Using Goddess Oils to Balance the Chakras

January 24, 2010

Sometimes when you find an unbalanced or closed chakra, you can do some meditation or visualization to help unblock the chakra. You want them spinning and aligned properly, but the stress of life will get them out of alignment. There are some oil blends that may help with this problem. You can mix these up by using 30 drops of the specific oil to half an ounce of either Jojoba or Sweet Almond Oil. You could also add these into the bath or add a candle underneath and let them seep into the air around you. You should only use a certain blend of fragrances for about a week. After that, your nose will become used to the smell. Although you should see some improvement within the week.

The oils you can blend for each chakra are as follows:
Root: Yang Yang, Rosewood, Frankincense
Sacral: Jasmine
Solar Plexus: Lemon, Grapefruit, Mandarin
Heart: Rose, Geranium
Throat: Sandalwood, Myrrh, Chamomile
Third Eye: Sage, Lavender, Rosemary
Crown: Frankincense, Rosewood

Areas to anoint with oils:
Root: Lower pelvic area, Buttocks Goddess: Hera Color: Red
Sacral: Lower back, pelvic area Goddess: Aphrodite Color: Orange
Solar Plexus: Underneath the rib cage Goddess: Persephone Color: Yellow
Heart: Chest area Goddess: Demeter Color: Green
Throat: Front and back of neck Goddess: Athena Color: Blue
Third Eye: Between the eyes Goddess: Artemis Color: Indigo
Crown: Top of the head Goddess: Hestia Color: White

After mixing and applying, you can chant the goddess’ name and visualize the colors that go along with the chakras. Depending on the amount of the blockage, it will take from one to seven days for it to open back up. Listen to your intuition and pay attention to your dreams. The answers you seek will be found within yourself.

Home Remedies To Lighten Hair

January 17, 2010

There are some great home remedies to lighten hair - no need for bought hair dyes if you have dirty blonde or mouse colored hair.

Sun

The best, purest and most natural way to get those real blonde highlights is to be out in the sun. Lie face down with clothing covering your skin and spread your hair out to drink in the rays of sunlight. Or just get out in the sun more. Anyone with blonde to mid brown hair will find that it is always lighter in summer - provided you do not stay indoors all of the time.

Do not overdo it of course. You must be careful not to become sunburned. Use a strong sun blocker on all exposed skin and you may also consider using sun cream on your scalp.

Swimming

Swimming in either a pool or the sea and then letting your hair dry in the sun is a great way to lighten it. It’s great exercise too!

However, some of us live in climates where there is very little sun for many months of the year. What do we do then?

Hydrogen Peroxide

Mix small amounts of household ammonia and hydrogen peroxide in equal quantities. Warning: it will smell bad! Test on a small area of skin near the ear and wait 24 hours to see if there is any allergic reaction. If not, mix a fresh batch and apply to hair. Rinse off when developed. You may also want to test on a strand of hair.

Never use household bleach or any other chlorine based product on your hair. This can destroy your hair, cause terrible damage to your skin and possibly kill you with the fumes.

Lemon Juice

Squeeze one fresh lemon. It should give you about 2 tablespoons of juice. Mix this with 3 times the quantity of water and apply to dry hair. Leave for several hours before rinsing out. Do this every day and your highlights should become lighter in a very natural looking way.

You may want to use more of the lemon juice/water mixture if you have very long hair and less if you have short hair.

Tea

Ordinary tea can lighten brown hair - seems crazy given the color that it is, but it’s true! Make tea to a normal strength that you would drink, let it cool and then rinse your hair with it.

It is best to test a strand before using tea on your whole head. If your hair is already a light shade, it may darken it.

Some of these methods can leave your hair rather dry, so be sure to use a good conditioner for blonde hair. Shampoos and conditioners containing chamomile are great for fair hair.

Going out in the sun after using any of these home remedies to lighten hair will increase their effectiveness.

Allergy Relief and Acupuncture

January 10, 2010

More and more people are known to have many different allergies everyday. Allergies can be from food, cosmetics, radiation, sunlight, environment conditions, and allergens and just about anything you can imagine. Many health problems are related to allergic reactions and lower the immune system allowing other diseases to attack and weaken the body.

There is no known cure for allergy relief but ways to help prevent them or lessen the attacks. Knowing what to do for treatment and self-help will relieve you from a lot of pain and misery. Make sure you are suffering from allergies before taking action into your own hands by consulting a doctor. Your doctor can have test run to make sure he knows exactly what treatment is needed to relieve you from being so miserable.

