Arthritis and Essential Oils

By Linda Blanton (ACP Level 1 Graduate) Arthritis is a very painful health issue and is very common.  According to the Mayo Clinic, it is the Number one cause of disability in the United States and nearly 40 million Americans have some form of arthritis. (Mayo Clinic on Arthritis, Second Edition) Arthritis means “inflammation of…

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15 Bath Oil Recipes Using Nourishing Essential Oils

And, after a hard day at work, there are few things more satisfying than a bath to help reduce aches, pains, or joint stiffness. In addition, aromatic baths are excellent for skin troubles, circulatory problems, respiratory symptoms, stress and nervous tension, insomnia, and menstrual pain. As a bath for detoxifying the body, using the right combination of essential oils can eliminate your body of toxins, helping you lose weight and get healthy.

Lavender: the Universal Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is well known within the aromatherapy circles for its flowery, sweet smell, which calms and revitalizes. It has the ability to adapt a person to stress or imbalances. It allows the body to relax and wind down but is can also boost stamina and energy. It has also been able to speed…

St. Patrick’s – Peppermint Essential Oil Uses

Studies at the University of Cincinnati have shown Peppermint essential oil to help to improve concentration and mental alertness. Alan Hirsch, MD also discovered this oil helps to trigger the brain’s satiety center in hypothalamus which gives the body a sense of fullness after a meal. Peppermint essential oil can help with body aches and bruises because of the cooling effect by constricting the capillaries. This is because it has about 85% menthol content.

Essential Oils for Inflammation

Essential Oils for Inflammation Inflammation is caused from various conditions: bacteria, poor diet, chemicals, hormonal imbalance, or physical injury. When blood vessels leading to the heart are damaged and clogged, a protein is released into the bloodstream called C-reactive protein. The level of this protein indicates the degree of inflammation in the linings of the arteries.…