Posts tagged ‘Aromatherapy’

April 28, 2011

COLD: doTERRA essential oils TIP #1

My little one has cold every season  😦  its not a good thing!  But since we have discovered  doTERRA oils its been under control~

 I am so thankful for this~

 We ALWAYS have OnGuard on the bottom of our feet (the whole family :D) to help with our immune system. As well as Lemon in our drinks or just few drops under our tongue~

 I apply BREATH on my son’s chest and behind his ears for his coughs, and LAVENER for his runny nose~

 You can also add 2 drops of Lemon and 2 drops of MELALUKA oils to water and gargle for your sore throat.

 

 

ALSO:

Make a steam tent for sinus/congestion issues. Put hot water into bowl, add 5-10 drops of Breathe essential oil. Place towel over head

For colds, flu, congestion and sore throat remedies. Make a essential oil-tea. 20x more powerful than herbal teas. 

페퍼민트 오일 한방울이 퍼페민트 티 27개 마신거와 같아요~ 레몬 오일 3-4 방울과 꿀조금 넣어 향긋한 레몬티 한잔 즐겨보세요~!  떼라플르보다 효과적인게 맞도 너무 이쁘네요!

 

Trouble getting up in the morning?

Rub 4 drops of doTerra peppermint on the back of your neck and wait few minutes and youll be wide awake! TRUST ME!

자꾸 졸려운가요? 퍼퍼민트 오일 3-4방울을 목뒤에발라보세요! 효과요? 함 해보세요~  ^^*

 

If you have any questions, please leave me a comment! Have a blessful day!

 

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April 28, 2011

Frankincense? Benefits of REAL 100% essential oil~

Is it real?

How do you know if it is real? 100% Pure?

Did you know that your average ‘ORGANIC’ products you see does not have to be 100% organic to have the organic sticker/mark on your item of purchase? Has it been clinically certified that its organic?

Essential oil~ is it really Pure? 100%? Really? And did you know all the different grades it has?

Just like DIAMOND!  ^^*  What grade is your oil?

Something to really think about~ espicially if it’s for you, your kids, your family~

 

dōTerra’s 100% Pure Frankincense! for litteraly all  your needs!

  • Frankincense oil has very good antiseptic and disinfectant benefits. It can be applied to the wounds to protect them from tetanus and is also effective for internal infections.
  • It is good for stomach as it relieves one from stomachache, uneasiness and pain in the abdomen. It improves digestion and even alleviates one from the gases from the intestine.  
  • It helps in fading the scars from the face and body away. Stretch marks, marks of boils, pox, acne etc can be removed with the application of Frankincense oil.
  • It also helps to maintain the kidney function properly. It helps in proper urination and let the toxins flow from the body.
  • It even helps in lowering the blood pressure. It also promotes the regeneration of healthy cells.
  • It is good for women during periods as the headache, nausea, and stomach ache and heavy period can be relieved by Frankincense oil.
  • It is also helpful in inducing mental peace, spirituality, calmness, and tranquility. That is the reason why it is used in religious places as incense. It is also beneficial in case of insomnia.
  • It is beneficial in keeping the skin healthy, relieves one from scar, prevents wrinkles, and keeps the skin smooth and young.
  • It also eases paranoia and helps in decreasing mental fatigue and stress. It also relieves one from nightmares and exhaustion. It helps in rejuvenating the mind and body.
  • Frankincense oil is also helpful against cold and cough. It is helpful in providing relief from muscles and joint pains and is effective in treatment against rheumatism, and even arthritis.
  • It can also be used during childbirth as it helps in slowing and deepening the breathing making it very good to use during contraction.

Add to the list! What are your amazing experiences with FRANKINCENSE?

 

 

Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade™ (CPTG™)

 Perhaps the most precious of the ancient oils, frankincense is highly sought after by modern consumers for its many uses, including relaxation, immune support, and mood enhancement. For aromatic, topical or dietary use.

April 12, 2011

Quality vs. Quantity

Is it really worth the money to buy quality oils? Or, are cheaper oils worth the money they cost you?

