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August 2015 

Side-effects of these natural remedies may include relaxation, improved quality of life, frequent smiling, laughing, increased vitality, and a pleasant aroma.

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Fun and Informative Pages on Essential Oils
Essential Oils are naturally antiviral, anti-fungal, and antibacterial,
they naturally energize, deodorize, clean and refresh
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To enjoy, I mean really enjoy and get the most from your life, you need to have good health  and a strong belief in yourself.

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It's Summer and you Work Hard, You Play Hard... You Need a Hard Working Muscle Rub.
Here's a  - Make It Yourself - muscle rub.
Choose any of the recipes below that best suits your personal needs.

Pain and Muscle Relief Blend . . . Relaxes and Calms tired Muscles.

1/2 cup of Carrier oil, grapeseed, jojoba, or olive oil
Roman Chamomile 5 drops – relieves pain and inflammation, relaxes mind and body, and aids in healing wounds.
Australian Sandalwood 5 drops – a natural mood-lifter, heightens the senses, promotes relaxation, and opens the airways.
Lemon 4 drops – adds a very cleansing note to the blend, anti-inflammatory, promotes skin regeneration.
Neroli 4 drops – mentally soothing and anti-inflammatory.

Mix and use on sore muscles as needed.

Pain and Muscle Relief Blend . . . Relaxes and Elevates your Mood.

1/2 cup of Carrier oil, grapeseed, jojoba, or  olive oil
Bergamot – 2 – 3 drops –  in addition to relaxing stressed muscles, also a natural deodorant, mood-lifter, and fever-reducer.
Lavender – 10 – 12 drops –  promotes skin health, detoxification, and wound-healing.
Myrrh – 8 – 9 drops –  relaxing and fragrant, with regenerative properties.
Roman Chamomile – 4 – 5 drops –  relieves pain and inflammation, relaxes mind and body, and aids in healing wounds.

Mix and use on sore muscles as needed.

Pain and Muscle Relief Blend . . . Soothes Aching Joints and Relaxes Spasms

1/2 cup of Carrier oil, grapeseed, jojoba, or olive oil
Clary Sage – 2 – 3 drops – naturally reduces inflammation and muscle tension, also soothes and relaxes the mind and eyes.
Cajeput – 12 – 15 drops –  warms skin, reduces muscle tension, and relieves pain
Turmeric – 7 – 8 drops – powerful natural anti-inflammatory and pain reliever with antioxidant properties.
Ginger – 3 – 4 drops – natural pain killer and anti-spasmodic, also promotes mental clarity and good digestion.

Mix and use on sore muscles as needed.

Pain and Muscle Relief Cools Inflammation

1/2 cup of Carrier oil,  grapeseed, jojoba, or olive oil

Eucalyptus – 2 – 3 drops – (top note: refreshing, sharp, strong camphor) – offers strong relief from joint pain, tension, and sore muscles.
Pine – 13 – 14 drops – (middle: dry, woody, balsam) – stimulating to the senses with anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.
Copaiba Balsam – 5 – 6 drops – (base: mild, sweet, woody, green) stimulating and detoxifying with anti-inflammatory properties.
Sweet Marjoram – 3 – 4 drops – (bright, sweet, balsam) – a very soothing and uplifting aromatherapy oil that also helps to relieve muscle tension.
Grapefruit – 2 – 3 drops – (fresh, tangy, citrus) – antioxidant rich, promotes healthy skin and cell regeneration, clears the mind, and invigorates.

Mix and use on sore muscles as needed.

It's Back to School
Essential Oils  are a hydrophobic liquid composed of highly concentrated volatile aromatic compounds, essential oils are derived from the roots, seeds, flowers, fruits, and leaves of plants.

