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July 21, 2006

Relax With Aromatherapy Massage Oils

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After a hectic day at work, your husband complains of every part of his body aching with pain. Will a good nights sleep refresh him for the next hectic day? Not necessarily. With a similar schedule each day, he is adding to his pain, which within time will transform into a fatal disease. You being a caring wife, will you want this chain of events to continue? If no, then aromatherapy massage oils are for you.

Aromatherapy massage oils will go a long way in giving the much-needed relief to a person after a long day at work. Massage is both physically and emotionally stimulating for the body. When the massage is supplemented with Essential Oils, the person gains from the synergistic influences of a calm mind and a radiant skin.

Aromatherapy massage oils may be used in two ways. Inhale the massage oil vapours, which refresh your mind too. Alternatively, apply it to the skin. This method ensures that the massage oils are directly absorbed by the body from where they reach the blood stream. This has impact on one’s health and skin.

After a massage with aromatherapy massage oils, one actually feels splendid. These oils have been known to have special therapeutic qualities. This finds them large-scale use in healing common diseases like cold, Flu, pain in the muscles, headache etc.

For the purpose of massage, people often mix more than one Essential Oil to give the desired effect. The most common of these is the Lavender, Clary Sage and Lemon blend. It is known as the stress blend. The Essential Oils in concentrated form can be dangerous for use. Therefore, aromatherapy massage oils are mixed with Carrier Oils before applying it on the body. Similarly, one can prepare an Aphrodisiac blend with Essential Oils of Sandalwood and Jasmine. Just have an idea of what purpose the aromatherapy massage oils will be used for and go on with the blending.

Aromatherapy massage oils are used largely in spas and physical and mental healing centres. Trained masseurs will help you in relieving stress and give you an ecstatic feeling.

If you want, you can also get massaged in your home. Massaging your loved one with fragrant aromatherapy massage oils is the best way to convey the concern for him or her. Aromatherapy massage is also recommended for the infants to give them a glossy skin and strong bones.

Aromatherapy massage oils work wonders with your skin and provide mental calmness. It is also used as a cure from several diseases.

About the author

Bryan Josling is working with the Horticultural Research Station in Adelaide. He has also been involved with research on plants. To find Aromatherapy Essential Oils,Aromatherapy Candles,Essential Oils wholesale visit http://www.ndaroma.com

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July 20, 2006

Flower Remedies and Health

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An example of a complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) that is truly complementary is the Bach Flower Remedies. Thats because you can use them with any other single or combination of therapies from conventional through the CAM spectrum.

You can use them alone or while you are being treated with other remedies. And they work on the basis that improving your emotions, to change them from negative to positive, will help the healing process from within.

They restore your mental balance to prevent disease starting in the first place or stimulating healing when you are ill.

Its all to do with the real you. You are unique. No one else is exactly like you. You have your individual mix of genes and traits that make you react to stress and illness in a particular way.

You might fight a disease or you might give in to what you think is inevitable. You could become depressed and miserable, or carry on cheerfully.

Emotions are part of the health picture and you need to think about them in recovering from illness. And, these Flower Remedies are part of that. They dont treat symptoms such as pain or High Blood Pressure. They look after personality, lifestyle and emotions.

Dr Edward Bach developed these remedies as a series of liquids extracted from plants. They are produced in dropper bottles and the extracts are in brandy to preserve their activity.

The first thing you need to do is decide on the kind of person you are. Its important to be truthful here. Write down your traits, strengths and weaknesses. Use adjectives such as aggressive, agitated, capable, clever, daydreamer, energetic, frustrated, helpful, intolerant, jealous, negative, popular and so on.

You could get a close friend or relative to confirm your thoughts if you wish, just to make sure you are being truthful with yourself, but you dont have to.

Then you survey the remedies to find out which are closest to your assessment of you. It may take one or several to make up your complex self. Ideally it should be fewer than six or seven. (In my case it was three.)

Follow the instructions for taking the liquids and look forward to improvements. Generally, they work quickly if you are treating a short-lived problem. But, they take longer if you are working on a chronic problem. If youve had it for months the remedies wont work in only a few days.

As treatment progresses, you can adjust it to suit the way you feel, by adding or removing remedies.

