Summertime Skin Care

May 26th, 2006

Skin Care in the summertime can be just as much of a challenge as other times of the year. Not only do we need to replenish the moisture, we need to keep it there. Typically your skin has enough sebum to keep the moisture in and your skin nice and soft. During the summer months we are exposed to many elements that can remove or limit the amount of our natural oils our body has available.

Sunlight is very important to our health. It helps our bodies function properly by stimulating our metabolism, hormonal systems and of course to make Vitamin D, just to name a few of its many pluses.

Over exposure and getting a sunburn is not good and can actually do a lot of damage to your skin. Sunburn can cause mild redness, all the way to blisters. Repeated sunburns can lead to scarring, discolorations, wrinkled skin as we age and worse yet, skin Cancer.

One way to protect your skin is to eat a very good diet high in Essential Fatty Acids - you know Omega 3’s. Please note that Essential Fatty Acids and Essential Oils are NOT the same!!

Now on to other ways to protect your skin. A good Carrier Oil for the summer months is Jojoba . It is the liquid wax that is most like our skins natural oil - sebum. Therefore, applying this after cleaning your skin is very important.

If you are a gardener or work outdoors, you know how many times your hands, knees, etc. get dirty in an hour and how many times you are washing your hands. (Okay, maybe you use gloves, unlike me that usually uses her bare hands!) Even if you do wear gloves your still have wear and tear on your skin. Applying a few drops to your clean hands before and after gardening will help preserve your skin.

Essential Oils that may help to stimulate your bodies own production of sebum are Geranium , Lavender and Sandalwood. Adding a drop of two of each of these oils to your daily face or hand cream or lotion may be all you need to do.

Jasmine, Neroli and Rose Otto are great Essential Oils for Skin Care. These are good for all types of skin but especially for mature and aging skin.

Other oils good Carrier Oils for your skin are Hazelnut oil, Sesame oil , Wheat germ oil and Vitamin E. The Wheat germ and Vitamin E should be mixed with other Carrier Oils as only minute amounts of these are needed.

If you have spent too much time out in the sun and do get sunburned a quick and easy help is to simply mix 5-10 drops of Lavender in to 1 ounce of Aloe Vera. Aloe is well known for its use with burns. Lavender helps to lessen the pain and to quickly heal the skin.

Remember to drink plenty of water during the summer. Hot, windy days evaporate the moisture from our skin quickly and so we need to replace the inner moisture often.

After bathing and swimming be sure to apply a good moisturizing lotion or cream to lock in and hold your skin moisture.

A good summertime blend that is good to help your skin stimulate its own natural production of sebum. This blend can be used everyday. You only need a few drops for your entire face.

Roman Chamomile - 10 drops Geranium - 10 drops Lavender - 15 drops Mix in Jojoba - 1 teaspoon Hazelnut oil - 1 teaspoon Evening Primrose or Rosehip seed oil oil - 1 teaspoon Sunflower oil - 1 tablespoon

Blend this well. Apply to face and exposed skin to help keep it from drying when exposed to the sun and wind. You will only need a few drops of this blend. If you feel there is too much Essential Oils and it makes the scent too strong simply add another tablespoon of Sunflower oil to dilute down, or cut the Essential Oils amounts in half.

Soothing Sun burn Bath

In a tub of cool water add Lavender- 8 drops Roman Chamomile - 2 drops Helichrysum - 2 drops Peppermint - 1 drop

Place the oils in the tub of cool water. Soak for fifteen to twenty minutes. Do not rub the burned areas. You can repeat this bath every few hours until the pain subsides. Add a few ice cubes to the water if you want to keep the water cool. Use a small cup to gently poor water over hard to soak areas.

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Essential Oils in the First Aid Kit

May 25th, 2006

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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BATHS, SAUNAS, HOT SPRINGS, MASSAGES, AND MORE!

May 24th, 2006

BATHS

Baths are the most common form of therapy, they are easily accessible and a wonderful way to get rid of the days stresses and body aches.

When we feel nervous, depressed, fatigued, restless, and even can’t sleep, what do we do, go take a bath. It is the one sure way to get a good nights sleep. It even calms the mind and can put you into a meditative state, if allowed. So, lets’ look at some of the benefits of the many different types of therapy .

When it comes to putting aromantic scents into your bath, there is one that is most commonly used. It is called concoct. It is an aromatic oil and you sprinkle only a few drops into your bath. Then you soak. The aromatic essence, which is so powerful it actually needs dilution in gallons of water so that the body will not be overpowered, permeates you. It cleans your skin, clears your pores, and penetrates your interior.

Your skin, remember, is an Organic substance itself. It lives and breathes and allows an oil to enter. When that oil courses throughout your body, it slowly, subtly, renders its majick, according to its properties. It may heat you up; it may cool you down. It may awake you; it may make you sleepy. It may relax your tired muscles, soothe your stomach, or allow you to concentrate or drowse. There’s no part of the body that it cannot reach, there is no part of the body it cannot affect.

Massages

After you have taken a bath and cleansed your skin and open your pores, you can get a massage. As oils are rubbed into your pores, and, exactly like their counterparts in the bath, they become an invading caverly to bring you much need relief.

Massages are the heart and soul of aromatherapy. All are useful in the area of a simple physical pleasure, makes your skin look good, a pleasent fragrance, you feel better. To go deeper, it is soothing to your mind, soul, and body. This is one of the best ways to restore balance within.

