Saturday, November 15, 2008

Aromatherapy Ointment for Cuts & Grazes

Ingredients:
25g unperfumed skin cream (available from pharmacies)
5ml calendula tincture
5ml hypericum tincture
3 drops frankincense essential oil
2 drops myrrh essential oil
4 drops lavender essential oil

Preparation and Usage:
Put the unperfumed skin cream into a little glass pot. Add the tinctures and essential oils and stir until thoroughly mixed. Apply the ointment two or three times a day for as long as necessary.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Aromatherapy Massage Oil for Common Colds

Ingredients:

15 drops eucalyptus essential oil
(or use myrtle oil for children under 10 years)
15 drops sweet marjoram essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops rosemary essential oil

Preparation and Usage:


Put the essential oils into a small dark glass bottle and shake well.

For adults, add 15 drops of concentrate to 25ml vegetable base oil (such as sunflower, sweet almond or olive). For children over five years, use seven drops of concentrate to 25ml base oil. Massage twice a day.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Aromatherapy Ointment for Burns & Scalds

Ingredients:

25g unperfumed skin cream (available from pharmacies)
5 drops frankincense essential oil
5 drops rosemary essential oil
5 drops lavender (or tea tree) essential oil

Preparation and usage:

Mix all essential oils with unperfumed skin cream.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Aromatherapy Gargle Recipes for Coughs

2 teaspoons cider vinegar
2 drops sweet marjoram essential oil
1 teacup warm water
½ teaspoon runny honey

Put the cider vinegar into a teacup. Add the essential oils, then top up with warm water and stir in the honey Use two or three times a day

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Aromatherapy Massage Oil for Coughs

Ingredients:

10 drops cypress essential oil
15 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops frankincense essential oil
10 drops myrtle (or rosemary) essential oil

Put the essential oils into a dark glass bottle and shake well.

For adults, add 15 drops of concentrate to 25ml vegetable base oil (such as sunflower, sweet almond or olive). For children over five years, use seven drops of concentrate to 25ml base oil. Massage twice a day.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Special Aromatherapy Recipe for Rheumatism

Ingredients:
15 drops carrot seed essential oil
10 drops Atlas cedarwood essential oil
10 drops coriander essential oil
10 drops lemon essential oil

Put the essential oils into a little dark glass bottle and shake well.

How to use this recipe for Rheumatism?

As Aromatic Salt Bath (comfortably hot): Add 200 to 300g Dead Sea Mineral Salts to the bath while the water is still running. After the bath has been filled, add eight drops of essential oil concentrate and swish around to disperse. Take an aromatic bath daily, or at least three times weekly.

As Massage Oil: Add 12 drops of concentrate to 25ml sweet almond oil and shake well. Massage into the affected parts two or three times daily, including after an aromatic bath.

CAUTION: Never massage inflamed and swollen joints as this will increase heat in the tissues, causing further discomfort. Instead, apply a cold compress. With rheumatoid arthritis, for example, inflammation comes and goes, so massage over affected parts is fine between flare-ups, and may even reduce the fre­quency of attacks.

As Compress (hot or cold): If there is any swelling or inflammation around the joint (the skin over an inflamed joint usually feels quite hot), use a cold compress. For dull aches and pains, use a hot compress. Add five drops of concentrate to a bowl containing 600ml (l pt) of water. Soak a piece of clean, folded cotton fabric in the water, wring out the excess and apply to the affected area. As soon as it warms (or cools if using a hot application) to body temperature, re-apply. Repeat once or twice more in succession. Compresses may be applied two or three times daily, or as required.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Aromatherapy Ointment for Chilblain

Ingredients:

200g unperfumed skin cream (available from pharmacies)
3 drops sweet marjoram essential oil
3 drops Roman chamomile essential oil
3 drops lemon essential oil

Preparation and Usage:

Put the skin cream into a little cosmetic pot, then stir in the essential oils until thoroughly mixed. Apply two or three times a day

Monday, June 16, 2008

Aromatherapy Concentrate for Promoting Menstruation

15 drops Virginian cedarwood essential oil
6 drops coriander essential oil
10 drops clary sage essential oil
12 drops rose otto essential oil

Put the essential oils into a dark glass bottle and shake well. For the following applications, dispense the con­centrate using a pipette or eye dropper (available from pharmacies).

How to use this Concentrate?

Bath: Add six drops of the concentrate to your daily bath. Or, take the bath at least three times a week in coniunction with massage and dry inhalations.

Massage: 25ml sweet almond oil, 10 drops of the concentrate. Massage a little of the oil into your abdomen immediately after your daily bath or shower.

