Lavender and lavender oil is known to help reduce anxiety and stress and this has been common knowledge for centuries. Lavender will also slow your heart rate. The calming properties of lavender are what makes their essential oils such an important aid for soothing and relaxing sleep.
Lavender Essential Oil is 100% pure and natural and of the highest quality. Originating from France, the oil is extracted from Lavandula angustifolia by steam distillation using the flower buds.
Lavender oil is one of the most favorite essential oils, as it has wonderful qualities and also smells great. You may find that the aroma of the pure essential oil is not quite what you expect if you are used to strong, synthetic commercial fragrances. It won’t take long for you to love Lavender Oil and its beautiful aroma.
We all need to ‘recharge our batteries’ overnight so that we can be energetic and alert during the day. Most of us spend a third of our lives asleep. But one person in three experiences sleep problems at some time in their lives. Some people don’t get enough sleep, others are too restless, and others may feel that they are sleeping too much. Perhaps you have difficulty getting to sleep, or problems staying asleep through the night, or you wake too early in the morning? You may think you’re getting enough sleep but if you wake up feeling tired or feel very sleepy during the day, then you might have a sleep problem. Too little sleep can make you feel tired and irritable, and less able to concentrate the next day. But it isn’t just how much sleep you get that matters; quality of sleep is important too.
The most common kinds of sleep problem are:
insomnia – having difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
sleep apnoea – due to breathing interruptions during sleep
restless legs syndrome – uncomfortable sensations that make you feel you have to move your legs.
The sad statistic is that over 40 million Americans are having to put up with sleeping problems. Don’t be part of that statistic. As well as combatting insomnia, Learning to relaxis important for your well-being too.
There are risks associated with the overexposure of essential oils, but the proper use of them proves to be medically enhancing to our lives. It is always best to use the oils under the guidance of an aromatherapy practitioner. It is also wise to seek medical attention should you experience any signs or symptoms of overexposure.
The majority of the essential oils are not meant to be ingested. They are concentrated and have a lot of health benefits. You should keep in mind that there are some exceptions to this rule of thumb and it is important to know what you are putting into your body. One example, you can use chamomile in a tea to ease a stomach pain it’s also important to note that whatever you ingest goes into your body and get processed by the liver and kidneys. Too many chemicals in your body can be dangerous to your body.
Most of the essential oils we inhale. When heating the oil or just putting a drop on a tissue the oil vaporizes into the air in the form of an aroma. You then inhale those aromas and they enter into our blood stream to affect our brain and nervous system. Extended use may change the chemical in of our tissues. Chemicals are still chemicals no matter if we can see spot them or not. What are the side effects of this inhalation? You may feel dizzy or become light-headed. You may even experience headaches or nausea. If you are experiencing any symptoms like these, then get outside to get some fresh air and let your body relax. Everyone’s body reacts differently to different things. If you are taking medication, using essential oils could impact that treatment.
Essential oils that are topically applied (meaning applied directly to your skin) can create rashes like symptoms or redness. These symptoms are only temporary, but exposure to a large area of your body could be very irritating to deal with. The best test to see if your skin can handle the oil application by applying a drop of oil mixed with a tablespoon of vegetable oil to your skin. If the skin turns red or there is burning or itching, flush the area with water immediately. Beside of these side effects, essential oils that are applied topically can heal many skin conditions like acne, eczema and athlete’s foot.
It is very important that if you have any medical condition, pregnant or nursing, that you consult with a medical professional first before using essential oils
While there are some risks involved, the use of essential oils to promote health and wellness has been a growing market as people seek to find natural methods for cures. We find that the risks vary from person to person and that moderation is best practice. For medical conditions seek advice a doctor and/or aromatherapy practitioner before using the aroma oils. Make the most of what nature provides and minimize the risk by understanding what is involved and how to correctly use the product.
How do I know which essential oils are right for me?
There are more than 90 essential oils and each of them can have one or more healing properties. That many choice leaves us with the question what are the best oils for me.
The first thing to you need to think of is when making your selection is whether or not the scent appeals to you. Every oil might have a useful medicinal property for each of us, but only certain scents work for us. The aromas of the essential oils work to stimulate our nervous system and brain functions. If we are distracted by the side effect of a scent irritation in our body or the aroma simply does not appeal to our senses, then the essential oil probably is not a good choice. Try to sample the scent if possible especially if we are purchasing it for the first time. This can be accomplished by taking a trip to a local essential oils supplier or at the very least, to a local bath products retailer.
The second thing to consider is the effect we would like to create with our essential oils. The oils have long been known to promote emotional balance and stability in addition to having healing properties and just plain smelling great! Wow! Experience a physical healing in your body and mind and experience a great scent at the same time. That’s two effects for the price of one!
