O is for Obsession, Oily Hair and Skin, and Over-Reaction

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O is for Obsession, Oily Hair and Skin, and Over-Reaction

Many of us harbor obsessions; be it a person, place, or thing. Most obsessions are unhealthy. To cure yourself of an obsession(s), try the following recipe:
Add the following essential oils to 1/4 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
5 drops Marjoram
5 drops Orange
5 drops Sandalwood
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Place 3 to 5 drops of this blend into the dish of water on an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner. This blend may also be used in the bath, 8 to 10 drops, and/or worn as a body perfume. Continue this treatment, every day, until you are cured from your obsession(s).

Oily Hair Conditioner
Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of jojoba oil:
20 drops Bergamot
25 drops Cedarwood
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Apply 25 drops of this blend to your hair and scalp. Wrap your hair in a towel and leave for two hours. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Use as often as needed.

Oily Skin Treatment
Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of jojoba oil:
20 drops Bergamot
20 drops Cedarwood
5 drops Geranium
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Treatment is by applying 10 to 15 drops, of this blend, to the face and massage for 1 to 2 minutes, (avoiding the eyes). Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse your face with tepid water and pat dry with a clean towel. This treatment can be used twice a day.

Do you, or someone you know, tend to over-react to situations? The following recipe is a good one to keep on hand; in a cupboard, in your purse, etc…
Add the following essential oils to 1/4 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
5 drops Clary Sage
5 drops Lavender
5 drops Myrrh
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Place 3 to 5 drops of this blend into the dish of water on an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner. This blend may also be used in the bath, 8 to 10 drops, and/or worn as a body perfume.

Some intriguing post I came across while visiting others A to Z April Blogging Challenge posts:

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http://ashleywillismusings.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/haiku-atozchallenge/

http://itsaboutmypassions.blogspot.com/

N is for Nausea, Nervousness, and Neuralgia

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N is for Nausea, Nervousness, and Neuralgia

Ginger, (Zingiber officinale), is a perennial herb native to tropical Asia. Ginger Essential Oil is steam distilled from the rhizome, (roots), of the herb. It is yellow in color and carries a spicy, warm aroma.
Ginger Essential Oil is very helpful for reducing nausea. Following is an Essential Oil Recipe to use when nauseated:
Add the following drops of Essential Oils to 1/4 ounce of your chosen Carrier Oil:
7 drops Ginger
4 drops Lavender
4 drops Peppermint
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Treatment for Nausea is by room vaporization, (place 3 to 5 drops of blend into water in an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner), bath, (add 8 to 10 drops of blend into the bath), and/or worn as a body perfume.

For Nervousness, try the following recipe:
Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
15 drops Carrot
15 drops Cedarwood
15 drops Cinnamon
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Place 3 to 5 drops of this blend into the dish of water on an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner. This blend may also be used in the bath, 8 to 10 drops, as a body massage, and/or worn as a body perfume.

If you suffer from Neuralgia, try the following recipe:
Add the following essential oils to 1/4 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
25 drops Chamomile (Roman)
10 drops Lavender
10 drops Rose
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Treatment is by bath, 8 to 10 drops, foot soak, (5 to 8 drops). This blend can also be used as a massage oil.

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Teaching about Family Life

The following Lesson was written by a Dear Sister and wonderful friend of mine, who walks with Creator every day. I am thrilled to have her permission to pass this lesson on.

Elizabeth writes: Recently I was asked to come up with a teaching lesson for my clan. I wrote one about family life and children. I was honored to see it published in the Overhill Nation Newsletter, wado to the Chief for such an honor. I wish to share it here on my facebook page with my many friends, hope it blesses you. It is not my words, for I am no one, but the work of Creator through my heart.

Teaching about Family Life
by Elizabeth J. Stanley

All things are connected in nature. We honor all life as sacred. Our families are a sacred trust given by Creator. We talk a lot of love and respect. This is vital for our children. Our children are our future, the future of our nation and we must honor them and teach the ways of our ancestors, so that our culture will survive.

Children do what they see, not what they hear said. This makes it more important everyday that we be the example and loving guide for behavior.

Many times we do not show respect and love to children as we would a stranger. How many times have you seen a child hanging on his mother saying “Mom, Mom, Mom…” ? Acknowledge, listen, and respect them.

Noisy children run to and fro, being outside and expending energy is important, but each child must be taught the value of silence, the enjoyment of peace and harmony in the home. I remember sitting on the porch at night having whispering lessons and learning to listen to nature with my heart with my mouth shut, this was a daily lesson in my childhood, evenings on the porch. We sometimes practiced bird sounds or listened for animals in the woods, learning to listen to the Great Mystery and learning from mother earth and our heart.

