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What is Oedema?

Fluid Retention

What is Oedema?

For those of you who have Oedema, there is no need for introduction, I’m sure! But for other people who are unsure if this is the issue they have then I will explain:

Oedema is a build-up of fluid in the body.  This build-up can occur in several parts of the body, including the skin, feet, hands, legs, breasts and even the face.

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Australian Essential Oils Influenza – ABCs

Influenza ABC's

Do you have Influenza and can’t seem to kick it? Have you tried Australian Essential Oils?
Two of the top influenza-busting Australian Essential Oils are Eucalyptus Blue Gum and Eucalyptus Lemon Ironbark.

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Body Masculine Feminine Side

Body Male and Female Sides

Our bodies have a masculine and feminine nature. For health and wellbeing, we need a healthy balance.
This simple representation may assist your set of scales……..
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Parasites

Parasites are organisms that live in or on a host, often at the expense of the ‘hosts’ health i.e. you. There are many different types of parasites, ranging from microscopic organisms to larger ones like pinworm, hookworm and whipworm.

Parasites in The Human Body

What do we mean by ‘parasite?’

Parasites are organisms that live in or on a host, often at the expense of the ‘hosts’ health i.e. you. There are many different types of parasites, ranging from microscopic organisms to larger ones like pinworm, hookworm and whipworm.
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What is Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal Fatigue

Author: Anthony William the Medical Medium

Over 80% of us will experience adrenal fatigue multiple times over our lives. It’s an epidemic that most people have no idea exists. The few that are aware don’t fully understand its root cause or how to heal from it. This isn’t surprising given that medical science and research are still in the dark about this prevalent condition. It will be decades before science begins to reflect the information I am sharing with you today about how the adrenals function. Even then, science will only know a part of the picture.

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Frankincense – Consider

Frankincense Endangered Species

Note: Please consider when using Frankincense that this tree is on the endangered species list.  Corrupt harvesting for high prices to some local farmers will see this product extinct in the  next few years.  Please be mindful when purchasing.

The following uses of frankincense are based upon knowledge of trusted colleagues in the online community. In going through this list you will see that frankincense deserves its reputation as the “King of Oils.” (aka Frank, The King of Kings in my stories). Sad too that the production of this oil is unsustainable in its native environment

1) Heal wounds from cuts, scrapes and burns.

For even greater benefit, apply lavender essential oil first then layer frankincense on top. The combination of these two oils together is amazing when it comes to healing wounds.

2) Reduce and fade scars.

Continue use after the wound has healed to reduce and fade scarring.

3) Relieve the symptoms of gout.

Mixed 50/50 with a carrier oil, frankincense has been known to relieve the painful symptoms of gout. I know this is true because during our recent vacation, my husband had a flare-up of gout and after applying frank and coconut oil four times daily, the pain was all but gone within three days.

4) Foster strong immune system.

The antiseptic properties of frankincense make it ideal for supporting a strong immune system. Massage a few drops into the balls of your feet every day. In addition, try diffusing it throughout your home and especially in the bedroom at night. This is especially good during cold and flu season.

5) Stress and anxiety management.

Apply a drop at the temples to relieve stress and evoke a feeling of calmness. You can also rub a few drops mixed in a carrier oil on the back of the neck when you feel anxious. Something else you can do is simply inhale the aroma of the oil by rubbing a drop or two between the palms of your hands then bringing them up to your nose and taking a deep breath.

6) Mitigate depression and feelings of helplessness.

Apply a few drops to the back of the neck and especially around the brain stem two or more times daily.

7)Anti-aging.

None of us likes to look old. Dabbing frankincense on fine lines and wrinkles will make them less noticeable. A 50/50 blend with a carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil, sweet almond oil) in a glass roller ball is recommended. You can also add a drop of frank to your daily moisturizer.

8) Replacement for NSAIDS/Advil.

Frankincense is a powerful anti-Inflammatory and can be used to relieve conditions where pain and inflammation are present.

9) Colds and congestion.

Put up to six drops in a sink or bowl filled with very hot water then bend over the sink with a towel draped over your head to contain the steam. Breathe in the vapors for at least five minutes, adding more hot water as needed. Be careful not to scald yourself; the water should be hot, not boiling.

10) Relieve itching.

A single drop applied to the affected area will bring immediate relief.

11) Relieve arthritis pain and swelling.

Mix with a carrier (such a Simple Salve or DIY healing salve) and rub into aching joints at night before bed and throughout the day,

12) Clear up cystic acne.

Dab one drop on stubborn spots of cystic acne morning and night.

13) Relaxation.

Add five or six drops to a diffuser and breath in the oil to open the senses and create a calming atmosphere. Perfect for quiet meditation.

14) Remove moles, skin tags, and warts.

