I remembered that in the same year, I had involved in two small car accidents. Thankfully, everything is fine except my car. Although without any major injuries and no indication for hitting my head. I find that my body has some effects result from the car accident, emotionally and physically affected. My neck muscle pulling … Continue reading Post-traumatic Stress After an Accident, How to Take Care?
Lavender essential oil reputation for the treatment of burns is derived from the well-known story of Gattefosse treated his badly burned hand with lavender essential oil during a laboratory explosion. The lavender essential oil has effectively healed his burn amazingly with little scarring. The following case is the studied of a client who burned her feet … Continue reading Burns Care with Aromatherapy
A patient who ingested large quantities of celery soup eaten before UV irradiation has been reported suffered for severe sunburn. Bergamot oil (citrus bergamia) in eau de cologne had been described to cause hyperpigmented lesions. A woman burned her one arm and leg after a 20-minute session on a sunbed, taken immediately after a sauna … Continue reading Phototoxicity Essential Oils
Have you ever ask yourself this question: why do I get sick? I believe all of us want a healthy and wealthy life, but sometimes it goes against our will, and we get sick. But, do you really try to understand the reasons behind our sickness? Maybe you are not sure what I mean... Therefore, … Continue reading Why Do We Get Sick?
“Holistic” becomes fashionable term lately in healthcare industry, and I am curious on how this term derived from and what is the meaning. Therefore, I do some research on it. But I found “holistic”, “holism”, “wholistic” and “wholism” are the terms used interchangeably, these confuse me. According to studies, “holistic” also refers as holism. It … Continue reading What is Holistic Health?
Are all essential oils completely safe to use? Same for herbs, are all herbs completely safe? In order to be able to understand whether they are safe or not, first of all, you need to understand the concept of toxicity. What is Toxicity? According to Merriam-Webster, toxicity refers to the quality, state or relative degree … Continue reading Essential Oils Safety
One day, my friend asked me to recommend her a “therapeutic grade” essential oils’ brand. What does she means? Is she looking for the essential oil that has therapeutic effect on her? Or she is concerning on the product safety? Or she is looking for high quality and non-adulteration products? According to Stewart (2005)… “A … Continue reading Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils?
Pharmacokinetics is the term use to describe the study of how the essential oils are absorbs, distributes, metabolizes and excretes by the body. There are many studies on cosmetic and drugs pharmacokinetics, but essential oils pharmacokinetics study is relative new. According to Worwood, one the effective ways is through skin absorption. Perez also agreed that … Continue reading 7 Best Methods to Use Essential Oils
When we made our decision to purchase essential oil (EO) , we often afraid we might buy the synthetic or adulteration essential oils. There are many essential oil supplier advertise “the best”, “the pure” or “natural”, but actually there are not. To reduce the cost, some of the supplier will mixed with the considerable volumes … Continue reading General Guidance for Essential Oil Purchase and Storage
“Essential oil” derived from the word “quintessence”. Based on Aristotelian idea, matter is composed of four elements: fire, air, earth, water; the fifth element, or quintessence, is the soul and spirit of the aromatic plants. Some even said it is the life force of the plants. Of course, nowadays, we know that, essential oils are … Continue reading What is Essential Oil and Absolute?