The essential oils promote several effects such as providing an atmosphere of peace and tranquility, reducing stress, anger, anxiety, and depression. In addition, the oils are also known to promote a sense of confidence, reduce fatigue and tiredness, reduce feelings of fear and loneliness, and promote memory and concentration, helps with sleep problems, reducing fever, even get healthier hair. There are many more effects that the use of essential oils provides! It is important to note that not all essential oils promote or reduce all emotions. It will take time to learn which essential oil promotes or reduces which effect, but if fail doing this chances are you buy oils that are not working for you.
The third thing you want to consider is the cost associated with the use of essential oils. Not only does the essential oil have to be purchased, but if you are buying from a mainland supplier, shipping and handling costs should be taken into account. If you plan on combining the essential oil with a carrier oil, creams, salts or soap costs should also be estimated as well. The oils need proper storage elements. Wooden craft boxes are relatively inexpensive and are helpful in keeping your bottles in a safe manner while making the transport of those bottles easy to do. You will need to calculate the costs for extra items such as bottles to store your blended oils and diluted mixes. Also, do some research on the costs of equipment such as distillers (if you plan on making your own essential oils) or a diffuser for refreshing a room would be helpful.
You need to consider the three things we mentioned above when you start to select your oils for your new collection. Best is start doing some planning, what are the oils for? what is the cost? what are the shipping costs and what about the shelve life……. Then you are ready to purchase your essential oil collection.
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You are encouraged to print this book for easy reading 2 Table of Contents Foreword Chapter 1 Aromatherapy The Basics Chapter 2 Understanding Aromatherapy Chapter 3 Considering Aromatherapy Chapter 4 Using Aromatherapy Effectively Chapter 5 More Ways Of Using Aromatherapy Chapter 6 Cures Using Aromatherapy Chapter 7 Healing Attributes Of Aromatherapy Chapter 8 Aromatherapy And Healing Chapter 9 Misusing Aromatherapy Chapter 10 Acquiring Aromatherapy Products Wrapping Up 3 Foreword Aromatherapy a word often associated with calm sweet smelling and relaxing surroundings Made famous for its mostly relaxing indulgent feature using aromatherapy has also been known to be related to have medicinal qualities 4 Chapter 1 Aromatherapy The Basics Synopsis The basis of aromatherapy is in its use of naturally garnered essential oils These oils are usually extracted from plant material and other compounds The flower based oils are usually for strongly aromatic users while the other sources of oils are mainly used for medicinal purposes These oils are primarily extracted from flowers or delicate plant tissues which are already known for their various attributes Surprisingly even in the culinary field such elements are now becoming popular especially among those with a more discerning palate Though it should be noted here that such elements have long been used over time as a more traditional source of nutrition and even flavor 5 6 The Basics Sometimes divided into three distinctive areas of uses aromatherapy has proven an effective solution to many problems Aerial diffusion falls in the category for environmental fragrancing or disinfection Direct inhalation is encouraged to arrest various respiratory problems like respiratory disinfection congestion tightness in the chest cavity and many others Topical applications are mainly for relaxing purposes such as massages baths compresses and therapeutic skin care treatments Theoretically aromatherapy has been encouraged to be looked upon as an alternative to more invasive type of treatments Besides being much more pleasant as a treatment option it can sometimes even be touted as a prevention element to certain diseases At worst it can play a major role in relaxing the general state of an individual and perhaps contribute in some way to the more successful percentage of recovery when combined with other more scientifically accepted methods of treatment Today there are many avenues of treatment to explore before embarking on a particular type suitable for the individual However it must always be noted that before 7 making a choice one must always try to be as well informed as possible Chapter 2 Understanding Aromatherapy Synopsis The importance of understanding a particular topic idea or element is often overlooked in this busy world of today To make matters worse it is often difficult to find the time to really extensively explore particular topics However with the use of various modern tools this task can be not only fun but very informative too 8 9 Digging A Little Deeper Most people today understand aromatherapy as just another indulgent exercise the privileged few enjoy However upon taking the time to delve deeper one is likely to find a whole new prospect relating to the very diverse uses of aromatherapy Aromatherapy can be explored as an alternative to more invasive methods of treatments Originating long before medical science made discoveries and breakthroughs aromatherapy has had many success stories to back its many wondrous attributes The concept of using aromatherapy to treat wounds and burns first came about when a scientist badly burned his hand while conducting an experiment and later it was used again successfully as an antiseptic to treat the wounded soldiers during world war two Being the basis of natural materials aromatherapy is less dangerous a method to choose from when deciding on the best suited treatment for various illnesses In theory aromatherapy is a treatment that may or may not help in the prevention of diseases by the use of essential oils When coupled