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Cellulite

 CELLULITE Cellulite affects mostly women and is mainly found on the outer thighs, but often extends to the hips and buttocks. It has also been described as “orange peel skin” due to the puckering. Aromatherapy is an effective forms of treatment for this condition. Nutrition, dry skin brushing, and gentle exercise play an important role, as cellulite is basically pockets of toxins. Suggested essential oils: Cypress, fennel, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, lavender, cedarwood, orange.

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Burns or Sunburns

BURNS OR SUNBURN In most aromatherapy books there is reference to the famous story of a French chemist, Professor Rene Maurice Gattefosse who, in 1920, burnt his hand badly in a laboratory explosion while doing tests. He immediately plunged his burned hand into the first cold liquid he could find which happened to be neat oil of lavender. It healed within a few hours leaving no scar. This resulted in soldiers being treated during World War I with lavender. His book Aromathérapie was published in 1928, and he coined the term “aromatherapy.” The oils listed are soothing and healing to...

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Bruises

BRUISES Bruising results when blood is released into the surrounding tissue caused by an impact. If no specific disorder can be found, the tendency to bruise easily may indicate vitamin K deficiency. Vitamin K is necessary for the formation of blood clotting protein which prevents hemorrhage. There are other possibilities for this condition, such as kidney disorders. If there is any cause for concern professional medical attention should be sought.   To combat vitamin K deficiency, eat live yogurt daily, as the microorganisms manufacture vitamin K. Green vegetables, pineapple, and pineapple juice have enzymes which encourage dispersal of the blood...

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Broken Capillaries

BROKEN CAPILLARIES Capillaries are tiny blood vessels and are the organs of exchange in the cardiovascular system. Excessive alcohol, bad diet and stimulants, such as tea and coffee, may cause the capillary walls to lose some of their elasticity, and the capillaries beneath the facial skin and other areas are then easy to see, especially in fair-skinned people. Because they become more noticeable they are described as “broken.”   Gentle massage on the face or other areas of the body where there are broken capillaries will help to restore the natural elasticity of the blood vessels, which can eventually get...

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Bath Oils

BATH OILS (relaxation and skin rejuvenation) The skin is the body's largest organ and protects the body from injury and loss of fluid. Apart from aiding in the regulation of body temperature, and being a barrier against noxious agents such as microorganisms, it is an elimination organ, excreting various waste products. For this reason, good nutrition is essential, as an excess of stored toxins will cause skin disorders.   The skin is also very important in aromatherapy, as it is one of the two routes by which the essential oils can enter into the bloodstream and be transported to all...

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