Parkinson’s Disease-comforting with essential oils

Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder that is considered both chronic and progressive that affects almost one million Americans alone. Nobody knows the cause of Parkinson’s and officially there is currently no cure for the disease. Treatment options are limited to surgical intervention and medications in order to provide symptom relief.
Each person with Parkinson’s may have a specific set of symptoms, but they typically include some combination of things like rigidity, tremor, instability of posture, and slow movement. Because treatment for the condition is so limited, alternative therapies like acupuncture, yoga, music and art therapy, pet therapy, tai chi and essential oils for Parkinson’s disease are all quite popular. Many of these natural treatment techniques are thought to provide some form of symptom relief.
It is unclear just how precisely essential oils uses benefit persons with Parkinson’s disease, but their utilization throughout history can provide some clues. Essential oils uses have included both providing healing benefits through aromatherapy and massage as well as specific condition or symptom relief through ingestion. Today, only a handful of these applications have been thoroughly studied or evaluated, but evidence has shown that many of the chemical compounds found in plant oils do in fact have medicinal use and the ability to provide soothing benefits when used in aromatherapy. It is worth noting that any alternative therapy must be discussed with a healthcare provider before using, as many essential oils can be toxic or poisonous if ingested, and not all are safe to apply neat without risk of irritation.

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With some understanding of how they may work in the first place and any safety concerns associated with them, it becomes easier to see just how essential oils for Parkinson’s disease may be beneficial, both in terms of helping people cope with a chronic health condition as well as possibly providing some symptom relief, as our top five found below are purported to do.

  1. Helichrysum Oil: It has been suggested that the discovered inflammation relieving benefits of helichrysum essential oil may be what makes it one of the best essential oils for Parkinson’s disease. The theory suggests that reducing brain inflammation in persons with the condition may lend to some relief from symptoms.
  2. Clary Sage / Marjoram / Lavender Oil Blend: A small study conducted over a period of nine months found that persons with the disease that either used the aforementioned blend of essential oils in aromatherapy at home or received massages with them outside the home experienced more symptom relief than those who did not. This small study holds some big promise in terms of using essential oils for Parkinson’s disease, because the symptom reductions reported included tremor, rigidity, speech problems, insomnia, muscle and joint pain, nausea, headaches, anxiety and depression and much more.
  3. Frankincense Oil: This ancient oil has received a lot of attention lately, because more and more studies are being done in order to determine just what frankincense essential oil is capable of. One of its suggested benefits includes inflammation relief, which is thought to also occur in the brain, indicating why it is believed that frankincense may be one of the best essential oils for Parkinson’s disease.
  4. Cinnamon Oil: There are a great many health benefits associated with cinnamon essential oil, and it has received big attention lately for purported applications in persons with diabetes. However, the neurological benefits of the sweet spice sometimes get overlooked, and some speculate that it may also be one of the best essential oils for Parkinson’s disease because of these supposed effects.
  5. Vetiver Oil: Tremor reduction is the primary use of vetiver essential oil among essential oils for Parkinson’s disease. More study will be needed to better understand just how the powerful plant compounds affect one of the disease’s most abundant symptoms, but it could be a valuable realm of study for disease sufferers.

The best way to work out to use and how many drops to use is to look at the overall picture.

Which oil can I use to provide comfort in what area ? Selecting a Oil that is of most benefit and using a higher ratio of Drops … will result in that oil and natural benefit being the more dominate oil in your mix/recipe.

There are many benefits to using the oils Aromatically, Tropicalky and Internally. Effectively it takes 22 seconds to reach the brain, within 2 minutes they are found in the bloodstream and at the 20 minute mark they are affecting every cell in your body. Remarkable to say the least!

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  • DISCLAIMER
- The information provided herein is intended for a general knowledge only, natural support and should also be used with the guidance and support of your professional healthcare medical advice also. Always consulting your medical profession doctor or professional healthcare provider for a medical advice.
  • This is only a natural alternative to allow comfort, and ease areas of concern. But not a medical benefit to be used without keeping to your professional advice. Medical advice must be followed at all times.

Resources – • PinInterest • Google • Essentialoils-net. • Sourced information to make it readily available for you to use and apply within your areas of need.

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Essential Oils with Babies

Essential oils can benefit your everyday life in every room of your home, and the nursery is a great place to keep certain products on hand. Whether you’re just starting a family, or creating a special room for a new child, here are a few examples of how you can use doTERRA Essential oils in your nursery.

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Lavender—One of the many benefits of Lavender is its calming properties. Lavender oil has been used for centuries to soothe skin, ease feelings of tension, and promote a relaxing atmosphere.

Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and mist sheets to promote feelings of restful sleep.