Dry Inhalation: Put a few drops of the concentrate on a tissue and inhale at intervals through­ out the day: This supportive treatment should be used in combination with aromatic baths and massage oil.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Aromatic Salt Bath for Muscular Strain

Once the swelling has subsided (after treatment with cold compresses), aromatic salt baths will relax taut muscles and facilitate healing of damaged tissue.

200g Dead Sea Mineral Salts
5 drops rosemary essential oil
2 drops geranium essential oil
1 drop ginger essential oil

Add the Dead Sea salts to the bath while the water is still running. After the bath has been filled, add the essential oils and swish around to disperse. Take this aromatic salt bath once a day for about a week.

Aromatherapy Recipes for Influenza

10 drops rosemary essential oil
10 drops coriander essential oil
10 drops sweet marjoram essential oil 10 drops mandarin essential oil
10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
(or use myrtle for children under 10)

Put the essential oils into a dark glass bottle and shake well.

Add four drops of the concentrate to a bowl of almost boiling water, two drops for children over five years. Cover your head and the bowl with a towel to form a tent and inhale the aromatic vapour for five minutes. Carry out the treatment two to three times daily.

Avoid steam inhalations if you have asthma.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Aromatherapy Treatments for Common Colds

Ingredients:
15 drops eucalyptus essential oil
(or use myrtle oil for children under 10 years)
15 drops sweet marjoram essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops rosemary essential oil

Preparation and Usage:
Put the essential oils into a small dark glass bottle and shake well.

Add four drops of the concentrate to a bowl of almost boiling water, two drops for children over five years. Cover your head and the bowl with a towel to form a tent and inhale the aromatic vapour for five minutes. Carry out the treatment two to three times daily.

Avoid steam inhalations if you have asthma.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Aromatherapy Treatments for Cuts & Grazes

Ingredients:
600ml water
2 drops eucalyptus (or tea tree) essential oil
2 drops lemon essential oil
2 drops lavender essential oil

Preparation Method and Usage:
Put the water in a bowl, add the essential oils and swish around to disperse. Soak a clean piece of folded cotton fabric in the water, wring out the excess and apply to the wound. Hold the compress in place for 10 minutes. Afterwards, if necessary, cover the wound with a bandage or plaster to protect it.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Aromatherapy Recipes for Burns & Scalds

Ingredients:
20ml macerated calendula oil
20ml macerated hypericum oil
3 drops lavender (or tea tree) essential oil

Preparation Method:
Funnel the macerated oils into a dark glass bottle, add the essential oil and shake well to disperse. Smooth into the affected areas two or three times daily for as long as required.

Aromatherapy Ointment for Bruises

Ingredients:
25g unperfumed skin cream (available from pharmacies)
5ml calendula tincture
2 drops helichrysum essential oil
2 drops Roman chamomile essential oil
3 drops lavender essential oil

Preparation:
Put the unperfumed skin cream into a little glass pot, then add the tincture and essential oils and stir until thoroughly mixed. Apply two or three times daily

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Aromatherapy Treatments for Eczema

Ingredients:
50ml aloe vera gel
15 drops calendula tincture

Preparation Method and Usage:
Put the aloe vera gel into a little glass pot add the calendula tincture and stir well. Apply to the affected areas two or three times daily.

Aromatherapy Treatments for Cold Sores

Ingredients:
20g hypercal ointment (available from pharmacies)
2 drops German chamomile

Preparation and Usage:
Put the hypercal ointment into a small cosmetic pot, then stir in the essential oil using the handle of a teaspoon. Apply a little of the ointment to the affect­ed area every few hours and continue to apply for as long as necessary

Monday, March 10, 2008

Aromatherapy Compress for Burns & Scalds

Ingredients:
300ml cold water
4 drops German chamomile (or tea tree, or lavender) essential oil

Put the water into a bowl, add the essential oil and swish around to disperse. Soak a gauze dressing in the aromatic water, wring out the excess and apply to the burn. Bandage the compress in place, then renew after a few hours. Repeat as often as necessary until pain and inflammation have subsided.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Aromatherapy Way to Redeem Your Inner Self

In this contemporary world, each individual wants to straighten his way out. He is of no botheration whether it is at the cost of his relations or at the joy and bliss of others. Money and only money is of sole importance to him. The void that has been created between the universality and the individualism of a person is what symbolizes as the dreadful conditions of the self. This way a person promotes the development of several off-putting feelings tat comprises sloth, lust, jealousy and envy. These pessimistic facets are inculcated in a man with his day-to-day experiences as he is exposed to the several conducts of life. The enhancing competition has developed a desire in him to attain more success in order to shape out a niche for himself in this world. This has extremely leaded to hindering of his virtues. The social animal that man is supposed to be has completely gone astray in the ongoing race for success and cannot even distinguish his true worth.

