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Prepare Lavender Oil

This essential oil has been in use for years. It’s a natural stress reliever and can help you lead a healthy life. However, not everyone can enjoy the benefits of lavender oil mainly because of how expensive it is. Not everyone can afford to set aside a budget and get a bottle of this oil. So, what should be done in this situation? The best option is to prepare your own lavender oil that is equally good yet least expensive.

You can easily prepare lavender oil at home because it will not require any special machine or ingredient. Things needed include:

  • A jar with a properly fitting lid
  • A glass mixing bowl
  • About 300ml oil (see below for more information)
  • Muslin
  • A glass bottle with a properly fitting lid
  • Eight tbs. of lavender flower for every steeping

Method

  • Pick the bottle of non-scented oil and put it (about 300ml) into the jar and then simply stir in the flowers. Once stirred, cover the jar and leave it in the sunny windowsill for 2 days (48 hours) making sure to shake every 12 hours.
  • This step involves straining the oil. Simply lay the muslin over the bowl and use it to squeeze the oil in the bowl. You can use a spoon to press so that all the oil is filtered and is in the jar.
  • Now put the oil back in the jar and once again add flowers (fresh) and repeat the first and second step until you get the right lavender oil smell.
  • Once you think the oil is ready (check the smell, or just repeat the first two steps twice) put it in the bottle with the stopper and your oil is ready to use. Make sure you put it in a cool and dry place and it will be good for about 6 to 12 months.

Benefits of Using Castor Oil

In pregnancy and labor

It is very helpful to induce labor in pregnant women. The labor is induced by pushing the uterus and causing contractions. This makes it very much easier to deliver the baby

For skin related issues

Castor oil has been an aid for skin issues, for example, Acne and blemishes Burns Dry, patchy skin Stretch marks and other spots etc.

It has a characteristic emollient property that goes into the deepest skin layers and empowers the generation of collagen and elastin, which keeps the soft skin by keeping it hydrated. It also diminishes signs of aging by rejuvenating skin.

For the treatment of wounds and injuries

A major character of castor oil is that it keeps skin hydrated and moisturized. This helps to give strength and keeps it safe against infection.

It also speeds up the process of healing of wounds. Another thing it is very effective in, is diaper rashes caused to babies.

For treatment of constipation

As the oil is composed of natural ingredients, it is well known for its laxative actions. The oral intake of the oil results in the release of ricin oleic acids in the digestion tracts therefore treats constipation. It helps digest the undigested food and clears the intestinal tract.

For treating different hypersensitivities

Castor oil helps in disposing of allergic reactions like warts and moles. Utilizing it is expected to help break down small growths in the ovary as it has unsaturated fats that, later on, gets consumed by the skin and expelled out.

Rosemary Oil Exposed

In ancient times, a number of cultures and religions believed that rosemary was a sacred plant – one with powers and properties to ward off evil spirits and intentions. It was often employed in rituals of protection, purification, love and intellect.

Rosemary oil can be used “neat” – on a cloth, cotton ball or using aromatherapy inhalers. Diffusers and vaporizers are also popular dispersion methods. The essential oil can also be added to shampoos, body butters, massage oils or even added directly to your bath, with or without Epsom salts.

Depending on the application method employed, rosemary has been prized in a host of uncomfortable situations, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Circulation problems
  • Gout
  • Intestinal troubles
  • Mental fatigue
  • Stress
  • Migraines and other headaches
  • Muscle pain
  • Respiratory issues
  • Skin inflammation and puffiness
  • Varicose Veins
  • Thinning Hair
  • An immune booster
  • Indigestion aid
  • Coughs, colds and flu-like symptoms
  • As a study aid and memory tool

Rosemary oil has also been used to treat dandruff, to stimulate hair growth, as a mouthwash and to treat problems like cellulite and stretch marks. As an added bonus, rosemary has also been shown as an effective insect repellant.

Rosemary can be great all alone. It’s a common favorite among members of both sexes and depending on who it is for, can be made more masculine or feminine based upon which complimentary oils you pair it with. Prime candidates include bergamot, cedarwood, cinnamon, cypress, citronella, geranium, hyssop, lavender, neroli, nutmeg, peppermint, spearmint and thyme.

Essential oils are very volatile and have powerful properties that can prove hazardous to your health. It’s a good idea to consult with your medical practitioner before launching an aromatherapy protocol.

Those at the greatest risk in regards to rosemary usage include pregnant women, those who suffer from epilepsy and those battling high blood pressure.