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Home Made Natural Remedies & Aromatherapy
For centuries, we as people have been drawing on nature to find cures and remedies for conditions that ail us. Passed down from generation to generation, this wisdom stands us in good stead today, when we have the scientific methods and accuracy to see more clearly why the things that help us, do.
On a vacation to the west coast of Mexico a few years ago, I took a whale-watching trip on a local fishermen's boat, only to become violently seasick from sitting in that tiny boat on the tossing waves, waiting for the whale we were tracking to surface. One of the seamen passed me a satsuma orange, and, through the bilingual pilot, told me to break and sniff the peel to relieve my nausea. As a certified aromatherapist, I knew that the essential oils contained in orange peel have stomach-settling properties, so I asked in surprise how the fishermen knew of this cure. The reply: an old wives' tale, passed down for generations.
Below is a directory of home remedies and aromatherapy recipes for common ailments and conditions. These tried and true, natural cures make a wonderful supplement to modern medicine, and at times outperform modern pharmaceuticals. Many practitioners of Western medicine are increasingly placing more stock in holistic health treatments themselves, as lab results and clinical studies prove their effectiveness, one by one.
Try them for yourself. See if you, too, are not surprised by the results. Pass them on to your children. After all, we are the "old wives" of the future. One day, our traditions and treatments, too, will fall into that infamous category of "old wives' tales."
Note: These cures are not intended as, and should not be considered, a prescription or replacement for a doctor's expertise. You should always consult your doctor in case of illness, especially should your condition worsen or fail to improve over time.
- Natural Hair Loss Treatment - Essential Oils & Vitamins to Prevent Balding
You can help to prevent or slow the progress of hair loss in a natural, healthy way by taking daily vitamins and herb supplements, and using aromatherapy massage to stimulate new growth.
- Home Remedies for Lactose Intolerance
You do not, in fact, have to avoid dairy products entirely to see your symptoms decrease, or even disappear! With a few small alterations in lifestyle that will soon become habit, there's much you can do to control the upset lactose intolerance cause
- How To Prevent an Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Most of us will get at least one UTI during the course of our lifetime, but there are simple things you can do to minimize your risk and/or prevent reinfection.
- Natural Remedies for Prementrual Syndrome (PMS)
The subject of countless stand-up comedy routines and numerous cartoons, PMS is the butt of many jokes. But for the women who suffer, it is no laughing matter.
- Natural Remedies & Aromatherapy for Headlice
Try these natural remedies to rid yourself of the lice themselves, as well as the eggs, without the harsh chemicals or added fillers of over-the-counter products.
- At-Home Beauty & Spa Treatment Recipes
Holistic health and natural personal care products are not just a fad; they are here to stay. And here's why: they provide more nutrients to your skin and hair, without the negative side effects of chemical fillers.
- Aromatherapy for Insomnia & Sleep Disturbances
Using essential oils to soothe and relax your body and mind can provide the relief you need from insomnia, without the use of prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs.
- Aromatherapy for the Common Cold
If you want a natural, holistic cure for the common cold, look no further than aromatherapy. The use of essential oils to treat congestion, sinus pressure, and pain provides superior benefits without leaving you drowsy or foggy like most over-the-cou
- Essential Oils for Athlete's Foot
Athlete's foot is a common affliction, especially for people with active jobs or lifestyles. Luckily, it is easy enough to cure with common essential oils.
- Aromatherapy For Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Aromatherapy has proven extremely effective as a drug-free treatment for the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. If you are looking for a natural cure for the discomforts associated with "that time of the month," look no further.
- Aromatherapy for Pregnancy
Aromatherapy can be a powerful tool for fighting the discomfort that too often comes along with carrying a child. Use these safe and effective recommendations to ease morning sickness, indigestion, fatigue, edema, and cramps, and reduce the stress of
- Aromatherapy for Menopause Relief
Aromatherapy is the ideal home remedy for menopausal symptoms. It is natural and non-invasive. You do not need to go to the doctor to get a prescription; you do not need to remember to take a pill. Once you have the essential oils you need in your cu
- Homemade Lip Balm & Salve Recipes (With Aromatherapy)
Mix up one of these simple recipes in your home. They make great gifts for friends and family, or provide a fun activity for a group gathering or sleepover.
- Make Your Own Aromatherapy Soy Candles
Instructions to make your own non-toxic, clean-burning scented candles at home without the use of paraffin or synthetic fragrance.