Essential Oils for Respiratory Care: Spotlight on Palo Santo

Essential Oils for Respiratory Care: Spotlight on Palo Santo
"I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness - it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude."
Brene Brown
Before we learn a bit about caring for our respiratory system, here's a wonderful Christmas room spray for you to enjoy this week.
Required disclaimer:
*Information regarding historical use of herbs and aromatic plants is for informational purposes only and is not based on modern science, nor should this information be construed as expected results from use.
RESPIRATORY CARE SPOTLIGHT: PALO SANTO 
Palo Santo has an inspiring fragrance and can be diffused for a cleansing and refreshing atmosphere. It can also be used for massage after activity.
//historical uses of palo santo//
The use of palo santo from B. graveolensis traditional in South America, especially in Ecuador. According to the local customs, it was used against the “bad energy” which sometimes actually referred to clinical disease. It was widely used in ritual purification and as a folk medicine for stomach ache, and as a liniment for rheumatism
Historically Palo Santo was used as an herbal medicinal tea (by boiling the stick or sawdust in water) for a respiratory aid for colds, asthma coughs, and relieves headaches or migraines.  It was thought to relieve pain in muscle and joint pain and to decrease inflammation.
HOW TO USE PALO SANTO:
  • Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6™ or olive oil and apply to the desired area as needed.
  • Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.
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 Marie

Essential Oils For Respiratory Support: Spotlight on KidScents SniffleEase

Essential Oils For Respiratory Support: Spotlight on KidScents SniffleEase
"Gratitude is one of the strongest and most transformative states of being. It shifts your perspective from lack to abundance and allows you to focus on the good in your life, which in turn pulls more goodness into your reality."
Jen Sincero


Before we learn a bit about caring for our respiratory system, here's a wonderful Christmas diffuser recipe.

Required disclaimer:
*Information regarding historical use of herbs and aromatic plants is for informational purposes only and is not based on modern science, nor should this information be construed as expected results from use.
RESPIRATORY CARE SPOTLIGHT: SNIFFLEEASE
When sniffles and stuffiness affect your little one, reach for this relaxing, quieting blend. Formulated for children ages 2 and up, KidScents® SniffleEase™ can be diffused or applied directly to chests or throats. The aroma promotes feelings of health and wellness while also assisting in releasing feelings of discomfort. The natural, relaxing, soothing vapors help promote wellness when inhaled and inspire calm breathing. SniffleEase is a blend of four different kinds of eucalyptus, Palo Santo, Lavender, Dorado Azul, Ravintsara, Myrtle, Marjoram, Pine, Cypress, Black Spruce, and Peppermint.
//historical uses of palo santo//
The use of palo santo from B. graveolens is traditional in South America, especially in Ecuador. According to the local customs, it was used against the “bad energy” which sometimes actually referred to clinical disease. It was widely used in ritual purification and as a folk medicine for stomach ache, and as a liniment for rheumatism
//historical uses of spruce//
Ancient cultures would make a tea out of spruce shoots that the drank when fighting a fever, persistent cough, and other respiratory ailments. The Native American cultures used spruce for both medicinal and spiritual purposes. It was used to make a healing wound salve, added to baths to help with muscle and joint pain, and used to enhance meditation and worship rituals.

