Quick & Easy Help For Rosacea

Now that the summer sun and pollution are revving up, you can use this simple recipe that some of my clients say really helps within a couple of days. Make some…

Rosacea Tea

1 Chamomile teabag (or 1 t. loose herb)
1 t. dried parsley (or a full sprig of fresh, if you have it)
1/2 c. boiling water

Take the boiling water off the heat and let it sit for just a moment, as leaves and blossoms don’t need the higher heat that tea leaves, roots and stems do. Add your herbs and let them steep for four minutes, then strain into a glass jar and allow to cool.

Take a cotton cloth, wet it and as a compress, lay it across your face for a few moments a couple of times a day. This will help the inflamed capillaries externally.

For nutritional support on the inside, put a heaping teaspoonful of turmeric into your diet every day. In soups, salad dressings, rice, mayonnaise for sandwiches and salads, just get it in there. Or before bedtime, make

Golden Milk

1 c. very hot milk (heat releases turmeric’s power)
1 t. of turmeric
1 t. raw honey

If you have achy joints, you will find that turmeric soothes them as well. I find that 400 mg. of SAM-e with the daily turmeric regimen is also very helpful with inflammation of the joints.

If you have a real problem with turmeric, try its cousin, ginger root.

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About Purchasing Essential Oils

IMO Best retail essential oils:

AromaForce … http://www.avogel.ca/en/brands/aromaforce.php

Aura Cacia … HTTPS://www.auracacia.com/

Eden’s Garden … https://www.edensgarden.com/

IMO Best aromatherapy courses:

Aromahead (U.S.) … HTTPS://www.aromahead.com/

Institute of Aromatherapy (Canada) … http://www.classicaromatherapy.com/

About Wholesalers

If you are purchasing your essential oils wholesale, ask for a ‘GCMS’ (proof of gas chromagraphy and mass spectrometry testing). A good wholesaler will have their oils tested and offer the graphs, with legible results, to their customers. Why?

Wholesalers buy their oils where they can, and what they can afford. If a company is short on an oil in high demand, they may have to go to a foreign supplier that buys up whatever lots they can, and wait. Some of these agents are upright and ethical, and some are not. Some will send your distributor a sample of good quality oil, then fill the drum with substandard oil. Bringing in oils from Asia is time-consuming and costly, and lawsuits difficult; and some companies will take advantage of North American companies that way.

So cut to the chase and ask for the GCMS right away, and then check those constituents. The things that have been found in essential oils range from canine feces, tobacco, insects, to naturally-derived and synthetic aroma chemicals. Naturally-derived constituents are added to blends like Lavender 40/42 to bring those constituent levels up for marketing purposes, when the original idea was to sell the best quality of Lavender Oil having those constituent levels naturally.

And You also want it right in the paperwork that the wholesaler is a member of the right ethical organizations, an ISO company, and has the certifications in writing for the oils you are purchasing.

Regarding certain retail distributors especially the ‘multi-level marketing companies’, Google their names, ‘FDA warning’ and Dr. Pappas’ as search terms, and you will learn what you need to about them.

And please remember that in North America, it is illegal to prescribe the internal use of an essential oil unless you are 1) licensed to prescribe, and 2) have certification in clinical aromatherapy. If someone is telling you to take these oils internally because their boss told them that, DON’T!!! You can find out how many ER visits and deaths have been made because of the ingestion of essential oils.

Nelsie’s Eye Oil

Carrot Seed for scarring and fine wrinkles, and Frankincense to strengthen the skin complement an oil’s nourishing properties.

1 oz./30 ml cold-pressed vegetable oil*
3 drops Carrot Seed essential oil (Daucus carota)
3 drops Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii)

Measure the base oil into a sterile dropper bottle, add the essential oils, and shake gently. Apply a drop or two around your eyes, avoiding the eye membranes, before bedtime.

*This may be any food-grade cold-pressed oil that you find pleasing to your skin, as follows:

  • For oily skin, use Coconut Oil.
  • For normal skin, Almond, Grapeseed and Jojoba are excellent.
  • For normal to dry skin, try Marula.
  • Andiroba, Argan,  or Avocado are nourishing if your skin is very dry.
  • Oat Oil is best for eczemic and psoriatic complexions.

Never use Canola or Soy oils, or any highly-refined cooking oils on your skin! Canola and Soy are genetically modified products, and the processing of oils that have been highly refined make them a threat to your immune system once the broken fats enter your blood stream.

 

Natural Dental Care

You go to the dentist, they clean your teeth, then send you home with a new tube of toothpaste. Six months later you are back in their chair, and here is at least part of the reason why.

The next time you find yourself holding a tube of toothpaste, read the ingredients. One will likely be sodium lauryl sulfate. If so, throw it into your cleaning basket for scrubbing grout in your bathroom or for ring-around-the-collar in your laundry. That is an industrial-strength detergent originally developed for cleaning munitions factory floors during the war, so they wouldn’t have to miss a shift over mopping the grease up. They could just spray down the floor during lunch break and run 24-hour shifts.

jimmy smiling  Nice teeth, Jimmy!

