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5 Essential Oils that can help with Fibromyalgia

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5 Essential Oils That Can Help With Fibromyalgia

Our brain can identify up to 10,000 different types of scent. Each scent can produce different responses in our body and activate the production of various hormones and biochemicals which can influence how we feel physically and mentally, or even how we perceive pain. Regular usage of certain essential oils is believed to help to improve fibromyalgia symptoms such as pain, fatigue, stiffness, insomnia and depression.

Here are 5 effective essential oils that can help fibromyalgia…

Helichrysum Essential Oil (Helichrysum italicum)

Helichrysum Essential Oil is steam distilled from the flowers of the plant. It carries a sweet, earthy, green floral aroma. The word helichrysum is named after the golden yellow flowers of the plant, and comes from the Greek words helios meaning sun and chrysos meaning gold. The common name, immortelle, also comes from the flowers, because they are long lasting blossoms that do not wither easily.

This essential oil is helpful in coping with depression, anger and stress related to fibromyalgia. It also relieves muscle pain and helps heal the nerve tissue. Since it is calming, patients can use it to relax, relieve stress and tension and unwind. For best relief, about three drops of this oil should be massaged on the temples and other flex points.

1/8 ounce – $42.00

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Clary Sage Essential Oil (Salvia sclarea)

Clary Sage Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaf and flower of the plant. It has a dry, musky, bittersweet floral scent.

The sweet-smelling perfume of this essential oil gives the user great comfort and enhances his mood. So, it is very good for treating depression due to fibromyalgia. It also brings pain relief and stimulates relaxation. To use this essential oil for fibromyalgia relief, about three to five drops of this oil may be added to one teaspoon of jojoba oil or hazelnut oil and apply on the affected parts.

1/2 ounce – $23.00

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Chamomile, Roman Essential Oil (Arthemis nobilis or Chamaemelum nobile)

Chamomile Essential Oil is steam distilled from the flowers of the herb. It contains a fresh, rich, sweet, fruity, apple-like aroma.

Sleep difficulties resulting from fibromyalgia are quickly laid to rest when one uses chamomile essential oil. This calming herb promotes deep sleep, reduces anxiety and boosts the immune system because it has inherent properties of relaxation. It induces sleep because it helps to improve Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep.

1/8 ounce – $27.25

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Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia)

Lavender Essential Oil is steam distilled from the flowering tops of the herb. It carries a sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma.

This oil is generally known to improve sleep, thanks to its delicate perfume and hence can greatly benefit fibromyalgia patients. Infuse a cotton ball with three to five drops of lavender oil and place it inside your pillow case. Alternatively, combine about 15 drops of lavender oil to 1/3 cup white vinegar and one cup of water. Pour it into a spray bottle and mist the room with it. It will help the patient sleep better and also improve high blood pressure too.

1/2 ounce – $12.75

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Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Eucalyptus globulus)

Eucalyptus Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of the tree. It carries a fresh, penetrating, woody, camphoraceous scent.

Some symptoms of fibromyalgia like soreness, chronic muscle pain and stiffness are linked to poor blood circulation, causing a build-up of toxins in the muscles that lead to pain and inflammation. Eucalyptus oil counters these symptoms as it is anti-inflammatory and can stimulate blood circulation by widening the blood vessels. The patient gets relief from muscular pain and fatigue. To use this oil, combine about four to five drops of it in one cup of hot water. Soak a compress pad in the liquid and apply it to the affected body parts. Repeat the process after the water cools down.

1/2 ounce – $4.00

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Sources:

https://mountainroseherbs.com

http://healthiculture.com/fibromyalgia/newsletter/5essentialoils/5ess-1.php

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Soothing Herbal Summer Recipe

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The ‘Dog Days of Summer’ are here! How do we survive?

When the power of the sun stings your skin, you’ll want to reach for cooling astringents first. The herbs in this recipe are great at drawing out the heat before using an oil or cream. Since oil acts as a protective barrier on the surface of your skin, it can actually hold in the heat that you want to cool. This is why using tannic astringents is an important first step! You can even keep it refrigerated for an extra refreshing sensation.

Ready to make some of your own?

