4 uses of cypress essential oil

Cypress Essential Oil

 1. Respiratory healer.

Cypress antispasmodic and antiseptic properties make it a useful oil for treating respiratory complaints.

Using cypress in a room vapouriser  while you sleep is a gentle and shooting cure for congestion.

For a spasmodic cough – massage the chest and neck with 5 drops of cypress oil and 2 drops of cedarwood oil in 30 ml of grapeseed oil. This will have a drying effect on phlegm and cedarwood is an expectorant.

Congestion – add 1-2 drops of cypress and rosemary oil to a room vapouriser at night when suffering from congestion.

2. Deodorising 

Sweet-smeling feet – Combat sweatring feet by blending:

-10 drops cypress

-12 drops peppermint

-8 drops citronella

-100 gr talcum unscented powder

Leave for a few days than add to your sport shoes or trainers.

Kitchen cleaner – use cypress’s antibacterial action and clean. Add several drops of cypress oil to a bowl of water to rinse down surfaces.

3. To tone circulation and fluids

Cypress has a balancing action on the body’s fluids and tone the circulation.

Flush away toxins with a full body massage containing 4 drops each of cypress and fennel oil and 2 drops of juniper oil blended in 30 ml sweet almond oil.

Try a pebbles footbath for an effective remedy for swollen feet and ankles. Place smooth round pebbles in a bowl of warm water and add 1-2 drop each of cypress and lavender oil. Roll the soles of your feet over the pebbles.

4. Cypress for the monthly cicle

Cypress is tonifying for the uterus, giving  relief from  painful periods.

Painful flow  – reduce the excesive and painful flow by gently massaging the abdomen and lower back during the last two weeks of the menstrual cycle. Use a blend of:

  • 4 drops cypress
  • 3 drops geranium
  • 3 drops rose
  • 30 ml carrier oil
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Must-have essential oils for pain relief

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Peppermint

Peppermint is a natural painkiller and muscle relaxant. It has cooling and calming effect when applied to sore muscles. Dilute with a carrier oil before application to avoid any skin sensitivity.

Basil

Helps reduce feelings of tension. Basil’s analgesic properties provides relief from pain. May also help us gals ease monthly discomfort. Dilute with a carrier oil and apply topically to desired area.

Thyme

Relaxes the body and works well on joint and muscle pain. Dilute with a carrier oil and apply topically to desired area

Wintergreen

Acts as a natural analgesic and has a warming effect when applied on the skin. Once applied topically, it gets absorbed quickly and acts like a natural numbing agent. Dilute with a carrier oil and apply to desired area.

You can use one essential oil or a combination, find what works best for your body and pain.

 

Source: curejoy.com

 

6 Essential Oils for Mind, Body and Soul

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Essential oils have therapeutic properties that can be incorporated into your daily routine. You can add drops of these oils to your morning cup of tea, or de-stress after a crazy workday in your bath. You can also use them as incense, for massages or for direct application on cuts and bruises.

 

1-Rose Essential Oil

This essential oil is known to open the heart chakra, Rose promotes love, compassion, and an ability to experience deeper and meaningful relationships. Suffering from menstrual cramps? Mix it with almond oil.

2-Lavender Essential Oil

The spiritual nature of this essential oil is all about restoration, purification, happiness and peace. It helps alleviate depression, feelings of isolation and loneliness and brings balance to the emotional body. It works as well as a moisturizer for lips and skin.

3-Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil is an effective natural painkiller and muscle relaxant. It is especially helpful in soothing an aching back, sore muscles. This oil is great for sleep. It increases awareness and perceptive abilities

4-Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea Tree Essential Oil is a strengthening and medicinal one relating to the root and sacral chakra. It has been used for thousands of years by the Australian Aborigines; they inhaled it from crushed leaves to cure coughs and colds and applied it to fungal and bacterial infections, cuts and burns. Spiritually it is used to bring courage and faith in hard times.

