I don’t leave home without my oils, they go everywhere with me. They come in useful everyday whether that’s just for me, a client or someone in the post office queue! I've even helped a little boy that fell in some stinging nettles, I gave his Mum some lavender to apply! This meant when I went to Egypt last year my oils had a holiday too. I thought I’d share which ones I used whilst I was away. They all got used in one way or another.
Three essential oils derive from the bitter orange tree: petitgrain is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of the tree, neroli is distilled from the blossoms, and bitter orange oil is produced by cold pressing the rinds of its fruit. Petitgrain has a fresh floral citrus scent with a woody herbaceous undertone that is popular with men as well as women, and is widely used in the perfumery industry. It's Latin name is citrus aurantium.
Why do we need water?
Approx 70% body weight should be water and the regular replenishment of fluid lost through urine and sweat is essential for our basic survival. If we do not replenish enough of this fluid, we become dehydrated with symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, muscle pains and loss of concentration. Chronic dehydration has been identified as a major factor in degenerative diseases, chronic joint pain, digestive problems, allergies, hypertension and even asthma.
As our ability to absorb water decreases with the level of toxins we ingest, these toxins can build up and our cells are unable to effectively absorb water. Without optimum absorption we can still be dehydrated at tissue level regardless of how much we drink!
When our tap water is treated with a range of chemicals to make it ‘safe’ from water borne disease, these added chemicals plus others can leach into our tap water from the environment and affect our immune system compromising our health and wellbeing. What is the answer? – drink water that is as clean and pure as possible.
The oil of boundaries. It is no accident that our grannies told us to use cloves if we felt sick or had toothache, since its efficacies go back to before the birth of Christ! During the Renaissance (14th – 17th century), pomanders were made with cloves to keep epidemics and the plague at bay. Pliny (AD23 – 79) praised cloves, as did the great Roman doctor Alexander Trallianus (c. 525 – c.605), one of the most eminent of the ancient physicians.
Interesting fact: Clove has a high Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity (ORAC) score, which means it is effective in destroying free radicals. Reducing free radical activity in the body can help to prevent cancer, heart disease, strokes, and a number of other illnesses and disease. As a comparison, blueberries which are well known for their antioxidants, their ORAC score is 2,400 and the score of clove is over 10,000,000! Wow!
Having a Zyto scan takes no effort, is non-invasive, fascinating and yet scientifically technical. It takes 6-7 minutes to run, is simple to do and can be likened to a questionnaire which your body provides the answers to. An easy-to-read report is generated which displays a ranking of essential oils and/or nutritional supplements whose corresponding digital signature results in biological preferences to help maintain health and wellness. So many times people say their scan is spot on; other times are not so obvious since we don't know everything going on inside us, particularly at a cellular level.
Orange is a zesty, refreshing citrus fragrance. The essential oil of the fruit is cold-pressed from the outer peel and its cheerful, sensuous and radiant nature conveys warmth and happiness. It assists people to relax and unwind and children love its smell which can actually help them sleep. The orange tree is native to China and India and was brought to Europe for cultivation in the seventeenth century, and is now grown in the Mediterranean region, Israel and the Americas.
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