Guest Post: Empower Your Health

Posted on June 21, 2012. Filed under: health, Health & Healing, Health & Wellness, holistic healing, natural remedies, skin care, Stress | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Today we’re in for a special treat as Barb shows us the many uses of essential oils and which ones are great for summer. If you want to learn more about her experiences with essential oils please follow her on her blog.

Empower Your Health

It is nice to know you have other options regarding your health instead of solely relying on medical professionals. One of those options is the use of essential oils. Essential oils were mankind’s first medicine. Essential oils are anti-bacterial, anti-cancer, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, anti-microbial, anti-tumor, anti-parasitic, anti-viral and antiseptic. Essential oils have been shown to destroy all tested bacteria and viruses while simultaneously restoring balance to the body. It is necessary to use certified therapeutic grade essential oils. This ensures the oils are of the highest quality, purest and most beneficial.

With summer in full swing here are some essential oils to use to help protect you and your family.

Lavender: Helps with sunburns, headaches, skin irritations, stress and pain. Lavender is a ‘go-to’ oil for summertime activities! The application of Lavender is helpful for relieving pain, itch or burns. It can be applied neat (directly) or using a carrier oil to spread to a larger area.

Lavender: Nature’s Pain Reliever

Melaleuca: Skin irritations, sunburns, cleansing,  and anti-microbial. In 2 oz of water, dilute 10 drops of Melaleuca oil and use as a mist. Especially useful for acne.

Peppermint: Headaches, cooling, pain relieving, calming and invigorating. Apply 1-2 drops of Peppermint with a swipe across the forehead or on the back of the neck.

Terrashield: Natural bug repellant. A small amount of this blend will provide powerful coverage for up to 6 hours. Diffuse into the air or apply a small amount of this oil on the skin. Place a few drops on ribbons and strings and place near air vents, windows or openings where bugs might come in.

These oils can be directly applied to the area or rubbed on the feet. If you are using the oil on a large area, such as giving a massage, be sure and dilute the oil with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil as the oils are very concentrated. Otherwise, 1-3 drops is usually sufficient.

Keep in mind that essential oils can be damaged by excessive heat.¬† Do not leave them out in the direct sunlight, in a hot car, or exposed to high temperatures for a long period of time. It can damage the delicate chemical constituencies of the essential oil. Also, all citrus oils can make skin ‘photosensitive’. If you plan to be out in direct sunlight for a long period of time, do not place any citrus essential oils on your skin as it can cause sunburn and other skin damage.

Please visit Barb at www.reinventinghealthcare.wordpress.com for more information. Or follow on @doterrabybarb on twitter.

The advice shared in this tip has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help.

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