“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
With school having started, there are many essential oils that can help you stay focused and concentrate. Unlike over-the-counter supplements or energy drinks, essential oil remedies have fewer side effects and will not cause harsh crashes or jitters.
* Rosemary : This herb has been used for thousands of years to aid in concentration in parts of Europe, particularly the Mediterranean. In ancient Greece, scholars would hold sprigs of Rosemary in their hair to smell as they worked. Later in England it became a symbol for memory and fidelity and is still used in wedding ceremonies.
Rosemary stimulates blood circulation to the brain and contains substances that increase the immune system’s function. It also contains many minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and calcium that can help in overall health. Camphor is a compound in Rosemary, which has been used in Vick’s Vapor rub as well as some calming salves
* Lavender: Headaches and stress can seriously affect participation and focus in the classroom. Lavender has been known to calm senses and help ease headache pain. Part of the mint family with rosemary and thyme, lavender has over a 150 active constituents in its chemical make up. Not only does this make lavender an antiseptic, but also contains compounds known to combat stress. Before a big test, be sure to use a lavender diffuser or lavender tea.
* Grapefruit: Grapefruit is chock full of vitamin C which helps keep your immune system going through the long study sessions and cold winter days. Pink and red grapefruit contains lycopene as well, which can help fight against oxygen free radicals that damage cells. The fruit also contains antioxidants, which will help keep you healthy even after finals week or during a huge paper.
Cold and flu season can be another obstacle that you need to over come during the winter months. Licorice root can be a great way to stay focused and feel better.
this group helps when a cold / stuffy nose / sinus
* Breathe Easy
* Clear Heated Lung
* Headache Relief
* Sinus Relief
this group for calming in times of stress
* Lovely Lavender
* Sweet Dreams
* Time Out
this group for keeping you sharp
* Power House
* Team Spirit
* Licorice root: This is an amazing little boost when you’re sick but need to get through your last week of midterms. Licorice root can be used to stir your favorite herbal tea, mixed in tea, or simply chewed on. When you have a cold, flu or sore throat, licorice root can be used to instantly sooth coughs or sore throats.
As a side note: Please do not use essential oils undiluted on the skin, blend with a carrier oil.
The first responders and all those involved in assisting those in need ..
we thank you.
Nature & Books belong to the eyes that see them.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Why Essential Oils Heal and Drugs Don’t ~
The Chemistry of Essential Oils / Made Simple
by David Stewart Ph.D., D.N.M.
If you tell most medical doctors that essential oils bring about healing with no negative side effects, they won’t believe you. This is because in medical school, students are repeatedly told by their professors that all effective medicines have negative side effects, and if they don’t then they can’t be effective.
Articles from the American Botanical Council (ABC) ~
– Clary Sage Essential Oil, but Not Lavender Essential Oil, Reduces Stress during Urodynamic Examinations – , patients who inhaled clary sage essential oil were found to have decreases in multiple stress parameters. Also, those in the lavender group experienced decreased respiratory rates.
Numerous “in vivo” and “in vitro” laboratory studies have assessed elder flowers and berries for antibacterial, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiproliferative, antiviral, antioxidant, and immunomodulating activity, as well as chemopreventive and cytotoxic potential, cellular uptake, burn healing, insulin-simulating and insulin-releasing actions, anti-angiogenic (inhibiting the growth of blood vessels) activity, cardioprotective activity, and antihypertensive properties.
Human clinical studies support the traditional use of and laboratory findings on elderberry and flower.
To read the entire aritcle: ElderBerry
– Lavender Essential Oil:
Aromatherapy Reduces Falls in Elderly Nursing Home Residents in Long-Term Trial.
Fall prevention using olfactory stimulation with lavender odor in elderly nursing home residents.
To read the entire article: Lavender Essential Oil
Article from the Medical Daily ~
– Rosemary Essential Oil Health Benefit: Smell Boosts Prospective Memory
Rosemary aromatherapy can help boost prospective memory–- a new study finds that smelling a compound in the herb’s essential oil called 1,8-cineole, or eucalyptol, can help people remember tasks.
The smell of rosemary essential oil may help enhance prospective memory- the ability to remember upcoming events in order to complete future tasks, like sticking to a medication schedule or sending an email.