The very popular Rescue Remedy range should have quick and dramatic results since it is meant to be used in emergency situations.

To make this system work for you need to be aware of what each remedy is used for. Then you can match your personality to the remedy or remedies and take it from there.

Flower Remedies are not meant to replace vital medical treatment, but you can use them in conjunction with treatment. There are similarities to Homeopathy but the therapies are not the same.

Just like Homeopathic Remedies, you can give Flower Remedies to animals and even plants. Clearly, you cant ask them how they feel but you can assess the stress they are in (just re-potted a plant) or the mood they are in (a sad dog), and treat them accordingly. You need to adjust the doses for the size of the animal or plant. A horse will need more than a cat. And, a plant can get its remedy by watering it or spraying its leaves.

Its an enlightening process finding your personality (and recognising those of friends and family), and a simple matter to start treatment once you get the relevant Remedies.

About the author

James is a pharmacist with over 35 years experience. Get his booklets on CAM including Bach Flower Remedies at http://www.healthexplored.co.uk and subscribe to his newsletter and other health publications.

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July 16, 2006

Aromatherapy Oils and the Herpes Virus - A Personal Account

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The Herpes virus is a difficult little bug; a so-called ‘incurable’ infection with painful skin lesions. The sores come and go, more frequenly for some individuals than others, and often flollow stressful life conditions where the Immune System may be weakened. Allopathic medicine doesn’t yet have a cure for this disease, only pills and creamse that must be used regularly to keep outbreaks from recurring and to lessen their duration. Incurable, painful, sort-of ugly, and with great names like ‘oral-labial’ or ‘genital’, this can be one challenging illness.

This is a personal account – I had herpes outbreaks for several years, A.D.H.D.to deal with painful sores in my mouth and on my lips – sometimes so bad I thought my teeth were falling out! I’ve been through those internal struggles on how to break it to an intimate partner – thankfully their response was never as sever as I expected – hough it still seemed like a big deal to me. I regularly had those telling days of feeling a Flu was about to hit, with several days of lesions to follow. What seemed the worst, being an athlete, was that training really hard tended to cause outbreaks almost for certain.

I tried prescription medicines as well as some natural routes. Lysine, a singular amino acid, helped somewhat, but not all the time. I used significant amounts of lip Balm, as sun overexposure also tended to cause outbreaks as well. I thought “I’ve got a lot of years left – will I always have to deal with this?”

Then someone introduced me to Essential Oils, and I learned a little about their studied antiviral activity. I stumbled onto research performed with a certain oil known as Melissa. Melissa Essential Oil is distilled from Melissa herb, a plant with a long history in natural medicine. The plant yields a relatively small amount of oil compared to other aromatic varieties, so it’s cost seems a little high. But formal investigation has been being going on in Europe for many years applying the oil to herpes lesions, with very promising results. One company has even extracted a component of the oil and sold it in a prescription form (though I have not read of any evidence showing the extract works better than the oil itself).

The most encouraging statement regarding the use of Melissa on herpes was made by Dr. Dietrich Wabner, a professor at the University of Munich: he stated that a single application of Melissa may lead to a complete remission of the disease. A possible cure! I’d figured I had nothing to lose, so I tried a little bottle of the oil.

Searching further, I found a regimine for the oils’ use. Melissa might not lead to a complete remission in just one application – other healers were finding success when the oil was applied to the affected area when an outbreak felt ‘imminent’. The oil was applied perhaps three times per day during the outbreak; this was repeated the next several times the user thought an outbreak may be coming on, and through the duration of the skin healing. My outbreaks were usually on my tongue at that point (though they started on the palate of my mouth). I would get a very fatigued feeling for a few days, then my tongue would get what seemed like individual taste buds that would feel as though they were burnt (and yes, I have had medical confirmation as to their cause). I also had lesions on my lip, but not as often. So I began the Melissa oil program – just one drop in my mouth a few times a day – and thankfully I actually liked the taste!

It turns out I wasn’t one of the few with a complete remission occuring with the first application – though I didn’t really expect it. The Essential Oil did help, however – the outbreaks were shorter and less intense. Then, after perhaps 5-7 times, the outbreaks stopped all together. And life has certainly been no less stressful or physical – perhaps even the opposite! But I’ve had no more oncoming Flu symptoms or sores on my lips or in my mouth – even after heavy sun exposure. I can’t remember the last time I’ve had an outbreak now.

