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Use Cedarwood Essential Oils To Derive Health Benefits

Nature provides us with sustenance, which more often than not we tend to overlook and exploit only to face adverse consequences. Nature has endowed our surroundings with several beneficial elements, which if used holistically, can help us to lead our lives in a better way. Among such beneficial elements, medicinal plants or the essential oils derived from such plants come as a boon to promote a healthy living.

Although there is a plethora of essential oils with a wide range of health benefits, the one derived from Juniperus Virginiana tree found in North America aka Cedarwood oil has a prominent usage in aromatherapy consultation for its antifungal, antiseptic, astringent and sedative properties.

Synthesis of Cedarwood oil:

The use of cedar oil has a hoary past dating back for many years. The active ingredients of the oil with multiple health benefits are alpha & beta cedrene, widdrol, cedrol, and thujopsene. The essential oil is extracted through a process of steam distillation from the pieces of a cedar tree.

Benefits of Cedarwood oil:

Antiseptic:

The germicidal property of this essential oil can help in destroying the microbes from growing in a wound thus preventing it from festering. Moreover, the oil has a beneficial effect on our immune system and helps the body in their fight against the onslaught of bacterial infections.

Anti-inflammatory:

The oil is found to be beneficial in reducing inflammation, especially in cases of arthritis. The method of usage is through topical application or inhalation thus bringing about relief from the debilitating joint and muscle pain, besides helping to reduce the stiffness of joints.

Diuretic:

The topical application of cedarwood essential oil on the belly and bladder areas can help in increasing the frequency of urination. This, in turn, can help in relieving symptoms such as excess water and fat that is manifested in the body. The diuretic property of this oil can be of help in conditions like hypertension, obesity, and urinary tract infections. However, you should not use it unless you have gone through essential oil classes or have been guided by a certified aromatherapist like Ms. Yolanda Cathcart of Aromatherapyoasis. This is due to the fact that a higher concentration of the oil can have side effects.

General wellbeing:

Just like other wood oils, cedarwood has the ability to garner strength for the user. This oil can keep us grounded and rooted. It opens up breath and can be useful during times of stress and anxiety. The above-mentioned attributes makes it very beneficial for ones wellbeing.

Regulate Menstruation:

The use of this oil can help in regulating the menstrual cycle in women thus helping to reduce the severity of associated conditions such as nausea, cramps, fatigue, and mood swings. The oil can help in stimulating various hormones of the endocrine gland as well. It would take time to see improvement because of the endocrine system.

Relief from Cough and Cold:

Working as an expectorant, cedar oil can help in removing phlegm from the respiratory tract thus providing relief in conditions of cough, cold and chest congestion. Upon applying this oil, that is, only after reading relevant ebooks on aromatherapy, you can get relief from associated conditions of cold and cough like headache, loss of sleep and watery nose.

The innumerable benefits of cedar oil in conditions like dandruff, acne, dermatitis, stress, and oily skin, that is, apart from the ones mentioned above, should only be taken after a thorough aromatherapy consultation.

**Disclaimer: This blog is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any sickness or ailments. Please always consult with a Medical Doctor or Physician when addressing health concerns.

Winter Is Wonderful With These Essential Oils.

Winter, arguably the most pleasant time of the year unless you live in the Arctic region, brings in its wake health issues like skin ailments, allergies, cold, cough, and flu. These ailments are generally triggered by micro organisms like bacteria, fungus, and virus that are present around us, and tend to multiply during this season. Moreover, as we remain cooped indoors to escape the cold outside, the increased concentration of these organisms inside can further add to our health woes.

So, how do you meet these health challenges? by using synthetic drugs? Well, the answer should be an emphatic No! For using synthetic drugs can mean inviting additional trouble in the form of myriad side effects.essential oils in winter aromatherapy

This is where the science of aromatherapy can help you in dealing with such ailments in a natural way. The essential oils extracted from flowers, roots, barks, and leaves of plants (or trees) have anti bacterial, anti fungal, anti viral, anti inflammatory, expectorant or decongestant properties. In fact, these have been used since ancient times in different cultures and civilizations around the world. The best part of using aromatherapy or essential oils is that, unlike synthetic drugs, these are relatively safe. However, you must go through essential oil classes or online aromatherapy consultation before using them.

The following essential oils can be of good help in combating the ailments that we face in winter.

Lavender:

The advent of winter means a preponderance of nasal congestion, cold and cough. Lavender, with its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-depressant properties can be of help in treating head and muscular aches associated with a cold or flu. Also, the dry and cold wind in this season can leave your skin flaky and rugged with annoying crease lines. This condition can be alleviated by applying this particular essential oil in a diluted carrier thanks to its cell regenerative properties.