This result in an immediate need to recognize oneself and for ensuring its growth and prosperity, one has to redeem the underlying guilt. The only process that will help in hindering the negative energy within the man is by purging from the unconstructive thoughts. This can be attained by indulging oneself in the charitable work and being compassionate about the people around. In order to discover the kind of a person you are one needs to scrutinize the kind of person you are now and kind of an individual he used to be. Then he would have carefully analyzed the transformations in his perspectives, thoughts and actions. This will greatly aid in capitalizing on his optimistic thoughts and at the same time hindering the growth of pessimistic attributes. Thus, this self-analyzing process will pave approach for self-redemption. It will serve to redeem the self of a person from all the evils. Another facet that marks for self-redemption is the process that has brought about the changes.

There are several procedures that account for the self –redeeming process that comprises yoga, naturopathy, meditation, and aromatherapy and color therapy among the various other methods. These methods play a significant role in soothing and calming the mind, soul and body of a person. It augments the process of inner exploration of the self. It enhances the concentration and relaxes a person. They are non-invasive processes that do not comprise any harmful surgeries and drugs. Aromatherapy is a process that has a tremendous response over the years. This process includes essential oils, which impinges on the frame of mind and the health of an individual.

The aromatherapy massages, oils and incense helps to develop a positive approach towards the life and is a very calming process. It aids to liberate the person from the anxiety and the stress. A mind at peace would be clearly able to differentiate between the constructive and the negative things. However, in case the mind is strained then in that case unenthusiastic and downbeat thoughts will hover everywhere in his mind. This will hamper the self-development. These oils can also be mixed in the bathtubs for a refreshing experience and the incense will render him free from the worries and stresses. This will aid in the healing of self. It will make a person react to different situations in a coherent way. Thus, enables him not to make hasty decisions in life that will hamper his growth. This will also promote in the development of healthy relationships that a person had lost earlier due to his materialistic approach to life.



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Aromatherapy for the Redemptive Self

Aromatherapy scents and massages are treatments that use plant oils for the soul purpose of healing the mind and body. The treatment is extracted from plants to reduce physical and mental disorders through inhalation or massage. Aromatherapy also helps with relaxation and removing the negative energy so that the person can think more clearly. Aromatherapy has proven to revitalize and rejuvenate the human senses to create a very calming environment.

One can use aromatherapy to clear up clutter in the mind and body and work toward self-redemption. Aromatherapy can also be cultivated extensively by taking proper measures, such as including a balanced diet, getting plenty of rest and exercise. The principle of redemptive of the self is to develop self-reliance from advancing belief in self and emotional growth.

An entity can achieve happiness, which originates from soundness of body and mind. In the event that a person cannot take proper care of self, thus it leads to major complications in the development phase, because it affects the mind and body. Thus, aromatherapy can help an entity overcome his weaknesses. Aromatherapy can move one to self-redemption by assisting with removing barriers that interrupt self-growth, such as stress.

Aromatherapy can serve as an undeviating and compact solution for developing innate qualities, such as love, caring, etc, by minimizing negative feelings, such as sloth, envy, jealousy, lust and so forth.

Scented aroma oils and massages can act as agents to assist one with making sounder choices. It can also assist with promoting self-belief and self-reliance. The treatments can ensure that one has success in various areas of his life. Moreover, aroma treatments can assist with the process of self-healing. Ultimately, this process will take you smoothly through the self-development process. It helps you to deal with negative thoughts more effectively.

Aroma oils come from various natural plant life and trees. The oils can only aid with improving your life, rather than causing additional problems. Of course, one must discover the various types of natural oils to learn what each aroma scent encourages for self-growth. In addition, one could add meditation, yoga and other helpful techniques to the solution to advance quicker through the process of healing the mind and body, which prepares it for self-redemption.

Aroma massages are treatments, which involve rubbing or kneading of the muscles, which purposely encourages relaxation. This treatment could be used to heal the muscles, allow them room to contract, and relax naturally. Through manipulative processes, massage treatment could boost or uplift your spirits. Of course, relying on massage therapy alone is not the answer. You also need diet and exercise.

Proper exercise of the body will inspire healthy living. Exercise alone has healed many diseases and continues to heal the mind and body. Still, you need mental exercises. Instead of being one of those people that will never see self-redemption or self because they say, “I am too old to learn now,” be the advanced person that meets his self at the end of the self-development road. We are never too old to learn. Therefore, we need mental exercise, which keeps us well versed. Mental exercise will also enhance consciousness, thus building strength of mind and of character.

