Homemade Mouthwash

March 17th, 2007
  • 4 oz. Water
  • 4 oz. Vodka (vodka may be substituted for water OR a pure Rosemary tea infusion)
  • 4 teaspoons Liquid Glycerine (available at many drug stores), optional - simply sweetens the mouthwash
  • 10-12 drops Peppermint or Spearmint Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Myrrh (optional - Myrrh can assist in mouth and gum care)

Notes: This recipe makes a rather minty mouthwash but as it contains no added flavorings, it is not as sweet or strong as commercially available mouthwashes.

Boil the water and vodka then add the glycerine. Remove from the heat and let cool for 10 minutes. Add the Essential Oils and let cool for 1/2 hour and bottle. I like to bottle the mouthwash in a clear plastic bottle that has a flip top to make it easy to pour the mouthwash into a small dixie cup for use.

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Patchouli Body Spray

March 17th, 2007

Place all ingredients into a sealable glass jar. Shake the jar vigorously until all ingredients are well combined.

Decant into a glass bottle with a fine mist sprayer attached.

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Lavender Orange Refresher Spray

March 17th, 2007

This floral-fruity mist is a great way to refresh tired senses on plane trips, long car rides or anytime you need a fragrant boost.

Add 9 drops of Lavender and 7 drops of Orange Essential Oil to 1-2/3 ounces of distilled water. Place in a spray bottle or Atomizer. Shake the bottle vigorously, then close your eyes and lightly mist your face or personal space.

Suggested variations:

-Make the blend more floral by adding Jasmine, Rose or Ylang Ylang. -Make it more citrusy by substituting Grapefruit, Lemon or Tangerine for the Lavender.

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Winter Essential Oils

March 17th, 2007

Aromatherapy brings us the aromatic energy of living plants in the form of Essential Oils. These fragrances are a natural antidote to the emotionally debilitating effects of winter. Aromatherapy is supportive in the winter season of quiet regeneration. Winter Essential Oils cleanse and freshen air in homes closed tight against the cold weather.

Essential Oils for winter include woody, evergreen, citrus, spice and resin oils. Gingerbread and delicious spice cake come to mind with pungent Essential Oils such as Clove, Cinnamon, allspice, Ginger and Nutmeg. Fresh citrus oils including Bergamot, sweet Orange, Lemon and Tangerine recall memories of old fashioned citrus pomanders.

Warming oils include Orange, Black Pepper and Rosemary. Immune boosting oils are Tea-Tree, Lavender, Sandalwood and Bergamot. To ease congestion and fight infections use Tea-Tree, Pine, Eucalyptus and Lavender. Bergamot tea is useful for a Sore Throat and can be used as a gargle. Chamomile tea is very soothing and eases an upset stomach.

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)Bergamot is uplifting sweet with a fruity fragrance. Helpful for Depression. Refreshes a room. Avoid sunbathing and sunbeds when using this oil.

Black Pepper ( Piper nigrum) Hot, dry, spicy oil with a deeply warming effect. Relieves muscular aches and pains. Stimulates the digestive, circulatory and lymphatic systems. Can irritate sensitive skin, use sparingly.

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Globulus)Eucalyptus was first employed by Australian aborigines, who not only chewed the roots for water in the dry outback but used the leaves to treat fever, cough, and Asthma, and European settlers quickly adopted it as medicine. You can also use a few drops of Eucalyptus oil in boiling water or in a bath as an inhalant. Eucalyptus is often used for - Sore Muscles, Insect repellant, Tension headache, Cold, Cough, Sinusitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Strains/sprains. Warming and antiseptic oil with a strong camphorous medical smell.

Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis) Juniper Berry Essential Oil contains mainly pinene, myrcene, sabinene and limonene. These constituents are also found in other winter season oils including Pine, Cypress and Fir Needle. Juniper berry Oil Blends especially well with these oils. Juniper oil is refreshing, clarifying and uplifting to the spirit. Its physical actions are cleansing, astringent (for oily complexions) and toning. Detoxifying, cleansing and antiseptic. Do not use in Pregnancy or if you suffer with Kidney Disease. Not suitable for children.

Lemon (Citrus limonum)Lemon is a fresh sunny scent that is cold pressed from the rind itself! Lemon has antiseptic-like properties and contains compounds that have been studied for their effects on Immune Function. It may serve as an insect repellent and may be beneficial for the skin. Diffuse it in your house for a fresh alternative to air spays. It compliments the Oil of Oregano to neutralize the over growth of Candida. Put a few drops on a tissue and vacuum it into your vacuum bag to freshen the smell of your carpets and furniture coverings. 1 drop is also very refreshing and purifying when taken in a glass of water.

Neroli is distilled from bitter Orange trees. It has a refreshing, spicy aroma and is known for its sensual, exotic effect. Neroil oil is emotionally unifying and soothes with harmonizing effects. Described as both sensual and spiritual, Neroli helps to re-establish the link between a disconnected mind and body. Neroli paves the way for a gradual release and allows us to recall hope and joy!

