Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Natural Oils Remedies

Remedial Oils for Better Living

A list of oils to use for better living and for certain illnesses.
Antiseptic wash for cuts and abrasions:

    * Lavender 5 drops
    * Eucalyptus 5 drops
    * Tea tree 5 drops
    * Carrier oil 2 teaspoons

Arthritis and rheumatism may be affected by many factors. Stress reduction and diet can reduce pain and help in the elimination of toxins in the bloodstream.

Two bath formulas to detoxify the body
# Lavender 3 drops
# Marjoram 2 drops
# Juniper 2 drops
# Petigrain 3 drops
Massage formulas for relief
# Cypress 3 drops
# Lavender 3 drops
# Carrier oil 2 teaspoons

is a combination of a build up of toxins and water retention in the fatty tissue. A comprehensive approach includes a cleansing diet and exercise, massage and the use of essential oils. For the cleansing diet see a nutritionist or naturopath. Improve your circulation with exercise. Massage with essential oils helps to reduce the fatty tissue by improving circulation and encouraging the elimination of water. Self massage is an excellent method.
# Juniper 5 drops
# Rosemary 5 drops
# Cypress 5 drops
# Carrier oil 3.5 teaspoons

Colds Need Rest
Nutritious food and a lot of hot liquids to drink. At the first sign of a cold, burn each of eucalyptus, pine and clove in a vaporizer. For a stuffed head and sore nose add the following to a vaporizer or bowl of hot water:
# Lavender 2 drops
# Eucalyptus 2 drops

Depression is a condition which can be relieved with some essential oil formulas. Depression and apathy can be soothed with:
# Rosemary 2 drops
# Petigrain 2 drops
# Bergamot 2 drops
# Carrier oil 2 teaspoons
Facial oil, a general cleanser
# Lavender 2 drops
# Petigrain 1 drop
# Carrier oil 3 teaspoons


Massage over abdomen between cycles.
# Lavender 2 drops
# Cypress 1 drop
# Sweet almond oil 1 teaspoon

Room freshener
Blend equal parts of Lavender and Bergamot in a vaporizer.

Acne lotion
# Lavender 2 drops
# Geranium 1 drop
# Tea tree 2 drops
# Sweet almond oil 3 teaspoons

Oily Skin
# Lavender 2 drops
# Geranium 1 drop
# Almond oil 2 teaspoons

Dry Skin
Your carrier or base oil will need to be more moisturizing.
# Lavender 2 drops
# Geranium 1 drop
# Sandalwood 1 drop
# Carrier oil 2 teaspoons

Mature Skin
Where the skin is dry, dull and less elastic with age, use a facial massage to stimulate circulation. Use a nourishing and rich carrier oil.
# Rose 2 drops
# Neroli 2 drops
# Frankincense 1 drop
# Carrier oil 2 teaspoons

Tiredness and irritability
Is relieved with the following burned in a vaporizer or used as a massage oil:
# Lavender 2 drops
# Petigrain 2 drops
# Rosewood 2 drops

Varicose veins should not be massage vigorously. Go to a medical practitioner for advice on exercise and diet. For a gentle massage to this area:
# Cypress 4 drops
# Geranium 2 drops
# Carrier oil 2 teaspoons

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fitness in Christmas

Things to do in Wales to keep fit before Christmas.

Want to make January’s diet just a tiny bit easier? Start the activities before Christmas to try and take on the “Quality Streets” before you’ve even opened the tin.

Perhaps a Cycle ride would be a great time-passer for the weekend, so why not try the Taff Trail. It’s great for all the family and has lots of stops at cafes, woodland parks and castles.

The route follows the Taff valley using old railway lines, canals and forestry paths to link Cardiff Bay with the Brecon Beacons via Llandaff, Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil.
It is 55miles over all and really shows off Wales gorgeous scenery; it can be rode on a bike, a horse or simply walked.

Whether its rain or shine it’s good to get out and see the Welsh Countryside in its natural habitat and the adrenaline created will last for days – not only this but you will be cycling your way to fitness before anyone has even mentioned the dreaded “January Diets”.

If cycling doesn’t take your fancy then why not get the kids and the dogs in the car and take them down to the beach for the day – not only will they love running around with the fresh sea air rushing through their hair but you burn many more calories walking across sand than usual walking without even realising it. If you’ve got your partner with you as well it will feel extra special as there is nothing more romantic than strolls across the beach.

For extra Christmas fitness check out your local leisure centre and see if anything takes your fancy – maybe dance classes, swimming or football will come in handy for keeping off the extra christmas pounds.