Diffusing is a great way to get organic essential oils into your daily wellness plan. It is a subtle way to cleanse and protect your environment and home or work. Our May meeting featured Jerry Levin who spoke about the different ways to diffuse. A very cost effective, simple way is to place a few drops of your favorite oil onto a cotton ball and place on your desk or bedstand. You can put a few drops into a glass bowl and do the same thing. Young Living has a travel diffuser that is also battery operated and makes it real nice to diffuse in far away places!! Jerry spoke about other diffusers such as the Therapro which is recommended to diffuse to prevent or get rid of mold. Dr. Edward Close has a website and several publications on this topic and check him out for more details. When dealing with mold, do not use a water source for diffusing.
The best diffusers are cool air which breaks the oil up into a microfine mist that is then dispersed into the air. They oxygenating molecules will remain suspended for several hours to freshen and improve the air quality. Avoid diffusers that use heat or candles – this is burning the oil and wasting it much quicker.
Best oils that I have found to diffuse include orange or lavender to relax; peppermint to focus or energize; lemon to cleanse and support the immune system; and Thieves blend from Young Living to protect and support the immune system. Diffusing essential oils has been found to protect the physical system as well as to create greater emotional and spiritual harmony.
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Add a comment June 18, 2011
Dianne Roach, RN gave a great presentation on using natural products for skin sun protection. Her main message – if you cannot eat it then do not put it on the skin. The skin is the largest organ and absorbs anywhere from 30-50% into the bloodstream.
Sunburn relief – consider using 1 oz organic aloe vera gel with purified water and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with vitamin E and 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil. Store in refrig.
Di offered a Fabulous SunScreen Cream. Use 3/4 cup of choice oil (sesame, coconut, macadamia nut; or a little of all 3); 1 cup purified water; 1/2 oz beeswax; 30 drops of your favorite essential oil(s). NO CITRUS for sunscreen!!! She melts oil and beewax above 168 degrees; cool till you can touch with fingertips; measure water and put in blender or deep bowl (use stick blender); add oil to water in steady stream mixing well. Let cool and add essential oil(s) – mix well.
Enjoy fun in the sun – safely and naturally!!
Di sells natural, organic skin care products including soaps, facial masks, lotions, creams and much more!
Add a comment June 17, 2011
Peppermint- a great oil for clarity, decreases stress headaches and stomach aches, cools the body. It may be a little warm for some skin types to apply neat.
Orange and Cinnamon – an old remedy from many grandmothers. Science shows how both are great for the immune system. Take care when breathing in cinnamon – very strong and may irritate the mucosa; it should be diluted in a carrier oil such as olive oil if you wish to apply on the skin. Orange is safe for skin application however it is a citrus and use caution if applying on the skin and then going out in the sun. There has been a lot of research with orange for its antitumoral properties. There is research and testing with cinnamon and its effectiveness for the immune system.
Nutmeg – is a wonderful oil for digestion and related issues. It can be applied, inhaled or used as a food additive. Use caution with topical for some skin types may be irritating – may wish to dilute.
Joy – a great blend for the holiday stress. Contains several oils including rose (the highest frequency oil). Great to diffuse in home or office.
Many of you know how I LOVE the new Roll-Ons. We spoke about Stress Away last month – I still enjoy the many uses that are coming forward. It is great for anything (or anyone) that needs relaxation or calming. Deep Relief is a favorite of many for relieving pain and discomfort in muscles.