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Top 5 Essential Oils for Healing with Aromatherapy

Top 5 Essential Oils for Healing with Aromatherapy

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Top 5 Essential Oils

If you’ve been with me for awhile, you know that aromatherapy and perfuming are high on my list of passions, which is why I want to share with you my top 5 essential oils for healing with aromatherapy.

Because essential oils come from plants, they carry the energetic properties of the plant they were extracted from. So when you work with these sacred tools, you’re layering the energy of the plant medicine with the magic of aromatherapy. For example, an oil like Patchouli, may be antibacterial, anti-fungal, and carry attraction and abundance energy.

At the same time that you are invoking these medicinal and metaphysical properties, you are also tapping into the response of the body to the aroma of the oil.

This is where the olfactory system, which is strongly linked to our deepest subconscious, comes in. We can literally tap into our deepest memories through the power of scent. If you’d like to learn more about the aromatherapy classes I teach, click here.

So now let’s explore the top 5 essential oils for healing with aromatherapy.

Lavender

No discussion on the benefits of essential oils can begin without first singing the praises of the versatile and wonderfully aromatic lavender. One of the most popular essential oils for aromatherapy, lavender has an amazing smell that is gentle enough for most, but which still packs a remarkably powerful punch. Lavender essential oil is extracted from the flowers of the plant and then steam distilled. Well known for its curative properties, including stress relief, this oil can be used in countless ways. The word lavender comes from the Latin ‘lavera’, which literally means to wash.

Lavender essential oil is famous for its calming and relaxing properties, but did you know it possesses anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties? Lavender essential oil has been used to alleviate pain and swelling of achy joints and can ease sore muscles as well.

This is an ideal essential oil to use in your bathing rituals. Just a few drops in a warm bath will leave you feeling refreshed, energized, and ready for new challenges. Lavender essential oil is a favorite amongst massage therapists to help relax their clients. If you have trouble sleeping consider adding a little lavender to your diffuser, or feel free to anoint your pillow or headrest to encourage more restful sleep.

Peppermint

Did you smell that? Or rather, did you feel that? A naturally cooling agent, it only takes a quick whiff of peppermint to put the bounce back into your step. Peppermint essential oil is potent, so keep that in mind when you choose to work with it. The menthol component in peppermint can be an irritant for many people, and contact with the eyes should be strictly avoided. But it is this cooling effect which has made peppermint so valuable for aromatherapy and healing throughout the world.

A naturally occurring hybrid of spearmint and watermint, peppermint essential oil has a remarkably refreshing effect that can be effectively used to stimulate mental awareness and encourage alertness. It also boosts energy. Unlike lavender, peppermint essential oil is extracted before the plant actually blossoms, and is then steam distilled.

A favorite amongst the ancient Romans, who prized it for its welcoming aroma and medicinal properties, peppermint primarily works its magic by reducing inflammation. It brings relief from joint and muscle pain, dissolves headaches, and can also be used to help clear up various skin conditions. Nausea, gas, bloating, and other digestive issues respond amazingly to the cooling effects of peppermint. In fact, peppermint was used as far back as Ancient Egypt to aid with digestion.

Tea Tree

Tea tree is by far one of the most popular and effective essential oils for aromatherapy. A native of Australia, tea tree oil is famously known for its antimicrobial benefits. The local Aborigines used tea tree oil as an effective antiseptic for thousands of years before European contact, and legend has it that the name ‘tea tree’ actually came from the British explorer Captain Cook. Tea tree oil has a delightfully fresh, herbal aroma, and much like peppermint, this essential oil is very potent and contact with the eyes and mucous membranes should be avoided.

 

Tea tree essential oil is extracted from the leaves of the tree and steam distilled. There are so many ways to use this oil. Tea tree essential oil can be inhaled through a humidifier, but it can also be applied directly to the skin through a neutral lotion, oil, or cream which can then be massaged into the skin. Another wonderful way of benefitting from tea tree’s medicinal properties is to add a few drops to your warm bath and allow yourself to enjoy a nice, invigorating soak that will leave you deeply cleansed and feeling refreshed.

Eucalyptus

Another native of Australia, eucalyptus is a powerful essential oil with an incredibly recognizable scent. Known for its fresh and minty aroma, this essential oil is primarily used to treat respiratory diseases, but it also enhances concentration and focus. A powerful antimicrobial and autoimmune stimulant, eucalyptus is highly prized as an ingredient in decongestant chest rubs and many topical pain relievers.

Eucalyptus essential oil’s properties don’t stop there. It can also be used as an antiseptic, antispasmodic, decongestant, and as a diuretic. Much like peppermint, eucalyptus also has cooling properties which help it fight migraines and fevers. This cooling capability also relieves muscle aches and pains.

Eucalyptus essential oil can also be used to help treat colds and flus and nourish hair. If you’re under the weather, just a few drops of oil in your diffuser will help cleanse your body of the toxins which are making you feel sick. If you suffer from dandruff or an itchy scalp, feel free to rub some eucalyptus essential oil into your scalp to give your hair a rejuvenating moisturizing treatment.