//historical uses of eucalyptus//
Eucalyptus is a fast-growing evergreen tree native to Australia. As an ingredient in many products, it is used to reduce symptoms of coughs, colds, and congestion. It also features in creams and ointments aimed at relieving muscle and joint pain.
In it’s native Australia, Eucalyptus Blue was recognized as the most disinfecting of all eucalyptus and was traditionally used as a to fight off colds and flu.
Topical ointments containing eucalyptus have been used in traditional Aboriginal medicine to support wound healing. Various uses of eucalyptus have spread to other traditional systems around the globe, including Chinese, Indian (Ayurvedic), and Greco-European systems over the past centuries. The French government planted eucalyptus trees in Algeria in 1857. In just five years the trees turned a once marshy land where they were planted, into a drier region, which ultimately reduced the mosquito habitat, giving the eucalyptus the name “fever tree.” The trees went on to be planted in other areas. During the 19th century in England, eucalyptus was used in hospitals to clean urinary catheters. Many studies later revealed that eucalyptus oil contains substances with microbial properties, confirming the British use as a cleaning agent.
//historical uses of cypress//
The use of cypress as medicine dates back to the time of the Pharaohs, applied for its astringent, tonifying, decongestant, and diuretic properties. It was commonly used for funerals and burial sites. Drawing from its mythological symbolism and associations, the scent is suggested as being helpful during times of transition and grief. As an aromatic plant, it is known for its respiratory, circulatory, and dermatological uses.
//historical uses of lavender//
The medicinal uses of lavender date back to 2500 BC. The ancient Egyptians used lavender as a preservative and fragrant perfume. The word Lavender is from the Latin word lavare - which means “to wash”.   For centuries lavender has been used for skin ailments. Infusions of lavender were historically used to soothe insect bites, sunburns, and cuts and burns. Queen Victoria was a vocal admirer of the disinfecting properties of lavender and expected her royal residents to use lavender water and distilled oil because she favored it so highly.
//historical uses of peppermint//
Peppermint leaves have been used as a remedy for indigestion since the Ancient Egyptians, and the ancient Greeks and Romans valued it as a stomach soother as well. During the eighteenth century, the herb became popular in Western Europe as a remedy for nausea, vomiting, morning sickness, respiratory infections, and menstrual disorders.
Peppermint was first listed in the London Pharmacopoeia in 1721. In modern times it appears in the British Herbal pharmacopeia as a remedy for intestinal colic, gas, colds, morning sickness, and menstruation pain.
//historical uses of myrtle//
Myrtle occupies a prominent place in the writings of Hippocrates, Pliny, Dioscorides, Galen, and the Arabian writers. It has been prescribed for fever and pain by ancient physicians since at least 2,500 BC in Sumer.
Myrtle's effects are due to high levels of salicylic acid, a compound related to aspirin and the basis of the modern class of drugs known as NSAIDs.
In several countries, particularly in Europe and China, there has been a tradition for prescribing this substance for sinus infections.

//historical uses of pine//
Pine has been used extensively in traditional European medicine and has also been used for pharmaceutical preparations.
The Ojibwa used pine to revive consciousness and to make salves for arthritis, muscle pains, sores, wounds, and pains associated with colds and febrile illnesses. Interestingly, Pine was used extensively as wild food in addition to medicine. In times past, pines were a primary dietary supplement for winter as a source of vitamin C and to treat coughs, colds, and fevers.
//historical uses of marjoram//
It is believed that marjoram originally came from the Mediterranean region and Anatolia (Asia Minor) and has been used since ancient times.  The ancient Greeks used this as a natural treatment for many ailments. They believed it helped heal from poison, convulsions, and edema. They called this herb joy mountain and crowned young couples with it during wedding ceremonies.
It was once believed that marjoram helped to nurture love. This herb was added to food to promote civility and love.  Women carried this herb around in bags and it was placed around homes for the sweet fragrance.  It was also used in “love spells.” A young woman would place marjoram under her pillow at night believing that the herb would help reveal her future husband while she was dreaming.

HOW TO USE SNIFFLEEASE
  • Apply directly to chest or throat and gently massage to promote a soothing experience.
  • Use aromatically to allow children to breathe in soothing vapors.
  • Diffuse before sleep for a soothing atmosphere that promotes feelings of wellness.
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Next time we will talk about Palo Santo Essential Oil

Keep Learning,
 Marie

Essential Oils for Respiratory Care: Spotlight On Breath Again Roll On

Essential Oils for Respiratory Care: Spotlight On  Breath Again Roll On
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
John F. Kennedy


