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Aromatherapy Massage Oils

Essential oils intended for aromatherapy massage need to be diluted in a natural base oil such as olive, almond or sunflower seed – preferably labeled ‘unrefined’ or ‘cold pressed.’

If a vegetable oil is not labeled as such, it is certain to be a highly refined product extracted by high pressure, intense heat and possibly petroleum derived solvents. Moreover, the oil will also have been bleached, deodorized and artificially colored. The devitalized end product may then receive a dose of synthetic vitamins to replace those, which were destroyed during the refining process. To add insult to injury, it is quite legal to describe such a product as ‘pure.’

 

While a refined base oil will not harm the skin (unless you have an allergy to the plant from which it derives), unrefined oils are far superior.

Indeed, they are health treatments in themselves. The oils contain naturally occurring nutrients such as vitamins D and E, essential fatty acids and trace minerals such as calcium and magnesium, all of which are highly beneficial to the skin whether taken internally or used topically. For many years aromatherapists have promoted refined oils such as grapeseed and soya (unavailable in an unrefined state) because they have almost no odor of their own and therefore do not interfere with the aromas of essential oils. The fruity-peppery aroma of extra virgin olive oil blends especially well with citrus essences; and while unrefined almond oil is an excellent base for all essential oils, its dulcet aroma marries exceptionally well with rose and chamomile.

 

Aromatherapists are somewhat divided over the issue of refined base oils – some believe they are ideal for aromatherapy treatments, some would argue otherwise. Most choose to compromise by mixing a refined oil such as grapeseed with a smaller percentage of an unrefined oil such as avocado, olive or jojoba. However, there is a consensus of opinion regarding mineral oil: it should never be used as a base for essential oils.Mineral oil (often available as ‘baby oil’) is derived from petroleum. Not only does it lack the health-giving properties of unrefined vegetable oil, according to some health experts mineral oil applied to the skin (or taken by mouth) makes fat-soluble nutrients leach from the body.

For the whole body massage. The nurturing touch of a massage is considerably enhanced by the aroma of essential oils. A selection of blends appropriate to everyday circumstances is given below. These few suggestions are to be used as a guide. If you are already familiar with some of the essential oils and have a favorite blend, there is no reason why you should not use it.Choose up to four oils to make the combination appropriate to your needs. Mix them with a carrier oil as described in the section on choosing and blending oils.

 

A Blend to Aid Relaxation. Relaxation is of particular importance following a stressful day at work. A massage with any of the following oils is a most effective way to encourage relaxation. Choose three or four oils from this list: bergamot, German chamomile, clary sage, lavender, rosewood, or sandalwood. To add an uplifting note select one of the other citrus oils, which will produce a blend that is relaxing and uplifting at the same time

 

Blend to Dispel Gloom. When everything seems gray, an enlivening massage with some of the invigorating oils could help turn the day around from one of sadness and despair to a more energetic one. Try a blend of three or four of the following oils: black pepper, cypress, eucalyptus, fennel, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lemon, nutmeg, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree.

A blend for stiff muscles. Everyone can suffer from minor muscular aches and pains from time to time. They may be brought on by unusual physical exercise – from gardening or dancing to sporting activities – or simply by remaining in an uncomfortable position too long. At such times the warming oils that bring blood back into the aching muscles are the most helpful. Choose your oils from the following list: benzoin, black pepper, clary sage, eucalyptus, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, nutmeg, orange, peppermint, or rosemary.

 

A Remedy for Over-indulgence. If you have over-indulged in alcoholic drinks, try to drink several glasses of water before sleeping, to help alleviate the dehydration caused by an excess of alcohol. Drink plenty of water and orange juice at breakfast to help detoxification and, if possible, eat some wholemeal toast with a yeast spread. A gentle massage, using three or four of the following oils, may help restore normal good health after eating or drinking too much: black pepper, fennel, geranium, ginger, juniper, orange, or peppermint. Blend for raising the Spirits. For the days when the ordinary activities of life seem too difficult, there are some oils that can help raise the spirits: benzoin, bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, mandarin, nutmeg, orange, rose, rosewood, or ylang-ylang. A blend of three or four from this list, and the comforting quality of a massage can give you back a zest for life.

 

A Blend of Warmth and Comfort. After struggling with bitter winds and the cold of winter, the idea of undressing for a massage may seem foolish. However, there are some warming and comforting essential oils that can be very nourishing when you are feeling emotional, as well as physically, cold. Blend benzoin, ginger, orange, and rosewood, together and allow them to envelop your body in their special aroma.

An Aphrodisiac blend In a long-term relationship the intimate physical bond between partners may weaken or cease to exist. A long illness, overwork, or emotional crises can also contribute to a lack of sexual interest. At such times the non-sexual but loving touch of massage can play a major role in rediscovering the sexual intimacy that has been missing. Essential oils that may help are black pepper, cedarwood, clary sage, fennel, frankincense, ginger, jasmine, rose, and sandalwood. Note that this is an area where it is of particular importance to take in each’s personal preferences for fragrance.

