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Steam inhalation therapy benefits

Steam inhalation therapy is one of the ways you can free your nasal passage by melting the mucus which causes blocked nose and makes it difficult to breathe or to swallow. This is why people who have caught the corona virus are advised to steam daily. Usually when we have common cold or flu, it begins with a stuffy nose which is caused by an inflammation of the blood vessels of the sinuses. Steam inhalation helps to thin the mucus that prevent us from breathing properly. While it may not kill the virus, you will feel much better especially as steam inhalation with peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils help to relief headache and pains associated with such accuse upper respiratory infection. Get immediate relief when you use either peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils in your steam inhalation. To buy any of our essential oils, visit our online Store

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How to use essential oils

Essential oils are plant concentrates that are anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-septic, anti-bacteria and mood uplifting. They are very beneficial to our skin and our health in general. The commonest uses of essential oils are:⁣

  1. For aromatherapy: essential oils have tremendous effects on our moods and help to elevate moods and to combat anxiety, stress and depression. To benefit, add a few drops to oil burners, diffusers and even hot water to inhale its aroma.⁣
  2. For massages: By combining essential oils with carrier oils for different massages, they help relief stress, pain and aches.⁣
  3. For foot soak: Stressed out from the hustle and bustle of life, then soak your feet in warm water and add a few drops of essential oils and Dead Sea salt. ⁣
  4. For herbal teas: Not all essential oils are edible but some like peppermint oil is. Peppermint oil relives aches, pain, stress, cold and flu symptoms so add a drop or 2 to hot or warm water and sip. By inhaling the aroma while drinking, you benefit both ways as it opens one’s nasal passage.⁣
  5. For face steaming: Remove dead cells by steaming your face over hot water by adding a few drops of lavender oil, orange oil or any essential oil of your choice and steaming for 15-20 minutes.
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Allergy and cold relief the natural way

The rains are upon us so sneezing, stuffy nose, catarrh & cough are expected. To nip cold and flu symptoms in the bud before they become worse and unbearable, use any of our trio decongestants and air purifiers to prevent the symptoms from spreading.

  1. Anti-viral disinfectant spray contains eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil and a host of anti-viral essential oils to combat cold and its symptoms. It also purifies the air. To use, spray around the room to purify and disinfect the air, spray into pillows and beddings to decongest your nose for a sound slip or spray into handkerchief to inhale on the go.
  2. Eucalyptus and peppermint oil also serve the same purpose and can be applied on handkerchiefs to inhale or to drop into hot water and use for inhalation as you steam. Allergies are expected during this cold, rainy season so protect yourself and your loved ones. To order, please send us a DM.
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Benefits of Rosehip essential oil

Rosehip essential oil

Rosehip essential oil rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, lycopene and beta carotene, is known by many for its anti-acne and anti-aging properties. Beyond that, this hydrating oil gives the skin moisture combined with its collagen boosting power to help your cells to regenerate as such fantastic for fighting wrinkles. Rosehip essential oil also reliefs back pain and arthritis because it is anti-inflammatory. It’s used in the treatment of ulcer, diabetes, constipation, urinary track infection, amongst others. PLS DO NOT INGEST THIS OIL. Rosehip oil is available in ingestible capsules while the oil can be added to carrier oils, organic butters and lotions to be applied topically.

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Experience peace and tranquility

Are you stressed out? Fatigued? Are you mentally exhausted and burnt out? Then now is the time for self-care

I know the spas are not open yet due to the lockdown caused by the Coronavirus outbreak but don’t let it deter you. With chamomile essential oil and lavender essential oil, you can de-stress and experience calm and tranquility.

Here are a few things you can do to de-stress:

FOOT SOAK WITH FOOT MASSAGE:

Try soaking your feet in warm water for twenty minutes. Add a few drops of lavender and chamomile essential oils to the warm water with a few sea salt and let your feet soak. After twenty minutes, add a few drops of lavender and chamomile essential oils to a carrier oil like say coconut oil and massage your feet starting with your toes and moving upwards to your knees. This will help improve circulation and relax your nerves.

HOT WATER STEAMING

TO relieve stress, add a few drops of chamomile and lavender essential oils to hot water, move your face closer to the steam and cover your head with a towel. Inhale the steam for ten to fifteen minutes. You can also add rose essential oil as well. You will find your head calm down and the head ache float away. Your nerves will be relaxed and your body calmer.

USE OILS AS DIFFUSER WHILE MEDITATING

Meditating is a great way to calm the mind so find a quite spot and add lavender and chamomile essential oils to an oil burner or to your diffuser and keep company with yourself while you inhale the fragrant scents.

USE OILS FOR DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

Massage is one of the easiest ways to relief stress so combine chamomile and lavender essential oils with a carrier oil or organic butter like Shea butter and massage your body with it. You will feel relaxed and refreshed at the same time.

To buy any of these essential oil, please visit our Store

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The role of water in our skincare products

Water is an essential part of our products and as a solvent, it is very important to us when we formulate organic skincare products because of its many benefits to our skin health.