Cardamon:

The essential oil combines aromatic as well as therapeutic properties. It lends itself to be blended with other oils such as spice oils, wood oils, and citrus oils among others, and can be used for its energizing or mood enhancing effect. It can help to fight conditions like loss of appetite, stress, fatigue, and depression, not to mention its use as an aphrodisiac. Again, Cardamon essential oil should be used diluted in a carrier. You can receive proper training in using this oil by partaking in an aromatherapy workshop. Education is important in learning proper dilution guidelines in order to avoid unsafe practices that can create unwarranted health issues, especially in children.

Oregano:

The reason we often end up suffering from ailments during winter (and in other seasons as well) is our weak or compromised immune system. This is where Oregano with its powerful immune boosting properties can help us to fight winter induced ailments like cold, cough, and flu. In addition to strengthening our immune system, Oregano’s anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties can help in the decongestion of nose, throat, and chest. In fact, thanks to its multitudinous beneficial properties, the oil can be the perfect treatment for winter related ailments. Moreover, the oil can induce a feeling of calm leading to get a better sleep. Please note that this oils should be used with awareness due to its high phenol content.

Lemon:

The winter season aids the growth of microorganisms around us. Thus, the use of lemon oil to clean our surroundings of germs can be of help thanks to its powerful anti-bacterial quality. The mood enhancing ability of this citrus oil can help you to fight stress as well.

Peppermint:

We have often used this as a mouth freshener. However, its powerful mood enhancing quality can be used to fight stress and fatigue. Peppermint has an immune boosting property too, which if used after going through an aromatherapy workshop or essential oil classes, can be helpful in fighting health issues that we face during the winter season. The oil can provide relief from a headache caused due to sinus pressure.

Frankincense:

The oil’s immune boosting property can help you to fight ailments that are common in the winter season such as cold, cough, allergies, and flu.

Cinnamon:

The essential oil can be extracted from the bark as well as leaves, and can be mood stimulating. Keep in mind that the oil from the bark and the oil from the leaf have different safety concerns. It is better to diffuse the oil from the bark because it can be very irritating if applied to the skin. Importantly, the oil can be helpful in supporting the immune system and provides anti-viral properties.

Winter should be enjoyed and not to be spent huddled inside the room due to sickness. Make use of the aromatic or essential oils to combat the microorganisms that multiply during this time of the year, besides boosting your immune system. However, before you embark upon using these essential oils, learn about their right use through aromatherapy workshop or online aromatherapy consultation.

Ebooks On Aromatherapy – Your Personal Aromatherapist

Have you heard about the beneficial effect of essential oils? If yes, you must have wondered about using them as well. However, given that there are a fewer number of certified aromatherapists available and a considerable lack of information about the application of essential oils, you must have given the thought a go by. Not anymore! For there are many books on the subject including aromatherapy ebooks. These books can be your personal aromatherapist for they contain detailed information on various health benefits of essential oils including the number of ways to use them.

Not only that, there are many credible institutes that offer aromatherapy education online wherein you can learn the nuances of this alternative therapy from the comfort of your home or anywhere else. Given the range of essential oils used in aromatherapy, there are plenty of books describing them. Let’s discuss a few topics that are mentioned in the aromatherapy ebooks from Aromatherapy Oasis. However, care must be taken to download the ebooks only after satisfying yourself of their contents.

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Fragrant Ecstasy:

The book describes aromas of select essential oils that induce a feeling of romance. It dwells on how throughout history aromas played an important role in the realm of erotica. The fact that essential oils can trigger a raft of emotions in us owes its impact on our limbic system, the supposed seat of emotions in our nervous system. The particular ebook deals with various energetic properties and safety aspects of essential oils. It is a sort of beginner’s guide that contains around twenty different essential oil recipes and tips on romance. Importantly, the ebook is for an educative or informative purpose only and does not guarantee any diagnosis or cure of ailments. To know more about essential oils you can go through essential oil classes, online or in person. You can purchase this ebook at a nominal price of $0.99.

How to make a handmade soap:

Yes, you can learn about making handmade soap from this ebook. The ebook explains in detail the process of soap making with topics like –

 

  • Defining a soap and how to properly handle the ‘lye’ or sodium hydroxide, the main ingredient by using a lye calculator
  • Properties of various carrier oils and how these can help in customizing the soap – even imbibing it with fragrance
  • Use of herbs to color the soap
  • Where to get the supplies for making soaps or selling them later after packaging
  • Costing $9.99, the ebook has more than 30 pages.

Essential oils to support peaceful sleep:

Insomnia can be real troublesome. It can make you morose or morbid, and squeeze out energy, focus, and appetite, besides inviting a host of ailments such as hypertension, general debility etc. One of the reasons for insomnia can be attributed to the presence of increased stress in your life. The best way to deal with insomnia is to make use of essential oils rather than popping pills which could have side effects. The ebook contains twenty essential oil recipes that can help to fight the demon of insomnia. It contains the following –

  • Defining insomnia and the various causes that lead to it
  • Different types of essential oils, the properties of which can be helpful to give you a sound sleep
  • How aroma can have a positive impact on your psyche
  • Safety aspects to keep in mind while using essential oils
  • Guidelines to blend the essential oils and use of modalities such as aromasticks, massage oil, bath salts, diffuser, and sprays for the room and body
  • You can avail this ebook at a nominal price of $0.99.

