Is Aromatherapy Safe During Pregnancy or for Your Newborn Baby While Breastfeeding?

Is Aromatherapy Safe During Pregnancy or for Your Newborn Baby While Breastfeeding?

When you discover you’re pregnant, whether you’re a first-time mom or a kid-raising veteran, your mind switches into hyperdrive. You think about all the happy moments that are to come, but unfortunately, you also consider everything that could go wrong. If aromatherapy is a part of your daily life, as it is for many women all over the world, you may want to consider which essential oils will remain a part of your routine while you are pregnant and when you are breastfeeding. Generally, it is best to start using essential oils once you are in the second trimester. Here...

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Aromatherapy: Age-Old Remedies for the Allergies of Today

Aromatherapy: Age-Old Remedies for the Allergies of Today

If you’re anything like me, you spend a good portion of the year tending to seasonal allergies. Allergens like grass, pollen, and animals work in conjunction to make me miserable. If irritated eyes, post nasal drip, and itchy ears were not enough, persistent sinus congestion triggers headaches that last for days. Conscious of the substances that I put into my body, I wanted to find an all-natural remedy for allergy discomforts. To my delight, aromatherapy can be used for allergy relief. Allergies: Why Am I Miserable? Allergies are classified as a chronic illness because they recur systematically over time. Allergies...

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Welcoming House Guests into A Strategically Scented Home

Welcoming House Guests into A Strategically Scented Home

No matter how clean you keep your home, there are specific environmental factors that you can’t control. Agricultural areas, for example, often smell of the crops grown, and fertilizers used. Healthy crops are vital to your local economy, but their odors can overpower your personal space. If you can hardly stand the unpleasant smell, how do your unsuspecting guests feel? Smell is our most dominant sense as it connects directly to our emotional and memory centers. This means that the first few moments someone spends in your home -- including yourself -- are the most important. The smells that greet...

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