All About Reflexology

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Reflexology, also called zone therapy, comes under the heading of alternative medicine. It involves the practice of massaging, squeezing or pushing parts of the feet, hands, body or in the ears with the goals of affecting other parts of the body.

Interestingly, although reflexology has been classified as an alternative medicine approach, there is no consensus among practitioners (reflexologist) on how the practice is supposed to work.

There does appear to be a unifying theme or idea that areas of the feet and hands correspond to different areas of the body. The theory is that by manipulating these areas the reflexologist can make significant changes in a specific organ system or in an individual’s overall health.

The ideas behind reflexology are not new. It was practiced in the Egyptian culture as early as 2330 B.C. the practice, as we know it today, was first researched and developed by Eunice Ingham. Her first work was published in 1938 and since 1942 workshops have been constructed around the world.

VooDoo Perfume

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* 3 parts Patchouli
* 1 part Gardenia

Originally posted 2007-04-22 12:10:13.


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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

* 10 parts lemon essential oil
* 10 parts rosemary essential oil
* 5 parts lavender essential oil
* 5 parts bergamot essential oil

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.

Originally posted 2006-07-18 14:05:40.


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Woodrose Perfume

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* .75 cc rosewater
* 3 cc vanilla vodka
* 2 drops rose absolute
* 6 drops sandalwood EO

This made about a dram of fragrance (approx. 4 cc’s) which I thought was a good size to just make a wee sample. It did smell good.

Originally posted 2007-04-29 13:01:53.


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Falling Stars Perfume Blend

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Easy to make and truly inspired, our Falling Star Perfume recipe is soon to become your favorite. Catch your falling star.

Ingredients:

* 2 cups distilled water
* 3 tablespoons vodka
* 5 drops lavender essential/fragrance oil
* 10 drops chamomile essential/fragrance oil
* 10 drops valerian essential oil

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients together, shake well. Place in a dark color bottle. Then allow the perfume to settle for at least 12 hours. Store in a cool dry area.

Originally posted 2006-01-16 16:09:26.


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Bogart and Bacall Scent

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Sprinkle in a full bath …

* Rosemary, 2 drops
* Orange, 3 drops
* Geranium, 1 drop

A witty, playful scent, like Bogart and Bacall, the blend of rosemary, orange and geranium entices lovers to press their lips together – and not just whistle!

Originally posted 2007-03-17 15:45:45.


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Bay Rum Perfume

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* 50 drops Bay Rum essential oil
* 10 drops Bitter Orange essential oil
* 5 drops Clove essential oil
* 1 ounce Jamacian rum

Blend all ingredients together; shake well before using.

Originally posted 2007-05-12 08:03:33.


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Balancing Bath Blend

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* 2 d. rose oil
* 2 d. neroli oil
* 2 d. geranium oil

Put with 1/2 cup Epsom Salts or Baking Soda and add to running bath water. Soak 15-20 mins.

Originally posted 2007-03-17 16:21:43.


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Romantic Massage Blend

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* Ylang-ylang 5 drops
* Patchouli 3 drops
* Clove 3 drops
* Mandarin 3 drops
* Clary Sage 1 drop
* Massage oil 1 Tablespoon (15 ml)

These recipes were taken from “500 Formulas for Aromatherapy” by Carol & David Schiller.

Originally posted 2007-03-17 16:30:33.


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Soap of the Magi Recipe

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* 5 Ounces Glycerine Soap
* 1/8 teaspoon Myrrh Oil
* 1/8 teaspoon Frankincense Oil
* Bronze and Gold Mica Dust
* Ultra fine gold fabric glitter
* Oval soap mold

Melt 1/2 of the soap. Stir in the Frankincense oil and Gold mica dust. Pour into 2 molds filling only half way. Melt the other 1/2 of the soap. Stir in Myrrh oil and Bronze mica dust. Spoon over 1st layer of soap. Set, unmold.

Give the bars a light dusting of the gold glitter and you have a soap of gold, frankincense and Myrrh the gifts of the Magi. If you’ve frozen the soap allow it to thaw and dry before adding the glitter or wrapping.

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Originally posted 2007-11-09 10:43:12.


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