SAUNA

When in a sauna you Sweat and feel all the fatigue leaving your body. Feelings of negativity are seeping away from your pores. There are regular saunas and there are aromatherapy saunas. After you have cooled off and are in a state of extraordinary receptivity, you’ll be oiled and massaged. You body has exhaled all unwanted vapors; now it is time to inhale the aromatic essences. These penetrate just as the massage would do, but they work in a more powerful way.

Incense

Incense have been used since the time of Egypt, not merely because of the aromatic aroma, bracing or hynotic, but also it is therapeutic and Antiseptic. It is known to lulled on to sleep, calm anxieties, and brighten dreams; There is a recipe from Ebers papyrus of the Eighteenth dynasty, approx thirty~five hundred years old, bears a remarkable resemblance to a formula for a modern~day facial pack. The high priests in Egypt were history’s first true aromatherapists.

Hundreds of recipes abound, each aimed at a different result and state of mind, but in order to effect real changes in consciousness for the body, the Incense must be natural and Organic, not compounded of synthetic materials. The life force extracted naturally from selected plants is naturally introduced into the body, where it naturally does the work of soothing, relaxing, healing, toning, and restoring the harmony that was lost. Balance is what lies in the very heart of it, but nothing will happen if the ingredients are fake.

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Affinities of Essential Oils With Crystals

May 22nd, 2006

Black PEPPER: Bloodstone. Courage, physical energy.

CARDAMOM: Carnelian. Sex, overcoming Sexual Dysfunction.

CEDARWOOD: Lepidolite. Spirituality, sleep, protection.

EUCALYPTUS: Aquamarine. Health, healing, purification.

FRANKINCENSE: Amber. Strength, healing, protection.

GERANIUM: Red Tourmaline. Protection.

GINGER: Rhodochrosite. Physical energy, love.

JASMINE: Moonstone. Love, sleep, psychic awareness.

JUNIPER: Red Jasper. Protection.

LAVENDER: Fluorite. Healing, health, conscious mind.

NEROLI: Chrysoprase. Happiness, joy.

NIAOULI: Imperial Topaz. Protection.

PALMAROSA: Lapis Lazuli. Love, healing.

PATCHOULI: Green Tourmaline. Money.

PINE: Malachite. Magical energy, money, protection.

ROSE: Rose Quartz. Love, peace, happiness.

ROSEMARY: Quartz Crystal. All positive magical changes.

SANDALWOOD: Clear Calcite. Spirituality, Meditation.

YARROW: Amethyst. Love, psychic awareness.

YLANG-YLANG: Kunzite. Love, peace.

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Aromas To Heal a Broken Heart

May 22nd, 2006

Too often people write off break-ups as just another page to turn in the book of life. There is some truth in that, but break-ups should be taken a bit more seriously. After all, this is the end of a relationship. And this loss can be as painful as losing a loved one in death.

To heal it takes time, self-care, and conscious processing of your emotions. It is vital that you allow this healing process to occur, and take advantage of the situation to treat yourself with gentleness and nurturing.

Here are some other things to keep in mind during this transformative time:

� Avoid any big decisions.

� Go into the pain and the feelings. There is no way out but to get through it…and you will!

� Take long aromatherapy baths with appropriate holistic blends. See recipes below.

� Cry when you need to. Don’t let others tell you to just get over it.

� Be VERY selfish.

� Surround yourself with positive and happy people.

� Dare to ask for a lot of hugs.

� Get a dog or cat, or cuddle with the ones you have.

� Write really awful, bitchy, letters to your ex. Write everything you would love to say. Burn them in the sink. Run the water to make it go away.

� Love yourself. Look in the mirror as often as you can and say wonderful things about yourself aloud.

� Write your way through the feelings.

� Connect with other people who understand and can relate: friends, counselors, message boards on websites, etc.

� Have a healthy lifestyle: eat well, exercise (at least get some fresh air on the beach, at the park, etc.).

� Nourish your soul with beauty: watch movies, read poetry, go to museums.

Meditate.

� Stay alone and appreciate the tranquility of your aloneness.

There’s no rule for how long the pain of a heartbreak will last. It may take weeks, months or even years. But using the following special aromatherapy blend and ritual will soothe your heart, nurture your wounded soul, and envelop you in comfort. I recommend following this bath ritual every night until you feel the pain has faded.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Your Daily Bath Ritual to Ease Your Broken Heart ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Prepare your aromatherapy blend by adding the following Essential Oils to a 10-oz bottle and filling with Organic vegetable oil:

� 4 drops Rose Essential Oil

� 15 drops Sandalwood Oil

� 9 drops Lavender Oil

Run some warm water for your bath and add 10 drops of your aromatic blend. Light some Candles and turn off the lights. Close your eyes and place your hands on your heart. Visualize yourself filled and surrounded by a pink color. Take a few deep breaths. Feel the color soothing your being. Say aloud, “I am love myself.” Take a few deep breaths again. Soak for at least 15 minutes.

After you get out of the bath, pour a few drops of the aromatherapy blend into the palms of your hands and anoint your heart chakra (the seat of love: healing, grieving, acceptance), and the third eye (integrating, detachment, connection with your Higher Self).

