Category Archives: Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea Tree- Melaleuca alternifolia
Country of Origin- Australia, South Africa
The aroma is spicy, strong, fresh and sharp. It is antiseptic, anti-infectious, antiviral, antifungal and good for tiredness.
Contraindications: Do not use in pregnancy.

Ointments for Cuts when Gardening

Hello Everyone,
I am out the door to Sri Lanka to see this beautiful island of spices however I first wanted to share this Ointment for Cuts when Gardening because this is the time of year we are clearing out the summer garden and putting in the garden for winter. Each year I make a patch of salve which you can get the recipe for on page 23 and 24 of my book, Common Scents, A Practical Guide to Aromatherapy or you can purchase a ready made ointment like Golden Salve by Natures Sunshine.
Heres the recipe:
1 T. Homemade Salve or ready made (Golden Salve)
1 T. Aloe Vera Gel
3 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
6 drops Frankincense Essential Oil

In a bowl,mix the Salve and Aloe Vera Gel until they are blended well together. Add the essential oils and mix thoroughly. You will have a very cool, refreshing salve to the touch. Wash cuts thoroughly and place Ointment on cuts. Repeat as needed.
Contraindications: Do not use in pregnancy.

Here is the video

Don’t forget your Essentials, Use your Common Scents.

Can’t wait to share with you about Sri Lanka.

Au Revoir,

Lorrie

Summer Stings: Lavender, Peppermint , Tea Tree with Clay

Hello Everyone,
Right now, I am visiting family in sunny California and as we all know no matter where you live this is the time of year that we can be stung by mosquitoes, horse flies, yellow jackets, no see -ums, hornets and bees. I find essential oils and clay combined make an excellent remedy for this kind of challenge. When we are stung : #1 it hurts, #2 it can become inflamed and swollen. #3 it can itch and when scratched it can become infected.#4 allergic reaction; if you are allergic please seek medical advice immediately.

The essential oils of Lavender, Tea Tree and Peppermint are the ones that I, personally use when I have bitten by an insect. Lavender is known for its soothing and calming properties which is very beneficial after being bitten. The known antiseptic properties of Tea Tree help with any bacteria that could be picked up by the insect or from scratching the bite. I use Peppermint because of its natural analgesic properties due to its menthol content. The traditionally known benefits of Bentonite Clay is that it draws out impurities while taking down inflammation and swelling.

check out my video on Youtube for the recipe to help with Summer Stings.

Don’t Forget your Essentials, Use your Common Scents,

All The Best,
Lorrie

Lavender, Lavender All day has been Lavender

Hello Everyone,

Today, has been such a hot, sunny yet calm day with the Lavender ( Lavandula officinalis) is being harvested. My friend, Joel who has been helping to take care of the plants on Domaine de Castillou, in the South of France where I live. Domaine de Castillou is an organic farm where lavender, rosemary, sage and 3 different kinds of thyme are grown.

The harvest started this morning : in the large fields the lavender was cut by machine however the smaller fields in the hills were cut by hand by my dear friend Joel. He showed me how to cut the lavender by hand. My daughter Zoe filmed us in the lavender field which you will see on this blog. Most people who are close to me understand that Lavender is a very special plant and essential oil to me. It is the essential oil that introduced to me how effective essential oils can be on the nervous system. Here is my Love Story about Lavender essential oil. My son, Burt had

Lavender on Domaine de Castillou

Zoe, my daughter, Joel harvester and I cutting Lavender on Domaine de Castillou

stuttered since the age of four. He often repeated words like, You see, you see, you see.” From the ages of four to six , I took him to a speech pathologist for this stuttering problem. The pathologist said, the school system would probably lose him between the cracks, because he most likely wouldn’t qualify for help.

This is exactly what happened I made unsuccessful attempts to get him into a program. During fourth grade we changed schools and he was finally accepted into a speech therapy program but refused to go because he was embarrassed. When Burt was nine years old, we started putting five to ten drops of Lavender in his bath each night after reading that Lavender was calming. After one month we all realized Burt was no longer strutting. This is what convinced us to start experimenting with essential oils. Burt will be 34 years old in July and still uses Lavender in his bath. He no longer stutters. He has realized this is his signature plant.  A signature plant is one that helps the person come back in balance. Lavender plant person when imbalanced hits their heads a lot and doesn’t watch for themselves. This has happened to my son Burt many times. You see Burt is cowboy, horse chiropractor and horse shoer. He has been bucked off, fallen on and been in my different kinds of situations with horses. Burt has hit his head a few times you could say and lavender has always revived him. I love Burt and Lavender. They are meant for each other.

Au Revoir, Don’t forget your Essentials, Use your Common Scents,

Lorrie