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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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Cold Sores .... Yuck! How Essential Oils Has Helped Me!

I hate cold sores.  I mean, who doesn't?  I have been suffering from them from a very young age.  There is nothing nice about them .... they look awful, they hurt and it feels like everyone is staring! What is a cold sore or fever blister?  If you don't know, chances are you have never had one!  But here is a quick explanation of one. Cold sores or Fever Blisters are painful lesions that develop on or near the lips and are known as oral herpes. They are caused by the herpes simplex virus (either Type 1 or Type 2). They are often seen around the time of getting other viral infections that may have had a fever, but not...

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Safe Essential Oils for Babies and Children

Many people ask about what essential oils are safe for children.   It really depends on age and the oil itself.  We have included a general guidelines, however, you should always use great caution and care, and seek the advice of a medical doctor.  Essential oils that are safe for topical use or diffusion on babies 3+ months The maximum recommended amount of essential oils used on babies 3+ months topically, should not exceed 1 - 2 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil (such as grape seed oil, etc.) Chamomile (Roman or German) Dill Lavender  Yarrow, Blue  Essential oils that are safe for topical use or diffusion on babies 6+ months The maximum recommended amount of essential oils used on babies...

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Neck Pain? Our Top 4 Essential Oils for Relief

Today I woke up with the dreaded stiff neck causing me tons of pain, not to mention the fact that I cannot turn to my right side. Sigh. It inspired me to write a blog on neck pain and the need help others who also woke up with the same ailment. I feel your pain …. and soon to be “relief”. Maybe you slept wrong (yes!), are going through a stressful time in your life, or maybe just have pad posture, when neck pain hits, it effects every part of you including your range of motion (ergo ... my not being able to turn to the right side). We are fortunate to be able to draw on nature and the...

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How Aromatherapy Cures Hair Loss

This a true story ... and I wanted to share it with my readers in the hopes of helping others, particularly, children. My friend's son, aged 11, always had a full head of hair, very healthy and shiny until one day.   Let's start at the beginning.  In the summer of 2015, my friend's father was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer.  He tried chemotherapy and after another scan, they found out the chemotherapy wasn't working, and the doctors gave him only 6 more months to live. They are a very tight knit family.  Her kids, herself and her husband are extremely close with her father; he is loved more than life by everyone.  Her kids have a special bond with her father and were extremely saddened by the news. One day...

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