For individuals who may have more sensitive skin than I, or have outbreaks in more sensitive places, Melissa Essential Oil can be diluted in a vegetable or nut oil (Hazelnut oil or Rosehipseed are commonly used) to 1/10th or even less of the total volume and be just as effective (some say that even 1% will work). It is important to note – and repeated many times in the literature – that taking any Essential Oil orally, or appliying undiluted to the skin, should be done with extreme caution – whatch your own reaction closely and proceed accordingly. I do not have experience with application to the genital variety of Herpes simplex, but the texts do not make a distinction – this may be where a Carrier Oil could come in handy. But whatever way it’s used, the system should be followed closely: apply Melissa 2-3 times a day to the affected area when an outbreak is on the way, and use it until the sores have healed completely. Follow this method for the next several outbreaks; there are no guarantees, but this may work for you or someone you may know – and what a wonderful thing it can be!

For sufferer’s of Shingles, another Herpes virus variety causing lesions of the skin, Ravensara (Ravensara aromatica, or ‘True’ Ravensara) oil has been used. Individuals have found relief using Ravensara in a 50-50 blend with Tamanu Nut oil. The Tamanu Nut sooths the skin during the healing process and keeps the Ravensara in contact with the sores. I have not heard of this offering a complete cure, but I have heard of this blend really helping relieve discomfort of this condition.

If you decide to try these natural methods, when buying Essential Oils, buy from a trusted source – Melissa oil particularly has been adulterated due to it’s high cost. The ‘fake’ mixture – a blend of Lemongrass and other Essential Oils oils – do not contain the same antiviral components. True Melissa is typically found in the range of $10 – $20 per milliliter, with Organic varieties costing a little more. There are nearly twenty-five drops in one milliliter, and because only one drop is typically used for each application, a few milliliters (1/4 to 1/8th ounce) can go a long way. If you try this natural healing oil, or to recommend it to those in need, I wish the best of success!

About the author

Eric Cech is a contributor to aromatherapy oils sites, and works with the Ananda Aromatherapy Essential Oil company.

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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 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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For Guaranteed, Effective, 100% Natural Herbal Remedies , please visit Native Remedies.

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NaturalEco Organics is where we recommend you go for Organic, natural, chemical-free products and quality remedies for a safe, healthy journey for Mom and Baby, from Pregnancy to baby’s Nursery!

Mountain Rose Herbs is where we recommend you purchase all of your Bulk Herbs, Spices, Teas and single oils!

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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. Ill first introduce you to the oils you can use for some summer complaints. Later in the article Ill 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 aromatherapists 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 oils 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 its soothing effect (its 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 pestscitronella 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 arent 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. Thats 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 euphorics 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 AZ, by Patricia Davis and The Aromatherapy Workbook by Marcel Lavabre.

Aromatherapy Blends:

Relaxation:

Energizing Blend:

  • Peppermint4
  • Rosemary10
  • Sage2
  • Eucalyptus2
  • Basil2

Euphoric Blend:

  • Grapefruit10
  • Melissa2
  • Rose2
  • Jasmine2
  • Linden Blossom2
  • Neroli2

Sacred Blend:

  • Frankincense4
  • Myrrh2
  • Cedarwood Himalayan10
  • Patchouli2
  • Sandalwood2

Analgesic Blend:

  • Melissa1
  • Rosemary8
  • Eucalyptus2
  • Wintergreen4
  • Birch3
  • Juniper2

Lymph Drainage:

  • Sage2
  • Cypress3
  • Juniper3
  • Pine10
  • Geranium—2

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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For Guaranteed, Effective, 100% Natural Herbal Remedies , please visit Native Remedies.

ReflexAromas is where you can find Quality Reflexology Tools, specially-formulated Essential Oil blends for a variety of health conditions, Massage Therapy tools and Crystals.

NaturalEco Organics is where we recommend you go for Organic, natural, chemical-free products and quality remedies for a safe, healthy journey for Mom and Baby, from Pregnancy to baby’s Nursery!

