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Archive for May 2014

Amazing Benefits of Using Wild Orange Essential Oil

Wild orange essential oil contributes enormously to a number of health benefits to mankind. Although it is not used so frequently as regular sweet orange oil, wild orange is known to have more effective and stronger properties. Some of the remarkable properties of this essential oil are as follows:

  • Antispasmodic
  • Antidepressant
  • Antiseptic
  • Tonic
  • Digestive
  • Sedative

Orange Essential Oil

It is one of the most versatile, powerful and aromatic essential oils. Pure wild orange oil is excellent for disinfecting and killing pathogens and fungus. Quality Online Aromatherapy Consultation can show you how effectively it can work against flu and colds, and for especially when it is used during their early stages. Wild orange also helps in eliminating toxins from the body by stimulating the lymphatic system. It’s uplifting, energizing as well as sedative properties assist in supporting the terrain by instilling a feeling of peace.  

The main component of wild orange is limonene which makes it a great immunostimulant.  The limonene component is also anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant which may even aid in enhancing the skin. Wild orange is very uplifting to the human mind and emotions and is able to enhance physical energy, thereby elevating an upset mood. Hence, it is often said to be an oil of possibility or abundance as it can stimulate a person's mind and heart, opening them to the potential which surrounds them. Its uses in your day to day life will definitely boost your ability to accept all the goodness that life offers.

Wild orange essential oil can affect an individual in different ways, starting from helping you to release mental trauma or fear to widening your perspective and inspiring your vision and creativity. In today’s stressful lifestyle, it can truly help a person tap into their own liveliness and sense of humour, so that challenges can be encountered without the weight that often weakens your ability to navigate them. Wild orange, cold-pressed from the orange peel is perfect for energizing and revitalizing. It is also widely used for its wonderful citrusy odour.

Choose The Right Aromatherapy Candle To Ignite Your Senses

Scented aromatherapy candles can amazingly provide an olfactory benefit. These traditional products are basically designed for maximum scent and minimum smell caused by the burning of paraffin, wax and various other chemicals. When it comes to searching for the ideal aromatherapy candle, along with the aromatherapy scents there are some other considerations too. Quality aromatherapy workshops can help you learn the basics of essential oils which will help determine the best aromatic candle for your lifestyle.

Aromatherapy Candle

Why Use Aromatherapy Candles

Candles composed of a synergy of essential oils can magically ignite your senses. Since most of them are used for therapeutic purposes and are popular for their holistic, health and medicinal benefits, these products are in great demands among herbalists, massage therapists and candle lovers. Aromatherapy candles have numerous benefits to your mood and well-being.

There are various aromatic blends that go well with every occasion. For example, you can try a blend of Rosewood, Palmarosa and Cedar to calm your senses. On the other hand, if you are yearning for a good night's sleep, an amalgamation of Lavender and Roman Chamomile will be absolutely perfect for you!

Choosing The Right Natural Candle

Let’s have a discussion on some of the major uses of such scented candles and their benefits:

  • For energy, try focusing on fragrances like peppermint, grapefruit, vanilla, orange and rose.
  • To relax your soul, mind and body, a lavender candle performs well. Lavender is considered the most popular of all essential oils due to its relaxation properties. It is a favourite among yoga enthusiasts, massage therapists and meditation and relaxation professionals. Lavender also acts a beneficial sleeping aid.
  • To clear your mind and enhance focus, try using a sweeter natural scent such as sweet orange or sage. These scents are wonderful for studying, deep thoughts and reflections.
  • Although aromatherapy scented candles are not intended for treating illness, they can help in relaxing your state of mind making you feel better. If you are having a headache, fatigue or nausea, trying a eucalyptus candle can make you feel relaxed.

You can use aromatherapy candles to fill your room with divine scents. In the field of aromatherapy, special aromatic candles seasoned with essential oils play a major role in treating a human mind and body as a whole. Breathing in the fragranced, fresh air helps in soothing the body of an individual, thereby making him feel invigorated. These candles are not only limited to home uses hence, it can be a great gift to your friends or loved ones. 

My Aromatic Journey Into Holism

yin_yangI wanted to share some of things that I am currently working on.  I have been very busy enhancing my knowledge about life and aromatherapy.  The reason I say life is because I was introduced within the last few years to meditation and of recent months I have been studying the five elements in TCM.  It amazes me because my path is all tying together.  Aromatherapy brings balance to an unbalanced state and yin and yang is all about balance.  That is why you have the small amount of yang in yin and vice versa. 

