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NATURAL HEALTH AND HEALING: Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy…it’s not just another pretty scent!  This is one of the most beautiful means of natural healing.  Aromatherapy uses the essential oils of herbs and plants to bring about healing.  Most well known for its excellent ability to aid in stress management, aromatherapy is so much more!  Just like the herbs and plants that the essential oils come from, they each have their own special healing property.

Using individual or customized blends of oils, aromatherpists can help you lower your blood pressure, detoxify your body, enhance the performance of glands and vital organs, and pacify the digestive processes.  All of this….done beautifully, gently, and with amazing fragrances.

Aromatherapy is excellent for calming and tranquilizing anxiousness.  A deep inhalation of lavender, jasmine, or clary sage can calm worry and fretfulness.  On the flip side, if you are needing a boost of mental or emotional energy, you could use the essential oils of black pepper or basil.

There are three ways that you can use essential oils:  inhalation, topically, or ingested.  I would not suggest ingesting any essential oils without first consulting the expertise of an aromatherapist.  Aromatherapy is excellent in the treatment of infections, viral or bacterial, skin conditions, and autonomic nervous system imbalances.

When considering which method of natural healing you want to try, don’t forget to give aromatherapy a chance, you won’t regret it!

Wishing  you much health!  Bright blessings

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EVERY DAY NATURAL: Sugar Scrubs

I love sugar scrubs!!!

Excellent natural exfoliate……..inexpensive….always fresh

Do you have any idea what is in those expensive, store bought exfoliates??  Well, I can’t say that I do either. It has been a very long time since I purchased any.  I do know exactly what is in mine.  I put it in there. Sugar and oil.  Of course, as is my custom, I add some essential oil for the aromatherapy.

What about price? Again, I have no idea what they cost, but I would be willing to bet it is a whole lot more than mine.  And I can put my sugar scrub together any time I want.  Which brings me to reason number 3 for making my own exfoliate.  Freshness!

No one knows how long those exfoliates have been on the shelf. Well, at least, no  one I know does.  Homemade sugar scrubs can be made and used the same day. If you want to make a larger batch, that’s okay too! Just make sure to use it up within a couple of weeks.  Just for freshness’ sake.

My recipe for a basic sugar scrub is: 1 part oil to 2 parts sugar.  And then I add essential oils or even some natural flavorings like vanilla or mint.  The standard that I use is 1/2 cup coconut oil (no surprise there) and 1 cup sugar (use what ever you have on hand, white,brown, or raw). Normally I use vetiver essential oil because it smells clean and fresh and makes me feel beautiful.  It is also said that vetiver can make you attractive to a lover.  (A little extra help if you are single and looking; if you already have a significant other, vetiver could add a little zip to the romance.)

Of course, you do not have to add anything to your sugar scrub, just use it as is if you prefer.  It is great for your face and body. I use it about twice a week to keep my skin feeling soft and fresh.

I wish you much beautiful, healthy skin!  Bright blessings!