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Doctor insights on: How To Wash With Essential Oils

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Is it safe to apply lavender essential oil soap to your gentials?

Why would you ?: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work.nor safe. Some could do serious harm. Check https://nccih.nih.gov/ for research ...Read more

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As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more


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How can you acquire Frankincense essential oil?

How can you acquire Frankincense essential oil?

Many places to buy: One can find essential oils at any health food store and they're also widely available online. There are many reputable companies that produce essential oils. Here is one guide to them: http://wellnessappliances.com/best-essential-oil-brands/ PureSacra is a company that specializes in Frankincense oil and sells products online. See http://draxe.com/what-is-frankincense/ for info on frankincense. ...Read more

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How well does tea tree oil work to control excess sweat for those with hyperhidrosis?

How well does tea tree oil work to control excess sweat for those with hyperhidrosis?

Unknown: Although recommended on some internet sites the only known uses of tree tea oil are as and antibacterial and antifungal agent on the skin and as a substitute for tea leaves. Well. If you can drink it as a tea, it's probably safe. Hyperhidrosis is due to an imbalance of the autonomic nervous system. Get checked for thyroid & adrenal disease. If negative, try biofeedback or meditation. ...Read more

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Will giving coconut oil to a child with asthma have any affect on him? Is it healthy to replace cooking oils with coconut oils?

Will giving coconut oil to a child with asthma have any affect on him? Is it healthy to replace cooking oils with coconut oils?

Coconut oil: Coconut oil is one if the few oils that doesn't degrade to less healthy by-products under high temperatures. It also is felt to have some anti fungal and antibacterial properties. As long as a person is not allergic to coconut, it would be unlikely to trigger asthma symptoms. ...Read more

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How can washing your hands with soap and water reduce bacterial infections?

How can  washing your hands with soap and water reduce bacterial infections?

Washing your hands : Some soaps can kill some bacteria and the washing and friction, with the bubbling of the soaps, can rinse some of the bacteria off of your hands. ...Read more

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Anyone take fish oils to help with mood?

Anyone take fish oils to help with mood?

Some limited support: While not an fda approved use or strongly supported by repeated, high-quality controlled studies, some small studies suggest that moderate to high doses of omega-three fatty acids (epa and dha) taken daily can improve mood symptoms, to include depression and bipolar depression. See your doctor before starting regimens of large amounts of fish oil, if you are thinking of doing so. ...Read more

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Is it safe to apply lavender essential oil to the skin?

Is it safe to apply lavender essential oil to the skin?

Probably but...: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work.nor safe. Some could do serious harm. Check https://nccih.nih.gov/ for research ...Read more

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Can I use essential oils to help with pain and sleep?

Can I use essential oils to help with pain and sleep?

Yes: But they are unlikely to help especially if you have an organic cause of pain. Aromatherapy helps with relaxation which helps with minor pains and sleep problems. Chronic pain will affect sleep. Talk to a pain specialist. ...Read more

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Can you wash your face with fish oil?

Can you wash your face with fish oil?

fish oil: Not sure why you'd wash your face with fish oil unless you wish to attract a mermaid or merman. ...Read more

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Tea tree oil mixed with my cleanser helps me with my papules. Can I mix it with an oil combination (Vit E and Jojoba oil) to make it more effective ?

Tea tree oil mixed with my cleanser helps me with my papules. Can I mix it with an oil combination (Vit E and Jojoba oil) to make it more effective ?

The joke is on you: Not one of these things has any effect on acne. In fact they are all a WASTE OF MONEY. By "papules" you may be referring to acne. There are effective treatments for acne. They really work. The main problem is that they must not be used during pregnancy or nursing. A dermatologist can help you. Meanwhile you can try 2 1/2% or 5% benzoyl peroxide gel, which might help after 2 or 3 months. ...Read more

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How do I use rosemary essential oil and sage essential oil, for memory improvement?

How do I use rosemary essential oil and sage essential oil, for memory improvement?

Maybe not the oils: Using sage essential oil for this purpose may not have much evidence, but using sage extract (salvia officinalis) may have some benefit. http://tinyurl.com/q76w6s7 there are very possibly some cognitive effects with rosemary oil: http://tinyurl.Com/pggj5m9 you could place a drop or 2 on some cotton and inhale gently; also there are air diffusers for this purpose. ...Read more

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What store can I go to in order to buy essential oils like rosemary oil and lavender?

What store can I go to in order to buy essential oils like rosemary oil and lavender?

Health Food: In areas where I have lived - it has been carried in the health sections of health food stores. You should also be able to purchase it on-line. ...Read more

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Is canola oil healthy to cook with?

No: Canola is gmo, and also higher in polyunsaturated fat. It is not good for cooking with at all. More info on: http://drfairchild.Blogspot.Com/2012/12/cooking-oils.Html. ...Read more

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Can you use non-hydrogenated coconut oil for brain energy and help with alzheimer's?

Can you use non-hydrogenated coconut oil for brain energy and help with alzheimer's?

Possibly: Some people feel that coconut oil helped them greatly. However, there are few research studied and one indicates that it may be useful only for people who do not have apolipoproten e4 gen. ...Read more

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