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Oil To Symptom List

May 8th, 2006

The following oils may assist in alleviating the complaints featured. This is not a comprehensive list nor is it considered to be a prescription for the named complaint.

Angelica — Herb Seeds Roots — Cough, Cold, Fever, Flatulence, Indigestion.

Aniseed — Herb Seed Pod — Indigestion, Coughs, Bronchitis, Catarrh.

ApricotKernel- Oil — From the Kernel premature skin aging, inflammation, dryness use 100% Minerals and Vitamins.

Avocado Pear Oil — From the fruit dry skin, Eczema Add 10% to Base Oil Vitamins, protein, lecithin, Fatty Acids.

Basil Herb:- Whole Plant — Bronchitis, Fatigue, Colds, Loss of Concentration, Migraine, gout, Aches & Pains, Depression, Fainting, Mental Fatigue, Migraine, Nausea, Nervous Tension, Stimulating.

Bay — Tree, Leaves — Sprains, Colds Flu, Insomnia, Rheumatism, Antiseptic, Decongestant, Tonic.

Benzoin- Tree, Trunk — Coughs, Itching, Arthritis, Colds, Sedative.

Bergamot — Peel of fruit — Fevers, Acne, Tension, Wounds, Coughs, Stress, Anti-Depressant, Uplifting.

Birch — Tree, Bark — Gout, Rheumatism, Eczema, Ulcers.

Black Pepper- Vine, Berries — Colds, Aches, Influence, Flatulence, Rheumatism.

Bois de Rose — Tree, Wood — Tonic, Coughs, Headaches, Antidepressant.

Borage — Seed, Oil — PMT, MS, Menopause, Heart Disease, Psoriasis, Eczema, premature aging, regenerates skin, 10% dilution gamma acid, Vitamins, Minerals.

Cajeput -Tree — Antiseptic, Pain Reliever, Lung Congestion, Neuralgia, Acne.

Carrot — Root — Seeds — Gout, Ulcers, Flatulence, Eczema, Psoriasis, Diuretic.

Carrot Oil — Carrots — Premature Aging, itching dryness, Psoriasis, 10% in Base Oil Vitamins, Minerals, beta-carotene.

Cedarwood — Tree, Wood — Bronchitis, Catarrh, Acne, Arthritis, Diuretic Lung Congestion, Eczema, Encourages Sexual Response.

Chamomile — Nervous conditions, Insomnia, Antibacterial, disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, teething, sunburn, Psoriasis, Eczema, Asthma, hay fever, diarrhea, sprains, nausea, fever, Depression, Contain azulene, (Uplifting), Toning.

Chamomile Mataricaria — Chamomile Herb, Flowers, Leaves — Nerves, Migraine, Acne, Inflammation, Insomnia, Menstrual Problems, Dermatitis Eczema, Psoriasis, Inflammatory Diseases, Burns, Nervous Tension, Neuralgia, Insomnia, Contains Azulene.

Chamomile Roman — Athemis Nobilis Herb Flowers Leaves — Nerves, Migraine, Acne, Inflammation, Insomnia, Menstrual Problems, Dermatitis.

Champhor — Tree, Wood — Coughs, Colds, Fevers, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Stimulating .

Cinnamon — Anti-viral, Antiseptic, Circulatory, Heart, Digestive, Respiratory Stimulant. Antispasmodic, Aphrodisiac, anti-venom eugenol –Antiseptic.

Cinnamon — Tree, Twigs Leaves Flu, Rheumatism, Warts, Coughs, Colds, Viral infections

Citronella — Grass, Insecticide, Deodorant, Tonic, Stimulant.

Clary-Sage — Herb, Flowering Tops — Depression, Nerves, Sore Throat, Aches and Pains, Debility, Sedative Uplifting.

CloveAntibacterial, Antiseptic, analgesic, toothache, digestive problems, muscular disorders, Asthma, nausea, sinusitis, sedative, nerve Tension, general weakness, Antispasmodic do not use undiluted on skin.

Clove Tree - Flower, Buds — Nausea, Flatulence, Bronchitis, Arthritis, Rheumatism, Toothache, Diarrhea, Infections, Analgesic, Antiseptic.

Coriander Herb - Seeds of ripe fruit, leaves — Indigestion, influenza, Fatigue, Rheumatism, Flatulence, Nervousness, Analgesic.

Corn Oil — Corn — Soothing on all skins 100% protein, Vitamins, Minerals.

Cumin Herb - Seeds, Fruit — Indigestion, Headache, Liver Problems, Stimulant.

Cypress — Leaves & Shoots — anti-viral, Astringent, antispasmodic, Coughs, Rheumatism, Flu, Wounds, Muscle, Nerve, Tens Veins.

Cypress — Tree, Leaves Twig — Menopausal Problems, Circulatory Conditions, Rheumatism, Colds, Whooping Cough, Nervous Tension, Hemorrhoids, Wounds, Astringent.

Dill Herb - Seeds, Fruit — Flatulence, Indigestion, Constipation, Nervousness, Gastric Upsets, Headaches.

Eucalyptus — distilled Cooling, protecting, anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, antibiotic, diuretic, analgesic, deodorizing, coughs, Cystitis, Candida, Diabetes, sunburn.

Eucalyptus — Tree,Leaves, Twigs — Sore Throats, Coughs, Bronchitis, Sinusitis, Skin Infections, Ulcers, Sores, Rheumatism, Aches & Pains, Antiseptic, Anti-inflammatory .