Before we learn a bit about caring for our respiratory system, here's a wonderful Christmas diffuser blend for you to enjoy this week!
Required disclaimer:
*Information regarding historical use of herbs and aromatic plants is for informational purposes only and is not based on modern science, nor should this information be construed as expected results from use.
RESPIRATORY CARE SPOTLIGHT: BREATHE AGAIN 
With a refreshing and rejuvenating aroma, Breathe Again™ Roll-On is the perfect companion for early mornings, long days, and tough workouts. This blend combines Peppermint, Myrtle, and Copaiba with four different types of Eucalyptus—including Eucalyptus Blue—to create a powerful, invigorating experience. Breathe Again includes ingredients that have the naturally occurring constituent eucalyptol and comes in a convenient roll-on applicator, so you can easily use it anytime, anywhere.
//historical uses of eucalyptus//
Eucalyptus is a fast-growing evergreen tree native to Australia. As an ingredient in many products, it is used to reduce symptoms of coughs, colds, and congestion. It also features in creams and ointments aimed at relieving muscle and joint pain.
In it’s native Australia, Eucalyptus Blue was recognized as the most disinfecting of all eucalyptus and was traditionally used as a to fight off colds and flu.
Topical ointments containing eucalyptus have been used in traditional Aboriginal medicine to support wound healing. Various uses of eucalyptus have spread to other traditional systems around the globe, including Chinese, Indian (Ayurvedic), and Greco-European systems over the past centuries. The French government planted eucalyptus trees in Algeria in 1857. In just five years the trees turned a once marshy land where they were planted, into a drier region, which ultimately reduced the mosquito habitat, giving the eucalyptus the name “fever tree.” The trees went on to be planted in other areas. During the 19th century in England, eucalyptus was used in hospitals to clean urinary catheters. Many studies later revealed that eucalyptus oil contains substances with microbial properties, confirming the British use as a cleaning agent.
//historical uses of peppermint//
Peppermint leaves have been used as a remedy for indigestion since the Ancient Egyptians, and the ancient Greeks and Romans valued it as a stomach soother as well. During the eighteenth century, the herb became popular in Western Europe as a remedy for nausea, vomiting, morning sickness, respiratory infections, and menstrual disorders.
Peppermint was first listed in the London Pharmacopoeia in 1721. In modern times it appears in the British Herbal pharmacopeia as a remedy for intestinal colic, gas, colds, morning sickness, and menstruation pain.
//historical uses of myrtle//
Myrtle occupies a prominent place in the writings of Hippocrates, Pliny, Dioscorides, Galen, and the Arabian writers. It has been prescribed for fever and pain by ancient physicians since at least 2,500 BC in Sumer.
Myrtle's effects are due to high levels of salicylic acid, a compound related to aspirin and the basis of the modern class of drugs known as NSAIDs.
In several countries, particularly in Europe and China, there has been a tradition for prescribing this substance for sinus infections.

//historical uses of copaiba//
On the Rio Solimoes in northwest Amazonia, copaiba resin is used topically by indigenous tribes as a wound healer, to stop bleeding, for skin sores and psoriasis, and to treat gonorrhea. Healers and curanderos in the Amazon today use copaiba resin for all types of pain, for skin disorders and insect bites, and to cool inflammation.
In Brazilian herbal medicine systems, the resin is used as a strong antiseptic and expectorant for the respiratory tract (including bronchitis and sinusitis), as an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic for the urinary tract (for cystitis, bladder, and kidney infections), as a topical anti-inflammatory agent for all types of skin problems.

Copaiba resin was first recorded in European medicine in 1625 and has been used there since in the treatment of chronic cystitis, bronchitis, chronic diarrhea, and as a topical preparation for hemorrhoids. In the United States, it was an official drug in the U. S. Pharmacopeia from 1820 to 1910.

HOW TO USE BREATHE AGAIN:
 Apply generously to chest and neck as desired.

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Next time, we will talk about KidScents SniffleEase...it's not just for kids.
If you have any questions, comment here or you can email me at hello@marieinmontana.com
Keep Learning,
 Marie