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January 3, 2007

Slips, Falls, Bruises, Painful Joints

Filed under: First Aid, Minor Injuries, Joints, Bones, Muscles — Administrator @ 9:07 am

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This time of year always seems to be full of more slips and falls due to the snow and icy conditions. Although these types of injuries can happen any time of the year.

You might want to keep this page handy.

The type of injuries in this article are not serious type injuries but are the bumps and Bruises you experience occasionally when doing everyday activities including things like: tripping over a Toy or rug, twisting a foot/ankle while playing backyard sports and boom – you are on the ground, slipping on the ice and falling on your buttocks. Maybe even getting elbowed in the chest/or breast while playing with your kids. The scenarios are too vast to list here, but you know what I’m talking about.

Your elbow and knee joints, along with any fingers and toes can also get bruised and strained, (but not broken). Of course, Bruising occurs around these joints involving the soft tissue.

Heaven forbid, if you should hit your face. This can produce terrible Bruising too.

As with any of the above injuries, the first step is to apply ice or cold compresses. The sooner you can apply cold, the less likely for tissue damage occurring from broken blood vessels. Ice or cold helps to reduce pain and swelling. If you suspect something is sprained or broken, keep the area quiet, keep the ice on and seek medical attention.

If you suspect Bruising, apply a few drops of Pure Helichrysum to the area immediately. Then continue applying the cold compress. Helichrysum has the ability to reduce the under the surface bleeding associated with Bruising and is also great at reducing pain.

Applying ice or cold compresses for the first few days – 3 or more times a day will help. When using ice packs, please pay attention as you don’t want to cause frost bite or frozen skin. Between the ice and cold packs, lightly massage the following blend on the affected areas.

For General Bruising

Blend well and apply to bruised areas several times a day.

For General Joint Pains

Blend well and massage onto affected joint/s 4 to 6 times a day. After 3 days, you can begin to apply heat compresses.

Bruise – Diminishing Blend

Blend well and apply to the bruised area several times a day.

Recipe adapted from “Aromatherapy for Vibrant Health and Beauty” by Roberta Wilson

Penetrating Pain Relieving massage oil

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November 10, 2006

Essential Oil Blend for General Bruising

Filed under: Oil Blends For Health, First Aid, Minor Injuries — Administrator @ 7:14 pm

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Blend well and apply to bruised areas several times a day.

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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!

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

November 8, 2006

Oil Blend for Cuts and Wounds

Filed under: First Aid, Minor Injuries — Administrator @ 10:26 am

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Bathe the area with warm water to which you have added the following:

Use this mixture for every 2 cups of water

Put 3 drops of Lavender on a piece of gauze and place it over the cut. Renew it twice a day and expose the cut or wound to air on the third day if
possible.

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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!

October 18, 2006

Lavender Ointment

Filed under: General Aromatherapy Articles, First Aid, Minor Injuries — Administrator @ 7:36 am

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Combine the Olive Oil, Beeswax, cocoa butter and lanolin and heat thoroughly in the top of a double boiler. Remove from the heat. Add the Vitamin E, Lavender oil and beat well. Pour into little jars and allow the mixture to cool before covering.

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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!

August 28, 2006

Oil Blend for Sprains

Filed under: Oil Blends For Health, First Aid, Minor Injuries — Administrator @ 8:11 am

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Massage the following formula into the sprained area. Several applications may be necessary throughout the day, until the painful area feels better.

This recipe was taken from “500 Formulas for Aromatherapy” by Carol & David Schiller.

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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 19, 2006

Blends for Those Pesky Tiny Insect Bites

Filed under: Oil Blends For Health, First Aid, Minor Injuries — Administrator @ 11:26 am

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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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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 5, 2006

Aloe Burn Spray

Filed under: Oil Blends For Health, First Aid, Minor Injuries — Administrator @ 11:08 am

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Add the oils to the aloe in a spritzer bottle. Shake before using.

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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!

May 27, 2006

Essential Oils in Your First Aid Kit

Filed under: Reference Articles, First Aid, Minor Injuries — Administrator @ 8:49 am

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Yes, Essential Oils are an important part of any first aid kits and in your travel case too.

A list of basic Essential Oils for any one just starting out will include many of these Essential Oils to begin with.

Without a doubt, number one on the list is Lavender. Next should be Tea Tree. Peppermint, Roman Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Thyme, Lemon, and Clove bud.

Personally, I would also suggest adding Helichrysum .

