March 30, 2008

Essential oils for Respiratory System

Essential oils can be very effectively when used to treat problems in the respiratory tract. Many of the most useful oils such as eucalyptus, have a powerful vapour that when inhaled help to ease muscousy deposits out of the chest and loosen cough to make them more productive. Other, gentler oils deepen the breathing and ease spasm in the respiratory passages.

Method of using essential oils for respiratory are varied in order to achieve the best result. Vaporizers, either electrical or non can be placed in your home or workplace as a useful decongestant oils. Bath are very useful for night time treatment. Chest rub are applied to chest morning and evening to help breathing and ease congestion. And Foot bath can also help you with shiver and chills problems.

Tips for proper inhalation using essential oils for respiratory problems :

1. Lean over a bowl of boiling water with head under a towel, and breathe deep.

2. It's possible to buy vapourizing cups with a mask attachment, which makes the whole process simpler and less messy.

3. Steam from the boiling water can scald the respiratory tract so always let the water cool for a minute or two.

4. Inhalation are not advised for asthamtics asthma because the vapour are too intnese.

5. Remove glasses or contact lenses.

6. Lift the towel occasionally to aid breathing.

Essential oils for respiratory system are used to aid respiratory problems such as bronchitis, cold and flu, pneumonia, and asthma. Learn More >>>>>

Essential oils Labor & Pregnancy

I remember being particularly fond of lavender oil during my first pregnancy, and whenever I smell lavender oil it instantly reminds me of that time. Lavender is a must during pregnancy, as it has the longest list of therapeutic properties, it also the safest oil on the skin. It has the ability to stimulate the production of healthy white blood cells, and to goad them into action, should an invading organism such as cold virus, decide to visit. I would recommend a lavender bath at least once a week during pregnancy.

Beside Lavender, there are mandarin, neroli and also geranium that are good for pregnancy. Jasmine and Clary sage are good for labor.

It is not advised to use essential oils labor & pregnancy on yourself on the first trimester of your pregnancy. Carrier oil such as jojoba or sweet almond oil can help stop the stretch marks. After month three you can add 4 drops of mandarin oil to 20 ml of jojoba oil. Massage half a teaspoonful daily.

It is recommended that you avoid jasmine and clary sage for the whole term of pregnancy so you can use it until labor when they can be used.

Explore the benefits of recommended essential oils for pregnancy.

March 21, 2008

How to use Lavender in your daily life?

There are many varieties of lavender, but lavandula angustifolia is the most commonly used in aromatherapy. The word Lavander comes form the latin Lavare means to wash and it does indeed have a cleansing affect on body and mind.

Lavender can also be used as calming effect. During the day when you have a very high stress level or you feeling anxiuos then vaporize a drop or two of these essential oils can help you with the problems. You can also use the oils to relieve exhaustion. More detailed>>>

Information on lavender : from beginning to the end.

Aromatherapy Bath Salts

Are you looking for more aromatherapy bath salt recipes to try? Then try this :

Flower of Flowers Moisturizing Aromatherapy Bath Salts

- 1 and 1/4 cup of medium grain sea salt
- 3/4 cup goat milk powder
- 3 tablespoons dendritic salt
- 1 teaspoon ylang ylang essential oil
- 4 drops Yellow 5 liquid dye
- 2 tablespoons calendula petals

MEDIUM GRAIN SEA SALT is an inexpensive ingredient to use in bath salts. Try to look for aromatherapy bath salts in your local store. What is aromatherapy bath salts ? Find your answer here

Find more aromatherapy bath salts recipes here!

Tips for dealing with faded scents :

Tip # 1

If you are using dendritic salt AND quality essential oils or fragrance oils, yet you are still having problems with the scent fading from your bath salts, then you may be using delicate� scents in your recipes.

Citrus oils like lemon, orange or grapefruit are all light and airy scents that tend to fade quickly. Aromas like cinnamon, eucalyptus, or musk, on the other hand, are heavy scents that will stick around for some time. If your recipe contains mostly delicate top notes, you may wish to try anchoring� your scent by adding some complimentary base notes.

Tip # 2

The type of packaging you use will affect how your scent stays in bath salts. Glass is the absolute best type of packaging for retaining scent.

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Oils for sensuality

Scent was an intrinsic part of seduction in ancient India. The Kama Sutra advises a virtuous woman to wear " some sweet smelling ointment" when approaching her husband in private and to grow jasmine, china rose and fragrant grasses in her garden.

Aromatherapy can literally spice up your love life when certain essences are employed. There are many essences which excite the sense and register in the brain as being a turn on,... Read full article >>>

For more detailed about Oils for sensuality, you can click here

March 10, 2008

Olive oil for your feet

3 Ways to Banish Tired Feet.

Your feet are tired for walking around all day. Now it's time to relax them.

1. Put warm water in a bowl. add a couple of olive oil. You can add lavender, eucalyptus or citrus oil to make it fresh.Soak your feet for about 10 minutes.

2. Dry your feet with a towel. then put a lotion containing mint to refresh your feet. Light massage your feet to improve circulation. I usually used peppermint leg gel from body shop, for a very tired day when my feet really aches, I added foot spray.

Tired muscles never had it so good with this energizing blend of Peppermint, Geranium and Lavender Oils. Invigorates and soothes while providing non-greasy moisture. Detoxifying Seaweed extract helps to reduce excess fluid accumulation, often noticed around the ankles. Softens and hydrates overworked feet and puts some bounce back in your step. (formerly called Foot Fetish)

3. If your feet are sweating you can put powder to reduce sweat and unpleasant odor.

Find more tips using Olive Oil.

March 6, 2008

Does Aromatherapy Work on You ?

I know some of you still doubt about aromatherapy and to make it worse, recently there are Researchers at Ohio State University found that lemon and lavender oil had no physiological effect on study subjects, despite lemon's reputation as a stimulant and lavender's as a sleep aid.

The researchers chose lemon and lavender since they were two of the most popular scents tied to aromatherapy. Recently, two other studies focused on these same two scents.

This is how they do :

56 person ( men and women )took part in three half-day sessions where they were exposed to both scents.Participants were monitored for blood pressure and heart rate during the experiments, and the researchers took regular blood samples from each volunteer.

Researchers taped cotton balls laced with either lemon oil, lavender oil or distilled water below the volunteers’ noses for the duration of the tests.

The result said that lemon oil showed a clear mood enhancement, lavender oil did not. Neither smell had any positive impact on any of the biochemical markers for stress, pain control or wound healing.

Further reading on this research can be found here

The results of the study didn’t daunt Kathy Keville, a noted aromatherapist and author of a dozen books on the subject, including “Aromatherapy for Dummies.”

She didn’t dispute the science of the Glasers’ work, but she said that any of the more than 200 essential oils she uses regularly might have led to different results. Applying the essential oils topically instead of simply sniffing might also have produced different effects.

It would be unfair to conclude that aromatherapy doesn’t work based on the results of even a rigorous single study, Keville said. Aromatherapy may not be a cure for specific illnesses or pain, but it’s a great adjunct therapy, she added.

For this comment I agree. I myself have experience some tremendous benefits when using aromatherapy. Just for examples, I would use eucalyptus for cold, or to reduce nausea I would use cajeput oil. And of course not to mention lavender for relaxation.

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