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When I used to talk at a radio show in Ecuador, I would choose themes that would provide helpful tips to listeners. During my experience I discovered that as the first school trimester was coming close to its end, parents were nervous about their children failing the tests. I talked about the benefits of using essential oils that not only stimulate the nervous system but are cephalic as well, meaning that they improve memory and concentration. Hundreds of mothers tried out the essential oils and reported after the school exams that the oils definitely helped.
I tried it first when my son when he was in 4th grade and was having problems with his spelling tests. While he was learning and memorizing the spellings, he sniffed a tissue that had 2 drops of the Memoria essential oil. The next day, right before school, he took a few sniffs of the oil again and carried the tissue to the exam room. When the exam came along, he was able to identify with the familiar smell and relate it to the moments when he was studying.
This helped him immensely in recalling what he had learned the previous day and gave his memory an instant boost. As a result of this simple therapy, he ended up with straight A’s in spelling. Memoria is now a part of our every day routine at home. I put 5 drops of the essential oil in an aromatherapy diffuser on his desk – this helps him finish his homework faster without getting distracted. Whenever he comes looking all groggy to eat breakfast, I spray Vigor Body Mist a couple of times on his face to help him gear up for his day at school.
This method can be very helpful for children with ADD and ADHD and to anybody needing some extra help with their concentration.
This is one of my favorite methods of essential oil application for many acute conditions. It is very useful to allow essential oils to penetrate in a particular area of the body.
1) Mix 6 drops of essential oil(s) and 1 tablespoon salt in an empty bowl 2) Fill bowl with hot or cold water 3) Soak a piece of cloth, wring it out and cover the affected area 4) Repeat this process for 5 to 15 minutes, as needed.
For alternate compresses fill one bowl with very warm water, and the other one with iced water
Years ago we were invited to a family party, the moment we arrived my sister started to scream out of pain, she had an awful kidney stone that started to bother right at that moment. Luckily for her, I carried my essential oils with me. I asked the host of the party to give me two bowls.
I created another mixture and added to the other bowl. One bowl was filled with hot water, the other one with iced water.
Fennel and Grapefruit are said to be litholytic which means they can dissolve stones. 
She was crying and initially would not even allow me to touch her. I applied one compress at a time, first the hot one, then the cold one for about 15 minutes.
The pain subsided, she literally woke up and went to the bathroom, expelled the stone and went to dance!
After the party I made a massage oil with orange, grapefruit, fennel and other detoxing oils, she applied it on her lower back and lower abdomen every day and never complained about a kidney stone again.
I have recommended this method to many more friends and clients, they have always reported great results.
I’m one of those lucky women who hasn’t had a problem like that, but since I have worked in several spas I knew how my fellow coworkers felt on one of those days when they could not do a treatment out of the pain they were feeling.
The essential oil that have worked very well for me are:
You can also use someFrankincense if the pain is excruciating. I remember that every time I applied these compresses I could feel their organs moving, almost like dancing, like stretching. After 10 minutes, the pain was gone! I then recommended them to use a massage oil with the same oils on a regular basis in order to not only address the symptoms but also to start regulating their bodies and hormonal system.
When my husband suffered from migraines, I used cephalic and analgesic essential oils, to stimulate circulation.
I applied the alternate compress method and again, it only needed 10 minutes for him to feel great again.
The following essential oils are very useful:
Aromandina’s recommendation for compresses:Memoria Blend, for daily application: Headache Begone Roll On NOTE: Headaches and migraines are usually symptoms of many other conditions. This is just a method to help with the pain, but I highly recommend visiting a holistic practitioner who can help you get to the root of the causes.
I always tell my students and clients that my son, in his 13 years of life has had only 5 infections. He doesn’t remember if he ever had a fever, and yes, his last fever was when he was 8 years old where he had an ear infection.
This information on this blog is based on traditional use of aromatherapy and it does not intend to diagnose or treat any condition. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. No part of this blog may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina.