A muscle cramp is a strong, painful contraction or tightening of a muscle that comes on suddenly and lasts from a few seconds to several minutes. It often occurs in the legs. Nighttime leg cramps are usually sudden spasms, or tightening, of muscles in the calf. They can be annoying at best. Harnessing the power of arnica, this blend is so helpful for soothing painful muscle cramps. These oils work together to provide remarkable antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and pain relie
If you have a natural first aid kit, you’ll want to include Trauma Oil for sure. Trauma Oil is a blend of three organic flowers infused in an organic carrier oil. These are the flowers: Calendula, St. John’s Wort, Arnica An infused oil is a carrier, usually olive oil, that has been soaked (infused) in herbs or flowers. If you’ve ever made sun tea, you’ve made an infusion! The oil that results from an infusion contains the medicinal properties of the plants that were infused i
Essential oils are extracted from plants using a variety of methods. An essential oil has the “essential” properties of the plant.
How do Essential Oils Work? Essential oils are made up of molecules that are very easily absorbed. Each oil has a unique chemical composition or attribute of terpenes, esters, oxides, alcohols, phenols, ketones, and aldehydes. These components interact with your body systems, and depending on the essential oil, support various systems of the bo
Fibromyalgia is a very difficult illness to deal with. Because fibromyalgia causes so many different symptoms, ranging from chronic headaches to muscle pain, it can be hard to find a treatment that works for them all. And many medical treatments cause so many side effects that can sometimes be worse than the fibromyalgia symptoms themselves. As a result, more and more fibromyalgia patients are looking towards alternative treatments to help reduce their symptoms. Aromatherapy
Salt Water Baths Calm Pain If you're a sufferer of chronic pain related to arthritis, fibromyalgia, or muscular low back issues, this one is for you: using average table salt in your next bath can really help to reduce the amount of pain you get in your joints. The discovery, made by scientists in 2012, shows that a saltwater bath takes a lot of the agony out of inflammation-based pain syndromes. Why? Salt reduces swelling in cells by dehydrating them, and acts as an inhibito
Making Balm of Gilead infused oil The bud harvest is meager unless you have a huge plantation of Cottonwood trees. But use whatever you do harvest fully. For 1 cup or less of buds, put the buds in a wide mouth pint size mason jar. If you have two cups to 4 cups of buds, use a wide mouth quart jar. Fill the jar to within 1 inch of the top with olive oil. Put the jar in a warm spot. I put my jars in a sunny window where the warmth of the sun helps the buds to release thei