Eucalyptus Lemon — Tree, Leaves, Twigs — Dandruff, Scabs, Sores, Candida, Asthma, Fever, Fungal infections, Skin Infections, Sore Throats.

Eucalyptus Peppermint — Tree,Leaves, Twigs — Ulcers, Sores, Coughs, Colds, Fever, Respiratory Problems, Viral Infections, Headaches, Flu, Rheumatism, Arthritis.

Eucalyptus Radiata — Tree, Leaves,Twigs — Viral Infections, Colds, Coughs, Bronchitis, Whooping Cough, Rheumatism, Muscular Strains. Antiseptic.

Evening Primrose Oil — PMT, MS, Menopausal problems, Heart Disease, Psoriasis, Eczema, prevents premature aging 10% gamma lineolenic acid, Vitamins, Minerals.

Fennel Herb - Seeds — Digestive Problems, Menopausal Problems, Obesity, Constipation, Kidney Stones, Nausea, Diuretic.

Frankincense — Tree, Bark — Sores, Wounds, Fevers, Coughs, Colds, Stress, Bronchitis, Laryngitis, Nervous Conditions.

Geranium — -chilblains, cosmetic, Endometriosis, Menopause, Diabetes, Throat Infections, Nerve Tonic, sedative, uterine & breast Cancer, frostbite, Infertility, Antiseptic, astringent, skin Skin toner, Adrenal, Hormones, Relaxing, Uplifting, Moisturizing, Toning.

Ginger — Root — Stimulating, Rheumatism, Muscular Aches, Pains, Sprains, Broken Bones, Colds, Nausea, Diarrhea, Alcoholism, Digestive Disorders.

Grapefruit — Tree — Rind Lethargy, Tonic, Obesity, Kidney & Liver Problems, Migraine, Antidepressant, Aid in Drug Withdrawal Treatment .

Grapeseed Oil — all skins 100% Base Oil Vitamins, Minerals, protein.

Hazelnut Oil — from the Kernel — slight astringent Base Oil 100% Vitamins, Minerals, protein.

Hops Plant — Buds & Flowers — Neuralgia, Bruising, Menstrual & Menopausal Problems, Rheumatism, Nerves, Diuretic, Sedative Analgesic.

Hyssop Herb - leaves & Flowering Tops — Bruises, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Coughs, Colds, Sore Throats, Viruses, Blood Pressure Circulation, Nervous Tension, Asthma, Tonic.

Immortelle Flower - Flowering Tops — Bacterial Infections, Rheumatism, Muscle Aches, Weakness, Lethargy, Depression, Respiration, Colds, Flu, Fever, Fungicide.

Inula odorata — anti-viral.

Jasmine — Bush, Flowers — Nervous Tension, Depression, Menstrual Problems, Laryngitis, Anxiety, Lethargy, Relaxant.

Jojoba Oil — from the bean — inflammation, psoriases, Eczema, Acne, hair care, penetrates 10% protein, Minerals, waxy collagen like substance.

Juniper Tree/Bush - Berries — Tonic for nervous system, digestive stimulant, Diuretic, Acne, Coughs, Ulcers, Fatigue, Rheumatism, Sores, Urinary Infections.

Lavender — Burns, prevents scarring, antibiotic, Antidepressant, sedative, immunoactive, Wounds, relaxing, Moisturizing, Antiseptic, Toning, Eczema, Tension, Insomnia, Asthma, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Bacterial Conditions, Headaches, Dermatitis, Fainting.

Lemon Grass — Grass, Whole Plant, Antiseptic, Infections, Headaches, Sore Throats, Respiration, Fevers, Tonic, Insect Repellent .

Lemon Oil — Tree,Rind of Fruit — water purifier, Antiseptic, Antibacterial oil, verrucas, insect bites, Tension Headaches, lymphatic tonic, digestive stimulant, disperse cellulite, slimming, anti wrinkle, Diuretic, Stimulating, Anxiety, Astringent, Antiseptic, BP Vitamin C, Carotene (A) Bioflavonoids.

Lime — Tree,Rind — Fevers, Rheumatism, Sore Throats, Headaches, Anorexia, Alcoholism, Depression, Anxiety Astringent, Tonic.

Mace Tree - Peel of Fruit — Indigestion, Weakness, Bacterial Infections, Gout, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Circulation.

Mandarin — Tree, Rind — Insomnia, Nervousness, Liver Problems, Digestion, Anxiety, Tonic, Tranquilizer.

Marjoram Herb — Flowering Tops — Relaxing, Sprains, Bruises, Colds, Rheumatism, Intestinal, Cramps, Menstrual Problems Anxiety, Asthma, Bronchitis, Insomnia, Circulation, Muscular Disorders.

Melissa — Herb,Leaves — Relaxing, Nervousness, Bacterial & Fungal Infections, Diarrhea, Eczema, Sedative, Cardiac Tonic.

Myrrh — Tree, Bark/Resin — Antiseptic, Astringent, Tonic, Healing Agent, Dermatitis Coughs, Mouth and skin ulcers, Bacterial & Fungal Infections.

Neroli — Blossoms –Bitter Orange Tree — Antidepressant, Aphrodisiac,Antiseptic, Digestive Aid, Sedative, Bacterial Infections, Bronchitis, Diarrhea, Fungicide, Insomnia, Relaxing, Moisturizing.

