Friday, June 20th, 2014 at
Essential oils belong as much in a kitchen as they do in the medicine chest, first-aid kit, diffuser or bed-side table; and there are numerous essential oils that are well suited for your day to day cooking.
If you are like me you’re probably quite concerned at the quality (or lack of it) of the food that comes before us. And of course there’s the health risks in so much of the ingredients that are used in our foods. Well provided you’re using pure and unadulterated therapeutic grade quality essential oils, you can reduce the risks and enhance the quality and taste of your meals (and beverages).
For starters, essential oils used in your food can kill unwanted microbes, increase the natural enzymatic secretions in your G.I. tract, and allow for more energy and oxygen uptake by your cells.
What about fresh and dried herbs? Surely they’re as good as essential oils.
Sunday, May 18th, 2014 at
Sorry folks, it’s been a long time between articles. 🙂
I recently came across a study which showed that people who take aspirin and tylenol to deal with colds and flus actually suppress their body’s ability to produce antibodies, and so actually prolong their colds and lead to secondary infections.  Then you have antibiotics, which actually do a lot of harm to the body’s gut flora. Hence, the title of this post. Essential oils don’t supplant your immune system, they assist and support it. Here are some things to consider as we enter the cold and flu season.
Use Eucalyptus oil or any of the Citrus oils in a diffuser daily. This will help clear the airborne environment of any pathogens. Oils such as orange and grapefruit are also beneficial in keeping people’s moods up-beat. As there is evidence that stress is a contributing factor to colds and flus, this something you definitely want to keep in mind.
In addition here are some other oils you might want to consider, either in your diffuser or to use internally (note the safety precautions for each oil):
Monday, December 24th, 2012 at
We’ve been off air since November, but certainly not idle. Here are some topics we covered in Wellbeing magazine’s blog that may be of interest to you:
The wonders of peppermint oil We look at some of the amazing uses for Peppermint oil.
The benefits of citrus essential oils The citrus oils – grapefruit, lemon, lime, mandarin, orange and tangerine – are pretty potent. They contain a compound – Limonene – that is showing much promise against tumors.
Essential oils for the summer Ok, probably of more use to those of you in the southern hemisphere, but for those of you who are, there are some great tips.
We wish you all the very best for the festive season. We will be back in the New Year