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Essential Oils


 A wonderful smell is inviting and we can identify different places according to their smell. The problem is that a quick look at the list of ingredients on the back of different air fresheners leaves no room for doubt that while we make our house smell good, we also breathe in a lot of harmful and unnecessary chemicals.

The good news is that essential oils have a natural solution for us that is no less effective and fragrant, and all you have to do is follow the next wonderful recipe and spray your house with an intoxicating smell.

Air freshener recipe:
• 2 tablespoons plain vodka
• ½ cup water
• 10 drops of essential oil of your choice
• You can create a mix of two essential oils from this list - lavender, chamomile, mint, orange, cloves, cassia, geranium and more.
• Pour everything into a spray bottle and shake well

Mattress cleaning spray recipe:
• 3 tablespoons vodka or witch hazel
• 10 drops of essential oil of your choice - lavender, eucalyptus, mint, cloves, rosemary and more
• ½ cup water
• Pour everything into a spray bottle and shake well

Sleep spray recipe:
• 10 drops of lavender oil
• 10 drops of oil and Tiber
• 10 drops of cedar oil
• ½ cup water
• Pour everything into a spray bottle and shake well. Keep a bottle of it near the bed and spray your bedding and especially your pillow cases before you go to bed to enjoy the soothing and anesthetic effects of these oils.



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Thankyou Becs

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I like the mattress cleaning one.

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I do too Spice.. I use a difusser at night a lot to help me sleep. Usually either Lavender or Roman Chamomile. I also use a blend of Jojoba oil, Lavender, Rosemary and Peppermint every night for restless legs. It works great!

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Frankincense Oil

As a meditation aid. Use frankincense oil to help calm and center the mind, to promote spiritual awareness, and to cultivate a sense of inner peace while meditating. Frankincense contains compounds known as sesquiterpenes which work directly on the limbic system of the brain, the center of memory and emotions. Frankincense is calming, grounding, and centering to the nervous system. Diffuse it into your room, or just inhale directly from the bottle at the start of your meditation.

For respiratory support. Frankincense is a powerful health support for respiratory problems such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, and bronchitis. It even helps when suffering from laryngitis. Diffuse it into the room where you intend to spend some time. For best results, use an ultrasonic cool mist diffuser. Never heat essential oils because heating them diminishes their therapeutic effects.
To calm nightmares. Dilute frankincense oil as described below and rub over the large arteries along the sides of the neck before bed to help relieve nightmares (yes, really!).

Skin complaints. Whether your skin is dry and mature or oily and blotched with blemishes, frankincense oil has wonderful balancing qualities. It helps to reduce lines and wrinkles by tightening and toning skin, accelerates the healing of blemishes, skin ulcers and wounds, and stimulates cell regeneration. For anti-aging benefits, put several drops into your favorite night time moisturizer. For acne and blemishes, apply it neat directly on the problem area, unless you have very sensitive skin, then dilute as described below.

For immune support. Breathe the vapor right out of the bottle, or diffuse frankincense oil to help boost immunity. Research shows that the natural plant chemical constituents in frankincense oil stimulate the immune system.

Lavender Essential Oil

Calming, stress relieving, sleep promoter. Feeling stressed out or having a night of insomnia? Dilute as described below, and rub lavender oil along the sides of the neck and/or breathe it in deeply. You can also place a drop or two into a warm bath before you relax into it. Lavender has wonderful calming and soothing effects and promotes deeper sleep.

Stops the itch and burn of insect bites. Put a drop of lavender oil on a bee sting, mosquito, or other bug bite to stop pain, itching, and reduce swelling. Reapply as necessary. Lavender oil works really well for this, especially if applied immediately.

Soothes burns and sunburns. Put two to three drops of lavender oil on a minor burn to relieve the pain. Applied quickly enough, it should stop the burn from blistering as well. Keep a bottle of lavender oil in the kitchen for those burned fingers. Dilute it as described below and apply to sunburns to relieve pain and hasten healing time. Lavender oil is also wonderful mixed with a little organic aloe vera gel and applied to the skin after sun exposure.

Promising research for breast health. 2014 Iranian research published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer found that lavender oil kills breast cancer cells but leaves healthy cells unharmed. It’s important to note that this study was on cells in a petri dish, not on humans. The researchers concluded that: “L. angustifolia has cytotoxic and apoptotic effects in HeLa and MCF-7 cell lines, and apoptosis is proposed as the possible mechanism of action.”

As a flavor boost. Add a drop of lavender oil to brownie batter, chocolate icing, cookie dough, dessert recipes, raw chocolate, or even salad dressings. It’s absolutely delicious.

Clove Oil

For toothache and Clove Oildental abscesses. Apply clove oil to a cotton swab and press it against the sore tooth and surrounding gums. Clove oil has great pain relieving properties and has been used by the dental industry for years. Clove is often included in dental rinses and mouthwashes.

Potent anti-fungal. Multiple studies have shown that clove oil is a powerful anti-fungal, especially against Candida albicans.

For cold sores. Clove oil has anti-viral properties, especially against herpes simplex. Put a drop of clove oil on a cold sore to significantly decrease the pain and promote healing time. In fact, all of the essential oils in this article are good for this.

For arthritic pain. Clove oil’s pain numbing properties make it beneficial for rheumatism and arthritis. Dilute as described below and massage it into the affected area.

Help kills bacteria in the kitchen & around the home. Clove is a natural anti-bacterial, powerful against many bacteria strains. It kills E. coli, Salmonella, Helicobacter pylori (implicated with stomach ulcers), Staphylococcus aureus (also known as golden staph), Streptococcus pneumoniae, and many others, with no observed side effects. Put a drop on your kitchen sponge, in dishwashing liquid, and on cutting boards to reduce bacteria naturally. Don’t forget telephones, toilet seats, doorknobs, and computer keyboards!


How to Dilute Essential Oils


Although essential oils can be used neat (undiluted) in many cases, it is best (and more economical) to dilute essential oils before applying them to the body. Add a drop or two of your chosen oil to one-half to one teaspoonful of an organic carrier oil such as coconut, almond, hemp, or jojoba.

If using with children or pets, use even less essential oil because their smaller bodies cannot tolerate an adult dose. It’s best to consult a qualified aromatherapist before using essential oils with pets or children.


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