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Using Essential Oils in Acidity and Heartburn

Many people get occasional bouts of acid dyspepsia, usually related to a temporary problem such as having eaten rich, spicy foods or having eaten too quickly when feeling rushed and stressed. If the symptoms happen very regularly, you may need to look more carefully at what you eat and how fast you eat it. If there is persistent discomfort, seek professional treatment. Using hot or warm compresses over the abdomen, with up to 10 drops of oils such as Chamomile or Lavender in a small bowl of water, can give relief from the inflammation and spasm that accompany excess acidity....

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Using Essential Oils in Eczema

The most important thing to remember when trying to help ease eczema is not flexible as possible. You may well need to vary the oils, and change the way you use them, since the nature of the condition can be due to so many factors, and the skin can get better for a while with one oil and then may need something different as the symptoms change.  Some of the most useful oils to use on the skin are Chamomile, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon Balm and Rose. They should be used in at most a 1 per cent dilution initially, and...

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Using Essential Oils In Balancing Digestion

Stress, lack of sleep, and poor nutrition leads to digestion disruption. When your digestion is disrupted, your entire day is thrown off-balance, and reacting to the disruption simply disrupts things even further. Let’s say you’re having a particularly stressful day packed full of activities, so you opt for some fast food to satisfy your hunger. After eating the fast food, you’re left feeling bloated, uncomfortable, and maybe even a little nauseous. While you’re feeling lousy, you may find it hard to fall back to sleep, to continue to eat balanced meals, and to feel good about taking care of the...

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Essential Oils for Balanced Sleep

An estimated 30% of Americans report sleeping for only 6 or fewer hours per night according to a study performed by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention. A lack of sleep inhibits hormone production, it causes brain fog and lack of cognitive ability, effects mood, and even suppresses the immune system – hardly creating the atmosphere needed for a balanced life. Lavender essential oil in a diffuse can help to soothe your body and relax your mind, inducing sleep when you need it most. This sleep support effect can help to bring balance not only to your life, but to...

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Essential Oils for Improving Air Quality

Some essential oils are perfect for improving air quality, and others when diffused may release volatile organic compounds that can potentially irritate asthmatic conditions. For this reason, it’s important to know what essential oils to use in air purifying, and there are several you can choose from. The oils that work best for purifying and improving air quality are: Lavender Lavender essential oil is the natural soother, and there are a ton of uses for this oil in aromatherapy and air purifying. The antimicrobial properties of lavender essential oil has been shown to be effective in eradicating airborne fungi and bacteria...

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