Niaouli — Leaves and stems- Melaeleuca Tree Antiseptic, Soothing Agents,Pain Reliever, Decongestant

Gomenol Bush - Leaves, Twigs, Anti-viral, Wounds, Infections, Bacterial Disease, Sore Throats, Burns, Respiration, Acne.

Nutmeg — Tree,Seed — Nausea, Vomiting, Muscle Aches, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Nervousness, Insomnia, Cardio Stimulant.

Olive Oil — rheumatic conditions, hair care, soothes 10% protein, Minerals, Vitamins.

Orange Tree - Rind of Fruit — Depression, Anxiety, Constipation, NervousConditions, Muscular Spasm, Tonic, Sedative Antiseptic.

Oregano — Herb,Leaves & Flowering Tops — Anti-viral, Bronchitis,Rheumatism, Respiration, Muscle Pain, Digestion.

Palma Rosa — Grass — Skin infections, Anorexia, Tonic.

Parsley — Herb, seeds — Nervous Conditions, Kidney Problems, Menstrual and Menopausal Problems, Sedative, Diuretic.

Patchouli — Plant — Antidepressant, Sedative, Aphrodisiac Anxiety, Acne, Eczema, Herpes, Ulcers (Skin) “Tired Skin” .

Patchouli — Plant,Leaves — Skin Inflammations, Fungal infections, Acne,Eczema, Dandruff, Antiseptic, Diuretic Insecticide.

Peanut Oil 100% Base Oil protein, Vitamins, Minerals.

Peppermint — Herb, Whole Plant — Inflammation, Nausea, Indigestion, Fevers, Flatulence, Headaches Migraine, Liver Problems, Arthritis, Stimulant.

Peppermint — digestive, respiration, Circulation, anti-inflammatiory,Antiseptic, gas, Flu, Migraine, Fatigue, Migraine, Asthma, Bronchitis,Stimulating.

Petitgrain — Tree,Leaves, Twigs — Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression, Antiseptic, Tonic, Aids Convalescence.

Pimento — Tree,Berries, Twigs — Flatulence, Indigestion, Cramps, Intestinal Problems, Colds, Rheumatism, Muscular Strains, Depression, Tonic, Tranquilizer.

Pine — Needles, Bark, Berries — Antiseptic, Diuretic, Stimulant Adrenal Glands, Bladder, Kidney, Chest infections, Infections, Fatigue, Rheumatism, Gout, Flu, Bronchitis, Muscle Pain, Diuretic, Respiration Sore Throats,Colds, Circulation, Muscle pain, Turpentine.

Ravensara — Bush, Leaves — Viral Infections, Liver Infections, Lung Infections, Respiratory Problems, Antiseptic.

Red Thyme — anti-viral.

Rose — Flower –Depression, Aphrodisiac, Female organ regulator, astringent,Sedative, Heart tonic, Stomach Liver, Uterus, Nausea, Headache, Insomnia, Skin Care, Relaxing, Toning Moisturizing, Antiseptic.

Rose Bulger (Bulgarian) Bush - Flowers Petals, Anxiety, Depression, Circulatory Problems, Menopausal Problems, Antiseptic, Tonic.

Rose Maroc (Morocco) - Bush, Flowers, Petals — Menstrual Disorders, Depression, Stress, Tension, Circulatory Conditions, Tonic, Sedative.

Rosemary — Herb — Physical & Mental stimulant, muscular conditions, Antiseptic, sprains, Arthritis Rheumatism, Depression, fatigue, Memory Loss, Migraine, Flu, Diabetes, hair care, Antiseptic, Stimulating, Toning.

Sage — Herb,Plant — Tonic, Antiseptic, Diuretic, Blood Pressure, Female Reproductive System, Sores, Fatigue, Nervousness, Asthma, Bronchitis, Low Blood Pressure, Bacterial Infections, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Sprains, Fibrosis, Astringent.

Sandalwood — Tree — Antiseptic, Tonic, Aphrodisiac, Fatigue, Impotence, Relaxing, Uplifting, Acne, Cystitis, Moisturizing, Menstrual Problems, Skin Infections, Fungal & Bacterial Infections, Sedative.

Sesame Oil — Psoriasis, Eczema, Rheumatism, Arthritis 10 % dilution Vitamins, Minerals, Proteins, lecithin, Amino Acids.

Soya Bean Oil — 100 % Base Oil protein, Minerals, Vitamins.

Spearmint — Herb,Leaves, Flowering Tops — Flatulence, Indigestion, Intestinal Cramps, Fevers, Nausea, Colic, Hemorrhoids.

Sunflower Oil — Base Oil 100 % Vitamins, Minerals.

Sweet Almond oil — From the Kernel — itching, soreness, dryness, inflammation use 100% Glucosides, Minerals, Vitamins, protein.

Tagetes — Plant,Flowers — Fungal Infections, Skin Infections, Cuts, Sprains, Strains, Wounds, Circulation Antiseptic.

Tangerine — Uplifting.

Tea Tree — Tree, Leaves, Twigs — anti-viral, anti-fungal, Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Colds, Influenza, Cold Sores, Warts, Verrucas, Inflammation, Acne, Burns, Candida, Shock, Hysteria.

