Massage in the Love! Dogs generally love to be massaged and a dog with arthritis will both enjoy and benefit from the following treatment. Your dog will soon lick off much of the oil, but by then enough will have penetrated the skin and got to the affected tissue and bone. Recipe Ginger………..6 drops Lavender……4 drops Rosemary…..8 drops Mix in two ounces for a carrier oil. We recommend Hemp Seed for it’s pain-relieving ability. How to use Massage the following blend into affected joints by working through the coat and into the skin. For People Too The same blend will work wonders for arthritis and muscle pain of dog owners as...
Lavender is probably the most famous essential oil for relaxation and soothing nerves . . . if not the most famous essential oil hands down! That’s because it’s so safe and so good for a wide range of issues. Emotionally, it’s good for “calming the mind, comforting feelings and alleviating fears, while it is uplifting and revives the spirits.” (That’s from Salvatore Battaglia’s excellent book, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy.) Lavender may be powerful, but it’s also very gentle, and it’s one of the oils I trust the most in blends for children. Here’s an Aromatherapy inhaler for kids (over five years old) who experience anxiety: Breathe and Be Calm for Children 2 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) 3 drops Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana) 2 drops Tangerine (Citrus reticulata) Breathe and Be Calm for Big People 3 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) 6 drops Juniper berry (Juniperus communis) 6 drops Cypress (Cupressus...
Fire Cider Healing by Another Name Herstory Rosemary Gladstar has been a dedicated herbalist since 1972 and started the California School of Herbal Studies in the early 1980s. There was a desire to teach her students about herbal preparations which could be as much about medicine as food. Experimenting with different concoctions, fire cider was born. The cider contains herbs, vinegar, and honey. Using vinegar and honey to create a medicine is called an oxymel and was first documented by Hippocrates, the practice continued in various forms to the present day. In the middle ages, it was called “4 Thieves” because it was said to have kept four grave robbers from contracting the plague while going about their ghastly business. Several apple cider vinegar recipes have been in circulation for many decades as folks found them beneficial to keep the immune system in good shape through the winter months. Rosemary’s fire cider original recipe contains garlic, onions, horseradish root, ginger root, hot peppers, sometimes turmeric, and often echinacea. *Combined, they make for powerful immune enhancers. Other ingredients are often added to enhance the already powerful combinations. Since the 1980’s the cider has gained popularity both as homebrew and by small herbal companies. It is easy to make as you will soon see. If you do not have the time or inclination, you can buy Fire Cider but only from one company that trademarked the name, taking it from the public domain and as a widely used folk remedy under with this specific name. The Controversy – All to One Though fire cider had been...
Soak Your Way to Wellness This delightful steam bath provides healthy benefits, as well as the plain enjoyment of a nice long soak on a cold winter’s day. I encourage the use of whole herbs in these types of steams. It is important to take time to interact with the complete herb with all of your senses. But, if you do not have access to these herbs, you can replace them with one drop of their corresponding essential oil. This will produce a different aroma profile and steam experience than the whole herb but will carry many of the same benefits. Be sure to keep your eyes closed during the steam. About The Ingredients: Thyme Thymus vulgaris (L.) in this steam is cleansing and clearing to the lungs and respiratory system. Thyme T. vulgaris is fortifying and carries yang and fire qualities we need in the cold winter months. But, thyme T. vulgaris also has soothing properties. Ginger Zingiber officinale (Roscoe) is a well-known warming herb, which has an affinity for the digestive tract. Fresh ginger Z. officinale also promotes healthy circulation and movement. Ginger’s Z. officinale stimulating, pungent aroma awakens our senses. Lemongrass Cymbopogon citratus (Stapf) is sweet, sharp, and citrusy. It is very uplifting to the mind but simultaneously is relaxing. Lemongrass C. citratus also carries cleansing, purifying properties. Lastly, I always include citrus wherever I can in my winter seasonal preparations. Their brightness and purifying qualities are very welcome in the dark months. And their cleansing actions help relieve congested, dull skin and emotions. Grapefruit’s Citrus paradisi (Macfad.) gentle note of optimism and hope is no...
We look forward all year to this very special time when we visit with friends and family and enjoy delicious treats and wonderful meals. It is so easy to overindulge and find ourselves missing out on the joy of the season. If this happens to you, here’s a very helpful blend for relieving abdominal cramps. The essential oils in this recipe are calming and work to effectively soothe spasms and cramping. Ingredients: 9 drops Bergamot 3 drops Lavender 2 drops Marjoram sweet 4 drops Chamomile Roman 1 ounce Jojoba or another carrier Blend To blend, add the drops of essential oil to the carrier, gently shake the capped bottle or stir if not in a bottle. Ahh, Relief Once blended, massage on to tummy in a clockwise motion or better yet, have someone else massage your tummy. Why clockwise you may ask, it moves the way your intestines work; this can help relax the abdomen, which, in turn, aids digestion. Kimberly Seymour, Clinical Aromatherapist and Herbalist, contact:...
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