Greetings from the snow blizzard! I wanted to talk this week about moods and how to help your moods with essential oils. I use them daily for that. Having a good mood is essential for better health. I also made a blog about this two days ago, where I wrote down specific oils for different moods. I also gave out a recipe for better focusing.
One of the challenges in living in today’s world is definitely keeping positive outlook in life and staying happy. Even if we have more money and spare time from work and safer environment than people did decades ago, stress and comparing ourselves to everybody else takes the joy out of our lives. Being in better mood reduces stress and improves health. Even if you don’t own a diffuser, you can inhale essential oils from your skin or from bath water. You can dilute them into your skin and most of doTerra’s oils you can use internally.
Rub two drops of frankincense to the bottoms of your feet (remember to dilute)
Put two drops of doTerra’s Roman chamomile into your tea (if you use some other brand, make sure that you can use their product internally)
Rub two drops of vetiver and lavender into your skin (remember to dilute)
Rub patchouli to your temples or bottoms of your feet (remember to dilute)
Put few drops of Ylang Ylang to your foot bath
For nervousness and restlessness
Rub two drops of rosemary to your wrists diluted or put them into diffuser
Put few drops of lavender to your bath water or into your self-made shower gel
Put doTerra’s Balance oil blend to your neck, wrists or diffuser (remember to dilute for your skin). This is my favourite blend right now for my 2 year old’s mood swings (also helps me).
Put two drops of sandalwood to your neck diluted or diffuse
Put doTerra’s Elevation blend to diffuser
Recipe for people with difficulties to focus:
For a palm of coconut oil
drop of vetiver
drop of lavender
drop of sandalwood
and massage it into your skin. You can also put those oils into your diffuser. DoTerra has an oilblend called Intune for focusing.
I this weak’s vlog I talk about the reasons for bloating. Poor digestion and periods are common reasons for bloating and I give some natural tips on how to try to avoid it. In yesterday’s article I give recipes for the oil blends that you can use for your stomach, back, upper thighs and calfs.
Bloating is very common complaint, caused by too much liquid or gas in the stomach. It’s good idea to consult your doctor to make sure nothing is wrong, but if there is not a medical problem, diet and natural remedies can reduce bloating.
Over eating is very common reason for bloating. It can add gas to your intestines. Processed foods like pies and crackers can give problems easily. Also bananas, peas and cabbage. Reasons behind problems with digestion can be celiac disease (familiar to me!), lactose intolerance and constipation. For some people adding good bacteria to their gut helps a lot. For women their period can cause bloating either before or during.
Problem with digestion
Eat often and in peace, but lightly
Avoid fizzy drinks
Avoid mixing proteins, fruits and starches in the same meal
Rub oil to your stomach that has few tea spoons of sunflower oil mixed with two drops of black pepper, ginger and peppermint oil.
Bloating caused by periods
Try food that has vitamins E and B6 and magnesium in them
Avoid caffeine, sugar and salt
Rub your calfs and upper thighs with upward motions and lumbar region and stomach clockwise.
Mix to your massage oil:
Few drops of juniper berry, rosemary and lavender mixed with 5 table spoons of grape oil.
I am always on a look out for the perfect mascara! Those who know me, know that I am quite the mascara snob. Here are couple of recipes I have got from Ange Peters.
Tip number 1.
Add a drop of doTerra lavender or rosemary essential oil to your mascara for strengthening your lashes and better their condition. Put a drop or two to your mascara and shake it well. Also move the mascara wand up and down couple of times.
Tip number 2.
Add a drop of doTerra peppermint oil to your lip gloss the same way as lavender oil to your mascara or mix it together in another place. Your lips should get fuller. Make sure that you don’t have cold sores or cuts in your lips since peppermint essential oil is strong.
Poor blood circulation in feet and hands can take some joy out of exercising outside in the winter. With essential oils you can relieve symptoms. The reason why some people get cold hands and feet is because they don’t get enough warmness, oxygen and nutrients in their blood. It can be caused by an illness, but most often it’s pretty harmless. Put more clothes on especially if you are a smoker, tired or restless.
Essential oils that help with coldness
2 drops of rosemary and black pepper oil mixed together with two table-spoons of warm almond or olive oil
4 drops of ginger oil mixed together with two table-spoons of warm almond or olive oil
2 drops of doTerra’s Onguard oil blend that has ginger, clove, wild orange and cinnamon in it mixed together with one table-spoon of olive or almond oil. This also works well if you think you might be getting a cold.
Rub the mixture in your arms, feet and calfs. Massage it more powerfully when you go upwards and lighter when you go downwards.
Why you should diffuse essential oils? To receive aromatic benefits! Our sence of smell affects very deeply to our emotions and memory. You can smell your oils from your hands (or from bottle) with the same effect. A diffuser usually runs up to three hours with one go. Essential oils reach your brain in ten seconds. Lavender has very calming effect, citrus fruits have lifting and so on. You can get more interesting scents by mixing oils and also different results. I am waiting for my first diffuser very impatiently! It’s coming soon! Here are some recipes that I thought I would first try (these amounts are for full diffuser with clean doTerra oils):
I’m sure everyone suffers from muscle pain every now and then. When you start a new hobby, work on the yard or play with the kids and use the muscles you normally don’t, you are guaranteed to have muscle pain. And then there are people like me, who have difficulty remembering days, when you woke up without pain. Regardless of which category you belong to, essential oils can help you if you want to try something else than the anti-inflammotary drugs.
What oils should you choose for your cupboard?
Peppermint oil releases pain efficiently. That is my favourite oil. I use it daily for my lower back and hips. It works very fast! DoTerra has efficient oil blend called Deep Blue, that is good for body builders, weight lifters and other athletes. Peppermint also helps with tooth ache, head ache and rheumatism. You can add it to your bath or mix two drops to carrier oil and on to your skin. I use occasionally Deep Blue supplement daily (it has caraway, peppermint and ginger in it and also frankincense and turmeric). I have noticed that I don’t need to use Deep Blue oil than as much. DoTerra also has Deep Blue lotion, if you don’t want to mix the oils. My mother likes it for her sciatica pain.
Lavender reduces inflammation and swelling by increasing blood flow. It also has calming impact. You should put two drops to carrier oil and rub it to area. You can also add few drops to your bath water.
Rosemary releases pain. It helps with inflammation in joints and also heals the skin. You can dilute it to carrier oil and rub it to the area (beside the point, but rosemary helps with cellulite too).
Black Pepper releases muscle pain efficiently. It warms the muscle and helps with blood flow. Great oil for people who work out! You should put two drops to carrier oil and on to the skin.
Thyme is great oil for muscle pain, joint pain and rheumatism. Thyme also lowers blood pressure as well as increase blood circulation. Thyme is great for sports injuries too.
Ginger helps with muscle pain, joint pain and muscle cramps. Ginger should be diluted to carrier oil and then be rubbed to the wanted area. Ginger is also good for menstrual cramps.