Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Lemon Essential Oil Can Fade Age Spots!

Photo courtesy of above

Yes its true.  Essential oil of Lemon can help fade unattractive age spots.  Lemon essential oils are often incorporated in cosmetic skincare products.  
Add 8 drops of lemon essential oil to aloe vera gel and massage into face, hands, decollete.  Lemon is highly phototoxic so don't forget to use sunscreen 

Essential Oils and Love

Only Pets Can be Relied Upon for Unconditional Love
Its true. Other than love from a pet, no love is unconditional and if you don't feed your pet or mistreat your pet, you will loose their love as well. Family members fall out all the time. Brothers and sisters move, fight and disagree. Parents and children loose contact. Lovers,companions and husbands and wives split, divorce and wind up despising each other. So contrary to the Beatles song, love is not all you need. Only a starry eyed teen can believe so silliness. It is a frightening thought that love may not last forever or even for a few years. There are three solutions: Develop self reliance, a plan for the future and nurture the love you have because it is truly precious. We all get angry at our loved ones and fighting seems like the natural resolution however, fighting can cause alot of damage tearing at the fabric that holds us together. A good rule of thumb is not to say cruel things even when tempted. So here's an idea: keep a vial of essential oil nearby -- or a cotton ball that has a few drops of your favorite soothing oil that can clear the air of negativity and offer some positive support. Great oils are the citric oils, such as lemon, orange and grapefruit. They are uplifting and offer a positive aura to even a negative situation. Bergamot - bitter orange has the added benefit of being an obsessive thought buster. Sandalwood is soothing and great to inhale or to dab on your wrist when tensions are running high. If you are in the same room with the person you are sparing with take a moment and spray the room with a mixture of ounce of distilled water and two or three drops of Eucalyptus to clear negativity. You can also dab small pieces of paper with a drop or two of your favorite calming oil like vetiver and place them in your shoes to remind you to keep grounded and focused and not loose out on the love you deserve and need to preserve.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pete Campbell from Mad Men is a Smirking Rat and Who Doesn't Know One?

So Pete Campbell got his this week.  A left hook to the face by oldster Lane Price.  Who hasn't wanted to smash a co-worker in the face?  but in these buttoned up times we are very Zen about it -- inviting the smirking rat to a Birkam yoga class or couples Reiki session to air out negative energy.

If co-workers called each other out in the year 2012 the police would be called. There would be crisis interventionists and post traumatic stress counselors available onsite.  This is the correct way to handle disputes, however when working with a slimy, nasty little rat it sometimes seems like it would just be great to belt it out.

Are you working with someone you just can't stand or are afraid of?  are you concerned about loosing your job if you speak up?  if this is the case you can handle things.  Try bringing essential oils of lemon and lavender to work. Add a drop or two of each on a cotton ball and inhale.  Feel instant relief and get cracking on finding a new job.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Anger Management

Have you ever stopped to consider anger?  A full blown attack of anger, not just a little shakeup.  It is all consuming.  Its easy to get so wrapped up in it that everything else seems to fall by the wayside. 

I think anger is different from fight or flight.  Both are reactions. Fight or flight seems reasonable, the body goes into action to defend itself.  Anger though?  is it a survival instinct?  Wikipedia describes anger " an emotion related to one's psychological interpretation of having been offended, wronged or denied and a tendency to undo that by retaliation. Videbeck describes anger as a normal emotion that involves a strong uncomfortable and emotional response to a perceived provocation. R. Novaco recognized three modalities of anger: cognitive (appraisals), somatic-affective(tension and agitations) and behavioral (withdrawal and antagonism). DeFoore. W 2004 describes anger as a pressure cooker; we can only apply pressure against our anger for a certain amount of time until it explodes. Anger may have physical correlates such as increased heart rate, blood pressure, and levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline. Some view anger as part of the fight or flight brain response to the perceived threat of harm. Anger becomes the predominant feeling behaviorally, cognitively, and physiologically when a person makes the conscious choice to take action to immediately stop the threatening behavior of another outside force.[4] Anger can have many physical and emotional consequences." 

We are all familiar with the physiological aspects of anger. The emotional side isn't as easy to deal with.  However essential oils can help.  Sometimes anger and the inability to see beyond it can clog up the brain with extraneous emotional baggage, causing an actual feeling of congestion.  Exercise is a great way to find physical and emotional realease, but there is an excellent role for essential oils. 

Inhaling a pleasant aroma such as lemon or bergamot immediately makes the world look brighter.  Bergamot and eucalyptus react on the part of the brain that tends to ruminate.  Cypress is also excellent when it comes to obsessing over the cause of the anger.  These sunny oils also cut through the physical feeling of fuzziness caused by anger. 

So next time you feel angry, reach for an essential oil, inhale deeply and exhale all that aggravation. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Reiki and Essential Oils

If you are a Reiki practitioner you may want to consider adding essential oils to your practice. The wonderful thing about alternative medicine is that the modalities can work together to enhance treatment. 