Aromatherapy, in particular, is thought to stimulate parts of the brain which in turn has a positive impact on physical, emotional, and mental states. The human nose can detect one trillion different odors and olfactory glands are capable of near-immediate interaction with the brain’s amygdala and hippocampus – the seat of human emotions and memory. Inhaling molecules through the nose also communicates with brain receptors that control blood pressure, heart rate, stress levels, attention span, learning, pleasure, and motivation.
For children, routine can be comforting after two or three months of random timetables and disrupted schedules, but it also can be challenging settling back into a working pattern.  Essential oils can help focus the brain and switch it back on, after a summertime of disuse. Essential Oils that center and stimulate brain functioning are black pepper, cardamom, eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary and marjoram.
A good tip for helping a child memorize information for exams, uses essential oils. Aromatherapy oils, because of their connection with the limbic system, help to create new pathways of memory in the brain. By using a specific oil at the time of study, then reintroducing the scent when the information is later required, the needed information is brought forward in the mind. Some good ones to use would be basil, bergamot, lemon, lemongrass, peppermint, or rosemary oil. Either place a few drops of essential oil in a bowl or on a tissue and sniff the scent when memorizing the needed info, then at the time of the test, have an already impregnated tissue discretely available with the same scent, and inhale the aroma when the information is needed to come forward. A separate oil can be used for each school subject.
And of course going back to school means returning to a Petri dish of germs. Children love to share everything, including viruses and bacteria. No amount of hand sanitizer will catch all the germs and eventually they will bring home some kind of “bug”. Some oils recommended for congestion, both digestive and respiratory, are sandalwood, peppermint, tea tree, rosemary, ginger and lavender. Cold and flu symptoms can be reduced by using eucalyptus, camphor, sage, rosemary, pine and tea tree. Putting essential oils in a vaporizer at night can kill of germs and assist in clearing congestion. Gargling with a drop of essential oil can soothe sore throats and clear mucus. And bathing in a bath of mineral salts infused with essential oils will get into the blood stream and cleanse the whole system.
Peppermint & Orange – this is a great blend to help your kids wake-up. Put an essential oil diffuser in your kitchen and diffuse this “wake-up blend” while they are eating breakfast. Or you can put this blend in a roll-on bottle and roll it on their wrists and back of neck while you are “nicely” waking them up.
Rosemary – Did you know rosemary can make you smarter? Rosemary is known to improve brain performance and mood. I recommend adding a drop or two to your children’s shampoo and using it to wash their hair, or rubbing a drop through their hair while they are eating breakfast before heading to school. You can, also, diffuse this oil before the kids leave for school or when they come home and work on homework.
Alert” Blend  – The focus blend contains oils that have been studied and used traditionally for their abilities to promote calmness, focus and a balanced state of mind. Many of these oils contain high levels of sesquiterpenes, which have been proven to pass the blood-brain barrier to reach the cells of the brain. It’s primarily used for helping symptoms associated with children on the spectrum, stress and poor concentration. I like to apply this blend to the back of my children’s neck as they are eating breakfast.
Lemon – Lemon is known as “The Oil of Focus“. It’s citrusy aroma nourishes the mind and aids in concentration. Lemon is a wonderful aid for children who are struggling with school. It is especially helpful in cases of learning disabilities. It pairs well with Rosemary, so you can make a roller bottle with Rosemary and Lemon and apply to the back of the neck or diffuse this powerful duo before school.
Antispasmodic” Blend  – Children who are hyperactive or have difficulty concentrating could really benefit from this blend. It contains essential oils that are often used to calm and soothe feelings of stress, excitement, and anxiety. It’s great to help wound up kids calm down and settle in for a restful sleep. I like to give my kids a detox bath at night using this blend or diffuse it in their room for an hour before bed. You can, also, apply it to the backs of their necks or feet before school (if they are very hyperactive) or at bedtime.


Anxiety affects 25 percent of children between the ages of 13 to 18, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.  About 13 percent of all children experience generalized anxiety disorder, or persistent anxiety, at some point in their lives. Children suffering from generalized anxiety disorder, worry about their performance in school or in sporting events, about their social standing, and about personal safety or the safety of those they love. They may also experience irrational fears of catastrophic events.