You might also try diluting a drop of Lavender with coconut oil for a soothing bedtime massage.

doTERRA Touch Kit— Which are convenient 10 mL roll-on bottles all of which are the same oils from our Most Popular Mothers Kit — Home Essentials.

The 10ml roller bottle touch kits are diluted with fractionated coconut oil—ideal for sensitive skin. Keep a bottle of Lavender, Frankincense, Tea Tree , Easy Air and DigestZen, Touch applicators in a drawer for easy access to meet your family’s needs.

Essential Oil Nappy Rash Cream—This simple 3 ingredient Nappy Rash Cream uses Lavender and Tea Tree oils to soothe skin from irritation. Melaleuca, or Tea Tree oil, is another product known for its skin-benefiting properties, making it a great addition to this DIY. Apply cream as needed for cooling relief.

Balance and Roman Chamomile in the DŌTERRA Range are both amazing oils for provide calming, grounding effects. Diffuse these oils during the day or at night to ease feelings of tension or nervousness, and to add a pleasant aroma.

Lavender Peace – is my go to to settle my Little a Ones into a slumber sleep. I apply to their favourite blanket or stuffed toy of love. Settling them down to a dreamy contented 10 mins before bed. It can also be placed in their bedroom diffuser to help your little ones breathe in the amazing aroma benefits through the night.

Got a Cold ? – Easy Air, On Guard and Lemon are your child respiratory best friend!

Apply with your touch kit to the soles of their feet, or use your home essential 15ml bottles and place 1-2 drops of each Oil in their bedroom diffuser. Easy Air will allow them to breathe better through the night. On Guard’s antiviral properties will go to work and fight off the nasties that have take camp and Lemon will help with the niggle cough that keeps them from their restful sleep.

Teething – The nights have been to the point where you just wish you could take the pain away. Lavender and White Fir are the oils to help your little ones pain. Apply 5 drops of Lavender and 5 drops of White Fir with a roller bottle filled with fractioned coconut oil and apply to your babies jawline. This will help soothe the inflamed gums that are raging with pain and uncomfortability for our little ones and relax your infant along with mummy’s cuddles.

Note — White fir can also be used undiluted.

EXTREME MOLER PAIN – 1 drop of Clove oil mixed with a teaspoon of fractioned coconut oil have been a god send and pain stopper for my son.

Bongela is full of keratolytic and mildly antiseptic salicylic acid in the form of its salt choline salicylate and the antiseptic cetalkonium chloride as active ingredients.

I am all for placing natural oils to help and relieve over..  Active Ingredients, that in the long run give my child loose bowels and the pain cries still occuring.

Bumps, Grazes and Scratches -Tree Touch to the rescue. Wash your child’s bump with Luke warm water and apply your Tea Tree Touch or 2 drops from 15ml bottle/plus tsp of FCO to help clean and sanitise your child graze. Lavender and Frankincense Touch will help the skin to repair and your child be back to normal and the owie pain gone in no time.

Digestzen – Alleviates the sore tummy pains that keep them up at night or during the day will the mulligrubbles.. Yes the ones that have their smile upside down. 😦

Digestzen helps with Colic or tummy pains If a baby has a tummy upset, gently massage diluted wild orange or DigestZen on the baby’s abdomen.
Constipation: Dilute 1 to 2 drops of Rosemary and Digestzen oil in 2 tablespoons carrier oil and massage on stomach and the bottoms of baby’s feet.

Earache & Ear Infections: Tea Tree, Lavender – Dilute 1-2 drops of Tea Tree and/or Lavender around the ear (NOT inside the ear) along the back of the cheek bone down & around behind the ear.
*May also rub on reflex points on the feet and hands. – Conveniently Touch Roller bottles rolled around babies ear will work the same and diluted for your ease!

Jaundice: Geranium – Apply 1 drop of Geranium oil with a tsp of carrier oil and apply on liver area or bottom of feet. (Do NOT apply oils within 30 minutes before or after UVA light treatment).

Myrrh – Forget the salty way

Runny Nose: Rub 1-2 drops of Lemon on feet or down spine.

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Extra Notes —-
Babies

doTERRA essential oils are safe and gentle enough to use on newborns and babies, but some things to keep in mind:
– Always dilute the essential oil in a carrier oil (such as fractionated coconut oil or olive oil) before using it on your baby. Babies and for children under 3 years old, add 1-2 drops of essential oil to 1-2 tablespoons of carrier oil.
Take care not to get the oil on your baby’s hands because they may rub their eyes.
– If an essential oil accidentally gets into a baby’s eye, dilute with a vegetable oil, such as olive oil or fractionated coconut oil, NOT with water as it drives the oil deeper.
– Use only diluted essential oils in the bath. Babies have very sensitive skin.
– Only use Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade oils on your baby’s sensitive skin.

