Used as a popular base note in perfumes, patchouli oil is a time-tested remedy for relieving stress, depression, and sexual anxiety as well. Applied topically, the oil is not only a potent antidote for skin infections like staph/candida, but can take care of acne and dandruff too. It can even help keep off mosquitoes, bedbugs, thanks to its insecticidal properties.
Bergamot essential oil is widely used in cosmetics, food products like tea, and in folk remedies. But its anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial properties make it a good therapeutic option for soothing skin irritations and relieving joint and muscle pains too. When used in aromatherapy preparations, the oil also helps soothe nerves and reduce anxiety and stress.
Take 1t of turmeric powder with warm milk, every morning and before bedtime on a regular basis. Up your intake of citrus fruits, garlic, horseradish (if you hate the strong flavor, mix it with honey!) in your daily meal plan. Dip a cotton bud in tea tree oil and apply it along the nasal passage at least twice a day.
Often caused by seasonal allergies, sinus congestion can make it difficult for you to breathe or sleep. To make your own sinus relief essential oil blend - add 70 drops eucalyptus oil, 10 drops each of rosemary verbenon, peppermint, and tea tree oil to a 5ml euro dropper bottle and mix well. For best results, use the blend (1-3 drops) as a respiratory steam.
An unpleasant smell from the hair is intrusive and daunting. Various reasons like an oily scalp, dandruff, applying conditioner to the scalp, excessive sweating, pollution, bacterial infection, and fungal infection contribute to the odor. While some are the results of poor hygiene, some are due to hormonal imbalances or environmental factors.[.....]
Chest congestion is a very uncomfortable condition that is caused by the build up of mucus in the respiratory tract. The mucus build up can be a result of common cold, flu, asthma, pneumonia, and other respiratory tract infections. The symptoms of chest congestion include chest pain, wheezing cough, throat[.....]
Treating psoriasis takes a multipronged approach - healing the skin with antibacterial and antiseptic agents, cutting down triggers like stress and anxiety, and doing away with other situations that put you at risk of a flare up. Essential oils of lavender, chamomile, rose, bergamot, and tea tree oil can help ease symptoms and leave you feeling more relaxed.
Oft-touted for its antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, neem oil is something that every natural medicine cabinet should stock! Not only you can use it to treat fungal skin infections, acne, but to ward off hair problems like dandruff, lice too. Around the house, neem oil can save the day by repelling mosquitoes and killing bed bugs.
Anti-lice shampoos and other chemical treatments can be harsh, especially on children. A natural, safe alternative is tea tree oil, used alone or in combination with gentle treatments like nerolidol, lavender oil, or coconut oil. It can be used as a spray or added to a shampoo. To use: massage the sol. onto the scalp and hair; wash off and comb wet hair to remove the dead lice.
Lavender oil is found to be a good stimulant for hair growth and can keep common scalp irritants like lice and dandruff away. It's also an effective remedy for skin problems and provide good protection for skin from UV rays. It's effective in smoothening out wrinkles to diminish aging signs and works wonders on wounds, burns, and insect bites. To make full use of its antifungal properties, go for vapor treatment.
What is it about a spa that makes you go weak in the knees even before you’ve started your therapy? Here’s a hint – does the faint fragrance of citronella ring a bell? What if you could bring that same sense of relaxation and rejuvenation to a yoga session? Essential oils can be the perfect partner to a great yoga stretch or an intense hatha yoga session, boosting your energy levels and helping you get more out of your workout. Discover the many pleasures of essential oils and give your yoga workout that extra edge.
The fragrant lemon eucalyptus oil, derived from the leaves and twigs of the lemon eucalyptus tree, comes with a horde of benefits. It is a powerful natural insecticide and mosquito repellent, anti-inflammatory pain reliever (especially in case of arthritic pain!), nasal decongestant. Do remember never to use pure extract directly on the skin. Always mix it in a base oil.
Essential oils are a centuries-old Ayurvedic and naturopathic remedy. Scientists and researchers have now found their use in conditions like dementia or autism spectrum disorders and anxiety problems as well. But can these oils really treat the problem? Or are they merely palliative care?
Beta-elemene in frankincense oil suppresses tumor growth and triggers destruction of cancer cells. Black raspberry seed oil is rich in skin nurturers like vitamins A and E and contains flavonoids that prevent metastasis of cancers. Myrrh oil kills cancer cells and also cures eczema, ringworm, and itches. Sandalwood essential oil inhibits the multiplication of cancer cells by damaging their DNA.
Nuts and seeds are super healthy and most of us aren’t eating enough of them! They are important additions to our daily food consumption. You can incorporate small amounts of a combination of the following 10 nuts and seeds in your diet to enjoy their health benefits. 1. Almonds Many people consider almonds[.....]
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