Sometimes we are caught up in the mechanics of parenthood and do not pay attention to the heart. It is a sacred trust and blessing from Creator to guide a child in the first years of life.

We must always treat others with kindness, harsh words are injurious and violence destroys the innocent heart. We must practice patience, tolerance and love always when dealing with children.

Let’s talk about respect, when we give respect to others, it helps them to be encouraged and feel valuable to the family. One good way to respect a child is to listen, not interrupt , but listen to the heart speaking to you. It is a delight to see the world from new eyes and a blessing to experience the joy of youth.

We are taught to ask permission from others before touching their things, do we accord this respect to little ones? We are taught to honor our spoken words, do not break promises to little ones. It is better to tell the truth and not promise than to break our word to young hearts.

We must be considerate, try to remember how deeply you felt disappointments when growing up. We must be conscious and compassionate when talking and teaching our young ones. Acknowledge them, listen to them, learn from their pure hearts the things Creator sends from them.

Constant criticisms hurt the growth of the young. Our smile is sacred, nourish the joy, the wonder, and the vitality of the children in your care. Teach the child to share, to share what is precious and the honor it is to serve another. Praise and encouragement go a long way in teaching correct behaviors.

Sometimes we get caught up in life and forget to stop and see ourselves from the eyes of others, sit and think how you must appear to your child, they live in the present . Sometimes we treat strangers with great respect, do we treat the children and the loved ones closest to us with the same respect? Do we give respect, do we listen, do we serve?

It is a sacred duty to care for and raise a child, it is great blessing from Creator, let’s honor our young with reverence of their sacred place in our hearts and families. Its easy to say words of love, let our actions reflect the ways we wish the young ones to learn.

Paying attention to our children with love, honor, and respect gives our children solid foundations on which to build. When we do not take the time to be with and involved with our children, they can be lost in the world and fall by the wayside , these do not have the tools to cope with life. We need to show them the love that Creator showers on us each day and we need to teach gratefulness for his blessings.

Share Your World – 2014 Week 15

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Share Your World – 2014 Week 15

For your blog do you basically use Windows or Mac, laptop, desktop, pad, or phone?
I use Windows on my Laptop.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A rockstar, A writer, and A veterinarian

Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it?
I had the pleasure of growing up in two different places. I lived with my dad, mom, and younger brother in a small town, named Oneonta. It was a great town to live in. I walked, and rode my bike, from one end of town to the other.
My summers were spent on Sand Mountain, where both sets of my grandparents lived and farmed. There were a lot of my aunts, uncles, and cousins living on Sand Mountain. I learned how to milk a cow, how to gather eggs, how to shell peas and butter beans, and lots more.
I loved my small town and I loved the country. It made me a well-rounded person.

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
In my mind, I’m still 21.

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I am very grateful that my daughter’s surgery went well. It turned out to be a blood filled cyst that was easily suctioned out, so she still has her ovary and tube.
I’m also grateful that the hubby and I managed to live through a nasty stomach virus.
This week I’m looking forward to getting my strength back.

M is for Meditation, Menopause, and Moodiness

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M is for Meditation, Menopause, and Moodiness

Personally, I have practiced meditation for more than twenty years. Incorporating essential oils into my meditation practice made a profound difference. Following is an excellent essential oil recipe that will help you get started:

Add the following essential oils to 1/4 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
5 drops Frankincense
5 drops Myrrh
5 drops Sandalwood
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Place 3 to 5 drops of this blend into the dish of water on an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner. This blend may also be used in the bath, 8 to 10 drops, and/or worn as a body perfume, (anoint the third eye, the temples, the pulse points of the neck and wrists, and behind the ears.

For further reading on essential oils and meditation, visit:

http://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/aromatherapy-tip-of-the-day-december-11-2013/

http://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/aromatherapy-tip-of-the-day-december-12-2013/

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Essential Oils that help with the symptoms of menopause, include: Clary Sage, Cypress, Fennel, Geranium, and Sage. The following essential oil recipes are very useful in treating menopausal problems, such as: hot flushes, night sweats, and tension.
Treatment is by massage over the lower abdomen and bath, 8 to 10 drops.
Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
30 drops Geranium
5 drops Lavender
10 drops Neroli
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed, before each use.

Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
10 drops Chamomile (Roman)
10 drops Clary Sage
25 drops Cypress
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed, before each use.

Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
30 drops Geranium
10 drops Fennel
15 drops Sage
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed, before each use.

Further reading for essential oils that help with menopause:

http://www.naturalhealthweb.com/articles/mauldin2.html

Following are some essential oil recipes that help with moodiness:
Add the following essential oils to 1/4 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
5 drops Bergamot
5 drops Black Pepper
5 drops Juniper
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Place 3 to 5 drops of this blend into the dish of water on an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner. This blend may also be used in the bath, 8 to 10 drops, and/or worn as a body perfume.