INGREDIENTS:

Organic Witch Hazel Extract: 16 ounces for $7.00 @ http://edge.affiliateshop.com/public/AIDLink?AID=138229&Redirect=/products/witch-hazel-extract/profile

Organic Green Tea Leaves: 4 ounces for $5.06 @ http://edge.affiliateshop.com/public/AIDLink?AID=138229&Redirect=/products/spring-green-tea/profile

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Aloe Vera Gel: 8 ounces for $5.25 @ http://edge.affiliateshop.com/public/AIDLink?AID=138229&Redirect=/products/aloe-vera-gel/profile

DIRECTIONS:

Fill a mason jar 1/2 full with a mixture of equal parts green tea leaves, calendula, and cleavers. Pour witch hazel extract over the herbs and fill to the top of the jar. Cap, shake well, and infuse for 2 – 4 weeks. Strain, bottle, and label. When needed, mix 4 ounces of the extract, 2 ounces of hydrosol, and 1 ounce of aloe vera gel in a spray bottle. Shake well and spray generously on skin several times a day until heat subsides.

Need it now! You can also make a tea with the herbs, cool it down, and then mix it with witch hazel extract, hydrosol, and aloe. Use as a spray or compress. Perfect in a pinch!

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Aromatherapy Tip of the Day: October 6, 2013

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Today’s Aromatherapy Tip of the Day: October 6, 2013 is Clary Sage Essential Oil Recipes for Muscular Disorders.
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MUSCULAR DISORDERS

Relieve Tense Muscles Recipe
Blend Together:
1 Ounce Carrier Oil
15 drops Camphor Essential Oil
15 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
15 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
Shake well before each use.

Treatment is by Bath: Add 15 to 18 drops of blend to warm bath and soak 20 to 30 minutes.
Compress: Add 7 to 10 drops of blend on hot compress and place on Tense Muscle/Muscles
Massage: Place 10 to 15 drops in palm of hand and massage area on Tense Muscle/Muscles adding drops as needed.
Use circular motions.
Use every day as needed. Compress can be used twice a day.

Relieve Tired Muscles Recipe I
Blend Together:
1 Ounce Carrier Oil
15 drops Basil Essential Oil
15 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
15 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
Shake well before each use.

Treatment is by Bath: Add 15 to 18 drops of blend to warm bath and soak 20 to 30 minutes.
Compress: Add 7 to 10 drops of blend on hot compress and place on Tired Muscle/Muscles
Massage: Place 10 to 15 drops in palm of hand and massage area on Tired Muscle/Muscles adding drops as needed.
Use circular motions.
Use every day as needed. Compress can be used twice a day.

Relieve Tired Muscles Recipe II
Blend Together:
1 Ounce Carrier Oil
15 drops Camphor Essential Oil
15 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
15 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
Shake well before each use.

Treatment is by Bath: Add 15 to 18 drops of blend to warm bath and soak 20 to 30 minutes.
Compress: Add 7 to 10 drops of blend on hot compress and place on Tired Muscle/Muscles
Massage: Place 10 to 15 drops in palm of hand and massage area on Tired Muscle/Muscles adding drops as needed.
Use circular motions.
Use every day as needed. Compress can be used twice a day.

Relieve Muscle Spasms Recipe
Blend Together:
1 Ounce Carrier Oil
15 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
15 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
15 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
Shake well before each use.

Treatment is by Bath: Add 15 to 18 drops of blend to warm bath and soak 20 to 30 minutes.
Compress: Add 7 to 10 drops of blend on hot compress and place on Muscle/Muscles Spasms
Massage: Place 10 to 15 drops in palm of hand and gently massage area on Muscle/Muscles Spasms adding drops as needed.
Use downward motions.
Use as needed.

Sprains Recipe
Blend Together:
1 Ounce Carrier Oil
15 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
15 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
15 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
Shake well before each use.

Treatment is by Bath: Add 15 to 18 drops of blend to warm bath and soak area of Sprain/Sprains 20 to 30 minutes.
Compress: Add 7 to 10 drops of blend on hot compress and place on area Sprain/Sprains.
Massage: Place 10 to 15 drops in palm of hand and gently massage area on Sprain/Sprains adding drops as needed.
Use carefully upward motions.
Use as needed.

Check Back Tomorrow for more on Clary Sage Recipes for Emotional Problems.

Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist
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Resource: Aromatherapy Blends & Recipes by Franzesca Watson

Aromatherapy Tip of the Day: October 5, 2013

Today’s Aromatherapy Tip of the Day: October 5, 2013 is Clary Sage Essential Oil Recipes for Nervous Disorders.
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NERVOUS DISORDERS

DEBILITY:
Debility is a broad medical term used to describe someone who is in a state of weakness and often refers to a loss of ability. When in a state of debility, everything seems an effort and what you used to enjoy doing now seems to take too much energy.
The body is weakened and with it so is the immune system, leaving you vulnerable to a number of illnesses and infections that you would, under normal circumstances, fight off fairly easily.
While debility is most commonly associated with recovery from physical illness or injury, it also affects those suffering from cognitive or emotional problems such as severe depression or stress.
Whatever the cause, being in a state of debility usually leaves the person feeling easily fatigued or exhausted, physically weak and experiencing burn out.
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Relieve Debility Recipe
Blend together:
1 Ounce Carrier Oil of your choice.
15 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
15 drops Jasmine Essential Oil
15 drops Marjoram Essential Oil
Shake well before each use.