 

Seasonal blends. To create the mood of the festive season, make use of the scents that are the very essence of Christmas: frankincense, ginger, and mandarin. You could also try experimenting with benzoin, neroli, and orange. Easter, occurring at the time of renewal and refreshment, is an excellent opportunity to try a blend of geranium, palmarosa, and rosewood.

 

A Nuptial Blend. There is only one choice of the blend for a pre-wedding massage: jasmine and rose, respectively the king and queen of fragrances, and neroli, to calm the nerves. This luxurious blend will bring the essence of peace to the beginning of married life.

 

A Blend to Instill Peacefulness. Frankincense, sandalwood, neroli, and ylang-ylang blend to create a delicious perfume of peace. This mix can help recreate feelings of tranquillity and reduce feelings of fragmentation. It can be valuable in contributing to reconnect someone to their strong inner core. Give or receive a massage with this mixture and help yourself regain peace in your life.

How Do You Maintain Facial Hair Using a Beard Trimmer?

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More and more men are growing beards, but you do not want to have a beard with a wild appearance.  Having a properly groomed beard ensures that you get the right attention and that you do not run into itching and other problems.  One of the ways to keep your beard neat is to have a beard trimmer.  The problem is that there are a number of models on the market and you need to know what to look for to ensure you get the right one. Head on to Recapelli.com for il miglior regolabarba.

The Length Of Your Beard

The length of your beard and the length you want to keep your beard at are essential when choosing a trimmer.  Are you going to have a long beard, a short beard or simply looking to have stubble?  All trimmers have length settings and you need to check if the one you want to buy matches the length you want for your beard.  There is no point in having a beard trimmer that does not match the length that you want because it will be useless and a waste of money.

The Purpose Of The Trimmer

Some men buy beard trimmers to only use with their beard.  However, there are others who are looking for a more multi-function trimmer or shaver.  You need to consider if you are looking for a pure beard trimmer or if you want a multi-function shaver.  To determine this you need to think about whether or not you want a trimmer that can also shave your head or the rest of your body.

Multi-function beard trimmers can be very handy and will help you save space.  Of course, you do need to consider that multi-function trimmers are going to be larger and will need to come with a range of attachments.

The Features Of The Trimmer

There are some very basic beard trimmers on the market and there are some which offer a range of features.  When looking at the different models, you should carefully consider if you need all of the features available.  While it might seem like a good idea to have an ear hair detailer, are you ever going to use this feature?  If the answer is yes then you should get the model with one, but if the answer is no then it is a useless feature that you will pay extra for.

Corded Or Cordless?

The choice between corded and cordless can be difficult because you might not see the benefit of one versus the other.  With a corded trimmer, you will never have to worry about running out of power partway through.  Of course, there is the issue of needing a power outlet which is something that your bathroom might not have.

A cordless trimmer does offer a bit more freedom with where you can use it.  However, you will need to remember to charge the trimmer or change the batteries to ensure that you do not run out of battery power.

How To Choose Your Ear Hair Trimmer

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If you are among the unlucky ones who have hair growing in their ears, you may want to buy a good trimming machine to get rid of it before it becomes annoying. This is mostly a problem of mid-aged and elderly men. Anyway, the idea is that you should find a reliable and effective trimmer, so that you can look your best and be more confident in yourself. Have a look at Sandra Downie for a selection of the neatest trimmers on the market.

When choosing the ear hair trimmer you should start by deciding upon the amount of money you are willing to spend. You can find a device that costs less than $10, but you can also spend $50 or even close to $100. More expensive equipment provides additional functions, so you shouldn’t probably buy it if you don’t need them. for instance, you may also have hair growing out of your nose, In this case, you may enjoy an expensive trimmer with multiple heads. When you need to use it for your ear hair you attach the head which is designed for this type of job, and you change it whenever you want to use your machine to get rid of the unwanted hair in other parts of your body.top men's ear hair trimmer

The size is another criterion to consider before making your purchase. If you travel a lot, you may want a compact and lightweight machine, so that it doesn’t take a lot of room in your luggage. Moreover, you’ll need a battery powered device, as you may not find a suitable power supply wherever you are. When a machine runs on batteries, you only need to make sure you have a set of spare ones. When you need to plug it to the power supply, you may encounter various problems. Not all countries use the same standard for their power plugs. Besides, some parts of the world are on 220V while others use 110V. If you make the mistake to use your 110V devices with a 220V power network, you’re going to destroy them.

The shape of the head is also important. There are two main shapes, so you have to figure out which one would work best for you. If possible, you should ask your friends to tell you what they use. If they don’t need such a device, you should search for online reviews and ratings of various brands and models of trimmers. There are lots of third party reviews websites you can rely on for your research. Read through these reviews carefully, as they provide you information major retailers or manufacturers don’t. By learning how regular people like you have appreciated a certain device, you can figure out if that would make a good purchase for you as well. This is why these reviews are so powerful and why you should never purchase anything before reading some.

Last but not least, you should make sure the shop you intend to buy it from has a good returns policy. Don’t forget to take a look at the shipping terms as well, in order to avoid unpleasant surprises. If you pick the right device, you’re going to be happy and your ears are going to be neat and hairless.

How To Cut Your Own

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How to fade your hair, with clippers. In this video I will show you how to cut your own hair with clippers. Are you ready?