with the more conventional methods of treatments it has been found to produce impressive results mainly contributing as a calming ingredient to the equation 10 Aromatherapy can have a positive impact on the limbic system through the olfactory system It has also been known to have direct pharmacologic effects There have been studies done to prove the connection between the direct impacts of use between aromatherapy coupled with other scientific methods however to date no conclusive data has been forth coming 11 Chapter 3 Considering Aromatherapy Synopsis Some consider aromatherapy as a new age alternative style of treatment while yet others know of its origins that date back a long while Indulging in aromatherapy is a choice that should only be made after understanding the various aspects of this field This is most important when choosing aromatherapy as an alternative to medical treatments when trying to arrest cure or prevent diseases 12 What To Think About The general perception of aromatherapy is getting the scent of an essential oil to infuse itself into the atmosphere to create a pleasing and relaxing state of body and mind To others is may be perceived as a relaxing massage session with the use of beneficial essential oils Using aromatherapy as a skin care regimen is also very popular Many of the essential oils used have proven qualities that can contribute to the various needs addressed in skin care lines These requirements can range from wanting to keep the skin looking young and supple to actually reversing the aging effects on the skin Some forms of eczema and acne have been successfully arrested with the use of the aromatherapy method Aromatherapy is also an excellent way recommended to get oneself into a meditative state These meditative states are usually associated with yoga tai chi visualization or self hypnosis 13 Trying various oils before deciding on the one that best allows you to reach the required level of mediation is sometimes needed Besides this some research has shown that using aromatherapy can help create the mood for various scenarios with specific results in mind Though there is lack of conclusive evidence to show aromatherapy can be instrumental in treating certain diseases the fact remains that many people turn to this alternative based on other success stories Traditionally linked to the successful treatment of emotional and physical ailments there is proven success because aromatherapy is a natural method that helps the body cope with stress anxiety and tension which are all contributing factors or causes of other illnesses and diseases 14 Chapter 4 Using Aromatherapy Effectively Synopsis Aromatherapy has become very popular today Though it is still mostly linked to idea of a relaxingly therapeutic massage session newer uses are now being explored In ancient times aromatherapy was used for almost everything from relaxing to health solutions and even for 15 culinary preparations A lot needs to be understood before embarking on the journey of aromatherapy 16 What You Need To Know If one is thinking of setting up an aromatherapy centre or even considering the use of aromatherapy to treat a certain medical condition the buying of the essential oils is a crucial aspect to consider Most essential oils today are so commercialized that it may not always be as genuine as stated on the labels Careful examination of the label contents needs to be checked and rechecked before a purchase is made Some labels can be quite deceiving in their purported capabilities The condition and type of packing of the essential oils is also a very important feature that should be considered Ideally there should not be any cracks or broken seals as this will contribute to the contamination of the purity levels of the oils Besides all this the other important fact to consider is getting the best results through the method and choice of essential oils Meaning some essential oil work better when used the correct way and the best results are assured if the recommended way is not taken for granted but adhered to carefully The method of inhalation is used to treat certain ailments like sinuses headaches colds chest congestions and other 17 similar conditions This method is far more effective and quicker than taking oral or direct application on the skin Spraying a mixture of essential oils and distilled water is another method used to create a calming and relaxing atmosphere This method has proved to be beneficial when treating anxiety depression stress and other pressurizing conditions Some conditions call for direct applications However as most aromatherapy massage session are performed with direct skin contact the concentration of the essential oils needs to be considered before commencing Reason being that these essential oils could cause an allergic reaction to the individual 18 Chapter 5 More Ways Of Using Aromatherapy Syno
These recipes will give you a morning dose of protein via meat and eggs.
Try these paleo breakfast recipes when you want nutrition-packed paleo meals to start your day.
2 pounds ground pork
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
1 tablespoon dried chives
2 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons)
8 large eggs, boiled and peeled (see note below)
1 bag (2 ounces) fried pork rinds (optional)
2 large eggs, raw (optional)
Preheat the oven to 375 F. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place the ground pork in a large mixing bowl. Add salt, pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, tarragon, parsley, chives, and garlic. Knead with your hands until well mixed.
Divide the pork mixture into 8 equal servings. Roll each piece into a ball, then flatten it in your palm into a pancake shape. Wrap the meat around a hard-boiled egg, rolling it between your palms until the egg is evenly covered. This is much easier than it sounds. If the meat sticks to your hands, moisten them with a little water. Place the meat wrapped eggs on the baking sheet.
