Aromatherapy and essential oils are a growing interest in the wellness and weight loss community. Many patients after undergoing lap band surgery with Dr. Kahlil Shillingford ask our office about various ways to prosper and continue in good health post lap band surgery. Essential oils can be blended in various aromatherapy recipes to give relief for various conditions. One company swiss just is well known for offering high quality aromatherapy and essential oils. Some of our lap band patients have asked us about wellness and health products that offer relaxation, and better health. With flu season coming around we felt the following essential oil recipes may be helpful, swiss just is one of many companies that offers pharmaceutical grade products. A product we highly recommend is Eucasol which is very beneficial in helping one breathe and think clearly.
Sea Salt Bath For Colds
- 2 cups fine sea salt or Epsom salts
- 5 drops rosemary essential oil
- 4 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 2 drops lemon essential oil
Combine ingredients in a glass bowl. Fill bath, add sea salt blend, get into the bath and swish water to break down salts and disperse oils.
- 4 cups water
- 2 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 1 drop rosemary essential oil
- 1 drop lemon essential oil
Bring water to a boil; remove from the stove and add essential oils. Place a towel over your head and lean carefully over steaming water. Breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth. Close eyes to avoid irritation.
Massage Oil for Colds
- 1 ounce almond oil
- 6 drops rosemary essential oil
- 4 drops peppermint essential oil
- 3 drops ginger essential oil
- 4 drops lemon essential oil
Mix ingredients and then rub over chest, upper back and neck and shoulders. Apply twice a day as needed.
Weight Loss Surgery such as the lap band surgery opens up not only opportunities for better physical health but emotional and spiritual health. Using tools such as aromatherapy and essential oils can help integrate one’s physical and emotional wellness. We encourage our lap band patients who are on a weight loss journey to contact Dr. Kahlil Shillingford’s office for further information as needed.