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Peppermint Essential Oil Indigestion Recipe March 21, 2008

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Seeing as though some of us will be celebrating Easter this weekend, I thought it would be a good idea to offer a Digestion (indigestion) Essential Oil recipe — as some of us will probably eat too many easter eggs along with the extra food we will all probably be munching our way through — and no doubt get indigestion!

Before we go on though, I must point you to our disclaimer at the bottom of this article, and please remember if you have any reoccuring problems with your digestion, seek the advice of a professional, you could have a stomach ulcer, or worse!

Right, this is a nice and simply recipe, as they always are!

The recipe:

6 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil

50ml of Sweet Almond Oil base oil (or what ever base oil you prefer)

A small dark (amber/blue) glass bottle for storage.

Mixing:

Simply put the 50ml base oil into the bottle you have.

Add the 6 drops of Peppermint Oil to it.

Put the top on the bottle and shake well

Don’t forget to put the date if you can of when you put the mixture together — it should last 6 months or so if stored correctly.

How to apply:

Simply rub some of the mixture into your stomach and solar plexus (area just above stomach)

Thats it .. well, actually it’s not …. try not to eat anything else for a few hours atleast! ;o)

This recipe is good not just for indigestion, but can be useful for diarrhoea (rub into abdomen too) vomiting and stomach pain because it has antispasmodic actions, which eases muscles in the stomach and gut.

So next time you stuff yourself silly, over Easter or any other time, give this recipe a go — and I can testify it does work as every year my partner and I have a big roast dinner on Easter Sunday, and then he usually stuffs a whole easter egg down his neck, and then about an hour or so later starts complaining of indigestion … and yes he is old enough to know better!

I would say it can take anything from an hour upto 2 hours to work.

Have a great Easter!

xx

Christina

Disclaimer:

Test the essential oil on a small patch of skin before use to check if you have a reaction, just dab a tiny amount (1 drop) onto the back of your hand say, then wait for 10 minutes, if you do have a reaction discontinue use, and unfortunately the oil isn’t for you, but don’t fret there should be a number of other applications you can use it for around the house etc, just not on the skin.

As always, I only offer this information as a guide, if you are unsure of anything in this article, or you suffer from a serious ailment please seek the advice of a professional before acting on anything written, I will accept no liability in the unlikely event of an adverse reaction occurring when using any of the products mentioned.

Peppermint Essential Oil Headache Relief Recipe March 13, 2008

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Peppermint Essential Oil is another of the most popular essential oils used today, and it has a numerous amount of uses, but for to-days recipe I’m going to focus on the one that I use it for the most, this being, headaches!

Before we go on though, I must point you to our disclaimer at the bottom of this article, and also say that if you have any reoccurring problems with headaches you really should see a doctor, trust me it’ll cost you in the long run if you don’t, both in pain and possibly money!

OK…

We have all probably suffered from a headache at some point in our lives, whether it be from being over-worked and stressed, to banging your head whilst doing some DIY (my partner, lol!) and if your like us then you have also probably just thought nothing of taking a pain killer in the form of a pill from the chemist.

However, what some of you may not know, and we didn’t until a year or so back, is that Peppermint amongst a few other Essential Oils can be used to relieve alot of headaches, and below is my recipe for creating your own ‘pain killer’ … please note though that it doesn’t work all the time, it just depends on the headache really … and also what has caused it too!

The recipe:

4 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil and 4 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

25 ml of Sweet Almond Base Oil

All of the above we of course offer for sale! … please note that if you don’t like Sweet Almond, or know that you are allergic to it, you can use most other Oil bases, I just prefer Sweet Almond myself!

A suitable amber or dark glass bottle to store the remedy in for future use — remember to store it away in a cool, dark place, write the date you mixed it together and it should last for at-least 6 months and longer if stored in the correct conditions.

Thats it!

Mixing:

Put the Essential Oils with the Base Oil into a suitable bottle and give it a good shake, allow it to sit for say an hour before first use, then give it a quick shake before each use.

How to apply it:

For best results I recommend massaging the blend into the back of your neck and also a small amount into your temples and even your forehead, depending where the headache is really, but the neck and temples are the essential places to focus on.

If at all possible, go take a seat somewhere quiet for an hour and you should find that the headache eases and should disappear — if you can’t take it easy for an hour, just don’t go over exerting yourself for the next hour after application.

This relaxing part isn’t absolutely necessary, but it helps with the overall affect the Essential Oils will have on you, being able to sit somewhere quiet whilst enjoying the Peppermint and Lavender fragrance does I believe greatly affect the time it takes to rid yourself of the headache.

And that’s it, but one final tip…

If you find that you have a bunged up type of headache, from a cold or the flu, trying putting a few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil onto a tissue and inhaling it after you have massaged your blend into the areas necessary, it should help with clearing your sinuses!

Another one coming soon…

Christina

Disclaimer:

Test the essential oil on a small patch of skin before use to check if you have a reaction, just dab a tiny amount (1 drop) onto the back of your hand say, then wait for 10 minutes, if you do have a reaction discontinue use, and unfortunately the oil isn’t for you, but don’t fret there should be a number of other applications you can use it for around the house etc, just not on the skin.

As always, I only offer this information as a guide, if you are unsure of anything in this article, or you suffer from a serious ailment please seek the advice of a professional before acting on anything written, I will accept no liability in the unlikely event of an adverse reaction occurring when using any of the products mentioned.

Essential Oil Recipes March 2, 2008

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Something that I have always wanted to do is use essential oils more, and coincidentally or not, since running the Enchanted Gift Shop, I have started to use alot more essential oils … we weren’t actually selling any when I started using them more, it was around the same time as we started the shop – summer (July) 2007 I think it was … and this naturally led onto us selling them (aswell as some requests from you!)

Over the last few months I have come up with a number of recipes that I now use regularly, most of them are combinations of other recipes that I have tweaked to my own likening, and a few are something that I have created myself after using a different product and thinking that I could substitute it for an essential oil instead.

Anyway, I’m going to post whenever I can some essential oil recipes that I use, so that you can try them for yourselves — there’s one thing I hate most, and thats wanting to use a more natural, alternative product, but just not knowing what or where to get it.

Of course I will be recommending the use of the essential oils we sell, I’d be silly not to! …. but keep your eyes peeled as I might just throw in a special readers blog offer every now and then!

Right, I’m off to try and put some of the recipes I use into a readable format for you all, so bookmark the blog and check back again soon!

Speak to you soon…

Christina