There are many ways and reasons to include essential oils during a Reiki session or for your personal use, particularly when it comes to relieving anxiety.  

Anxiety can take many forms, sweating, difficulty breathing, even chest pains. Still other individuals experience a sense of total disassociation.  Reiki helps ground and bring the person back into the moment.  Essential oils can help with this grounding.   The oil of woods and resins are excellent for grounding and reducing anxiety.   A drop of essential oil can be placed on a paper scent strip and passed over the body in the Reiki path formation.  For this like to rely on cedar wood, sandalwood and peru.  The deep, woody aroma plus the stability of the tree the oil is expressed from helps lower anxiety levels.   These soothing oils also act on the brain, sending calming and stablizing messages

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Little Valentines Day Tidbit That'll Make Things Really Big

Here's a fun tip I enjoy sharing with my students:
Cinnamon, peppermint and vanilla are very uplifting essential oils for men.  That is uplifting in all the right places.  It increases blood flow for a very uplifting experience by 40%.

Men also are very attracted to the scents of peppermint, vanilla and cinnamon.  It is thought that these aromas make men feel secure and relaxed. That these essential oils will help them let their guard down.  Indeed it may transfer them back to the days when they were young in their mama's kitchen.  Diffuse any of these oils and see how quickly they change from thinking mama to thinking hot mama.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Is Social Networking the New Workout?

Let your fingers do the walking, talking and even dancing. Are social networks like Ning, Meetup, Linked In, Facebook, Twitter and who knows what else the Gyms of the year 2012?

I could reasonably argue yes. Some social networks request a fee of $25.00 and up per month like a gym. While gyms stretch, tone and augment muscle buildup in all parts of the body, they never focus on a finger work out. Social networking exercise the fingers and sometimes the brain but the butt and the biceps are ignored. Below's video of breakdancing fingers is a perfect example of what we have come to expect:

I remember way back when in the 1990's the gym was not only a place to run, swim and sweat but it was also a place to socialize. Why bother now though? I can watch a video of someone pumping iron while I try to promote my latest products and get my pinky finger into excellent shape. An occasional stretch and a heart pumping game of tennis on Wii sport seems to be all I need.

However, after attending a really great bloggers meeting this week, I realized that even bloggers get the blues sometimes. There seems to be this human urge to connect in someway, even though many people are pushing an agenda. So what? Maybe virtual networks are proving the point that no person can live on an island (however tempting that is) and we all need to connect somewhere and somehow.

For those of us who do prefer to work out our palms rather than than our soles, I recommend an energizing blend of Urban Om's Shape. This aromatic blend of the essential oils of lemon and spearmint in a creamy, rich lotion will both energize you to get out there and flex your fingers or your triceps and cool you off after a workout. It is an awesome reward whether you are working on a yoga mat or a keyboard. Go to http://www.omstonearomas.com/

Monday, January 16, 2012

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Nothing to do this New Year's Eve? How About a Detox?

Not pumping the bubbly this New Year's Eve? Neither am I.  New Years is a time to look forward to the future to celebrate what we hope will be new beginnings but why does it have to start with a night on the town?  Why not take a positive first step and begin to work on your body, to rid it of toxins and stuff that can cause inflammation.

Doesn't sound like fun?  Well I don't think being hung over, with bloated eye lids and swollen ankles from water retention caused by too much drinking sounds like fun either.  Yes, a night spent with close friends and family is warm and cozy, having a great dinner and yes, accompanied by sensible drinking sounds pleasant, however its not always possible to do things this way.

So here's what I suggest:  Spend sometime in bubbly.  Huh?  yes, nice warm, bubbling bath water.  Place and light some candles in your bathroom, find a good book or magazine and run some warm water.  Add OmStone Relaxing Bath Soak and soak your way to relaxation.  Precious oil of sandalwood hydrates the skin and blends with sweet, tangy orange to gently lift you spirits while epsom salts release toxins in your body. Mandarin and Bergamot add aromatic texture.  For $8.00 you can party like royalty.  To order click the link below:


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Holiday Sex

What's a better present for your loved one than the gift of sex?  Especially if you dole it out sparingly througout the year.  Although this blog is a bit cynical about the role of sex, it can add wonders to your relationship and also cooperation (think designer handbag for christmas).

Lack of desire can be due to many reasons - stress, hormones, a new baby, boredom with your partner and not wanting to change the sheets.  Sometimes though it is due to being tired and lacking in the mood.  You can change the mood with essential oils.  Some oils are very sexy and relaxing indeed. 

Try diffusing a combination of pure sandalwood and rose, or if you  don't have that try sandalwood and lemon or jasmin and orange.   Lemon is uplifting, Jasmin is an aphrodisiac and sandalwood is relaxing.  Lower the lights and viola, a setting out of Arabian nights.

Have fun