Essential Oils for Alzheimer’s Disease Research

There are essential oils for Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia or other brain health that can potentially be helpful, according to research studies. They could well support the real life cases of those who have reported improvements in brain cognitive function, after using aromatherapy. While the studies are currently limited and not suggesting a cure, they make a great start in indicating potential benefits for relieving symptoms.   Well, I thought it would be useful to put the links to the various studies together in a post. This post is not intended to diagnose or prescribe a treatment. It is meant for educational purposes and for anyone wanting to explore the options out there. I believe in being educated in knowing what available choices we have including natural health ones. We can then, undertake conscious choices based on the awareness that we have acquired.   It was a visit to my 85 year-old grandaunt that had prompted me to conduct some research. Despite being surrounded by a party of 30 family members who had gathered to visit her, she barely recognised anyone now. It made me wonder, “what research on essential oils for Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia can I draw on?   Research on Essential Oils for Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia and Other Brain Conditions   After some digging, some of the research studies that could back up using essential oils to improve brain health are as follows:   1. According to this research study on aromatherapy for Alzheimer’s Disease, it was concluded that aromatherapy has potential for improving cognitive function. For the trials, aromatherapy consisted of the use of rosemary and lemon essential oils in...

Essential Oil Recipe for Room Spray: Christmas Lift Blend

Essential oil recipe for room sprays are easy to follow. All natural room sprays are one of the simplest items to make. They also make wonderful DIY homemade gifts. After reading about the harmful effects of commercially produced room sprays, I decided to make some of my own. Here is a standard set of instructions… Essential Oil Recipe for Room Spray: Standard Items Needed One 30ml glass bottle – use glass bottle because we do not want our therapeutic essential oils to react with the bottle. Hence, do not use plastic spray bottles. Glass is best. We also use dark glass so that our contents can be preserved for a longer period of time. ½ tsp witch hazel- Witch hazel is an astringent anti-inflammatory compound, produced from the leaves and bark of the North American Witch-hazel shrub. 25 ml filtered water 8-10 drops of essential oils. Funnel Essential Oil Recipe for Room Spray: Christmas Lift Blend For the Christmas Lift blend, use the following therapeutic-grade essential oils: – 2 drops Orange – 2 drop Cinnamon Bark – 3 drops Idaho Blue Spruce – 1 drop Frankincense   Demo on Essential Oil Recipe For Room Spray I made a FB live video to demonstrate how to make our own all natural room spray…   How to Use the Christmas Lift Room Spray    Shake the bottle before spraying. Spray it in the living room or dining area. Alternatively, make your own room sprays as Christmas gifts. Decorate the bottle with labels, ribbons and stickers! Obviously, use the therapeutic-grade essential oils by Young Living – click here for ordering information. Christmas Lift has a...

5 Best Essential Oils for Meditation

Trying your best to ease into a meditative state but finding it difficult to do so? Well, with a mind that refuses to settle (aka the monkey mind), it can be difficult to reach deeper levels of meditation. If you have got a busy day or lots on your mind, relaxing – even for a second – can take tremendous effort. Essential oils are great to use for relaxation. Then again, while any oil that romotes relaxation is helpful, you can get a lot more out of one that has spiritual resonance. There are certain oils that had been used in sacred circles for thousands of years. 7 Benefits to Using Spiritual Essential Oils for Meditation As far as I can see, there are 7 benefits of Using Spiritual Essential Oils for Meditation. They are as follows…. 1. It’s easier to connect with the divine due to their heightened vibrational resonance 2. Your ability to stay in the meditative space is enhanced. 3. Essential oils help in emotional clearing and releasing. 4. They provide assurance with protective spiritual boundary. 5. They activate intuitive channels by decalcifying the pineal gland and boosting its function. 6. Lift your vibrational state & widen your auric field. 7. They promote harmonic balance across all your energy centers.   My Top 5 Favorite Oils for Meditation My top 5 favorite oils for diffusing include the following: 1. Sacred Frankincense Sacred Frankincense was the first oil that I was introduced to. It remains a favorite. You won’t be able to find Sacred Frankincense sold anywhere else. Sacred Frankincense is of the highest grade known. It...

My Top 5 Favourite Essential Oils for Winter

In my recent trip to Japan for a family skiing vacation, I brought more than 10 essential oils with me. I ended up using a few favourites that kept me well while I was out in the cold. The picture on the left was taken on the ski slopes in Club Med Hokkaido. This being the holiday season and in case you are planning an upcoming winter trip, here are my top essential oil recommendations that you may want to bring along on your travels too…. For Skiing I absolutely benefited from the use of the following two roll ons which I kept in my skiing jacket… 1. Valor ® Roll-on Valor® is an oil blend that promotes the feeling of courage during challenging times. It helps in overcoming fear barriers, enhances one’s individual resources and strengthens resolve. Conquering the slope did not feel quite as hard when I applied the roll-on from Day 2 of my skiing trip onwards. It comprises of pruce (Picea mariana), rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora), blue tansy (Tanacetum annuum) and frankincense (Boswellia carteri) in a base of almond oil.   2. Deep Relief Roll-on Deep Relief essential oil roll-on is a life saver for aching muscles. It is a Young Living-exclusive blend of pure essential oils formulated to use for massage after activity. The roll-on offers convenience for application over the knees and calves. I enjoyed the instant cooling effects from the blend of Peppermint, Wintergreen, Copaiba, and Helichrysum, plus other oils found in the Deep Relief roll-on. For Respiratory Relief I have always had a problem with low temperatures, with the tendency to get...
How to Beat the Haze: 5 Tips

How to Beat the Haze: 5 Tips

Experiencing effects of haze? With the surrounding haze, you can feel the irritant effects of fine dust particles on your nose, airways, eyes and skin. Symptoms may include dry throat, dry cough, running nose, teary eyes, sneezing etc. Although the symptoms are likely to be mild for most people, they can become rather serious if you already have a health problem such as asthma, lung disease, eczema etc. Haze is polluted air that contains both dust and smoke particles. As the particles are small, they can enter deep into your lungs. In severe cases, they can enter the bloodstream, affect lung function, result in systematic heart failure and even cause premature death. Where does the haze in Singapore, where I live, come from? Singapore is periodically affected by severe smoke haze due to forest fires in the neighbouring countries. This is due to the common practice of open burning to clear land for agricultural uses in neighboring countries. Based on the direction of the wind, the smoke haze can cloud Singapore skies. During such times, the PSI (the Pollutant Standard Index) levels would hit unhealthy levels. While much depends on the collaborative efforts by the governments to address illegal burning of trees, I suggest taking some precautionary measures from our end. Here are some ways to reduce any negative effects from the haze: 1. Drink plenty of filtered water. 2. Avoid outdoor physical exercises especially when PSI is at unhealthy levels. 3. Avoid wearing contact lenses during this period. 4. Wear a respiratory mask – such as, N95 masks – so as to keep fine particulate matter out. 5....