People love to massage creams into their skin. When we hurt ourselves the first thing we do is rub the spot and hold our hand over the area. The natural next step is to rub something onto the area to 'make it better'.
Our skin is the largest organ in our body. It is the outward expression of what is going on inside of us. As recently as late last century it was thought that little was absorbed through the skin. Knowledge progresses and we now know that many things are absorbed through he skin.
Using creams can not only ease rashes and other skin problems on the skin but can also affect the inside of our body.
Western medicine uses patches impregnated with medications to affect our hormones and to affect cravings for those who want to stop smoking.
I love making lotions and potions and creams too. I have created these two creams as requested for a customer. They have great results.
Candida is an overgrowth of a type of yeast causing a fungus type of growth on the skin and nails. It lives in the gut and can cause bloating, craving for sugar, vaginitis, jock itch and more. This cream contains aromatherapy oils and homeopathy to help ease this. Used over an extended period and along with other methods to help quell Candida, it can help relieve itch and get rid of symptoms.
When asked if the cream helped, the reply was ...
Yes it certainly did Hun ,worked very well the rash went with in time,i am now allowed back on yeast n sugar but slowly. Wouldn't say I've recovered fully but at least that's something,just like another (jar) in case it reappears.
Hand Cream for Dry Palms
Many people have dry, hard skin on the palms of their hands. One young lady I know does a lot of massage. As you know, this means having lovely massage oils on her hands each day. Yet, she still had dry, hard palms.
This lovely cream contains natural oils, calendula infused oil, selected aromatherapy oils and two carefully chosen homeopathy remedies. All these ingredients will be absorbed through the skin and affect the inner being.
These creams can be purchased, along with others from My Garden Treasures Ebay Store
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Feet and Leg Problems
Feet and legs are very important to us. They move us from place to place. They take all our weight. They need to be strong to do this.
However many people have problems with these important parts of our body. Women often have aching, tired legs at the time of their periods. People who play strenuous sport sometimes hurt the muscles or joints in their legs. Read more...
An infection in the head can be a very nasty business.
Symptoms can include:
This photo illustrates what it is like when you have an infection in one side of your head. The red part is the infected side, the side with the heat.
Symptoms for this type of infection could include:
If symptoms are persistent seek medical attention. If this occurs in a child, definitely seek medical attention.
If symptoms are just starting and you catch it before it gets too bad you could try
Echinacea - a herbal remedy
Olive Leaf Extract
If symptoms persist seek medical attention.
What is heat therapy? Essentially, it is the practice of using heat for pain relief and to improve one’s health. The benefits of heat therapy for the human body are providing relief to those suffering from arthritis, lower back pain, headaches, for sore backs and for simple relaxation.
Compared to much more invasive types of treatment, heat therapy can be a very effective and worthwhile choice that is a lot easier than some of the other options.
Listed below are few types of heat therapy:
Saunas have been around for a very long time and are one of the primary ways to experience a heat session. Traditionally, saunas were heated by pouring water over hot stones, thus creating steam.
More recently, modern saunas use infrared technology. Infrared saunas emit Far Infrared light (FIR) which heats up the air around us and our bodies directly. FIR saunas have found their use in many fields such as detoxification, different cardiovascular benefits like heart health and increased blood circulation. Spending time in an infrared sauna has also shown to help with the immune system.
All this is making saunas a popular choice for athletes as well as anyone else that is dealing with sore and aching muscles.
On top of that, it’s incredibly relaxing and there are countless health benefits to reduce your stress levels. You can read more on this subject here.
Hot Stone Therapy
This is a type of massage that involves placing warm stones on the body. Sometimes, they’ll use the stones as an extension of their own reach, other times the massage therapist will simply place the stones on various points of the patient’s body.
This treatment is relaxing, and great for the muscles and blood flow. The stones are commonly made from marble or basalt. Typically, the hot stone therapist will use several different stones; their size depending on the muscle group. Here are some more examples of hot stone therapies and how the treatment is performed.
A hydrocollator is a device that you can use to warm up cloth heating pads to place on your body. There are heating pads filled with bentonite and they are submerged in warm water to heat up, then removed and place into slip covers.
You’ll often find hydrocollators in spas and physical therapy clinics; however some people opt to have them in their homes as well. This particular method to warm and soothe the muscles may be somewhat less effective for overweight patients, as suggested by research in a 2009 study.
Final Thoughts on Heat Therapy
Heat therapy is available in numerous forms, the simplest being taking a warm bath, but that doesn’t compare to the professional treatments out there. Our bodies react to heat more than you might think and every day researchers are proving that this way of healing is sometimes even more efficient than standard medicine. And after all, treat yourself to a nice day at the spa, you deserve it.
Today's article was written by guest author Delane Palmer. He is studying Sports Medicine. Welcome Delane.
What we can do when our feet feel like this?
Feet and legs are very important to us. They move us from place to place. They take all our weight. They need to be strong to do this.
However many people have problems with these important parts of our body. Women often have aching, tired legs at the time of their periods. People who play strenuous sport sometimes hurt the muscles or joints in their legs.
But what can we do when our legs just hurt or ache or our feet are sore or we can't put them under the blankets at night?