All DŌTERRA Essential oils have been harvested and filtered to be 100% Certified Pure Therapedic Grade Essential Oils …. For your Peace of Mind with your children.

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Essential Oils Safe for Pregnancy

IMG_1201There is a lot of wonder and questions about essential oils safe for pregnancy and unsafe to use during pregnancy. Below is a list of essential oils specific to doTERRA essential oils and their blends.

Essential Oils Safe for Pregnancy

Single Oils: Bergamot, Cilantro, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Helichrysum, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Melaleuca, Melissa, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Sandalwood, White Fir, Wild Orange, Ylang Ylang

Oil Blends: AromaTouch, Balance, Breath, Citrus Bliss, Ice Blue, Elevation, In Tune, Purify, Lavender Peace, TerraShield, Whisper

Essential Oils to be Used With Caution and Heavy Dilution.

Tropically – 1 drop to 10ml of Fractionated Coconut Oil or (2 tablespoons) ..

Aromatically – Diffused .. 1-2 drop of the following oils with another Oil of choice to help reduce the power but still reap the benefits.

Single Oils: Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Clove, Cypress, Fennel, Marjoram, Myrrh, Oregano, Peppermint, Vetiver

Oil Blends: ClaryCalm, Clear Skin Topical, DDR Prime, DigestZen, Sallubelle, OnGuard, PastTense, Smart & Sassy, Zendocine

Essential Oils to Avoid During Pregnancy

Single Oils: Basil, Birch, Cassia, Cinnamon, Rosemary, Thyme, Wintergreen.

  • Clary Sage should only be used at the 40 week mark of pregnancy as it naturally helps bring on labour. 

– Peppermint should be avoided if you are wanting to Breast feed your infant as it will naturally dry up your milk source, if used tropically. 

Fennel – Can be used to help produce more milk if have found your Milk to be low in supply. Apply to the Breast with a carrier Oil .. three times a day until milk production increases. 

Having Trouble Relaxing – Lavender, Lavender Peace, Frankincense, Juniper Berry and Roman Chamomile are your sleep savers within the last trimester of your pregnancy. Diffuse at your bedside 1/2 hour prior to bed to help you relax and your mind drift off to a sleep slumber. 

Tired Aching Feet –  Ice Blue can be applied to tired aching feet at the end of the day to help with the inflammation and swelling. 

Aromatic Dressing – Give yourself that self love and care that our bodies so desperately need when we are growing and nurturing our little loved babies yet to join the world. We go about our day and collecting what is needed for when our baby arrives and really do forget about us! I am a mum of three beautiful creations and if there is one thing I would recommend for you right now would be a Aromatic Dressing or a beautiful bath filled with your favourite oils to help love up your bump and moisten our skin.

Aromactic Dressing – Pick your favourite oils that are safe to use in your 2nd and 3rd Trimester .. Place in a little round remican dish with 20 mls of your fractioned Coconut Oil and 3-4 drops of each Oil chosen and gently rub from your feet to the top of your shoulders and breath in all of the Aromatic Properties. Soothing, Caring, Loving and Nurturing YOU xxx

Resources: Modern Essential Fifth Edition

ADHD can be helped

Millions of children in this world have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and show symptoms like impulsivity, inattention and hyperactivity. While there are several prescription drugs are available in the market to control the symptoms of ADHD, most popular drugs like Ritalin often have unwanted side effects.

Ritalin may cause permanent nerve tics as well as growth retardation in kids by interfering with the cycles of growth hormones secretion. Research in the last 3 decades has found that inhalation of Essential Oils can significantly help children suffering from this condition. Essential Oils are the substances that are able to cross the blood-brain barrier to heal the brain directly, making them an effective treatment option for ADHD and other mental disorders.

The past 4 weeks, I have been doing a case study at my daughters daycare centre and I have been truly blown away by the results with diffusing the oils in the environment and 3 mums allowing the oils to be applied to be base on the spine when the child has been in a hyperactive and impulsive behaviour.  We still have 2 weeks to ago to the end of the case study, but so far the results have been amazing !!!

Here Are Some Of The Best Essential Oils That Are Proven To Be Effective In The Treatment Of Disorders Like ADHD

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil 

Research has found that Ylang Ylang Oil has sedative effects that are measured by the decrease in blood pressure and pulse rates. In addition, it can considerably elevate the attentiveness and the feeling of content if inhaled in right amounts. Ylang ylang will be a great treatment alternative for those suffering from ADHD and problems like inattentive behavior.

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender: I use this oil for its qualities of serotoin .. Calming and grounding within our brain activity. These are the qualities I have found useful in the treatment of problems like ADHD and depression. Additionally, there are several compounds present in Lavender that have sedative effects.

