Have you ever tried bathing with essential oils? You not only get oils introduced to your system topically, but you get some Aromatherapy at the same time. Check out these ways I've learned to utilize essential oils in your bathtub.
You should only use a drop or two of the rich floral oils like Ylang Ylang or Geranium
For centuries, South Americans have used Copaiba resin to promote the health of the respiratory, digestive, urinary, cardiovascular, and immune systems. Copaiba essential oil is calming, soothing, and supportive to the skin and nervous system.
Recent research on caryophyllene suggests a number of other means by which Copaiba essential oil can support overall health. When taken internally, it ...
Possesses strong antioxidant properties,
Promotes healthy cellular function,
May help support immune function while supporting overall circulatory health,
May help support the health of the gastrointestinal tract and colon,
Promote a healthy nervous system,
May help keep the mouth, teeth, and gums clean and healthy looking.
Topically, it may ...
Keep the skin clean and clear while helping to reduce the appearance of imperfections,
Support uterine health,
Protect against unwanted pathogens or bacteria,
Help with aches, soreness and discomfort,
Reduce liver tissue damage,
Protects against fungus and mold, and
All this from a tree resin.
This is going to be very popular during the holidays. Siberian Fir smells just like a Christmas tree. It will be replacing White Fir. The constituents have a much higher potency and it is more readily available. Here are some of it's great benefits.
Grounding... Balances emotions.
Promotes healthy nervous system.
Reduces anxious feelings.
Soothing to the skin.
Promotes respiratory health and soothes the airways.
Stimulates detoxification and sweating (which will result in less body odor.)
Great on Cuts and scrapes.
Promotes healthy metabolism.
Try this diffuser blend...
3 drops Siberian Fir
3 drops Clary Sage
3 drops Bergamot
Got a little respiratory issue? Try this Steam Bath.
Mix 10 drops of each of these in a little bottle.
Add 1 drop into a bowl of steaming water. Put a towel over your head and lean over the bowl and breath deep.
Mix with a citrus oil for cleaning. Smells amazing!
Copaiba and Siberian Fir.
Woohoo! It's hear. Copaiba oil is wonderful. Often compared to CBD oil. Supports health in a number of our body systems.
Check out my next 2 blogs to find out specifics on each of their qualities.
Do you have respiratory distress due to seasonal threats?
Are you tired of ingesting drugs, feeling tired, or just plain feeling miserable?
Well I've got great news that I just tested this weekend.
I have respiratory issues when I am around animals. I can be around them, but just can't pet them or hang with them for to long. This weekend, my daughter and son in-law needed someone to watch their dog. I typically can be around her for a few hours, but this was for the weekend. I was very anxious to try The Bomb.
It is simply 3 essential oils. Lemon, Peppermint, and Lavender. You can place 2 drops of each in a gel cap, or you can simply mix with a little water and swish in your mouth for 10-20 seconds. I love drinking the lemon and peppermint in hot water, so that was a piece of cake for me. The lavender I just placed on my throat. I was amazed how I got through the weekend with these 3 little oils. You can take them as often as needed and NO DRUGS enter your body. I am so happy I couldn't wait to tell you all about it.
These 3 little oils have over 101 uses. This is a must have for any new essential oil user.
Check out 100 Uses for doTERRA Essential Oils.
And click on the Products tab above and search for Intro Kit (Single) (32180001). I guarantee you will not be sorry.
So many of today's health issues have the same root cause.... inflammation.
Whether it's hormone imbalances; digestive issues; discomfort, aches, or soreness; fatigue; unexplained weight gain or trouble losing weight; sleep issues; seasonal threats; maintaining an already healthy blood pressure or cholesterol issues; head or neck tension.
So many essential oils can address this issue. My favorite is Frankincense. I take a drop daily with my Digestzen and have noticed significant changes.
Give it a try.
White Fir tree is a popular wood for construction because of its combination of strength, versatility, and beauty. It is also a popular choice for Christmas trees. Native Americans used White Fir as a building material and in traditional medicine, specifically to promote healthy respiratory function. Derived from the soft needles of the tree, White Fir essential oil is most noted for soothing sore muscles and joints and supporting clear breathing. Aromatically, White Fir evokes feelings of stability, energy, and empowerment. It can be stimulating to the mind while helping the body to relax.
Clean, crisp, woody, powdery
Apply to cold, achy muscles and joints during winter time.
Joint and Muscle discomfort.
Diffuse or apply to chest to promote clear breathing.
Add 1-2 drops to a hot bath to relax and breathe in White Fir’s cleansing aroma.
Diffuse to reduce mental fatigue at work.
Cold & Flu
Diffuse for an airborne antiseptic.
Here's a great reference list for utilizing capsules. Remember taking oils internally is not recommended for children 6 or under.
Relief of Runny Nose, Cough, Night Sweats, etc.
Immune System Boost
Natural Energy Boost
Bladder Bacteria or Unwanted Pathogens
I found this list today and couldn't wait to share. Over the winter season I've found a couple people with Raynaud's. They have all been helped with Cypress Essential Oil. Great stuff!~
The purifying and germ-destroying properties of Cypress Oil make it a good choice for treating cuts, scrapes, scratches, ... it is also a common ingredient in antiseptic lotions and creams. This quality is specifically due to the presence of Camphene in the essential oil.