Thyme Red (Vulgaris) — Herb, Leaves, Flowering Tops — Bacterial Infections,Urinary Infections, Rheumatism, Lethargy, Sores, Wounds, Stimulant Tonic, Raises Immunity.

Thyme Red (Vulgaris) — Thyme linalol anti-viral, eliminates toxic wastes, whooping cough, warts, Neuralgia, fatigue, Acne, Hair & Skin Care, cooking, Antiseptic powders, Fatigue, Skin Inflammation, Antiseptic, Only diluted, overuse causes thyroid problems.

Valerian Plant - Roots — Sedative, Calming, Nervous Conditions, Trembling, Neuralgia, Insomnia, Palpitations, Sedative, Tranquilizer .

Vetiver — Roots of Grass — Calming, Anxiety, Nervous Tension, Insomnia, Rheumatism, Muscle Relaxant, Antiseptic, Tonic.

Violet — Leaves, Plant - Inflammations, Kidney Problems, Obesity, SkinInfections, Fibrosis, Rheumatism, Analgesic and Liver Decongestant.

Wheat germ Oil — Eczema, Psoriasis, premature aging, 10% dilution protein, Minerals, Vitamins.

Wintergreen — Herb - Stimulating.

Yarrow — Herb,Leaves, Flowering Tops — Inflammations, Cramps, Constipation,Circulation, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Menstrual Problems, Astringent.

Ylang-Ylang — Tree,Flowers — Sedative, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, High Blood Pressure, Intestinal Infections, Impotence, Uplifting, Moisturizing, Anxiety, Depression, Sedative, Tonic.

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50 Oil Uses

May 5th, 2006
  1. For good smelling Towels, Sheets, clothes, etc. place a few drops of your favorite Essential Oil onto a small piece of terry cloth and toss into the clothes dryer while drying. Add 5 drops Essential Oil to 1/4 cup fabric softener or water and place in the center cup of the washer.
  2. Potpourri which has lost its scent can be revived by adding a few drops of Essential Oil.
  3. Add a few drops of oil to water in a spray bottle and use as an air freshener.
  4. Add a few drops Essential Oil to a pan of water and simmer on stove or in a potpourri pot.
  5. To enjoy a scented Candle, place a drop or two into the hot melted wax as the Candle bums.
  6. To dispel household cooking odors, add a few drops of Clove oil to a simmering pan.
  7. For tired aching muscles or Arthritis aches, mix 1 part Cinnamon, Sage and Basil oil to 4 parts Sweet Almond or other vegetable oil and use as a massage oil.
  8. Ease headache pain by rubbing a drop of Rosemary or Lavender oil onto the back of your neck.
  9. To blend your own massage oil, add 3-5 drops of your favorite Essential Oil to 1 oz. Sweet Almond or other skin- nourishing vegetable oil.
  10. Add 10 drops of Essential Oil to a box of cornstarch or baking soda, mix very well, let set for a day or two and then sprinkle over the carpets on your home. Let set for an hour or more, then vacuum.
  11. To make a natural flea collar, saturate a short piece of cord or softn rope with Pennyroyal or Tea Tree oil, roll up in a handkerchief and tie loosely around the animal’s neck.
  12. Shoes can be freshened by either dropping a few drops of Geranium Essential Oil directly into the shoes or by placing a cotton ball dabbed with a few drops of Lemon oil into the shoes. Athlete’s foot? Tea Tree is great!
  13. Put a few drops of your favorite Essential Oil on a cotton ball and place it in your vacuum cleaner bag. Lemon and Pine are nice. Rose Geranium helps with pet odors.
  14. To fragrance your kitchen cabinets and drawers, place a good scent dabbed on a cotton ball into an inconspicuous comer.
  15. Are mice a problem? Place several drops of Peppermint oil on a cotton ball and place at problem locations.
  16. The bathroom is easily scented by placing oil-scented cotton balls in inconspicuous places, or sprinkle oils directly onto silk or dried flower arrangements or wreaths.
  17. Apply true Lavender oil or Tea Tree oil directly to cuts, scrapes or scratches. 1 or 2 drops will promote healing.
  18. Homemade Soaps are pleasant and offer therapeutic effects when scented with Essential Oils. Use Soaps which contain pure Essential Oils.
  19. Homemade sachets are more fragrant when Essential Oils are blended with the flowers and Herbs.
  20. An Essential Oil dropped onto a radiator scent ring or light bulb will not only fill the room with a wonderful fragrance, but will also set a mood such as calming or uplifting. (Don’t put Essential Oil in the socket.)
  21. A few drops of your favorite oil or blend in the rinse water of your hand washables makes for pleasant results.
  22. Anise oil has been used by fishermen for years. Use a drop or two on the fingertips before baiting up. Anise covers up the human scent that scares the fish away.
  23. Essential Oils or blends make wonderful perfumes. Create your own personal essence! Add 25 drops to 1 oz of perfume alcohol and allow to age for two weeks before using.
  24. To dispel mosquitoes and other picnic pests, drop a few drops of Citronella oil on the melted wax of a Candle or place a few drops on the Bar-B-Q hot coals.
  25. 1 drop of Lemon Essential Oil applied directly to a wart is an effective means of elimination. Apply the Essential Oil daily until the wart is gone.
  26. Rosemary promotes alertness and stimulates memory. Inhale occasionally during long car trips and while reading or studying.
  27. Selling your home? Fragrance sells! Fill the kitchen area with the aroma of Spices such as Clove, Cinnamon and Vanilla. Simmer a few drops of the Essential Oil of Cinnamon, Nutmeg and other Spices. Geranium oil sprinkled throughout the home creates a warm, cheerful and inviting mood. Add Cinnamon oil to furniture polish and wipe down the wood.
  28. Add Essential Oils to paper mache. The result is the creation of a lovely aromatic piece of art.
  29. Infuse bookmarks and stationery with Essential Oils. Place drops of oil on paper and put them in a plastic bag. Seal it and leave overnight to infuse the aroma. Send only good news in perfumed letters.
  30. Nock pillows, padded and decorative hangers make more memorable gifts simply by putting a couple of drops of Essential Oil on them before giving.
  31. Overindulge last night? Essential Oils of Juniper, Cedarwood, Grapefruit, Lavender, Carrot, Fennel, Rosemary and Lemon help soften the effects of a hangover. Make your own blend of these oils and use a total of 6-8 drops in a bath.
  32. Essential Oils of Vetivert, Cypress, Cedarwood, Frankincense and Myrrh all make wonderful firewood oil. Drop approximately 2-3 drops of oil or blend of your choice on a dried log and allow time for the oil to soak in before putting the log on the fire.
  33. Flies and moths dislike Lavender oil. Sprinkle it on the outside of your window frames.
  34. Place 1 or 2 drops of sleep enhancing oils such as Chamomile, Lavender or Neroli on your pillow before retiring for restful sleep.
  35. When moving into a new home, first use a water spray containing your favorite Essential Oils and change the odorous environment to your own. Do this for several days until it begins to feel like your space.
  36. Ideal scents for the bedroom are Roman Chamomile, Geranium, Lavender or Lemon.
  37. One drop of Lemon Essential Oil on a soft cloth will polish copper with a gentle buffing.
  38. When washing out the fridge, freezer or oven, add 1 drop of Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Tangerine or Orange Essential Oil to the final rinse water.
  39. For bums or scalds, drop Tea Tree oil directly on the effected area.
  40. Place 1 drop of Peppermint oil in 1/2 glass of water, sip slowly to aid digestion and relieve upset stomach.
  41. Use 1 drop of Chamomile oil on a washcloth wrapped ice cube to relieve Teething Pain in children.
  42. Six to eight drops of Eucalyptus oil in the bath cools the body in summer and protects in winter.
  43. Add 1 drop Geranium oil to your facial Moisturizer to bring out a radiant glow in your skin.
  44. Place 1 or 2 drops of Rosemary on your hair brush before brushing to promote growth and thickness.
  45. When the Flu is going around add a few drops of Thyme to your Diffuser or simmer in a pan on the stove.
  46. To bring fever down, sponge the body with cool water to which 1 drop each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lavender oils have been added.
  47. The blend of Lavender and Grapefruit oil is good for the office. Lavender creates a calm tranquil atmosphere while Grapefruit stimulates the senses and clears up stale air.
  48. A blend of Geranium, Lavender and Bergamot alleviates Anxiety and Depression. Use in a room Diffuser or 6-8 drops of this blend in the bath.
  49. A wonderful massage blend for babies is 1 drop Roman Chamomile, 1 drop Lavender, 1 drop Geranium diluted in 2 Tablespoons Sweet Almond oil.
  50. 1 drop Peppermint oil diluted in 1 teaspoon vegetable oil rubbed on the back of the neck helps to relieve Headaches