This Oil has also been broadly analyzed for its soothing effects. Studies have reported that Lavender Oil can bring about soothing effects, improved moods, and better concentration. The soothing effects of Lavender Oil are there due to its ingredients like linalool and linalyl acetate found in the science wheel.

Lavender Oil is also known to improve the performance and minimize mental stress. Scientists have found that inhaling Lavender Oil elevates the level of beta waves in the brain, allowing the brain to unwind easily and improve its cognitive performance. One of the many benefits of Lavender Oil is that it helps in calming the mind and improves the concentration.

Cilantro Essential Oil

There’s a very encouraging evidence supporting the fact that Cilantro Oil helps in addressing the concerns related to the presence of excess heavy metal toxins found in children suffering with behavior disorders like ADHD. Cilantro Oil has high anti-depressant, anti-microbe, anxiolytic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, lead-cleansing and neuro-protective qualities. One study examined lead-caused alterations in test subjects and concluded that administration of Cilantro Oil extracts reduces the extent at which lead gets deposited in the body. Another study confirmed that the lead-protective qualities of Cilantro Oil could cause substantial decrease in the lead concentration levels of the body. Cilantro Oil suppresses the lead content in the body through a process called chelation. Cilantro Oil can also help you get rid of mercury as it is known to binding itself with the mercury.

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Melaleuca Oil is highly regarded for its anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-microbial qualities. Inhalation of this Essential Oil can improve the defense mechanisms of the body by growing its immune cells. This Oil is also known to help patients with ADHD due to its anti-inflammatory effects, help to the defense mechanisms of the body by growing its immunoglobulin cells, which are often jeopardized because of gastro-intestinal problems, and anti-yeast and anti-microbial affects that suppress the clostridia and candidiasis overgrowth, which is often found in patients suffering from ADHD disorders.

Cedarwood Essential Oil 

Cedarwood Oil is probably the most ancient of all of the Essential Oils. It helps you to oxygenate the brain, resulting in clearness of thought. This Oil comes from the Cedar tree and is known to activate the limbic region of the brain, which is responsible for balancing the feelings. Additionally, it stimulates the pinneal gland, which can help regulate melatonin. Furthermore, Cedarwood Oil has a soothing effect, especially when diffused into the air.

Studies have concluded that this oil could effectively treat ADHD due to its soothing and cleansing qualities. Whenever I feel depressed and low, I just diffuse six or seven drops of Cederwood into the air. It’s not a miracle, nevertheless it helps me to feel encouraged and concentrate on my work. You can also use this oil on your skin for the same effect. Some people use Cedarwood just for its great smell. It can make your entire premises smell like a forest! Like citrus fresh, it’s also an excellent air freshener.

Vetiver Essential Oil

Vetiver Oil is the Essential Oil that is talked about, when it comes to management of ADHD. Vetiver is basically a grass that has a branched root. This root is used to produce the Essential Oil through the process of distillation. Vetiver is grown in many regions due to its anti-erosion effects on the soil. Its widespread roots will help to hold the soil together and stabilize the land. When used on humans, this same stabilizing quality helps them to not fall apart emotionally.

Vetiver comes with an intense “grounding quality”. It allows us to stay in contact with ourselves and feel the needs of our body. It’s also good for individuals who use their hearts more than their brains. In addition to helping the rational people in making their lives better, Vetiver Oil can help those that feel nervous, tense or exhausted. It releases the tension and provides you with strength, energy and re-growth. Due to its warm, deep and adopting quality, it will help you in becoming more calm and tolerant towards yourselves, your sorrows, your emotional issues and towards your environment. This is what is required for overcoming problems like ADHD.

The scent of Vetiver Oil is so strong that you just need a little bit of it. About 1 drop of Vetiver Oil in 50 ml carrier Oil or alcohol is going to be enough. In order to thin the Oil and have easy access, you can warm the bottle for 4-5 minutes.

Frankincense Essential Oil

Eastern orthodox priests use Frankincense Oil in their worship. The different Oil blends they use include Frankincense Oil as an essential ingredient. Just like Cedarwood, this Oil activates the limbic system, which is the memory center of the brain. Additionally, it helps in stimulating the pituary, pineal and hypothalamus glands.

Past research has shown that aromatically using one Oil at a time, 3 times in a day, for one month is very beneficial in the treatment of ADHD. It’s thought that the inhalation of Essential Oils can settle the brain waves in children suffering from ADHD and make them normal again.

With Lavender Oil, Cedarwood Oil and Vetiver Oil increasing the performance of ADHD in children by 53 percent, 83 percent and 100 percent respectively, a significant improvement can also be seen in the behavioural patterns and scholastic performance of the children being treated with Essential Oils.

Rubbing Vetiver Oil at the base of toes, where brain reflexology points exist, can help control impulses caused by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In brain scans, Vetiver Oil was found to be most effective giving the best possible results.