Will Essential Oils Help You Sleep ?

I have looked at different methods over the last 8 years, that Essential oils help with sleep, We know that stress is a

essential oils to help you sleep

main factor in not falling to sleep easy. Here are some of the methods I have found and tried. Adding a few drops into bath water before bedtime, Putting a drop on your pillow,  mixing with herbal drinks. But I found the  best way for me is to use a burner or diffuser . I decided to write about essential oils & sleep after a good friend of mine, who is a clinical hypnotherapist mailed me 2 cds to help with sleep meditation , using his cd and the essential oils in the burner, I was able to be totally relaxed in less then 10 minutes.

Best 3 Essential Oils to Help You Sleep

NUMBER 1 AGAIN ! LAVENDER : Has been long known to help with insomnia, it has a calming effect that will induce sleep. I Think Lavender essential oil has to be the most widely used essential oil of them all … Read the rest


My Own Personal Life With Ulcerated Colitis

If you have read my about me page or seen the essential oils for scars ? you will know I suffered with ULCERATED COLITIS (UC) for over 19 years. My own experience of the illness, Is even though I knew nothing about massage at that time.

When I had what’s called to people who know as a  flare up. That to me was going to toilet over 40 times in 24 hours &  I used to lose over 1 1/2 stone in weight in under 2 weeks until the prednisolone tablets (steroid ) kicked in and started to control it again. Over these periods I would have been unable to have a massage as my head was always thinking of going to toilet & my bowels definitely did make me go ! (even though I never had time of work as a fabricator welder, I struggled to keep going ).

Ileo Anal Pouch Operation

After the first operation (April), which left me with a ileostomy for 6 months whilst the internal pouch healed. Me myself was to conscious of the bag, I couldn’t … Read the rest


Have You Tried Self Massage ?

You probably already do self massage without even thinking about it.

When you have a stiff neck, you rub it. Right ?  Or a headache you rub the temples. Maybe when you have a pain in the lower back, you put your hands around your waist and rub using either you fingers or thumbs, depending which way up you have your hands ! I will be showing you some massages you can give yourself that will help with pain or just to improve your movement & circulation.

THE BACK :

Sitting on a chair or bed. Press the dimples on either side of your lower spine. Using  circular thumb pressure & knuckling (fisted hand rolled up & down ) over tense areas. Rub up and down to relax & soothe.

THE FEET :

Sit on the floor. Rest one foot on the opposite legs thigh. Put one hand on top of the foot & the other hand underneath. Then rub back & forth ( effleurage movement ). Then pull & stretch the toes, don’t over pull, just enough to fell it working.

THE ABDOMEN

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Essential Oils Insect Bites

I would say all of us have been bitten once or twice over our life’s ?

Mine is usually whilst away in Thailand on holiday. & the first time I had all the sprays containing DEET ! I can not stand the smell of the stuff ! & still got bitten Grrrrrrr.

The first time I was there I got bitten on my legs ( skinny white things easy to bite. That’s my legs ! lol ) it drove me mental with the itching !

My wife bought this white chalky looking rock. She said it was some natural thingy or something like that ? well she broke a bit off and added a little water then dotted over the bites, It had no feeling to it, just left a chalky look over the bite. The itching stopped nearly straight away ! This started me thinking what if essential oils could do the same ? & which essential oils would be good as a repellent ?  So when I got home I started searching & experimenting to find the best essential oils for both putting on … Read the rest


Massagers Hand Held ?
I have spent several hours looking at different self massage equipment, From Back to Foot, Neck & Shoulder. From the very cheap to the HOW MUCH ?? !!!

In the end I Bought the VIKTOR JURGEN SHIATSU MASSAGER. I will explain why.

Parts of the body it will massage

  • Lower & Upper Back
  • Neck
  • Shoulder
  • Waist
  • Foot
  • Thigh
  • Legs
  • Abdomen

Where you can use it 

  • Standing
  • Sitting
  • Laying
  • In the home
  • In the work place
  • Even in the car

What it helps 

  • Relieves Pain
  • Aches & Tension
  • Soothes & Loosens Tight Muscles
  • Sore Muscles
  • Releases  Stress

As you can see for one machine it does a lot of different massages.

