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Neck Pain Relief and Aromatherapy

neck pain relief

Aromatherapy is highly effective remedy for easing neck pain and reducing stress levels. Appropriate essential oils can bring instant relief in the neck.

Neck pain can flare up without warning and without any obvious cause. It can come from a number of disorders and diseases and can involve any of the tissues in the neck. Neck pain can flare up without warning and without any obvious cause. It can come from a number of disorders and diseases and can involve any of the tissues in the neck.

Causes of back pain:

Degenerative disc disease.neck pain
Neck strain and neck injury.
A pinched nerve or whiplash.
Common infections such as virus infection of the throat, leading to lymph node (gland) swelling.
Rare infections such as tuberculosis of the neck, infection of the spine bones in the neck and meningitis.
Fibromyalgia and polymyalgia rheumatica (an inflammatory disorder that causes muscle pain and stiffness).
Poor posture and muscle tone. Poor posture and muscle tone.
Uncomfortable positioning of the neck while sleeping.

As long as your neck pain is not connected to anything more serious, time, warmth, gentle massage and the application of therapeutic essential oils can be of great benefit.


Aromatherapy Treatment for Neck Pain.

Massage with Essential Oils – Massage can be a valuable way of re-educating tense neck painmuscles, relieving pain, swelling, reducing inflammation and stress levels. Whether it’s chronic or lasts only a short time, neck pain can be relieved by massage.
Receiving massage on a regular basis helps keep all your joints limber, which reduces your chances of pulling a muscle.
It also improves your posture and flexibility, increases range of motion, encourages relaxation and relieves stress. Massage of all the neck, face, jaw, head muscles can promote full healing and restoration of neck function.

Compresses – Cold/Hot. Cold compresses may be used to relieve tiredness due to overwork or stress, and to alleviate acute pain accompanied by swelling and redness. Hot compresses are often used to reduce pain of a chronic nature.

Bath – A soothing warm bath with essential oils is also just the thing to relax tight, tense muscles in the body.

Essential oils for Neck Pain.

Essential oils: Black pepper, Cajeput, Cinnamon bark, Clove bud, German chamomile, Roman chamomile, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Juniper berry, Lemon, Sweet marjoram, Nutmeg, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Thyme. Others : Vetiver, Sweet orange, Frankincense, Sandalwood.
Carrier oils : Arnica infused oil, St John’s Wort, Black Seed.

Aromatherapy Oil Blend for Neck Pain

Since neck pain is a common ailment, a simple essential oil blend like this is an effective, low-cost treatment that most people can use to bring quick relief. The oils penetrate into muscular tissue increasing blood flow to the area, and encouraging the contracted muscles to expand and relax. Since neck pain is a common ailment, a simple essential oil blend like this is an effective, low-cost treatment that most people can use to bring quick relief. The oils penetrate into muscular tissue increasing blood flow to the area, and encouraging the contracted muscles to expand and relax.

Neck Pain Blend
2% concentrationneck pain
Cooling properties

3 drops Sandalwood
3 drops Peppermint
6 drop German chamomile
in 30ml of carrier oil in 30ml of carrier oil


Neck Pain Blend
3% concentration
Warming properties
(if you are using Black pepper – can cause skin sensitivity – in the mixture don’t use more then 2-3 drops per 30mls of base oil)

3 drops Gingerneck pain 3 drops Ginger
3 drops Black pepper 3 drops Black pepper
6 drops Pine 6 drops Pine
6 drop Frankincense 6 drop Frankincense
in 30ml of carrier oil in 30ml of carrier oil

Neck Pain Preventative Action

Simple stretching exercises can be a productive way to prevent the tension in the neck and shoulder that lead to pain.

• Shoulder rolls • Shoulder rolls
Roll your shoulders forward (clockwise) and backwards (anticlockwise) in slow circular movements.

• Shoulder shrug • Shoulder shrug
Lift shoulders upwards towards the head hold for a few seconds and let go to release tension. Slowly tilt your head to the right shoulder, hold for a couple of seconds and then returned to upright position. Then repeat the exercise tilting toward the left shoulder.

• Head circles
Looking straight ahead slowly form a circle with your head in a clockwise direction for three or four complete circles. Then repeat in an anti-clockwise direction.

• Head Tilt • Head Tilt
Slowly tilt your right ear towards the right shoulder, hold for a couple of seconds and then return your head to the upright position. Then repeat the exercise on the left side.

