U is for Ulcers, Uplifting, and Urinary System

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U is for Ulcers, Uplifting, and Urinary System

Are you troubled with mouth or skin ulcers? If so, try the following recipe:
Add the following essential oils to 1/4 ounce Jojoba oil:
4 drops Eucalyptus
4 drops Myrrh
7 drops Tea Tree
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Treatment is by placing 1 to 2 drops of this blend onto each ulcer. Repeat up to 3 times a day and continue until ulcer has healed.

For an uplifting massage, try any of the following recipes:
Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce Jojoba oil:
10 drops Geranium
10 drops Peppermint
25 drops Rosemary
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Place 12 to 15 drops into your palm and massage, concentrating on the upper back, shoulders, and neck.

Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce Jojoba oil:
10 drops Geranium
10 drops Lime
25 drops Rosemary
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Place 12 to 15 drops into your palm and massage, concentrating on the upper back, shoulders, and neck.

Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce Jojoba oil:
25 drops Juniper
10 drops Lime
10 drops Orange
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Place 12 to 15 drops into your palm and massage, concentrating on the upper back, shoulders, and neck.

Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce Jojoba oil:
10 drops Lemon
10 drops Palmarosa
25 drops Niaouli
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Place 12 to 15 drops into your palm and massage, concentrating on the upper back, shoulders, and neck.

Following are some recipes that help cleanse the Urinary System. Treatment is by bath, (8 to 10 drops), and/or massage of the lower back and stomach, (12 to 20 drops).
Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
25 drops Fennel
10 drops Juniper
10 drops Parsley
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
25 drops Celery
10 drops Grapefruit
10 drops Fennel
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
15 drops Anise
15 drops Black Pepper
15 drops Rosemary
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

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T is for Tantrums, Teething, and Thrush

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T is for Tantrums, Teething, and Thrush

Today we are going to discuss some essential oil recipes for the little ones.

Do you have little ‘tantrum throwers’? This recipe will calm them down. Treatment is by adding (3 to 5 drops) of the following blend into an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner. This blend can also be used in the bath, (5 to 8 drops).
Add the following essential oils to 1/4 ounce of Jojoba oil:
5 drops Chamomile
5 drops Eucalyptus
5 drops Geranium
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly blended.

For help with teething, try the following recipe:
Add the following essential oils to 1/4 ounce Olive Oil:
1 drop Chamomile (Roman)
1 drop Lavender
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Treatment is by placing 2 drops of this blend onto your finger, and rub on baby’s jawline.

If your baby/child gets ‘Thrush’, try the following recipe:
Add the following essential oils to 1/4 ounce Olive Oil:
7 drops Cinnamon
8 drops Myrrh
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Treatment is be placing 2 drops on your baby/child’s tongue, no more than 3 times a day.

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S is for Sensitive Skin, Sunburn, and Sweaty Feet

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S is for Sensitive Skin, Sunburn, and Sweaty Feet

To treat Sensitive Skin, use the following recipe, on your face and neck, at least two times a day. Massage 3 to 5 drops of the following blend, into your face and neck. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry.
Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce Jojoba oil:
15 drops Chamomile (Roman)
15 drops Lavender
15 drops Rose
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Summer is almost upon us. Even during the Spring days, one can acquire a sunburn. To cool a sunburn, soak in a cool bath for 10 to 15 minutes. After patting your skin dry, apply 12 to 20 drops as a massage on the sunburned area.
Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of Jojoba oil:
25 drops Lavender
20 drops Peppermint
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

If you, or someone in your household, suffer from sweaty feet, try the following recipe:
Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of Jojoba oil:
25 drops Cypress
20 drops Tea Tree
Swirl gently, until oils are thoroughly mixed.
Treatment is by a warm footbath. Add 8 to 10 drops of the blend and soak feet for 15 to 20 minutes. Use (12 to 20 drops) as a foot massage, after thoroughly drying the feet. This is best used right before going to bed, so that you can leave the feet to breathe, instead of applying socks.

Another recipe to try:
Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of Jojoba oil:
10 drops Citronella
10 drops Cypress
25 drops Peppermint
Swirl gently, until oils are thoroughly mixed.
Treatment is by a warm footbath. Add 8 to 10 drops of the blend and soak feet for 15 to 20 minutes. Use (12 to 20 drops) as a foot massage, after thoroughly drying the feet. This is best used right before going to bed, so that you can leave the feet to breathe, instead of applying socks.

