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Essential Oils for Winter Therapy

12/08/2008 11:19

In a perfect world we'd be feeling perfectly healthy all the time. No flu, no colds, no stress, the list could go on and on. But of course the world has its problems, and so do we. Winter is here, and with all the holiday festivity there is the added stress of bills, family parties, and the impending colds or flus. This is where essential oils come in. From calming a cold to helping you relax and get that much-needed break, simple and natural essential oils can help. The best part is knowing that they're pure and healthy. No toxins. No chemicals. Whether you have a cough, sore throat, bronchitis or sinusitis, Eucalyptus Essential Oil is one to pick up. This fragrant, refreshing oil is a proven decongestant and will almost immediately ease your symptoms. To help relieve symptoms right away, apply a few drops to a diffuser or blend a couple of drops with a base oil (such as jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, shea nut oil) and massage into your chest area. Take a few deep breaths and enjoy the relief. Let's admit it, life is stressful. And everyone-from the guy pumping gas to the woman boarding her private jet-has something to worry about. And how hard is it to stop worrying? Try easing some of that tension with the therapeutic qualities of an essential oil. Lavender Essential Oil is a great oil for relieving stress and even helping with stress-related insomnia. Add some lavender oil to a diffuser or oil burner, or blend a couple of drops with a base oil and massage it into your chest, hands, or temples. For even better results, see if you can get your partner to give you a full-body massage with lavender scented oil. Now that's a great way to relieve stress! If you'd like to find more essential oils just Click Here. Find even more African bath and beauty products and free articles at the Africa Imports web site at