Orange (Citrus sinensis) Orange Essential Oil is obtained from the rind of the fruit and used principally as a flavoring agent. Warming, Orange oil is an Antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, febrifuge, phototoxic sedative, tonic. Orange oil helps spreads sunshine on gloomy thoughts and Depression, has a very comforting and warming effect and dispels Tension and stress and helps revive when feeling low on energy.

Orange oil calms the stomach both for Constipation and Diarrhea. Stimulates bile which helps digestion of fats. Has a beneficial effect on colds, Bronchitis and fever. Helps with the formation of collagen, vital for tissue repair and Hair Growth. Also helpful with muscular pains. Helps Anxiety and Insomnia. Possibly reduces blood Cholesterol levels. Orange oil helps dry skin conditions softening wrinkles and dermatitis. An excellent skin tonic. Orange oil can make the skin photosensitive to sunlight.

Peppermint (Mentha piperata) Peppermint oil is the most extensively used of all the volatile oils, both medicinally and commercially. The characteristic anti-spasmodic action of the volatile oil is more marked in this than in any other oil and greatly adds to its power of relieving pains arising in the alimentary canal. From its stimulating and carminative properties, it is valuable in certain forms of dyspepsia, being mostly used for Flatulence and Colic. It may also be employed for other sudden pains and for cramp in the abdomen; wide use is made of Peppermint in cholera and Diarrhea.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Rosemary is stimulating and refreshing, an invigorating pick-me-up. To help refresh and nasal passages and assist Easy Breathing. Excellent for hair and scalp problems including Hair Loss and Dandruff. Do not use if Pregnant or if you have High Blood Pressure or suffer with Epilepsy.

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) Tea-Tree is a powerful antiseptic, anti-bacterial oil which helps boost the Immune System. Excellent for treating cold sores and fungal infections such as thrush. Spots, insect bites, warts, cuts and grazes.

WINTER WARMTH BLEND

Combine the following oils:

A wintertime aromatherapy blend For a massage oil, dilute 12 drops of this “mother” blend in 3 ounces of vegetable oil. To diffuse into the air, use a Candle Diffuser or terra cotta ornament style Diffuser. Add a few drops of “mother” blend to water in your Diffuser.

SINUS CONGESTION BLEND

To relieve sinus congestion, respiratory problems and to clear a stuffy head, Combine the following oils:

Add drops to a bowl of hot water and inhale.Makes a great cold remedy. This is a powerful decongestant for those unwanted colds. Add a few drops to your burner and inhale this way.

Sore Throat GARGLE

To soothe a Sore Throat and combat infection.

  • 2 drops of Tea-Tree

Add to a glass of water and use as a gargle. Do not swallow, Essential Oils must not be taken internally.

SEASONAL AFFECTED DISORDER (SAD)

Many people are affected in the winter months by this disorder which is associated with a reduction in sunlight, as the days get shorter, and the weather is frequently overcast. Symptoms experienced can range from Depression, fatigue, lethargy, weight gain and food cravings. The following Essential Oils can help to relieve the symptoms associated with this disorder.

PICK ME UP BLEND

Combine the following oils:

SUNSHINE BLEND

Combine the following oils:

The oils can be used in a burner, either individually or in combination.

About the author

Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac. - - Therapies for healing - mind, body, spirit

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Herbal Waters Bath Oil

March 17th, 2007

This sensuous oil turns any bath into a pampering spa treatment full of moisturizing plant oils and skin-friendly herbal Essential Oils.

Warm Almond and Avocado oils in a small saucepan. Remove from heat, add tea bags and let steep until cool. Remove Herbs and combine tea-infused oil with remaining ingredients in a 12-ounce glass bottle with a lid or a stopper. Close tightly and shake well to mix the oils. Store mixture in a cool, dark place for 24 hours to allow the oils to blend. Attach the following instructions on a gift tag:

To use, add 2 ounces to your bath water.

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Stress-Relieving Bath Salt

March 17th, 2007

Add to a nice warm bath. Also add 1 to 2 cups Epsom salts to the tub while filling. This will help to relieve tense muscle and make you feel even more relaxed.

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Marigold and Fennel Milk Bath

March 17th, 2007

Fennel acts as a stimulant, while marigold offers healing qualities. Milk is an excellent skin softener and conditioner.

  • Muslin material
  • 8 T. Milk powder
  • 4 Oz. Dried Fennel seeds
  • 2 Oz. Dried marigold flowers
  • Ribbon

Cut out a 10 inch diameter circle of muslin. In a bowl, mix together the seeds, milk powder, and marigold flowers. Place a large handful of the mixture into the center of the muslin circle. Gather up the edges to form a pouch and tie tightly with ribbon. Toss into hot bath and allow to steep about 10 minutes before entering.