Mountain Rose Herbs is where we recommend you purchase all of your Bulk Herbs, Spices, Teas and single oils!

Are you looking for quality Vitamins, diet aids and health Supplements? Visit the Health Supplement Shop – highly recommended!

June 15, 2006

Purity Ensured Through Pure Essential Oils

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Scholars in English grammar would be livid at the phrase pure Essential Oils. For them Essential Oils are by nature pure and adding the expression pure to this is nothing but being verbose. Leave apart the criticism of the scholars, in practice one can regularly come along instances when the Essential Oils have been mixed with other oils or the customer has been duped with entirely synthetically manufactured oil. So, now you will appreciate the concern for people when they demand pure Essential Oils.

For the beginners, let us first elucidate about what Essential Oils are. An Essential Oil is extracted from different parts of the plant such as stem, leaves, flower, Bark etc. You name a plant and an Essential Oil derived from it will be available. The list of Essential Oils is really impressive. Some of the most common Essential Oils include Lavender, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Rose, Jasmine, Cedar Wood and so on. These are derived from a complex process of distillation through water or steam. Certain Essential Oils like Rose leave a fragrant water after the distillation process. This is available in the market as hydrosols. Other hydrosols include Lavender water and Orange Blossom water.

Pure Essential Oils have been proved to have benevolent effect on human beings. Several adverse conditions can be treated through the proper use of Essential Oils. The most common of these is treating burns with Lavender Essential Oil. French chemist Ren-Maurice Gattefoss found this effect of Essential Oils as quite interesting. He has contributed largely to the science of using Essential Oils for medical purposes. This science is known as aromatherapy or treating through plant aroma.

However, Essential Oils will produce the desired effects only when they are pure. Chamomile Essential Oil is derived from the Chamomile flowers and has a soothing and comforting impact. When used in the bath after the end of the day, one will experience a rejuvenation of the body and mind. Nevertheless, do you get the same effect if the Essential Oil used is impure? No. Moreover, if an oil to which one is allergic to has been mixed with the Essential Oil, you can also count on the side effects.

The most common of impurities found in Essential Oils are pesticides and insecticides. Now, the use of pesticides and insecticides to grow plants has become widely prevalent. In this case, it is very difficult to do away with pesticides to the most miniscule levels. The process of distillation ensures that most of this is removed from the pure Essential Oils to give just the unadulterated extracts of plants.

Nowadays, Organic Essential Oils have becoming increasingly popular. Organic Essential Oils are manufactured from organically grown plants. When a plant is grown organically, no artificial fertilizers are utilized. This ensures that the Essential Oil that you are using is totally free of pesticides. However, be prepared to shell that extra price for procuring organically pure Essential Oils. Yet no one complains since they are buying Essential Oils for the desired effect and not just for showing off their collection.

About the author

Bryan Josling is working with the Horticultural Research Station in Adelaide. He has also been involved with research on plants. http://www.ndaroma.com

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June 10, 2006

The Amazing Benefits of Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Oil

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Melaleuca oil, also known as Tea Tree oil, is truly natures natural Antiseptic. This topical oil, which comes from an Australian tree called the Tea Tree, is naturally safe oil that is effective as an antibiotic, anti-viral, and fungicide.

Tea Tree oil was first used by the Bundjalung Aborigines living in the Northeast Corner of what is now New South Wales, Australia. They would pick the oil-covered leaves of the Tea Tree and rub them on their skin to alleviate cuts, bites, burns, and other skin ailments. They made a dressing for wounds by grinding the leaves into a paste. They also crushed the leaves to use as an insect repellant.

There are several kinds of tea trees. Yet, the most potent medicinal oil is called Melaleuca alternifolia.

Dr. A. R. Penfold, a chemist in Sydney, found that Tea Tree oil was 13 times stronger in killing bacteria than carbolic acid, the universal standard Antiseptic in the early 1900s. The Medical Journal of Australia published a study that Tea Tree oil was effective in treating pus filled infections of the skin and infected nail beds, and helped speed recovery from Sore Throats when the oil was gargled. Another study published in the Medical Journal of Australia in 1990 found Tea Tree oil as effective in treating Acne as benzoyl peroxide, with fewer side effects. It is also effective in treating burns, thrush, and bacterial and fungal infections.

