Benefits of Using an Oil Diffuser

      Relaxation and Sleep – One of the best uses for essential oils is their ability to help you unwind at the end of a hard day. There are several methods for getting oils into your blood stream where they work their magic, but a diffuser is easiest and last longer. Try chamomile, lavender, or clary sage.
     Mood Elevating – A diffuser can be energizing.  Diffused oil can inspire high spirits, set a positive atmosphere, and help you get moving on a slow morning. Try sweet orange, jasmine, rose, scotch pine, sandalwood, and vanilla.
     Ward Off Illness – Using a diffuser is a way to keep cold, flu, and other illnesses at bay on three levels. Some essential oils are anti-microbial and in air vapor, the oils contact with airborne pathogens. Essential oils can be used to boost the immune system. Some diffusers double as humidifiers that help keep airways moist and healthy and less susceptible to microbes. Try tea tree, sage, rosemary, grapefruit, lemon, and thyme.
Breathe Easier – Essential oils are great for reducing inflammation and congestion in clogged airways to help you breathe more easily. If prone to allergies or other breathing disorders, try diffusing essential oils like peppermint, rosemary, lemon, or eucalyptus.
     Pain Relief – Essential oils  can be directly applied for pain relief. A diffuser extends their effects. It is an good way to combat persistent pain caused by headaches, sore joints, and overworked muscles. Use ginger, chamomile, lavender, eucalyptus, clary sage, rosemary, or bergamot.
Improve Cognitive Function – Super-charge your brain cells.  soothing when  stressed, pick-you-up when you’re feeling down or sluggish, level out your mood, and focus. Some oils are known for their powerful ability to balance hormones. With regular use, they help heal causes responsible for hampering cognitive function.
Try peppermint, eucalyptus, lemon, rosemary, or pine.
     Repel Insects – Mosquitoes, houseflies, fruit flies or moths can be deterred from entering your home using clove, lemongrass, rosemary, or cedarwood.
Keeps You Cool – Try diffusing your favorite cooling minty oils to help you beat the heat. Try peppermint, eucalyptus, spearmint, or wintergreen.
Saves Money – Less doctor visits, lower electric bills, fewer cups of coffee and better productivity!

    Most of us don’t drink enough water! Try drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day for a week and see what happens!

The active ingredients in Vicks Vapor Rub consists of Menthol, Camphor and Eucalyptus oil. Menthol acts as a local anesthetic and relieves minor aches or pains. Camphor, when applied to the skin, will make it feel cool upon contact. Eucalyptus oil helps to provide nasal congestion relief. It contains antiseptic as well.

Jiaogulan Miracle Grass

More potent than ginseng, jiaogulan is a powerful antidote to aging, cancer, cardiovascular disease, stress and fatigue. It even helps to maintain proper weight. Known as an immortality elixir, this herb has been used for centuries throughout Asia. Jiaogulan is a top notch tonic for modern life too — a true herbal champion for healthy and dynamic living. American scientists have found it to be one of the top 10 most effective anti-aging herbs in the world.
The Chinese mountainous region of Guizhou is famous for its sheer number of centenarians. After 10 years of research, scientists discovered a common link among these long-lived people: daily consumption of sweet tasting jiaogulan tea. The centenarians had very low incidences of Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure. Researchers believe such disease-free longevity is due to the abundance of antioxidants and saponins found in the herb.
 
Winter Sore Throat “Tea”.   In a jar, combine lemon slices, organic honey and sliced ginger. Close jar and put it in the fridge, it will form into a “jelly”. To serve: Spoon jelly into mug and pour boiling water over it. Store in fridge 2-3 months.