I have certainly tried my fair share of different brands, so I thought I would share my favourites with you! Continue reading
Below I share some non-typical natural cold remedies, as they don’t involve cold and flu tablets or panadol!
My philosophy is first do no harm. Long-term medication use can have some side effects which may impact our long-term health and wellbeing. I try to opt for natural remedies in the first instance before resorting to medications.
Apologies in advance for jumping up onto the soap box, but this is something I am extremely passionate about!
They say knowledge is power, so here are some gems of knowledge to get you thinking…..
Would you eat your moisturiser?
Nicotine patches…. do you know how they work? The are absorbed by the skin and end up in the blood stream.
Well your moisturiser is no different. Neither is your shampoo, your body wash, your face mask or your deodorant. Many ingredients in personal care products are questionable. And it only takes your body 26 seconds to absorb what you put on your skin. Continue reading
How to use essential oils?
Topically and massage
Essential oils have a very small size and of the chemical weight of less than 1000m (m = weight of molecule). This means that they are able to penetrate the skin and pass into the bloodstream and into different areas of the body for internal benefits, without having to take orally.
Only some essential oils can be applied directly (lavender, frankincense, tea tree) as they are highly concentrated (refer to blending guide below). For the rest it is best to dilute with a carrier oil (see below for list of carrier oils), and massage into your skin.
Essential oils are also absorbed into the bloodstream when inhaled. The large amount of blood vessels in the lungs absorb the oils and then circulate them throughout the body. Continue reading
Have you discovered the many benefits of essential oils?
Essential oils are made of very small molecules that can penetrate your cells, and some can even cross the blood-brain barrier. This means they act fast! Within 4 seconds of inhaling an aroma the body responds via the brain and central nervous system by releasing certain chemicals and endorphins.