February 20, 2013 @ 6:47 PM
When your vocal cords are inflammed and you can barely whisper, you need to help the natural process of healing along with the following natural remedies using essential oils.
I do a lot of singing, so laryngitis is a big problem unless I can quickly get rid of the hard, dry mucous on my enflamed vocal cords and sing again. I always spring into action with my oils at the first sign of a cold, and I can usually limit the laryngitis stage to about one or two days and still sing all the others.
Antihistamines or any over-the-counter remedy that is designed to stop or dry up a cough would make the laryngitis worse, so I always stay away from cold and cough remedies. Using these synthetic remedies tends to drive the infection ......
February 13, 2013 @ 4:55 PM
That question calls for a little education.
There are 3 general types of essential oils:
1. Recreational fragrance oils for things like candles, perfume and potpourri.
2. Food flavoring oils for things like chewing gum, sodas and toothpaste.
3. Therapeutic essential oils for real medicinal use.
The first two can be synthetic, natural or mixtures of the two. The consistent flavor or aroma is more important than the real therapeutic value, so cheap synthetics work for candle, perfume and chewing gum companies. Even if the oils come from natural sources, they can be ......
February 9, 2013 @ 5:57 PM
Here's how to fill your own essential oil capsules quickly and conveniently with a blend of single essential oils
Purchase a package of single-0-sized empty capsules and put about 30 of them loose onto a plate.
Then mix your oils in an empty dropper bottle. Here’s a recipe using 5 oils for a strong antimicrobial blend.
Start with the strongest—Oregano—20 drops, then 20 drops each of Peppermint, Basil, and Geranium. Finally add 100 drops of a mild, versatile oil--Tea Tree.
This fills the bottle about halfway to the top. Then fill the bottle to the top with a carrier oil. I use grapeseed. Put your thumb over the opening and shake to mix the oils.
Then use the dropper to fill your capsules. You'll quickly......