Sometimes I find myself tossing and turning when I go to bed.
My trick when this happens is to put a few drops of Cypress on my legs.
It works like a charm–I relax and fall asleep pretty quickly after that.
The trash can is often the site of unpleasant smells.
I put a few drops of Wild Orange on a paper towel at the bottom (beneath the bag) to keep the bad odors at bay.
Have a splinter?
Put a drop of Frankincense on it and cover with a band-aid. This will help the wood to come out pain-free.
When I’m feeling sluggish or bloated, I take 1 or 2 drops of Fennel oil internally. Why?
It helps promote a healthy metabolism, liver function, and circulation.
And, as an added bonus, Fennel essential oil may also help support the health of the lungs and respiratory tract.
Add Wild Orange Essential oil to your ice cubes (before freezing or directly to your drink) for a refreshing and rejuvenating flavor.
I’m so glad I have Spearmint on hand when Peppermint just seems to be a little too strong. I love putting it directly on my toothbrush to freshen up my breath.
All you need is:
4 drops of Arborvitae,
2 drops of Lemon and
whatever carrier oil
(I used olive oil in this case.) And voila! Clean wood surfaces for the month.
This oil is too handy not to have around. I keep it with me in case of that pesky paper cut.
Helichrysum may improve healing time for open areas as well as muscle tissue under the skin.
Adding one drop of Lavender essential oil to your mascara can help extend its life.
(And it will strengthen and volumize your lashes.)
Article by: Beverley Hawkins EOT RA
Essential Oil and Fluid Retention
fluid retentionFluid retention, or as it is known medically edema, is the result of a buildup of water in the body’s tissues which causes swelling and puffiness. There are many reasons why this can occur. Sometime the underlying cause can be more serious such as heart disease, while at other times this quite common could be the result of a sprain, jet lag, pregnancy, PMS or obesity.
The body consists of approximately 60% water and an average body has around 40 litres of water to be distributed. When the body is in a healthy state around 3 litres of this water is to be found in the blood; 25 litres of this water is to be found in the cells of the body with the final 12 litres found in the lymph that baths the cells.
There are three mechanisms that cause the water to move between the blood and the lymph:Read More…
by Dr Mercola
An estimated 40 percent of Americans are sleep deprived, according to the documentary “Sleepless in America,” with many getting less than five hours of sleep per night.
There are many reasons for this, from intentionally staying up late to watch TV or surf the web to health problems (like pain) that keep you awake.
Millions of Americans struggle to fall asleep each night, including about 10 percent who suffer from chronic insomnia. This latter condition involves difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, as well as waking up too early in the morning.
In many cases, making changes to your sleep-hygiene routine and lifestyle, such as exercising more and avoiding exposure to blue light at night, can significantly improve your sleep.
However, if you feel like you’ve tried virtually everything and you’re still struggling to get a restful night’s sleep, it might be time to consider two natural supplements, melatonin and 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP).Read More…