Cypress Oil is helpful in curing nearly all types of spasms and the associated problems. It efficiently relieves spasms in the respiratory system and intestines as well as muscular spasms in the limbs. It also helps to cure convulsions, muscle pulls, cramps and spasmodic cholera which can be irritating or dangerous.
Cypress essential oil can help to strengthen your gums and tighten your muscles throughout the body. The main function associated with astringency is contraction, so Cypress Oil makes your gums, skin, muscles and hair follicles contract and prevents teeth and hair from falling out, while tightening up loose skin and muscles.
Here are some Common uses of Cypress:
Decongestant (Lymphatic and Prostate)
Helps protect against unwanted pathogens or bacteria
How can I use it with Essential Oils?
Consider applying 1-2 drops of cypress oil over the forehead and back of the neck 1-2 times a day.
Joint and Muscle Discomfort
Massage 2-3 drops into the area of concern. Consider layering with White Fir and Frankincense.
Unwanted Bacteria or Pathogens
Massage 2-3 drops into the area of concern or into the reflex points of the feet.
Massage 2-3 drops into the area of concern twice a day.
Massage several drops of cypress oil into the feet at least once daily.
Joint and Muscle Discomfort in the Legs or Knees
Massage several drops into the area of concern 1-2 times a day or as needed.
Capillary Wall Strength
Add cypress oil to a massage or massage into the areas of concern and over the reflex point of the feet.
Massage several drops into the hands, wrists, and forearms, moving toward the heart. Try this daily.
Apply 1 drop over the nose and sinuses, avoiding the eyes or mucus membranes.
Massage into the arms and legs, moving toward the heart. Massage 1-2 drops over the heart.
Apply 1-2 drops over the back of the neck and into the reflex points of the feet.
Massage several drops into the areas of concern.
Control Issues (you know who you are!)
Diffuse aromatically or inhale directly from the bottle. Use when processing through issues around trust and fear.
Massage 2-3 drops into the abdomen in a counterclockwise direction.
Apply 2 diluted drops to the lower abdomen with a heating pad or hot compress.
Gently massage into the area of concern in upward strokes toward the heart.
Apply 1-2 drops on the big toe or arches of the feet daily. Use with meditation, journaling, or counseling.
Massage over the lower abdomen and apply a hot compress or heating pad for discomfort, aches, or soreness.
Place 1-2 drops in the palms of your hands, rub together, and cup over the nose and mouth for up to 30 seconds or more as desired.
Flexibility (Physical or Nonphysical)
Apply several drops to the physical areas of concern. Even for nonphysical flexibility, the body will often manifest the same inner rigidness in specific physical areas.
Relief of runny nose, cough, night sweats, etc
Massage 2-3 drops into the reflex points of the feet twice a day.
Add 1 drop of cypress oil to your shampoo each time you wash.
Use aromatically by diffusing in the room or inhaling directly from the palms of your hands.
Apply to the soles of your feet or diffuse throughout the room.
Apply 1-2 drops to the area of concern (I’d definitely dilute first for this one).
Gently massage several drops of cypress oil over the area each day.
Massage 2-3 drops over the entire abdomen daily.
Massage several drops over the back of the neck and the spine several times a week, as well as other areas of concern or the reflex points of the feet. Also consider A Blend For Regular Massage.
Massage 1-2 drops over each arm, moving upward toward the heart. Repeat with the legs. Drink plenty of fluids afterward.
Apply several drops of cypress oil to the reflex points of the feet daily.
Massage 1-2 drops over the lower abdomen during your cycle. Experiment with using it daily between cycles as well.
Massage 2-3 drops into the area of concern as needed. Use during a massage or hot bath.
Follow the same ideas for Muscle Fatigue, above.
Apply one drop over the nose and sinuses, and consider diffusing daily for chronic nose bleeds.
Ongoing Discomfort, Aches or Soreness
Massage 2 drops into the area of concern 1-2 times a day. Also consider Massage Blends or Frankincense.
Inhale directly from cupped hands, or use 1 drop daily over the heart or solar plexus.
Massage 2-3 drops over the chest daily.
Apply 1-2 drops on the soles of the feet. Use with caution and close prenatal care.
Discomfort in the GI Tract
Apply 1-3 drops over the area of concern each day.
Massage several drops over the areas of concern or the reflex points of the feet daily or as needed.
Rub 1 drop of cypress oil into the temples and under the eyes, careful to avoid direct contact with the eye. Or consider the reflex points of the feet (described in the Application Guide linked above).
Add a drop to your cleansing routine 1-2 times a week.
Massage several drops of cypress oil into the area of concern if possible, or over the reflex points of the feet regularly.
Massage several drops of cypress oil into the feet each morning, inhale from cupped hands, or diffuse throughout the room daily.
Apply 1 drop to the temples, 1 drop to the back of the neck, and massage into the reflex points of the feet. (Obviously, WITH medical care.)
