Natural Health – Essential Oils That Balance Vata Dosha

Wouldn’t it be nice to break old emotional patterns of worry, fear, and anxiety?

Do you find that your mind wanders to the past or the future more than you’d like?

At times it can be beneficial to see where we’ve been, and to have a sense of what we’d like to create in the future, but if your mind is constantly “chattering” to you it can interfere with your health, sleep, productivity, and enjoyment of life. If your emotions have decided to “camp out “in your head, creating unwanted, repetitive patterns and behaviors it may be the result of an imbalanced vata dosha.

In Ayurveda, vata is responsible for motion in the body. When it is balanced it promotes healthy digestion, creativity, and movement in positive directions. But when vata is aggravated, which is characteristic of the qualities inherent in this dosha, it can lead to anxiety, feeling scattered,unfocused, moody, and absentminded. Vata types often find themselves victims of sleepless nights.

Because essential oils effect our limbic system in the brain they can be useful in breaking cycles of behavior and restoring balance and harmony to the body, mind, and spirit. Because our sense of smell is connected to our limbic system essential oils can realign our moods, memories, desires, and appetites allowing for natural health and healing to occur.

- To balance fearful, anxious states try: angelica, jatamansi, bergamot, geranium, vetiver, or cedarwood.

- To promote and restore a sense of being grounded and centered try: angelica, eucalyptus, chamomile, basil, cypress, or rose.

- To promote sound sleep try: chamomile, lavender, mandarin, neroli, rose, or thyme.

- If you’re feeling moody try: benzoin, bergamot, clary sage, frankincense, geranium or rosewood,

By using essential oils to balance the body mind and spirit one can restore harmony in day to day living and reach the highest state of the potential, “Sattva”…..the place where we are meant to live and play.

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Natural Health – Essential Oil Gift Ideas For Summertime Guests

Next week my family from the West Coast is coming for a visit and I am thrilled.

I always like to have little welcome gifts when people visit me – something practical for them to use while they are here and something they can use at home.

The three kids (all under age 12) are getting personalized bags that I ordered from Lillian Vernon so they can easily schlep their stuff between family homes here in New Jersey.

And for the adults I thought I would make them each a Signature Essential Oils Spritz with their names on the bottle. It will be at tier bedside in my guest rooms, and they can take it with them on their visit to the Jersey Shore – and then home if it lasts that long!

Kristen is a Geranium Gal…….

David is a Man of Valor…

Here is how I’m making these Signature Spritz’s….(I’m calling them “Body Spray’s” so they know they can spray all over their body – and these are great in the summer time!):

* A small mister bottle
* 4 drops of essential oils (Geranium for Kristen)
* 4 oz of distilled water

–Just fill the mister bottle starting with 4 drops of essential oils.
–Add water
–Shake well before use

For David – I think he’ll want to use this as an aftershave so I’ll use some refreshing witch hazel in his spritz:

* 1 tablespoon witch hazel
* 4 drops of essential oils (Valor for David)
* 6 oz. of distilled water

Both of these will go in a pretty cobalt blue spray bottle ordered from Abundant Health.

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Penis Health Essentials – Do’s and Don’ts for Healthy Penis Skin

While it is commonly assumed that men spend little time thinking about skin care in general, and penis care in particular, a glance at the men’s health forums will quickly make it clear that this actually untrue. Men care a great deal about the condition of their penis, both in terms of function and appearance, and penis skin health is certainly on most men’s radar – with good reason.

The skin is one of the most important organs, and the way it looks and feels says a lot about a man’s health and ability to perform. The role of the penis skin is described here, as well as some tips for preventing problems and maintaining a healthy penis.

The skin – the body’s first line of defense

The saying goes that beauty is only skin deep, but in reality, the skin is more than just attractive packaging. It is the body’s first line of defense against outside invaders such as bacteria that can cause illness and even damage internal organs. The skin also regulates body temperature, and it is traced with an intricate network of nerves that are responsible for detecting pressure, heat and cold – a function which helps protect the penis and let its owner know when something is wrong. Perhaps most importantly, it works with the nerves to deliver pleasurable sensations to the brain, letting it know when an erection is needed and allowing men to enjoy sex.

Penis skin care Do’s and Don’ts

Given the importance of the penis skin, caring for it properly should be a number one priority. Neglecting penis health can increase the risk for infection, injury and loss of function, not to mention an unattractive appearance. The following “Do’s and Don’ts” describe some of the most important aspects of looking after the family jewels.

DO: Wash every day

Even men who are diligent about their hygiene can experience problems with unpleasant odors from the undercarriage, and letting days go by without a shower or at least a wipe with a washcloth can result in a buildup of dead skin cells, oils and other excretions that serve as an open invitation for bacteria. Failing to clean the area can lead not only to the signature fishy smell of the penis, but also to irritation, pain, itching and swelling.

DON’T: Use ordinary soap

While a daily wash is essential, using regular soaps can actually cause drying and cracking of the skin, leaving plenty of openings for unfriendly bacteria to penetrate and wreak their havoc. A mild cleanser intended for delicate, sensitive skin is a better bet when it comes to male hygiene.

DO: Eat right

The diet affects the body in a multitude of ways. When it comes to the penis, getting the right nutrients can make all the difference in the look and feel of the skin, as well as the condition of the underlying tissue. A healthy sex life depends greatly on eating healthy, including lots of whole grains, lean proteins, fruits and vegetables and heart-healthy fats.

DON’T: Smoke

Everyone knows that smoking is unhealthy, but it is worth drilling this point home when it comes to the health and well-being of the male anatomy. Smoking damages the nerves, blood vessels, and skin, leaving men less sensitive and less able to perform. In addition, smoking tobacco saps the energy, leaving men with little in the way of stamina even if they can get it up.

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