5 drops Ginger essential oil
5 drops Cypress essential oil
2 drops Lavender essential oil
As the weather gets colder, I feel the need to use “warming” oils that can not only help me breathe better but also make me feel more energetic. A little known oil in this regard is Black Spruce. I have been quite enamored by its soft, fresh, forest-like scent and what it can do for the mind and body.
A member of the Pinaceae plant family, Spruce is a close cousin of firs, pines and hemlocks. There are over 40 species of Spruce but not all offer therapeutic benefits. Black Spruce (Picea mariana) is an evergreen coniferous tree native to Canada, although it also grows in some parts of Alaska and North America. It is typically found in wet, swampy regions. The sharp, bluish-green needle-like leaves of the tree are the primary source of essential oil, which is extracted through the process of steam distillation. Black Spruce essential oil has a much milder, sweeter scent compared to other oils from the evergreen family.
For women, the experience of menopause can be as individualistic, unique and varied as our fingerprints. Some women sail through it without any major bumps, while others grapple with annoying and unpredictable symptoms for as long as a decade. Any woman who has battled hot flashes, loss of libido, weight gain and mood swings will know what I am talking about.
Menopause is a significant phase in any woman’s life, and not only because it signals the end of the reproductive period, but also because it comes at a time when most of us have a demanding life to lead and responsibilities to deal with. Therefore, staying fit and active should be a top priority.
There are several supplements and dietary recommendations that are known to ease the symptoms, but a little known secret is the use of essential oils for menopause.
If there is anything clean, refreshing and energizing at the same time, it has to be Eucalyptus Essential Oil. I suggest everyone should have a bottle in their cabinet because it is so versatile and has SO MANY USES!
I have personally used it in many of my aromatherapy products such as the Winter Blend, Fiesta, BUZZ-OFF Insect Repellent Aromatherapy Spray, Immune Support Essential Oil and Body Oil, RESPIRO Andean Bath Soak. It’s probably easy for you to guess that I am really, really fond of Eucalyptus.
As the temperature goes up, so does the number of activities you want to do. After all, summer was made for hanging out on the beach, hosting cookouts, and moving your workout out into the sun at the local park. But all of those scorching hot days can do a number on you. If you really want to have a cool summer, you’ve got to keep yourself cool!
Luckily, it’s easy to do with the right blend of essential oils!
Aromatherapy is one of the best natural remedies for summer’s heat because it cools you down without creating any strange side effects.
We want you to enjoy your time outdoors, so we have created a special recipe to help.
My first essential oil blend of choice is SUMMER BLEND.
It’s a great way to stay cool with aromatherapy, because it contains spearmint and lemongrass — all of which have natural cooling properties! These essential oils can eliminate the germs on your skin that you get on a hot, sweaty day, along with making your mind a little sharper.
Here’s a simple compress method for you:
Mix 4 drops of Summer Blend with 1 tsp of salt in a bowl.
Fill bowl with iced water
Soak a towel into the mixture, wring it out
Wrap it around your neck
You’ll instantly feel cool, calm, and collected!
Ready to have a cool summer?
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