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August 2014

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Living a healthy green life
Healthy Choices
As we all know... getting started on a healthy path can be overwhelming. We want to do what is best, but there is so much information that we just don't know where to start.
We try to find healthy options at our local drug stores, cosmetic counters, and grocery stores, but it is not an easy task because toxic ingredients are often disguised on labels so that we are not able to identify them.
There is also a new surge in the use of essential oils for health and skin wellness that is spreading like wildfire across the U.S. Beware of multi-level marketing companies who tout "better than organic" essential oils. The best choice is always organic.
That being said, there is a new buzzword in town, which is, "therapeutic grade," essential oils. Just for the record, according to the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, there is no such classification. The "therapeutic grade" essential oil classification is a trademark used for marketing purposes, and nothing more.
Also, many of these companies are encouraging their sales representatives and clients to take essential oils internally, by mixing them with a processed carrier oil and placing the mixture in a capsule to be taken orally. This is not advisable. 
Using essential oils internally can be dangerous and should only be done under the direct supervision of a naturopathic doctor or professional aromatherapist. Even then, it is rare.
Those who have studied the use of essential oils for health and wellness, are aware that it is not necessary or advisable to ingest essential oils because they work transdermally to affect change internally. In other words, they are absorbed through the skin.
If you really must ingest an herb or botanical, then eat the plant, not a pill.
For more information on the safe use of essential oils, visit, and read the article titled 3 Reasons to Avoid Ingesting Essential Oils.
There are many books available on the use of herbs and essential oils for health and wellness, both inside and out. Please be sure you are getting your information from a reputable source.
Essential oils and herbs must be taken very seriously, as they were the first medicine known to mankind. There are some amazing herbalists/authors out there, like Stephanie Tourles, who have written books that are designed to help us to make wise choices and to give us the knowledge we need to move forward safely in our healthful journey.
The following information is from Hands on healing remedies, by Stephanie Tourles:
Sweet almond oil
Aloe vera juice
Castor oil
Cocoa butter
German chamomile essential oil
Lavender buds
Lavender essential oil
Rosemary (chemotype verbenon) essential oil
Tea tree essential oil
Thyme (chemotype linalool) essential oil
Vitamin E oil
Shea butter
*Always use organic oils.

Home Remedy Starter Kit
Thyme and Peppermint Clay Pack
This clay pack or blemish mask stimulates circulation and blood flow, purges excess oil and bacteria from clogged follicles, and helps to shrink and tighten the follicle. It is a perfect spot treatment for inflamed, infected, or oozing blemishes and clusters of blemishes. Use only as a spot treatment unless the skin is extremely oily.
1 tablespoon green clay
1 tablespoon aloe vera juice or distilled water
1 drop peppermint essential oil
1 drop thyme essential oil
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
Apply only to affected area of skin. Allow to dry for at least 30 minutes. The clay will harden and may tingle and crack as it dries.
Store remaining mixture in a small covered bowl, (like a condiment cup) with a tight-fitting lid. The mixture will keep for one week in the refrigerator.
Quench the Heat Aloe Liniment
1 cup aloe vera juice
80 drops lavender essential oil
Combine ingredients in an 8 oz. spritzer bottle. Shake vigorously to blend. Label and store in the refrigerator.
Shake well before each use. Apply immediately after burn. Reapply several times per day until skin is healed.

Quick and "Neat" Insect Bite and Sting Relief
Lavender and tea tree oil are two of only a handful of essential oils that can be applied directly to the skin undiluted.
To gain quick relief from the itch, pain, an swelling of bites and stings, apply one drop of either essential oil directly to the affected area up to three times per day until the discomfort subsides.
Rain's Rosemary Remembrance Balm
7 tablespoons sweet almond oil
1-2 tablespoons beeswax
60 drops rosemary essential oil
Combine the sweet almond oil and the beeswax in a double boiler over low heat until the beeswax is just melted. Remove from heat. Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Add the essential oil one drop at a time and stir until thoroughly blended. Slowly pour the liquid balm into a glass jar. Label. Set aside for 30 minutes to thicken. Cap with a tight fitting lid.
Use for memory and mental clarity. Apply a small dab to the temple, nape of the neck, base of the throat, and behind each ear, three times per day, or as needed. Breathe deeply.
Simple Lavender-Infused Oil
1 1/2 cups dried, or 2 1/2 cups freshly wilted lavender buds
3 cups sweet almond oil
2,000 IU vitamin E oil
If you are using wilted lavender, strip the buds and bits of greenery from the stems. Discard the stems. Combine lavender and almond oil in a 2 quart saucepan or double boiler ad stir thoroughly to blend. Bring the mixture to just shy of a simmer, between 125-135 degrees. Do not let the oil actually simmer as it will degrade the quality of the infusion. Do not cover the pot.
Allow the herb to macerate in the oil over low heat for 4 hours. If using a double boiler, add more water to the bottom pot as necessary.
Remove the pan from the hat and allow to cool for 15 minutes. Carefully strain through a fine mesh strainer lined with a coffee filter. Strain again to remove all herb debris. Squeeze the herbs to extract as much oil as possible. Add the vitamin E and stir to blend. Pour the finished oil into a large, dark colored bottle. Cap, label, and store in a cool, dark cabinet.
Massage over entire body, after morning shower, or prior to bed-time, on dry or damp skin. Allow the oil to soak in for 5-10 minutes before getting dressed.

Vegan Lanolin
4 tablespoons castor oil
2 tablespoons cocoa butter
2 tablespoons shea butter
10 drops lavender essential oil
Combine castor oil, cocoa butter, and shea butter in a small saucepan or double boiler over low heat. Warm until melted. Remove from heat. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Stir to blend thoroughly. Add essential oil to dark glass jar. Pour in the oil mixture. Gently stir to blend. Set aside to cool and thicken for up to 24 hours. Seal with tight fitting lid.
Massage a dab of the balm into hands and/or feet at least twice daily to seal in the skin's moisture. This blend can also be used as a conditioner for dry and brittle nails, a lip balm, and a shield to protect your face from extreme outdoor exposure.
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