Now for the technical bit

  • Kneading Massage With Heat
  • 8 Shiatsu Massage Nodes
  • Deep Tissue Capability
  • Multi- Use Function
  • The Ability To Have Heat On/Off
  • Ac Adaptor & Car Adaptor
  • Auto & Manual 2 Direction Massage Functionality
  • Auto Timer ( The Power Turns Of After 15 Minutes )
  • 3 Years Warranty
  • Weighs 1.9kg
  • Amazon rate it 4.8 out of 5 from 36 reviews

My personal thought

The VIKTOR JURGEN SHIATSU MASSAGE works really well after … Read the rest

What is Psoriasis ? 

Psoriasis is a skin rash with NO medical cure. The rash is silver in colour & looks like scales on the skin.

They nearly always become itchy, Dry & Painful. The usual places Psoriasis can be found are the Knees, Elbows, Scalp & Lower Back. But it can affect the full body.

Massage That will Help Psoriasis 

I did a lot of research several years ago for a friend. This is what I found out from Therapist and a lot of experts in this field.

The best massage for Psoriasis is Swedish Massage with it’s long strokes & kneading movements. But the therapist needs to be gentle over inflamed skin. The massage is meant to be relaxing. This will be good for stress relief . The next massage that will help is Deep Tissue massage but only when the areas are calm. It’s also been reported that even Reflexology helps Psoriasis.

When booking appointments inform the receptionist or therapist that you have Psoriasis. All the good one’s know it’s not contagious & will be willing to help. You can always take your own oils ? You know how your skin reacts to them. ( I have … Read the rest


 

5 Best Priced & best features  

My reviews are based on ease of use how many Ml they hold, How many running hours on 1 fill & Naturally Price !( I have only listed 5 of 10 that I looked at )

Right let’s start in no particular order (taken from  x factor ! )

1 HAMSWAN ULTRASONIC ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSER

  • 100ml capacity
  • up to 3-5 hours use
  • when on intermittent mode (30 seconds on 30 seconds off ) lasts up to 6 – 10 hours
  • 161 square foot coverage
  • low noise for night time use
  • LED light with 7 colour change or set on 1 colour.
  • Auto cut off when empty

This looks good with it been wood. It comes with a measuring jug for ease of filling. It may not have that big tank, but that means you can change essential oils regular. the light is around the side making it look even better.

It has a 5 star rating from 74 reviews on Amazon. Priced at £32.99

PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGES TO SEE MORE DETAILS OF EACH DIFFUSER !!

 

2 BESTEK GLASS AROMA DIFFUSER

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Diffusers For Essential Oils 

A Diffuser works by distributing Essential oils molecules through the air. When they are in the air you breath them in. They come into contact with nerves & sent straight to the brain. They work the same as a burner. but with no candle, makes them much safer and more controllable.

There’s so many on the market of all price ranges and some include lights & mp3 players !( I will  be reviewing some over the coming months) I found this one on Amazon today Click on link to view. It has 5 Star  from 355 reviews from customers( that’s amazing) reduced from £59.99 to £25.99 Bargain !!

VicTsing Aroma Diffuser 300ML Essential oil Diffuser Electric Ultrasonic Humidifier Aromatherapy Cool Mist Humidifier, Air Purifier, 7 Color LED lights and Timer Settings, Whisper-Quiet – Yellow Wood Grain

PLEASE CLICK ON PICTURES TO SEE PRODUCT DETAILS

Essential Oil Uses

The list is increasing all the time for the benefits of using Essential Oils from colds,  headaches ,asthma, depression  to helping healing, relaxing  & even calming the home ! all depends on the essential oil you use.( I … Read the rest



Can Massage & Essential Oils Help Reduce Scar Redness ?

I’m going to be talking from experience of my own body here ! the 2 pictures I have featured are of my right calf muscle, you can still see the scar, but not a lot. & the other from a operation on my tummy, this has started to fade a lot over the last 2 years from massage and essential oils. I will be explaining 2 simple massages to do and 3 essential oils that should help reduce the redness of scars. But I have to warn you that most massage therapists & doctors will tell you not to do anything in the first 6 months, Just give the wound a little time to heal.

Massage Techniques

Both are very easy to do, but will help with the scar tissue.

First is called Tranverse Friction : Moving the hands side to side over the scar, using essential oils . That’s simple Right ?

The second is just as easy & it’s called Circular Friction : you do small circular movements … Read the rest