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Throughout the ages essential oils have been used in rituals and ceremonies in early Egyptian and even more lavishly in Roman times. Oils infused with essential oils were rubbed onto their bodies after bathing, they wore unguents to scent their hair, and additionally used scented powders in their clothes and bed linens. Essential oils were used medicinally as well for nearly every type of affliction.


How Can You Strengthen Your Immune System?

The biggest question for most people is how can they improve and strengthen their immune system. One of the best ways is by using essential oils. That’s because essential oils:

  • Are high in antioxidants
  • Are oxygenating
  • Are immune enhancing and support the body’s natural defenses
  • Aid in maintaining normal cellular regeneration
  • Boost stamina and energy
  • Essential oils containing sesquiterpenes have the ability to pass the blood-brain barrier. That means they can bring oxygen and nutrients in, and take toxins and wastes out.

Essential oils can be used to help ward off various flu strains and alleviate other common ailments. Certain essential oils have anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Furthermore, many people don’t realize that viruses and bacteria do not become resistant to essential oils that contain these properties. This is very important because it is a well-known fact that antibiotics are losing their effectiveness against many types of afflictions. When combined properly, essential oils are naturally absorbed into the body through the skin and also into the brain through the lining of the nose, affecting the body’s chemistry in many positive ways. Essential oils also offer a more agreeable and benign alternative to synthetic drugs, which can cause so many adverse reactions and side-effects.

Each day we hear more scary news stories about possible pandemics, but the extraordinary properties of essential oils will benefit children, adults, and the elderly.   Taking a wise step towards good health by using safe and soothing natural products will reward you with a healthier body and mind. See link at the end of article for Essential Oils for Autism.

Essential Oils & Uses:

Bergamot: (Citrus bergamia) Mood uplifting qualities, money, success, alleviate stress, antidepressant, antibiotic, antiseptic and great for the sacral and heart chakras.

Cedarwood: (Juniperus virginiana) Great for relieving nervous tension and stress, smooth the look of skin, clear acne, stimulate hair growth, purification, antiseptic, insecticidal, sedative, and great for the base root chakra.

Clary Sage: (Salvia sclarea) Aphrodisiac, euphoric, sedative, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, cleansing, and great for the third eye chakra.

Clove: (Syzygium aromaticum) Antibiotic, anti-oxidant, antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, stimulant, nausea, sprains, asthma, acne, burns, and great for the throat chakra.

Eucalyptus: (Eucalyptus globulus) Insect repellent, respiratory, colds, flu, achy joints, and great for the throat chakra.

Jasmine: (Oleaceae) Aphrodisiac, antidepressant, sedative, spiritual love, insomnia, and great for the heart chakra.

Lavender: (Lavandin grosso) Analgesic for muscle aches, antidepressant, alleviate stress, anti-fungal, antiseptic, healing, hope and mental strength, and great for the crown, throat, and solar plexus chakras.

Lemon: (Citrus reticulata) Antiviral, antibacterial, antiseptic, antimicrobial, stimulating, sleep inducing, anti-fungal, anti-stress, astringent, acne, refreshes the mind, concentration, and great for the throat chakra.

Lemongrass: (Cymbopogon citratus) Antidepressant, Antiseptic, astringent, sedative, muscular pain and circulation, muscle and tissue toner, headaches, stress, nervous exhaustion, fevers, infectious diseases, insecticidal, and great for the sacral chakra and throat chakras.

Patchouli: (Pogostemon cablin) Antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiac, nausea, headaches, spiritual love, healing, and great for the throat and third eye chakras.

Peppermint: (Mentha piperita) Asthma, headaches/migraines, mental fatigue, stimulant, nervous stress, luck, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, and great for the throat, third eye and solar plexus chakras.

Rosemary: (Rosmarinus officinalis) Antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, fungicidal, restorative, colds, flu, asthma, infections, acne, headaches, mental fatigue, promotes hair growth, dandruff, and great for the solar plexus and throat chakras.

Sandalwood: (Santalum album) Spirituality, purification, antidepressant, aphrodisiac, sedative, stress, insomnia, and great for the root and crown chakras.

Tea Tree: (Melaleuca alternifolia) Anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, fungicidal, acne, burns, dandruff, herpes, rashes, warts, fever, flu, colds, and great for the third eye chakra.

Ylang Ylang: (Cananga odorata var. genuina) Aphrodisiac, antidepressant, euphoric, sedative, frigidity, nervine great for stress and insomnia, anger management, and also great for the root and crown chakras.

