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June 28, 2006

Dealing Naturally With Swimmer’s Ear

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Swimmer’s Ear aka Otitis externa

Fun in the sun and splashing in the water. This is part of the summer ritual for just about all kids! But what can happen with all that water – especially if it gets in the ears and never really gets a chance to dry out?

Bacteria and fungus love moist, warm conditions and if the ears don’t really get a chance to dry out your child may develop Otitis externa – inflammation of the outer portion of the ear and canal. This problem can be mild to extremely painful.

With small or any children that complain of ear pain, please seek medical attention before using any aromatherapy or Essential Oil treatments. If the child has a perforated eardrum or an Otitis media (middle ear infection) you will not want to use any Essential Oils without consulting with your medical practitioner.

If indeed the child has swimmer’s ear you will need to keep them out of the water for a few days to give the inflammation or mild infection a chance to heal.

Blend together 3 drops of Roman Chamomile, 1 drop of Lavender and 1 drop of Tea Tree in 1 tablespoon Sweet Almond oil. Then put several drops of this on a cotton ball and wipe the outer portion of the ear and you can also wipe into the ear canal. Do not poke cotton swabs (Q-tips) into the ear canal.

You can do this a couple times a day. Some children will tolerate a small piece of cotton held in place in the ear. If so, you can try this at bedtime with a small amount of the above blend on the cotton ball.

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June 26, 2006

Refreshing Summer Cologne

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Just because artificial fragrances can be harmful to our health doesn’t mean we can’t still smell delicious without them. This cologne formula is light and very refreshing—just the thing for warm summer days—and it uses all-natural ingredients. Not only that, some of them are thought to be cheering, Concentration-enhancing, and relaxing!

Some of us like to keep this delightfully fresh cologne in the fridge for a cooling, uplifting spritz when we need one.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 part Essential Oil blend
  • 1 1/2 parts water
  • 8 parts vodka, rum, or brandy

Essential Oil Blend

1. Combine ingredients thoroughly, pour into a glass jar with a screw lid, and allow to sit for 3 to 6 weeks.

2. Decant finished cologne into a spritz bottle or a Blue or amber glass bottle.

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June 25, 2006

Olive Oil - Oil Profile

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Olive: Olea Europaea

Medicinal Parts: Leaves, Bark, fruit.

Description: The olive tree is an evergreen native to the Mediterranean area but widely grown in tropical areas and warm climates.

Properties and Uses:

Leaves: Antiseptic, astringent, febrifuge, and tranquilizer.

Oil: cholagogue, demulcent, emollient, Laxative. A decoction of the leaves or inner Bark of the tree is effective against fever; an infusion of the leaves has a tranquilizing effect helpful for nervous Tension. Olive Oil taken internally increases the secretion of bile and acts as a Laxative by encouraging muscular contraction in the bowels. It is also soothing to mucous membrane and to dissolve Cholesterol. Olive Oil is useful externally for burns, Bruises, insect bites, sprains, and intense itching. With alcohol it makes a good hair tonic, and with oil of Rosemary a good treatment for Dandruff. One of its most common uses is as a base for liniments and ointments.

It is amazing how many applications there are for Olive Oil including; Skin Care, cosmetics, cooking and medicinal. Olive Oil is a staple in the Mediterranean diet and is used more commonly than butter. The use of Olive Oil has been linked to reduced Cholesterol and a protection against several types of cancer.

Extra virgin Olive Oil is particularly rich in the phenolic Antioxidants as well as squalene and oleic acid, and high consumption of the foregoing in the diet provides considerable protection against colon, breast and skin cancer, coronary Heart Disease and aging by inhibiting oxidative stress. Research has shown that scavenging of the hydroxyl radical was significantly higher among extracts of Olive Oil. This effect was only minimal in seed oils. In addition to their direct antioxidant capacity, extracts of Olive Oil are also potent inhibitors of xanthine oxidase activity. A constant high Olive Oil intake in the diet, especially extra virgin Olive Oil, provides a constant supply of Antioxidants. This may reduce oxidative stress through inhibition of lipid peroxidation, a factor that is currently linked to a host of diseases such as cancer and Heart Disease.

