Carrier Oils For Skin Types. Which one are you?

30 Apr 2015
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Carrier Oils For Skin Types. Which one are you?

Carrier oils contain vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids (EFA), and many of them soften and improve the condition of the skin. Some of them are also highly effective in treating irritated, sensitive conditions such as eczema and psoriasis as well as helping to reduce wrinkles and scar tissue. What EFA’s Oleic acid is a monounsaturated fatty acid or omega-9 Linoleic acid (LA) is a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid. Important for cell membranes. Linolenic acid. There are two forms: Alpha linolenic acid (ALA) is an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) is an omega-6 unsaturated fatty acid. These are closely related to omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, which are called eicosapentaenoic acid.

Exploring Aromatherapy for Emotional Wellbeing

30 Mar 2015
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Exploring Aromatherapy for Emotional Wellbeing

Essential oils have a major effect in heightened emotional states such as grief and sadness. They have a strong connection to our emotional wellbeing. The olfactory system includes anything in our body that affects our sense of smell. During inhalation the olfactory system can detect molecules, identify millions of odorants and remember them. When inhalation takes place, these tiny molecules passes through the membranes and into the blood stream. The trigger signal is sent to the limbic system and the amygdale in the brain. This part of the brain stores and releases emotional trauma. The only way to stimulate this gland is with the sense of smell. This is also known.

Vibrational Frequencies of Essential Oils

28 Feb 2015
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Vibrational Frequencies of Essential Oils

Frequency is defined as a measurable rate of electrical energy flow that is constant between any two points. Everything still or alive has an electrical frequency. Essential oils contain frequencies that are several times greater than that of herbs and foods. They help us to transform emotions and help to bring the body into a higher state of vibration. Dr. Robert O. Becker, in his book The Body Electric, tells us that the human body has an electrical frequency, and also that much about a person’s health can be determined by its frequency levels. Bruce Taino of Taino Technology, Washington, built the first frequency monitor in the world. It used a highly sensitive.

How to Dilute Essential Oils

27 Jan 2015
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How to Dilute Essential Oils

Essential oils are concentrated, highly potent substances. A working knowledge of how to use them safely is vital and should be respected. Knowing how to dilute essential oils properly will help you to use them safely and gain the highest possible therapeutic effects.   Essential oil dilution is a safety precaution for two reasons: The most effective way to dilute essential oils is in a carrier oil. A carrier can be any high-quality vegetable oil, such as almond, grapeseed, apricot kernel, jojoba, olive or sesame. Percentage dilution is worked out on the basis that there are 20 drops of essential oils in 1ml. Aromatherapy for home use usually adapts the.

Top 5 Aromatherapy Carrier Oils for the Winter

04 Dec 2014
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Top 5 Aromatherapy Carrier Oils for the Winter

Cold winds, frost and rain all contribute to drying out the skin. As the weather gets colder, it is important to pay more attention to our skin through a natural, moisturising beauty regime, which will leave your skin looking radiant and feeling hydrated in the harsh winter months. What are Carrier Oils? A carrier oil or vegetable oil is derived from the fatty portion of the plant usually the kernel, seeds or nuts. How Do They Work? Carrier oils are particularly effective for protecting the skin from drying out and nourishing the skin in the cold winter months. Many carrier oils simulate sebum, which is the skin’s natural moisturiser. Essential.

Essential Oils for Pain and Inflammation

18 Oct 2014
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Essential Oils for Pain and Inflammation

What is Inflammation? Inflammation is an immune response and is the body’s way of dealing with an injury or infection. It is a very natural process. Your body is constantly exposed to toxins, in the air, food, water, chemical reactions in the body ie emotional or physical and of course injury to the body’s tissues and food intolerances. When the body is overloaded with toxins and the liver is under too much pressure, they can leak through the mucous membranes resulting in catarrh or inflammation of the mucous membranes. These toxins or free radicals can also build up elsewhere in the body causing pain and infection and digestive problems. Pain.

The Powerful Moisturising Properties of Shea Butter

04 Oct 2014
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The Powerful Moisturising Properties of Shea Butter

100% natural unrefined & organic Shea Butter is an off- white or ivory-colored fat extracted from the nut of the African tree. Shea butter is edible and is used in food preparation in Africa. Our Shea Butter is produced by a women’s fair trade project in Ghana.  The Organic Shea Butter that Therapeutic Healing gets from Ghana, go through an initial filtering process with a fine cloth to remove any impurities, an then goes through a final cleansing process in Holland. LEAH Whipped Shea Butter has moisturising properties &amp anti-aging properties, full of nutrients and has exceptional healing properties for the skin. Shea butter is also packed with antioxidants like vitamin E, as well as polyphenols.

About Alcohols in Your Skin Care Products

23 Aug 2014
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About Alcohols in Your Skin Care Products

Most of us assume that alcholols in your skin care products will result in dry, irritated and inflamed skin. However, there are good and bad alcohols. The bad alcohols include ethanol, denatured alcohol, ethyl alcohol, methanol, benzyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, and sd alcohol, which not only can be extremely drying and irritating to skin, but may be cytotoxic. Alcohol helps ingredients like retinol and vitamin C penetrate into the skin more effectively, but it does that by breaking down the skin’s barrier—destroying the very substances that keep your skin healthy. With regular exposure to alcohols in your skin care products, cleansing becomes a damaging ordeal. Once alcohol dissolves your skin’s barrier, it.

How to Take an Epsom Salt Bath

23 Aug 2014
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How to Take an Epsom Salt Bath

Benefits of Epsom Salts Magnesium sulfate is the chemical compound that makes up Epsom salt. It can help with your skincare routine and also detoxify your body. Magnesium helps keep your bodily functions running smoothly, including some of the pathways that lead toxins right out of your body. Sulfate helps to strengthen the walls of your digestive tract so that it’s easier to release toxins. As a compound, magnesium sulfate also raises the amount of digestive enzymes in the pancreas. The compound also helps in purifying and detoxifying your body of heavy metals. Epsom salt baths may be used to allay psoriasis symptoms, soften and exfoliate skin or even to restore.