How keeping your home clean helps you:

Keeping you home is a clean and fresh environment is one way to start relieving some of the allergy symptoms. Pollen, dust mites, pet dander and mold are all very important to keep under control when there are people in the home who suffer with allergies, asthma and sinus problems.

Make sure you have a good air filter on your vacuum sweeper keeping the dust inside and the clean air outside. Dust mites live for the dark and warm spots in the homecoming in from outside. Spray or spread powders on the carpet or furniture to kill the dust mites. Keeping your bed free of dust mites is done by covering the mattress, box springs, and pillows with a zippered casing.

Mold loves to live in damp areas. Check the basement for mold and put a dehumidifier down there to draw out the moisture. Clean up the mold particles that have built up by getting a cleaning for removing mold.

Cleaning supplies and products that help you:

Check out the cleaning products for keeping your home in control of allergens. Cleaning supplies comes in sprays, powders, and liquid forms for all kinds of usage. Personal care can be bought for preventing allergic reactions to your skin.

Air filters are another can be put in your home to help keep the air clean of pollens that are floating through your home. When the pollen is high outside close up all the windows and turn on the air conditioner. An air filter can be put on the air conditioner as well to eliminate some of the pollen by keeping it outside and bring in the fresh air.

Medications of all kinds are out now to help relieve allergy symptoms. Consult your doctor before buying over the counter drugs because you might have asthma or sinus problems maybe both along with allergies. Do not take to much medication not knowing exactly what the problem is.

If you prefer not to take drugs and looking for some other alternative. Acupuncture may be what you want to check into.

Acupuncture may be the answer to your health problems by maintaining balance and harmony. After testing, to pin point the exact allergens that are giving you attacks. Acupuncture is a painless procedure making the body strong where it was weak. Acupuncture reprograms the brain and nervous system. It does not react to the offending allergens.

Acupuncture is painless by using very tiny needles tapped in through a tub; so small that most people do not even realize they are inserted into the skin. This method is used for treating injuries and illnesses with drugs.

After acupuncture, you no longer need to avoid what was making you sick. This treatment rebalances your body energy when in contact with the offending allergens.

Allergy Relief and Common Causes

January 3, 2010

Today about 60 million people has some kind of allergy to one thing or another. It could be from the food you eat, or maybe the soap that you use, to the pollen in the air. There are so many of them that you do not know what to look for.

What are allergies?

Allergies are something that you get from an antibody called Immunoglobulin.

Antibodies is very important to us, since it helps to fight off any parasites, uniformly it does fight off the allergies since IgE or Immunoglobulin E affects the cells and tissues, causing damage.

What are the most common allergies that people get?

The most common allergies that people get are asthma, hay fever, allergic eye, emphysema, and hives. These are the most common ones you see today. There are outdoors allergies as well as in sides one. Rhinitis and sinusitis is common also.

One of the most common allergies that you may get is hay fever it is from the pollen in the air. Hay fever however is a seasonal allergic condition. Some of the insides allergies that you may see a lot are from dust mites and mold.

When you developed allergies, it causes your nose to swell making it hard for one to breathe. This will cause the tissue inside your nose swells from inflammatory attacks. The white blood cells and mast cells are affected, which sets in inflammation.

There are little things that you breathe in called allergens. Once you inhale these, they can set in your ears, nose, throat, or your sinus. The most common symptoms that come from allergies are runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, nasal itching, itchy eyes, and postnasal drip.

Allergies can also cause your bronchial tubes to get inflamed. This will narrow the passageway causing you problems breathing. This can also cause you to develop asthma as well.

What are allergens?

Allergens are in the air that you breathe, they are in what we ingest, they are touching our skin, and they are everywhere that you can think of. What are allergens?

A substance that is foreign to the body’s immunity system causes an allergic reaction. In some case mold and pollen causes such reactions.

What is some hope for me with allergies?

There is hope out there for the ones that have allergies. You will have to go to your local family doctor and talk to them and see what they can do for you. Some tests that you can take will let you know what you are exactly allergic to. They have all kinds of news medicines out that will help you to get some relief from allergies.

You just have to find the one that help you the most. What might help you may not help the next one. Most of the time if you have bad allergies, they send you to a specialist and they find out what you have and give you some shots to take for it they work most of the time. Although some times it takes a while for you to notice but it does work.

If you have allergies to something in your house then you might want to try to use heap filtering systems this will help you to clean the air in your home, making you more comfortable. You may want to look into hepa products. This product is used in burn centers, hospitals and so on. The product has proven to reduce microns in the air over more than 95%.

You will also need to learn tactics to keep away dust mites, pollen, mold, dust and so forth, keeping your home free of fed that these particles live on.