Dry brushing entails using a brush with natural hairs and brushing your legs and feet. It stimulates the circulation in them and improves your skin. People who are allergic and have a weak immune system can benefit by this. These people tend to have dry, scaly skin. Dry brushing removes this dry scaly skin, stimulates the legs and feet and helps relieve the tension in them.
Having a warm soak in a bath that has Epsom salts added to it can ease the ache in the legs. Epsom salts is magnesium sulphate, also spelled magnesium sulfate. It can be purchased in the supermarket or health food store. Use half to one cup per bath. You absorb the magnesium sulphate through your skin. It is good for aching and tired legs. It stops spasms or cramps in the legs.
This is something that you can easily do for yourself. Find a massage oil that you like and massage it into your legs each day. Perhaps bedtime would be a good time to do it. Then your legs will be relaxed when you drift off to sleep. This helps with circulation for your legs. Massage the full length of your legs and remember your feet as well. They take all the weight of the day. Peppermint oil added to the massage oil id=s good for the feet. It is refreshing and cooling.
Tissue salts, also called Cell salts or Bio-chemic Salts can help tired legs. New Era Combination P is a combination of 4 different minerals needed in our body that can help tired and aching legs and feet.
There are different homeopathic remedies that can also help to ease those tired legs.
Chamomilla is good for burning in the soles of the feet. The person must put them out from the under the blankets at night, It can also ease restless legs when they jump about in the evenings or at night when in bed.
Graphites helps when the legs feel congested or tight and swollen when standing. It may also help shooting pains in the feet and soles of the feet. Feet can be cold or burning and have a smelly sweat.
Medorrhinum can also help with cold feet or burning feet. This person wants their feet fanned they are so hot.
Pulsatilla can have red hot feet that swell. This can extend up the leg into the calf and have a stinging pain.
Here are some other articles that also have information about legs.
Have a great day!
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Lavender smells beautiful and has healing powers
Lavender is a flower that many people think of when they think of the old days.
Long ago the washer women used to dry the ladies' washing by draping it over the lavender bushes. The clothing would be imbued with the scent of the lavender.
Lavender bags brought the scent into the linen closets. The heads of lavender were collected and put in a little bags then hidden between the sheets or underclothes in the cupboard. You may think of your grandmother when you think of lavender bags.
When the distillation process was established one of the favourite flowers to distill was lavender. People already liked it and had found uses for it.
Today lavender oil is one of the favourite essential or aromatherapy oils. People still like the perfume - or most do anyway.
The Benefits of Lavender Oil
Lavender aromatherapy oil can help ease headaches. Dab a little oil on your temples and massage it in. Take a rest while it works. You will find yourself calmer.
Lavender can help you drift off to sleep when you are restless at night. It soothes and calms. Put a few drops on your pillow when you get into bed.
Lavender can help relieve anxiety. Place a few drops on a tissue and keep it in your pocket throughout a stressful day at work, home or travelling.
Lavender can help relieve burns. The French scientist, when he was experimenting in the laboratory one day, burnt his hand then accidentally put it in a vat of lavender oil. To his amazement the burning and stinging eased quickly.
I always use lavender oil to kill off bacteria. Whenever I cut myself I always put a couple of drops of lavender oil directly onto the cut. It usually only needs to be done a couple of times for the cut to heal quickly. I find this useful whenever I have forgotten to wear my gloves in the garden. I always seem to get cuts and scratches easily and they usually get infected. However my beautiful lavender oil heals these for me quickly and pleasantly.
Lavender Hydrosol or Lavender Water
Lavender water was in use in the olden days as well as a perfume. Today, the water left over from the lavender distillation process is called a hydrosol. It can be ingested in small quantities for medicinal purposes but mostly it is used as a linen water or air spray. The linen water is sprayed onto the clothes before ironing, sprayed over the bed sheets to have them smelling pretty or sprayed around the room for a lovely fresh smell. This is much better than the chemical laden air fresheners bought in the supermarket.
It can also be used as a personal aura spray when we feel stressed. It is very calming.
The perfume from Aromatherapy oils and hydrosols does tend to evaporate. This is how you know that is the real thing. When the smell lasts for days and will not go away then you are much more likely to have a Fragrance oil. These fragrance oils are made from chemicals. I would not use these. They have no healing benefits.
Lavender oil is one of the safest aromatherapy oils and can be applied directly onto the skin. Do not use too much though. Always dilute it to use for a massage.
Lavender oil comes from the lavender plant
Lavender is an oil that most people have heard of and most know the perfume. Lavender oil is used for headaches and sleeplessness. It calms the spirit. If you have difficulty sleeping at night, put a few drops of lavender oil on your pillow. Besides smelling nice, lavender helps you to drift into sleep more easily.
Lavender is known to be able to ease headaches. You can use a drop of lavender aromatherapy oil and rub it into you temples. Place a drop or two on a tissue and sniff it every now and then, or use lavender oil in an aromatherapy burner. This emits the aroma throughout the room and can affect you in subtle ways.
Massage with Lavender
Place 12 drops of lavender oil in 20mls of vegetable oil. You can even use Canola or Sunflower oil if the is the only oil you have in the house. This quantity is the approximate amount you would need for a full body massage for an adult. The ratio of aromatherapy oil to carrier or vegetable oil is important. If you have no one else to massage your back, you can always massage your face and neck, front of your body, legs and feet.
I am a trained Natural Therapist, Teacher, published Author and Artist who lives on the south eastern coast of Australia.
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