As a trans-dermal carrier for emergency situations, it’s a life-saver that passed out of the liver in four days. But if you are brushing your teeth with it, washing your hair with it, using body wash made with it, and washing your dishes without gloves, it is always in your liver. And the properties that make it trans-dermal shear cell walls away from each other, so your gums are not so firm and healthy as they could be.

If your gums are in really bad shape and you have deep pockets, toss the commercial toothpaste and do what the Aussies do; brush your teeth with Tea Tree Oil (but don’t swallow). Myrrh Essential Oil is also especially good for gums, so rub a drop of Myrrh Essential Oil diluted with 3 drops of an extra-virgin cooking oil onto your gums before you go to bed. Your gums should improve within a few weeks. But be advised that if you use the Tea Tree for too long, though, your teeth will start to discolour.

I used this regimen after my gums were surgically stripped, simply because it desensitized the now-exposed roots. But switching from commercial toothpaste, the gums grew back and have been healthy ever since. And my teeth are white.

So go to the health store and get a toothpaste without the sodium lauryl sulfate…or make your own tooth-care products.

Gentle Toothpaste

1 T. Bentonite Clay (for internal use)
1 T. Baking Soda
1 t. Glycerine (for internal use)
1 drop Peppermint or Clove Essential Oil

Mix together well, and apply to a clean toothbrush. If you have problems with your gums, use a drop of Tea Tree Oil and a drop of Myrrh Essential Oil instead. Not so tasty, but your gums will love you for it. When they improve, then use the Peppermint or Clove.

Tooth Whitener

1 T. Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)
1 T. Salt
1/4 t. Citric Acid
Hydrogen Peroxide, for internal use (in a spray bottle )

Put the dry ingredients into a small sterile jar. Dampen your brush with the Hydrogen peroxide and dip your brush into the powder and spritz it again if too dry. Brush your teeth with this until you have the degree of glaring brilliance you desire, then go back to using your more gentle toothpaste.

Happy Teeth

Toothache Oil

2 T. Almond Oil
2 Aspirin, ground very fine with a mortar and pestle
3 drops Clove Oil (from a pharmacy is best)

Mix and keep in a sterile dropper bottle. Put one drop on cavity or abscess as needed until the unhappy patient can get to the dentist.

Mouthwash
6 oz. Distilled Water
2 oz. Vodka
3 drops Peppermint or Clove Essential Oil
3 drops Thyme Essential Oil (during cold & flu season)

Keep this in a sterile food-grade plastic bottle, and use as needed.

HerbsPlusBeadWorks Tooth Restorer

2 c. water
1 t. TSP (Trisodium Phosphate)
1 T. Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)

Shake it all up and swish a little in your mouth. I squirt this into the tank of my Waterpik and have been doing so for many months, It stopped my aging teeth from hurting and tightened them right up.
If the idea of using TSP concerns you, remember that you need some phosphate for strong bones and teeth. You will be amazed how quickly this works.

Thank you, thank you, Tony! Click on the link in this title to watch herbalist Tony’s instructional videos on YouTube. Especially if you want to learn how to make your own colloidal silver…

Natural Health & Beauty For Seniors

I am now teaching a series at Flower City Seniors Centre in Brampton, and truly enjoying it. I have so much information to share, and not enough time to get it out, but my students are great and very patient. Any are welcome to ask for recipes and instructions. I have posted some for making creams in my blog, so if there are any questions, please feel free to ask – I am happy to clarify and revise as needed.

 

How Are You Feeling?

You or someone you love, may appreciate some of the following information…

Consider these for Fibromyalgia and other auto immune diseases (migraine, arthritis, etc.):

If you don’t get several hours of sunlight daily, or if you are depressed, you probably have a Vitamin D3 deficiency. Your physician will more than likely not have a clue as to the proper dosage rates, which are 2.5 mg Magnesium Citrate + 20 IU Vitamin D3 (per lb. Body Weight) daily. Vitamin D3 is a hormone we create when we get enough sunlight, and it underlies the production of the other hormones our body needs to maintain its balance; for example, under stress your adrenals get exhausted producing cortisol, and needs that D3 to help. The Magnesium acts as a carrier to the cells.

B12 deficiency robs people of energy and has similar symptoms to low thyroid. The B12 injections are made with synthetic chemicals and is inferior, but you can get a superior biological form called Methylcobalamine. This comes as a dissolving tablet taken sublingually (under the tongue), but the central molecule (think Cobalt) is too large to go through the oral membranes easily. However, it will go through nasal membranes, but if you cannot find the nasal gel form, you can make your own. An adult will usually need 3,000 mcg daily. Take a tablet and add a drop of water to it. Press this into a paste and smear it inside your nose. It is not that bad, but I do it before bedtime rather than in the morning.

Go off all forms of gluten for one week, and then have a slice of bread. Note how you feel 12-18 hours later if no digestive problems (like pain or bloating, etc.) have cropped up. If you feel still and achy, the gluten is probably inflaming your connective tissues, especially if you are lactose-intolerant.

A friend takes a spoonful of coconut oil and 2 cayenne capsules in the mornings to boost his energy. An older gentleman, he has more energy than the younger men with whom he plays hockey. I have to agree, when I do this, I do have much more energy.

