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How to Carefully Apply Aromatherapy on Children?

When your child suffers from an illness, you try every best possible way to help your child attain quick recovery. You spend money on costly medical checkups, examinations and even go for top notch consultations. However, these treatments may result in side effects and the outcomes may become severe over time. If you want to safeguard your child’s future, select the aromatherapy route. The only thing you need to know is the proper selection and application of essential oils.

Aromatherapy on childrenEssential oils are extracted from aromatic plants. These oils are distilled from fruits, flowers, leaves, roots, resins, wood and seeds. These oils are used for attaining healing goals. These oils are available through qualified aromatherapy instructors and certified stores.

Essential Oils Should Be Used Correctly:

Essential oils offer desired results when used with respect and knowledge. When used with awareness, these oils may be able to be used safely with less chance of harmful reactions for a child.

To stay at safe side, you should research about the oil, which you will be using for your child’s treatment. Alternatively, you can seek aromatherapy consultation from a licensed and experienced aromatherapy practitioner.

Essential Oils Have Therapeutic Properties:

Aromatherapy oils can work great at supporting your child’s health, happiness and well-being. These oils offer therapeutic effects to your child. Essential oils should be used externally for children. These oils can be mixed with gels, body lotions, bath water and other formulations and applied topically.

Effects of Aromatherapy:

• Helping child to get quality rest

• Supporting child’s overall sense of well-being

• Healing from minor accidents and illnesses

Always Purchase Essential Oils from Trusted Source:

When you wish to use essential oils on your child, ensure that you purchase those oils from a reputed supplier. Check whether such products are laboratory tested that so that those are safe for your child’s health. After purchasing these oils, you should keep them in cool location and stored safely away from your child to avoid accidents.

Methods of Applying Essential Oils:

Essential oils can be used in two ways, which are inhalation and topical application. Which method is applicable to your child can be best known after undergoing online aromatherapy consultation with an aromatherapy expert.

In case of topical application, the essential oil is diluted with a carrier oil and then applied topically. If you select the inhalation process, you need to arrange for nebulizer or diffuser.

In case of topical application, aromatherapy oils are diluted in varying strengths. The selection of strength depends on the age of the child.

Essential Oils for Children:

Some essential oils provide children with great healing effects. When used with a carrier such as Jojoba oil it may make hair strong and soothes skin.  Grape seed  oil can be used safely on children.

Massaging with Essential Oils:

A child requires love, touch and nurturing from the parents. Past studies have shown that massage can help children grow emotionally and physically. In case of premature baby, the ability to thrive grows with touch.

Essential oils can be used to massage child’s hands, arms, feet, abdomen, back and legs. Massage should be performed with loving intention and done by following the direction of blood flow.

Sweet almond oil is used as carried oil but if your child has nut allergies grape seed oil is a great alternative.   For restful sleep, a blend of Roman Chamomile and lavender oil is essential. A massage with a synergy of Neroli and rose oil promotes happiness in your child. Emotional nurturing can be done with a mix of vanilla, rose and lavender oil.

Inhalation:

If it has been suggested that your child utilize inhalation, it would behoove you to purchase a diffuser for the home.   A mixture of lavender, bergamot, geranium and right quantity of water can be used as spray to relieve your child from anxiety.

Aromatherapy works safely on child’s health. Essential oils used during the treatment promote well-being to your child.

Disclaimer:  This article is for informational purposes only.  It is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure a disease.  Please always consult with a licensed health professional when working with natural alternatives.

How Aromatherapy Workshops Can Help in Making Herbal Lip Balm?

Your smile can make a lasting impression if you have healthy lips. However, there is a problem; lips dry out often. That is why people use lip balms to keep lips in proper condition. However, commercial lip balms may contain harsh chemicals that can leave adverse effects on lips. You can attain safe results when you use herbal lip balms. But, how to prepare herbal lip balms? Attending aromatherapy workshops can be of great help.

Aromatherapy Workshops

A lip balm made of natural ingredients including essential oils can help to heal, soothe and protect your lips effectively. You can prepare the formulation at your home. Before that, it would be beneficial to have hands on training by the experts. Aromatherapy Oasis offers an excellent workshop on preparing herbal lip balm.

Preparing Base

The first step of making natural lip balm is the formulation of the base. The base is created with wax, liquid oil and vegetable butter taken in correct proportion. The ratios can vary depending on the wax, oil and butter you choose. You will be taught the right ways of preparing the base at the aromatherapy workshops. At such workshops, you will also learn how much the lip balm is effective. If the balm is too hard, you need to add more butter or oil. If the balm is soft, you have to add more wax. Once the base is prepared, you need to add some scents, color and additives to make the balm usable.

