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Tea Tree Oil; Only a few of its benefits

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Tea tree oil is an essential oil that has a number of extraordinary uses. It is especially useful and effective when used as part of a beauty regimen or to treat medical conditions and skin ailments. Below are some excellent suggestions for use.

Clear and soothe

Tea tree oil is fantastic for treating skin ailments. Some of the most common issues that tea tree oil is effective in treating are acne, skin sores, cold sores and boils. When used as an acne treatment, this essential oil works just as well as the common drugstore acne treatment remedy benzoyl peroxide. The method of use is also just as simple as this natural remedy. In order to treat acne, just dilute a few drops of tea tree oil with 20 to 40 drops of witch hazel and then dab onto the acne site once to twice a day. Just take care not to overuse this treatment and ensure that time spent in the sun is reduced, as tea tree oil makes one especially susceptible to UV rays. Tea tree oil is also a great way to treat pesky skin sores, cold sores and boils because of its antiseptic properties which aid in reducing the possibility of infection, sepsis or putrefaction of the skin. To treat, apply directly onto the sore a few times a day.

Beauty regimen

Every woman loves to pamper herself, and there is no better way to do so than through using a natural and fragrant essential oil. Tea tree oil works well as a makeup remover, cuticle softener and toenail fungus remover. To gently remove makeup on normal to dry skin, blend well together 1/4 cup of canola oil with 10 drops of tea tree oil in a clean jar. The mixture is used as other makeup removers would be used, as all that is needed is to apply the mixture to a cotton ball and wipe away the makeup followed by rinsing the face with warm water. Damaged cuticles are a pesky issue, but one can remedy the problem by simply mixing together 10 drops of tea tree oil with 10 drops of lavender oil, 1 tablespoon jojoba oil and 1 tablespoon avocado oil and massaging the mixture into the cuticles, thus effectively softening and repairing them. Lastly, those suffering from toenail fungus simply need to dab a few drops of the oil onto the fungus for three months, or until the fungus clears away.

Medical conditions

Tea tree oil is also an effective way to treat medical conditions such as chicken pox and psoriasis. In order to treat chicken pox, simply mix together 1 tablespoon of olive oil with a few drops of tea tree oil and swab over the chicken pox a few times a day. Psoriasis uses the same mixture; to sooth the skin condition and reduce itching, rub into the affected skin a few times a day. Overall, it’s a wonderful and effective remedy for a number of issues. Love yourself and your body, and treat yourself today with tea tree oil.

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Health Benefits of Rosemary

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Rosemary has had the reputation for miracles for thousands of years. It has been used as an antiseptic, antidepressant, analgesic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, aphrodisiac, and expectorant. Rosemary has earned praise for alleviating nerve-related conditions, boosting the immune system, fighting off bacterial and viral infections, aiding respiratory ailments, strengthening digestion and improving circulation. Rosemary contains both caffeic acid and rosmarinic acid which act as a powerful anti-inflammatory making it ideal for those who suffer with auto-immune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia. It also contains properties and volatile oils that work similarly to anti-histamines and make it very useful to treat conditions such as asthma and chronic migraines. Rosemary’s diuretic properties have been known to help relieve gout, edema, and kidney stones. Rosemary has the ability to stimulate memory, improve concentration, and help overcome mental fatigue by increasing the blood flow to the head and brain. It is also known to alleviate depression and sadness and can decrease anxiety brought on by stress. Rosemary oil is often added to hair and skin care products due to its ability to cleanse and nourish the scalp and heal and repair the skin. Essential oil of rosemary can also be used through a steam vaporizer to disinfect the air in your home &/or office which is especially beneficial during cold and flu season. Rosemary can be taken as a tea, supplement, or simply added to fresh guacamole, salads, soups, or any of your home cooked meals. It is a potent and effective herb that can provide a myriad of health benefits.

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Lemon Balm

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Lemons are a powerful healing fruit that contain phenomenal antibiotic, antiseptic, and anti-cancer properties. Lemons are rich in vitamins C and B-complex and minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, silicon, copper, and potassium. They are considered to be a wonderful tonic and can help to cleanse and detoxify the entire body. Although lemons have an acidic taste they actually have a very strong alkaline reaction on the body and can help to alkalize blood, cells, lymph, organs, and tissues. Lemons are known to help destroy putrefactive bacteria in the mouth and intestines which can help alleviate flatulence, indigestion, and constipation. Lemons contain a compound called limonene which is used to dissolve gallstones and kidney stones and can help to fight oral, lung, skin, breast, stomach, and colon cancer. Lemons are also rich in bioflavonoids which can significantly boost the immune system and reduce inflammation in the body. Lemon juice is known to be particularly beneficial for colds, coughs, sore throats, hiccups, ear infections, fevers, arthritis, heart disease, COPD, atherosclerosis, diabetes, high cholesterol, autoimmune disorders, stroke, and cancer. Topically, lemon juice is a great remedy for wrinkles, warts, toothaches, corns, sunburns, poison ivy, acne, psoriasis, and as a hair rinse and facial astringent. A tall glass of lemon water upon waking is an excellent way to hydrate and cleanse the body first thing in the morning. Fresh lemon in tea and green juice and added to salads, wraps, hummus, guacamole, and nori rolls is another great way to add this healing and nutritious fruit into your diet. Fresh lemons can be found at your local grocery and health food store.