Aromatherapy Blends That Work

Peer-reviewed scientific research articles on essential oils reveal that there are blends of oils that have powerful and specific effects. Simply search on Google Scholar with a few keywords and you can browse 1000s of articles, some more reputable than others of course! (To find out whether a research paper is published in a reputable journal you can search for the Journal Impact Factor of the journal itself which indicates the basic quality of research that is published within).

What is aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oils. Essential oils are derived from plants and only the purest and highest quality oil is considered therapeutic grade. Lower quality oils are best used as fragrance in oil burners or potpourri or they can be diluted in a carrier oil and used on the skin during massage.

Blends of essential oils can be used to treat various ailments. Or you can use single oils to treat simple issues, for example a drop of tea tree oil on a pimple will clear up the blemish by killing the bacteria that are causing the inflammation. Rub lavender oil on itchy bites to soothe the skin.

A blend of lavender and peppermint oil will soothe a headache. Rose, lavender and ylang ylang mixed together have been shown to ease menstrual cramping.

Attention people who snore and/or have sleep apnea:

Try this natural remedy made from a blend of pure essential oils called the Anti-Snoring Blend. You just drip a few drops on your finger and rub it really well into the skin on your neck and behind your ears. That’s it. Do that every night and you will stop snoring. There is a 100% money back guarantee on this product so give it a go if you want to see if it works for yourself (or your partner). People who snore and have sleep apnea are unable to achieve a deep restful sleep as they remain in the lighter stages of sleep throughout the night, so even if you don’t have a partner you bother with your snoring you can still benefit and sleep better with this remedy.

Essential Oil Blend: Immune Booster

My absolute favourite aromatherapy blend is called the Immune Booster. I haven’t had a serious respiratory infection in many years since I started using this blend regularly. Whenever I do start feeling a scratchy throat and swollen lymph nodes in my neck I remember to use my Immune Booster oil so that it can immediately fight the infection. Fun fact: the lymph nodes are where your body makes certain types of immune cells so that it can send them out to the site of infection and/or inflammation.

The Immune Booster is such a powerful blend of pure therapeutic grade essential oils that you can only apply it to your feet. The skin is tougher on your feet so it’s less likely to be sensitive to the powerful oils. If you wish you can dilute the essential oil in a carrier oil such as almond or jojoba oil. Diluting the oil will make it less likely that you will have a skin reaction but it’s still safest to apply to the feet only. Give yourself a good foot massage with this oil if you do dilute it!

To prevent illness, fight serious infection or as a remedy for hay fever I recommend you use it every 2-3 days. Then as the oil builds up in your system you can reduce your usage to once a week.

Each use only requires a few drops of the potent oil so one bottle will last over one year depending on how often you apply it.

Where do I get such amazing oils, you ask? The online store is aromatherapyclinic.com There are some pharmacies in Australia that still stock the Anti-Snoring Blend but a lot of them haven’t reordered when they ran out. So, here I am posting this article hoping people will reach out to me to order their Immune Booster and Anti-Snoring Blend at the online store.

The Aromatherapy Clinic also has the Sinus Clearing Blend for when you have a blocked nose and need it unblocked immediately! It’s like an all natural Vick’s Vapour Rub.

If you only need an individual therapeutic grade essential oil that hasn’t been blended then they have a huge range in stock, just ask. If they don’t have what you need they can order it in.

For orders please contact the friendly team via email: info@aromatherapyclinic.com and you can tell them Vicky sent you.

Posture Matters

Posture check! Are you hunching over your screen or keyboard right now? When you bend your head, like when you use your phone, your neck muscles are working to hold the weight of your head. All of this extra stress on your neck and shoulders can cause headaches, back and neck pain and a permanent curve of your spine such as a hunch.

Another surprising link to bad posture is acid reflux! When you sit hunched over you constrict the flow of digestive juices through your digestive system. This can cause the acids in your gut to be pushed back up, causing that feeling of acid reflux and indigestion.

Studies have shown that good posture has an affect on the mind as well as the body. When you walk into job interview with your head up and your back straight you not only give a good impression on the people around you but you also feel more powerful. Compare this with a shy stance, shoulders rounded and face pointed towards the ground – this gives the impression of a lack of confidence.

While the emotional effects of good posture are important, maybe you’re looking to improve your physical health when performing day to day tasks.

When your neck muscles are straining to hold up your head and your shoulders are rounded over, that extra load on the muscles will cause them to fatigue. You’ll notice pain in your neck and shoulders after sitting at your work desk for hours without a break. Headaches become more common as these muscles are knotted and tensed up.

Note: No one really knows what the knots in our muscles are but they can be alleviated by stretching and massage.

The mayoclinic.org website has this handy advice for using your phone in an ergonomic way to prevent back and neck pain:

Avoid looking down at your phone

Looking down at a smartphone can cause you to flex your neck and strain your cervical spine (A). When standing and looking at your phone, maintain good posture and aim to hold your phone close to eye level (B). When sitting and looking at your phone, sit upright and use armrests — or alternatively a desk or pillow — to support your arms.

Source: mayoclinic.org

There are more ergonomic tips for sitting at a computer or desk. These include making sure your feet are flat on the ground and your spine has a natural arch, without the shoulders hunched forwards.

Source: mayoclinic.org

So remember to hold your chin up. Look the world in the eye. I hope this was interesting and useful information. Thanks for reading!

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