Why ebooks on aromatherapy?

Since most of us have started using the internet to avail various services, the past time of reading too has changed its character into e-reading. Thus, downloading an ebook on essential oils or enrolling into online essential oil classes has not only become convenient but cost effective as well. Moreover, the ease of accessing aromatherapy ebooks at any place and time of your choosing comes to your advantage.

The use of aromatherapy ought to be followed to reach the larger goal of leading a healthy lifestyle. However, the therapy should either be guided by a certified aromatherapist or learned from specific books (read ebooks) on the subject as part of the aromatherapy education online.

Make Your Travelling Enjoyable With Essential Oils.

Travelling, be it for professional or personal reasons can evoke a range of emotions in you ranging from happiness to downright anxiety. However, one thing that most of us remain wary of during travel is about facing a health scare. Yes, you don’t want to fall prey to a stomach bug or suffer from bouts of nausea, for such health issues can take the very zing out of travelling. As a result, instead of enjoying the travel you start cursing your fate.

So, what do you do to prevent or face a health issue head on if it does happen during travel? Pop up pills at random? Well, given the side effects of such pills on your organs it would be better to look at the benefits of essential oils. As an integral part of aromatherapy essential oils can work wonders on your system provided you know how to use them. It would be better on your part to acquire aromatherapy education to know the use of such oils for health benefits. On the other hand, using these oils without having the required knowledge can have side effects as well.

Hence, while travelling you can carry essential oils only after following a due aromatherapy consultation process to prevent or face health issues like:

  • Headaches and body aches
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Indigestion and fever
  • Cough and cold
  • Lack of sleep and others

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Better, you ought to go through essential oil classes online from a certified aromatherapist to acquire knowledge on such oils before using them. Let’s discuss the benefits provided by some of these oils in order to get relief or better, prevent such health issues from hitting you unannounced especially while travelling.

For Headaches, Stress, and Anxiety

Peppermint Oil:

Upon applying topically on forehead, neck and shoulders, peppermint oil can have a calming effect on contracting muscles. It can help in stimulating the blood flow to the affected region, which in turn can induce relaxation. So, dilute a few drops of peppermint oil with coconut oil to get relief from headache or bodyache. The best part is that it does not have any side effects unlike painkillers.

Lavender Oil:

The active ingredients of linalool and linalyl acetate present in lavender oil can induce relaxation by affecting our limbic system in a positive way. It also helps in regulating our serotonin levels, which can cause nagging headaches like migraine.

Eucalyptus Oil:

The oil helps in cleansing our body of harmful toxins besides clearing the nasal cavity. The latter benefit can help to reduce or at best eliminate the sinus pressure, which leads to headaches. In fact, eucalyptus oil can have a positive effect on clearing sore throat, cough, cold, and stress – terrible health issues that we often confront during travelling.

Rosemary Oil:

Thanks to its anti inflammatory, analgesic and calming properties, rosemary oil can be of help if you happen to suffer from headache, stomach upset, or fever. Moreover, its application can help in improving mental alertness as well.

For Nausea, Vomiting and Stomach Upset

Ginger Oil:

In addition to its widespread culinary usage Ginger oil’s soothing effect can be of great help in preventing nausea. So, if you are driving on a winding road or travelling for long, inhale the aroma of a drop of ginger oil or diffuse the oil inside your car. And upon diluting with water the oil can be taken internally to get relief from a bout of stomach upset as well.

Lemon Oil:

If you are suffering from motion sickness induced nausea, lemon oil can be of help. Just sniff a few drops of it for that feeling of nausea to vanish. The oil can be of help in GI related ailments like indigestion, bloating, and constipation as well.

Basil Oil:

The carminative properties of this oil can help in combating flatulence, besides nausea and GI tract infections.

For Stress, Anxiety, and Lack of Sleep

Bergamot Oil:

Derived from a hybrid citrus fruit similar to an orange or lemon, the oil is said to produce a calming effect on our body and mind thus help in reducing stress.

Ylang Ylang Oil:

The oil is extracted from the flowers of a tropical tree found in South East Asia. It has a soothing effect on our nervous system, which can lead to a reduction in stress and lowering of blood pressure.

Apart from the above two, there are plenty of oils such as Vetiver, Chamomile, and Valerian that are reported to possess stress busting ability. However, instead of trying out self medication these oils should be used only after going through a proper aromatherapy education. Such an education can be obtained through courses like essential oil classes online or aromatherapy education online.

To combat health issues or to prevent them from affecting your travel, you can make use of the therapeutic properties of essential oils. The application of such oils – only after following an aromatherapy consultation, can make your travel really enjoyable.

Read More: Why Should Anyone Take Classes on Aromatherapy?