Frankincense

Frankincense is one of the oldest and most useful essential oils in the world. Extracted from the resin of one of four species of the genus Boswellia, this essential oil is well-known as a traditional incense that can boast a range of amazing curative properties as well. In fact, its roots as a sacred incense are so deep that it has been used throughout history and across several cultures in numerous spiritual and religious ceremonies.

Frankincense has a unique aroma which is hard to describe in words. It is a perfect combination of woodsy, earthy, and citrus and it compliments almost every other essential oil you can think of. Frankincense essential oil can be used to boost low spirits, relieve stress, and to aid with digestion. It is also an anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial. It is also known that frankincense oil can help minimize the appearance of scars and can be used to help minor wounds heal faster. Insect bites and other skin ailments respond very well to this ancient oil.

Enjoy exploring the magic of aromatherapy, dear ones.

 

Make Your Own Wild Adventure Shower Spray

Make Your Own Wild Adventure Shower Spray

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While I have stayed in full-service campgrounds, I prefer to camp as far away from civilization as possible. You know, hiking in and hiding out! This means no showers (although dips in lakes, creeks, and streams are awesome), so I always bring a lovely-scented spritz on my adventures.

This spray was created to complement the wild experience, not compete with it. If you’re looking for fruity florals, you can formulate one easily with different essential oils. If you are hoping to keep some of the bugs at bay and still smell on the fresh side, this is your mix!

Spray prior to getting dressed in the morning or after a mountain swim. This shower spray goes quite well with other wonderful camping scents too, like campfire smoke and conifers in the breeze…

Camping Spray with Herbs

Wild Adventures Camp Shower Spray

Ingredients

2 oz organic catnip hydrosol

2 oz organic witch hazel extract

10 drops organic eucalyptus lemon essential oil

10 drops organic lavender essential oil

6 drops organic lemongrass essential oil

4 drops organic Cedarwood Atlas essential oil or Cedarwood Virginia essential oil

Makes 4 ounces

Directions

Combine the catnip hydrosol and witch hazel extract in a 4 ounce spray bottle. To this, add the essential oils. Shake well to combine and test to see if you’d like a stronger scented spray. I like our 4 ounce plastic bottles with a flip cap, and then I add one of the large fingertip misters for camping.

Shake prior to using and keep out of direct sunlight. This does not need to be stored in the refrigerator between camping excursions, but it might last longer if it is!

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Bath Salts

 

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Home-Made Bath Salts

Home-Made Bath Salts are easy to make. They are a great way to combine therapeutic benefits with the relaxing, soothing effects of essential oils. Add vitamin E, and the benefits soar.

Vitamin E acts as an anti-inflammatory and as an antioxidant. It is very good for the skin. Some common skin problems which can be resolved with the help of vitamin E oil are as follows: Aging Skin, Dry Skin, Scars, Stretch Marks, and/or Sunburn.

Making these bath salts for yourself or for gifts. Following are some bath salt recipes you might like to try:

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Red Alaea Salt

Red Alaea SaltIf you make your own bath salts, or are making bath salts as gifts, Red Alaea Salt is the perfect sea salt to use. It’s gorgeous deep red color adds a seasonal feel and the minerals are wonderful for the skin.

It has a gorgeous deep red color because this salt is created through natural evaporation when it is trapped in tidal pools and mixes with red volcanic clay from Hawaii. The red color itself comes from the extremely high amount of iron in the clay. The salt is said to contain 80 different naturally occurring minerals.

Sale Price (Good throughout December): 1 lb. – $6.80

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Himalayan Pink Salt

Himalayan Pink Salt

Himalayan Pink salt is one of the purest salts available for therapeutic and cosmetic uses. This luxurious and delectable salt has beautifully formed crystals which range in color from off-white to a lustrous pink. Himalayan Pink salt is a pure, hand-mined salt that is derived from ancient sea salt deposits in Pakistan, and it is believed to be the purest form of salt available.

Himalayan Pink salt provides essential minerals, trace elements, balances electrolytes, supports proper nutrient absorption, eliminates toxins, balances the body’s pH, and increases circulation.

Price: 1 lb. – $8.00

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Dead Sea Salt

Dead Sea Salt

A luxuriant sea salt extracted and solar dried from the saline and mineral rich marshes of the confined Dead Sea in Israel. Dead Sea salt is a nutrient rich, extremely fine, and partially moist salt perfect for bath products and scrubbing blends. Because of its moisture content we have found it easily mixed with other ingredients with little or no separation. This salt is extremely wealthy in numerous key elements and has proven to be one of the best therapeutic salts available.

Price: 1 lb. – $4.50

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Vitamin E Oil

Vitamin E Oil

Our natural Vitamin E oil is obtained by vacuum distillation of vegetable fats derived from non-GMO soy sources. It is great for preventing rancidity in cosmetics, and it acts as an anti-oxidant in creams, lotions, baby products, cosmetics and more. This particular Vitamin E oil has been verified and tested non-GMO from crop to finished material. Vitamin E that is derived from Soybean oil gives a composition rich in delta and gamma tocopherols, which is a natural choice for antioxidant function. Our Vitamin E oil contains 18-20% mixed tocopherols and measures close to 7500 I.U. per ounce. This Vitamin E oil is 100% dispersible in other fats and oils. Stores well under any condition but extreme heat and oxygen will lessen the shelf life.

