A parasite is an organism that lives on or in a host organism and gets its food from or at the expense of its host. There are three main classes of parasites that can cause disease in humans: protozoa, helminths, and ectoparasites.
There are several parasites in the environment and when they get into a person's body, his/her health can be affected.
Parasite infections are quite common -- especially in children who are more likely to come into contact with dirt and surfaces hosting the organisms. The severity of a parasitic infection varies based on many factors including the type of parasite and the individual's age, immune system health, and how long the infection persists prior to diagnosis. Parasite infections can cause a range of symptoms, many of which are not exclusive to this ailment.
Parasites worms can invade your bodies through contaminated food and water intake, through a transmitting agent (like a mosquito), sexual conduct or through the nose and skin and some live on the skin and the hair. Once established, they will eat the same foods you eat or they will eat you.
Essential Oils for Hair
1. Rosemary essential oil
If you want to improve both hair thickness and hair growth, rosemary oil is a great choice thanks to its ability to improve cellular generation.
According to one studyTrusted Source, rosemary oil performed as well as minoxidil, a common hair growth treatment, but with less scalp itching as a side effect.
Mix several drops of Rosemary Oil with olive or coconut oil, and apply it to your scalp.
Leave it in for at least 10 minutes before washing it out with shampoo. Do this twice per week for best results.
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2. Cedarwood essential oil
Cedarwood essential oil is thought to promote hair growth and reduce hair loss by balancing the oil-producing glands in the scalp. It also has antifungal and antibacterial properties, which can treat different conditions that may contribute to dandruff or hair loss.
Included in a mixture with lavender and rosemary, cedarwood extract was also found to reduce hair lossTrusted Source in those with alopecia areata.
Mix a few drops of Cedarwood essential oil with 2 tablespoons of a carrier oil of your choice. Massage it into your scalp, and leave it on for 10 minutes before washing it out.
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3. Thyme essential oil
Thyme can help promote hair growth by both stimulating the scalp and actively preventing hair loss. Like cedarwood oil, thyme oil was also found to be helpful in treating alopecia areataTrusted Source.
Thyme is particularly strong, even among essential oils.
Put only 2 small drops in 2 tablespoons of a carrier oil before applying it to your scalp. Leave it on for about 10 minutes, then wash it out.
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4. Lavender essential oil
Lavender oil can speed up hair growth. Knowing that lavender oil has properties that can generate the growth of cells and reduce stress, researchers on one animal study found that this oil was able to generate faster hair growth in mice.
It also has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, which can improve scalp health.
Mix several drops of lavender oil into 3 tablespoons of carrier oil, like olive oil or melted coconut oil, and apply it directly to your scalp. Leave it in for at least 10 minutes before washing it out and shampooing as you normally would. You can do this several times per week.
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5. Clary sage essential oil
Clary sage oil contains the same linalyl acetate that helps make lavender oil so effective in increasing hair growth. It can improve hair strength, in addition to increasing hair growth, making hair more difficult to break.
Mix 3 drops of clary sage oil with your favorite conditioner, or with 1 tablespoon of carrier oil. If using it daily, rinse out after 2 minutes. If using it once or twice per week, leave it on for 10 minutes.
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6. Ylang-ylang essential oil
While those with oily hair and skin would want to skip this one, ylang-ylang oil is ideal for those with dry scalps, as it can stimulate sebum production.
As lack of enough oil and sebum causes hair to become dry and brittle, ylang-ylang can improve hair texture and reduce hair breakage.
Mix 5 drops of essential ylang-ylang oil with 2 tablespoons of warm oil. Massage it into your scalp, and wrap your head with a warm towel. Leave it in for 30 minutes before washing it out.
Ylang-ylang can also be found in preparations such as shampoo or cream.
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A BEDTIME ROUTINE WITH ESSENTIAL OILS
Getting a good night’s sleep is crucial to maintaining physical and emotional health. There are several essential oils that can be used before bed to help you fall asleep faster, sleep peacefully through the night, and wake up more rested.
Establishing a healthy bedtime routine is the first step in achieving your sleep goals. There are several essential oils that can help in this arena, so if you find that one doesn’t work well, try another! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, “but lavender doesn’t do anything for me!” Ok, then try one of the many other essential oils that can help.
