Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Lavishing Love Infused Lemongrass Experience.....

This week’s Essential Oil of the week..drum roll please....
Lavishing and Loving Lemongrass!!

Not only is it a delicious and decadent herb in Thai Food.  It’s been used for it’s calming effect, to relieve stress, and it’s excellent to help restore and balance the emotions. Anybody else feeling imbalanced this week?
Lemongrass is also helpful with digestive or stomach issues, jet lag, and migraines,    It’s a great oil to add to a bath, to assist with cellulite, digestive problems, as a diuretic, for infections, nervousness, for over-exerted ligaments and as a general tonic.  It’s an amazing tonic for the body, and it boosts the parasympathetic nervous system, which is a perfect when recovering from illness, as it also stimulates glandular secretions.  I've also found lemongrass to be very helpful for sprains, or any other injury or stress to tendons and ligaments. 

 Our client’s generally love the overall warming and soothing effect on the muscles and the relaxing and balancing effect on the mind, body, and soul!  Come in and enjoy a sweet cup of lemongrass tea and organic therapeutic grade lemongrass essential oil infused in coconut or sesame oil! Book Now!!  Call 619-647-5415, to schedule your next appointment!

Read More Interesting Benefits of this Amazing Essential Oil, below................

Health & Medicinal Benefits of Lemongrass Essential Oil

  Sedative: This is perhaps one of the most important and most appreciated medicinal properties of Lemongrass Oil. It is an excellent sedative. It has a great soothing, and calming effect on the mind, cures inflammations, itching of skin and relieves tension, anxiety, and insomnia.
  • Analgesic: Analgesic is a property that reduces pain and inflammation. Lemongrass Essential Oil helps relieve pain in muscles, joints, toothache and headache etc. resulting from viral infections like cough & cold, influenza, and fevers. It also helps cure body pain resulting from exercise soreness.
  • Anti Depressant: Lemongrass Oil boosts self esteem, confidence, hope and mental strength, uplifts spirit and fights depression. This can be very helpful to drive away depression for those who are suffering from depression. This also relieves anxiety. Being an anti depressant, it can be systematically administered to patients of acute depression who are undergoing rehabilitation after some shock. Perfect in a cup of tea!
  • Anti Microbial and Anti Bacterial: This has anti microbial properties which makes it inhibit microbial and bacterial growth in the body, internally or externally. It is seen to be effective in inhibiting bacterial infections in colon, stomach, urinary tracts, malaria, and food poisoning.
  • Anti Pyretic: An anti pyretic is an agent that brings down very high fever. This oil can bring down the fever when it tends to reach the "danger" mark. It is often given with tea for this purpose.
  • Anti Septic: The anti septic properties of Lemongrass Oil makes it a good application for external and internal as well as an ingredient of the anti septic lotions and creams.
  • Carminative: Lemongrass Essential Oil can efficiently handle flatulance. It does not only help remove flatulance from intestine, but also stops further gas formation. Moreover, it allows the muscles in the abdominal region to fully relax.
  • Diuretic: Lemongrass Oil increases urination, both in frequency and in quantity.  Its biggest contribution is that it removes toxins from the body. What’s more, it also reduces blood pressure. That is the reason most of the drugs for lowering blood pressure induce frequent urination. Urination also helps clean kidneys.
  • Febrifuge: Lemongrass Oil helps bring down fever by fighting the infections due to which the fever is caused as well as by increasing perspiration.
  • Fungicidal: Lemongrass Oil has good fungicidal properties and may be used to cure fungal infections, both external and internal. ie. Athlete's Foot.
  • Galactogogue: Galactogogue is a substance or an agent that increases formation of breast milk for nursing mother's.  It also enhances the quality of breast milk. This property is very helpful for the lactating mothers and the babies.  Apart from increasing milk, it also helps babies in another way. The anti microbial and anti bacterial properties of Lemongrass oil are also absorbed in the milk and thus indirectly help the baby get rid of any infections.
  • Insecticidal: Lemongrass is quite popular as an insect repellant due to its insecticidal properties. It kills insects and also keeps them away.
  • Nervine: Lemongrass Essential Oil acts as a tonic for the nerves and the nervous system. It helps cure many nervous disorders such as shaking hands or limbs, nervousness, vertigo, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and convulsions, sluggishness, lack of reflexes etc. It strengthens nerves and activates them.
  • Tonic: An agent which tones up and boosts health is a tonic. Lemongrass Oil is a tonic in real sense. It tones all the systems functioning in the body, such as respiratory system, digestive system, nervous system and excretory system and facilitates absorption of nutrients in the body, thus providing strength and strengthening immune system.
  • Other Benefits: Helps cure cellulite, fungal infections and digestive problems and reduces excessive perspiration too.

Our client’s generally love the overall warming and soothing effect on the muscles and the relaxing and balancing effect on the mind, body, and soul!  Come in and enjoy a sweet cup of lemongrass tea and organic therapeutic grade lemongrass essential oil infused in coconut or sesame oil! Book Now!!  Call 619-647-5415, to schedule your next appointment!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I recently met a plant I had never known before.  It's been during my stay in Maui in the tropical coastal forests of Hana, where water falls flow into sacred pools, over black volcanic rock and into crystal blue foaming seas.  The landscape, alone, dissolves me.

For years I've searched for alternatives to consuming bottle after plastic bottle of shampoo and conditioner in order to care for my hair.  Just considering the waste that's generated by our consumption of packaged beauty products leaves me wondering how and why we have come to this point when the plant kingdom has so very much to offer straight from Mother Earth.

For several months I used an apple cider vinegar rinse on my hair in place of shampoo, but was left with dry damaged ends, so returned to using packaged products.

It was during an exploration on a private piece of land when our guide, Ian, stopped our buggy to harvest the Awapuhi.  "Come", he said," I'll give you some Awapuhi for your skin and hair."  The plant alone embodied a beauty transcendent of any commercial image I've ever seen.  The pink cone-shaped spires wrapped tightly, encasing the smooth and sudsy juice used as a hair dressing, shampoo, and anti-inflammatory skin serum, entranced me.

Since, my children and I have returned to Hana, hiked up to the Waimoku water falls and found the enchanting plant growing alongside the forest path and stream beds.  What I love the most about Awapuhi is that the flowers fill with juice that can be gently squeezed into a container without damaging or removing the plant - an important property for those who value sustainability.

I'll be returning to the mainland soon with plans to plant my own Awapuhi and look forward to bringing a little bit of the island into my sessions with clients.