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Lavender - Pt. 2

Category: Essential Oils
Posted: 2008-06-19 22:09

This gift from nature brings us so many benefits.
Here are additional ways to enjoy lavender essential oil.


* To alleviate the symptoms of motion sickness, place a drop of Lavender oil on the end of the tongue or around the naval or behind the ears.

* To stop a nosebleed, put a drop of Lavender oil on a tissue and wrap it around a small chip of ice. Push the tissue covered ice chip up under the middle of the top lip to the base of the nose and hold as long as comfortable or until the bleeding stops (do not freeze the lip or gum).

* Rub a drop of Lavender oil over the bridge of the nose to unblock tear ducts.

* Rub Lavender oil on dry or chapped skin.

* Rub a drop of Lavender oil on chapped or sunburned lips.

* To reduce or minimize the formation of scar tissue, massage Lavender oil on and around the area.

* Rub 2 - 4 drops of Lavender oil over the armpit area to act as a deodorant.

* Rub a drop of Lavender oil between your palms and inhale deeply to help alleviate the symptoms of hay fever.

* Rub several drops of Lavender oil into the scalp to help eliminate dandruff.

* Place a few drops of Lavender oil on a cotton ball and place in your linen closet to scent the linens and repel moths and insects.

* Place a drop of Lavender oil in your water fountain to scent the air, kill bacteria and prolong the time between cleanings.

* Place a few drops of Lavender oil on a wet cloth and throw into the dryer, which will deodorize and freshen your laundry.

* Put a drop of Lavender oil on a cold sore.

* Diffuse Lavender oil to alleviate the symptoms of allergies.

* Spritz several drops of Lavender oil mixed with distilled water on a sunburn to decrease pain.

* Drop Lavender oil on a cut to clean the wound and kill bacteria.

* Apply 2-3 drops of Lavender oil to a rash to stop the itching and heal the skin.
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Lemon

Category: Essential Oils
Posted: 2008-04-29 17:17

LEMON - (Citrus limon)

It has antiseptic-like properties and contains compounds that have been studied for their effects on immune function. It may serve as an insect repellent and may be beneficial for the skin.

CAUTION: Citrus oils should NOT be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light within 72 hours.

I've collected some healthy uses for lemon essential oil:

* Use 6 drops of Lemon oil and 6 drops of Purification oil in a squirt bottle mixed with distilled water to use in the bathroom as an air freshener.

* Use 1-2 drops of Lemon oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots or crayon.

* Use 1 drop of Lemon oil to add flavor to baked goods or beverages.
* For homemade lemonade, in a blender mix 2 drops of Lemon oil, 2 tablespoons of honey and two cups of pure water.

* Rub a drop of Lemon oil on a corn, callous or bunion mornings and evenings.

* To clean and increase the shelf life of fresh fruit, fill a bowl with cool water and 2-3 drops of Lemon oil. Drop your cleaned fruit into the water and stir to be sure all surfaces of the fruit contact the lemon water.

* Add 2-3 drops of Lemon oil to water and spray counter tops to sterilize them.

* Add a drop of Lemon oil to your dishwasher before the wash cycle.
* Rub a drop of Lemon oil on your hands after using a public bathroom.

* Use a paper towel soaked with several drops of Lemon oil to sanitize bathroom fixtures.

* Place a drop of Lemon oil on cold sores, herpes or other mouth ulcers to lessen pain and aid healing.

* Put a drop of Lemon oil on bleeding gums caused by gingivitis or tooth extraction.

* Put a drop of Lemon oil on oily skin or acne to balance sebaceous glands (oil glands).

* Rub several drops of Lemon oil on cellulite to improve circulation and help eliminate waste from the cells.

* Rub two drops of Lemon oil topically to clear athlete's foot.

* Rub several drops of Lemon oil on varicose veins to improve circulation and relieve pressure on the veins.

* Rub a drop of Lemon oil on a wart morning and night until it disappears.

* Rub a drop of Lemon oil to clean a butcher's block or other cutting surfaces.

* Put 10-15 drops of Lemon oil in each gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains and brighten the rug. This also leaves a fresh smell in the room.
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