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Carrier Oils – Excellent Natural Remedy For Dry Skin

The Best Carrier Oils To Use On Dry Skin.

♥ Evening primrose Regenerate tissue and condition the skin. Evening Primrose Seed Oil is a rich calendula lotion barsource of gamma linoleic acid, an Omega 6 fatty acid that is needed for our cardiovascular, immune, nervous, and reproductive systems, and to maintain healthy cells and body functions.

♥  Calendula Calendula oil is naturally rich in anti-oxidants and contains soothing and protective qualities.Calendula oil is renowned for its calming and nurishing properties on the skin.

 Jojoba Rich Golden and Cold Pressed, the finest Jojoba mimics the natural sebum in the skin.The oil makes for excellent skincare products which moisturise, nourish and protect. Suitable for all skin types. Research indicated jojoba oil is beneficial in the treatment of dry scalp and and psoriasis or eczema.

♥ Rosehip oil Contains Vitamin A that helps to delay the effects of skin aging, assists with cell dry skin and essential oilsregeneration, and promotes collagen and elastin levels to increase. Rosehip seed oil also contains a high amount of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E. In particular Organic Rosehip oil is rich in linoleic and linolenic acids, which are important skin nutrients.

♥ Argan oil Argans’ anti-aging properties, due to high levels of Vitamin E and saponins (which soften the skin) are well documented. It helps to reduce wrinkles by restoring the skin’s water lipid layer and it also cools and soothes inflammation. Its ant-oxidant properties contribute to the neutralization of free radicals, particularly useful in the polluted Western hemisphere. It helps cool skin that has been exposed to wind and the sun and also protects it in cold weather.

♥ Baobab oil The “Tree of Life” is exactly that for your skin. The oil is uniquely profiled with dry skin and essential oilsAntioxidant,s Vitamin A, D, E & F as well as Omega 3, 6 & 9 Fatty acids. Baobab oil is highly penetrating, making it perfect for intensive skin use, instantly softening dry skin.

♥ Macademia oil The high emollients and the high quantity of omega 7 make it perfect in skincare where it is very compatible with the skin and hair.

♥ Sesame oil Suitable for all skin types. Easily spreads across the skin, forming a light barrier which locks in moisture without giving a greasy feeling to the skin. Rich in vitamin A, E, D and B complex, linoleic acid, proteins which makes it effective enough to reduce scars and other rashes on the skin. It has an antioxidant known as sesamol that prevents the appearances of wrinkles and small pores in skin.

♥ Sea Buckthorn oil The richest oil on earth in natural minerals and vitamins it is best skin remedy, reviving, renewing, replenishing, protecting & anti-aging oil.

♥  Almond oil It is rich in Vitamin E, monounsaturated fatty acids, proteins, potassium and zinc, besides a number of other minerals and vitamins, which explains why it is so good for our heart, skin and hair.

♥ Apricot Kernel oil Highly nutritious, a good source of trace minerals and rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids that promote hair growth. Excellent emollient, easily absorbed. It reduces dry scalp problems.


For best results apply essential oils and carrier oils to your skin 2-3 times a day to soothe and regenerate dry skin.


Please visit my Etsy Shop to find out the best skincare line to suit your dry skin needs:
Wild Rose Healing Balm 
Sweet Lips Balm 
Dry Skin Balm
Floral Oil
Wild Rose Bath Salts
Wild Rose Face Serum

General advice

Drink water daily. It will hydrate the skin from the inside.

Use cold or lukewarm water to wash your face. Hot water dries the skin further.

Perform regular massage using essential oils. This will stimulate the secretion of sebum in the skin and improve blood circulation. Regular massage improve the whole health of the dry skin. Oppression should be gentle, to prevent skin irritation.

Eat foods abundant in healthy fats (saturated, omega-3) and trace nutrients (B vitamins, Vitamin A, K2).

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Holism in Aromatherapy, Ecology, Medicine and Life


Holism is derived from the Greek word  ὅλος holos “all, whole, entire”. It is the idea that physical, biological, chemical, social, economic, mental, linguistic, etc. systems and their properties should be viewed as wholes, not just as a collection of parts.

„The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)

„The part can never be well unless the whole is well… For this… is the great error of our day in the treatment of the human body, that physicians separate the soul from the body.”

Plato (428/427 BC – 348/347 BC)

„Everything is connected. You can understand a whole only by looking at its parts. You can understand a part only by looking at its whole. Celebrate diversity and connection.”

– Foundation for holistic spirituality.

