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Essential Oils to Kill Ticks

There is a lot of talk these days about ticks.  The Government of Canada and the Ministry of Health are warning us about ticks.  They are posing a risk to our kids, our pets and ourselves.  In light of this, we thought it would only make sense to address the issue and how essential oils can kill ticks and make our Summer more pleasurable. Natural alternatives for pest relief are in great demand. Essential oils are a popular choice, and some can repel ticks even if they don't kill ticks. We find the essential oils most commonly promoted as tick repellents include eucalyptus, lavender, lemongrass, lemon, geranium, palmarosa, pennyroyal and cedarwood. Let's take a look at each one and how...

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How aromatherapy can benefit your yoga practice

You enjoy yoga.  You attend your weekly classes.  You feel the great benefits of yoga.  You love every aspect of yoga.  But have you ever thought of what can make the effects of yoga even better?  Probably not! Meditation and being mindful of your breathing is an important part of yoga. It improves your concentration and calms your mind. Yoga helps to lower stress and encourages production of oxytocin hormone, which is associated with feelings of relaxation. Yoga is also known to lower blood pressure, control cholesterol and strengthen the immune system.  When you combine yoga with essential oils, it brings harmony of mind, body and spirit.  It is also helpful in balancing your chakras. Yoga and essential oils compliment...

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Shingles & Essential Oils

So, you had chicken pox when you were a child, and when it was all healed up you thought you were done.  Right?  Wrong! Some of you may even be wondering, what are shingles and what do they have to do with chicken pox?  Read on my friends ... let's learn together about shingles, and more importantly, how to treat them with essential oils. Shingles are painful rashes due to the herpes zoster virus. Having chicken pox in childhood and experiencing significant stress are risk factors for shingles. The usual medication prescribed is oral acyclovir. However, there is now evidence that some essential oils can help in decreasing pain and reducing the rash more quickly. Essential oils contain anti-viral properties...

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