Water is a hydrating solvent that is rich in minerals. Naturally, water hydrates the skin and helps the skin to retain its moisture and by doing this, it helps to keep the skin renewed as such water is integral to keeping the skin supple and youthful.

Water helps the skin to get rid of toxins which is why it is particularly good in giving brighter, clearer skin that is free of acne.

Water soothes the skin same way it is good in soothing itching and reducing puffiness.

Having said that, it is important that we use hydrating skincare products to help retain the moisture in our skin that gives the skin its suppleness and soft texture. Besides using hydrating skincare products, it is important that we consume a great amount of water ourselves to benefit from the richness that water provides.

Do take care of your skin by drinking lots of water and eating healthy.

Cheers!

Ene

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Benefits of lemon essential oil

Lemon essential oil is an aromatic oil used in aromatherapy. With its invigorating and exciting scent, lemon oil is known to possess anti-viral properties as well as relieve stress as such is used in relieving anxiety. It also enhances one’s mood and has a calming effect on the body. To benefit, use lemon essential oil as a diffuser or vaporizer. You can also add a few drops on a handkerchief and inhale. To use lemon oil for deep tissue massage, add a few drops to butters or oils and massage to the skin. You feel your stress melt away. Lemon oil is also known to treat acne and dark spots and while it is not advised to apply directly to the skin, you can add it to carrier oils before applying to the skin. Pls DO NOT INJEST lemon essential oil and do remember not to use it during the day if your skin will be exposed to the sun as it can cause conditions like sunburn due to the fact that lemon oil makes the skin sensitive to ultraviolet light. When used in skincare products for day use, lemon essential oil is accompanied by sunscreen.

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Uses of Eucalyptus oil

Eucalyptus oil does the following:

It serves to relief cough and nasal congestion. To benefit, add a few drops to moderate hot water and steam with your head under a towel. You can also spray it on handkerchiefs to inhale rather than buying an inhaler.

It helps as an allergy support so I usually mix it with peppermint oil and some water to spray my beddings and my rooms as it also purifies the air.

It also functions as insect repellent and you can make a spray with water to sprinkle on your body when you are outdoor.

Other functions include its ability to heal wounds, cold sores, joint pain and to freshen the breathe. To benefit, you can add eucalyptus oil to carrier oils or butters and use to massage into the skin.

To apply eucalyptus oil on the skin, add it to carrier oils rather than applying directly. AND DO NOT DRINK eucalyptus oil rather you can make a mouth wash of 1 drop of oil mixed with water and gargle to freshen your breath, treat gum disease, tooth decay and cold sores.

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Different ways to use peppermint essential oil

Peppermint essential oil can be used in so many ways.

1, As an inhaler to free up nasal passage or blockage: add a drop of oil to a tea cup of hot water and inhale the steam. This will will clear blocked nose and also relieve headaches.

Inhaling the steam helps relief headaches and blocked nasal passages

2. As a tea to relieve cold symptoms. In a tea cup of warm to moderate hot water, add a teaspoon of honey and a drop of peppermint oil and drink. This tea clears the throat as well.

3. As a massage therapy. Got tired, aching bones? Then add two to three drops into Shea butter or oils and massage into the skin. It’s great for deep tissue massage.

4. As an anti-dandruff and hair growth therapy: apply a few drops to Shea butter or oils and massage unto hair.

To purchase Ene Naturals Peppermint essential oil, please visit the Store

If you have used peppermint oil before, please tell us how it worked for you. Thanks!

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How to make Nappy Rash Gel

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Nappy rash is very common in babies and little kids. It is usually caused by dampness or moisture on a child’s skin caused by wet diapers which when in contact with the skin, can cause irritation which is the nappy rash. This is why it is recommended that diapers are changed regularly and not left to be too dense before being changed.

From experience, allergy can also cause rash. For example, both my sons were sensitive to perfumed products like perfumed wipes, diapers or even perfumed powders or soaps and lotions. This is why I switched to natural products for my kids. Using fragrance – free products will limit nappy rash and common rash in babies and kids.

Rash can also be caused by drug reactions so do read drug interactions and side effects before giving such drugs to your kids especially antibiotic. Since rash can be harmless but irritant, you might have to wait till the dosage is exhausted before considering treatment.

While many topical products are out there in beauty stores, I have always relied on fresh aloe Vera gels and even vitamin C tablet to treat rash. This time around, I made a rash gel without the aloe Vera plant for people who do not have access to the plants.

The recipe for this DIY nappy rash cream is:

The aloe Vera gel on its own is perfect but since I am using the packaged one, I added glycerin because it helps to sooth the skin and with the aloe Vera gel, it becomes a double dose of coolant as well as moisturizes the skin and help to soften the skin. Natural aloe Vera has vitamin C and in its absence, I added vitamin C tablet which helps to clear the skin as well. Lavender oil is soothing and calming as well and helps to make the skin condition less irritable. It also has a soft, pleasant fragrance which makes this gel even more appealing.

To make the nappy rash gel is a rather simple process.

And viola, this is what you get:

Give this a try and tell me what you think.

Cheers,

Ene