The same study also concluded that a diet high in Olive Oil may reduce blood pressure levels due to its polyphenol content. Polyphenols are potent Antioxidants that help the arteries to dilate thereby reducing blood pressure.

Introducing Olive Oil to your diet is an important step in your ongoing health. When selecting an Olive Oil, look for “extra virgin Olive Oil.” It is made from the first press of the olive and is the least processed. If you’re having difficulty figuring out how to incorporate Olive Oil in your diet, here are a few suggestions.

  • Anything you fry in vegetable oil can be fried in Olive Oil. Olive Oil works particularly well when stir-frying vegetables and adds a slightly nutty flavor to the dish.
  • Prepare a traditional Italian salad. Forego the bottled Italian dressings and give this recipe a try.

Ingredients:

  • Lettuce Greens (avoid iceberg lettuce, which has little or no nutritional value.)
  • Onion
  • Tomato
  • Green or Red Peppers
  • Olive Oil
  • Wine Vinegar
  • Salt
  • Pepper

In a bowl, combine lettuce, onion, tomato and peppers. Salt generously then add ground Black Pepper. Pour 2 tbsp. of Olive Oil over the lettuce (a bit more if you are making a large salad), then 4 to 5 shakes of vinegar. Mix well. If you prefer a sharper taste to your salad, add the vinegar before the Olive Oil. Yes, that actually makes a difference. If the salad seems a bit bland it is probably because you didn’t add enough salt and/or Pepper.

Healing with Olive Oil: I wanted to include at least one home remedy for Olive Oil that has been used in my family for at least 6 generations and probably more, (6 generations is as far back as I can actually document.)

First however, let me add a cautionary note. You should never, ever administer a home remedy without first consulting your health care professional. This is particularly true when dealing with children. Just because you learned of a remedy online or in a book does not mean it will be effective or appropriate for your child.

A common childhood ailment is the ever-annoying earache. In some cases that annoying earache can become a serious medical condition escalating into recurring ear-infections that can require tubes in the ears and even reconstructive surgery.

In our family earaches have always been treated with Olive Oil. Not only is this effective, but relief from the pain is virtually instantaneous. Warm up one teaspoon of Olive Oil. I’ve always done this by simply filling a metal spoon with Olive Oil and holding it over an open flame on the stove for a few seconds. (Okay, I guess I qualify as a bit primitive here.)

Big Caution: Check the temperature of the Olive Oil against the inside of your wrist, as you would milk from a baby bottle. The Olive Oil should feel warm, NOT HOT! Because the spoon itself will continue to heat the oil, I transfer the warmed oil to a plastic dispenser, an eyedropper works nicely for this.

Have the patient rest their head on a pillow, with the problem ear facing up. Put 3 to 4 drops of the warmed oil into the ear canal and plug the ear with a tissue or bit of cotton. That’s it. The pain should go away immediately. If this remedy is ineffective, or continues for a prolonged period of time, you are likely dealing with an infection that will require antibiotics.

I’m passing along this family remedy not just because it works, but because of all the children it was used on, not one developed chronic ear infections. Now granted, this is a rather small sampling, but I find that significant. Over the years I’ve watched countless neighbors, friends, and in-laws struggle through repeated chronic infections that always seem to escalate first into to tubes in the ears and finally reconstructive surgery. I can’t help but wonder if there isn’t a relationship between this home remedy and the lack of infections in my own children, not to mention the lack of infections in brothers, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc.

I believe the key here is early intervention. This home remedy allows you to act as soon as the symptoms are present rather than waiting for them to escalate. And after all, isn’t that why we use Herbs in the first place?

The Herb Book, by John Lust, Benedict Lust Publications, 1974

Lee, A.; Thurman D.I.; Chopra, C. Consumption of Tomato Products with Olive Oil but not Sunflower Oil increases the antioxidant Activity of Plasma. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 20:1051-1055; 2000

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June 24, 2006

Aromatherapy Through The Ages

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The term aromatherapy is one that has only been used since the 20th century but the practice of it has been around since almost the beginning of mankind. The extraction and use of Essential Oils we know has been around at least one thousand years, with the Chinese being at the forefront of using plants and its oils for medical purposes. Even further back than this, the ancient Egyptians used extracted oils from aromatic plants to treat ailments and more significantly they also used oils like of Cedar Wood, Clove, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Myrrh for embalming the dead.