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Share Your World – 2014 Week 16

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Share Your World – 2014 Week 16

How many places have you lived? You can share the number of physical residences and/or the number of cities.
During my lifetime, I have lived in four different cities; all within North East Alabama.

What type of music relaxes you the most?
For relaxation, I prefer Native American or Celtic music.

If you could instantly become fluent in another language, what would that language be and why?
German. Most of my ancestors came from Germany and I would love to visit and do some genealogy there.

If you could fly or breathe under water what would you prefer?
Breathe under water.

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I am grateful that we had a Happy Easter with our grandchildren last week.
This week, I’m looking forward to a whole week without doctor’s appointments.

R is for Relax, Respiratory, and Rheumatism

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R is for Relax, Respiratory, and Rheumatism

Treat yourself to a relaxing massage, a relaxing meditation, or just relax. The following blends can be used for bath, (8 to 10 drops), massage, (20 to 45 drops), or added, (3 to 5 drops), to an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner:
Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of Jojoba oil:
10 drops Geranium
25 drops Lavender
10 drops Melissa
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of Jojoba oil:
10 drops Orange
25 drops Sandalwood
10 drops Vetivert
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Following are some Respiratory Disorders that we haven’t already discussed:
Treatment is by chest rubs, (12 to 20 drops), bath, (8 to 10 drops), or added, (3 to 5 drops), to an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner.
For Coughs:
Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
11 drops Peppermint
17 drops Rosemary
17 drops Sage

For Sore Throat:
Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
17 drops Benzoin
11 drops Peppermint
17 drops Pine

Following are some recipes to help soothe Rheumatism:
Treatment is by massage, (20 to 45 drops), or bath, (8 to 10 drops).
Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
25 drops Black Pepper
10 drops Cajeput
10 drops Ginger
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
20 drops Benzoin
17 drops Rosemary
8 drops Nutmeg
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
10 drops Cinnamon
25 drops Lavender
10 drops Marjoram
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

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Q is for Quality Essential Oils

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Q is for Quality Essential Oils

When purchasing essential oils for healing purposes, one wants to ensure they are purchasing the highest quality essential oils available.

Fragrance oils are a nice way to scent your home, but they have no healing compounds. They are purely synthetic aromas formulated in a lab using chemicals.

Some retailers label their oils as essential oils, but if you look close enough, you will find synthetics in most of them. If an essential oil, carries a name, such as: Breathe Easy, Fresh Breeze, Muscle Rub, etc… you can be sure it is not a 100% pure, quality essential oil.

What to look for in a pure, unaltered essential oil:
Make sure the bottle includes the Common name, the Latin name, the Country of Origin, Part of plant processed, (flower, leaves, stems, roots), Extraction Method, (distilled, expressed), and how it was grown, (organic, traditional, wild-crafted).

These are just a few things to consider when purchasing an essential oil for healing purposes. Do your homework. Once you become familiar with high quality essential oils, you can trust your nose to tell the difference.

Now, I’m going to, unashamedly, do a plug for my essential oil supplier. I have purchased my essential oils from http://www.mountainroseherbs.com for over twenty years.

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P is for Pain, Pleurisy, and Psoriasis

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P is for Pain, Pleurisy, and Psoriasis

The essential oil recipes in this post are for muscular pain. Treatment is by massage, (8 to 12 drops), directly onto the area of pain. The following blends can also be used in the bath, 8 to 10 drops.
Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
13 drops Cajeput
16 drops Camphor
16 drops Coriander
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
14 drops Chamomile (Roman)
17 drops Eucalyptus
14 drops Nutmeg
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

If you suffer from Pleurisy, the following essential oil recipes will be very beneficial. Treatment is by chest rubs, (massages), hot compresses, and/or using 3 to 5 drops of the recipe added to warm water in the dish of an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner.
Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
14 drops Angelica
14 drops Cinnamon
17 drops Cypress
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
15 drops Lavender
15 drops Niaouli
15 drops Pine
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

To clear up Psoriasis, try the following recipe:
Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of jojoba oil:
17 drops Chamomile (Roman)
14 drops Lavender
14 drops Sandalwood
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Treatment is by dabbing this oil blend on the area(s) affected by Psoriasis. This can be done three times a day until the Psoriasis is gone.

To clear up Psoriasis of the scalp, try the following recipe:
Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of jojoba oil:
10 drops Chamomile (Roman)
35 drops Evening Primrose
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Treatment is by dabbing this oil blend on the area(s) of the scalp affected by Psoriasis. This can be done three times a day until the Psoriasis is gone. Try not to wash your hair, but every three days.

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