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For thousands of years, people have touted the healing abilities of essential oils for everything from minor aches to major depression. Although research on the efficacy of these oils is often limited, there’s evidence to suggest that certain oils do have medicinal properties.
If you’re trying to lose extra pounds, you may want to consider adding essential oils to your weight loss plan. Essential oils may be able to provide you with a number of complementary benefits.
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TriEase - Seasonal Blend
As seasons change, environmental threats are at their highest, especially for people with certain sensitivities. That’s where TriEase Softgels can help. According to research, adding this simple but powerful supplement to your routine can have great benefits for your body.
The Joys and Struggles of Time Outside.
Spending time outside is crucial to our physical and mental health. Summer is a time we typically associate with fun activities like camping or picnics in the park. However, many people find it difficult to enjoy their time outdoors. TriEase to the Rescue... read more
Lately I have lost count of how many clients have contacted me for suggested oils and help for adrenal issues.
Since its conception in the late 1990s, supporters of adrenal fatigue have claimed that the disorder exists and affects multiple people.
The term first came about after a chiropractor came up with the diagnosis and published the information.
This article looks at the term "adrenal fatigue" and debunks myths about the condition, as well as examining the role of the adrenal glands and some medical issues that impact them. Read more...
Lemon Essential Oil
This week we will be spotlighting dōTERRA Lemon. Lemon is known for its purifying properties. Often used in cleaning products and air purifiers, Lemon has distinct cleansing and deodorizing characteristics that make it a popular choice for cleaning surfaces and purifying the air.
“Have family coming over for the holiday dinner? The cleansing and preserving qualities of Lemon make it the perfect oil for maintaining your furniture. By adding a few drops of Lemon essential oil to olive oil, you can create your own non-toxic furniture polish at home. When applied to furniture, Lemon essential oil leaves a clean shine, prevents fine wood finishes from drying out, and can replace lost moisture in antique woods as it penetrates worn finishes. When trying this polish on your own homemade furniture, always apply the polish in an inconspicuous spot before applying it to the entire piece. Take a look at our Wood Polish DIY to learn how to make your own.”
For more benefits, read about dōTERRA Lemon here.
The benefits of Oregano
Spice up your dinner with dōTERRA Oregano!
Known as a common ingredient in Italian cuisine, Oregano oil is spicy and herbaceous, making it the perfect addition to your next meal. Besides being a popular ingredient, Oregano essential oil also acts as a powerful natural cleansing agent, an immune-boosting agent, and supports healthy digestion.
When taken internally, Oregano essential oil can help maintain a healthy immune function and support healthy digestion. It’s the perfect natural boost you need to combat any *seasonal threats! Take advantage of the natural cleansing benefits by adding 10 drops of Oregano essential oil to a spray bottle of water and use it to wipe any counter tops. The chemical makeup works as a great cleansing and purifying agent.
Don’t forget to read about the cautions of using this hot oil, here
Do you love to try new foods?
dōTERRA Ginger is a main ingredient in many Asian dishes for its hot, fragrant flavour. It may be more familiar to you as it’s used more commonly in sweets such as gingerbread and ginger snaps. When used as a kitchen spice, Ginger adds flavour to a variety of dishes and can also help support healthy digestion.*
Apply ginger over your lower abdomen for a soothing massage to help reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion.*
For a great, healthy snack, try dōTERRA Ginger Pear Green Smoothie below:
3Ways of using EO
Are you looking for new ways to incorporate essential oil use in your life?
This week we are highlighting the three main ways to use essential oils. Because of the purity of dōTERRA Essential oils, you can use them aromatically, topically, or internally. When using essential oils, pay attention to the labeling on the product because some oils have usage restrictions.
For more in-depth instruction on essential oil usage, check out this page!
Enjoy an essential oil aromatically by diffusing it through an essential oil diffuser, applying a drop to your hands and inhaling, or wearing it as a personal fragrance. You can benefit from topical use by using essential oils to give a back massage, applying it to a targeted area and rubbing it in, or by adding a drop or two to lotions or moisturizers. The last way to use essential oils is by ingesting them or taking them internally. Add a drop to a glass of water, under your tongue or in a veggie capsule and the oil will move throughout your body.
Read about our Essential oil Safety Guidelines here.