The Chemistry Of Monoterpene Essential Oils and Its Benefits

Basically Essential Oils are derived from Nature but they are composed of many chemical components. These components make up chemical families. Some chemical families such as monoterpenes may possess similar therapeutic properties. In some other chemical families such as sesquiterpenes, generalizations cannot be applied.

Essential oils that comprise mostly of monoterpenes are great for deodorizing the air and, they also have mild antiseptic properties. Some monoterpene rich oils provide a rubefacient effect such as Black pepper (Piper nigrum). Listed below are the names of a few major monoterpene rich essential oils. Keep in mind that these oils are prone to oxidizing quicker and, you should not purchase these oils in large amounts. Oxidized oils can cause skin irritation and other issues. Better opt for an Aromatherapy consultation before you purchase these oils off the shelves of any store. This will help you understand which one to buy and in what amount.

8 Essential Oils With Monoterpenes And Their Uses

  • Siberian Fir (Abies sibirica): This one is extremely beneficial as a deodorizer, Anti-inflammatory, and decongestant.
  • Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia): It’s antibacterial, anti fungal, and antiviral properties make it just suitable to be used in skin care products during the cold and flu season.
  • Bergamot (Citrus bergamia): Energetically, this essential oil is a must when used to support stress and anxiety concerns. It is also great to use with cardamom and sweet orange to support digestive issues. This oil does come with a major safety concern because it has phototoxic properties. This means that you should avoid the sun, tanning beds and UV rays for up to 18 hours after using this Essential Oil to avoid burning of the skin.
  • Black pepper (Piper nigrum): This oil possesses many beneficial therapeutic properties. It is great to use for massage in a blend to treat pain and inflammation due to its warming effects. Black pepper also has an affinity to support digestion and it is a great addition to use with oils such as sweet marjoram, bergamot, and sweet orange.
  • Frankincense (Boswellia carterii): The resinous essential oil is excellent for skin care especially for mature dry skin. This oil has many healing properties physically and emotionally. Frankincense is great for addressing pain such as headaches when used in conjunction with lavender or peppermint.
  • Lemon (Citrus limon): This top note oil is bright and energetic. It is great to diffuse with Rosemary to support learning. It has a great circulatory effect and is amazing when a synergy is created using juniper berry and grapefruit essential oil. This is a great oil to use during the cold and flu season and it is beneficial in green cleaning products. Just like bergamot this oil also has phototoxic properties so it is advised to avoid the sun, tanning beds and UV rays for up to 18 hours after use.
  • Neroli (Citrus aurantium var. Amara): This one is a great addition to a facial serum due to its skin healing abilities. You can diffuse it in your home to help filter the air when used as a deodorizer. Lastly, it helps uplift the mood when in a depressed state.
  • Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis): It is somewhat emotional and is highly beneficial for circulating stagnant energy. Great to use in anti-depressant blends, this Essential Oil possesses antibacterial and antiviral properties. Due to its antispasmodic properties, it is excellent to use in an abdominal massage blend for constipation and cramps.

All Essential Oils do not share the same properties. You have to possess a sound knowledge of each or a majority of them to enjoy their benefits. An Aromatherapy education can give you that. These days, you can easily opt for essential oil classes online to enhance your knowledge of Aromatherapy. This will not only help you help yourself but also dozens of people like you who want to try our natural therapies to get rid of their chronic issues. Education is the best way to make that happen. So, get ready for your classes where you can blend different types of oils and do magic with them.

Also Read: Blend Essential Oils Confidently With Aromatherapy Workshops

8 Essential Oils That Provide Relief From Muscle Pains

How many times do you pop pain-killers whenever you suffer from a chronic muscle pain?

Probably you do that every time you have this issue and, you know that you cannot stand down because of it. You go to the nearby pharmacy and you ask them for a pain reliever even without a doctor’s prescription sometimes. But, is it right for our health? These medical drugs have tremendous side effects. You may not be aware of it, but you are doing great harm to your body by popping in analgesics every now and then. On the other hand, there are some Essential Oils that have a positive effect on any kind of muscle pain. This is the reason they are even preferred by the physicians as alternative therapies, quite popular these days.

But,

Are these Essential Oils really effective?

Well, they are. That is the reason why they have become so popular among Naturopathists and Aromatherapists. The Analgesic herbal oils work on chronic pains with little or no side effects. Sometimes, they also have other beneficial effects on the body like:

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Decongestant

  • Anti-depressant

  • Anti-spasmodic

  • Anti-microbial

  • Sedative

However, you should always opt for an Aromatherapy consultation before you use them. The experts will guide you in the best possible manner. According to many people, these alternative therapies, though they take a bit more time than chemical drugs to act on the pain areas, are more effective in the sense they give long term relief from pains. Furthermore, when they are blended with Trauma Oil – a herbal product extracted from Calendula and Arnica flowers and the St. John’s Wort flowering top – the effect increases. But, all Essential Oils cannot relieve you from pain. Let us now see which of them can:

Black Pepper Essential Oil:

Extracted from Black Pepper (Piper nigurm), this oil is extremely effective for chronic muscle pains. What this particular oil does is increase the blood circulation to the affected area and reduce inflammation and gives you the relief you seek. Do you suffer from neck and shoulder pains frequently? The Black Pepper Essential Oil is what you need. However, this oil works better when blended with other essential oils such as Lavender, Peppermint, and Marjoram. Enrol in some Essential Oil classes and learn how to create your own blends easily.

