Mountain Rose Herbs. A Herbs, Health & Harmony Company Since 1987


Make You Smile Blend

May 18th, 2006

Orange - 20 drops Rose Otto - 5 drops Jasmine - 5 drops Clove bud - 1 drop

Blend all together, Diffuse in any Diffuser or just breathe a drop of two from a tissue.

Antiseptic Cream Recipe

May 18th, 2006

Lavender 40 drops Tea Tree - 20 drops Roman Chamomile - 10 drops Lemon - 10 drops Sorbolene Cream 2 ounces

Blend all the Essential Oils together in an amber bottle. Then mix all these with the 2 ounces of Sorbolene Cream. Apply a small amount to cuts and abrasions as needed. May be covered with a bandaid if needed.

Aromatherapy For Sadness

May 18th, 2006

Sadness - just what do I mean by this?

I’m not talking about full blown Depression, although sadness can occur with Depression. With Depression, many people feel totally hopeless and sometimes desperate.

I’m not talking about the ‘blues’ either. To me the blues is when you feel extremely out of sorts for a while, you feel like you need to cry, but the tears just won’t come.

Sadness is that mildest form of the above two emotional situations. As example, you had a couple of upsetting things happen throughout the day and you feel a little down. In some cases you may actually be ‘grumpy’.

This is a case where your favorite Essential Oils or some that are energizing and uplifting can really help.

Of course my other rule is that you must put a smile on your face, even if you don’t feel like smiling.

Read a couple of jokes that make you laugh. Most everyone has a favorite joke or two that always brings a smile to your face - every time you hear it.

Now there are many blends and single oils that usually will bring a smile and will make you feel happy. Any of the Citrus oils Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit, Lime, Mandarin , etc are all uplifting. So are the mints - Peppermint and Spearmint. Juniper is also uplifting

Several floral Essential Oils and absolutes will also help: Rose, Jasmine and my favorite to make you feel happy and sometimes down right giddy is Ylang Ylang . We have seen this particular oil make a roomfull of people become very happy and almost silly.

So next time you are feeling a little sad, diffuse a few of your favorite oils or try any one of our blends that are uplifting, revitalizing, citrus blend, mint energizing or any thing else.

Body Powder Recipe

May 17th, 2006

Rose Otto - 10 drops Sandalwood 10 drops Vetiver - 5 drops Talc Powder - 5 ounces

Blend all Essential Oils together, then apply to a replacement pad of a Scentball. Place this saturated pad into the 5 ounce bottle of Talc Powder. Shake well and let set for several days before using. Alternately - you can use a blend of Cornstarch and Baking soda - 1/2 cup each.

Aromatherapy For Body Odor

May 17th, 2006

Body Odors

Feeling fresh and clean and free from body odors. Sweating and perspiration are normal every day body functions. Sometimes, people have bacteria and fungal infections although not bad enough to cause or show any sign of a problem, none the less they are there and are odor producers.

These days many people prefer to find natural ways to help with this situation or due to Allergies to some of the ingredients found in over the counter deodorants and antiperspirants they can not use them without compounding the situation.

Most all Essential Oils have anti-bacteria and Anti-Fungal properties to varying degrees. Some of course are much more pleasant to smell than others.

If you are like me and others that cannot use commercial preparations you might want to try some of these suggestions.

I put several drops of Lavender on a dampened cotton ball or cosmetic pad, then wipe this in my underarms. I have never been able to tolerate any type of under arm deodorant or anti perspirant (these I don’t believe in at all as perspiration is a normal and healthy thing - blocking this can be more detrimental to your health).

For me, the Lavender swabbing works best. In fact, I usually only need to do it a few times a week. I have rarily had to use it on a daily basis. I have found that on ’shaving’ day, especially, swabbing should be done.

You can also add several drops of Lavender to a small piece of a scent ball replacement pad and insert the pad into a bottle of unscented Talc Powder, also works very well.

Your body will still be allowed to perspire but you won’t feel quite so conscientious about the sweat factor.

Other Essential Oils you may want to try are: Bergamot (is said to be especially wonderful for its deodorizing properties), Neroli, Juniper, Cypress, Thyme, Sage, Geranium and Lemon. If you think the odor is due to a fungal infection you may want to try adding a little Tea Tree too.

Blending any of the above Essential Oils may be more appealing than just using a single one. You may need to experiment to find out which ones will work best for you.

Aromatherapy For Cuts and Abrasions

May 16th, 2006

Everyone encounters small cuts and abrasions. Hopefully not on a daily basis, but most everyone will have some sort of ‘boo boo’ every now and again. Children of course are much more prone to these minor accidents.

Most small cuts - such as paper cuts or catching yourself on something sticking out and scraping off a little ‘hide’ still need attention. Children may easily fall on the pavement or outdoors and put dirt and debris into the top few layers of skin.

An explanation of the meaning of the minor cuts we are talking about include: a break in the skin where there is usually a small amount of bleeding or a puncture to the skin such as removal of a splinter or other puncture- tear type wound or grazes where the top layer or two of skin is abraded and may ooze a clear liquid with a few small bloody spots.

Again, the skin has been compromised and you should seek the aid of your First Aid kits.

Severe bleeding or a true gash through all the layers of skin will require suturing - Apply direct pressure with a clean cloth and seek medical attention.

Back to our minor cuts and abrasions. Common sense tells you to wash and cleanse the area with warm water to remove any dirt particles.

A simple and easy antiseptic wash involves placing a couple drops of Lavender and Tea Tree in a basin of a couple of cups warm water. Gently wash the affected area. The Lavender will help with pain and the blend of both oils are great as the first line of defense against bacteria.