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Night Dreams

March 17th, 2007

Ingredients:

  • 10 teaspoons Grapeseed oil
  • 6 drops of Chamomile essential/fragrance oil
  • 4 drops Jasmine essential/fragrance oil
  • 2 drops Rose essential/fragrance oil
  • 1 drop Lavender essential/fragrance oil

Directions:

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

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Lavender, Orange Diffiusion

March 17th, 2007

The diffused aroma of Lavender and Orange Essential Oils can make your home smell like a fragrant Orange grove or sunny Lavender field in the south of France.

Add 10 to 15 drops of either oil to 1/4 cup of distilled water. Put the blend in a ceramic aromatherapy lamp or simmering potpourri pot.

Suggested variations: Make the citrus aroma more complex by adding Bergamot, Grapefruit or Lemon oils.

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Flower Essences and Aromatherapy

March 17th, 2007

Flower essences and aromatherapy are both potent forms of vibrational medicine. Flower essences employ the innate power of blossoms, sunlight, and pure spring water. Aromatherapy is derived from flowers as well as from roots, leaves, seeds, fruit, and wood resin. Flower essences generally contain a brandy base to keep them chemically pure and also to “anchor” the blossoms’ vibrations in the water; aromatherapy needs no preservatives. Flower essences carry no contra-indications and cannot be overdosed; aromatherapy may carry specific warnings.

Natural, herbal, non-toxic and non-invasive, flower essences stimulate positive qualities within us. They may be used both sublingually and topically. They have no taste other than the brandy in which they are preserved, nor are they scented. Similar to aromatherapy, they are highly concentrated. A little goes a long way.

Whereas it is important for the scent of the aromatherapy oils to enter the brain — either by way of the olfactory nerves or absorption through the skin — flower essences only need to enter the body sublingually, topically, or around the body, the energy field or the aura, in order to be effective. Since their action is not biochemical in nature, essences do not need to pass through the bloodstream.

Combining the two is remarkably easy. Simply add the flower essence to an aroma Diffuser along with the oils. You may also add essences to Carrier Oils for use in massage or sprinkle them in bath water (sixteen drops per tub). The ratio of essence to Carrier Oil is always the same: four Stock Concentrate drops to a cup of oil. Only one drop to one quarter cup of oil is needed. Adding more drops to the Carrier Oil will do no harm. If you add too much, the essence will simply be wasted.

In fact, in the case of administering essences to animals, one effective dosage method is to simply stroke the remedy onto the animal’s coat, feathers, scales, or shell. Some oils are harmful to animals, so be sure to check with a qualified aromatherapist before administering them to your pets. Do not apply them full strength, and avoid the eyes and mouth.

Additionally, some oils are safe when used externally yet become potentially harmful when used internally due to their high Concentration and potential toxicity. Diluted Tea Tree oil, for example, is an excellent insect repellent for the coat of your cat or dog, and is often found in pet shampoos to add luster to their fur, but its numbing quality on the gums is highly unpleasant for them.

A Case Study: The Child Within

A Massage Therapist, who has evolved her own intuitive approach to working with flower essences and aromatherapy formulas, likes to begin each session with a laying-on-of hands for her client. Once in the person’s energy field, she senses the particular needs at that moment in time. How does she know for certain? “I just do,” she says.

Some time ago, she treated a woman whose mother had died earlier that year. The masseuse selected Spinach Essence — for simplicity, lack of pretense, and nurturing the inner child. She then added it to a small quantity of warmed Carrier Oil. Halfway through the massage, the woman lifted her head and said, “You know, I miss my mother,” her tears flowing along with the release of repressed grief. Not one inclined to communicate or express her feelings, the woman left the treatment feeling cleansed both physically and emotionally, newly able to articulate her simple needs and inner growth.

In Conclusion

Last week, I spoke with a medical doctor on the East Coast who has been in practice nearly thirty years. She is gradually beginning to treat her patients with holistic therapies and stepping away from medical approaches to illness and disease. She commented, “It’s the flower essences that work deeper, where the transformation takes place.”

Alternative therapies such as flower essences and aromatherapy address subtler states of consciousness where true healing originates. Flower essences and aromatherapy — and indeed all vibration-based tinctures — derive their efficacy by acting as catalysts for our inner transformation. I like the image of essences as pump primers.

Once our life force is activated, their work is done. These Herbal Remedies do not transform us; they allow us to transform ourselves. They do not change us; they support us in changing ourselves.

Countless massage practitioners and holistic therapists have combined flower essences and aromatherapy for their families, friends, pets, and clients, demonstrating that this union is indeed a perfect marriage.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lila Devi Stone is the founder of Master’s Flower Essences, the oldest US essence line, established in 1977. She has authored The Essential Flower Essence Handbook (in Italian, Japanese, Spanish by the end of 2006, and in English in India) and Flower Essences for Animals. The MFE Correspondence Courses, using these books as their texts, are internationally acclaimed. She will be teaching in Japan in July, 2006. For more information, please visit: www.MastersEssences .com.

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