The effects of stress and anxiety can include weakened immunity, nervousness, indigestion, difficulty concentrating, sleeplessness, chronic fatigue and an overall haggard feeling. When anxiety blossoms into full-blown panic, symptoms can include rapid heartbeat, palpitations, uncomfortable sensations, and extreme fears of dying or losing control of the mind.

A number of natural plant-based remedies work very well to reduce or eliminate anxiety, as well as helping children to cope with the tight schedules and busy days of their lives. For mild anxiety, a cup of chamomile tea can quell tense nerves. Widely available in grocery stores, chamomile contains compounds that help to take the edge off  of mood.

1). Ylang Ylang,  is notorious for balancing the solar and sacral plexus chakras, and can help lesson tension and stress thereby promoting a more positive outlook.

 2). Lavender has been widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities and even promotes a better nights sleep.

3). Geranium helps release negative memories and nervous tension. It is extraordinarily uplifting.

4). Bergamot is calming and uplifting. It is very well known for its calming properties.

5). Orange is elevating for the mind and body and is known to bring joy and peace. It is high in antioxidants boosts the immune system thereby protects against seasonal and environmental threats, and is extremely uplifting to both the mind and body.

The most effective way to use these oils is aromatically.  Put a few drops in a diffuser and let the aroma take over.  If you don’t have a diffuser and need a quick release, put a drop or two in the palm of your hands and deeply inhale several times.

Getting back to school is a big transition for kids, and it can be made smoother by using these natural remedies when problems arise.

The Complete Guide to use Essential Oils for Weight Loss
You may already know that essential oil aromatherapy can be an effective treatment for anxiety and hormone imbalance. While there’s no substitute for diet and exercise, many of the hurdles to losing weight (and keeping it off) have a psychophysiological basis. Whether you struggle with emotional eating, dieting fatigue, lack of consistent motivation, slow metabolism, cravings for sweet foods, low energy, poor digestion, or depressed moods, using essential oils as part of your fitness program could be the missing piece that helps propel and sustain you in your weight loss goals.
Grapefruit Because:
  • Curbs cravings
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Increases energy and endurance
  • Reduces abdominal fat accumulation

Grapefruit contains nootkatone, a natural chemical compound. Nootkatone stimulates a specific enzyme (AMPK ) that controls the body’s energy levels and metabolic rate. When nootkatone is introduced into the system, AMPK accelerates chemical reactions in the tissues of the brain, liver, and skeletal muscle

Lemon Press Peel Because:
  • Suppresses weight gain
  • Increases energy
  • Enhances mood
  • Relieves pain

Lemon also contains the fat-dissolving powers of limonene. Supporting the findings of the aforementioned grapefruit oil study, researchers found that lemon oil used in conjunction with grapefruit oil increased lipolysis.

As a mood booster, lemon oil is a particularly powerful treatment for alleviating negative feelings. It also raises norepinephrine levels, a stress hormone and neurotransmitter that is responsible for the fight-or-flight mechanism. Consequently, norepinephrine increases oxygen in the brain for better cognitive function and ramps up heart rate and blood flow which allows muscles to work faster and better.

Aches and strained muscles may prevent you from keeping up with your workout routine, but lemon oil has yet another viable function as a pain reliever.

Peppermint Because:
  • Increases energy and mental alertness
  • Elevates mood
  • Aids digestion
  • Reduces appetite

Containing up to 70% menthol, peppermint has been used medicinally for centuries to treat indigestion. Peppermint oil is an effective muscle relaxer, and when used along with caraway oil, it was found to ease the muscles of the stomach, reduce bloating, and improve the flow of bile – which allows food to pass through the body faster.

In an experiment pitting Peppermint oil against ylang-ylang, researchers discovered that volunteers who inhaled the peppermint aroma were more alert, had improved memory function, and were calmer in mood.

Peppermint oil is also a natural appetite suppressant. In a 2008 study titled Effects of Peppermint Scent on Appetite Control and Caloric Intake, participants who inhaled peppermint oil every two hours reported lower hunger levels and consumed “significantly fewer” calories.

