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Using Essential Oils

There are many different ways of using essential oils to incorporate them safely into your life. Here are some examples:

Using Essential Oils In the Bath:

Dilute a few drops in honey, whole milk or carrier oil.
Remember ‘oil and water do not mix’.

Usually the ratio is:

  • 5 drops of essential oil into a Tbsp (15ml) of Carrier oil of your choice and add to your bath.
  • 5 drops of essential oil into a cup of whole milk and add to your bath.
  • 5 drops of essential oil into 1 oz of bath salts. Drop the essential oils into your salts and stir, then add to bath. I love a mix of Himalayan salt, epsom salt and sea salt combo.

Bath Salt Beneficial properties:

The wonderful benefits/properties of this mixture include:

  • Relaxing the nervous system: stress drains the body of magnesium and increases levels of adrenaline. When dissolved in warm water the salt is absorbed through the skin and replenishes the level of magnesium in the body. Magnesium helps to produce serotonin, a mood elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of calm and relaxation.
  • Helping skin problems, soothing aching limbs, easing muscle strain and drawing toxins from your body.

foot-bath-650874_1920Using Essential Oils In a Foot Soak:

5 drops of essential oil into 1/2 cup bath salts mix.
A favorite is Peppermint and Tea tree.

Foot Soak Beneficial Properties:

  • Treat athlete’s foot
  • Treat toenail fungus (use at least 3x per day)
  • Helps draw out splinters
  • Soothe sprains and bruises – add 2 cups of salt mix

Using Essential Oils for Massage:

Properly diluted: 2.5% or less for full body massage

We offer a full line of pre-made massage oils for you to try!

pocketdiffuserOther Ways to Use Essential Oils:

  • Inhalation: i.e. diffuser for your environment or Inhaler
  • Steam Inhalation: a very hot bowl of water, ‘tent a towel’ over your head to contain the steam. this is great for sinus problems or a facial
  • Botanical Perfume: all natural that you apply to your pulse points
  • Aromatic Jewelry for inhalation
  • All Natural Skin Care: make your own moisturizers, in facials (1% dilution), cleansers
  • Hair Care: add to your conditioner, massage into scalp then rinse out.
  • Car Diffusers: when making a long road trip to keep you alert
  • Linen Spray (lavender is the most popular, or the essential oil of your choice).

If you’re interested in getting started with essential oils, please check our our extensive line of essential oils, including many organic and wildcrafted options!

Editor's Note:
This post was originally published in April 2015. It’s been updated because we believe this information is always relevant.
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FREE Class Alert: The Chemistry of Essential Oils

Dr. Robert S. Pappas is offering his Chemistry of Essential Oils C390, as taught at Indiana University, for free via Youtube.  This is a terrific opportunity to follow along with a college level course that focuses on the chemical components in essential oil chemistry.

If you need to stock up on oils, check out the full line of essential oils available at SunRose Aromatics.

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The Myth of Oxygenation

This is another great article by Robert Tisserand debunking the “oxygenation” myth:

To believe that essential oils, because they sometimes contain oxygen, are therefore able to beneficially oxygenate tissues and stimulate the immune system shows an ignorance of basic biology, and the way in which essential oils interact with the body.

Be sure to read the full article at RobertTisserand.com.

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Giving Thanks ~ 2014

~ Quote:
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
“thank you,” that would suffice.
~ Meister Eckhart

Thanksgiving Thanks

Time is just flying by 2014 is almost at the end ..  It is been a while since I have blogged and so much has happened here at the farm & SunRose.
The Chickens are laying eggs every day now, they are so very cute and have such great personalities!

2014_Chicks n eggs _Oct 9
Lots of fun and new products, we created:

Winter Arsenal Survival Kit for the winter months

Winter Arsenal Survival Kit

~ Quote:

And though I ebb in worth,
I’ll flow in thanks.
~ John Taylor

– Our newly formulated Chakra Synergies now being offered in 10 ml Roll On sizes.

SunRose Chakra Synergies in 10 ml Roll On
SunRose Chakra Synergies in 10 ml Roll On

– Worry Stones under our Metaphysical pages:

Worry Stones Nature's Natural Tranquilizers
Worry Stones Nature’s Natural Tranquilizers

– Gemstone Bracelets each stone brings different energies

Amethyst  www.SunRoseAromatics.com
Amethyst
www.SunRoseAromatics.com

– Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamps

Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamps ~ Abundance Bowl www.SunRoseAromatics.com
Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamps ~ Abundance Bowl
www.SunRoseAromatics.com

~ Quote:
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all the other virtues.
~ Cicero

At this time of year many people are missing their loved ones  ..
we have to all take care of each other ..
look out for your family and friends, and let them know they are not alone.!!
Wishing you and your families a safe and loving Thanksgiving ~
~ til next time,
Rosanne & the SunRose Team

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Winter is around the corner ~

There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you….
In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other;
only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches ….
when you can savor belonging to yourself. ~ Ruth Stout

Winter Time

Yes indeed .. this the season of cold winds, chilly nights. Also, this time of year some of us get the winter blues (blahs) .. Take time to care for your skin and your psyche, sniffles and all that go with the Season ~

For your skin and your psyche ~
* A Rose is a Rose Message Bath & Body Oil.

A Rose is a Rose Body Oil

* Everlasting Beauty Gift Set ~

Everlasting Beauty Gift Set
 
The winter sniffles are annoying to say the least .. be sure to have your herbal arsenal at the ready: Elderberry, Echinacea, and your essential oils ::

* Clear Heated Lung

* Breathing

* Sinus Relief

Check out our Essential Oil page for the full listing of oils you may be looking for.
* Essential Oil Page

Winter snow

Hoping this winter season will be a healthy one for you ..
~ til next time,
Rosanne