To treat irritating cold sores and blisters, mix 1 drop each of Chamomile, Lavender and Tea Tree with 1 drop of a carrier oil and apply to cold sore or blister 3 times a day or until it disappears.
For nausea, mix 1 drop of Peppermint, Patchouli, Ginger or Nutmeg with 4 drops of a carrier oil and dot the mixture behind each ear and around navel 2-3 times hourly.
Have sore feet? Mix 10 drops Patchouli or Peppermint with 1 tbsp. Epsom salt and add to hot water in a basin large enough for a footbath. Also, try our Aromatherapy Bath Salts.
To boost your immune system, gently massage 1-3 drops of Lavender and Valerian on the bottom of feet each night before bed .you can also add a few drops of Thyme to your diffuser or simmer in a pan of water on the stove.
Get relief from Menstrual cramps! Mix 2 drops of Clary Sage, Basil, Rosemary or Sage with 8 drops of a carrier oil and apply on the lower abdomen. Apply a warm moist hand towel or water bottle over abdomen for 10-15 minutes.
To ease a headache, mix 2 drops of Lavender, Peppermint, Wintergreen, Roman Chamomile or Spearmint with 2 drops of a carrier oil. Apply the mixture on the back of the neck, behind ears, on temples, forehead, and under the nose.
Apply Lavender or Tea Tree directly to cuts, scrapes or scratches. You can also put 20 drops in a 4 oz. spray bottle with purified water and spray directly on the wound.
To bring a fever down, or to cool down on a hot day while boosting the immune system, 6-8 drops of Eucalyptus, lavender or Peppermint in a bath cools the body in summer and protects in winter.
Inhale the aroma of Peppermint to curb the appetite and lessen the impulse to overeat, and before or during a workout to help boost mood and reduce fatigue.
Spring seems to have come and gone already, highlighting the fact that time moves quickly.
As I washed dishes the other night, I fell into a meditative state, which often happens when doing easy housework like that. I realized that two years had passed, almost to the date of the beginning of my treatment for breast cancer. The calm, content feeling I have now was in sharp contrast to the rollercoaster ride of emotions I'd gone through being "sick" and unemployed. I had ALL the feelings! To be expected, I guess. Cancer sucks. But the lessons though…
I’ll be turning 45 next couple of weeks, and looking back over the last few years, the Challenges, the Accomplishments, I’ve realized a few things, they aren’t new, but things that we (I) easily forget it seems until we are forced to remember who we are.
Do the things that you love to do. What were the things that sparked your imagination, and excitement and curiosity when you were younger? Hopefully, over the years you’ve dabb…
You can enhance the condition of your hair and scalp by using easy, all-natural, homemade herbal rinses, which are as simple to create as making your favorite cup of tea. In fact, several of the ingredients, such as dried herbs and essential oils, can be found in your local health food store. You can also purchase organic herbs from our shop at Beazer's Garden.
Natural hair rinses can boost circulation, cleanse your scalp and condition your hair. Use them after shampooing and for added shine, rinse hair with the coldest water you can stand. This will leave your hair amazingly clean and allow the hair cuticle to lie flat. They can also be used to subtly add natural highlights or darken your hair.
Here are some simple hair rinse recipes for you to create at home. Natural Hair Rinse Recipes: Simple Rinse
Choose one of the herbs listed below for a quick rinse. Chamomile or Calendula: These herbs are good for lightening fair hair. These rinses soothes and heals the scalp and gives h…