Add the following essential oils to 1/4 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
5 drops Bergamot
5 drops Geranium
5 drops Rosewood
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Place 3 to 5 drops of this blend into the dish of water on an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner. This blend may also be used in the bath, 8 to 10 drops, and/or worn as a body perfume.

Mood Lifting Recipes:

Add the following essential oils to 1/4 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
3 drops Frankincense
6 drops Melissa
6 drops Orange
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Place 3 to 5 drops of this blend into the dish of water on an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner. This blend may also be used in the bath, 8 to 10 drops, and/or worn as a body perfume.

Add the following essential oils to 1/4 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
3 drops Cinnamon
5 drops Neroli
7 drops Orange
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Place 3 to 5 drops of this blend into the dish of water on an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner. This blend may also be used in the bath, 8 to 10 drops, and/or worn as a body perfume.

Experiment with these different recipes, until you find the ones that work for you.

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http://riverfairchild.blogspot.com/

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L is for Listlessness, Liver, Lymphatic System

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L is for Listlessness, Liver, Lymphatic System

Treatment for Listlessness is by room vaporization, (place 3 to 5 drops of blend into water in an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner), bath, (add 8 to 10 drops of blend into the bath), and/or worn as a body perfume.

Recipe for Listlessness:
Add the following drops of Essential Oils to 1/4 ounce of your chosen Carrier Oil:
5 drops Chamomile
5 drops Coriander
5 drops Palmarosa
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Treatment for a Hepatic Liver if by hot compress over the Liver area:
Add the following drops of Essential Oils to 1/4 ounce of your chosen Carrier Oil:
3 drops Lemon
3 drops Lime
4 drops Peppermint
5 drops Rosemary
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Recipe for Liver Tonic:
Add the following drops of Essential Oils to 1/4 ounce of your chosen Carrier Oil:
3 drops Black Pepper
4 drops Fennel
8 drops Rosemary
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

The Lymphatic System drains and disposes of toxic waste from all parts of the body. It also drains fluids; sluggish lymph circulation results in edema or fluid retention, especially of the ankles, and cellulite in the thighs, hips, and buttocks. Treatment is by massage and/or cold and hot compresses.

Recipe to stimulate the lymphatic system.
Add the following drops of Essential Oils to 1/4 ounce of your chosen Carrier Oil:
4 drops Fennel
4 drops Geranium
3 drops Juniper
4 drops Rosemary
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Recipe to remove toxic agents from the lymphatic system.
Add the following drops of Essential Oils to 1/4 ounce of your chosen Carrier Oil:
3 drops Eucalyptus
3 drops Lemon
3 drops Pine
3 drops Tea Tree
3 drops Thyme
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Some intriguing post I came across while visiting others A to Z April Blogging Challenge posts:

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http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com/

http://dawnmalone.blogspot.com/

K is for Kohl, Kos, and Kyphi

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K is for Kohl, Kos, and Kyphi

Aromatherapy has a very long history. As early as 3000 to 2000 BC, (the golden age of ancient Egypt during the 12th dynasty), cosmetics were highly developed, involving the use of kohl as mascara for the eyes, various ointments and unguents to beautify the skin, and henna to colour the hair and nails. Many of the preparations during this period contained fragrances.

One of the famed perfumes of the Egyptians, Kyphi, is said to have contained the following essential oils: Calamus, Cassia, Cinnamon, Citronella, Juniper, Myrrh, and Peppermint.

If you wish to mimic this ancient perfume try the following recipe:
Add the following Essential Oils to 1/4 ounce of your chosen Carrier Oil:
2 drops Calamus
2 drops Cassia
2 drops Cinnamon
2 drops Citronella
2 drops Juniper
3 drops Myrrh
2 drops Peppermint
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed. Wear as a Body Perfume.

The Greek physician, Hippocrates from the island of Kos, who lived from 460 to 377 BC, is regarded as the ‘Father of Medicine’. Among his writings, several essential oils are mentioned, including: Aniseed, Caraway, Coriander, Cumin, Fennel, and Thyme.

Aniseed Essential Oil contains the following healing properties: Antispasmodic, Diuretic, Expectorant, Stimulant, and Tonic.

Cumin Essential Oil contains the following healing properties: Antispasmodic, Aperitif, Aphrodisiac, Carminative, Digestive Stimulant, Emmenagogic, and Tonic.

Read more about Caraway Essential Oil at:

http://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/aromatherapy-tip-of-the-day-january-7-2014/

Read more about Coriander Essential Oil at:

http://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/coriander-essential-oil/

Read more about Fennel Essential Oil at:

http://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/2013/07/28/fennel-essential-oil/

Read more about Thyme Essential Oil at:

http://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/natures-essential-oils-part-one/