If using the pork rinds, place them in the bowl of the food processor and process until they resemble bread crumbs; pour them onto a plate or in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, beat the 2 raw eggs. Gently roll each meatball in pork rind crumbs; you want just a thin dusting. Then roll each meatball in the raw egg and roll a second time in the crushed pork rinds to evenly coat. Place on the baking sheet.
Bake for 25 minutes, then increase the temperature to 400 F and bake an additional 5-10 minutes, until the eggs are golden brown and crisp.
Baked eggs in avocado
from Fit Sugar
2 ripe avocados
4 fresh eggs
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon chopped chives
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Slice the avocados in half, and take out the pit. Scoop out about two tablespoons of flesh from the center of the avocado, just enough so the egg will fit snugly in the center.
Place the avocados in a small baking dish. Do your best to make sure they fit tightly.
Crack an egg into each avocado half. Try your best to crack the yolk in first, then let the egg whites spill in to fill up the rest of the shell.
Place in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Cooking time will depend on the size of your eggs and avocados. Just make sure the egg whites have enough time to set.
Remove from oven, then season with pepper, chives, and garnish of your choice. Enjoy!
Why this Ebook about StressLet’s face it, dear friend. Find time for relaxation. In this day and age, stress, tension, and anxiety are constant facts of life.
Each week, the pace of life gets faster and faster. When life becomes overwhelming, taking it easy is easier said than done and finding time to relax becomes increasingly difficult. Nowadays, taking time out to smell the flowers is a luxury we feel we can’t afford since the world has been hit by the recession. Most of us don’t have time for activities in our lives that are emotionally fulfilling and healthy because we are busy working to make ends meet.
Our feelings of stress, anxiety, and tension never get allayed. The majority of people know that stress is one of the leading causes of potentially deadly health conditions such as heart attacks and stroke. However, most people are caught in a trap of feeling overwhelmed by a seemingly insurmountable amount of work and wind up spending our lives feeling thrown for a loop appears to be an inevitable fact of life. When you feel squished by financial problems, it is difficult to remain emotionally stable and physically fit. We are frustrated and exasperated by rigid social structures and constantly needy people.
Frankly, the experience of feeling like life is too much to bear routinely crops up for most of us. In order to get through the day, a crutch to help us avoid being knocked down by the circumstances of our lives is often required. Unfortunately, that crutch often comes in the form of self-medication in the form of street drugs, food, or alcohol to help take the edge off of the ever-present feelings of anxiety and stress. Others make an appointment with their doctor to ask for a prescription to cheer them up, make them perky, or calm them down. Unfortunately, these treatments are just a way to escape. They provide only temporary relief from the stress, no matter if they are self-prescribed or obtained through a medical doctor.
The net result of these escapes is getting further behind because of unmet deadlines or the dreariness of a morning hangover. Which leads to more stress. It is normal to experience some stress in the course of a day, however, for some people, the anxiety and stress levels are so bad that they must avoid living their lives by canceling social obligations and calling in sick to work. The only thing that they have time to do is to deal with their own emotional pain and the stress it brings because their mind has turned into a broken and difficult machine. Your new full-time job has become management of your own stress. This is something that you might require some help with. Instead of stressing about it, maybe it is time to relax.
When stress levels become too high for extended periods of time, it turns into major depression or chronic anxiety. Many find that they need treatment for addiction or wind up having a nervous breakdown. At one point in my life, I stretched myself to the limit and beyond in order to be all things to all the people in my life. I thought I was Superwoman. Every minute of every day was all about others and I didn’t reserve any time for myself.
Because of this, I didn’t take care of myself and began to regularly experience anxiety attacks. These chronic attacks led to a deep depression which drove others away. They could no longer deal with my constant downer moods. The isolation and depression increased my anxiety level. Wanting to be normal led to more stress, and I was left feeling like something was always wrong.
Once I began gaining weight and bloating up because of the antidepressants prescribed to me, I only wanted to lie on the couch and eat. I had gained a large amount of weight and was a total mess by the time that I finally stopped taking all of these medications. I eventually gained the confidence required to restore my burnt out psyche by reducing my need for antidepressants, alcohol, and too much food once I discovered the natural therapies and solutions that truly worked. Once I was able to successfully regain control of my life from depression, stress, and anxiety,
I wrote this eBook. I am finally able to accept that things will never be perfect and was able to halt the descent into depression. I realized that the root cause of all of my problems was stress. I had never understood before what the rat race was doing to me because I was so busy running on the treadmill. I allowed myself to succumb to the toll that stress was laying on me because I was not taking charge of my own life and was constantly reacting instead. When I began doing the research for this book, my first step was to find out all I could about the harmful chronic problems caused in our lives by tension, anxiety, and stress.