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Aromatherapy for Women's Health

By Andrea Skurr - May 14, 2015 1:12:00 PM

Aromatherapy_bottlesAromatherapy is the ancient art of utilizing essential oils extracted from plants to promote health and healing to the body. Being nature’s defense mechanism for plants and cells, essential oils are are naturally anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. To give you an idea of their high concentration and potency, 1 drop of peppermint essential oil = 28 cups of peppermint tea!

Here are some essential oils for women's health:

Acne: atlas cedarwood, bergamot, geranium, grapefuit, juniper, lavender, lemon, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rosemary, rosewood, sandalwood, tea tree, ylang ylang

Depression(mild & temporary): bergamot, geranium, grapefuit

Menstrual Crampschamomile (Roman), lavender, marjoram

Muscle pain and spasm: chamomile (Roman and German), eucalyptus, lavender, marjoram, peppermint, rosemary

PMS: chamomile (Roman), frankincense, geranium, grapefuit, juniper, lavender, sandalwood

Sleeplessness: chamomile (Roman), clary sage, lavender, marjoram, petitgrain, sandalwood

massage therapy deal aromatherapy couponHere are some recipes to try.

PMS and Muscle cramping:
1 fl. ounce carrier oil (Sweet almond or Jojoba)
5 drops peppermint essential oil
4 drops sandalwood essential oil
3 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops chamomile (Roman) essential oil

Mix oils in a clean, dark-colored glass bottle before gently massaging a small amount on the abdomen and low back.

 
1 fl. ounce carrier oil (Jojoba)
6 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops tea tree essential oil
1 drop of geranium essential oil
1 drop bergamot (for oily skin types)

Blend all oils together in an amber glass bottle For proper blending, do not shake essential oils - always roll the bottle for 1-2 minutes. Next apply a small amount to the face, neck or back simply avoiding open orifices. 

Depression Aroma Blend:
This one we suggest using a room diffuser for a more holistic effect.

3 drops bergamot
2 drops geranium
1 drop grapefruit

OR
 
1 drop ylang ylang
2 drops lavender
3 drops grapefruit

REMEMBER: Store essential oils in tightly closed, dark glass jars; keep them away from heat, moisture and direct light; close lids tightly; do not refrigerate; keep for 12-18 months only; citrus oils have 6-month shelf life. 

ALWAYS: Keep essentials oils away from children and pets; follow recommended dilutions and perform a skin patch test to check for allergies first; dilute appropriately and proportionately; use topically not internally unless advised by healthcare professional; keep away from mouth, genital area, nose; avoid synthetic or “fragrance” nature oils as they do not have the same therapeutic properties as pure essential oils.

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