related to sleep, but what most people don’t know is that this has been studied extensively and its effectiveness is more than just an Old Wives Tale. One study done in the United Kingdom showed promising results in using the aroma of Lavender oil as a treatment for mild insomnia And another study observed  that inhalation of lavender and several other essential oils decreased anxiety and improved sleep qualify of 56 ICU patients. So as innocent as lavender may seem, it packs an impressive (and very scientific) punch in the sleep department.

2. Vetiver

Vetiver essential oil is distilled from the roots of the plant. It’s rich and earthy smelling, and it’s my go-to oil when I need to help my brain “shut-off” for the night. It took me a while to get used to the smell, so if you are a vetiver newbie, you might try mixing it with a “lighter” oil, such as lavender or roman chamomile.

3. Roman Chamomile 

Roman Chamomile essential oil is known for is calming, soothing, and relaxing properties. It has a light, floral scent and is wonderful for creating a peaceful atmosphere in your bedroom.

4. Ylang Ylang 

I’m glad I get to type this one today instead of trying to say it out loud. I honestly look like a dog with peanut butter stuck on the roof of its mouth whenever I try to pronounce it, but regardless, ylang ylang is a wonderful choice if you are looking to improve the quality of your sleep.

5. Bergamot 

Bergamot is a citrus fruit and the oil is cold-pressed from the rind or peel. Most citrus oils (like grapefruit or wild orange) tend to have a bit of a stimulating effect, but bergamot is different. It’s bright, yet calming at the same time.

6. Sandalwood 

It is a pricier oil, but a little bit goes a long way.

7. Marjoram

Not only is marjoram essential oil wonderful for soothing muscles and joints, but it also excels in creating peaceful sleep.

How to Use These Sleepy Essential Oils

When I’m using my essential oil stash to create a more peaceful sleeping atmosphere, there are two main methods that I use:

1. Topical Use 

Applying oil topically can be a wonderful way to reap their benefits. I generally rub oils on the back of my neck, or on the bottoms of my feet before bed. I usually use a vegetable oil of some sort to dilute them, and then rub them into my skin.  (Patty’s note: Natural Grapeseed Oil is amazing as a carrier oil.)

2. Aromatic Use 

My other secret essential oil weapon is Diffusers. It’s easy to add just a few drops of any of these oils to a bit of water, and you’ll be in dreamland in no time.

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Peppermint Essential Oil

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I have been experimenting with Peppermint Essential Oil for headaches and as a pain reliever. It has really worked wonders on my headaches and for my daughter’s motion sickness. This child can’t ride in a car for 30 minutes without being nauseated. She hasn’t had any problems since I created a blend for her.

Peppermint has been cultivated since ancient times, with evidence of peppermint having been found in Egyptian tombs, dating back to 1,000 BC!

Here’s just a few of the benefits you may get from Peppermint Essential Oils:

Skin Care: Acne, dermatitis, ringworm, toothache

Respiratory & Immune: Asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, colds, flu, fevers  (Great used in steam inhalation. Add a few drops to a hot cup of water covering head and cup with a towel, breathing deeply for a minute then repeating.)

Circulation, Muscles and Joints: Muscular pain, palpitations

Digestive: Colic, cramp, flatulence, nausea (Use topically mixed with carrier oil on stomach or abdomen.)

Nervous: Fainting, headache, mental fatigue, migraine (Use topically mixed with carrier oil on temples, forehead, or back of neck.)

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As with any essential oil, do not ingest this oil.

Peppermint (Mentha x piperita): relieves nausea, analgesic for muscular aches and pains, relieves/reduces migraines, energizing, antispasmodic, do not use on children under 30 months of age

The following information is courtesy of  the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy

NAHA Safety Note for Peppermint Essential Oil:

- Avoid use on children under 30 months of age. The nasal mucosa is an autonomic reflexogen organ, which has a distance action to the heart, lungs and circulation and may lead to sudden apnoea and glottal constriction.

- Direct application of peppermint oil to the nasal area or chest to infants should be avoided because of the risk of apnea, laryngeal and bronchial spasms, acute respiratory distress with cyanosis and respiratory arrest. (The Longwood Herbal Task Force)

- Do not apply undiluted peppermint essential oils to the feet, particularly on infants and children under the age of 12.

- Inhalation of larges doses of menthol may lead to dizziness, confusion, muscle weakness, nausea and double vision. (Natural Standard Research Collaboration, Peppermint oil. Evidence based monograph 2005; Medlineplus)

The information below has been taken from the European Medicines Agency: ASSESSMENT REPORT ON MENTHA X PIPERITA L., AETHEROLEUM

- When used orally, it may cause heartburn, perianal burning, blurred vision, nausea and vomiting. Heartburn is related with the release of the oil in the upper GI tract, which relaxes the lower oesophageal sphincter, facilitating the reflux. The same occurs in the cases of hiatal hernia. This particular undesirable effect is minimized by an appropriate pharmaceutical formulation.  **Peppermint essential oil should always be in an enteric-coated tablet or capsule for internal use although even with enteric-coated capsules, anal burning, rashes, headache, muscle tremors, diarrhea, and ataxia have been reported. (AHPA Botanical Safety Handbook)

- People with gallbladder disease, severe liver damage, gallstones and chronic heartburn should avoid the intake of peppermint oil.

- Menthol and peppermint oil caused burning mouth syndrome, recurrent oral ulceration or a lichenoid reaction, by contact sensitivity in the intra-oral mucosa, in sensitive patients.

- When applied on the skin, it may cause allergic reactions, as skin rashes, contact dermatitis and eye irritation.