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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.

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The Therapy That Makes Scents

May 4th, 2006

by Corinne Friedman

The pure essences distilled from aromatic plants have been prized for their health-giving qualities for thousands of years. Using the beneficial properties of oils, you can treat common ailments, promote good health and emotional well-being, and enhance every aspect of your life. These potent, volatile essences are nature’s gift to mind, body, and spirit.

Essential Oils can evoke smell imagery; sometimes the smell of a certain aroma can instantly bring back memories of a childhood scene. Some scents can make us feel relaxed while others can make us feel energized and alive–this is the power of aroma.

For centuries it has been common knowledge that scents produce mental and physical responses. Using plant, flower, and spice essences for Beauty treatments (and to help with physical ailments) is common and has been practiced since ancient times.

Today, aromatherapy is moving out of the “health alternatives” and into the mainstream, such as in the workplace (to improve productivity, especially in the afternoon, when companies release Lemon or Peppermint through vent ducts - a great “pick-me-up”!). Airlines and hotels are also looking at aromatherapy as a jet-lag cure.

Some believe that Essential Oils contain the vital force of plants, hormones, Vitamins, enzymes, Minerals, and the consciousness of the plant. They provide a therapeutic effect by elevating or suppressing action within the body. The oils enhance brain wave functions and improve psychic and spiritual awareness, working directly with the sensory motor system, and thus bringing balance to the body.

The chemical components of the oils, after analysis, show that they have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-parasitic qualities. Many of the oils also support the function of the Immune System by acting as an Antiseptic and healing agent. Additionally, some oils can affect the hormonal system, while others can stimulate an opening to emotional blocks.

I have witnessed the profound effects of Essential Oils, creating mental, emotional, and physical shifts. People report feeling more joyful, happier, and uplifted. I like applying Lemongrass on the pulse points, such as the temples, wrists, and ankles to enhance emotional expression. In addition, rubbing Lavender on the feet aids in relaxation and promotes balance.