Rub 1 drop of cypress oil into the temples and under the eyes, careful to avoid direct contact with the eye.
Massage 2-3 drops into the feet daily. Also consider adding it to a full body massage once a week.
Massage 1 drop over the heart center. If you’re using this daily, get your tissues, journal, and possibly a counselor ready.
Massage 2-3 drops over the chest daily, and/or into the reflex points of the feet.
Urinary Issues (unwanted bacteria or pathogens, function, etc)
Apply several drops to the feet, or directly over the kidneys and bladder. Drink plenty of fluids when using for urinary health. Check out Juniper Berry, too.
Gently apply 1 drop into the area of concern. Consider adding Lemongrass or Peppermint as well.
Massage 1-3 drops of cypress oil into the areas of concern, always moving toward the heart.
I was reading this article this morning and wanted to pass it along to you.
David Crow, L.Ac. has great knowledge about Medicinal Plants, especially if you are interested in them spiritually. He made some great points about why quality is so important. Couldn't wait to share them with you.
Important Points to Know Before You Purchase Essential Oils written by David Crow, L.Ac.
There are many essential oils on the market and it can be overwhelming to sort out the differences between various companies and suppliers. It is important to understand the following terms before purchasing essential oils so that you are sure you are getting therapeutic quality essential oils from a supplier that you trust.
In the US, the term “pure” has no legal meaning and is often applied to just about anything. Do not rely on the term pure when shopping for essential oils. It is best to do through research on any essential oil company before purchasing their essential oils. In the case of Floracopeia Blends you will see that we use the term “pure essential oil blend” to indicate that the blend is comprised of essential oils only with no fillers or carrier oils.
2) Synthetic Fragrances
Certain oils do not exist in a natural state, and are only available as synthetic fragrances or “bouqueted” fragrances (combination of essential oils, absolutes, and synthetics). These include honeysuckle, linden, gardenia, frangipani. Typically you can smell the difference between a synthetic fragrance of rose and the actual essential oil or absolute. If a line of “essential oils” is all priced the same it is good to suspect that these oils are in fact synthetic. Reason being that true essential oils range in cost based on the cost of production (labor, plant mater required, etc).
The more expensive an oil, the more risk of adulteration. Some oils are highly adulterated, such as melissa (lemon balm), rose, and sandalwood. Some oils such as birch are substituted with wintergreen, a less expensive, similar essential oil.
4) Chain of Supply
The fragrance industry has many levels of buyers and suppliers. The more levels that are involved, the more there is risk of adulteration. Large volumes of oils are sold as “genuine” and “pure,” which are not. False advertising is rampant in the aromatherapy world. It is best to get oils from a supplier that works directly with the distiller. A long term relationship with a trustworthy distiller is key in the aromatherapy industry to assure that high quality essential oils are produced and accurately sold. Aromatic Intelligence: The Healing Power of Essential Oils 8
Lower grades of oils are frequently sold as higher. A good example is ylang ylang. Floracopeia sells both the Superior Ylang Ylang which is the first stage of distillation, as well as the Ylang Ylang Complete which is a combination of all four stages of distillation. In this case the different grades are clearly labeled for customers to select their preference, whereas other companies may sell Ylang Ylang Complete labeled as Superior to increase their profit.
Many oils are “extended” using synthetic or natural solvents. Expensive oils are frequently extended with jojoba. Some oils are extended to make them more pourable. In some case, like botanical perfumes from Floracopeia, this is clearly notated. Other times a company uses this method to offer a less concentrated product that reduces their cost of production.
Found this great line about Instant Gratification at my chiropractors office.
Instant Gratification: Using anything artificial for short term results can be disastrous.
Solving a short term problem with drugs, alcohol, modern medicine, or any "feel good" act usually ends in disastrous, and many times long term, results.
Although Essential Oils can give you some instant gratification, they are not artificial. They are truly pure and get to the root of the problem. They don't just cover them up.
Deep Blue Soothing Blend is a great example. It doesn't just cover the discomfort, ache, or soreness, it actually gets into our system and relieves puffiness.
Lavender is another wonderful oil. The aroma is very appealing and calming to many, and the therapeutic benefits range anywhere from seasonal & environmental threats, cuts and burns, to anxious feelings.
Get some "healthy" Instant Gratification and become addicted to Essential Oils like I did!
I learned this little fact the other day and wanted to share it with you.
Essential Oils are great on people, but they also work wonders on our pets. I'll be posting more soon about other animals, but check this out about horses.
To see if a horse will be receptive to a specific oil, hold the bottle up to their nose. Notice what nostril the horse goes to and his reaction to the oil. Horses that like the oil may flare their nostrils, go for the bottle, or try to even nuzzle it right in your hand!
They may also smell with one particular nostril, then go to the other nostril. Watch to see which they do first. If they smell with their left nostril, they may need some Emotional support. If they smell with their right nostril, they probably need some Physical support.
Keep in mind, if your horse smells an oil from the left nostril first for a certain physical condition, then it shows that there is an emotional component that led to the physical issue. The emotional component should be addressed first.
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