Although you’ve heard about the different qualities of oils, your mind can not get past the question: Why should I spend $31.00 for a bottle of lavender oil when I can get the same amount at my health food store for $9.95?  Can there really be that much difference between oils?

 

A rose by any other name . . . While Shakespeare may have been right in saying that a rose is a rose, no matter what you call it, calling something rose oil doesn’t make it so.  It takes 5,000 pounds of rose petals to produce one pound of rose oil; and to completely extract the oil, and have it retain its full fragrance, chemistry and frequency, requires a careful, two part distillation process.  This makes a quality rose oil very expensive.  If you can buy a 15 ml bottle for $50.00, you can be sure that it’s not very good.

 

What you smell may not be what you get

Here is the problem: Aromatherapy has become quite a fad, and an ever-growing number of marketers, seeing its money-making potential, have jumped on the essential oils bandwagon, looking for an easy way to make a lot of money.  They’re finding innovative ways to sell anything they can call aromatherapy.

Mostly, what you find are cheap imitations: some sort of oil base to which they’ve added synthetic chemicals to create a fragrance.  Glade® PlugIns® Scented Oil would fall into this category.  I can guarantee you: their Lavender Meadow® has never seen a lavender meadow.

To give you an idea of how ridiculous this is, statistics show that one company — Procter & Gamble — uses two times the amount of essential oils that are actually produced in the entire worldIt makes you wonder: Just what are they calling essential oils?

 

Some companies market essential oils that have been cut with synthetic chemicals or blended with cheaper hybrids.  This is quite common with lavender.  For example, according to the Lavender Growers Association, 100 times more “lavender oil” was exported from France than is actually grown there.  Just where did that lavender come from?

Aromatherapy is far more than just the smell

While some of these so-called aromatherapy products present a pleasing fragrance (at least to a chemically-oriented nose), can cover unpleasant odors, and may have some limited value in relaxation, they have no real value for true aromatherapy.  In some cases, these so-called aromatherapy products can create serious problems, from allergic reactions to irritations to chemical burns.

The quality of the oil makes all the difference

There are at least 200 different companies marketing essential oils in North America.  However, there are many grades of essential oils, and most essential oils available in the United States are of the lowest grade and quality.

Only when using a CPTG®, certified-pure-therapeutic-grade oil will you see significant benefits.

It’s a very fundamental fact: Effective aromatherapy begins with CPTG®, certified-pure-therapeutic-grade essential oils.  And only dōTERRA® Essential Oils essential oils can honestly be called CPTG®, certified-pure-therapeutic-grade, with all the properties needed for effective aromatherapy intact. 

With essential oils, pure is just not enough…

It’s not enough that an essential oil marketer claims that its essential oils are pure, organic, and/or Grade A.

  • To many marketers, purity means only that the oil does not contain a base oil or some other essential oil — that is: that it’s not cut.  The question of whether or not the essential oil is adulterated with chemicals or solvents is not even considered.
  • Likewise, that an essential oil is marketed as organic is little indication of its quality.  Organic oils are certainly better than others, but many oils that are produced from organically-grown plant sources are still contaminated with chemicals during processing, or extracted in a way that produces poor quality oils.
  • Even Grade A oils may lack many of the properties of a truly CPTG®certified-pure-therapeutic-grade essential oil, even though they may be sold as such.

Why is the quality of so many essential oils so bad?  

Producing a quality oil suitable for aromatherapy requires a lot of skill, patience and expense.  Quite frankly, most producers don’t find it worth their trouble to do it right.

Why? 

Because about 98% of all essential oils are not produced for therapeutic purposes; they are produced for the perfume or cosmetic industries.  Much of the remaining 2% is used for food flavoring (although any of these might be sold for aromatherapy).

These industries are only interested in the oils’ aromatic qualities (that is: that they smell good); and so, techniques are adopted to produce greater quantities of these oils at a faster rate, without any concern for their potential therapeutic benefits.

This has a major impact on the quality of the oils.

Few people appreciate how chemically complex essential oils are.  The average essential oil may contain anywhere from 80 to 200 chemical constituents.  However, these aromatic molecules are very fragile and not easily extracted from the plant material.  Taking shortcuts in the production process will render the oil therapeutically void.  Therefore, it’s possible that, even though an oil is considered pure or Grade A, it may still contain only a fraction of its possible complex chemistry and therapeutic value.

