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Red Emma
29-07-2006, 05:37
I'm beginning to wonder if incense would solve my problem thanks to Heckta, Catlin and others from the 'making your own incense' thread.

I sometimes get such extreme tension headaches that I, well, upchuck. For a long time the burning of lavender candles just sent the tension on its way. Then the candle makers -- all of them as far as I can discover -- began leaving lavender out of their blends. I guess the candles could be called lavender because that's what color they were. So I'm back to massive doses of Tylenol, aspirin, etc. Which I really, really don't want to do.

Now I have two questions: 1) Is there, out there somewhere, a maker of REAL lavender candles? 2) Is there a maker of incenses who has lavender in her inventory?

All suggestions are gratefully accepted.

Wonderwoman
29-07-2006, 05:40
I'm beginning to wonder if incense would solve my problem thanks to Heckta, Catlin and others from the 'making your own incense' thread.

I sometimes get such extreme tension headaches that I, well, upchuck. For a long time the burning of lavender candles just sent the tension on its way. Then the candle makers -- all of them as far as I can discover -- began leaving lavender out of their blends. I guess the candles could be called lavender because that's what color they were. So I'm back to massive doses of Tylenol, aspirin, etc. Which I really, really don't want to do.

Now I have two questions: 1) Is there, out there somewhere, a maker of REAL lavender candles? 2) Is there a maker of incenses who has lavender in her inventory?

All suggestions are gratefully accepted.
RedEmma, have you ever tried buying pure patchouli oil? I purchased a small bottle (about $20) and it has worked wonders for me. Just a whif, dab (sp?) and i am calmed.(make sure its a very little dab as it is very potent) patchouli incense might do the trick as well :) :)

Sophie
29-07-2006, 05:51
You can also dab lavender oil directly on the skin - it's safe. And a few drops on the pillow works wonders.

Patchouli I love too - never tried it for headache, but it's calming and energising at the same time, so it makes sense.

Milfoil
29-07-2006, 06:01
Or you could buy one of those candle kits, some lavender oil and make your own.

BodhiSeed
29-07-2006, 08:40
Or you could try an aromatherapy oil burner that you put water and a few drops of essential oil in (a tealight heats the water and oil):
http://www.innergifts.com/pages/essential-oils/aromatherapy-lamp-zen.htm

They work really well and are nice for folks who are bothered by the smoke of incense.

Many blessings (from a fellow migraine sufferer),
Bodhran

Edited to add: I believe the website above sells a "Serenity" candle that has lavender oil in it.

Heckta
29-07-2006, 09:01
I'm beginning to wonder if incense would solve my problem thanks to Heckta, Catlin and others from the 'making your own incense' thread.

I sometimes get such extreme tension headaches that I, well, upchuck. For a long time the burning of lavender candles just sent the tension on its way. Then the candle makers -- all of them as far as I can discover -- began leaving lavender out of their blends. I guess the candles could be called lavender because that's what color they were. So I'm back to massive doses of Tylenol, aspirin, etc. Which I really, really don't want to do.

Now I have two questions: 1) Is there, out there somewhere, a maker of REAL lavender candles? 2) Is there a maker of incenses who has lavender in her inventory?

All suggestions are gratefully accepted.


Your welcome Red Emma, hope it helps.

In addition I suggest for headaches Eucalyptus oil, you'll find it at any herbal store. One place I know sells oils to wear and oils to burn is call Aphrodisia. Here is the website http://www.aphrodisiaherbshoppe.com/catalog.html

Generally when I have headaches I use products the have Eucalyptus oil and my headaches leave fast. One product I use is from Origins called Sensory Therapy "Peace of Mind" you place a little on the temples and the back of your neck; headaches, tension are relieved. The ingredients are a combination of Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Rose, Rosemary extract and sweet almond oil. Mostly all natural.

Here another thing that might help Chamomile tea great for headaches, insomnia, nervousness; it's a calming tea. I generally make it from dried chamomile and place it in a tea strainer- which makes a stronger brew. Add a little honey and enjoy. Wishing you well.

sharpchick
29-07-2006, 22:41
Another thought - make your own lavendar soap (recipe below from Scott Cunningham).

Take a bar of plain old castile soap (chopped into 1/4 inch pieces) to which you add 3/4 cup of almost boiling water till the soap softens and dissolves and then add your own lavendar oil, as much or as little as you personally prefer. Let the soap start to come together again and then divide into three or four parts to make loose soap balls, and hang in cheesecloth till dry and ready to use.

Sounds labor intensive I know, but it is wonderful and the soap is infused with your energy.

Or make yourself a lavendar sachet with the dried flowers and a few drops of essential oil and put it on your pillow.

Wonderwoman
31-07-2006, 06:54
Interesting..I'm in love with the smell of Patchouli. I think i'll try this out!


Another thought - make your own lavendar soap (recipe below from Scott Cunningham).

Take a bar of plain old castile soap (chopped into 1/4 inch pieces) to which you add 3/4 cup of almost boiling water till the soap softens and dissolves and then add your own lavendar oil, as much or as little as you personally prefer. Let the soap start to come together again and then divide into three or four parts to make loose soap balls, and hang in cheesecloth till dry and ready to use.

Sounds labor intensive I know, but it is wonderful and the soap is infused with your energy.

Or make yourself a lavendar sachet with the dried flowers and a few drops of essential oil and put it on your pillow.

memries
31-07-2006, 07:07
Buy the Lavender oil from France that is pure. Some of the essence oils have 400 chemicals in them. You have to watch out to check the contents.
It only needs a drop of the real stuff and I know it is expensive but not really. You can put pure water, a couple of drops and lavender and spray your room anytime. I use it now all the time.
My friend is into that and when you check out some of the make ups and perfumes, etc. they are full of chemicals.
I cannot tolerate going into a shop full of scented candles at all and so many do have that ! They are getting a bit better here for that. Talk about smokers, the smells would make anyone sick and I don't know how the girls work there at all.

wizzle
01-08-2006, 15:07
Not quite incense or candles, but Trader Joe's has lavendar packets that are meant to be thrown in the dryer. They work great that way but also work well just tucked into drawers. I keep a packet with my tarot cards. And the packets are not expensive.

Kyrielle
22-08-2006, 13:27
I found some candles which contain real oil of lavender from Provence. They are small, but potent. We have a lady at our local farmers' market who brings lavender products a couple times a year. Their website is www.essencedeprovence.com. Go to "Decor" and scroll down to the candles.

Red Emma
22-08-2006, 13:45
Thanks very much for your help, Kyrielle. I can't access her web site just now, but I will in the morning.

Blessings,

Emma

Disa
27-08-2006, 11:20
I used to keep a rose scented votive candle on my desk at work When I felt a headache coming on I would smell the candle and it would stop it. I didn't have to burn it. Usually, rose isn't a scent I am fond of, but it was a Partylite candle and I was told it may help alleviate headaches. It worked for me. (They have oils in them as well and the scent lasts for years without even burning it).

SuzanneMoon
31-08-2006, 09:59
Hiya hun ia m not sure if you will have these over there but we have a thing called a pulse point gel you can pick up in pharmacies or in health shops they are excellent to carry around in your bag with you incase a headache come along and smell great, I have used them for about 2 years now. :)

Love
Suzanne
x

garfield
05-09-2006, 23:48
WEll, i would like to ask if you know the different uses of scented incense? for example rosemary and others. Is there an online resource of compilation wherein you can see the effects of smellling the different scents? Or you could state some of what you think is its effects.
DOes using oil much better than incense or scented candles? thank you in advance.