Wednesday, February 28, 2007

To Boost Confidence & Feel Good

Today it is dark and raining. And I am coming down with a cold. I do my hair and put on some make-up to help me look better even when I am at home alone. Also when I feel dull and not-so-confident to face a day ahead - I fill a bucket with warm water - add a handful of salt (to wash off the negativity) and 6 to 8 drops of Jasmine essential oil to lift my mood and fill me with confidence and energy to face the day. By the way Jasmine also helps the elasticity of the skin.
Since I am getting a cold, I think I need to improve the immune system and ward off colds and flue. Apart from takin Vitamin C tablet, by rubbing a few drops of Eucalyptus Peace (which is a blend of Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Lavender and Tea Tree) under the feet and on the centre of the chest daily after a bath for six months or during the winter season.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Aromatherapy Moth Balls

It has become warmer, so all my woolens have to be packed away. I have found that when they are dry cleaned and then wrapped in un-bleached cotton, with bits of cotton wool and tissue dipped in essential oils of Cedarwood and Lavender or Patchouli, they are protected from moths, weevils and other insects. But also when I unpack them in coming winter, they smell good. This is also good for my pashminas and silks. I also place a drop of essential oil on a bit of material or cotton wool and tuck these strips of cloth or balls of cotton wool under the liners of drawers and in my cupboard. This protects my cloths and gives a wonderful aroma.

So to make your aromatherapy moth balls, which are effective- put a few drops each of Lavender and Cedarwood essential oils on to cotton balls and place in Clorets and liner drawers.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

cleansing my house!!

I have found that it was important for me to cleanse the aura of my house from time to time.

So I start my day with a prayer . I diffuse camphor all over the house to give it a cleansing and for good energy flow.

Take a few bits of camphor and put it in a diffuser and light a tea candle under the diffuser.

I also put a little camphor in all the corners of the rooms in the house.

Camphor cleanses the air in offices and public places as well.

Several native American culture burns sweetgrass or sage to purify the energies and attract good fortune.

Since it difficult to get the herb ( I will have to bring it from America) I use essential oils instead. In a diffuser put a few drops of essential oil of sage ina teaspoon of water and burn it. The air cleanses at once and you can feel the difference.