Lavender Essential Oil:

The Lavender Essential Oil has been used for centuries to treat anxiety pains and migraines. According to a study in 2015, it also has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties making it suitable for providing relief in painful conditions. Be it menstrual cramps or the intense pain of a migraine attack, the Lavender Essential Oil helps soothe the body and give you some relief from your despair. The oil contains certain compounds that act as a mild sedative on the body, helping you find some rest when your body is in an tightened condition. You can either apply it topically on your body by diluting it with other mild agents or you can inhale it slowly. However, do not try anything without proper Aromatherapy education. You can also buy some Ebooks on Aromatherapy to know the right ways to get relief from your pains with the help of these useful oils.

Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil:

With its anti-inflammatory and sedative properties, this oil is even recommended by the doctors from WebMD to get rid of neuralgia, headaches, migraine, stomach cramps and etc. These days, most of us working for 8 hours at a stretch sitting in front of the computer screen. This habit creates a lot of problems for us, sometimes giving rise to chronic neck and shoulder pain. Instead of popping painkillers, you can give this Essential Oil a try. When blended with other products like Black Pepper, Peppermint, and Lavender, it shows a huge effect on such headaches and stress related pains in the body.

Peppermint Essential Oil:

Extracted from a hybrid of Spearmint and Watermint, this oil is one of the oldest Essential oils to be used in relieving stress and pain. Menthol is present as a major ingredient which accounts for that refreshing essence. While its antispasmodic effect alleviates nausea, stomach ache and indigestion issues, the analgesic properties relax lower back pains, reduces a headache caused by tension, anxiety or sinus congestion. You should avoid using with children under five years of age and in high amounts.

Rosemary Essential Oil:

According to the University of Maryland, this particular Essential Oil helps improve blood circulation, reduce inflammation and get rid of pain and spasms. This is so effective that the German Government has approved this Essential Oil for analgesic uses. There are several chemotypes of Rosemary essential oils so the one with camphor is great to use to increase circulation.

You have to remember certain things before you start using the aforementioned Essential Oils to get relief from acute pain, headaches, and spasms. For example, it is not wise to apply any essential oil on your body directly from the bottle without diluting it to an extent. Then again, you should keep Essential Oils away from the reach of children. And last but not the least important thing is, do not use Essential Oils on pregnant women without proper research on various essential oils. You never know what allergic reactions that can lead to so refrain from doing anything of the sorts. The Essential Oil classes online will feed you with more such information on these extremely useful but sensitive natural products. If you want, you can go for one to enhance your knowledge and enjoy the benefits.

Have a good day!

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How To Make Natural Bath And Body Care Products

If Nature was a person, it would be sitting, crying in a corner by now. Mother Nature never wanted this world to be what it is. Smoke and pollution have become its ingredients and, artificiality is at its peak. Greenhouse gases are creating big holes in the atmosphere increasing global warming in the process. The polar ice caps are melting away like Spring snow and the beautiful trees are being sacrificed to provide luxury accommodation to the ever-growing population.

Nature did not desire the world to be like this!

It wanted us to live longer and healthier, even if we did not get the comfort, we would still have the convenience. Lives were supposed to be less stressful and bodies, not a strange exhibition of various ailments. But, we can’t change all that now or, can we?

According to specialists, if we turn to Nature again for our day-to-day deliverables, we would be getting its full support. To begin with, we can opt for a more natural lifestyle by using natural products, eat healthily and work out the extra toxins that are building up inside our bodies.

In this post, we are going to discuss how Mother Nature can help us make our own beauty and health products by shunning the extra chemicals that cause adverse effects on our skin.

Top 7 Natural Bath And Body Care Products

A refreshing bath after a long day at work is essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You should take some time out to pamper yourselves so that you can join work the next day with renewed energy. Let us get an idea about the rejuvenating natural bath products that you can prepare at home.

Bath Salts
Have you ever heard of Epsom salt bath soak? It is quite stress-relieving and detoxifying, thus making it essential for the present generations. Considering the amount of stress we go through every single day, the natural bath can help us to a great extent. Also, it is useful to the skin if combined with aromatic agents. You can mix Jasmine and Lavender to calm your nerves, but use tangerine, orange or lemon to induce happiness.

Bath Milk
Natural bath preparations have been popular since the Roman era. And, scented bath milk is one of those techniques that are still used widely. It can be prepared using powdered milk, Epsom salts, Essential oils and flower petals. The ingredients may vary depending on an individual’s preferences but, these four basic substances remain on the list.

