Essential Oil Blends to Ease Lonliness

March 17th, 2007

The below blends can help during times of loneliness. When selecting and using oils, be sure to follow all safety precautions and remember that aromatherapy should not be used as a substitute for proper medical treatment.

Blend #1

Blend #2

Blend #3

Blend #4

Directions: Select one of the blends shown above. Then, choose which method you’d like to use the blend - Diffuser, bath oil, massage oil or air freshener

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Aromatherapy Oils and the Herpes Virus - A Personal Account

March 17th, 2007

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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Aromatherapy Skin Care

March 17th, 2007

Every one wants to look best and well groomed; a good skin is that ultimate wish for many millions of people all over the world. If you are looking after your skin, natural Skin Care products are the preferred option.

There are many advantages to using natural Skin Care products, because synthetic chemicals which are added to top brand Skin Care products is not what you want to absorb through your skin. You will be looking for all those things herbal to tone up your skin just because you do not want all those harmful chemical substances to harm and spoil your skin.

Ultimately, you will decide to use one of those exotic aromatherapy recipes for maintaining your skin.

Though, inhaling the fragrant aromas of Essential Oils is just one way to enjoy aromatherapy, another innovative application is applying Essential Oils to the skin in the form of properly formulated preparations, massage oils, mineral baths and sprays.

The molecular structure of Essential Oils makes them readily absorbed in the protective oily layer of the skin, where they are quickly absorbed.

Aromatherapy Skincare is a safe, effective way for the body to acquire the beneficial properties of Essential Oils.

Acne Medication: 8 drop Tea Tree + 6 drops Bergamot + 4 drops lavender: 0.75oz of Jojoba oil. Apply to face every evening, massaging around the pimple.

Mix recipe with cream for daytime use (never go into sun while using). Add a few drops of Carrot oil to the mixture.

Dry Skin Wash: 10 drops Sandalwood oil + 10 drops bois de Rose oil +10 drops Lavender oil: 2 tablespoons of Avocado.

Hair Treatment: 2 drops Rosemary oil + 1 drop Lavender oil + 1 drop Bay oil: 20 ml Olive Oil. Use as scalp massage or apply to hair

Problem Skin Wash: 10 drop Myrrh oil + 10 drops Palma Rosa oil +10 d Frankincense oil: 1 tablespoon of Borage and 1 tablespoon of Flaxseed.

Reviving Face Mask: 2 drops petit grain oil + 2 drops Lemon oil + 2 drops Ylang Ylang oil: 20 ml of iced water. Mix with enough crushed almonds to make a paste. Apply as a face mask. Let dry, then rinse off.

Sun care Blend: 14 drops Lavender oil +1 drops Peppermint oil: 4-8 oz. of cold water. Use in an Atomizer on sunny days, spiriting yourself as needed.

Dry Skin: Your skin produces a protective emollient substance known as sebum. People whose skin doesn’t produce enough sebum often sport dry, itchy and flaking skin. How ever, certain Essential Oils can help you. The tenacious, low volatility oils like Patchouli and Sandalwood, as well as heavily scented oils like Rose and Ylang Ylang are especially well suited for dry skin preparations.

Moisturizing Cream:

Melt the wax and the Almond oil in a double boiler. Reduce the heat and add the rosewater gradually in a thin stream, while vigorously agitating the mixture. As soon as the water is incorporated take off heat. When the mixture cools and turns creamy, add the Essential Oils.

Oily Skin: Conversely, overactive sebaceous glands result in oily skin. People with oily skin need a regular cleansing exercise to take off excess oil and prevent clogged pores. This recipe for a facial mask uses the natural capacity of Essential Oils to help dissolve excess oil.

Oily Skin Facial Mask:

Mix 3 tablespoons of white corn meal and Almond meal (freshly ground raw almonds are better), add the following essential oils:

Add enough rosewater or Orange flower water to make a wet paste. Using circular motions gently massage the mixture onto your face, avoiding the soft tissues under the eyes. Leave the mixture on for 15 minutes, and then rinse off with warm water. Finish the treatment by splashing cold water on your face to close your pores.

Normal Skin: Normal, healthy skin can benefit from a toning/balancing facial mist.

Toning Facial Mist:

Add the following Essential Oils to 2 fluid ounces of distilled water:

Pour into a spray bottle. Essential Oils and water will separate, so shake the bottle vigorously before spraying this refreshing blend onto clean skin.

Sunburn: Your sunburned skin will benefit from a soothing, fragrant mist of distilled water and Lavender oil. Adding a few drops of Peppermint and Spearmint oil contributes a cooling effect.

Sunburn Mist:

Add the following oils to 2 fluid ounces of distilled water.

Mist lightly over sunburned skin.

Aromatherapy Skincare is a wonderful way to experience the immense benefits of Essential Oils; it works its way deeply into the skin, affecting the entire constitution. The aromas associated with this action work their fragrant magic on the whole human body.

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Blossom Groves Perfume

March 17th, 2007

Ingredients:

Directions:

Blend ingredients well, warm up oil before doing any massage including your fingertips

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Oil Blend for Sprains

March 17th, 2007

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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Chamomile and Neroli Bubble Bath

March 17th, 2007

Neroli and Chamomile oils are well known for their healing qualities.

Mix the oils with the unscented bath liquid. Use as you would any bubble bath.

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Lotion For Dry Hands

March 17th, 2007
  • 8 oz. unscented lotion (many sellers of natural products and aromatherapy products sell unscented lotion, shower gel and shampoo)
  • 10 drops Patchouli
  • 20 drops Sandalwood
  • 5 drops Carrot Seed

Directions:

The best way to blend the oils with the lotion is to pour the lotion into a bowl, add the oils and then mix very well. Once mixed, add the lotion back to the bottle.

Patchouli, Sandalwood and Carrot seed oils help aid with dry skin. The Patchouli and Sandalwood oils have a lovely rich scent when blended together. The Carrot seed oil is wonderful for the skin, but is a little harsh in aroma.

Borage and Evening Primrose are wonderful Carrier Oils for helping the skin. If you have either of these oils or can afford to get a small quantity, add a little to your lotion for to give your skin even more nourishment.

It is always wise to do a skin patch test first on new blends first before using often to ensure that you do not have a sensitivity to the blend.

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Fatigue Relief Massage Oil

March 17th, 2007

Castor Oil Balm

March 17th, 2007

Melt in microwave. Add oil. Stir. Pour into containers.

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Breathe Easily During Exercise Blend

March 17th, 2007

Before exercising, spray this recipe into the air and breathe deeply to help soothe breathing passages.


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