5-Pine Essential Oil

Pine essential oil has strong healing effects on the respiratory system. It relieves respiratory and bronchial ailments such as coughs, colds, bronchitis and even sore throat. Pine is also a great antioxidant and improves eye sight and protects it from age-related ailments. It can also be used as an insect repellent by pouring about 10 drops to small pieces of raw wood and placing it around drawers and closets.

6-Frankincense Essential Oil

It reduce acne when topically applied.This oil helps in re-aligning all the chakras. Frankincense oil can be used to induce feelings of inspiration, introspection, and emotional stability. This oil is useful in alleviating chronic stress and fighting anxiety. It also eases pain, inflammation, boosts immunity and frankincense may be a safe and effective remedy for treating different types of cancer.

 

Source: http://www.curejoy.com

 

FIGHTING MIGRAIN AND HEADACHES WITH ESSENTIAL OILS

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Very common, headaches can take many forms and can sometimes be very disabling on a daily basis. They may settle abruptly or gradually, touch some or all of the skull, vary in intensity, be accompanied or not by other symptoms …
These headaches most often correspond to headaches of tension or migraines, without gravity but which can be very troublesome:
Tension headache is defined as a moderate, diffuse continuous pain that lasts for a long time, without nausea or vomiting, which is accompanied by difficulty in concentration. It occurs mostly at the end of the day and is often linked to stress, fatigue, or psychological tension.
Migraine is a unilateral and pulsatile headache occurring in seizures, of moderate to severe intensity. It is sometimes accompanied by nausea, vomiting, or intolerance to noise or light. In some patients, the crisis is preceded by signs called “aura”. The factors triggering migraines are very varied: lack of sleep, skipped meals or on the contrary too copious, consumption of certain foods (such as alcohol, coffee and chocolate), certain noises, odors or lights …

If the triggering factors are known, the first thing to do is to avoid them as much as possible! Also remember to hydrate well (many headaches are related to dehydration) and try to relax and evacuate your tensions.

We can mix:

  • 1 ml lavender essential oil
  • 1 ml basil essential oil
  • 2 ml peppermint essential oil

Use: 2 to 3 drops of the mixture in local application on zones of pain according to the needs.

Uleiuri esentiale pentru buna-dispozitie

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Mirosurile, indiferent de origini, influenteaza in mod evident gandurile si comportamentul. Prin nervul olfactiv, informatia ajunge la creier, in centrul emotiilor. In mod evident, uleiurile esentiale influenteaza psihicul si lucreaza in sfera emotionala.

Mirosul citricelor, foarte apreciat de copii, inlatura emotiile negative si tristetea.Portocala dulce, lamaia, grapefruit-ul si bergamota contribuie la crearea unei atmosfere vesele si relaxate. De aceea sunt recomandate pentru a fi difuzate in incaperi.

De asemenea, pot fi folosite in timpul baii pentru a readuce buna dispozitie. Amestecam un pumn de sare de mare cu 3-4 picaturi de ulei de citrice si 3-4 picaturi de ulei de camfor (cu proprietati imunostimulatoare si beneficii in cazul lipsei energiei si asteniei), si il dizolvam in apa de baie pentru un moment de revitalizare fizica si psihica.

Essentials oils for good mood

Smells, regardless of origins, influencing the thoughts and behavior. By olfactory nerve, the information reaches the brain, the center of emotions. Clearly, essential oils and works in the sphere of influence emotional psyche.

The smell of citrus, very appreciated by children, removes negative emotions and sadness. Sweet orange, lemon, grapefruit and bergamot help create a cheerful and relaxed atmosphere. Therefore recommended to be difused  in the  rooms areea.

They can also be used during the bath to restore good mood. Mix a handful of sea salt with 3-4 drops of citrus oil and 3-4 drops of camphor oil (with immunostimulatory properties and benefits in case of lack of energy and fatigue), and dissolve it in  bath water for a moment physical and mental revitalization.