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Understand How Oils Work If essential oils are only absorbed in trace amounts can they really be said to work? The answer can only be found in the results. Skin Factors – Certain factors influence the rate and quantity at which essential oils generate the skin. The condition of the surface layer, stratum corneum, is…

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Aromatherapy for the Throat Chakra Learn how to use aromatherapy to restore balance to the throat chakra and regain your ability to express yourself. The Throat Chakra is the centre of creativity and self expression, enabling you to give voice to opinions and ideas. When the Throat Chakra is blocked or under-active, it leads to…

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Herbal Remedies for Sound Sleep Many herbs contain natural sedatives but to ease insomnia you will also need to identify the cause of the problem. There are many causes of insomnia, and not everyone’s sleepless nights are caused by the same thing. An overactive mind brought on through too much excitement late in the evening,…

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Your Key to Warming Oils Prescribe the most appropriate warming oil to treat a particular ailment, selection from those with stimulating, uplifting effects to those that calm and soothe. Basil – This aromatic oil has a warming and enlivening effect, which promotes healing, eases aches and pains, and relieves mental fatigue. Benzoin – The soothing…

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Uses of Neroli and Petitgrain Neroli and petitgrain can both be used for such things as calming blends and skincare, but petitgrain is the more effective invigorating oil, while neroli is an exquisite love perfume. Sensual Perfume – Use the hunting fragrance of neroli to create calming and sensual moods. Bring romance into a relationship…

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Aromatherapy for the Heart Chakra Keep yourself in balance and centred by using essential oils and aromatherapy techniques to treat the Heart Chakra. The Heart Chakra is the centre of balance in your body. It governs the circulatory system and is connected to the Hand Chakras and, through these, it is linked to the sense…

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Herbs for Eczema Gentle, powerful herbal remedies can help you to soothe eczema outbreaks and, if used between flare-ups, can help to prevent them. Nettle – Fresh nettles sting and irritate your skin but when the leaves are dried or boiled they lose their capacity. Nettle tea is helpful for eczema and you can easily…

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Essential Oils to Use with Caution As an essential oil user, one of your most important responsibilities is to be aware of the potential risks of using essential oils on certain people and at particular times. Essential oils are beneficial to your health, but as concentrated plant essences they should be handles with care and…

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Potent Calming Oil There are many different types of effects that can be achieved using calming oils. Here’s a selection of the most effective treatment. Bergamot – This essential oil has a refreshing and uplifting effect. It also possesses a wide range of healing qualities. Cedarwood – Calming and soothing, cedar wood essential oil will…

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Using Smell To Treat Addiction First take control of your addiction by making the decision to give it up, then allow essential oils to ease your way through the withdrawal. Addiction to Drugs Pharmaceutical drugs like tranquillisers are as potentially addictive as illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine. These substances often generate a physical addiction,…