In aromatherapy cosmetic, perfume and CPTG® are not the same.

To most people, these oils smell exquisite; but they lack any true therapeutic properties.  It’s all in how they’re produced.  Many of the important chemical constituents necessary to produce therapeutic results are either flashed off with the high heat of quick production methods, or are never released from the plant material due to shortened distillation times.

Less than two percent of the oils on the market today are produced for therapeutic and medicinal applications.  However, many of the oils produced for the cosmetic or perfume industry are being sold in the United States as therapeutic-grade.  (A rose by any other name may still be a rose; but a marigold is still a marigold, even if you call it a rose.)

Aromatherapy and synthetic fragrances.

Beyond the problem of adulterated oils, there is also the practice of skipping nature altogether, and manufacturing so-called essential oils in the laboratory.

There are huge chemical companies on the east coast of the United States that specialize in the duplication of every essential oil that exists.  For every kilogram of pure essential oil that is produced, it is estimated that there are between 10 and 100 kilograms of synthetic oil created.

And, while chemists have successfully re-created the main constituents and fragrances of some essential oils in the laboratory, the synthetic oils lack any therapeutic benefits, and may even carry serious risks.

Why?

Because real essential oils contain hundreds of different chemical compounds, which, in combination, lend important therapeutic properties to the oil, and balance the therapeutic actions of other essential oil constituents.  (See the article on essential oil chemistry.)  Also, many essential oils contain molecules and isomers that are impossible to manufacture in the laboratory, leaving the synthetic oils incomplete.  And, just as importantly, no one has been able to solve the problem of manufacturing life.  You must never underestimate the importance of kinetic energy in the oils as a therapeutic agent.

A final word: the importance of the real deal!

Adulterated oils present real dangers for consumers.  Anyone venturing into the world of medicinal aromatherapy must use the purest quality oils available.  Inferior quality, adulterated oils most likely will not produce therapeutic results, and they can be very detrimental.  There’s the basic issue of toxicity; but also, petrochemical solvents, such is propylene glycol and diethylphthalate, can all cause allergic reactions.

Adulteration of essential oils will become more and more common as the supply of top-quality essential oils dwindles and demand explodes.  These adulterated essential oils will jeopardize the integrity of aromatherapy in the United States, and may put many people at risk.

And then, there is the issue of mislabeled oils.  The following is an example of the significance of this:

A woman (name withheld to protect her privacy) had heard that lavender oil could heal burns; so when she spilled boiling water on her arm, she used lavender oil she had purchased from a local health food store.  But, instead of healing her burn, the oil only worsened it and intensified her pain.

She concluded that lavender oil was worthless for healing burns, and that aromatherapy was a scam.

When her “lavender” oil was analyzed, however, it was found to be lavandin, a hybrid lavender that is chemically very different from true Lavandula angustifoliaLavandin contains high levels of camphor (12 to 18 percent), and can burn the skin.  In contrast, true lavender contains virtually no camphor, and has burn-healing agents not found in lavandin.

dōTERRA® Essential Oils: Quality oils for safe

and effective aromatherapy.

dōTERRA® Essential Oils promises you that their oils meet — or exceed — the highest standards for therapeutic-grade essential oils and are truely CPTG®, certified-pure-therapeutic-grade oils.

March 16, 2011

LAVENDER to my surprise~!

Wonders LAVENDER had on my 10 year old son in just one night~! ^^

He had fresh bruises that were purple and red, so I have applied few drops of Lavender on each of his bruises last night, but when i checked this morning it was almost gone!!!! WOW~

 Actually my son was more suprised then I was this morning~! and the aroma must have helped him get a real good nights rest because he was filled with smiles all morning that I haven’t seen in a while~! ^^

Lavender Essential Oil
<Lavandula angustifolia>

Our most popular oil, lavender has been cherished for its unmistakable aroma and its therapeutic properties for thousands of years. Lavender is widely used and accepted for its calming and relaxing qualities. For topical, aromatic, or dietary use.