Dr. Josh Axe: Top 10 Essential Oil Mistakes

I hope you listened to Doctor Axe’s Video!

I love using essential oils, BUT I am very aware of their medicinal quality. This is why I believe this particular video is very important to see!

By the way, my personal favorite essential oils are frankincense, lemon, rosemary, and peppermint.

You CAN be allergic to an essential oil. My daughter is allergic to the Thieves blend. It is a great immunity boosting blend, but unfortunately my daughter broke out with hives after using it, so we avoid it.

Be INFORMED so YOU can fully BENEFIT!

Essential Oils for Your Health, Naomi McCollough

To check out Dr. Josh Axes’s video directly, go to: Dangers of Essential Oils: Top 10 Essential Oil Mistakes to Avoid | Dr. Josh Axe

Want Your Hair to Grow Faster?

The following came from MedicalNewsToday.com

What does rice water do for your hair?

Women in China, Japan, and Southeast Asia have used rice water as a hair treatment for centuries. But does rice water have any scientifically proven beauty benefits?

Rice water is the starchy water left over after rice is cooked or left to soak. It is thought to make the hair smooth and shiny, as well as help it grow faster.

This article looks at the beauty benefits of rice water hair treatments and whether scientific research backs up the purported results.

Using rice water for hair

Rice grains contain 75–80 percent starch.

Rice water is the starchy water that remains after soaking or cooking rice.

Rice water is thought to contain many of the vitamins and minerals contained in rice. These include:

History

According to researchers, women in the Heian period (794 to 1185 CE) in Japan had floor-length hair they kept healthy by bathing it in rice water.

A modern-day equivalent of this story can be found in China. The Yao women, who live in a village called Huangluo in China, are famed for having hair that averages 6 feet long.

In addition to its incredible length, the Yao women’s hair is said to keep its color for longer, as they do not begin to get gray hair until they reach their 80s.

The Yao women credit the length and color of their hair to the fact they bathe it in rice water.

In recent years, beauty advice websites and product developers have caught on to this tradition. Now, the rice water trend is spreading.

Benefits

Advocates of using rice water for hair believe it:

  • detangles the hair
  • makes hair smoother
  • increases shine
  • makes hair stronger
  • helps hair grow long

What the research says

As the popularity of using rice water for hair increases, there is growing anecdotal evidence about its benefits. But are the claims scientifically proven?

At first glance, a 2010 paper suggests they may be. The authors note that rice water may reduce surface friction and increase hair elasticity. However, the study relies on historical examples to draw unsupported conclusions.

Elsewhere, a research facility in Japan has developed an imaging technique that visualizes the strengthening effect of inositol on hair. Inositol is contained in rice water.

It is important to note that this research is published directly by a facility that may have commercial interests.

To date, the benefits of rice water for hair remain unproven. More research is needed to support anecdotal evidence about the benefits of rice water for hair.

How to make rice water

There are several different ways to make rice water, including

Soaking

Soaking is the quickest way to make rice water.

To use this method:

  • take ½ cup of uncooked rice
  • rinse thoroughly
  • place rice in a bowl with 2–3 cups of water
  • leave to soak for 30 minutes
  • strain the rice water into a clean bowl

Fermented vs. plain rice water

Some rice water advocates claim fermented rice water has more benefits than plain rice water.

According to a 2012 study, fermented substances have a higher amount of antioxidants. Antioxidants may combat hair and skin cell damage, which is why they are typical ingredients in beauty products.

To ferment rice water, follow steps 1–4 of the soaking method. Before straining, leave the rice water to stand at room temperature for up to 2 days, allowing it to ferment. Strain the rice water into a clean bowl before use.

Boiling

Another way to make rice water is by boiling the rice.

Cover ½ cup of rice with double the water typically used for cooking. Cook the rice in boiling water and strain the rice water into a clean bowl before use.

I add 4 drops of Rosemary essential oil to my rice water. I LOVE this formula! Naomi McCollough

Rosemary Essential Oil

How to use rice water

Rice water can replace a commercial conditioner. To do this, a person should:

  • wash hair with shampoo
  • rinse thoroughly with water from the tap
  • pour rice water onto their hair
  • massage the rice water into the hair and scalp
  • leave on for up to 20 minutes
  • rinse hair thoroughly using warm water from the tap

Skin benefits

In addition to its potential beauty benefits for the hair, rice water may also benefit the skin.

2002 study found that the starch in rice water helped damaged skin heal for people with dermatitis.

Takeaway

Rinsing hair in rice water is a traditional beauty treatment popular in many regions in Asia.

Having gained attention online, this alternative beauty remedy is now popular across the world.

Many people find rice water to be a beneficial hair treatment. Historical examples and anecdotal evidence suggest rice water may improve the strength, texture, and growth of hair.

