Essential Oil Therapy for Shingles

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Herpes zoster: Shingles Herpes zoster, commonly called shingles, is an outbreak of a rash or blisters on the skin that is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox — the varicella-zoster virus. The first sign of shingles is often burning or tingling pain, or sometimes numbness or itch, in one particular location on only […]

How to make your own Natural Vapor Rub for the Autumn and Winter Months

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Natural Respiratory Salve by Jade Shutes Equipment: Double boiler Stainless steel fork Measuring cup Scale (to weigh beeswax) Kitchen towel (to dry bottom of pan) Essential Supplies 1 ounce beeswax 1 1/8 cup sesame oil (other other vegetable oil) 6-8 50ml salve jars (can use 25ml jars) Premade synergy of essential oils: (20mls) 4ml Peppermint […]

How to make an Aromatherapy Inhaler

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Aromatherapy Inhalers I love inhaler tubes. Easy to make and easy to use.  Since its Autumn (vata season), I focused on creating an inhaler for anxiety but it is an equally awesome time to create one to support the respiratory system and immunity as well.  Sample blends are below.   To make an inhaler, you […]

All Heal Salve

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Summer Healing “Green” Salve For scraped knees, abrasions, itchy skin/spots, dry skin areas Not for use on deep cuts/wounds. Ingredients to make 8-10 2 ounce jars (I made 6 2 ounce jars and 2 tubes of salve with this recipe.) 2 ounces beeswax (shaved or cut into small pieces) 3/4 cup Plantain herbal oil 3/4 […]

Cottonwood Herbal Oil

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Cottonwood     Populus balsamifera This is one of my all time favorite resin buds to infuse. The infused oil smells incredible and is highly beneficial in salves, gels, or massage oils for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.  Can be used at a 10 – 25% dilution with other carrier oils such as jojoba or other herbal […]

Undiluted Application of Essential Oils

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UNDILUTED APPLICATION by Jade Shutes Undiluted or “neat” application is the use of essential oils applied directly to the skin without a carrier or base oil. In general, undiluted application is only applied in a specific localized area, most commonly for acute conditions, treatment work, or for reflex/acupressure work. Undiluted application may be appropriate for […]

Peppermint and Nausea – A case study: End of Life Care

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Client hx and presenting problems: Marie was admitted to the nursing facility with advanced, end stage breast cancer. Marie had a history of resolved breast cancer, that later returned. Rather than be pushed for treatments, Marie choose to not tell her family that the cancer had returned. As her condition progressed, she was experiencing increased […]

Boils

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A boil, also called a furuncle, is a painful inflamed swelling of a hair follicle that forms an abscess typically caused by the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria although it can be caused by other bacteria or fungi found on the skin.  It appears as a small rounded or conical nodule surrounded by redness (inflammation). As the […]