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Essential oils for natural hair and skin care

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Essential oils are extracted from plants, flowers, and roots and have healing benefits that can improve our overall health. They are light weight, unlike the heavy oils we use for our hair, like Olive and Coconut oil. Essential oils are unlike any other substance in the world. Their small molecules allow them to pass through our skin, blood, and all the way into our cells! The can even pass through the blood brain barrier. That’s why they are called “healing oils”.

Beware of using synthetic or fragrance oils on your hair and skin. Many companies claim that their oils are “essential”, yet they have added by-products, making them adulterated oils. Synthetic oils are thick and sticky, and are known to cause allergic reactions. Essential oils have no by-products added, and leave no residue on the skin because they penetrate so quickly.

Below is a guide of some top oils that can be used in your health and beauty regimens. Make them part of your overall everyday lifestyle.

*Note that many essential oils can not be applied directly to the skin without being diluted. As a general rule, essential oils should be diluted in a carrier oil (vegetable or nut oil, like cold pressed coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil).*

*Women who are pregnant or nursing should take special care to note which essential oils are not recommended for use during these times. Please consult with your physician before you start using any stimulating essential oils.

Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca)
Tea tree oil is a cleansing and purifying oil that comes from the Melaleuca plant. By diluting tea tree oil with a carrier oil and massaging into the scalp, you can stimulate hair growth. Tea tree oil can also be used for spot treatments for acne breakouts. It’s a healthier option than using acne skin products containing alcohol and other drying agents.

Peppermint Oil
Peppermint oil comes from the peppermint plant. The scent of peppermint oil can aid in alertness and help retain focus. It also aids in digestion and acid reflux relief, and opens up sinus and stuffy noses.

Lavender Oil
Lavender oil comes for the lavender plant, and is used for calming and relaxation, which is why this oil is commonly used in aromatherapy products. For a peaceful nights sleep apply lavender to the bottom of your feet and behind your neck. Lavender also heals wounds and burns.

Eucalyptus Oil
Eucalyptus oil comes from an eucalyptus plant. This is a great oil to use while fighting a cold. The scent of the oil can help clear nasal passages and help with breathing. It can also applied directly on the skin to heal eczema, and acne.

Lemon Oil
Lemon oil is refreshing and its citrus fragrance can uplift a mood. This oil can help lighten dark spots or acne scars on skin. Add a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner. Try adding a drop of lemon oil in carrier oil and using it to improve dull skin.

Frankincense Oil
Frankincense Oil is extracted from the gum or resin from Frankincense or Olibanum trees, whose scientific name is Boswellia Carteri.. It’s known as the “Holy Oil”.  It’s a very expensive oil, but contains properties that have very powerful healing powers. It contains anti-aging properties when applied to the skin and hair scalp. It helps with digestions, arthritis, rheumatism, and boosts the immune system. That’s just a few things!

Rosemary Oil
The fresh scent of rosemary oil can be used for aromatherapy. Rosemary oil can also be used during scalp massages, as it stimulates the scalp to promote hair growth.

Ginger
The spicy warm scent of ginger can help with nausea or stomach pains from digestion. Ginger oil can aid with energy boosts and uplifting your mood.

Clove Oil
Clove oil has a strong and spicy like scent. Clove oil is great for toothaches. Clove oil can also be used to relieve pain from aching muscles.

Juniper Berry
The oil is extracted from the berry. This oil has properties to heal the skin of Eczema, Dermatitis, and Acne. It can also heal kidney and bladder problems.

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Frankincense

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Ahhh Christmas. Its the time of year for giving, and a significant tradition that we as Christians hold dear to our hearts each year as we celebrate the birth of Jesus.

The Wise men traveled a great distance from the East to bring gifts to the Baby Jesus. This Christ child must have been pretty important. We don’t know much about the wise men, we’re not even sure how many there were. Jesus was well over a year by the time they arrived.

Matthew 2:11 NIV
[11] On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Why bring such precious and valuable gifts to a baby? The wise men thought they were going to see a King, so they brought gifts of royalty, they did not know the savior of mankind would be a child. “He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David” (Luke 1:32).

One of the precious gifts they bought from afar was Frankincense. It is considered the holy oil. The gift of frankincense given to the Christ Child symbolized His holiness. His willingness to freely and wholly give Himself up as a sacrifice for our sins.

Frankincense is the gum or resin from the Boswellia tree. It was a very expensive substance because it was collected in remote parts of Arabia, North Africa, and India. Today Frankincense essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the dry resin. Frankincense has a lemony, musky odor, and is used to help arthritis, asthma, depression, memory, inflammation, and skin disorders. Some studies suggest Frankincense may have anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Frankincense Essential Oil Regimen

I love the aroma of Frankincense oil. It’s an essential oil used for many health issues. I use Frankincense to remove several skin tags that I have on my neck. I applied just a small amount of Frankincense oil on my neck each day for about a month. The skin tags are gone.

What is a skin tag?

Skin tags are common, acquired benign skin growths that look like a small, soft balloons of hanging skin. Skin tags are harmless growths that can vary in number from one to hundreds. Males and females are equally prone to developing skin tags. They happen to be hereditary in my family. The medical name for skin tag is acrochordon.

Skin tags are bits of flesh-colored or darkly pigmented tissue that project from the surrounding skin from a small, narrow stalk (pedunculated). Some people call these growths “skin tabs.”

Early on, skin tags may be as small as a flattened pinhead-sized bump. While most tags typically are small (2 mm-5 mm in diameter) at approximately one-third to one-half the size of a pinky

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Skin tag facts

  • Skin tags are very common but harmless small, soft skin growths.
  • Skin tags tend to occur on the eyelids, neck, armpits, groin folds, and under breasts.
  • One person may have anywhere from one to over 100 skin tags.
  • Almost everyone will develop a skin tag at some point in their life.
  • Middle-aged, adults are most prone to skin tags.
  • Removing a skin tag does not cause more to grow.
  • Some people are just more prone to forming skin tags.
  • Treatments include freezing, tying off with a thread or suture, or cutting off the skin tag.

(http://www.medicinenet.com/skin_tag/page2.htm)

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