Blues Be Gone Aromatherapy Bubblebath Recipes

The Blue Suntory Rose was created by implanting the gene that leads to the synthesis of the blue pigment Delphinium in Pansies.

Homemade bubblebath is easy to make and I have two seasonal homemade bubblebath recipes to share in this post.

The color blue is a mentally-relaxing color that has a pacifying effect and encourages relaxation. It’s frequently used in bedrooms and hospitals for calming hyperactivity and evoking sleep.

The calming effect is also uplifting on a spiritual level for the color blue is associated with water, with the sky and the universe beyond.

But there’s another kind of blueness. It’s estimated that 15% of Canadians suffer from a combination of lack of sunlight and activity and experience the symptoms of winter blues AKA Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Overcoming the winter blues is challenging and part of my strategy for coping is aromatherapy.

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8 Fibromylagia Therapies

People with fibromyalgia experience a range of symptoms of varying intensities that wax and wane. Those symptoms are usually invisible to others  and many people with fibromyalgia push themselves too far until they trigger collapse.  What’s  key to well-being for people with fibromylagia is  taking charge of their own health,  employing  effective therapies,  learning how to cope,  and maintaining a positive attitude. Continue reading

Essential Oils: All Purpose Citrus Cleaner

citrusThe blogger at everydayinthegarden is a Permaculture Design Consultant  reaching out to fellow gardeners, who might enjoy her observations, how to guides, and recipes.  We connected and I discovered she is into aromatherapy too.  She cleans her house with various natural recipes including essential oils and she shared this recipe for an Essential Oils All Purpose Cleaner with me that can be used for almost all household cleaning. I tried it and it works very well. Continue reading

Aromatherapy is alternative medicine

Massage in Frankfurt, Germany

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I’m an aging woman coping with disabilities including fibromyalgia and focused on improving my life. I use many alternative medicine methods to reduce stress and to control pain and I share them with my readers in this personal development, self improvement and conscious living blog.  Three of my mainstays are aromatherapy, Bach Flower Remedies and massage. Continue reading

Essential oils for treating stress

Symptoms of stress in the workplace include excessive sick days, headaches, lethargy, loss of sense of humor, irritability and depression. Other symptoms include making errors, having difficulty concentrating, and feeling defensive or angry inside. Essential oils can help you cope and calm you down, and can enhance productivity. Continue reading

Aromatherapy for Colds, Flu and Sinusitis

polar bearsAutumn is here and winter suggests the cold and flu season is on it’s way. It’s easy to grab the over the counter medications that clear the sinus passages, but many people prefer not to use these or any other pharmaceutical drug if there are effective natural alternatives. Steam inhalation with essential oils works wonders for colds and sinus headaches and is a better solution to naturally clearing congested sinuses. Continue reading