Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Aromatherapy On Your Pulse Points

G'morning! Well the sun is out, the birds are chirpin', moles are a diggin', caterpillars are a scoochin' (is that what they do?) and I am here with my coffee ready to bring you all some info on aromatherapy.....Enjoy and have a wonderfully productive and peaceful day...

~Peace~




Aromatherapy On Your Pulse Points


Using oils on your pulse points is a technique that can be easily combined with acupressure and massage. Pulse points are the areas of the body at which blood vessels are close to the surface, so the pulse can be felt through the skin.

The main pulse points are the wrists, back of the neck and temples.



This diagram shows all your pulse points.












Applying oils to the pulse points gives quicker absorption than most methods as the closer proximity of the oils to the bloodstream speeds up their effect. Body heat is also more intense at these points, leading to faster evaporation from the skin's surface, which is why they're the points at which perfume should be worn.

Oils work best be absorption through the skin, which is why using oils on pulse points works so well.

Best Oils For Pulse Points



                              

Lavender~Invaluable for headaches, relaxation and insomnia.
                                   

Peppermint~A refreshing oil used for colds, jet lag, tiredness and to aid concentration.

Eucalyptus~Use to treat colds, headaches, stuffy noses and as an insect repellent.

                                Rosemary~Use for colds, to aid concentration and for tiredness 
Chamomile~A soothing oil for aiding in relation and sleep problems

Ginger~Carry with you on long journeys to help dispel travel sickness and nausea.


Neroli~Good for calming the nerves and for insomnia




                                       



Applying Pulse Point Oils




 Pulse point blends can be applied in three main ways
  1. Rollers
  2. Cotton Swabs
  3. Atomizers
                                                                    
Rollers~Ready blended oils can be bought in rollers from most health-food stores. These provide an easy to use method of application, especially when traveling. When the blend has run out, rinse out the roller and refill it.


Cotton Swabs~These are best to use with blends made at home. Dip the end of a cotton swab in your oils and use it to apply the blend to your pulse points. This avoids getting the oil on your hands and clothes.


Atomizers~You can also spray the blends directly form the bottle onto the skin using an atomizer bottle. You can then massage the oil into the skin to facilitate absorption.

~Here's is a great blend to help you sleep~




If you are having trouble sleeping, rather than reach for a pain pill, try this soothing blend by applying the following to your temples and the back of your neck to help you relax and fall into a blissful, recuperative sleep...



   
  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Neroli
  • 1tbsp carrier oil
If you are having problems sleep due to a stuffy head try this blend...

  • 5 drops Eucalyptus
  • 3 drops Rosemary
  • 2 drops Sandalwood
  • 2 tbsp carrier oil

Blend to create a natural perfume.....


These oils, mixed in with your natural pheromones produces a perfume is uniquely you!

Sensual Scent~To increase your sexual confidence and allure..
  • 2 drops Rose
  • 2 drops Patchouli
  • 1 drop Lavender
  • 2 drops carrier oil
To Fire Up Your Libido~Essential oils on your pulse points can get you in the mood for a romantic date..
  • 2 drops Sandalwood
  • 3 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 1 tbsp carrier oil

Well my loyal readers, you are at the end of today's post, I hope you click away from with some great ideas to incorporate aromatherapy into your routines, in today's age of "pill for this, pill for that" we need to remember that the gods and goddess have given us everything we need right here on Gaia, Mother Earth...

~Peace~
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