Reading of course is a great learning tool, yet writing is often more effective. Use your aromatherapy treatments to relax, yet each day write down your thoughts and feelings. This will assist you with healing the emotional responses that take control of your life, since you will learn more about you and your needs. Write down your needs. Listen to your mind and body tell you what it needs to live happier.


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Aromatherapy and Healthy Self and Relationships

Some of the aromatherapy oils can encourage good health and relaxation, which makes it easier for you to manage your relationship with self and others. Cyproil for example, is one the essential aroma scent oils that combines botanic oils to encourage relaxation. The Cyperus Scarious oils are extracted from streams of flowery processes that create the Brazilian oils from grassy plant life. These oils are available and have particular medicine bases of compound natural oils that you can blend with other natural oils, such as patchouli, clary sage, labdanum, and bergamot. The oils are great for healing the self and can be used to keep bugs away.

One of the best ways to relax the body and mind is by using Cypress French oils. These natural aroma scents come from the twig and needles of plant life. These Australian oils are filled with natural ingredients that assist with fighting against rheumatism, bad foot orders, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and so on. You can see how these oils can keep the inner self-healthy. Using these oils, you can relax the nervous system while treating skin conditions. The astringent properties in the aroma scents will make your life much easier to manage.

Some of the medium oils include the bergamot, lemon, lime, Rosemary, and so on. The Cypress Austria Blue oils are the essential aroma scents that soothe skin conditions by providing your skin a moisturizing solution. The oils are recommended for soothing and relaxing the nervous system without having to sedate the entity. You can blend these oils with lavenders, Lemon Tea, Myrtle, and many other oils. Ask your partner to join you while enjoying the aroma scents so that both of you can enjoy relaxation while working toward a healthier self.

The curry leaf is essential oils that native India peopled used to enjoy culinary support. The oils are said to heal the mind and body, which is a great solution for your partner and you to enjoy together. These oils came from the bushes of the Burma, eastern atmospheres and the Himalayas.

Acne is a problem that often causes embarrassment. Often people do not want their partner to see them when their face is broke out. One of the best oils to heal the skin while eliminating embarrassment is the Curcuma oils. These Latin oils will fight acne and other skin conditions. You can also use the oils to balance and relax the nervous system. Reducing tension is a surefire way of enjoying time alone with your partner.

The Cumin oils are good for creating a romantic dinner. You can use these oils to create a hearty, romantic dish for your mate. The oils came from Egypt. In addition, the oils are used all around the Mediterranean atmospheres, since they are family members of the carrot.

The oils will also heal several conditions, such as muscle pain. Give your darling a massage while burning the oils to relieve muscle tension and aches. The oils will also heal nervous tension. When you are ready to enjoy a night with your mate, burn the oils to relax your atmosphere, as well as your body and mind. You can relieve headaches as well by burning the aroma scents.

The digestive system will enjoy some relief also. When your mate is suffering from bloating, burn the aroma scents to help relieve her pain. Cumin also has anti-toxics, aphrodisiacs, antiseptics, bactericidal, and antispasmodic. This means you can relieve many body symptoms while creating a romantic atmosphere. The aphrodisiac will stimulate your partner, which both of you can enjoy the romantic night of your lifetime.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Aromatherapy Recipes for Bruising Around the Eyes

For bruising around the eye, never apply essential oils; should any seep into the eyes, it may cause further pain and irritation. Instead, use an eye pad soaked in ice cold witch hazel for about 15 minutes, and then apply this healing gel.

20ml aloe vera gel
10 drops of calendula tincture

Put the aloe vera gel into a sterilized glass pot, add the calendula tincture and stir until thoroughly mixed.

Apply three times a day Pat a little of the gel around the eye area, but away from the eye itself.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Aromatherapy for Soul and Self

Relaxation is necessary to achieve in order to discover the self and soul. For this reason, experts and many others are encouraging natural solutions for self-discovery. Some of the solutions include aromatherapy.

The scented oils or the essential aroma oils burn as d├ęcors or fragrances that inspire healing. Aroma oils were invented from natural reserves and is said to have healing agents. The oils were extracted from trees, brushes and plants. The organic agents’ soothe the mind and body by helping you to relax. Essential oils and scents were utilized for many years by the Chinese and others in foreign lands.

In fact, the Egyptians used these oils for massage and medicinal therapy. The oils were also used as embalmment to preserve the deceased. Aromatherapy is alternative medicines often used for therapeutic purposes. The essential oils extracts from plants and/or trees have shown evidence that some will assist with self-discovery, which has helped some find the soul and self.

