Peppermint Oil Properties!

Hello Everyone!! Since Christmas is around the corner i decided to tell you all a little about our popular friend during this time of the year Peppermint Oil!! Below are a few quick uses 🙂

Indigestion: One of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion is peppermint.

  • Massage several drops on your abdomen, place a drop on wrists, or inhale to soothe motion sickness or general nausea.
  • Drinking mint tea has long been the antidote to an upset stomach.
  • Inhaling peppermint oil is also said to help curb the appetite by triggering a sense of fullness.

Colds/Congestion: Menthol provides effective relief from many respiratory problems including nasal congestion, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis and the common cold and cough.

  • Massage 2-3 drops (along with a carrier oil) onto chest or drop into a humidifier to help clear sinus and lung congestion.
  • If you’re head is feeling stuffed or you can’t stop coughing, try a peppermint essential oil steam. Pour boiling water into a metal or glass bowl, and add a few drops of essential oil (eucalypus and rosemary are good combinations with peppermint). Drape a towel over your head and position your face 10-12 inches above the bowl and breathe in the steam.

Headache: Peppermint oil is terrific to keep on hand at your desk or in your purse, especially if you are prone to headaches. The use of this oil has also been known to effectively lessen tandem symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to noise and sensitivity to light.

  • With a small amount of almond or other carrier oil and a drop of peppermint oil, rub on your temples, forehead, over the sinuses (avoid contact with eyes), and on the back of the neck to help soothe headache and pressure. When applied topically, peppermint oil leaves a soothing, cooling sensation that tends to work wonders.

Stress: Like many other essential oils, peppermint is able to provide relief from stress, depression and mental exhaustion due to its refreshing nature. It is also effective against feeling anxious and restless.

  • For stress relief, the combination of peppermint, lavender and geranium essential oils added to a warm bath help relieve stiffness while absorbed through the skin.
  • Try aromatherapy by using a candle lamp diffuser with essential oils.

Energy/Alertness: Peppermint oil powerfully affects and improves mental clarity and raises energy levels. If you’re trying to cut back on caffeine, this may be a blessing to your mid-afternoon lull.

  • Rub a drop of oil under the nose to help improve concentration and alertness.
  • Diffuse Peppermint oil in the room to improve concentration and accuracy.
  • Apply to the back of the neck and shoulders repeatedly to keep energy levels up during the day.
  • Inhale before and during a workout to help boost your mood and reduce fatigue.

Sore Muscles:  Because peppermint oil has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties, it not only can relieve pain and inflammation but can also calm the spasms that cause muscle cramps.

  • When using Olba’s oil as massage oil (a combination of essential oils including peppermint), it has the remarkable ability to stimulate circulation at the surface of the skin by opening up the skin pores and bringing a soothing warm feeling to tired muscles and joints. This oil can also be used as a spot treatment for a quick effect.

And the list of uses goes on….

  • If you have a problem with ants in your house, leave a peppermint soaked cotton ball in their pathway. They’re not big fans of mint and you’ll have the nice aroma lingering in your home!
  • For tired aching feet, add a few drops to a foot bath for some relief of sore, swollen and overworked feet!
  • Give your trash can area a break and add a few drops to the bottom for a pleasant minty aroma.

 

Hope that was informational!! Merry Christmas Everyone 🙂

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Aromatherapy Infusions for Healthy Hair!

 

1. AROMATHERAPY INFUSION FOR HAIR GROWTH

Ingredients: 4 essential oils (Thyme, Cedar wood, Lavender, Rosemary), 20ml carrier oils (Jojoba oil and Grape seed oil), small glass bottle.

This extremely beneficial mixture will keep your scalp and roots healthy making sure your long locks grow even longer. Mix 2 drops of each Thyme and Cedar wood oil, 3 drops of each Lavender and Rosemary oil, add about a teaspoon of Jojoba oil and 20 milliliters of Grape seed carrier oil and you’ll get an infusion that needs to be kept in a small glass bottle and applied every evening. The application is quite simple and it won’t take a lot of your time – simply use a few drops of this mixture to give your scalp a soothing, invigorating 2-minute massage.

 

2. NATURAL CURE FOR HEAD LICE

Ingredients: 5 essential oils (Peppermint, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Tea tree), carrier oil of choice (Jojoba, Almond, Olive oil), bottle.

Speaking about healthy hair – here’s something every mom and even teacher will find extremely helpful! And guess what – the mixture I’ll talk about here won’t only kill the existing head lice but provide protection against any future infestations! Take an empty 50-60 milliliter bottle and fill it with 10 drops of each of these 5 essential oils then top up with the carrier oil of choice. Shake well and keep this infusion handy as you’ll have to add a few drops of it to a cup of water to get a nice-smelling, lice-killing final rinse that won’t only keep these pests away but nurture your scalp and hair as well!

 

3. MULTIPURPOSE NURTURING HERBAL INFUSION

Ingredients: Fresh Rosemary, Sage and Horsetail herb (1/4 of a cup each), 250mls of Jojoba oil, 2 glass jars, strainer.