Essential Oils have a tremendous affect on our bodies, and will continue to play a major role in our health preservation during these times of increasing disease and stress. Sometimes the quality of Essential Oils can vary greatly. Because Essential Oils carry specific vibratory frequency, they must be of excellent quality.

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Many Uses of Tea Tree Oil

May 3rd, 2006

Tea Tree, or Melaleuca alternifolia is just one of those wonder oils! This, along with lavendar are the only Essential Oils which can be used neat on the skin, however with all things, some people may be sensitive to this. It’s right up there as an anti fungal/bacterial/septic, fights any bugs, and also helps to strengthen the Immune System.

I like to make room-sprays for different parts of the house - we gotta do something with all those spray-bottles now, don’t we. Simply (with any oil) dissolve a bit in some oil dispersant (I use a small amount of methylated spirits as it’s cheap!!), top up the bottle with water, and spray, spray, spray. If possible, glass is best, but be aware that Essential Oils can eat into plastic, so the sprayers sometimes give-up.

Tea Tree, Eucalyptus and those “camphory” smelling type ones are great at disguising those yukky toilet smells, even for those lucky enough to have a toilet-smoker in the house (erk - I used to, and it does work). You can make small or large amounts, just vary the drops. Copious amounts of different mixes for different occasions, but Tea Tree is predominantly good for freshening and cleansing. Even just a few drops in some water and shake, shake, shake will achieve the same effect.

These mixes cannot be stored for any length of time, though, as they lose their active constituents when exposed to air, some evaporating more than others. Anyway, on with some remedies!!!

Dab some neat with a cotton-bud to mouth-ulcers, insect bites, fungous growths, warts, zits, cold sores and blah, blah, blah! Basically any type of abrasion/abhesion/thingywatsit that needs healing. My partner felt the tinglings of a cold-sore a while back, dabbed some on, and it didn’t even break-out! Instant relief from “itchy-bites”, too, this is something I can testify first-hand. I have part-time care of two 5 year olds who are very versed in the uses of Tea Tree, ooops, Tea Twee! In fact, the Tea Tree ointment is now within easy reach of them, with Brette administering first-aid to her father unattended the other night when he scratched his leg. She felt so important!

Apparently she was so attentive to Mark’s needs that she was actually pushing the ointment into the wound! He could only wince and smile, she did such a good job. Infact only a few weeks ago I was chatting with the twins and there was an evil witch on the telly. As their mother is a bitch (oops), I mean not very nice person sometimes, it was a good opportunity to herald the witch-thing in me! We were talking about different things associated with being a “witch”, and as I’ve been described as a green one, we got into magic, broom-riding, and the like, so I likened using Tea Tree and Essential Oils and Herbs to doing witchy-things - they know how good this stuff is, so witches can’t be bad (hope you get my drift, here, back on track).

Anyway, later on that day, Brette ever so slightly grazed her hand, we wacked on the tea-tree (half the time I think they invent having itchy-bites!!) and later on that day she was absolutely amazed that the graze had disappeared! Magic! Hey, their kids, let their imagination go, huh? Anyway, back to the “bits”!

Tea Tree can also be used for nits, few drops on a fine comb, or add some to your shampoo or conditioner, likewise for dogs and cats. Even some drops in some water and shaken up a lot will get the oils dispersed through it. Spray around furniture, animals, etc. Tea Tree (usually) does no harm. For those unfortunate enough to get thrush, 5 ml Tea Tree in 15 ml Carrier Oil, put about 5 drops onto a tampon and use for a few hours can get rid of it, or a hip(or sitz)-bath (couple of inches of warm water, few drops of oil, sit for a while!!) also helps thrush or Cystitis.

Dilute down and spray onto sunburn, rub into scalp neat oil for getting rid of Dandruff and controlling oily glands, or mix equal parts of oil with witch-hazel (which is another excellent thing to have on hand, even used neat on haemorrhoids will shrink them instantly - hey, it happens!!) and rub onto oily skin. =20

I think that’s covered it! You can sweeten anything with Essential Oils. As I mentioned previously, put a bit of metho and a few drops of Tea Tree or Eucalyptus oil in the softener dispenser-thingy on the washing machine when washing towells, Sheets, pillows, dog-Blankets, to both disinfect and soften them. It’s also a good flea-repellent, and I use nothing else but Eucalyptus oil and a bit of washing-up liquid, diluted in water in the garden to get rid of the aphids, caterpillars and bugs.

I also hail the use of lavendar! Some people do not like the smell of Tea Tree as it can be a bit overpowering, whereas lavendar is very familiar. You can basically use lavendar for the above as well. Eucalyptus shouldn’t be used neat, but a few weeks ago I pulled a muscle on my chest wall and it made things very uncomfortable, especially breathing! I rubbed on some Eucalyptus oil in the shower, needless to say my air-ways were extremely clear, but for the rest of the day I had a very cool feeling where the pain inside my chest and side was, much more comfortable than cramping!

Eucalyptus is also excellent for getting off those greasy marks that kids/stickers/work-clothes get/leave, even removes nail-polish, no joke, and you footy-players will just thrive with a tea-tree or Eucalyptus rub-down -whoooo-ee! cools the cockles just thinking about it! So next time you have a sprain, cork, boil, rhoid, reach for the tea-tree!

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