Cinnamon Because:
  • Improve insulin sensitivity
  • Regulate blood sugar levels
  • Reduce inflammation

Insulin is the hormone responsible for metabolizing carbohydrates and fat by facilitating the absorption of blood glucose by either converting it to energy or storing it as fat. When cells in the body stop responding to insulin – a condition called insulin resistance – the body erroneously begins to store fat instead of burning it, resulting in not only weight gain but also in difficulty losing weight. Leading to high blood sugar and elevated blood insulin levels, it is a precursor for Type 2 diabetes. Cinnamon extract, however, has been shown to help heighten insulin sensitivity in the brain and increase the rate of blood glucose uptake.

Bergamot Because:
  • Boosts mood
  • Increases energy

Anxiety and depression can sometimes lead to emotional eating, and while this may bring about a temporary sense of comfort and relief, eventually it piles on even more negative emotions like guilt and self-criticism.

Bergamot oil offers a pleasant way to break this vicious cycle. A recent study examined the effects of just 15 minutes of bergamot oil aromatherapy. Not only did the study’s participants self-report improved positive emotions and increased energy, but researchers discovered that bergamot oil had an instant physiological benefit. To measure stress more objectively, they took saliva samples and tested them for cortisol – a hormone that is released as a stress response – and found that those who inhaled bergamot oil had much lower cortisol levels than those who did not.

Fennel Because:
  • Improves digestion
  • Suppresses appetite
  • Reduces weight gain
  • More restful sleep

Fennel is a source of melatonin, the hormone that naturally regulates circadian rhythms by signalling to the brain daily wake-sleep cycles. In addition to a more restful sleep, melatonin has also been found to reduce weight gain by creating more “beige fat” (which burns off as energy) rather than “white fat” (which is stored for energy).

In the middle ages, fennel seeds were eaten to suppress the appetite on fasting days. This idea has garnered scientific support through a study on fennel oil aromatherapy performed on rats. Over the course of eight weeks, the rats inhaled fennel oil twice a day for 10 minutes; this resulted in fewer calories consumed and a faster rate of food digestion.

Hives Treatment Rub
Make it Yourself
Hives happen for many different reasons, including allergic reactions, but they can also simply be the body’s reaction to something in its environment. They can itch, burn, or sting, and may last from a few hours to a few days.

Many people look to cortisone creams, which have sulfates/sulfites, alcohols, parabens, and artificial fragrance. These creams may provide temporary relief, but the extra ingredients could also make problems worse!

Instead of going the commercial route, I always look for a more natural solution. Why not choose intentional ingredients that will work together to help you feel better faster?
German chamomile is a wonderful herbal essential oil that has been used for pain relief, stress, and cramps. It is also considered an antihistamine and reduces swelling. In a 2011 study, German chamomile displayed “potent anti allergic activity”. In addition to this, German chamomile has a cooling and soothing effect on skin. It’s perfect for burning, itchy hives.

Helichrysum is an essential oil derived from the flowers of the Helichrysum plant  in Croatia and Corsica. It’s one of the more pricey essential oils, but it is worth every penny. It has a very warm and herbaceous scent and is known to help reduce scarring, help heal wounds, and soothe bug bites. Helichrysum is antispasmodic and anti allergenic, which makes it ideal for this blend. It is my go-to oil when I have any skin irritation.

Jojoba oil contains myristic acid, which makes it ideal for treating inflammation. It is very soothing and has a long shelf life.

Wheat Germ oil.  It also has lots of naturally occurring Vitamin E, which is excellent for skin.

Beeswax binds this blend together and gives this rub a protective layer that won’t wash off easily. That means the oils have a chance to soak into skin before being rubbed off.
  1. In a double boiler melt jojoba, red palm oil, and beeswax together. (I don’t have a double boiler, so I use a glass pyrex measuring cup inside of a pot of boiling water.)
  2. Stir until oils are completely melted.
  3. Pour into a glass jar or heavy duty container (I used a quarter pint mason jar).
  4. Stir in essential oils.
  5. Store in medicine cabinet for up to 1 year and use when needed.

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