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Additional read – Essential Oils for Autism:

My best friend is from Fredrick, Maryland and one night we decided to enjoy a temperate evening on my front porch with some wine. We live in New Orleans and it’s near impossible to describe the level of stinging biting activity down here where summer weather lasts from April to September. But I can tell you that we refer to mosquitoes as the state bird of Louisiana! We sat on the porch for a half hour before the biting started. Then she remembered this Power Shield soap she’d picked up, on her last visit home, was actually in her bag. We went inside and washed our arms, ankles, necks and faces with it and returned outside. We sat outside there for another 6 hours and got not one other bite. The next day you’d better believe I was on the website to order multiple bars. I can think of no better testament to this product than the fact that it works in the deep south swamps, where literally no other product has.

– Angelina Starkey, New Orleans, Louisiana

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A Frederick business owner has developed products she thinks can help slow the spread of mosquito-transmitted viruses, including one that spread to the U.S. this year.

Misti Morningstar, owner of Savage Soaps in downtown Frederick, created Mosquito Power Shield this year after learning about the Chikungunya virus, which originated in Asia, spread to the Carribean last year and now has made its way to the U.S.

Frederick business owner develops mosquito repellant

Misti Morningstar, owner of Savage Soaps in downtown Frederick, has created Mosquito Power Shield in the forms of soap, oil and natural incense. Misti Morningstar adds ingredients to the solution of 12 oils extracted from plants. Staff photo by Bill Green

As of Aug. 5 there were four locally-transmitted cases confirmed in Florida, and 480 cases of U.S. travelers who picked up the virus in another country, including nine cases in Maryland, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Morningstar has been selling the soap, oil and natural incense in her shop at 10 E. Church St. since July. The soap and oil are made of 12 essential oils extracted from plants. Combined, they have properties that are antiviral, anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and restorative, Morningstar said.

Environmental Protection Agency testing has shown that mosquito repellent with chemicals and synthesized plant oils protect for longer periods than unsynthesized plant oils, but Morningstar said she is committed to finding solutions to health problems using nature alone.

“I believe the answers to solving many diseases lie within nature,” Morningstar said.

Frederick business owner develops mosquito repellant

Misti Morningstar, owner of Savage Soaps in downtown Frederick, has created Mosquito Power Shield in the forms of soap, oil and natural incense. Staff photo by Bill Green

Morningstar began to develop the products about a year ago when talking to a friend from Africa and learning more about malaria. She tabled the project for a few months, but then started to really research how to make it happen after visiting the Dominican Republic in January.

A month before she arrived in Punta Cana, a type of mosquito-borne virus called Chikungunya had spread to the region. The virus causes fever and joint pain, but does not often result in death, according to the CDC.

The county’s health department and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are both monitoring closely the spread of the virus, said Darlene Armacost, program manager of communicable disease and preparedness for the county.

Morningstar said she used essential oils to create her products because they are healthier for us and the environment, and offer anti-viral and anti-bacterial solutions, unlike chemical sprays and lotions.

“A natural solution with protection beyond just being a repellent is better and in the long run will save lives and our environment,” she said.

Frederick business owner develops mosquito repellant

Misti Morningstar fours 35 pounds of the completed mixture into a mold that will be cut into bars once hardened. Staff photo by Bill Green

Camille Turgeon, one of Morningstar’s friends and customers, said the first time she used the soap, she used it before going out on a patio with friends.

“Everyone got eaten up but me,” Turgeon said.

Turgeon said she has passed it along to friends and family members. She also vouches for the product’s ability to help once you are bitten by an insect.

Turgeon said she uses only natural products.

“I believe in holistic approaches,” she said.

The county suggests that people protect themselves against mosquito-transmitted viruses using guidelines from the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Armacost said.

The state department follows CDC recommendations that include using insect repellent that has been registered with the EPA, and then following instructions on the product label.

The CDC website lists dozens of registered products. The products that protect skin the longest, between six and 14 hours, have active ingredients that include DEET, picaridin, IR3535, p-Menthan-3,8-diol, and Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus.

Morningstar said that the anti-viral properties in her products that can’t be found in others are derived from star anise.

She plans to work with her friend to ship her products to Africa, to test it at the store’s cost.

“Working with nature and coming up with better ideas and systems to implement for the good of everyone, to live a better and healthier life, is a mission we stand behind,” she said.

Follow Jen Fifield on Twitter: @JenAFifield.


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Frederick business owner develops mosquito repellant – The Frederick News-Post : Health.

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