Human nature cannot be studied in cities ..
except at a disadvantage —
a village is the place.
There you can know your man inside and out —
in a city you but know his crust;
and his crust is usually a lie.
– Mark Twain – Notebook #20, Jan. 1882 – Feb. 1883
The Spring Season is the time of rebirth and new beginnings ..
though with the tragedy in Boston .. let us also take time
to remember our neighbors and friends and family.
For we never know what tomorrow may bring.
time is just flying by ~ the year is almost over, and the New Year 2013 is just around the corner ~ just wanted to take a moment … to all those that have supported SunRose throughout the years (yes, 14 plus years later) .. you are our SunRose Family, thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you and thank you for sharing your stories with us. We hope that we have made a small difference in your life ..
Lavender Aromatherapy Reduces Falls in Elderly Nursing Home Residents ~
Studies have shown that aromatherapy using lavender can improve balance and gait performance and reduce anxiety in elderly people. The purpose of this randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded study was to evaluate the effect of continuous lavender olfactory stimulation on the incidence and risk of falls in elderly nursing home residents. To read more of this article visit the American Botanical Council
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And don’t forget in the winter weather .. your ‘skin’ .. have you tried our ‘Ageless Elixir’ ?? your face will thank you.!
Its been a while since I wrote a blog post here. It seems between Facebook and Pinterest, and life happening .. I have been remiss in my entries.
The summer so far has been sweltering. Fires raging thru out the South West, my prayers for all those in those parts.
Politically, they are ramping up for the elections this year. I think I will keep my opinions to myself .. Politics and Religion… I don’t go there.
What is blooming in your garden? My Lavender is amazing this year, and my elderberries are off the hook huge and tons of flowers, I will be busy this year with them.
Also made for the first time, Chives and white wine vinegar. It is so yummy. For sure will make more bottles next year.!!
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Wishing you a wonderful Summer. Stay cool, be sure to drink plenty of fluids and don’t forget our animals (domestic and feral) they need water too.!!
I love Reflexology! I studied it back in the late 1999. As a young girl when my Grandpa would come home from work his feet hurt him so much I would take off his boots and sock and massage them for him. I saw the relief he received and how relaxed it made him. this is an informative artilce by Sun Gazing on FaceBook. Enjoy.
What is Foot Reflexology?
Foot Reflexology has become a well respected ADJUNCT to regular medical care. It is used in Hospitals, by Physical Therapists and Chiropractors to enhance MOST forms of medical treatments.
It is not a “miracle” or a “faith healing” type thing. Sometimes, like other therapies, it takes a few sessions.
Foot reflexology can help ease the pain of achy joints and muscles, relieve headaches and toothaches, improve the functioning of major systems of the body.
Foot Reflexology works by applying pressure at specific points on the bottom of the foot. This is not the same as acupressure or acupuncture.
In fact, the only thing that is the same is that medical science can’t prove how it works…they just know it does!!
There are over 7,200 nerve endings at the bottom of each foot. Nerves connect to every organ, every limb and region of the body through the brain and spinal column. It is thought that foot reflexology works in much the same way. Even though we don’t actually work the nerve endings, the correlation of the bottom of the feet to every region of the body definitely exists. It was originally called “The Zone” therapy in the early 20th century and was successfully organized into a comprehensive therapy by a physical therapist, Eunice Ingham in the ’40s. She coined the term “reflexes” when referring to this therapy.
Foot reflexology can increase the blood flow to the part of the body being worked, which in turn increases the oxygen going to that part.
The increased blood flow helps take away toxins that build up in each cell of the body each day.
This brings more health and vitality to the region plus adds a sense of over-all well-being. When our feet feel good, we feel good!
Learn to do foot reflexology to help your family and friends feel better! Get help getting your body back to its’ natural state of health by teaching your family to do foot reflexology on you!
Please realize that foot reflexology is NOT a substitute for medical treatment, you are always encouraged to seek professional medical help when needed, however, this therapy can be used in conjunction with most treatments for most conditions.
Please, if being treated by a medical professional, get that professional’s permission before doing foot reflexology for that medical condition. ~ by sun Gazing on FaceBook
Enjoy the outdoors when you can, have a safe and relaxing Summer Time~
’til next time,