Apply a single drop three or four times a day until gone. Note that if the mole is dark and ragged around the edges and/or growing quickly, see your healthcare professional for an assessment and possible treatment.

15) Reduce swelling from insect bites.

A single drop dabbed on an insect bite will reduce the swelling and stop the itching.

16) Enhance vision.

I have seen many references to “studies” that indicate that frankincense will improve vision and possibly eliminate the need for reading glasses. I could not find a single study myself, however. That said, my personal experience tells me that frank will indeed improve vision and if my latest test results are accurate, using frankincense along the orbital bones and under my eye has halted, for now, the progression of glaucoma. Please take care not to get any oil in the eye itself. In this case, less is more.

17) Remove musty odors.

Place a couple of drops in a small dish of water and the room will take on a much fresher smell.

18) Restless leg syndrome.

Apply two drops Frankincense with carrier oil to the bottom of each foot and massage each night to relieve restless leg syndrome.

19) Oral health:

Useful as preventative measure against oral health problems such as bad breath, toothaches, cavities, canker sores and other infections. Try mixing with baking soda and coconut oil to make your own toothpaste.

20) Promote sleep and prevent insomnia.

Diffuse frankincense at bedtime to help you slow down your breathing and relieve nervous tension and anxiety. You will sleep like a baby!

21) Boost the healing power of homemade remedies and beauty products.

Add a few drops of frankincense to DIY salves, lip balms, and roller balls. It boosts the power of everything else! (More about that in #22 below.)

22) Enhance the efficacy of other essential oils.

The best is saved for last. Layer frankincense over another essential oil to enhance that oil’s properties and drive the oils deeper into the cells. This layering will deliver amazing results for those times when you need to kick it up a notch.

Essential oils and you

Essential oils are adaptive, meaning they adapt to your unique body chemistry. What this means is that sometimes an oil will work for you right away and sometimes you have to be consistent and use it over a period of days to see results. And, in some cases, a particular oil may not work for you at all.

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Christmas Story – Be Present – giving and receiving Gifts

Present

Christmas is time PEACE, LOVE, JOY and HAPPINESS.
Christmas is a space in TIME and a space in the Australian culture,  a true space in our hearts.
No snow, yet we share the outdoor feel of the Australian summer.
It’s a time NSW Christmas Bush to flower – a time for joy – a time for sharing – a time for being PRESENT in the HERE and  NOW – a time for sharing GIFTS.

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Australian Essential Oil Household Uses

Household Uses

General Cleaning Indoors

Air Freshener

A number of Australian native essential oils are remarkably fresh, some of the best for use in an air freshener are Fragonia, Honey Myrtle, Kunzea, Lemon Myrtle, Lemon Tea Tree, Rosalina (Lavender Tea Tree) and any of the Eucalypts.

All Purpose Cleaner

Mix 40 drops Eucalyptus ‘Australiana’ with 20 drops of Lemon Myrtle and 50 drops of Tea Tree with 20ml white vinegar. Add to 200ml of water. Shake well, spray on area, and wipe off. Use to help clean surfaces, deodorise rubbish bins etc.

Also, wipe telephones, door handles kitchen benches and create a healthy home or environment.
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Australian Essential Oils Use by Product

Health and Wellbeing

Australian Essential Oils Use by Product

 

