Monday, February 24, 2014

Arthritis, Neuropathy & Carpal Tunnel Pain Relief with Essential Oils

Sadly, chronic pain is a part of the lives of most people these days. Much of that is due to inflammation caused by our diet or in some cases, the condition is hereditary. 

In today's blog,  I'm focusing on Essential Oil Blends to help these three conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Neuropathy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you don't have all the oils for these blends and can't get them at this time, I recommend using what you have, sometimes you just have to find what works best for you.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Essential Oil and Saline Nasal Rinse

Have you met Neti the Elephant?

I must confess…..I fought the Neti Pot system for years….

I just wouldn’t give it a chance, but that was my loss. I tried the “solution in the palm of the hand and sniff up the nose” option and the plastic squirt bottle. 

However, once I decided to give the Neti Pot a try, I was sold on the idea. It took a little trial and error to find the right fit for me and that’s why I’m sharing my story with you, to save you a bit of trouble.

Why rinse? There are several reasons, but they all point back to sinus infections and why you need to prevent them.(more on this later) You may be prone to sinus infections due to seasonal allergies or food allergies. You may breathe in pollutants every day that cause you problems. My problem is food allergies and food sensitivity. Sinus infections cause much discomfort and misery to many. My recommendation is to go ahead and buy you a Neti Pot and start with the nasal rinses. It's really not that bad, and the relief it brings is worth any discomfort. I can tell you from experience that the squeeze bottles and sniffing the solution from the palm of your hand just don't do as well as the Neti Pot. I could kick myself for putting this off as long as I did. It has made a world of difference in the way I feel EVERY day!

Now then, my two favorite Neti Pots are the "Neti the Elephant" and the Aromatic Salt Premium Green Neti Pot. They cost between $10-$15 dollars(don't pay more, you can buy them on Amazon for this, but some sellers ask exorbitant prices).

Neti and the Green Guy

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Essential Oil Antiseptic and Antibacterial Applications

This will be a short and sweet blog this morning. I am still in the middle of finishing a major project for the church, the church directory and I haven't had much time to do blogging. Thanks to our Spark Naturals Affiliate Liaison, Sandy Kay Briggs, for doing most of the reference work on this one.

Essential Oil Antiseptic and Antibacterial Applications

Webster's Definition of Antiseptic: opposing sepsis, putrefaction, or decay; especially : preventing or arresting the growth of microorganisms (as on living tissue)

Tufts University Definition of Antibacterial: an antibacterial is an agent that interferes with the growth and reproduction of bacteria.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Share the Love Essential Oil Giveaway

Several affiliates with Spark Naturals Essential Oils have gotten together for a giveaway. In honor of February and all the Valentines out there, we're calling it the

"Share The Love Essential Oil Giveaway."

Share the Love!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Marvelous Marjoram Essential Oil

Marjoram is one of those oils that I really didn't pay much attention to at first. I just added it to my stash because I was determined to have one of each Essential Oil. Then I noticed it as an ingredient in recipes for nasal rinses, pain blends, digestive blends, and other things. 

It's really a very important addition to your Essential Oil stock and it's the February Oil Of The Month Club selection.

Join the Spark Naturals Oil of The Month Club Today!