Price: 2 oz. – $12.50

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Energizing Bath Salt Recipe

8 ounces of your preferred bath salt

1 teaspoon of Vitamin E Oil

1 tablespoon of Sweet Almond Oil

10 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil

10 drops Rosemary Essential Oil

10 drops Spearmint Essential Oil

Mix well and store in a cool dark place. When ready to use, add 1 ounce to your bath water and enjoy!

Invigorating Bath Salt Recipe

8 ounces of your preferred bath salt

1 teaspoon of Vitamin E Oil

1 tablespoon of Sweet Almond Oil

10 drops Geranium Essential Oil

10 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil

10 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Mix well and store in a cool dark place. When ready to use, add 1 ounce to your bath water and enjoy!

Relaxing Bath Salt Recipe

8 ounces of your preferred bath salt

1 teaspoon of Vitamin E Oil

1 tablespoon of Sweet Almond Oil

10 drops Chamomile Essential Oil

10 drops Lavender Essential Oil

10 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil

Mix well and store in a cool dark place. When ready to use, add 1 ounce to your bath water and enjoy!

Soothing Bath Salt Recipe (Wonderful soothing muscles, as well as emotions)

8 ounces of your preferred bath salt

1 teaspoon of Vitamin E Oil

1 tablespoon of Sweet Almond Oil

10 drops Chamomile Essential Oil

10 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil

10 drops Lavender Essential Oil

Mix well and store in a cool dark place. When ready to use, add 1 ounce to your bath water and enjoy!

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Super Moon in Taurus

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Super Moon in Taurus

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Full SuperMoon in Taurus:
Tuesday—October 27th
Taurus When the Moon’s in Taurus, our bodies, our garden, and our earthly connection need attention. The mood is stubborn, creative, fertile, and sensual, so slow down, get grouded, put in steady work, tend the body and feed the senses. Nurture rather than push. Plant seeds or ideas.
SuperMoon:  A SuperMoon is a New or Full Moon that occurs when the Moon is at or within 90% of perigee, its closest approach to Earth.  On average there are four to six SuperMoons each year.  Full SuperMoons could appear visually closer and brighter, and promote stronger tides.  Personally, we may use the greater proximity of SuperMoons to illuminate our inner horizons and deepen our self-reflections and meditations.
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Full Moon in Taurus Oil Recipe
Add the following essential oils to 1 oz. carrier oil:
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15 drops Peppermint 15 drops Ylang-Ylang  http://edge.affiliateshop.com/public/AIDLink?AID=138229&Redirect=/products/peppermint-essential-oil/profile
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Use 3 to 5 drops to anoint candles; Add 3 to 5 drops, to water, in an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner.
**Do not use this recipe on skin**

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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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DIY: Hand Sanitizer Gel Recipe

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DIY: Hand Sanitizer Gel Recipe

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Not too many weeks ago, I had the pleasure of driving down the I-5 and back, taking detours to explore lakes and forests along the way. This road trip was planned well in advance, so I had time to prepare a few herbal luxury items including an herbal infused witch hazel for freshening up our faces and this lovely hand sanitizer recipe based on our version of the Four Thieves® Oil Blend recipe.

I didn’t want to make something as intense as the commercial gels you find at your local convenience store, but something natural that behaves similarly: goes on easy, dries up quickly, and has a powerful botanical base. I absolutely love the combination of ingredients in the final formula! The alcohol (roughly 20% of the total recipe), combined with the aloe vera gel, dried up very quickly, leaving my hands soft and refreshed and smelling wonderful.

This recipe isn’t meant to replace soap and water, but is a great option for getting you through tough spots when soap and water isn’t an option.

This beloved blend of essential oils can be used in so many ways!

 DIY: Hand Sanitizer Gel Recipe Ingredients

*It is important for this recipe to use Cinnamon Leaf oil instead of Cinnamon Bark. Cinnamon Bark is much stronger than the leaf, and works better as part of a diffusing blend or spray, when applied topically it can be very irritating. If making this recipe for younger folks, you might want to omit the Cinnamon altogether as it is very strong. If attempting to make a recipe for toddlers or babies we highly recommend avoiding essential oils all together.

Directions

  1. Carefully drip the essential oils into the vodka, counting as you go. Shake well.
  2. Combine Aloe Vera Gel and vodka in plastic flip top bottle.
  3. Shake well to mix all ingredients and enjoy!

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HOW TO CORRECTLY USE ESSENTIAL OILS TO PREVENT THE FLU AND OTHER ILLNESSES

HOW TO CORRECTLY USE ESSENTIAL OILS TO PREVENT THE FLU AND OTHER ILLNESSES.

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