Archive for the 'EOs for Physical Symptoms' Category

What exactly is inflammation and what causes it to “flare-up” in the body? Inflammation is actually a complex response of the body’s tissues to harmful stimuli or irritants of one kind or another. It’s our body’s protective attempt to survive. It can be localized or systemic. Symptoms might include redness, swelling, pain and heat. Here’s […]

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Young Living has come out with a brand new roll-on essential oil that has become my newest favorite oil–Stress Away. I carry it in my pocket wherever I go, and I make sure that it is with me on airplaines, in traffic and just plain working at my desk writing. It has an amazing fragrance […]

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The ocotea tree lies deep in the amazon basin of Ecuador and is related to the cinnamon species. It’s not like any common cinnamon tree though and as for it’s chemistry, has only about 5% cinnamaldehyde as compared to 50% or higher in cinnamon bark oil.  That means ocotea will produce far less skin sensitivity than cinnamon […]

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The oleoresin of the Copaifera tree is one of those secrets from the Amazon basin that native people have used for centuries. They have tapped the trees to obtain this life blood and used it in a myriad of different ways–rubbing it on sores, muscle aches and pains, and even taken it internally for digestive upsets. […]

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St. John’s Wort or Hypericum perforatum, is an infused oil meaning the flowers are gathered at a certain time of the year and placed in a carrier oil until the essential essence of the plant oozes out into that carrier oil. This is a plant of many faces. Some regard it as a wildflower, others […]

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Calendula officinalis is more commonly known as “marigold flowers.” It has been made into an infused oil for centuries and used to soothe red, irritated and sensitive skin or for maintaining joint mobility in later life. For many, calendula works miracles on dry and chapped hands, and is an effective treatment for facial thread veins. […]

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We have lots of carrier oils to choose from when selecting one for a massage or for diluting an oil to take internally.  There is a wide variety plus some other infused or macerated oils such as Calendula and St. Johns Wort. The variety of vegetable oils available to a newcomer can seem a little […]

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The whole purpose of carrier oils is of course “to carry” or act as a vehicle for administering essential oils to the skin or to take them internally.  Some essential oils are simply too “hot” for the skin and should be safely diluted to prevent redness and burning. Or if an essential oil is used in […]

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What’s an “allergy?” It’s actually a state of hypersensitivity–it’s when our immune system goes into hyperdrive and hay fever is the result. We get red itchy eyes, inflammation and/or swelling of the tissue of the nose, sinuses, throat, ears, larynx and airways. We sneeze, cough, and our noses run. We may even have rapid heart […]

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Are things tough at work? Your boss on your back about deadlines? Are you anxious about the economy and how you are going to paying your bills? It can all add up to muscle spasms and to tension headaches which are the most common form of headache in our society today. Tension headaches are also referred […]

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