The ancient Greeks also practiced aromatherapy where the fumigation of oils was carried out both for physical and spiritual healing. It should be noted however that during this period the process of distilling Essential Oils was limited more to the extraction of floral water and not the oils themselves. It was not until around 1200 AD that the distillation of Essential Oils was possible due to the invention of coiled cooling pipes.

Thus in the centuries that followed Essential Oils started to become more popular and more types of plants started to have their oils extracted through the distillation process which were then sold in apocathery shops during the middle ages with more and more oils introduced as their popularity increased.

More recently Essential Oils of plants have been studied more closely for their medicinal qualities so much so that some components have been isolated to create medicines. However it is the synthetic man made chemical medicines produced in latter century and their sometime harmful side effects that have in recent times propelled aromatherapy and the use of Essential Oils as a more natural and preferable Alternative Health substitute which has stood the test of time.

About the author

Graham Grant is the editor of Aroma Therapy Best Guide a website totally dedicated to aromatherapy. For more articles and information please find out more here

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June 22, 2006

Lavender Hand Lotion

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Soak 3 round Tbsp. flax seeds in 2 cups water overnight.

In the morning boil the seeds and strain the seeds out. Mix the mucilage
with 16 oz. apple cider vinegar with 5 Tbsp. of vegetable glycerin.

You can use Lemon juice but it tends to spoil if not used right away.
The vinegar will not smell after it evaporates.

Boil again and then beat with egg beater or blender. Add a few drops of
Lavender oil and place in the bathroom in a liquid Soap dispenser.

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June 21, 2006

Nutrient Profiles of Vegetable and Nut Oils

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Here is a great webpage I want to share with all of you, www.netrition.com/nuts.html, has an exhaustive report on commonly used oils.

This table has two levels. You can look at the first level of two charts. Then go down from each chart and select a specific oil and see its total nutrient profile.

As these charts only deal with those Minerals that are considered part of the MDR (US medical mininum daily requirement to stop disease or rickets, ... only the MINIMUM daily needs) or RDA (US medical RECOMMENDED daily allowance) on a vitamin/mineral supplement bottle, they do not show the rest of the trace Minerals.

What they do not show is that the tree nut oils will be the higher mineral compounds. I use a lot of Essential Oils for different things and thought others might enjoy this as much as I did.

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June 20, 2006

How Well Do You Know Your Scents?

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Aromatherapy has become a widely used term. But how well do you really know your scents and the effects they have on your emotions, mind and body? Take this quiz to find out how much you know about this ever-growing trend in natural healing.

1. You feel the need of a little morning boost to get you going. What scented lotion will help to get you on your feet?

a) Rosewood
b) Rosemary
c) Sandalwood
d) Vanilla

2. You find yourself feeling a little down and sad. What Essential Oil can help with these emotions?

a) Lemon
b) Lavendar
c) Bergamot
d) Sweet Orange

3. You tend to feel tired in the afternoon hours. Which aroma can help you to feel energized?

a) Grapefruit
b) Lemon
c) Juniper
d) Peppermint

4. You wake in the night and have difficulty getting back to sleep. What scented oil will have a calming effect?

a) sweet Orange
b) Rosemary
c) Peppermint
d) Sandalwood

5. You have a temper that tends to flare up on occasion. Which of these oils will help to soothe your psyche?

a) Jasmine
b) Sandalwood
c) oatmeal
d) Peppermint

6. You tend to be shy in social situations. Which scented cologne can help with your shyness?

a) Bergamot
b) Rosewood
c) Jasmine
d) Ylang Ylang

7. You tend to overeat when the option presents itself. Which aroma can aid as an Appetite Suppressant?

a) Lemon
b) sweet Orange
c) Grapefruit oil
d) Bergamot

8. You often feel anxious and overwhelmed. Which scent can aid in reducing Anxiety?

a) Ylang Ylang
b) Peppermint
c) Lemon
d) Vanilla

9. You sleep lightly and often wake tired. Which oil can be utilized as a sleep aid?

a) Patchouli
b) Clary Sage
c) Sandalwood
d) Rose

10. Your sex drive could use some assistance. Which Essential Oil can act as an Aphrodisiac?

a) Patchouli
b) Ylang Ylang
c) Jasmine
d) Rose

Answers:

