Aromatherapy for the Heart and Circulation
The circulatory system pumps blood to every part of the body. This system includes the heart and blood vessels, along with the lymphatic system, which gives nutrients and passes cellular fluid through the system, cleansing the body of waste products. Lymph nodes which are located throughout the body-particularly in the throat, groin, breasts and under the arms-act as centers for filtering the blood. This article presents some very good ways to use aromatherapy for heart and circulation issues.
Aromatherapy for Miscellanious Complaints
A spray of diluted essential oils makes an excellent antiseptic. The germ-killing abilities of essential oils high in terpenes, such as tea tree, lavender, eucalyptus and lemon, increase when a 2-percent solution is sprayed through the air. You will find many recipes in order to make your own aromatherapy products to use at home and when traveling.
Aromatherapy and Children
Children can certainly use essential oils but care must be practiced, although there are many safe ones. Use one-third to one-half the adult dose, or a 1-percent dilution (five or six drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil), and don't forget that citruses may irritate the skin. Recipes are given for tummy oil and a dilly pillow for children to use at night.
Aromatherapy for the Respiratory System
Concerns of the respiratory system include irritation and infection of the ears, nose and throat. Respiratory problems usually involve congestion, which can be decreased effectively by inhaling rosemary (especially the verbenone type), hyssop (use var. decumbens only), tea tree, eucalyptus, lavender or peppermint. Using aromatherapy for colds, congestion, throat irritation and ear infections provide a safe alternative for symptom relief and healing.
Aromatherapy for Problems of the Ears and Eyes
Essential oils like lavender and tea tree can be diluted in olive oil and rubbed around the outside of—never in—the ear and over the lymph nodes on the side of the neck. If the ear concern is caused by throat infection, it is always wise to use an antiseptic gargle.
Aromatherapy for the Urinary Tract
The urinary system, consisting of the kidneys and bladder, regulates the body's water content and salt balance, eliminates waste and is involved in regulating blood pressure. The kidneys determine exactly what will be eliminated and what will be recycled. This article also discusses kidney stones and bladder infections along with effective natural remedies.
Aromatherapy for the Reproductive System
Some of the most common complaints from women involved the reproductive system. This article focuses on female concerns such as PMS and menstrual cramps, yeast infections, vaginal bolus, menopause, pregnancy, lactation, genital warts, and herpes.
Guidelines for Using Essential Oils and Herbs
This is an excellent “how to” article about using essential oils for health and well-being and making your own preparations. Since essential oils are very concentrated and highly potent substances, a working knowledge of how to use them safely is very important to the success of your efforts. The possible hazards of an essential oil depend on the compounds comprising the oil itself, the dosage and frequency used, and the method of application.