Tag Archives: Geranium

The Heat: Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke/Sunstroke

The symptoms of heat exhaustion or heatstroke can start slowly and appear innocent, but this is a potentially dangerous situation, especially among the young and elderly. A person might feel dizzy, faint, nauseous, or drowsy. They might be confused or disoriented, have a headache, fever, rapid heartbeat, or hyperventilation. A temperature over 104 degrees F {40 degrees C} is a

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The Sun {Overexposure to Sun, Sea and Wind}

Despite repeated warnings that skin cancer is caused at least in part by exposure to the sun, people still flock to the beach, where they lie prostrate, soaking in as much sunshine as they can. Hopefully, they are wearing a high factor sunscreen. But lying on the beach more than half naked with nothing much to do does provide the

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Geranium Essential Oil: Creating A Complete Balance

There is so much to say about the “flower of constancy”. Its elegant aroma is fresh, green and sweet with a strong rose note. Its sweetness increases as it evaporates into the atmosphere. A strong oil that is also light and soft at the same time that eases mental stress and worries, while lifting the spirits. So, did that grab

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DIY Moisturizing Skin Serum

Growing up, I was fed the beauty myth that oily skin is bad. The cosmetics industry pushes the use of harsh, drying soaps and products that strip natural oils to help you get rid of shine. However, those natural oils actually help moisturize your skin. Washing them away can result in overly dry skin, rather than soft and supple skin. Really what you

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What Are the Best Essential Oils for Sunburn?

Too much exposure to UV sunlight can overwhelm the body’s immune system, resulting in sunburn. Some essential oils contain compounds that reduce the symptoms of sunburn and promote healing. Many active ingredients found in essential oils have more than one positive regenerative, or protective effect. As most essential oils contain more than one active ingredient, many have a long list

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Aromatherapy/Essential Oils for Anxiety

Anxiety refers to the mental and physical signs experienced in response to perceived danger. When events, people, or even our own thoughts threaten us, our bodies experience a physiological and mental arousal that helps us cope with the threat. Some of the physical and mental symptoms of anxiety—such as nausea, rapid breathing, and heart rate, trembling, fear, dread, and worry—can

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Shave – Cut Lotion for Men and Women.

Apply a drop of this simple, inexpensive, and effective lotion to stop bleeding and prevent infection in the event of a razor nick. 4 teaspoons witch hazel lotion 13 drops lavender essential oil 7 drops geranium essential oil Put all the ingredients in a sterilized 1-ounce glass bottle with a tight-fitting lid. Shake well to combine. Keep in a cool,

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Nurturing Geranium and Rosehip Facial Cream.

Nurturing Geranium and Rosehip Facial Cream This delicate cream features rosy scented, balancing geranium essential oil and sheer rosehip seed oil to create a nurturing cream that also serves as a natural makeup remover. Ingredients 1/2 ounce beeswax 3 ounces jojoba oil 1-ounce rosehip oil 3 ounces distilled water 36 drops geranium essential oil 30 drops carrot seed oil 30 drops lavender essential oil Directions 1. Melt

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