Holism and Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy works on a holistic level by addressing the Body, Mind and Soul. It does not focus exclusively on symptoms, but it aims at treating the whole person. A holistic approach to healing recognises that the emotional, mental, spiritual and physical elements of each person comprise a whole system. Aromatherapy aims to treat the whole person, concentrating on the causes of the illness as well as the symptoms. Aromatherapist tries to help his client to find the roots of the disease and encourages self-responsibility for the healing process and development of wellbeing.

Holism in Nature

„Lie on the fields of grass and be as green and freshholism
and fall asleep like a cat so calmly with his invariable blink of the eye”

Words I have written down on a summer day seems to echo, as my teacher said to me, Schweitzer Biography Writer Brabazon’s definition of his Schweitzer’s Reverence for Life:

“Reverence for Life says that the only thing we are really sure of is that we live and want to go on living. This is something that we share with everything else that lives, from elephants to blades of grass—and, of course, every human being. So we are brothers and sisters to all living things, and owe to all of them the same care and respect, that we wish for ourselves. 

Holism in Education

Teachers and parents who raise children and prepare them for living in the ‘grown up’ world need to take a holistic approach in their teaching by abandoning the fragmentary knowledge of the individual phenomena. This is to prove that the boundary between man and nature is out of focus, to see a clear picture that they are one. To understand the phenomena occurring in the world, an open-minded study of the universe as a whole is required rather than study of its individual components because those separated from the whole, may be incorrectly interpreted. Teachers and parents goal should become a comprehensive development of human personality so that children are ready to face creative and independent living in ever so changing society. By considering genetic, environmental and child’s own activities, a growing human being can live in harmony with others and itself.

Holism in Medicine

When reflecting upon professions such as doctors, they all need to become partners with their patients. Any doctor wishing to help an ill person should consider their integration at all levels, namely the body, mind and spirit. Holistic approach sees body as energy combined with other forms of life through which they can see the underlying problem that sometimes exists in a human mind.

It has been scientifically proved by Candace Pert from the National Institute of Mental Health in United States that in some cases there is an association between the emotional state of a man and his mind, the root cause of various diseases.. It is important to look at a human with a ‘holistic eye’, care and compassion to create conditions when a person feels comfortable, accepted, understood to to be able to actively investigate himself and start personal healing process.

However, I remember words of Albert Schweitzer that „every patient carries her or his own doctor inside.” I agree that as a human I am the only one who’s responsible for my state of mind, body and soul. I am sometimes lost and I seek for help from others which is a natural reaction. Yet, it is only when I let my inner voice speak to me, I can then live a life full of harmony. It is necessary that I take care of my mind, not letting it to overfill with negative thoughts. Just as a gardener who takes care of his garden so that beautiful flowers can grow and give happiness.

Erich Fromm had once said that „Happiness is a man’s greatest achievement. It is the response of his total personality to a productive orientation toward himself and the world outside.”

I believe that happiness is not a coincidence or a gift of fate. It is something that comes from my direct awareness in all its dimensions: intellectual, bodily and emotional. It is the process of learning about myself and how to control my own behaviour and feelings and how to achieve the ability to take responsibility for my life. The search for direct awareness is in here and now. So as to maintain a balance in my life I cultivate my body, I listen to my mind and ‘look’ into my soul to fulfil its needs.

I think all areas in life should not be treated separately and people consciously need to investigate their body, and allow for a dialogue between mind and soul. And that is what following a holistic philosophy of life means to me. Try to see yourself as one, and you will find your inner peace and harmony.

Holistic Values Statement

This Statement was composed in 2008 after consulting over 200 other Values Statements including the UN Declaration on Human Rights, The Earth Charter and the UK Inter Faith Code of Conduct. The values named here are high ideals and are always work in progress.

These values are presented in no particular order of priority.


I welcome diversity of belief, faith, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, intellect, ability and age – and value the unique contribution of every individual.

I recognise the sacred interdependence of all life and behave so as to protect the health and
sustainability of our natural environment now and for future generations.

I recognize spirituality to be a normal and healthy part of daily life, as people experience the wonder of nature and all creation;
and I celebrate the many paths that explore this wonder and its meaning.

At home, at work and in my community, I am committed to respectful, loving and positive relationships.

I maintain a life style and gain my income in ways that benefit and do no harm.

I actively engage to build community, alleviate injustice and relieve suffering; and deplore any situation that limits the rights, development and fulfilment of any being.

I am actively committed to managing my own health and development;
and I value life as an ongoing process of learning.

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