Interested in making your own herbal infusions from scratch? Well, you definitely must give this one a shot then! All you have to do is combine your fresh herbs into the first jar, pour Jojoba oil over them and leave them to sit in your windowsill over the next 2-3 weeks. Carefully strain your mixture into a second jar and use your own infusion as a healthy hair mask, hot oil or invigorating, nurturing scalp treatment!

 

4. SPRAY-ON HAIR DETANGLER

Ingredients: 3 essential oils (Chamomile, Lavender, Rose), distilled water, ½ cup conditioner, spray bottle.

Buy a regular, plastic spray bottle, fill it up adding half a teaspoon of each of these three oils, ½ cup of your favorite conditioner and distilled water (to fill it up) to make your very own, super nurturing detangler! Use it after every wash and you’ll have great-smelling, shiny, tangle-free, healthy hair everyone will envy you on!

 

5. ANTI- DANDRUFF TREATMENT

Ingredients: 5 essential oils ( Ylang-Ylang, Cedarwood, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Patchouli), Carrier oil (Jojoba), glass bottle.

There are many interesting natural hair care recipes that involve essential oils and some of them can even prove to be very helpful in treating dandruff! So, in case you don’t really trust the modern medicine, or you simply want to use natural stuff to deal with your problem, make this simple yet effective mixture of essential oils which are known for their anti-dandruff properties! And, to do that, simply mix 4 drops of each of these essential oils with 60 milliliters of Jojoba carrier oil and use a few drops of this mixture to massage into your scalp 2-3 times a week!

 

6. AROMATHERAPY INFUSION FOR DRY HAIR

Ingredients: 3 essential oils (Geranium, Patchouli, Sandalwood), Carrier oil (Jojoba).

Your dry, lackluster, over-processed hair can become soft, luscious and full of life! All you need are these three essential oils, two tablespoons of carrier oil and some patience! So let’s get started! Mix a drop of each of these essential oils with two tablespoons of jojoba oil and massage half of this mixture into your scalp and the other half into your dry tresses. Wrap your head in a warm towel and give this super nurturing mask 20 minutes to work its magic before you shampoo it off. Use this treatment every week and it won’t be long before you get to enjoy your full, shiny locks!

 

7. ALOE VERA AND ESSENTIAL OIL CONDITIONER

Ingredients: Aloe Vera gel, 3 essential oils of choice, lemon.

If you already have gorgeous, healthy hair but love the idea of using homemade natural stuff, you can get creative and make your own conditioner! Simply mix ¼ of a cup of Aloe Vera gel, freshly squeezed lemon juice (half a lemon) and 3 drops of each essential oil you choose. You can use Patchouli, Rosemary, Peppermint or Ylang-Ylang if your hair is oily and prone to dandruff, Rose or Lavender oil if you have fine hair and easily irritable scalp or Sage and Chamomile in case you’re blessed with a normal hair type.

SOTO Skin

Certified organic! And two ingredients that work together! All products are light, no greasy and fast absorbing!

 

KEY INGREDIENTS

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Aloe Vera Juice

BENEFIT

Contains active ingredients such as amino acids and polysaccharides that help cool, hydrate and soften your skin.

 

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Australian Blue Clay

BENEFIT

Has detoxifying qualities to help draw out impurities for clearer, cleaner skin.

 

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Avocado Oil

BENEFIT

Packed with antioxidants and essential fatty acids that help soothe, soften and protect your skin

 

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Borage Seed Oil

Rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids that help lock moisture into your skin while protecting against the signs of premature aging.

 

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Calendula extract

BENEFIT

Has antiseptic properties and contains vitamin A to help soothe and restore your skin.

 

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Coffee Bean Extract

BENEFIT

Contains ground beans that help buff away dead skin cells to reveal fresher, smoother skin.

 

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Gotu Kola Extract

Contains Asiatic acid (possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties) to help strengthen and rejuvenate your skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines.

 

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Green Tea Extract

BENEFIT

A rich source of antioxidants to help soothe and protect your skin.

 

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Lime Essential Oil

BENEFIT

Revitalises and uplifts, helping tone the skin and reduce fluid retention.

 

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Macadamia Nut Oil

BENEFIT

Contains palmitoleic acid which helps to nourish and promote softer, younger-looking skin.

 

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Marula Oil

BENEFIT

High in antioxidants to help condition, protect and calm your skin.

 

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Pomegranate Oil

BENEFIT

Rich in Punicic acid (an omega 5 essential fatty acid), a powerful antioxidant that helps restore and protect your skin as it tones and nourishes.

 

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Siberian ginseng extract

BENEFIT

Contains complex polysaccharides (a form of natural carbohydrate) that help tighten, smooth and lift your skin.

 

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Watermelon Seed Oil

BENEFIT

Helps dissolve excess sebum and remove old cells without stripping away your skin’s natural oils.