For problems sleeping, you can now get good formulations of 5-HTP and Melatonin, precursors to seratonin. Take this the same time every night about 30 minutes before bedtime, and don’t drink any form of caffeine after 3:00 p.m. Your circadian rhythms should reset themselves in a few days. If the problem persists, you can order Leritone SR on line from NutriSante in Quebec. This is made from a long chain fatty acid, which was like a miracle for me. I had not been able to read or retain anything for a few years when I discovered this, and within a few days I was sleeping instead of restless dozing, and reading again and retaining the information. I only needed to take it for a few months. Ten years later, I want to revisit this.

Ginko Biloba will stimulate the brain if you have brain fog and memory problems. It can overstimulate the brain, so do be attentive when you use it.

Coconut Oil turns into energy very easily. It is mostly comprised of medium-chain triglycerides, a positive type of fat that our brains need, and if we eat low-fat diets, may be starving for. In fact, there is some evidence that 3 tsp. Daily may help with Alzheimer’s. People in the Philippines apply it topically for backaches, and because it is a ‘drying’ oil, it is soothing on the skin without promoting the over-production of sebum. Non-comedogenic, it is also used in face and body creams for people with skin problems; in acne, it actually helps to dissolve the matter in clogged pores.

Finally, Lithium Orotate in very small dosages (10 mg. Of elemental Lithium) have shown to act as a prophylactic against Alzheimer’s Disease. My mother died of this, and her mother had it, so I am taking it. Your pharmacist probably won’t know anything about it. It is available through Amazon.ca. You won’t feel anything different though you may feel a little calmer than usual, as if you had taken a cup of chamomile tea (Lithium Salts were used to calm angry people down in the olden days, and are still used with some severe personality disorders, but in dosages between 700 and 1,600 mg.).

Other helps from Ayurvedic medicine:

  • 1 tsp. Cumin will gently boost your metabolism if you are trying to lose weight.
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon helps to keep blood sugar level.
  • 1 tsp. Gelatin in water or juice will help with arthritic joints
  • 1 tsp. Tumeric is a natural anti-inflammatory that will not upset your stomach

Investigate the following yourself:

  • Cannabis Oil may help with otherwise uncontrollable pain and depression.
  • Hemp and Cannabis oils seem to be able to lock cancer cells from replicating.
  • Fresh flaxseed oil has be found by some researchers to be as affective in the treatment of certain breast cancers as radiation.
  • Apple seeds have a similar action on cancer cells as apricot kernels, but are less toxic.

If you find improvement, this is confirmation of what your body needs, not the dosage on the side of the bottle. Remember, your physician has little more understanding of nutrition than the man on the street, and may have only taken one semester of pharmacology in med school. The pharmaceutical companies grab med school drop-outs to train as sales personnel, so they speak with physicians as equals, who rely on them for biased information rather than on their own reading of published research. And rarely will you find a physician who follows the latest in naturopathic research. The AMA/CMA decries naturopathic approaches as non-scientific, but the truth is, pharmacological research cannot achieve standardized ‘scientific’ findings either, which is why advertising states ‘may cause … (negative) symptoms including death.

So I hope you will consider trying some of these more natural approaches.

If you did not appreciate receiving this, please let me know. I am not out to irritate anyone!

An Excellent Aromatherapy Newsletter

Andrea Butje is one aromatherapist I truly admire, and she has done a lot to teach the world about the benefits of aromatherapy. Not only does she run an accredited school for the training and certification of aromatherapists, but she publsihes the following newsletter and even offers a free online introductory course.

Here’s to you, Andrea!

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I am now officially retired from my overwhelmingly crazy job, and am now FREE!!! Which means I can now get back to the serious business of blogging and taking very short-term administrative contracts with Canadian soap and cosmetics companies and crafters to help them with their product MSDS/SDS, COA, labelling to Health Canada standards (yes, that means INCI names), and Quality & Regulatory documentation they might also need.

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Aromahead Weekly: Ylang Ylang, Orange & Patchouli Body Butter

If you are not familiar with famed aromatherapist Andrea Butje, it’s time!

Aromahead Weekly

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August 25, 2015
Hi,

If you’re in a hot, dry climate, you could have no better friend than Ylang Ylang essential oil (except maybe a saltwater swimming pool).

Ylang Ylang is a very cooling oil with wonderful moisturizing properties. I love it in blends for dry, chapped skin (and that can happen no matter what climate you’re in).

I have a blend for Dry & Chapped Skin Butter that you can make yourself. (Find it here!) The recipe is so nourishing to skin, it works well even with no essential oils, but the oils can add a layer of nourishment.

Here’s a blend suggestion that combines perfectly with the skin butter recipe:

  • 35 drops Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)
  • 60 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)
  • 45 drops Patchouli (Pogostemom cablin)

Does it seem like a lot of essential oil? That’s because the recipe makes 14 oz (392 gm) of body butter!

Does it seem like a lot of body butter? That’s because dry, chapped skin needs extra love!

So use your body butter every day, and enjoy!

Take care,

Andrea

www.aromahead.com

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