1. C – Sandalwood helps lower fatigue levels and aids in boosting immunity.
2. C & D – sweet Orange and Bergamot can help to balance mood swings
3. B & D – Both Lemon and Peppermint help to rejuvenate mind, body and soul.
4. A, B, C & D – All of these Essential Oils are known to have a calming effect.
5. C – Oatmeal can soften the temper as well as your skin.
6. C – Jasmine can boost confidence by aiding relaxation in social situations.
7. C – Grapefruit oil can help those who tend to overeat.
8. A & D – Ylang Ylang and Lemon can help reduce stress and Tension.
9. B & D – Clary Sage and Rose can aid in achieving a deeper sleep.
10. A,B,C & D – These scents are all considered aphrodisiacs.

8-10 correct: Aroma Savvy
Congratulations! You know your scents. You are on your way to becoming a true Aroma Pro.

5-7 correct: Aroma Friendly
Very Well Done! You know some scents and their uses, but you could use a refresher course.

0-4 correct: Aroma Newbie
Nice Try! You may be new to the topic of aromatherapy. There are many great ways to learn more about these wonderful scents and their uses.

About the author

Elizabeth Smith is Editorial Assistant of Promotions and Partnerships at ModernSage. She is also the owner of gift basket business, Crafty Gift Creations.

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June 19, 2006

Blends for Those Pesky Tiny Insect Bites

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Gnats and Midges Bites

Dilute 3 drops of Thyme in 1 teaspoon of cider vinegar or Lemon juice and apply to the bites. This should stop the irritation.

Or as an alternative, just dab on neat Lavender

Bedbugs and Flea Bites

To avoid risk of infection, bathe the bitten areas and apply neat Lavender. Alternatively, dilute 3 drops of Thyme in cider vinegar and apply over the bitten area. Eucalyptus is another option-use as you would Lavender.

These recipes were taken from “The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy” by Valerie Ann Worwood.

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June 17, 2006

Essential Oils To Ease The Heat


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Tis the season for trips to the beach, picnics in the park, and enjoying the great outdoors. There is also a price to be paid for our summertime frolics. Too much fun in the sun can cause sunburn; too many barbecues can upset the stomach; and pesky flying insects abound.

Aromatherapy is the fun and holistic use of plant Essential Oils to treat and balance the body, mind and spirit. These oils are a natural way to minimize the effects of our Houston summer. A few ways that E/O are helpful are in Skin Care, cooling off, pesky critters, Indigestion and the general malaise of the constant heat. I’ll first introduce you to the oils you can use for some summer complaints. Later in the article I’ll talk about specifics for applying the oils to your body.

Skin Care — Sunburn is a common problem for outdoor enthusiasts. Lavender oil is by far the most versatile Essential Oil in an aromatherapist’s first aid kit. It is also the best oil to use for any problem with the skin such as burns, irritations or insect bites. It is one of the few oil’s which can be used directly on the skin, or neat. For serious burns you can create a blend of oils by adding to the Lavender a few drops of Blue Chamomile oil for it’s soothing effect (it’s expensive, but well worth the investment). Geranium oil is a cell regenerator and a few drops makes a nice addition to your blend. It is a good idea to hydrate the body first with cool water, and apply the Essential Oils in a Moisturizer. I usually blend my oils together in the palm of my hand, add the Moisturizer and smooth over my body. This treatment can be repeated up to four times a day, depending on the seriousness of the burn.

Insect bites and repellent — Mosquitoes are a nuisance through much of the year in our fair city. I find a drop or two of Lavender oil on the bite with a gentle caress will ease the itching and discomfort. For flea or chigger bites I add Blue Chamomile to create a blend and apply neat.

Repelling mosquitoes is more difficult. There are two oils which can be used to ward of the frisky pests—Citronella and Garlic. The challenge here is not to offend your neighbors. I put 20 drops of Citronella oil and 20 drops of emulsifier in a 4 oz spray bottle and add water. Shake well before spraying. This solution has worked well for me in the jungles of Mexico and the Amazon (the natives there are not so finicky about aroma as the natives of Montrose). The Garlic solution is more potent. Current research recommends 1% Garlic oil as a repellent (this solution also kills 100% of larvae with in 24 hours, even in standing water). Of course you smell like a pizzeria, but the industrial chemical alternatives aren’t much more attractive.

