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11/10/19 10:10 A

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I have friends who know how to extract oils, but it is difficult, so I just buy mine. We now have a health practitioner in our small town that uses them in massage therapy. Since it's expensive, I haven't had it done yet, but I did a "mini" session on my husband when he had cancer (via an online video). It was remarkably relaxing (and bonding) for both of us.

I use two oils (one's a brand name, and a blend) to help me sleep at night. Research your brands to make sure they're therapeutic grade and undiluted. To be honest, I love all of them and their scents. I once stopped a coughing fit with lemon and lavender oils. Totally sold on their value.

Lastly, my son brought back from overseas a set of oils designed to match major well known perfumes. Because they were made of essential oils, they lasted well over 10 years without smelling rancid. I really meted them out carefully, because he'd tried to buy them again and they were no longer available.

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For about 25 years now I've not been able to tolerate any kind of perfume, but I dab on essential oils and they smell like heaven and I get no bad headaches or side effects from them at all. I'm considering using pure lavender on a daily basis since nothing else seems to be able to handle my anxiety. Have to get that in check for a myriad of reasons, but mostly to calm my eating.

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Found this interesting: www.recipeswithessentialoils
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Been using essential oil in carriers that a friend prepared for me. They feel like a huge boost to my wellness. Just bought a kit with 18 organic essential oils and am slowly experiencing their benefits.

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6/4/19 10:09 P

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Knowing me think I will steep it in the sun & thank you so much for explaining

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Jasmine! Yum! Usually just under boiling brings out the best (quickest). If it boils supposedly the healthy properties are gone. Colder can work, but it takes longer to steep out. Sunshine is warm enough. In the days before technology, people used to use sealed jars of water and the herb (or item) set out in the sunshine.

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I am quite technologically challenged but will try steeping my jasmine flowers in water. Does it have to be hot?

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@NASFKAB If you do not have them available locally, you can psuedo make your own the same way you make herbal tea--that oily substance at the top of the cup while you are steeping the herb is the essential oil. You can learn about them online. There are LOTs of YouTube videos about them and Pintrest is covered with pins (some helpful/useful info, some not helpful, some down right dangerous).

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Thank you so much.

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NASFKAB, learning is easy. Go to a local book store and ask where the books are on essential oils. Usually, the store will have a shelf or two to choose from.


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I wish I knew to get more information about them. I live in Bangladesh.

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Hi...I'm Terry...I've been trying to de toxify my life for the past several years....it is a process....a couple of months ago, I started into the world of essential oils....wow!!!
I know, some people look at me oddly, but, what do you think people used before marketed medications and cleaners?? yup...natural items....this has opened a whole new world for me...I feel healthier and emotionally calmer....
I hope there are a few of you out there that share my passion....I'd love to get to know you

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