Fresh Scents ~ Naturally

natural health and wellnessThere is nothing quite like scent to stir up sweet childhood memories, enhance comfort and relaxation, or uplift us and bring pleasant anticipation. Here are some fresh ideas for spring:

For a dreamy night’s sleep, add a drop of pure Essential Oil to a cotton ball and tuck it inside your pillow case. Some relaxing choices are Lavender, Neroli, Chamomile and Benzoin. For sleep time it is best to avoid stimulating oils such as Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Rosemary.

Spring Cleaning
Eucalyptus, Lemongrass or Juniper Essential Oil can add enhanced cleaning action and a fresh scent to your favourite natural household cleaner, or try Lemon Essential Oil as a gentle option to add to natural laundry detergent. About 2-3 drops per half cup of cleaning liquid should do the trick.

Natural Perfumes
My first choices for perfume are always Subtle Aromatherapy Oils, as they are free of harsh man-made chemical compositions and have a wonderful vibration straight from Mother Nature herself. Some fragrant and uplifting options include Bergamot, Petigrain and Sandalwood. Subtle Aromatherapy Oils are made from essential oils and diluted considerably in carrier oils (never put undiluted essential oils directly on the skin and be sure to purchase your oils from a reputable source). Subtle Aromatherapy can be used in holistic healing work too (see InnerVitality’s Subtle Aromatherapy Treatment details).

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Home Remedy Corner for Your Back

Home Remedy Corner for Your Back ~ InnerVitalityFirst Aid*
Arnica Montana Homeopathic Remedy can be used (while waiting for medical attention) for joint sprain/strain inflammation, head traumas, and internal bleeding after concussion. Keep it in your first aid kit! Also, if you feel you can’t get your head comfortable on your pillow ~ this may your remedy.

*Consult your homeopathic doctor for information.

Back Aches & Pain
For a Compress, find some gauze or a clean piece of fabric. Dilute/mix Eucalyptus (if daytime) or Benzoin Essential Oil* with a carrier oil such as Grapeseed Oil; add to the fabric. Press and hold.

A Soothing Bath is another option. Try a good quality Lavender or Roman Chamomile Essential Oil* diluted and mixed with a carrier oil such as Fractionated Coconut Oil before adding to bath water.

*Adults: 5 E.O. drops max per 15ml carrier oil. Consult your holistic health practitioner for contraindications.

Letting Go, Moving Forward
Our back can be associated with our past ~ if you’re living there, remembering a time of great happiness or ambitions not realized, try Honeysuckle Bach Flower Remedy.

For Strength & Vitality
The back also represents what we carry ~ if you feel you have insufficient physical/emotional strength to carry the burdens of life (or daily affairs, though you often succeed), try Hornbeam Bach Flower Remedy.

Musculo-skeletal Juice
From Herbalist Peter Laker, blend: half a carrot, half a celery stalk, a wedge of apple, and a little parsley. Yum!

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