Treatment is by Aroma Lamp. Place 3 to 5 drops of blend into an aroma lamp dish full of water. Use these throughout the home.
Bath: Place 10 to 15 drops of blend into a warm bath. Soak 15 to 20 minutes.
Massage: Place 15 to 18 drops of blend into the palm of the hand, start with downward strokes from the neck to the shoulders and upper back area. Other areas of tension may include the lower back, legs, and feet.
This blend can be used daily until symptoms disappear.

Check Back Tomorrow for more on Clary Sage Recipes for Muscular Disorders.

Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist
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Resource: Aromatherapy Blends & Recipes by Franzesca Watson

Aromatherapy Tip of the Day: October 4, 2013

Today’s Aromatherapy Tip of the Day: October 4, 2013 is Clary Sage Essential Oil Recipes for the Reproductive System.
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REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

Infertility Boost Recipe
1 Ounce Carrier Oil
15 drops Rose Essential Oil
15 drops Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil
15 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
Blend together. Shake well before each use

Treatment is by Bath – 18 to 20 drops of blend in a warm bath and soak 20 to 30 minutes.
Massage – Gently massage stomach and lower back using circular motions. Start with 15 to 18 drops of blend; add drops as needed.

Premenstrual Cramps Recipe
1 Ounce Carrier Oil
15 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
15 drops Jasmine Essential Oil
15 drops Lavender Essential Oil
Blend together. Shake well before each use

Treatment is by Bath – 18 to 20 drops of blend in a warm bath and soak 20 to 30 minutes.
Massage – Gently massage stomach and lower back using circular motions. Start with 15 to 18 drops of blend; add drops as needed.
Compress – Warm to Hot Compress on stomach and lower back. 12 to 15 drops each compress.

Painful Periods Recipe
1 Ounce Carrier Oil
15 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
15 drops Marjoram Essential Oil
15 drops Rose Essential Oil
Blend together. Shake well before each use

Treatment is by Bath – 18 to 20 drops of blend in a warm bath and soak 20 to 30 minutes.
Massage – Gently massage stomach and lower back using circular motions. Start with 15 to 18 drops of blend; add drops as needed.
Compress – Warm to Hot Compress on stomach and lower back. 12 to 15 drops each compress.

Scanty Periods (Increase Flow) Recipe
1 Ounce Carrier Oil
15 drops Lavender Essential Oil
15 drops Jasmine Essential Oil
15 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
Blend together. Shake well before each use

Treatment is by Bath – 18 to 20 drops of blend in a warm bath and soak 20 to 30 minutes.
Massage – Gently massage stomach and lower back using circular motions. Start with 15 to 18 drops of blend; add drops as needed.
Compress – Warm to Hot Compress on stomach and lower back. 12 to 15 drops each compress.

Menopause Recipe
1 Ounce Carrier Oil
15 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
15 drops Cypress Essential Oil
15 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
Blend together. Shake well before each use

Treatment is by wearing as a Body Perfume; 1 drop behind each ear, 1 drop on each wrist, and 1 drop on each side at the base of the throat.
Bath – 18 to 20 drops of blend in a cool bath and soak 20 to 30 minutes.
Aroma Lamps – 3 to 5 drops added to water in the bowl of an aroma lamp. Use these throughout the house.

This recipe will help keep emotions balanced and help with hot flashes.

Check Back Tomorrow for more on Clary Sage Recipes for Nervous Disorders.

Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have pertaining to using essential oils as aromatherapy. Please put ‘Aromatherapy’ in the subject line.
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Resource: Aromatherapy Blends & Recipes by Franzesca Watson

Aromatherapy Tip of The Day: September 24, 2013

Today’s Aromatherapy Tip of the Day: September 24, 2013 is More Recipes using Helichrysum Essential Oil.
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MORE RECIPES USING HELICHRYSUM ESSENTIAL OIL

Respiratory Recipe to Ease Cough
Blend Together
1 Ounce Carrier Oil
15 drops Helichrysum Essential Oil
15 drops Cypress Essential Oil
15 drops Anise Essential Oil
Shake well before each use.