Scents That Can be Used

Lip balms can be scented in many ways. The best way is to use essential oils. Certain essential oils can be used while preparing lip balm. The selection of oil should be done with care and this is where Aromatherapy Oasis will guide you. This online workshop also makes you aware of a few essential oils that are sensitive to skin and become toxic if ingested accidentally. Therefore, you are advised not to use those oils. Essential oils that work great in lip balm are

• Sweet orange essential oil

• Spearmint oil

• Lavender oil

• Peppermint oil and much more

Mint oil adds tingling, refreshing sensation to the lip balm. This is the popularly used essential oil to add scent to the lip balm.

Recommended Additives

There are ingredients that you can add enhancing the healing properties of lip balm.  Lecithin is a popular additive, which may give  the lip balm an  extra creamy texture. The additives should be added in right proportion to attain the desired outcome. Vitamin E oil can also be added in small quantity to the formulation so that the lip remains healthy.

Choosing Color for Your Lip Balm

Adding color to your lip balm makes the formulation appealing. A lip balm can be colored in natural ways by adding a natural tinting herb into the oil that you choose. The best part of such natural herb is that it adds color to the balm and does not leave any mark on your lips.

Method of Preparation

Take the right quantity of butter, wax and oils and heat those over medium heat in a double boiler. When the mixture has melted, remove it from heat. When the mixture becomes slightly cool, add additives, color and essential oils. Then transfer the mixture into lip balm jars or tubes quickly. Once the balm cools completely, you may cap and label your creation.

Now you need not spend money on commercial lip balms. By attending aromatherapy classes online at Aromatherapy Oasis, you can make safe and natural lip balms. Get ready to provide your lips healthy nutrients as well as look stunning.

How Aromatherapy E-Books Can Ensure Peaceful Sleep

They say that a good day starts after a good sleep. We understand how significant the saying is when we hear people describing how much effort they put to avail a good sleep amid various worries and tension. It is very important to sleep well to lead a happy and healthy life.

Today, many people complain about the lack of sleep or insomnia. Facing difficulties to sleep well or even falling asleep has become a major distraction in enjoying a happy life. However, it is not that the problem is incurable. By using some essential oils through natural and simple methods, one can get relief from such problems. Here are some easy steps that can help you in enjoying a better sleep.

Understand the Role of Essential Oil in Good Sleep

Before applying essential oils with the hope of enjoying a good sleep, you should know that such oils cannot address the root cause of the problem, but it can help your body and mind to be relaxed before hitting the bed at night.

Essential oils are made of leaves, flowers, stems and bark or roots of various types of plants. You will be happy to learn that essential oils are highly concentrated and a few drops can provide you many benefits.

aromatherapy ebookHow Essential Oils help you to sleep well

Essential oils put an effect on your body and mind differently and you should learn which type of oils work as an aide for good sleep. If you have researched about the essential oils then you must have noticed the combination of chamomile essential oil, Marjoram essential oil, Lavender essential oil, Vetiver essential oil or Valerian essential oil. Lavender and Chamomile are valuable solution of reducing depression, while Marjoram, Vetiver and Valerian essential oils are good for making your mind and body relaxed calm along with lowering the anxiety. Thus, these essential oils can effectively help to calm your mind, which eventually leads to good sleep.

Get Right Essential Oils That Can Address Your Problem

However, along with buying essential and carrier oil from retailers, you can also consider buying a scent that will make the process more pleasurable. When using the essential oils, you will find them highly concentrated and you will have to dilute them by using the carrier oil. Here are some examples of carrier oils:

•    Apricot kernel oil
•    Sweet almond oil
•    Olive oil
•    Avocado oil
•    Sesame oil

Read the Instructions on Label

You can find a plenty of essential oils, but before picking up the right product, you should know that essential oils are made of different properties and produce for different purposes. Thus, you should read the label before purchasing it, because the wrong use of such oils can introduce other complications like skin patch and itching.

You will be able to find all the information about the essential oil written on the label and you must read them carefully to avoid the side effects.

E-Books for Better Understanding

You know that there are many types of essential oils. However, you don’t know much about how to use them. What should be the right proportion? How can it actually help you to get a good sleep? Going through some good Aromatherapy eBooks could help you in addressing your problems effectively.

One good example of the books on Aromatherapy would be ‘Essential Oil Recipes that Offer Support for Peaceful Sleep,’ by Aromatherapy Oasis. This ebook helps in learning how aromatherapy works, benefits of aromatherapy, 20 different essential oils recipes, resources, blending guidelines and safety.

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