A quick list of why each oil is useful follows. This list is just the most common reason or uses. There are certainly many, many more uses of each of these oils. Be sure to get a good book on Aromatherapy. One good book is Valerie Ann Worwoods book – The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy. This book provided some of the information for this article. See our Book Review page for other excellent aromatherapy books.

  • Lavender : Stings and bites, burns, Bruises, scrapes. It has analgesic, Antiseptic and more properties to help heal wounds. Not to mention the calming effect it will have to the person affected.
  • Tea Tree : Good for all types of infections. It is antifungal, antiviral and anti bacterial. Good for all kinds of skin wounds and irritations from sunburn, to Acne, athlete’s foot and more.
  • Peppermint : Known for its antinausea and Indigestion relief. Peppermint also helps with Headaches, Sinus congestion and even for painful joints! I recently read where adding a few drops to some calamine lotion, helps relieve and heal Poison ivy lesions more quickly! Oh and if you are camping, Peppermint will help keep the ants away from the picnic table, the mice out of your tent and other unwanted pests away too! (Al just mentioned that if you go camping in bear country, you should be cautious about using any Essential Oil as some bears are easily attracted to sweet scents.)
  • Roman and/or German Chamomile : Excellent to help you and your children relax and fall asleep more easily after a day of excitement. Of course, they also have anti-inflammatory properties and are helpful for burns, bee stings nettle rashes, and other injuries.
  • Eucalyptus : Best known to help relieve congestion from coughs and Colds. But did you know that it is also an excellent insect repellent? Especially Eucalyptus Citriodora (Eucalyptus Lemon). Eucalyptus has great Antiseptic and antiviral properties. It is anti-inflammatory and a mild analgesic (relieves pain). There are several varieties of Eucalyptus and any of them would be a great addition to your kit.
  • Rosemary : This wonderful stimulating Essential Oil is great to use on long road trips. It will give you a Pick Me Up and will be great after a long and tiring day. Rosemary is also one of Al’s recommendations along with Peppermint to use for those Headaches that can pop up out of nowhere. Just a drop or two mixed with a little Carrier Oil and rubbed on the back of your neck and shoulders will relieve those Headaches within a few minutes. Use Rosemary on painful muscles and joints too!
  • Thyme : This is a superb antiviral Essential Oil. It also has great Antibacterial and antifungal properties. Please do not OVER use this oil. It is very potent and should not be used on an ongoing basis. It should be used diluted only. Use when needed and do not use beyond where you are healed and well.
  • Lemon : Best known for its Antiseptic and disinfecting properties. Lemon will freshen and clean most all surfaces. Can be very effective on insect bites. Some folks have found headache relief from using Lemon oil too.
  • Clove bud : Antiseptic, Antibacterial, analgesic are the most important properties held by Clove bud oil. It is great for toothaches and other pains, such as painful joints and muscles. Be sure to dilute with a Carrier Oil before applying to the skin. It is one oil that could cause a skin reaction (burning sensation).
  • Helichrysum : great analgesic, Antibacterial and helps if uses on Bruises shortly after they occur. It will reduce the discoloration and help heal the bruise very quickly. Because it has analgesic properties bumps and Bruises won’t be as painful.

We carry Essential Oils with us wherever and whenever we travel in one of our travel cases. Please, do not leave your Essential Oils in your car. Ideally, if you have a small insulated bag, or cooler, your oils will be much happier in that!! Protecting them from sunlight and excessive heat will prolong their effectiveness and extend their shelf life.

For use in hotel rooms, don’t forget to take along a small Diffuser or two. The TruMelange fan Diffuser or a Scentball are small and easy to use in any guest room or suite.

Have a safe and fun time while you travel this summer!

Simple First Aid Wash

Simply put several drops of Lavender Essential Oil in a small basin of tepid water. If the body part that needs cleaning is easy to submerse, simply swish around in the water for a few minutes. If the body part can not be submersed, then use a wash cloth and gently wipe over the area.

The natural Antiseptic properties of Lavender will help fight any infection and its analgesic property will help with any pain or discomfort.

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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!

May 8, 2006

Recipe For Cuts and Wounds

Filed under: Oil Blends For Health, First Aid, Minor Injuries — Administrator @ 11:18 am

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Bathe the area with warm water to which you have added the following:

Use this mixture for every 2 cups of water

Put 3 drops of Lavender on a piece of gauze and place it over the cut.

Renew it twice a day and expose the cut or wound to air on the third day if possible.

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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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