Treatment is by bath, compress, or massage. Place 25 to 30 drops of blend in a warm bath. Submerge until your neck is covered. Breathe and relax. Soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Do not let water get cold.
Place 15 to 20 drops of blend into the palm and gently massage the chest and back area. Place 15 drops on a warm compress for the back and/or chest.

Skin Blend Recipe to Freshen the Skin
Blend Together
1 Ounce Carrier Oil
15 drops Helichrysum Essential Oil
15 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
15 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
Shake well before each use.

Treatment is by bath or massage. Place 25 to 30 drops of blend in a warm bath. Submerge until your neck is covered. Soak for 15 to 20 minutes.
Place 15 to 20 drops of blend into the palm and massage areas of skin that need to be freshened.

Wound Healing Recipe for Bruises, Burns, and Prevent Scarring
Blend Together
1 Ounce Carrier Oil
15 drops Helichrysum Essential Oil
15 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
15 drops Myrrh Essential Oil
Shake well before each use.

Treatment is by bath, compress, or massage. Place 25 to 30 drops of blend in a warm bath. Submerge body parts that need healing. Soak for 15 to 20 minutes.
Place 15 to 20 drops of blend into the palm and gently massage the area that needs healing. Place 15 drops on a cool compress for the area that needs healing.

Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have pertaining to using essential oils as aromatherapy. Please put ‘Aromatherapy’ in the subject line.
mauldinfamily1@yahoo.com

References:
The Essential Oils Deck: Simple Blends for Health and Beauty
by Hope Gillerman and Joan Arnold
Aromatherapy Blends and Remedies by Franzesca Watson

Aromatherapy Tip of the Day: September 19, 2013

Today’s Aromatherapy Tip of the Day: September 19, 2013 is Recipes using Geranium Essential Oil.
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RECIPES

Digestive Aid Recipe
Blend together:
1/2 Ounce Carrier Oil
15 drops Geranium Essential Oil
Shake Well

Treatment is by:
Stomach Massage – Pour small amount of blend into the palm of your hand and gently massage the stomach area.
Stomach Compress – Place 3 to 5 drops of blend onto a hot washcloth, lay the compress on the stomach until washcloth cools. Repeat, if needed.
Back Massage – Pour small amount of blend into the palm of your hand and gently massage the lower back area.
Back Compress – Place 3 to 5 drops of blend onto a hot washcloth, lay the compress on the lower back until washcloth cools. Repeat, if needed.
Bath – Put 10 to 15 drops of blend into your warm bath and soak for 15 to 20 minutes, at least once a day.

Best Use – to Relieve Diarrhea

Immune Support Recipe
Use ‘Neat’ Geranium Essential Oil
*’Neat’* means to use the Essential Oil without a Carrier Oil; Not A Blend.

Treatment:
Fungus (small area) – place 1 to 3 drops (depending on size of fungus) onto a Q-tip and apply directly to toenail and/or fingernail fungus. Repeat three times a day.
Fungus (large area) – Place 3 to 5 drops (depending on size of fungus) onto a cotton ball and apply directly to ringworm and/or other skin fungus.

Best Use – Fight Fungus

Mood Balancing Recipe
Blend together:
1 Ounce Carrier Oil
7 drops Geranium Essential Oil
4 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
4 drops Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil
Shake Well.

Treatment:
Balances Moods – Wear as a body perfume (1 drop behind each ear, 1 drop at the base of the throat, 1 drop on each wrist). Place 10 to 15 drops of blend into a warm bath and soak 15 to 20 minutes (at least once a day). Put 3 to 5 drops of blend in Aroma Lamps, filled with water, placed throughout the home. Pour 1/4 cup of blend into the palm of your hand and use as a light body massage.

Best Use – Balancing Moods

Skin Care Recipe
Blend together:
1 Ounce Carrier Oil
8 drops Geranium Essential Oil
4 drops Rose Essential Oil
3 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
Shake Well.

Treatment:
Skin Tonic – After washing face thoroughly, Place 3 to 5 drops of Blend onto a Cotton Ball and wipe over the face.
Balancing the Production of Sebum – After washing face thoroughly, Place 3 to 5 drops of Blend onto a Cotton Ball and wipe over face and neck.

Best Use – Freshens, Nourishes, and Regenerates dry, mature, and/or sensitive skin.

More Geranium Essential Oil Recipes plus Skin Care coming tomorrow.

Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have pertaining to using essential oils as aromatherapy. Please put ‘Aromatherapy’ in the subject line.
mauldinfamily1@yahoo.com

References:
The Essential Oils Deck: Simple Blends for Health and Beauty
by Hope Gillerman and Joan Arnold
Aromatherapy Blends and Remedies
by Franzesca Watson

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