This past week I was fortunate to be able to learn from a very knowledgeable and loving person; Rhiannon Lewis.  The class was entitled Clinical Aromatherapy and infectious diseases.    Learning to formulate from another perspective is priceless but it also reaffirmed a belief that has been previously developed which is to support the terrain. 

What is terrain?  To summarize it briefly, if a person’s terrain is weakened this allows the bacteria which can create illness to take effect.  Our terrain is based on several factors.  It is inherited, based on our diets, our energetic levels or stress levels and dependent on the amount of toxins that have been presented.  When working towards bringing about balance and healing the terrain is of most importance.  This is why when blending to support certain unbalanced states in the body a synergy should be created to address the mind.  I call it the mind body connection. 

Diet plays a huge role for obtaining balance.  You are what you feed yourself.  So if you continue to nourish yourself with junk that is what your body will respond to.  The body needs nutrients which can be derived from green leafy vegetables and fruits.  On a personal level I have made major changes in my diet and have incorporated probiotics and exercise.   I have noticed significant improvements in my health. 

 I love aromatherapy and the theory of feeling good.  Our bodies are our temples and we must take care of it and treat it with the upmost respect.  I am not stating that this is a cure for anything but it is worth a try to live a happy, healthy and fulfilled life.

I do plan to continue to share my journey towards holism (treating the body as a whole) and hope that you will learn and share from your experiences.


Disclaimer:  This article is for informational purposes only.  It is not meant to treat, diagnose or cure any diseases.

image by Krzysztof Szkurlatowski;;

Benefits of Lavender Oil in Aromatherapy

Lavender is a genus of 39 types of flowers and can be found extensively in regions with temperate climates. This ornamental plant is cultivated for its essential oil which is derived from it. The oil is far more, in fact 70% more powerful than the real flowers. In the world of distilled essential oils, it can be said to be among the safest. It is also very popular since it has multiple uses. In fact, during ancient times it used to symbolize purity and cleanliness; Lavare, the Latin derivative means ‘to wash’.

Lavender Oil - Aromatherapy

Those who have attended essential oil classes know that lavender oil acts as a miracle treatment for aching muscles, burns, acne, insomnia, wounds, cuts, skin problems, headache, stress, sinusitis, thus stating that the list is quite long. In fact, when you use this your mind will immediately get a relaxing and calming effect, releasing tension and de-stressing you instantly.

As Antiseptic– There are various germicidal compounds in the oil which makes it a perfect weapon to tackle all kinds of bacteria, viruses and fungi. In case your workplace or home has some kind of cold bug going through, then this oil may be used in diffusers for cleansing the air. In fact, for those who are especially susceptible to illnesses and colds, the essential oil may be added to a bottle of water and then spritzed on transmission areas such as doorknobs, phone, etc. During humid season, our feet often suffer from fungal problems; the oil can help deodorize and tackle fungus if you spray it inside your shoes. Respiratory problems may be battled as well through vapour form.

Aiding in Sleep– There are a lot of people who suffer from stress and insomnia. This is a very serious problem which may be tackled in a natural way. Instead of taking sleeping pills or anti-depressants, simply sprinkle a drop of lavender oil each night on your bed sheet. After inhaling the relaxing smell you may find it easier to sleep. In fact, lavender oil and geranium oil are mild sedatives that contain some compounds which relieve anxiety by slowing the brain waves.

Healing Burns– When we get burned, we often get scars. You must know one thing that some scars result from germs and bacteria. But lavender essential oil with its antiseptic properties helps prevent infection. The skin also recovers speedily since it aids healthy tissue formation. The burn may be treated with this diluted oil a few times each day until the area gets healed. A diluted solution may be spritzed on larger areas. Even in case of sunburn you can use this. First calm the skin by a cold shower and then either spray on a mixture of lavender oil and water or apply a mix of the oil and aloe vera gel.

Insect Repellent– Instead of opting for the chemical ridden sprays which are full of harmful stuff, you might opt for lavender oil since it is like an insect repellent. All you have to do is soak a cotton ball with it and put it in areas which you want to make insect-free. Even if you have been bitten by insects you can apply a few drops of this diluted oil directly on the bitten area to relieve the sting.

When people undertake essential oil classes, they are introduced to the hugely beneficial world of lavender essential oil. It is very easily available and it is always best to opt for natural things instead of jumping to chemicals first. Even the Egyptians used to love the wonder potion which acts as a wonderful skin care resource as well by promoting even skin tone, cell formation and circulation. So it is high time for you to adapt the same.