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Healing Sunburns with Essential Oils

Sunshine! It’s bright, beautiful, and rejuvenating. And we need it. We need the vitamin D it provides. We also need the light for our own emotional well-being. The problem happens when we get so much that we burn our skin. We all know that with over-exposure, we are raising our risk of skin cancer. We try to work on finding ... Read More »

Bay Rum Oil, Some Uses

Also known as West Indian Bay, Bay Rum (Pimenta racemosa) is considered the man’s oil. The essential oil is usually distilled from the leaves with water. Its scent is spicy with a sweet undertone and it makes you think of Old Spice® products. Aromatic influences: Inspires courage and generates energy. Invigorates the spirit and helps you take action. Bracing, pungent, and powerful. Combines well with: ... Read More »

Make Your Own Deodorant with Essential Oils

It’s hard for me to find deodorant that I like. I don’t like commercial scents and I don’t like any of the antiperspirants because of the stains they leave in my clothes. So I prefer using natural, homemade deodorants that contain essential oils, which led me to decide to make my own. Here are some things I found out when I researched ... Read More »

Pamper Your Nails with Essential Oils

It’s so easy to get caught up in life and neglect your fingernails. Some of us chew our nails. Some of us shred them rather than cut them when they get too long. (That would be me!) Some of us ignore them and let them be abused by the kind of work we do. And others like to get manicures, ... Read More »

Pamper Your Hands with Essential Oils

We use and abuse our hands more than we do any other part of our body, including our feet. And our hands are often the first physical contact we have with another person. We spend a lot of time focusing on our faces and our hair, but it’s easy to forget how important it is to keep our hands in ... Read More »

Pamper Your Feet with Essential Oils

Feet are one of the best places to treat yourself with essential oils. The skin of your feet absorb essential oils particularly well and, because of the reflex points, you will also be affecting every organ in your body. By massaging your feet, you balance your energy flow and give yourself a sense of harmony throughout your body. And besides, ... Read More »

Aromatherapy Skin Care: Chronic Skin Conditions

Chronic skin conditions are hard. Eczema, Rosacea, Psoriasis, etc just make life difficult. While I can’t say at all how to medically treat any of these — I am not a doctor — I have found some recipes you can try to help alleviate the symptoms. I will give some short descriptions of the conditions I am discussing, recommended essential ... Read More »

Aromatherapy Skin Care: All-Over Body Care

In previous articles on Aromatherapy Skin Care, I covered treatments for the face. We all focus on that the most because our faces get the most exposure the weather, environmental pollutants, central heating, and other harmful elements. Not to mention the fact that our face is the first thing others see of us. But since we know the skin is ... Read More »

Aromatherapy Skin Care: Acne and Other Breakouts

The bane of all existence, especially for teenagers! Acne often makes you feel self-conscious, especially when you have a large outbreak. As part of our Aromatherapy Skin Care series, let’s talk about acne. While pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and cysts do occur in dry skin, they are much more common in oily and combination skin. In general, acne is caused by hormones. ... Read More »

Aromatherapy Skin Care: Mature Skin

When it comes to growing older, we also find our skin losing its elasticity and gaining wrinkles. It loses its brilliance and it gets harder to keep it hydrated and healthy. But don’t worry, there is hope! As part of our series on Aromatherapy Skin Care, this is the section on using essential oils to treat mature skin. Mature skin ... Read More »