Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is something new to me. I started it about a week ago and have already noticed some changes in how I feel. The biggest thing I notice is in my oral hygiene. Oil pulling is noted for improving your dental health by freshening the breath and whitening the teeth. By the way, it […] Read more »

What Causes Fibromyalgia

I have come across a wonderful site http://www.lahealthyliving.com. This site has some great information on what causes fibromyalgia. Many of you have probably read this article so this if for those that haven’t The article I read what causes fibromyalgia and a little history on the disease. Rather than put the article in my own words, which would take […] Read more »

Essential Oils and Fibromyalgia Relief

essential oils and fibromyalgia relief

I’m a firm believer in the use of essential oils.  For me essential oils and fibromyalgia relief are a natural combination. I use a wonderful combination of ginger, juniper, eucalyptus, rosemary, marjoram, cajeput (Tea Tree), lavender, and peppermint oils.   The actual name of this concoction is ‘Agility’ and it was (notice the was) made […] Read more »

Essential Oils for Rashes

essential oils for rashes

Essential oils for rashes consist of lavender, chamomile, peppermint, geranium, tea tree, cedarwood, rose, sandalwood, patchouli, helichrysum, valarian, and calendula. Calendula is an oil I had not heard of.  It’s also called the pot marigold. The name, calendula, comes from a Latin word, kalendae, which meant the first of the month.  It is suggested it […] Read more »

Rose Oil has Many Uses

Rose oil has many uses

Rose oil has many uses.  It is much more than a lovely scent. I use it as a perfume and deodorant.  After mixing it with a little carrier oil like jojoba, sunflower or olive oil or a bit of lotion I put it on my pulse points just like I would perfume.  I also rub […] Read more »

Moods and Essential Oils

Essential Oils

Moods. We all have them whether we are happy, sad, nervous, content, or whatever else we might be feeling it’s a mood. Different essential oils effect our moods in different ways. If you’re nervous over something you could use an essential oil to calm you down and give you peace. Roman Chamomile, Neroli, Frankincense, and […] Read more »

Back Pain and Aromatherapy

back pain

No matter what started your back pain, it can be miserable.  Back pain can be in the upper back, lower back, occasional or chronic (meaning it never really goes away). There are several causes of back pain.  It can come from lifting something incorrectly, being pregnant, being over weight, poor posture, or ill fitting shoes. […] Read more »

Primrose Oil is Used For Many Things

Primrose Oil

Primrose oil is made from the seeds of the Evening Primrose plant.  This plant’s yellow flowers open in the evening thereby giving it its name.  These seeds contain an essential fatty acid called gamma-linoleic acid  or GLA. This acid contains anti-inflammatory properties and when converted in the body they help with the body’s processes. Primrose […] Read more »

Essential Oils for Sleep and Relaxation

essential oils

Essential oils can play a part in your relaxation, meditation or in helping you drift off to a good night’s sleep.  We all know how frustrating it is to lie awake half the night or wake up and not be able to go back to sleep.  There are medications you can take to help you […] Read more »

Essential Oils for Weight Loss

Essential Oils

Essential oils are used for many things.  You can use them to reduce pain, as an air freshener, add scent and healing properties to your massage oil, and curb appetite to name a few. There are several essential oils you can sniff during the course of a day to keep your cravings down.  The scent […] Read more »