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HVP August 2017

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Page 12 of 39 n Hudson Valley Parent 13 Use essential oils If you are looking for a natural and effective way to look and feel better, try essential oils in your daily routine and around your home. Avalon, reiki teacher and tarot reader at Awareness Shop in New Paltz, says, "It is important to use the best quality oils you can find if you are using them for more than just their fragrance. Therapeutic grade oils can be used for many types of healing benefits." Therapeutic grade oils will be pure and distilled from good crops "A trick I use to tell if something is a true oil is to drop it on a piece of paper," she says. "True essential oil will dry on the paper." Essential oils can be used to heal many kinds of ailments. "Rub lavender oil on the bottom of your toes to help with seasonal allergies and peppermint oil on the tummy for an upset stomach. I never leave home without lavender oil," says Avalon. "I use it for headaches and its soothing aroma brings peace and calmness to me and those around me." Avalon also reminds users that oil and water don't mix. She says, "If you get peppermint oil or cinnamon oil in your eye, remember you can't wash it out with water. You have to use a carrier oil like grapeseed oil or jojoba oil to dilute the other oils." Bathing with essential oils is a wonderful way to use them, but the same rules apply. She says, "To get the oils to soak into the bath water instead of just sitting on top, mix them with some honey or milk." home & hearth Arlington Dental Associates & IRA STIER, DDS est 1988 • Botox & Fillers • Veneers & Crowns • Sleep Apnea • Dental Implants • Weight Loss 2 Locaions Poughkeepsie & Fishkill 845-454-7023 • Call now to schedule an appointment! $ 50 OFF Any Service

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