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

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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!

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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

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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

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Are Your Essential Oils Authentic?

According to Dr. Robert Pappas and Aromatic Plant Research Center, 80% of the essential oils on the market are adulterated. Is the number exaggerated? I think not, based on my 18 years of experiences purchasing oils from various companies. So, it is very likely that the essential oils you are using are not as pure… Continue reading Are Your Essential Oils Authentic?

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Herbs and Essential oils to Nourish and Tonify the Lung

As hot and humid summer days gave way to dry, crisp Autumn air, now it is the season to nourish and tonify the lung, especially if you or your child/children have asthma, chronic cough and susceptibility to bronchitis and pneumonia in the cool months ahead. According to TCM, lung needs proper moisture in order to have… Continue reading Herbs and Essential oils to Nourish and Tonify the Lung

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Yeast Infection (Candida) and Essential Oils

My friend's little girl who is 9 years old got yeast infection due to a strong antibiotics that her pediatrician prescribed for an infected elbow wound. She got severe itching down there and red bumps all over her torso and face. And they were itchy too. Prescription painkiller didn't help. She has asthma, taking medication twice a… Continue reading Yeast Infection (Candida) and Essential Oils