Richard's Health Topics & Recipes

Rosehip

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Rose Hip Seed Oil pampers “experienced skin.” It has extraordinary scar healing ability. Use the traditionally fixed oil for healing scars.

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Rose Oil

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Rose oil is calming and supportive. It is believed by many to help balance female hormones and ease the discomforts of PMS and menopause. In Europe it is used to treat urogenital infections.  It is helpful to all skin types.

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Pine

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Physically, all pine oils are antiseptic, anti-fungal and detoxifying. For detoxification, use it in a sauna. Pine enters the body through inhalation and expels toxins through perspiration. Pine can restore energy and balance. Used for nervous exhaustion and debility. Pine is an excellent expectorant, helping release mucous and ease breathing. WARNING: Pine oil can be…

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Peppermint

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Peppermint often recommended for easing migraines; it helps clear congestion in the sinuses; it can ease indigestion. Mentally, helps concentration, and is a restorative in cases of mental fatigue. Peppermint is ideal for all digestive disorders, including nausea and vomiting, and car or air sickness. In a massage, peppermint helps stimulate the lymph system, is…

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Pennyroyal

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Pennyroyal has been used since ancient times as a cough remedy and digestive aid, as well as a flea repellent. The strong aroma works as a decongestant, helping to remove excess mucus from the lungs; it is therefore useful for coughs. While the dried herb is safe in recommended doses, the oil of the pennyroyal…

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Patchouli

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Patchouli is an effective anti-inflammatory for the skin, helpful in healing cracked or inflamed skin, acne, dermatitis and eczema. It is said to tone and tighten the skin, and is used in many anti-wrinkle blends. At the same time, it helps regulate oily skin and dandruff. It is an excellent base note for perfume blends…

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Oregano

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Oregano is an antibacterial oil. It is NOT pleasant smelling. Its high carvacrol level seems to make it an effective germ killer, but also gives it an extremely pungent smell and makes it a strong irritant to the skin and the mucous membranes. WARNING: Oregano essential oil is a very strong skin and mucous membrane…

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Orange

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The essential oil of the sweet orange is bright and cheery, strongly antidepressant. Orange is refreshing and relaxing. WARNING: Orange can cause photosensitivity so be careful of applying to the skin prior to exposure to sunlight.

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Lime

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Lime oil has many of the same uses as lemon oil, but with a lighter, sweeter, buoyant scent. Lime is often used as an aftershave, or a lotion for oily skin.

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Lemon

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Lemon Oil is a strong germicide and astringent, a wonderful air disinfectant and freshener. It’s used in cleaning solutions for its fresh scent and disinfecting action. Lemon Oil has fever reducing action, so it’s helpful in treating colds and fevers. Lemon oil stimulates the immune system and circulation. It is a key component in most…

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