After cleaning the area and patting dry you may want to apply a single drop of Lavender - ‘neatly’ to the wound. Optional, if you need to apply a bandage or other covering, is to apply a drop or two to the gauze pad of the bandaid.

Change the bandaid as needed. Using Essential Oils on the bandaid will aid and speed the Healing Process.

Other Essential Oils that have been used include a Helichrysum (this one is great especially when there is a little bit of bleeding or an area that has been grazed - these can be more painful and the analgesic properties of Helichrysum works wonders as does it’s property for controlling bleeding; Lemon; Neroli; Frankincense; Myrrh; other aromatherapists write the following can also be useful Roman Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Douglas Fir or Siberian Fir needles, Pine needle, Geranium, Rosemary, Bergamot, Thyme, Juniper, Patchouli and Lemongrass

Our favorites to use for Cuts and scrapes - Lavender and Helichrysum. Just a drop or two once the wound is cleaned will help it heal in no time!

Recipe For Lice

May 15th, 2006

Rosemary Geranium Lemon Eucalyptus Lavender Tea Tree

27 Drops Equal Proportion of each Essential Oil.

Add to:

2 ounces of Castor Oil 1 ounce of White bees wax

Note: I have use it with grape seed oil to.

You can use this on people and Aniamls.

Lice, Fleas, & Ticks don’t like Lavender, Lemon, Tea Tree & Eucalyptus.

I bathe my dog in Lemon, Lavender, & Apple Vinger. You just put a couple drops of each in the water.

Essential Oils For Insect Stings

May 14th, 2006

Bee Stings

Bee stings are painful and may cause Fever and Headaches; an Allergic reaction can further cause swelling, redness, and Rash. Try to remove the sting and apply a cold compress of Chamomile to the area.

Leave it for several house if possible but if the sting is in an awkward place just hold the compress to it for a as long as possible. In both cases, apply 1 drop of neat Chamomile three times a day for two days.

Hornet Stings

Follow the treatment recommended for bee stings

Bay and Benzoin Uses

May 4th, 2006

Bay:

Properties: Stimulant, antiseptic, tonic, expectorant, analgesic, anticonvulsant, antineuralgic, antirheumatic and astringent.

Uses: Respiratory System: Bay’s antiseptic quality is useful inbronchitis, Colds and Flu.

Skin: A good tonic for the hair and scalp, bay stimulates hairgrowth and also helps to clear Dandruff.

Emotion: Bay is slightly euphoric, lifting the spirits. Itstimulates imaginative decisions, is distinctive and inspiresconfidence.Promotes courage in the submissive.

Blends:

Respiratory: bay 5 drops Benzoin 4 drops Eucalyptus 3 drops

Skin: bay 5 drops Cedarwood 5 drops Rosemary 3 drops

Emotion: bay 5 drops Grapefruit 4 drops Ginger 2 drops

Urinary: Benzoin 7 drops Celery 4 drops Niaouli 2 drops

Muscular: Benzoin 7 drops Marjoram 4 drops Juniper 3 drops

Respiratory: Benzoin 6 drops Eucalyptus 5 drops Thyme 3 drops

Skin: Benzoin 5 drops Myrrh 2 drops Chamomile 2 drops

Reproductive: Benzoin 6 drops Sandalwood 3 d Bergamot 3 drops

Emotion: Benzoin 6 drops Rose 4 drops Clary Sage 2 drops

Benzoin:

Colour and Odour: Benzoin resinoid is thick and dark goden-brown in colour, having a most pleasant aroma resembling Vanilla. It is one of the heavier oils and is an excellent fixative.

Description: The Benzoin tree grows in tropical Asia, where it is also cultivated. The natural gum is collected from deep incisions made in the tree trunk; it hardens on exposure to the air.

Background: Long used in antiquity as an Incense. Known in Europe during the Middle Ages when it was used as a compound tincture for inhalation. It was then called ‘Friar’s Balsam’.

Note: Benzoin is a resinoid and cannot be obtained as a pure Essential Oil. The resinoid is the natural extract from the tree, which is then diluted with a sovent (benzyl alcohol). This makes it easier to pour and handle, as the natural product is very thick and difficult to use.

Properties:Warming, energizing, circulatory stimulant, sedative, decongesting, expectorant, Diuretic, carminative.

Uses: Urinary System: Antiseptic property good for Cystitis.

Respiratory System:Tonic to the lungs. Effective for Colds, Flu, bronchitis and asthma, clearing and expelling congested mucus. Also good for coughs, Sore Throat and loss of voice.

Reproductive System: Excellent for leucorrhoea.

Muscular System: Good for Rheumatism. (wondering if this is good for Fibro as well?!)

Skin: Soothing for conditions where there is redness, irritation and itching, such as Cracked Skin or chapped hands, chilblains and dermatitis. A good remedy for wounds and sores.

Emotion: Calming and comforting for crisis states involving sadness, loneliness, Depression and Anxiety. Especially good for dispelling anger. In times of great exertion, Benzoin eases emotional exhaustion, is energizing and increases physical strength. The scent of Benzoin stimulates the conscious mind and counteracts indifference. Benzoin is protective against life’s crisis. It also releases past tensions and resentments.

Cough and Cold Treatment Bath

May 3rd, 2006

3 d. Tea Tree oil 2 d. Lemon Oil 2 d. Pine oil

Soak for at least 15 minutes in bathtub to relieve tightness and congestion.



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