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Posted 7/20/15

Airdeene wrote:

I use oils to cleanse and condition my facial skin, since my skin doesn't like commercial creams. I'm experimenting to find the best combination of oils, my current blend has grapeseed oil, apricot kernel oil and lavender oil. I've got a book on aromatherapy which I've been using as a guideline.

Is lavender on the feet supposed to help you sleep? I might have to try that since I'm on medication that makes sleep difficult and I don't want to depend too much on sleeping meds. Do you just apply the oil, or do you massage your feet as well?



Well, I have really bad insomnia and so I put lavender on my feet
and massage it in then put socks over it and diffuse it as well, it
doesn't make me tired or anything but it gives me AMAZING sleep.
Putting a drop on each temple and massaging it in works pretty well
too but when I tried to inhale it, it gave me a bit of a problem with my asthma.

I've heard tea tree oil works amazingly for skin problems
but I don't have any carriers atm. :(
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Posted 7/20/15

unicornfairy wrote:


Airdeene wrote:

I use oils to cleanse and condition my facial skin, since my skin doesn't like commercial creams. I'm experimenting to find the best combination of oils, my current blend has grapeseed oil, apricot kernel oil and lavender oil. I've got a book on aromatherapy which I've been using as a guideline.

Is lavender on the feet supposed to help you sleep? I might have to try that since I'm on medication that makes sleep difficult and I don't want to depend too much on sleeping meds. Do you just apply the oil, or do you massage your feet as well?



Well, I have really bad insomnia and so I put lavender on my feet
and massage it in then put socks over it and diffuse it as well, it
doesn't make me tired or anything but it gives me AMAZING sleep.
Putting a drop on each temple and massaging it in works pretty well
too but when I tried to inhale it, it gave me a bit of a problem with my asthma.

I've heard tea tree oil works amazingly for skin problems
but I don't have any carriers atm. :(


Thank you, I'll try out the lavender for sleep and see if it helps :-)
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Posted 7/20/15
My experiences with aromatherapy usually start with a little game of "Pull My Finger". Sometimes it will need to be heavily diffused.
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Many scents just overload what little sense of olfactory I have left and just end up being ignored.
Posted 7/20/15

Mykll wrote:

My experiences with aromatherapy usually start with a little game of "Pull My Finger". Sometimes it will need to be heavily diffused. :phew:


I'm dead. xD Just... Wow. *claps* Touch'e
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Posted 7/20/15 , edited 7/20/15
As a massage therapist we tend to use aromatherapy a lot- depending on what people want/need. I like to put one drop of ginger behind each ear when I'm feeling nauseated. I put tea tree, peppermint, and eucalyptus in a diffuser to make my house feel fresh n clean and sometimes I use pine and cinnamon to make it smell more earthy and warm
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Posted 7/20/15

whirlpearl wrote:

As a massage therapist we tend to use aromatherapy a lot- depending on what people want/need. I like to put one drop of ginger behind each ear when I'm feeling nauseated. I put tea tree, peppermint, and eucalyptus in a diffuser to make my house feel fresh n clean and sometimes I use pine and cinnamon to make it smell more earthy and warm :)


I thought it was eating ginger that really helped with that.



This stuff is really good for that.
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Posted 7/20/15
It's not really useful to me. Most of the stuff would cause an allergic reaction with me.
Posted 7/20/15
The one thing that really bothered me
was when I tried
to sniff lavender out of the bottle,
the next day I was sick as fuck with respiratory.
If you have asthma, be careful with oils!
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Posted 7/20/15
Im against all forms of alternative medicine so boo to aromatherapy. See an actual doctor.
Posted 7/20/15

megahobbit wrote:

Im against all forms of alternative medicine so boo to aromatherapy. See an actual doctor.


Some people can't go to the doctor about their problems.
I have a psychiatrist and psychologist and they won't
provide me with the things I need to keep me focused
for one,

for two, a lot of medicine is actually harmful to the body.
Such as the meds I take for my bipolar disorder.
I'm not saying I'd ever quit taking my meds, but
aromatherapy helps me mellow out...


So to each their own :)

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Mellow out=/= medical treatment

I dont want to sound rude but I trust psychiatrists and psychologists to handle situations better than a random gook with some oils. To me its a lesser form of the "I dont need vaccinations" argument. Ive had shitty medication in my life I took Adderall that made me stay up all night and contributed to me feeling like shit. But there is no evidence to support claims of Aromatherapy being effective.

Sure some people cant go to the doctor with there problems. Thats why we should get universal healthcare. But self medicating is not a good solution to solve this problem especially when there is no evidence to support this method of self medication being effective.


Well, that's about racist as fuck.

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megahobbit wrote:

Im against all forms of alternative medicine so boo to aromatherapy. See an actual doctor.


Aromatherapy is helpful like how playing with your dog or cat is helpful. But I don't think people should use it to treat anything more severe than some stress.

Interestingly, acupuncture is helpful for some problems, but it doesn't seem to be very well understood scientifically, so I must agree that it's usually best to see a doctor. If you have a broken bone or something, no amount of scented oil will help you.
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VZ68 wrote:


megahobbit wrote:



Mellow out=/= medical treatment

I dont want to sound rude but I trust psychiatrists and psychologists to handle situations better than a random gook with some oils. To me its a lesser form of the "I dont need vaccinations" argument. Ive had shitty medication in my life I took Adderall that made me stay up all night and contributed to me feeling like shit. But there is no evidence to support claims of Aromatherapy being effective.

Sure some people cant go to the doctor with there problems. Thats why we should get universal healthcare. But self medicating is not a good solution to solve this problem especially when there is no evidence to support this method of self medication being effective.


Well, that's about racist as fuck.



Woah son Ive seen /s4s/ ironic troll threads that had more convincing bait. 0/10 worst new bait.
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