Essential Oils for Yeast Infection

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 8/28/2012 to Oils
essential oilCandida albicans, commonly referred to as yeast, is the cause of both thrush and vaginal yeast infections. Thrush is an infection of yeast located in the mouth and throat. In infants, it can also infect the breast-feeding mothers breasts. Thrush causes pain, burning, and itching and appears as a layer of gooey white on the tongue and throat, with redness and irritation underneath.

Aromatherapy for Anxiety

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 8/22/2012 to Aromatherapy
anxietyAnxiety is a state of constant stress. It is a condition of hyper-arousal of the midbrain, the area that is responsible for survival and is the location of the fight-or-flight response. This part of the brain responds to the thoughts the individual has that make the person feel alarmed, threatened, or worried. It is a fear-based condition and is largely the result of negative thinking.

Aromatherapy for Sadness

Posted by Gravitate Master on 8/16/2012 to Aromatherapy

Sadness is a common plight of the human condition. When something goes wrong, it inevitably triggers emotion. The loss of a job, the death of a loved one, when a dream is lost, or a hope is crumbled, sadness is something we all have to go through. 


Whether it is simple sadness over a smaller trouble, or the heart wrenching grief we experience with a death or divorce, some people like to soothe their sadness to some degree with the use of aromatherapy. The brain has a direct link from the olfactory receptors in the nose to a center of the brain responsible for survival and strong emotions. Therefore, using scent for therapy can be helpful in turning negativity around. Consider using aromatherapy to help cope in hard times and the sadness may pass sooner and with fewer ill effects that suffering through it unaided. 


Aromatherapy vs. Over the Counter Treatments

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 8/14/2012 to Aromatherapy
aromatherapyWe've all taken Tylenol for headaches and Advil for sore muscles, but we've also heard about how hard these medications can be on the liver, kidneys, and stomach lining. And what about flu and cough remedies? Are all of these chemicals good for the body? Many people choose not to use them due to the potential side effects and suffer through the symptoms instead.