7 Organic Essential Oils to Calm the Mind plus 1 to Calm the Body

7 Organic Essential Oils to Calm the Mind plus 1 to Calm the Body

This article is about organic essential oils to calm yourself emotionally. And as emotions at times turn into physical sensations like nausea I also mention one to solve that.

When I was the caretaker of my mother I often rubbed her hands with lavender oil. Probably the touching did just as much as the oil. Nevertheless, we both enjoyed this habit and it calmed her considerably.

It would have been better to rub her neck and shoulders with the lavender oil but she didn’t like that. Our compromise worked fine because the scent got into her nose anyway. Essential oils work so well because they act directly on the olfactory system in the brain when inhaled.

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What is the Influence of the Chinese Meridian Clock on our Body?

What is the Influence of the Chinese Meridian Clock on our Body?

In the article about the Circadian rhythm, I have described an energetic clock that influences our functioning and sleep. Another energetic clock is the Chinese meridian clock. These are two different ways of looking at the same process: the parts of our body influence each other and play a role in our fitness.

The meridians, that the Chinese have distinguished for thousands of years, are a system, not actual lines running through the body.

Chinese healers use the meridians to identify weak spots in the body and to determine their acupuncture points. Sometimes the meridians are linked to organs like the heart, sometimes a meridian is linked to a concept like the Triple burner.

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Walking for Health Benefits that will Reward You Immediately

Walking for Health Benefits that will Reward You Immediately

I have never been the sportive type. My husband Tom and I did an occasional walk during the week and for me that was enough. Until I sprained my ankle. The physiotherapist hammered into me that walking for health reasons is not a luxury, but a necessity. I really should take it more seriously.

He was right of course. There are so many benefits from something as simple as walking that I considered myself not too smart postponing it for such a long time. Nowadays I am addicted. 🙂

The benefits listed here are not only achieved through walking, but through any kind of exercise.

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What is the Difference between Circadian Rhythm and Biological Clock?

What is the Difference between Circadian Rhythm and Biological Clock?

A cow is an animal, but not all animals are cows. Likewise, a biological clock regulates the circadian rhythm, yet not all biological clocks are circadian.

In a nutshell that answers the question “What is the difference between circadian rhythm and biological clock?” There is more to it, which I will explain in this article.

Your circadian rhythm and your biological clock influence how you feel, your general condition, weight, and sleep. And since no one is exactly the same, it is important to know what your circadian rhythm is, how your biological clock and external factors affect it.

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10 Remarkable Health Benefits of Laughing and a Sense of Humor

10 Remarkable Health Benefits of Laughing and a Sense of Humor

The first time I heard about the health benefits of laughing was at a health seminar. The story went like this:

A man heard from his doctor that further treatment of his cancer was of no use and that his life prospects were about 3 months. He had a lot of money and no heirs, so he decided to spend his last days as pleasant as possible. 

He took up residence in a penthouse of a hotel with full board and access to the Humor Channel and watched funny movies and stand up comedians all day long.

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What are the Uses of Tea Tree Essential Oil and its Magnificent Benefits

What are the Uses of Tea Tree Essential Oil and its Magnificent Benefits

If you rather have a home remedy instead of over-the-counter or prescription antifungal medication, you might want to try the natural antifungal tea tree oil instead. This article will explain what are the uses of tea tree essential oil and how it can benefit you.

Tea tree oil is an essential oil derived from the leaves of the Melaleuca tree by steam distillation. The tree grows in Australia and tea tree leaves have been used by the Aboriginals for centuries.  

It is hailed for its antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, and antiviral properties, as well as tissue regenerative, making it a favorite among naturopaths and alternative health professionals. Tea tree oil’s immune-building properties have 12 times the antiseptic power of phenol.

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Collect Rainwater Safely and Effectively and Save on your Water Bill

Collect Rainwater Safely and Effectively and Save on your Water Bill

It is amazing how little a dry country like Spain does to manage rainwater. As a result, if it rains a lot, the streets are flooded and the water has nowhere to go. You would think it is not that hard to collect rainwater safely and effectively.

This is very different in the Northern European countries where it rains a lot, such as the Netherlands and Belgium. The municipalities not only attach great importance to water management, but they have various subsidy schemes for private individuals to make provisions.

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17 Natural Remedies for Scrapes, Bruises, and Minor Wounds

17 Natural Remedies for Scrapes, Bruises, and Minor Wounds

When we’ve worked in the garden or accidentally scraped along a rough wall, there are often some small wounds on our hands and arms.

You shouldn’t be too scared of this. Regular scratching ensures that your immune system remains activated. However, you must ensure that the wound is clean to prevent infection.

And if it itches or hurts, there are many natural remedies for scrapes and bruises that can relieve the inconvenience and even stop bleeding. You can buy a homeopathic remedy such as Calendula ointment or use something from nature.

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