Tea Tree oil can also be used for animals; Bites, cuts, stings, rashes, dermatitis, lice, mange, ringworm, fleas, and ticks are just a few of its veterinary uses.

Melaleuca oil may be applied full strength or diluted in water or other type of oil like Olive Oil. Most Tea Tree oil that is produced is added to skin and Beauty care products, such as deodorants, shampoos, and mouthwashes. Industrial-grade oils are used as disinfectants, floor detergents, and can be added to air conditioning and ventilation systems to kill mold and fungus.

As we rediscover natures natural medicines through modern research, a new world of therapies is opened to us. Natural therapies are often as effective as drugs, but without the side effects. Many medicinal drugs contain properties to heal that no synthetic drug has been able to mimic.

About the author

This article was written by Vanessa Pruitt, a work at home mom promoting wellness in our everyday lives. To learn more about the benefits of Melaleuca oil, and about the products Vanessa uses in her home, email her at peetred@hotmail.com To learn more about working from home promoting wellness visit her website at http://www.TriCityMoms.com

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June 9, 2006

Blending For The Desired Effect Through Aromatherapy Blends

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Lavender has for long been known to have stress-relieving properties. But few know that Lavender when mixed with Lemon and Clary Sage gives a much more comfortable feeling. The mixing here is called blending.

Creating an aromatherapy blend is like using a number of vegetables and Spices to prepare that delicious curry. Do you need to be a renowned chef to create delicious curries? Not necessarily. Just have an idea of what you want and mix in proper proportions and you are ready to serve the dish.

Similar is the case with aromatherapy blends. The desire to experiment and knowledge of oils this is all that one will need in order to create an aromatherapy blend. Within minutes you are ready with your aesthetically and therapeutically correct blend.

When using oils or absolutes for the purpose, do the homework before. Proper research on the properties of each oil used must be undertaken to assess if they are synergistic to each other. Certain oils work against the other oil used in the blend. This means that the blend is not producing the desired effect. Use oils which enhance each oils effect.

Always use pure Essential Oils in making an aromatherapy blend. Fragrant oils are available in the market. They serve only to add fragrance to your recipe. Also, because of the presence of artificial elements in the fragrant oils, the aromatherapy blend is susceptible to becoming adulterated.

Research on aromatherapy blends may demand time. Those who have found interest in blending Essential Oils become engrossed in the blending in the same way as a scientist loses sleep in his discoveries. And, thus they are ready to put in as much time in the blending as required.

Study well the aroma profiles of each oil. Take a blotting paper and sprinkle a drop of the Essential Oil on it. See and feel its effect. Note it down on a piece of paper so that you can refer to it in the future. Undertake a similar activity for numerous oils. In this manner, you will have a complete database ready with you.

Similarly, while blending note down the reactions that takes place in the properties of each oil. Any of the following three will happen. An oil will completely lose its property. A property will be enhanced. Alternatively, a completely new property will be discovered in the aromatherapy blend. A true blender is one who knows how to enhance or create the desired effect. This may take time. Sometimes, certain properties will become known all of a sudden; somewhat like French chemist Ren-Maurice Gattefoss who hit upon the medical properties of Lavender by accident. You will not become as popular in the field of aromatherapy, but your blends are sure going to earn you a lot of praise ion your friend circle.

About the author

Bryan Josling is working with the Horticultural Research Station in Adelaide. He has also been involved with research on plants. http://www.ndaroma.com

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For Guaranteed, Effective, 100% Natural Herbal Remedies , please visit Native Remedies.

ReflexAromas is where you can find Quality Reflexology Tools, specially-formulated Essential Oil blends for a variety of health conditions, Massage Therapy tools and Crystals.

NaturalEco Organics is where we recommend you go for Organic, natural, chemical-free products and quality remedies for a safe, healthy journey for Mom and Baby, from Pregnancy to baby’s Nursery!

Mountain Rose Herbs is where we recommend you purchase all of your Bulk Herbs, Spices, Teas and single oils!

Are you looking for quality Vitamins, diet aids and health Supplements? Visit the Health Supplement Shop – highly recommended!

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