carrier oils, essential oils, Skin DIY

3 Powerful yet Gentle Essential Oils for Oily, Acne Prone & Cystic Skin

Summer is fast approaching! Road trips, pools, beaches, camping & hiking and all the other exciting outdoor activities beckon all of us! Well, almost all. Summer can be a frustrating time if you have oily skin, tend to develop acnes and even worse if you have cystic skin. The heat and humidity seem to worsen… Continue reading 3 Powerful yet Gentle Essential Oils for Oily, Acne Prone & Cystic Skin

Herbs, Hydrosol

Sage & Rosemary for Hair Growth, Healthy Scalp & Shiny Hair

Happy Mother's Day! Whether you’re mothering children, elderly parents, a spouse, pets or livestock, you know all too well that it’s a 24-hour-a-day job! So, mothering ourselves is so ever important. As I get older, my hair gets thinner besides getting gray hair. A year ago, I started using Sage & Rosemary hydrosol to help… Continue reading Sage & Rosemary for Hair Growth, Healthy Scalp & Shiny Hair

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Aromatherapy Inhaler for Dizziness/Lightheadedness, bypassing blood-brain Barrier

I was feeling dizzy a few days back. Looking back, I think it was due to low blood pressure since I was running around like a chicken without head and forgot to eat and being worn out in general. I could go to see my doctor and most likely would be prescribed some anti dizziness… Continue reading Aromatherapy Inhaler for Dizziness/Lightheadedness, bypassing blood-brain Barrier

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Essential Oils for Eczema? Yes or No? BOTH!

NO If the essential oils are not 100% authentic.If not diluted properly If the oils have oxidizedIf wrong oils are used. YES If the essential oils are 100% authentic.If diluted properly.If right oils are used. My personal and clinical experiences have shown that done correctly, essential oils are very effective in managing inflammation, itching, infection,… Continue reading Essential Oils for Eczema? Yes or No? BOTH!

Hydrosol

What Is Hydrosol?

" Hydrosols contain all of the plant in every drops, just like a hologram." - Suzanne Catty. Hydrosol is an underused natural product. It is gentle yet powerful at the same time, excellent for babies, children, and delicate skin. Hydrosols can be used undiluted. The word “hydrosol” is derived from the Greek hydro, meaning water, and… Continue reading What Is Hydrosol?

Skin DIY

DIY Vitamin C serum

Vitamin C ( L ascorbic acid) is a powerful antioxidant. Facial serum made with vitamin C not only reduces wrinkles, discoloration, and boosts collagen production, but also works well when you have dry eczema. It gently removes the dead skin cells and allows skin healing nutrients to penetrate the epidermis to reach the dermis, enabling… Continue reading DIY Vitamin C serum

essential oils, Herbs, Hydrosol

Calendula (calendula officinalis) for Complete Skin Care

I planted some calendula seeds late last Fall and one of them is blooming! Calendula is not just a pretty flower, but also cold hardy. This gorgeous little flower, gracing so many home gardens has been used for centuries topically to speed up tissue healing after injuries, bruises, sprains and strains. It is a wonderful… Continue reading Calendula (calendula officinalis) for Complete Skin Care

essential oils, Herbs

Essential Oil and Herbal Support for Coronavirus, or any virus

Based on the CDC's lists of fever, cough and shortness of breath as main symptoms of Coronavirus, here are the essential oils and herbs to support yourself and your family. Remember, go to see your doctor in the first place and don't try to self prescribe. All the essential oils and hers recommended here are… Continue reading Essential Oil and Herbal Support for Coronavirus, or any virus

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Using Essential Oils on Acupuncture Points for Anxiety, Depression & Repressed Emotions

What does Acupuncture have to do with essential oils? Let me explain. Acupuncture points are points along meridians, where acupuncturists insert pain free needles to  treat various health conditions. Essential oils, due to their volatile molecules are quickly absorbed through skin and enter blood stream. When they are applied to the acupoints, they travel through… Continue reading Using Essential Oils on Acupuncture Points for Anxiety, Depression & Repressed Emotions

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Marjoram (Sweet) Origanum majorana as a Sedative

Sweet marjoram ( Origanum majorana ), a popular culinary herb, produces essential oil high in Monoterpenols. Marjoram has a woody and floral aroma and is one of my favorite oils for its calming, comforting and antispasmodic properties. A CNS sedative, it relieves anxiety, stress and insomnia.   Blended with Lavender ( Lavandula angustifolia ) and Peppermint (… Continue reading Marjoram (Sweet) Origanum majorana as a Sedative