2013 May

Aromatherapy: Stress-Free Summer with Peppermint and Lavender (1 of 3)

It’s hard to believe summer is almost here again…ants, mosquitos, and poison ivy no matter where you are!  I love using essential oils in the summer. Actually, I love using oils in all seasons but summer has some special challenges well-fitted for essential oils.  A combination of peppermint and purification (10 drops each) in a 4 ounce bottle keeps the ants away.  This same peppermint and Purification formula in the garden repels bugs.  Gotta love the multi-tasking!

Poison Ivy/Bug Bite Remedy
5 drops lavender
3 drops Roman chamomile
1 drop geranium

Combine 3 drops of this blend with one teaspoon of olive oil and apply externally as needed.

Usage Tips for Peppermint and Lavender

Remove Ticks: Apply drop of Peppermint oil on QTip and dot it on tick.  Wait for it to let go, then remove.

Bee Sting/Insect Bite: Put a drop of lavender on the area to stop itching and reduce swelling.

Minor Injuries: Apply lavender oil immediately to bumps and bruises to relieve pain.

Nausea/Motion Sickness: Put a drop of peppermint on your tongue then on your hand and inhale it. Another way is to rub several drops of peppermint on the abdomen.

Heartburn: Put a few drops in an empty capsule and take internally after a heavy meal. (Use PURE essential oils for this.)  Rub 4-6 drops in the palm and rub over stomach and around the navel to relieve indigestion, flatulence and diarrhea.

Headache: Peppermint or Lavender on the back of the neck and on the temples, then in your hands and inhale.

Insomnia: Lavender is well known for its  calming and sedative properties. Rub a couple drops on the back of the neck and shoulders. Rub a drop of lavender oil on your palms and smooth on your pillow, then inhale.

Gentle Reminder: How Flu Vaccines are Made

Strains selected are cultivated in chick embryos for several weeks before being inactivated with formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. According to the CDC, the majority of flu vaccines contain thimerosal (mercury). Some contain as much as 25 mcg of mercury per dose, meaning it may contain more than 250x the EPA’s safety limit. You can also find:
-aluminum – neurotoxin
-Triton X-100 – detergent
-Ethylene glycol – antifreeze
-Betapropiolactone – disinfectant
-Nonoxynol – kill STDs
-Octoxinol 9 – vaginal spermicide

A total of 6.1% of seniors injected with the regular Fluzone vaccine experienced a serious adverse event including:
-abnormally low platelet count, which can result in abnormal bleeding
-Guillain-Barre syndrome
-spinal cord inflammation
-inflammation of the optic nerve
-enlarged lymph nodes
-Bell’s palsy
-Paresthesia
-Itchy skin
-Anaphylaxis
-inflammatory destruction of blood vessels
-Convulsions, fainting, dizziness

You might do some homework before getting your flu shot! Visit Mercola.com for more info.

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