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Skin Care is Essential

Essentials of Skin Care

Our skin is the largest part of our nervous system. We have a wide variety of touch receptors to alarm our body of threats; chemical, physical and mechanical. Our skin also is a direct route to our blood stream. One indirect and subconscious way of treating certain dis-eases may be achieved through the skin. A practice I utilize daily for integrating plant medicine into my body, is through use of topical essential oils.

Essential oils are powerful. There are many opinions on whether they cure dis-eases or can be harmful to the body if ingested or applied incorrectly. The basic school of thought when dealing with aromatic compounds is, less is more.

Dilution

Different age groups, demographics and species are compatible with different doses and combinations. Elderly, pregnant women and infants should only use a 1% dilution or less.

Pregnant Women

 

Children & Infants

For older children it is recommended to dilute 1-2 drops of essential oils with a 1/2-1 tsp of carrier oil.

Common Carrier oils include;

  • Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Vitamin E oil
  • Sweet Almond Oil

**1 drop per 1tsp is a 1% dilution**

Oils generally considered safe for use with children include;

  • Melaluca
  • Lavender
  • Lemon * (photosensitive)
  • Sandalwood
  • Rosemary ** (never use undiluted)
  • Sandalwood
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Thyme
  • Orange * (photosensitive)
  • Majoram
  • Geranium
  • Ginger
  • Frankincense
  • Cypress

**Various applications of different oils paired with intentions can promote healing of dis-eases such as; Colic, Common Cold (Antiviral), Constipation, Cradle Cap, Croup, Crying, Diaper Rash, Digestion (Sluggish), Dry Skin, Earache, Fever, Flu, Hyperactive, Jaundice, Premature, Rashes, Teeth Grinding, Tonsillitits and Thrush (Antifungal).**

 

Animals

With animals, it is only necessary to dilute 1-2 drops of essential oils per 1tsp of fractionated coconut oil when applied to larger areas. Heavier dilution is required with use on small animals (cats).

CATS
    • AVOID MELALUCA AND USE OILS WITH EXTREME CAUTION
    • Treat a cat like you would your child (see list above)
DOGS

For Anxiety/Nervousness;

    • Recommended to use
      • Serenity by Doterra
      • Lavender
      • Balance by Doterra
    • Use 1-2 drops between hands
    • Apply areas between toes, on top of feet, edges of ears and muzzle
COWS

For scours it is recommended to apply 5 drops of Doterra’s DigestZen Blend onto their stomach. If covering a larger area it is also suggested to use fractionated coconut oil.

**Repeat 2 hours later**

HORSES

For Anxiety/Nervousness;

    • Recommended to use
      • Serenity by Doterra
    • Rub 1-2 drops between hands and then apply to front of chest, tongue, nose and knees

For Hoof Rot

    • Recommended to combine
      • 1 drop Roman Chamomile
      • 1 drop Thyme
      • 1 drop Melissa
      • Into 1 tsp of fractionated coconut oil and apply directly to location
PARASITES

Use of either

    • Lavender
    • DigestZen Blend by Doterra
    • Apply onto paws to release any parasites
Wound HEaling

For all wounds it is suggested to use Helichrysm

ARTHRITIS

For all symptoms of arthritis it is recommended to use Frankincense

CALMING

It is suggested to Topically apply;

  • Serenity
  • Lavender
  • Citrus Bliss

**You may also diffuse this to gift your pet aromatherapy through use of smelling the oils**

TICKS & BUG BITES

Suggested to directly drop onto Tick and also dilute before putting onto wound

    • Purify Blend by Doterra

 

Blends Commonly Referenced Above

SERENITY

    • Lavender
    • Sweet Majoram
    • Roman Chamomile
    • Ylang Ylang
    • Sandalwood
    • Vanilla Bean Extract

PURIFY

    • Lemon
    • Lime
    • Pine
    • Citronella
    • Melaluca
    • Cilantro

DIGESTZEN

    • Ginger
    • Peppermint
    • Tarragon
    • Fennel
    • Caraway
    • Coriander
    • Anise