My dear husband is suffering from a cold with a dry hacking cough. It’s been keeping us both up at night and so I headed to my herb and essential oil books to find some help. I mixed this up and it seemed to ease his symptoms.
Mix 2 drops of eucalyptus essential oil and 2 drops lemon essential oil with 2 tablespoons of organic honey. (Aura Cacia actually makes a combo essential oil with eucalyptus and lemon..find it here.) Take 1 teaspoon of this and dilute in a glass of warm water. Sip it slowly. You can add a slice of lemon too.
Then massage the back and chest with 3 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil and 2 drops ginger essential oil diluted in 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil (any vegetable oil would do).
To do a steam inhalation, you could boil some distilled water, add 3 drops of lavender essential oil and inhale the steam deeply with you head and shoulders covered with a towel. Be careful not to burn yourself. The lavender has a soothing, anti-inflammatory effect.
Got these remedy from one of my favorite books: The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy. It’s a great practical guide.
Hope you are in good health.
Okay, so I’m not sure if it’s the gray skies, or the super annoying construction going on in my street but I woke up grumpy and my skin just felt dull…so I got cookin’. I mixed up this yummy mask and I’m sitting here feeling my face get tighter by the second. It feels so good. Smells lovely too…had to share.
1 tsp. green tea infusion (make a strong cup of organic green tea)
2 tsp aloe vera gel
1 tsp organic honey
1 1/2 T white clay
2 T ground oatmeal
2 drops rosemary e.o
2 drops lavender e.o
Mix, give it a minute to thicken. Apply to clean skin. Wait 20 mins, rinse. Follow with toner and moisturizer.
The green tea is a powerful antioxidant, the honey and aloe are soothing, the white clay tightens and purifies and the oatmeal nourishes the skin. It’s a pretty nice little combo, if I do say so myself.
Oh and I just rinsed…my skin looks brighter, more even and feels really soft!
My New Year’s resolution is showing up on my face. Yes, I am smiling more since I started my exercise regimen but I’m also releasing toxins…resulting in spots. Lovely. Just a few, but one is too much as it is.
My remedy – Honey. Pure simple honey… and a drop or two of something extra.
Try this to calm irritated skin when blemishes appear:
1 tablespoon of organic honey
2 drop of tea tree oil
2 drop of lavender oil
Mix and smooth over skin. Leave on for up to 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Follow with toner and moisturizer.