Spring Cleaning With These Purifying Essential Oils

"Spring breathes new life into the world around us." Easter is a great marker to start your spring cleaning. After a long winter of staying indoors, your house can really become disorganized and feel stagnant. Beyond just clearing out the clutter and deep cleaning before you guests arrive for Easter dinner you should consider clearing out the winter energy and detoxify the air in your home. Here are some great essential oils to diffuse to purify your home:

Thieves for You

Pop open a bottle of Thieves® essential oil blend and you’ll be transported by a powerful combination of LemonCloveCinnamon BarkEucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary oils. Each drop contains the naturally occurring constituents limonene, cinnamaldehyde, and eucalyptol (among others) in a concentrated dose of “yes, please” perks for body and spirit. With a warm, sweet scent that’ll have you hooked at first drop, you’ll want to have it everywhere in your life—and you can!

Apoptotic Effects of Thymol, a Novel Monoterpene Phenol, on Different Types of Cancer

 There are many health conditions which are successfully treated with essential oils, and many more which are being evaluated scientifically. Unlike most conventional drugs or botanically based remedies, essential oils work through one (or both) of two distinct mechanisms of action. Essential oils have a physical effect on the mind and body through sensory memory. Essential oils also produce physical effects on the body through chemical actions, just like other drugs and botanical products.

Cancer is a major public health problem in many areas of the world. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide, in both men and women. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer after lung cancer. Breast cancer, is the most frequently occurring cancer in women and the major cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Several agents including life habits, exposure to chemical agents, and diet have been correlated with risk of cancer development. Besides, pharmacological or nutritional intervention can significantly affect patients’ quality of life by delaying cancer progression.

Antioxidant Activity of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) Essential Oil And Its Hepatoprotective Potential

The liver plays a central role in transforming and clearing chemicals and is susceptible to the toxicity from these agents. Certain medicinal agents, when taken in overdoses and sometimes even when introduced within therapeutic ranges, may injure the organ.

In the Western world, drug‒induced liver injury is a major health care problem and accounts for the majority of acute liver failure cases. The pathophysiological mechanisms of  chemical-driven liver damage are mostly associated with the metabolic conversion of xenobiotics into reactive oxygen species (ROS), which induce oxidative stress and damage the cellular macromolecules. Oxidative stress has recently been recognized as a key factor in the pathophysiological changes observed in a wide range of liver diseases, such as subclinical hepatitis without jaundice, inflammatory necrotic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Better understanding the role of oxidative stress in these liver disorders may lead to the appropriate use of antioxidants as a therapeutic approach for liver diseases. Natural antioxidant products, especially phytochemicals, have gained popularity worldwide due to their efficacy and safety. They are increasingly being used to treat various pathological liver conditions and nearly half of the agents used in liver therapy today are either natural products or their derivatives.<--break->

Vetiver Essential Oil

 

Vetiver oil has been used in traditional medicine in South Asia, Southeast Asia and West Africa for thousands of years. It’s native to India, and both its leaves and roots have wonderful uses. Vetiver is known as a sacred herb valued because of its uplifting, soothing, healing and protective properties. It’s a natural body cooler — making it extremely popular in tropical countries. In fact, in India and Sri Lanka it’s known as the “oil of tranquility.”

Essential Oils for Cleaning

When it comes to creating homemade bathroom cleaners the best way to avoid toxic chemicals in most commercial cleaners is to use essential oils known for their cleaning power. Here are some of my favorites to use in my homemade bathroom cleaners.

No more counting sheep: 11 essential oils for when you’re going to sleep

Do you ever get so tired that you can’t even finish your senten . . . kdfoamskl? So sorry—must have nodded off there.           

Bleary-eyed, excessive-yawning days are usually preceded by nights of tossing and turning, punching our pillows, and worrying about tomorrow’s to-do list. Luckily, we’ve got a sleep guru for every one of your sleepless nights. You guessed it—essential oils! Let’s start with the basics.

Roman Chamomile Combined With Clomipramine Treatment Improves Treatment-Resistant Depression-like behavior in Mice

Depression is a major psychiatric disorder that is associated with high rates of suicide and is considered one of the most important causes of human disability. It is well known that chamomile is one of the oldest known medicinal herbs and has been used to treat various disorders. In the present study, Roman chamomile inhalation with clomipramine treatment improved depression-like behavior, hippocampal neurogenesis and serum corticosterone levels.

Get a Whiff Of This: DIY Bathroom Spray

Can we take a moment to clear the air? Bathroom odors can be legit stinky. Sometimes there’s no way around making your business somebody else’s business—until now. Stop bathroom odors before they get embarrassing with our DIY bathroom spray. Whether you’re home alone, sharing a hotel room, or hosting a dinner party, spritz this toilet spray before you go to block those bowl-bouncing odors.  

Rossiter Stretching for Hip and Back Pain

If you’ve ever had problems with your knee, hip, lower back, calf or achilles, chances are you have some unresolved tightness in your TFL.

As you can see, the ITB has upper attachments to both the gluteals and the TFL.  Any dysfucntion/weakness in the glutes means that the TFL needs to work proportionally harder.  Gluteal inhibition is common - especially if you spend a lot of time sitting.

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