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Sunday, November 28, 2010


Essential Oils in the Shower

Lately we have been throwing all of the kids in the shower and sprinkling some essential oils on the shower walls. It is so therapeutic and soothing. It was especially helpful when the kids had cold a few weeks ago. I now keep a few little bottles of essential oils in the shower at all times and use them daily. Some of them can be more rejuvenating then a cup of coffee. Try it out if you get a chance. Be sure to read the link below that specifies what each oil is capable of doing.

Here is a little more information on essential oils:

"Essential oils are used extensively in aromatherapy and various traditional medicinal systems. Due to the numerous health benefits of essential oils, they are being explored by the scientific community for treating a variety of diseases including cancer, HIV, asthma, bronchitis, heart strokes, etc.

There are more than 90 essential oils each having its own health benefits. Every essential oil blends well with many other essential oils enabling herbalists prepare a number of aromatic preparations.

Given below is a list of essential oils. Most of these oils are strong in nature and can cause side effects, if they are not taken in appropraite manner and quantities. Further, their benefits are indicative and therefore consult a medical practitioner before using these oils, internally or topically."

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Here is an example of one of the oils from the list:

Allspice Essential Oil:
Properties: Anaesthetic, analgesic, anti oxidant, anti septic, carminative, relaxant, rubefacient, stimulant and tonic.
Health Benefits: Induce numbness, pain relief, relaxes body & mind, brings redness in skin, stimulates functions

Check out the site below for a list of essential oils and their benefits:

http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-oils/natural-essential-oils/list-of-essential-oils.html

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Determine what issues you would like to solve. You might have a cold or stress in your life that you would like to deal with better.
  2. Consult a book or reference guide on essential oils to determine which ones are appropriate for your problem. For example, lavender is calming and eucalyptus can open your sinuses. Purchase pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils.

  3. Sprinkle the essential oils on the walls of your shower, and take deep breaths. If you put the oils on the bottom of your shower, the oil will be washed away.



2 comments:

emily said...

I like this idea! What essential oils do you keep on hand?

Learning As I Go Blog said...

I really like Lavender for the shower for daily use and then some other ones for illness, stress, etc. :)