Air Purifier Eucalyptus Peppermint Gum, Eucalyptus Lemon Ironbark, Honey Myrtle, Lemon Myrtle, Lemon Tea Tree, Niaouli, Rosalina
Anxious Anise Myrtle
Aphrodisiac Buddha Wood, Emerald Cypress, Fragonia, Honey Myrtle, Lemon Myrtle, Australian Sandalwood
Calming Anise Myrtle, Eucalyptus Peppermint Gum, Fragonia, Honey Myrtle, Lemon Myrtle, Rosalina
Cooling Australian Sandalwood, Eucalyptus Australiana,
Concentration Eucalyptus Peppermint Gum, Eucalyptus Lemon Ironbark, Honey Myrtle, Lemon Myrtle, Lemon Tea Tree, Rosalina
Distraught Australian Blue Cypress, Fragonia, Australian Sandalwood, Honey Myrtle, Lemon Myrtle
Emotional Balance Fragonia
Fatigue Fragonia, Honey Myrtle, Kunzea, Lemon Myrtle, Nerolina, Eucalyptus Peppermint Gum
Freshness (In the home) Anise Myrtle, Eucalyptus Australiana, Eucalyptus Blue Gum, Fragonia, Honey Myrtle, Kunzea, Lemon Myrtle, Lemon Tea Tree
Grounding Australian Blue Cypress, Emerald Cypress, Kunzea, Australian Sandalwood
Happiness Fragonia, Honey Myrtle, Lemon Myrtle, Eucalyptus Lemon Ironbark,
Harmony Fragonia, Australian Sandalwood
Joints  Kunzea, Australian Blue Cypress, Australian Sandalwood and Fragonia
Massage Eucalyptus Australiana, Honey Myrtle, Kunzea, Lemon Myrtle, Rosalina
Mental Fatigue Eucalyptus Australiana, Eucalyptus Peppermint Gum, Honey Myrtle, Lemon Myrtle, Kunzea, Niaouli
Meditating Australian Blue Cypress, Buddha Wood, Emerald Cypress, Lemon Myrtle, Kunzea, Australian Sandalwood
Negative Emotions Fragonia, Lemon Myrtle, Australian Sandalwood, Rosalina
Refresh Lemon Myrtle, Honey Myrtle, Eucalyptus Lemon Scented Gum
Relaxation Anise Myrtle, Eucalyptus Lemon Ironbark, Fragonia, Honey Myrtle, Lemon Myrtle, Kunzea, Australian Sandalwood
Rest Anise Myrtle Australian Sandalwood, Fragonia, Honey Myrtle, Lemon Myrtle, Rosalina
Stress Fragonia, Honey Myrtle, Lemon Myrtle, Sandalwood, Australian Blue Cypress, Anise Myrtle, Rosalina, Emerald Cypress
Uplifting Honey Myrtle, Kunzea, Lemon Ironbark, Lemon Myrtle, Lemon Scented Gum,
Unblocking Past Emotional Issues Fragonia
Unhappy Anise Myrtle, Fragonia, Honey Myrtle, Lemon Myrtle, Australian Sandalwood
Worried Anise Myrtle, Australian Blue Cypress, Honey Myrtle, Lemon Myrtle, Kunzea, Australian Sandalwood

 

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Therapeutic Properties -Benefits / Symptoms / Aliments

Natural Medicine

Benefits:

Therapeutic Property Benefits / Symptoms / Aliments
Analgesic pain relief and for modest pain, such as that of headache, muscle strain, bruising, or arthritis.
Anti-allergenic non-irritating
Anti-anxiety reduces anxiety, nervousness and stress
Anti-arthritic soothes joints, aids arthritis
Anti-asthmatic reduces asthma symptoms
Anti-bacterial destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive bacteria
Anti-convulsant helps relieve seizures
Anti-depressant helps alleviate minor depression and apathy…lifts one’s mood
Anti-emetic alleviates nausea or vomiting
Anti-fungal inhibits fungus
Anti-histamine relieves hay fever
Anti-infectious prevents the spread of infection
Anti-inflammatory alleviates and reduces inflammation
Anti-microbial inhibits the growth of bacteria or fungi
Anti-oxidant protective to cellular damage
Anti-parasitic destructive to parasites
Anti-rheumatic relieves aches and pains associated with rheumatism
Anti-septic destroys micro-organisms on living tissue
Anti-spasmodic relieves spasms and cramps
Anti-tussive relieves coughing
Anti-viral prevents or destroys the growth of viruses
Aphrodisiac increases sexual desire
Astringent shrinks tissue and reduces fluid loss
Calming relaxing
Carminative relieves intestinal gas and bloating
Cephalic relating to the head, clearing the mind
Cicatrisant wound healing
Circulatory stimulant increases blood flow
CNS depressant slows down brain activity
CNS sedative (Central Nervous System) calming
CNS tonic (Central Nervous System) balancing
Cooling reducing heat
Decongestant reduces nasal mucous production and swelling
Deodorant reduces odour
Depurative cleanses and purifies the blood and intestinal organs
Digestive stimulant increases the ability to digest food
Digestive Tonic balances the digestive system
Disinfectant destroys micro-organisms on objects
Diuretic assists with kidney/bladder and urine production
Emmenagogic regulates and promotes menstruation
Energizing bringing forth more energy
Estrogenic similar to acting like estrogen
Expectorant helps bring up mucus from the chest and lungs, removing excess mucous
Febrifuge reduces fever
Hormone Balancer harmonizes the hormones
Hypotensive lowers blood pressure
Immune support strengthens the body’s defences to infection
Immuno-stimulant increases the functioning of the immune system
Insect repellent keeps bugs away
Liver supporter strengthens the liver
Lymph decongest TBA
Lymphatic support helps the body detoxify
Mucolytic dissolves or breaks down mucus
Nervine strengthens the nervous system
Rubefacient causing redness to the skin
Sedative soothing or reducing activity
Stimulant increasing activity
Stomachic stimulates digestion
Strengthening fortifying or building up
Tonifying nourishing and replenishing
Uterine Tonic Strengthens and restores vitality to the uterus
Vein tonic enhancing blood circulation through the veins
Vermifuge destroys parasites
Warming increases sensation of heat
Wound healing wounds, cuts, skin abrasions,