Over the centuries, people from France discovered aromatherapy and with each passing decade, new ideas came forward. The new findings brought forth newfangled discoveries. Aroma scents became a topic for discussion. The oils were tested. While many people persecuted natural healers, today aromatherapy and many other natural practices are being used for healing all over the world.

Medical practitioners recommend scented oils today for healing the body and mind. New discoveries show that when the body and mind is healed, thus self-discovery becomes a natural process. The aroma scent oils come in various scents ranging from mild, medium or strong. The oils have its, own purpose. Some oils work as standalones while others blend with other scents to boost the healing process.

The stronger scents are used to treat chronic conditions. The mild and intermediate oils serve for relieving negligible symptoms, as well as stress. Aromatherapy works in a choice of ways to assist with healing the body and mind from a collection of health-interconnected problems. Emotional and mental disturbances may be resolved by using essential and scented oils. The oils have shown some signs of healing the emotions and mental responses, making it possible for the body can function well.

When choosing aromatherapy for self-healing, you must decide which oils best suit your needs. Your goal is to discover self and the soul, so you want to find oils that help you relax the body and mind. Reducing stress will clear the mind so that it becomes easier to discover you.

Cumin is one of the Essential Oils. This is botanic oil that is abbreviated, which its name is CUMINUM or CYMINUM. The essential oils were extracted from streams of plant seeds that came from Egypt. Cumin has a medium scent, which has a wide array of healing aids. The aids include anti-oxidants, antiseptics, anti-spasmodic, and antitoxic. The aroma oils act as aphrodisiac to create a romantic mood also. Moreover, the essential oils combat bactericidal, carminative, depurative, digestive problems, and more. Cumin oils can be utilized to mitigate osteoarthritis, muscular aches, bloating, indigestion, or dyspepsia, as well as headaches, anxiety fatigue, migraines, and so on.

Cumin oils come in the mild or medium scents and you can blend the oil with Chamomile, Angelica Root, Oriental Flavors, Rosemary, Lavenders, and Caraway oils. Cypress is a, French, botanic oil that were extracted from an array of twigs and needles from plant life. This is Australian oil, which helps to fight varicose veins, yet it has served for other purposes. People have reduced hemorrhoids, oily skin, rheumatism, menorrhagia, feet perspiration, and other conditions by using this oil.

How Cypress heals the soul and self?
Because Cypress reduces medical conditions, it clears the mind so that you can think clearly. When you have improved awareness, it helps you to see the steps to take for discovering the soul and self.


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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Aromatherapy Concentrate for Painful Periods

Ingredients:
10 drops rosemary essential oil
15 drops lavender essential oil
15 drops sweet marjoram essential oil

Preparation:
Put the essential oils into a dark glass bottle and shake well. For the following applications, dispense using a pipette or eye dropper (available from pharmacies).

How to use this Concentrate?

Bath: Add eight drops of the concentrate to your bath.

Massage: 25ml sweet almond oil, 10 drops of the concentrate. Immediately after your bath or shower, smooth a little of the oil into your abdomen, then do feather-light stroking with your fingertips downwards over the abdomen for about five minutes.

This movement will help alleviate pain and congestion. Ideally ask a friend or partner to do the feather-light massage for you. This will enable you to lie back and relax with your knees bent (supported by cushions) to ease any pain in the lumbar region.

Hot Compress: For some women, this method is the most effective. Put about a liter of comfortably hot water in a basin, then add five drops of the concentrate and swish around to disperse. Soak a hand towel in the water, wring out the excess and apply to the abdomen. Cover the compress with a dry, folded towel (or use a sheet of cling film) to conserve the heat. As soon as the compress cools to body temperature, reapply if necessary

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Aromatherapy Compress for Earache

Ingredients:

600ml (l pt) comfortably hot water
4 drops German chamomile (or rosemary) essential oil

Preparation and Usage:
Pour the water into a bowl add the essential oil and swish around to disperse. Soak a piece of cotton fabric in the water, then ring out the excess.
Hold the compress in place until it has cooled to body temperature.
Replenish the compress two or three times in succession.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Aromatherapy Lotion for Scalp and Skin Ringworm

If you have ringworm on both body and scalp, it may be easier to use this dual purpose lotion. Calendula and myrrh tinctures are available from herbal suppliers.

25ml calendula tincture
25ml myrrh tincture

Funnel the tinctures into a dark glass bottle and shake well. For treating ringworm on the body; apply undiluted three times a day (using damp cotton wool). For scalp treatment, add three teaspoons of the tincture to 30ml water and gently massage into the scalp twice a day; including after shampooing.
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