Cooling Off — One of the lovely effects of Peppermint oil is its cooling of the skin. A cool bath with a few drops of Peppermint oil creates a welcome change to the hot and sticky weather. A word of caution, Peppermint oil is stimulating. Applications in the evening may inhibit a good nights rest. That’s why I suggest a few drops in a bath as opposed to the traditional 20 drops of oil per bath.

The constant heat can generate Headaches. A simple treatment is to use Peppermint oil, either a drop, neat on each temple or in cool compress over the forehead. If using a compress be careful of the eyes as Peppermint oil can cause stinging.

Indigestion — All the holiday picnics with their barbecues, sauces, potato chips and homemade ice cream can take their toll on the digestive system. A simple remedy is to put one drop of Peppermint oil on the tip of the tongue. The flavor will explode in the mouth. This is the only internal Aromatherapy treatment I recommend. Essential Oils are highly concentrated and dangerous for internal use. Please respect the use of these oils. A blend of Peppermint, Lavender and Marjoram oils massaged into the stomach area will alleviate some of the discomforts of over-indulgence.

Summertime Malaise — The oppressive heat can drain our physical strength, agitate tempers or plain just give us those summertime blues. A group of Essential Oils called the euphoric’s are a great way to beat the heat. These oils work through the limbic system to release endorphins, which generate a sense of well being. I work with Grapefruit and Bergamot oils (less expensive) as well as Rose, Jasmine and Melissa (these are rare and precious and expensive). When coupled with the water of a bath these oils work to balance the emotions and comfort the soul.

Here are some simple terms for using aromatherapy in your home:

Neat means using the Essential Oil directly on the skin. Many of the oils are too strong for straight applications to the body. Use Essential Oils neat only when directed.

An emulsifier means a solution which allows the Essential Oil to dissolve thoroughly so it can be added to water. A cup of warm, whole milk is a natural emulsifier or they can be purchased at any health-food market. In the bath this ensures that the oils distribute evenly on the surface of the water to envelope your body as you submerge into the tub.

A compress is a cloth soaked in cool or warm water.

A carrier is any oil, lotion or base that is used to blend the Essential Oils together.

Here are some simple rules for creating your own home remedies:

I use high quality oils for treatments. These recipes are designed for the potency of this grade of Essential Oils. I use oils from Source ‘Vital and Aroma Vera. Many other brands of oils available in health-food stores and boutiques are of a lesser quality. I suggest you spend the extra money to ensure quality and potency for your Essential Oil blends.

For a massage oil or lotion you can use 20 drops of Essential Oil per 1 oz of carrier. For severe sunburn you can use up to 50 drops of Essential Oil per 1 oz of Carrier Oil.

For a bath you can add 20 drops of Essential Oil to an emulsifier.

These simple guidelines can help you to use the most potent form of plant energy we have for treating the human condition. Remember to handle all Essential Oils with respect and they can, in turn, contribute health, balance and well being to your life. For more information about aromatherapy I use the books Aromatherapy An A—Z, by Patricia Davis and The Aromatherapy Workbook by Marcel Lavabre.

Aromatherapy Blends:

Relaxation:

Energizing Blend:

Euphoric Blend:

Sacred Blend:

Analgesic Blend:

Lymph Drainage:

May the summer treat you with pleasure and gentleness.

About the author

Alan Davidson is the co-author of Healing the Heart of the World with Prince Charles, Carolyn Myss, John Gray, and Neal Donald Walsch. Alan, a Registered Massage Therapist since 1988, is the owner and director of Essential Touch Therapies in Houston, Texas. He has a B.S. from University of Houston, Downtown, with an emphasis on psychology, sociology, philosophy, and religion. Alan is fascinated with the intersection of bodywork, psychology, ritual, and spiritual practice. Having taught massage, meditation, Yoga, and human transformation since 1990 he is currently on the teaching staff at NiaMoves Studio. Alan wholeheartedly believes, “Life is for the fun of it!” Alan can be reached at http://www.throughyourbody.com

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