- Use in infants or children is not recommended, when inhaled, taken by mouth or if applied on open skin areas, on the face or chest, due to the potential toxicity of the product.

- Peppermint oil should be used with caution. Doses of menthol over 1 g/Kg b.w. may be deadly.

Introducing my essential oil blends

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Hi everyone! I have started creating my own blends of essential oils. These have really worked wonders for us and I decided to make them available to you too! I will be adding more as time goes by, so bookmark my site!
http://livehealthywithpatty.com/blog/my-essential-oil-blends/

I have been using my “Chillin’” blend on Cody, who was diagnosed as ADHD and being on the autism spectrum. I have been applying it to his feet every night at bedtime and first thing in the morning since Sunday night. Wow!!! The difference has been amazing! He’s calm, focused, and no meltdowns! I used it last night too and I have never slept better! Full night’s sleep! I’m loving this!!!

Natural Remedies to help with ear, eye and mouth problems

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Stevi White, our guest blogger, has been kind enough to come up with some really good information to share with us.

If you would like to visit Stevi’s site, please click here.

Ear ache:

Natural Medicine- Take Vitamin C tablets daily to boost immune system, or eat foods that are rich in vitamin C, such as oranges, broccoli, kiwi or strawberries.

Garlic oil drops can be used to help the symptoms of ear infections. Add 1 drop into each ear, ideally with a different dropper to minimize the risk of spreading infection.

A liquid extract of St John’s Wort, which has antiseptic properties, can also be used for treating ear problems. 

Hold a warm hot-water bottle or heating pad against your ear to relieve the distressing symptoms of an earache

Aromatherapy/Essential Oils Remedy: Rub Lavender and Melrose or Purification( made up of- Lemongrass, Rosemary, Tea Tree Oil, Myrtle, Citronella oils from Young Living) around the outside of the ear and down the side of the neck every 15 minutes while symptoms of the problem are gone. 

Have Wax Build Up in the ear?

One of the best ways to soften ear wax is olive oil. Use cooking olive oil, or buy special dropper medical bottles from pharmacies and insert a couple of drops in the ear. Often, this is the only treatment needed to clear ears from wax build up, although extremely blocked ears may take up to a week to clear.

Eye Strain/Irritation/Allergies

Natural Medicine: Kale, Spinach, peas, zucchini, brussels sprouts, and broccoli are all good sources of lutein, a nutrient that is beneficial for eye health.

For Dry eyes, take 1000 milligrams of flaxseed oil twice a day. This helps encourage tear production and moisturize the eyes.

Aromatherapy/Essential Oils Remedy:   For eye strain, soak a clean washcloth in a bowl of cold water in which 2 drops of lavender essential oil have been added. Place over your eyes for 10 minutes. Wring the washcloth out of course, first.

For Eye Irritation- Add 1 drop of chamomile essential oil to a cup of warm water. Soak 2 cotton balls in the solution, squeeze them out, and then apply to your closed eye for 10 minutes.

Toothache

The traditional way to ease pain is to dab the painful tooth and the gum surrounding it with some cotton balls soaked in clove oil.

Chewing on a peeled garlic clove may also bring some confront/relief

A soothing warm saltwater mouthwash can be repeated several times a day to fight infection- use 1 teaspoon salt to a cup of hot water.

Aromatherapy/Essential Oils Remedy- Rub a little clove or chamomile oil around the affected tooth.

 

This post  is for educational purposes only and is not medical advice, nor is it a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, and treatment of any disease or condition.

 

 

 

 

Specific Essential Oils for Specific Insects

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Specific Oils for Specific Insects:

ANTS: Peppermint, Spearmint
APHIDS: Cedarwood, Hyssop, Peppermint, Spearmint
BEETLES: Peppermint, Thyme
CATERPILLARS: Spearmint, Peppermint
CHIGGERS: Lavender, Lemongrass, Sage, Thyme
CUTWORM: Thyme, Sage
FLEAS: Peppermint, Lemongrass, Spearmint, Lavender
FLIES: Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage
GNATS: Patchouli, Spearmint
LICE: Cedarwood, Peppermint, Spearmint
MOSQUITOES: Lavender, Lemongrass
MOTHS: Cedarwood, Hyssop, Lavender, Peppermint, Spearmint
PLANT LICE: Peppermint, Spearmint
SLUGS: Cedarwood, Hyssop, Pine
SNAILS: Cedarwood, Pine, Patchouli
SPIDERS: Peppermint, Spearmint
TICKS: Lavender, Lemongrass, Sage, Thyme
WEEVILS: Cedarwood, Patchouli, Sandalwood

Home Remedies for Anemia

 

Stevi White, our guest blogger, has been kind enough to come up with some really good information about anemia and some home remedies to help with it.

If you would like to visit Stevi’s site, please click here.

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1. Apples- Take freshly prepared apples juice an hour before meals or just before retiring for the night and also don’t take anything for about half and hour after the juice.

2. Yogurt- Eat a cup of plain yogurt with 1 teaspoon turmeric on an empty stomach.

3. Spinach- Have spinach juice of 125 gm spinach everyday for 3 weeks.

4. Dates- Eat 6-8 dates daily which help to increase iron level in blood.

5. Vitamin B12- Take Vitamin B12 which is a must for preventing and curing anemia. Equal  good sources of vitamin B12 are found in milk, eggs, and cheese. Peanuts, wheat germ, and soyabeans also contain some Vitamin B12.

6. Sun Bath- Short sun bath is beneficial as sunlight stimulates the production of red blood cells.

Source- Home Remedies For You

This email is for educational purposes only and is not medical advice, nor is it a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, and treatment of any disease or condition.