Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunburn relief

If you only knew how often I forget to put sunscreen on. We will just say a lot. So what do you do when you get a sunburn. Put aloe on it?  Sure that works but what about something more natural and let processed?

This is what I use. I know your saying what is it. Well it's a spray bottle with natural oils in it of course.

20 drops of lavender and 20 drops of peppermint mixed with either water or a carrier oil like coconut oil. 

See the peppermint helps with the pain with a cooling effect and the lavender helps the healing process. Apply this right away and every few hours.  

A day later have another container with frankincense and lavender made the same way to help heal faster.

Got blisters?  Add melaleuca to the mix this helps with the open wounds that can form with blisters.

Use a dish like this one to mix an all oil mix instead of the bottle to get a better more even coverage.  Just dip your fingers in and rub gently.  You can use the spray bottle for all oil mixes but I like to use those for water mixes.

Not only is this not green and sticky it's more natural for you and smells nice. So give this a try next time instead and see what you think. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Restless Leg

So are you like me and suffer from restless leg at night?  Last night was a particularly bad night. See I recently started karate and it seems that my body likes it except on the nights I don't have class. I've tried stretching my leg with no relief. 

So last night I decided it was time to try some oils. I put about a half a tbls of coconut oil in my hand and added 2 drops of AromaTouch to it, and rubbed it all over my upper leg where the RLS seems to start. Since my knee bothers me from karate I rubbed there too. Then it was off to bed. 

I can barely believe it myself but after over an hour of suffering the oil worked in practically seconds and I laid back down to no RLS and was able to get some sleep. 

So do I recomend this?  I do. It has a subltle smell and worked fast.