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 “8 Fibromylagia Therapies”

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 “Essential Oils: All Purpose Citrus Cleaner”

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 “Aromatherapy is alternative medicine”

Essential Carrier Oils for Home Massage

Massage is one of the oldest forms of treatment and can be traced back many thousands of years to the ancient Greeks, Persians and Chinese who are said to have practiced massage as a spiritual art. The word Massage comes from the Greek ‘massein’ meaning ‘to knead’. Continue reading “Essential Carrier Oils for Home Massage”

Essential oils for treating fatigue

What is Adrenal Fatigue?

The adrenal glands produce important hormones such as cortisol, an energy releaser, and pregnenolone, the precursor from which almost all your body’s steroid hormones are made, including DHEA, progesterone, testosterone, and estrogens. Continue reading “Essential oils for treating fatigue”

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 “Essential oils for treating stress”

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 “Aromatherapy for Colds, Flu and Sinusitis”

Headaches Be Gone! Home Headache Remedies

headache & depressionHeadaches: just about everyone has had at least one in their lifetime. There’s a lucky few that have never had one. Headaches can be mild, tension caused, or the migraine, the most painful. There are cluster headaches, which is when you have one headache after another. They can occur daily for weeks at a time. Continue reading “Headaches Be Gone! Home Headache Remedies”