Most scientific evidence about the treatment is inconclusive, so more research is needed to prove the benefits of using rice water.

While its benefits for hair remain unproven, using a rice water hair rinse is safe to try at home and may also be used on the skin. It has been found to promote skin health in people with dermatitis.

Medically reviewed by Natalie Olsen, R.D.,

Essential Oils for Your Health, Naomi McCollough

To check out website of this article go to: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321353.php

Rosemary Essential Oil Hair Growth Recipe

1) 6 teaspoons (2 tablespoons) of 100% Aloe Vera Gel

2) 18 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil

3) Mix together well and place in glass container.

4) Apply to thinning areas twice daily with fingertip. Massage it in scalp.

See results in 6 months. Keep using regularly. You can massage it throughout your whole scalp if you wish a fuller look throughout your whole head of hair.

According to a 2015 study, 2% Rosemary Oil with Aloe Vera Gel was just as effective or better than using 2% Minoxidil (Rogaine for Women).

Naomi McCollough,
Independent Distributor

Rosemary Oil – One of the MOST Powerful Herbs & Essential Oils on the Planet

I have become VERY impressed with Rosemary Oil! I use it every day, and I LOVE it!

THIS IS WHY!

The following comes from Dr. Josh Axe. Dr. Axe is a chiropractor, doctor of natural medicine, clinical nutritionist and author. He has a passion to help people get well using food as medicine.

Continue reading Rosemary Oil – One of the MOST Powerful Herbs & Essential Oils on the Planet

The History of Essential Oils

From the beginning of recorded history, essential oils have been prized for their beauty enhancing, medicinal, spiritual, aromatic and therapeutic value. This article will describe the history of essential oils in various parts of the world.

Continue reading The History of Essential Oils

10 Facts You Need to Know about Essential Oils

#1 Plastic or Glass/Stainless Steel

Essential oils are best stored in dark glass containers. Stainless steel water bottles can be used as well. Why? Essential oils can eat away at the plastic or degrade it.

#2 Diffuser instructions

If using a cold-water diffuser, check your water well size. Most 4 hour diffusers have a 100-200 mL water fill-line capacity. You only need to use 4-6 drops per 100 mL of water, or 2-3 drops per hour of run time.

#3 Balance and Support

Essential oils help to balance and support our bodies. If you are not making the right choices in your diet, exercise, or habits, essential oils will not be able to do their job to their fullest.

#4 Caffeine addiction

If you have a caffeine addiction with coffee, you can detox from it with an essential oil regimen that will only take about 2 weeks. Ask me, and I will let you know about the regimen!

#5 Menthol

Do not use essential oils rich in menthol such as Peppermint on the throat or neck area of children under 30 months old.

#6 Eyes

Keep essential oils away from your eyes. If the oils get into your eyes, sooth with a drop of vegetable oil, NOT water.

#7 Epileptics

Epileptics and those with high blood pressure should consult their health care professional before using some essential oils.

#8 Pregnancy

Pregnant or nursing women should consult their health professional before using essential oils.

#9 Blood thinners/ Circulation

While essential oils will not interact with blood thinners, some will have a similar effect as blood thinners, so be aware of those oils. With Young Living, the oils that may cause increased circulation would be the internal use of Peppermint, Wintergreen, and Oregano. There are some oils pointed out to avoid because of their coumarins. Others are singled out due to their excitable nature. The simple fact is that oils with coumarin or oils that can increase your energy are not a major problem when used as directed. Remember though that each person responds differently, so be your own best advocate and pay attention to your body.

#10 Blood pressure

Essential oils do not lower or raise blood pressure in any major way. Essential oils can help to dilate arteries, but usually in such small amounts that you won’t notice it on your doctor’s charts. Again, remember each person responds differently, so be your own best advocate and pay attention to your body.

Research for Frankincense and Cancer

Robert Tisserand is one of the “Fathers” of aromatherapy here in the United States.

“So many people believe that frankincense oil is a proven treatment for cancer, that I receive messages every day asking me how it should be used for all kinds of malignancies. The fact is, there is no clinical research. There is not one single study published in a peer-reviewed journal, in which frankincense essential oil was successfully used to treat any kind of cancer.” 

Robert Tisserand, “Frankincense Oil and Cancer in Perspective”

FOUNDER AT TISSERAND INSTITUTE

Robert Tisserand is a speaker, educator and consultant on the science and benefits of essential oils and their safe and effective application. In 1977 he wrote the first English language book on aromatherapy. In addition to teaching online courses, in recent years he has inspired live audiences in Europe, Asia, North America and South America. He was privileged to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the AIA in Denver in 2007. In 2014 he co-authored the second edition of Essential Oil Safety, which has helped set industry safety standards.

I would like to redirect you to Robert Tisserand’s website now, so that you can read the full article. Click the link below:

Naomi McCollough,
Independent Distributor