Bath Scrub

Essential oil bath scrubs are quite popular. The best thing about them is you can make them at home without spending a fortune. All you need are the right ingredients including the right Essential oils. While the rose petal and coconut scrub breathtaking and heavenly, the Cinnamon and Vanilla scrub is an apt holiday product. However, before you start preparing all these at home, you should opt for some professional advice from a certified aromatherapist. That will help you select the right materials as well as blend them in the right proportions.

Now, coming to the body and skin care, there are a few amazing recipes to make the best-quality natural products at home. However, it is best if you do not try these without the help of a professional aromatherapist.

Lip Balm
A variety of Essential oils like Tangerine, Lavender, Peppermint, and Vanilla can be used to make elegant lip balms at home. Grapefruit and Rose are also used to create highly tempting balms that not only look good but also feel real. This is not to say that the chemicals balms available in the market are unreal but, when Mother Nature touches your lips with her magic wand, you feel beautiful instantly.

Essential Oil Soaps
Be it washing your hands or dressing your wounds, you should always be careful about the kind of soap you use. Essential oil soaps are 100% natural, carrying almost all the useful properties of the ingredient oils, thus providing maximum protection against infection and ailments. Citrus, Tea Tree and Peppermint are the Essential oils used to make naturally healthy soaps.

Deodorant
Needless to say, the aromatic oils are best suited for making natural deodorants. The chemical deodorants available in the market are composed of several questionable ingredients that our bodies may not be quite friendly with. So, why not make your own deodorant at home? You can use a plethora of herbal oils for that purpose. Only you have to understand each one of them properly before blending.

Moisturizers
In the dry season, you cannot ignore the attractive promos that boast of a soft and glowing skin within few days. But, just think for once. What if you can actually make your own creams and lotions at home? Wouldn’t that be just awesome? Well, Essential oils like Clary Sage, Chamomile German, Geranium, Frankincense, Lavender, Rosemary and more can be used to create exquisite aromatic creams and lotions for facial application. These natural products make you look younger and feel better as compared to the chemical substances that reduce the skin’s natural glow.

Even if the recipes of all the aforementioned products are found online, you have to put your faith on a certified aromatherapist to select the right one. In fact, it is better if you do not go for the online recipes and take in-person classes instead, to learn to make these products. Who knows, you may even start your own business in the future. That will be a brilliant way to spread the message of Nature. So, embrace the world of Nature and reap its benefits today.

Also Read: Can Essential oils Help Us Gain Clarity of Thought?

Blend Essential Oils Confidently With Aromatherapy Workshops

Blending aromatic substances is both a work of art and science. However, when you are blending the aromas primarily for the sheer pleasure of its fragrance, you need not pay much heed to the therapeutic properties of the resultant mixture. Having spent years in the perfume industry, the perfumers are both scientists as well as artists. They blend different types of aromatic compounds to form beautiful fragrances. As their basic aim is to create fragrances, they may even use synthetic compounds to enhance the effect.

But, this is not the case for Essential oil blends. In aromatherapy, you have to use natural aromatic compounds to make effective aromatic oil blends. You should not forget that it is an alternative therapy that has some effect on the body, mind, and soul. So, it has to be 100% natural to earn maximum benefits. You may go for an aromatherapy consultation if you wish to evaluate the truth of this statement. No certified aromatherapist will ever tell you to mix even a single synthetic substance with the naturally derived essential oils.

Let us now learn something more about blending different types of Essential Oils.

The Basics Of Essential Oil Blending:

The first thing that you should know about Essential Oils is they can be categorized based on their different types of aromas. For example, the floral aromatic compounds include Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, while the Earthy ones include Vetiver, Patchouli, Oakmoss and etc. There are a wide variety of categories based on the principle of aroma. Essential oils of the same category blend well with each other. But, there are exceptional cases too, when the compounds from one category blend well with that of other categories like:

  • Florals blend well with Woodsy ones
  • Spicy oils with Florals, Citrusy and Oriental
  • Minty with Woodsy and Herbaceous oils

You will gain a better idea about these in your aromatherapy workshops.

Essential Tips For Blending Essential Oils:

  • Use natural ingredients only. Essential Oils, grain alcohol, CO2s, carrier oils, water, and herbs are some of the ingredients you can use when blending.
  • Start by blending small quantities (about 5-25 drops). That way you will save more on your experiments.
  • Start blending first with the Essential oils, Co2, and absolutes. If you like the blend, you can go ahead with alcohol and carrier oils. If you don’t, you do not have to waste any of these products.
  • Store your blends in 2ml amber bottles called “Shortie” that you can either buy online or get from an aromatherapy vendor.
  • Note down every detail of the experiment – the oils you have used, their chemical properties, uses, and amounts. Also, note down the names of ingredients you have used in the entire experiment.
  • Label your blends properly. Use numbers and symbols if you do not have space to mention everything. Make it aUntitled Document point to explain these numbers in your notebook.
  • Once you have prepared a blend, give it some time to settle down, at least a few days. During that time, the chemical constituents in the oil may round up a bit, altering the aroma to some extent. After that, you can decide whether the experiment was successful or not.

