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…
I love how people can automate items and make them move as props for events.
This seems like such a cool project, but I wouldn't have foggiest idea of how to go about setting it up. If you are good with computer programming, have fun! Take pictures and share your creations.
Interactive Halloween props are always fun and they are surprisingly easy to make. This year I designed a simple system that rotates a skull to face you and follows you movements as you walk by.
To accomplish this I used light sensors to detect a person's shadow. An Arduino microcontroller then calculates where they are standing and activates a servo that turns the skull to face them. When they move, the skull turns to follows them.
Step 1: Select a Halloween Prop to Use
The first thing that you need to do is select a Halloween prop that will turn and follow people walking by. Look for props that are both creepy and light weight. I chose to use a foam skull but there are a lot of other…