Category Archives: Aromatherapy

Natural Remedy to Stay Hydrated and Happy When its Cold Out

I don’t know about you but this winter has already been cold and long for me. I just can’t seem to stay hydrated. Just the thought of drinking some (room temp) water makes me feel cold! I know many people have been complaining of headaches lately and I’m sure lack of hydration plays a part in this. My lips are in constant need of chapstick too.

This is a quick and easy way to stay hydrated and uplift your spirits.

Drinking too much coffee and tea can have a dehydrating effect on your system. Here’s what I’ve been doing.

I’ve been drinking mug fulls of warm to hot water with a drop of citrus fresh.

The warm water feels good inside and out and the citrus fresh has an uplifting scent if this weather has you feeling down. Citrus fresh contains lemon, orange, tangerine, grapefruit, manderin, and spearmint. This blend tastes good and help you crave extra hydration especially if you find it harder to get water in during the winter months.

This is what the Essential Oils Desk Reference also has to say about citrus fresh.

“Stimulates the right brain to amplify creativity and well-being as well as eradicate anxiety and works well as an air purifier. University researchers in Japan found that diffusing a citrus fragrence in an office environment improve mental accuracy and concentration by 54%.”

Citrus oils are high in limonene that help to prevent damage to DNA and can also help with swelling and dampness in the body if you are retaining water.

You could also simply put fresh slices of oranges or lemons into your water. What I love about using essential oils instead is that they are super portable so you can bring them with you wherever you go, concentrated and they don’t go bad like fruit does. You can order oils here.   If you need help ordering oils just let me know!

Natural Medicine Cabinet Essential: RC

Keeping with our theme this week of allergies and lung health today’s Natural Medicine Cabinet Essential is the essential oil blend RC.


RC contains  Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, myrtle, pine, spruce, marjoram, eucalyptus radiata, eucalyptus citriodora, lavender, cypress, tsuga, and peppermint.

When I think of RC I think of congestion. Back in the days when I was doing straight massage therapy I always dropped a RC on the face cradle while clients were face down so they wouldn’t get plugged up. When I would have them turn over I would massage some RC around the sinuses (either side of nose, around cheek bones and across forehead) and let them know the oil would help open their sinuses and 9 times out of 10 they would tell me it already had! If a cold comes through our house I will even put a drop of RC on my pillow case so I’m breathing it in all night.

According to the Essential Oils Desk Reference RC offers relief from colds, bronchitis, sore throats, sinusitis, coughs and respiratory congestion. It can also decongest sinus passages, combats lung infections and relieves allergy symptoms.

How to use:

Diffuse/humidify, inhale directly from bottle, apply on chest, neck, throat, or over sinus area. Use as a hot compress. Put 4-8 drops on cotton balls and place in vents at home or in your car.

Especially for sinus and lung congestion:

Add RC, Raven, dorado azul or eucalyptus blue to a bowl of hot, steaming water. Place a towel over your head and inhale the steam. Combine with Raven  (alternating morning and night) with Thieves to enhance effects.

***RC is recommended to dilute 1 part essential oil to 1 part vegetable oil (coconut, olive etc) if skin sensitivity use vegetable oil to dilute NOT water

What else can you do with RC? 

Studies have shown that RC can also help with bone spurs! There are several people that have come to NAP that can attest to RC helping their bone spurs. Massage it right into the area!

Need to order some RC? You can buy here or send me a message and I will help you set up your account.

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What is Vita Flex Acupuncture

Vita Flex Acupuncture is a new treatment offered at NAP. Consider it a flu shot alternative!

Acupuncture has been shown to have higher concentrations of white blood cells at the acu-point sites. Stimulating these points with an acupuncture needle or pressure gives a natural boost to your immune system.

Vita Flex means “vitality through the senses” and is a specialized foot massage. In this treatment 9 Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils are massaged into the spinal vita flex points of the feet to gently detox the system on a cellular level. These 9 oils (basil, thyme, oregano, cypress, marjoram, wintergreen, peppermint, aroma seiz, and valor) support both the respiratory and immune systems. These oils have antibacterial and antiviral properties.

After the oils are massaged into your feet, enjoy an immune boosting acupuncture treatment and continue to inhale the benefits of the oils applied. This treatment will continue to work in your body for up to 7 days.

Now until September 30th bring in a friend or family member that is new to NAP and get 2 vita flex acupuncture treatments for the price of one! *offer good for new patients only