These are the simple tricks. If you wish to know more about Essential oil blending, you have to opt for aromatherapy workshops to learn every single step in detail. You can also get your hands on eBooks on aromatherapy to further your knowledge.

Blending For Therapeutic Purpose:

When you are blending Essential oils to address any particular medical issue, you have to keep two things in mind:

Purpose Of The Experiment: What issue are you planning to address? If you are creating the blend for a specific person, you should note down every single detail about him/her like his/her age, medications, allergies, drug use and alcohol use. This will help you come up with the perfect blend without deteriorating his/her health further.

Safety Requirements: You should be very careful regarding safety. Even all the natural compounds are not always perfect. They may cause allergies and reactions. You have to learn a lot about the side effects and safety precautions of the ingredients you are using in your blends.

A proper aromatherapy workshop will give you all such details before you set off on your own, creating blends that work. Of course, you can self-tutor yourself with eBooks on aromatherapy and essential oil classes online. But, those come later. It would be best if you can opt for an in-person aromatherapy consultation before you start blending those oils. The effects will be better with little or no waste.

Get ready to embark on a journey of beautiful fragrances and natural therapies to do some good to mankind!

***Please note that this article is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to treat, diagnose or cure any disease or ailment.

Also Read: Can Essential Oils Help us Gain Clarity Of Thought

Reasons To Include Essential Oils In Your Vacation Planning

Planning a long vacation? Good! This is the perfect time to unwind in some remote land and rejuvenate your body and mind. But, what guarantee you have that your vacation will be completely according to your expectations? Incidents happen every time, be it sickness, insect bites, accidents or anything that hampers your planned schedule. That is why the travel bugs always carry a first aid kit in their travel bags with all the necessary medicines and equipment to prevent the entire tour from going waste due to unfortunate incidents.

essential oil online classesBut, have you ever thought about including Essential Oils in that bag of yours? Have you ever considered taking useful Essential Oil classes online before you start traveling? You may be wondering, “Why on Earth should I include Essential Oils in my travel companion list? Or, why should I even think about taking some online classes before I go for a vacation?”

Weird, right?

Well, maybe not. You will be surprised to know that many people with wanderlust have a good knowledge of these natural oils, their benefits, and uses. They consider those little bottles quite useful in situations when there is no medical store nearby. Be it a bad headache or an upset stomach, Essential Oils can be used to promote health and wellness while on the road. Besides, they also help you take proper rest and improve your sleep in an alien environ. People who are sensitive to their environment must carry a few Essential Oils to ensure healthy conditions. In case you have allergies, a sound knowledge of Aromatherapy will also help you keep a check on such issues. So, do you get it why those tiny bottles are so important?

But now, you are in more trouble than before. How will you decide which are the must-haves? There are more than a hundred varieties of Essential Oils available. Plus, you can always make your own ones if you ever had an effective Aromatherapy consultation in the past. So, what to do now? No worries at all! Read till the end and you will be glad you did this before setting off.

The 5 Must-Have Essential Oils In Your Travel Kit

Tea Tree Oil: The Tea Tree Oil is said to be exceptionally good for insect bites, sunburns and sores as well as for scratches and cuts. If you do not like the scent of your hand-sanitizer, Tea Tree Oil can serve that purpose as well. So, just do not forget to pack one in your travel kit and then, “Insect Bites or cuts? Bring it on! I have my protection with me!”

Lavender: Basically, this is an all-rounder in the realm of Aromatherapy. Whether it is sunburn or skin irritations like eczema, the Lavender oil will help provide relief. You can also use the natural oil to improve your sleep and calm your kids. Headaches? When you have this Essential Oil with you, the tour will not be interrupted in any way.

Citrus Oil: If you are sensitive to dusty and smelly rooms/bathrooms, Oils like lime, lemon, wild orange, and grapefruit will help you to some extent. Every time you will not be guaranteed a pristine room to stay the night if you are on an adventure. But, a spritz of these oils will help you get rid of the odor and sleep peacefully.

Peppermint: One of the must-haves in your travel kit, this Essential Oil helps you get rid of stress, fatigue or a headache. If you are not feeling like traveling anymore, a wisp of this oil will uplift your mood and instil the confidence to carry on.

Eucalyptus Oil: Do you have a tendency to catch a cold easily? This oil should not be forgotten at any cost then. However, it is extremely sensitive to the skin so do not use it directly on your skin. Dilute it and spray it on your pillow or in the room before you sleep. It helps ease discomfort arising due to common cold and fever.

If you have attended Aromatherapy workshops in the past, you will have some knowledge on the uses and properties of Essential Oil blends. When traveling, include some carrier oils in the kit like coconut oil, sweet almond oil and etc. to blend and dilute different Essential Oils and make your own compositions. This will prove useful in terms of providing assistance and relief in adverse situations.

Opt for reliable Essential oil online classes before your trip to stay prepared for all types of situations. You never know what is to come. But, you can always not let it harm your dream vacation. Invest in a proper carrying case and do not forget to include the carrier oil, even if in a small amount. You will get enough time to blend and experiment if you are not on a tight schedule. Have a great tour!

A Few Impressive Ways Essential Oils Can Better Your Lives

I smell thee, As beautiful as the winds

As gracious as the sky, As deep as the sea

I breathe in and breathe out

And, my mind is free!

The human sense of smell is amazing. Our olfactory nerves can detect and distinguish between 10,000 different kinds of aroma and trigger memories associated with each. This powerful influence of fragrance is being used for the welfare of the human race since the beginning of civilization. The early Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts bear proofs of aromatherapy practices, only the term was coined some thousands of years later in the 20th century. In Egypt, these fragrant oils with extensive therapeutic properties were mostly used for embalming i.e, the preservation of bodies after death. However, Essential oils have come a long way since then.

essential-oil-classes-onlineIt was not before the middle of the 20th century when the French chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé introduced the term “Aromatherapie” to refer to the practice of using Essential Oils to promote health and well-being. However, Aromatherapy was never accepted into mainstream medicine. But, some of the doctors these days, do refer to the practice as a supplementary treatment besides drug usage.

Now, the thing is not about acceptance or rejection. It is about whether you are able to rely on the amazing benefits of essential oils to better your life. Before you base your final decision on any passing statement, let us discuss some facts about these natural oils to clear all your confusion.

Fragrances Can Alter Your State of Mind

Have you ever been in a situation when a particular smell has uplifted your mood instantly? Well, we are not talking about the enticing smell of your favorite dish, but a purer, more natural kind of smell. If you have, then you will understand exactly what is being said here. According to the modern scientists, the fragrances of essential oils have a powerful impact on your nervous system, giving rise to certain physiological as well as mental effects. They also tend to have a considerable effect on the limbic system of your brain that controls both your emotions as well as your memories. That is why certain scents have a profound effect on memories, triggering bits and pieces of past recollections. Furthermore, the scents of Essential Oils also affect the sympathetic nervous system to some extent. However, the changes are subtle and cannot be determined if they are not observed carefully. But, the use of Essential Oils like Lavender, Rose and etc can indeed enhance moods, according to various researches and studies by the modern scientists.

The Scents Reduce Anxiety And Stress

It has been proved over the time that Essential Oils can relieve stress and anxiety, improve sleep and enhance your confidence to some extent. The most probable cause behind this can be its influence on the limbic system of your brain that controls emotions. However, the experts suggest you do not apply the Essential Oils directly on your body without diluting them. Certain aromatic compounds also work best when blended with other substances.

Essential Oils Have Antiseptic Properties

A number of Essential Oils like Oregano, thyme, tea tree, cinnamon, and lemon are known for their antiseptic properties and, they are used to accelerate healing in case of an infection or inflammation. However, you should have a thorough knowledge of each to blend them in the right proportions for maximum effect.

Now that you know the benefits of Essential Oils on your mind and body, let us ponder certain situations where these natural compounds can help improve your life:

  • Workplace Stress – You can use your knowledge of Essential oils to prepare your own compounds and combat workplace stress. You can use it in a diffused form or you can have a personal inhaler, whichever seems convenient for you. It will also help reduce sleep issues.

  • Reduce Acne – Some Essential Oils have antibacterial properties like the Tea Tree oil. You can use it in a diluted form to get rid of pimples or acne.

  • Quit Smoking – Unable to give up on smoking? Helichrysum, better known as the “compassionate oil” may help you quit this bad habit. It is widely used in massage therapies, blended with some carrier oil.

  • Helping Your Baby Sleep – Do you go through the struggles of taking your toddler to bed every night? A dilution of ½ a percent total blend of Roman Chamomile and Lavender oil can solve your problem.

Gain confidence – Basil, Nutmeg, and Cinnamon are said to build concentration and increase confidence. You can use it before going for an interview or a presentation.

There are umpteen ways in which Essential Oils can help improve your lives. But, it is not advisable to trust blindly on the products displayed on the store shelves. When you are about to buy Essential Oils, it is crucial to lay more stress on purity than ever. The purity of an Essential Oil varies with differences in harvesting, distillation, manufacture and storage. So, the best thing will be to do your due diligence when searching for a reputable supplier of essential oils when wanting to obtain oils to blend. You need to have a sound knowledge on the different types of Essential Oils, their individual properties and blending proportions to create your own compositions. You can opt for Essential Oil classes online or an in-person Aromatherapy consultation to gain a better insight into the world of fragrances. When you are experimenting with nature, be careful about what you do. It is not wise to embark on this journey without any help. But, if you can do it properly, there is no end to the amazing secrets you are going to reveal and the mysteries that will be unfolded.

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