Do-it-Yourself Bug Spray & Tick Repellent

Dr. Matt’s All Natural Homemade (Do-it-Yourself) Bug Spray & Tick Repellent:

Summer is here and so are the bugs.  Since we didn’t have a harsh winter to kill off a lot of insects, many are predicting a spike in insect infestations and tick bites this coming season.  As an avid hiker and outdoors family, we refuse to let the little critters stop us from having quality family time on the trails this summer break.  So I have put together my personal natural Bug Spray and Tick Repellent that does not have potential harmful chemicals like DEET in many store-bought bug sprays.

Dr. Matt’s Bug Spray:

  1. 1/2 cup of witch hazel
  2. 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  3. 40 drops of your choice or 1 or more of these essential oils: Citronella, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Rosemary or Tea Tree Oil)
  4. Pour contents into a 8 ounce spray bottle (glass preferably)
  5. Spray over the body especially ankles, wrists, neck and behind the ears.  Avoid eyes and mouth.

Dr. Matt’s Tick Repellent

  1. Use Rose Geranium Essential Oil drops on ankles, wrists, neck and behind the ears.

Make this summer fun and get back to nature without the fear of the mosquitos, ticks and other insects!

 

We see success with many symptoms in our office, call us if you are ready to change your life!

“Dr. Matt” as he is known to his patients, is in private practice, an author, nationally sought after speaker, podcaster, visionary, Doctor of Chiropractic and health ambassador to the general public as he educates and empowers others about true health and well-being.  He works out of two health clinics in Roswell and Johns Creek, GA (both are just north of Atlanta) and has over 12 years of clinical experience.  You can reach him at (drmattcares@gmail.com)

Healthy-DIY – Toothpaste

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Your dental hygiene is an important aspect of your health.  A healthy mouth works to prevent infections from entering the body, and some studies have shown that plaque build-up leads to a higher chance of cardiovascular disease and poorly managed diabetes.

As a result, we need to better manage our mouths. However, most commercial toothpaste sold are not very healthy when you look at all the ingredients.  Some toothpastes are filled with plastic and harmful chemicals like triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, artificial sweeteners, fluoride, propylene glycol, and diethanolamine.  Consider that each and every time you brush you are allowing those chemicals to be absorbed into your body and build up to create a toxic environment which may lead to inflammation, symptoms and eventual diseases.

So how do we combat this?  Making our own toothpaste, which you can make sure has all natural ingredients and still provide you with the same great results of fighting bad oral bacteria, tooth decay and gum disease.  I have used this concoction with great success over the years:

 

Turmeric Peppermint Coconut Oil Toothpaste Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon or 2 Capsules Turmeric
  • 1 to 2 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together to form a paste.
  2. Brush teeth as normal and rinse.
  3. Repeat Daily!

Benefits:

Turmeric is anti-inflammatory, contains antioxidants, and is antimicrobial. This makes it perfect for treating common dental problems like gum disease.

Coconut oil is antibacterial, which makes it perfect for fighting bacteria that tends to grow in the mouth. It also reduces inflammation!

On top of their fantastic health benefits, coconut oil and turmeric also work to keep teeth looking white and sparkly

Take a few moments to read through our patient Success Stories and you will see that Dr. Matthew Eisen and the Enhanced Wellness team have experience in helping patients live life to the fullest. If you are ready to try a new approach today in maintaining your health and wellness, then contact us at (770) 552-7500 to make an appointment.

Dr_Matthew_Eisen“Dr. Matt” as he is known to his patients, is in private practice, an author, nationally sought after speaker, visionary, Maximized Living Doctor of Chiropractic and health ambassador to the general public as he educates and empowers others about true health and well-being.  He works out of two health clinics in Roswell and Johns Creek, GA (both are just north of Atlanta) and has over 11 years of clinical experience.  You can reach him at drmattcares@gmail.com

Essential Oils 101 – Lemon

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Essential Oils 101: Lemon Oil

At our clinic we offer Essential Oils for you to purchase so you to use at your home and work.  See office for details.  Lemon oil is used for a variety of reasons, some include:

  1. Soothe Sore Throat: Add 2-3 drops of lemon oil to hot tea, or drink it with warm water and honey to help soothe a sore throat.
  1. Coughs, Colds & General Congestion: Rub a few drops of lemon oil on your chest and/or throat when you feel congested. Repeat several times daily. (You can also diffuse lemon oil into the air for help with respiratory problems.
  1. Stop a Runny Nose: Use a little carrier oil (coconut oil for instance) and a drop of lemon oil in the palm of your hand. Get your fingertip wet and swipe each side of your nose. This really works!
  1. Treat Allergies & Hay Fever: Apply a drop of lemon oil behind the ear or under the nose 2-3 times a day to help fight seasonal allergies. Alternately apply to the bottoms of your feet.
  1. Energy Booster: Add a couple of drops of both lemon and peppermint essential oils to water for an instant boost in energy.
  1. Sanitize Your Toothbrush: Put a drop of lemon oil on your toothbrush then swish it around in a bit of water to immediately clean and sanitize it.
  1. Bad Breath: Place 4 drops of lemon oil in 4 ounces of warm water and gargle to get rid of bad breath.
  1. Treat Acne: Apply three drops of lemon essential oil to a cotton ball and swipe onto the affected area, repeating up to three times a day.
  1. Fight Fatigue: Moisten a cloth with five drops of lemon essential oil and hold directly underneath your nose. Breathe in the scent for at least two minutes.
  1. Stress Relief: Add ten to fifteen drops of essential lemon oil to your bath water and soak for at least fifteen minutes.
  1. Treat Minor Wounds: Essential lemon oil is a natural antiseptic. Place five drops of lemon essential oil in a bowl of three ounces of water. Wipe the wound with a sterilized cloth or pad that has been dipped into the mixture. Continue this process until the wound appears clean.
  1. Remove Callouses, Corns and Warts: Apply a drop of Lemon undiluted, twice a day until they go away.
  1. Heal Canker Sores: Add a drop of Lemon to a shot glass of water and swish around the mouth for several minutes to alleviate canker sores.
  1. Relieve Cold Sores & Fever Blisters: Dab a drop of lemon oil on the cold sore 2 to 3 times daily. If the lemon oil stings, dilute first with a bit of coconut oil or olive oil.
  1. Control Psoriasis: Using a roller ball, apply lemon oil to the affected area 2 to 3 times a day. For an extra boost, top with DIY Miracle Healing Salve, rubbing it in lightly.
  1. Clear Up Nail Fungus: Apply a few drops of lemon oil to the affected nail several times a day. Continue until the nail fungus clears up. Note: This may take a few months.
  1. Skin Brightener: Brighten a dull complexion by adding a drop of lemon oil to your daily moisturizer. Be sure to follow-up with a sunscreen since lemon oil (and all citrus oils) increase photosensitivity.
  1. Improve Mental Clarity: Diffuse lemon in your work or study space to improve mental accuracy and concentration.

Household

  1. Glass Cleaner: Add lemon oil to a spray bottle filled with water and use as a glass cleaner. This will even clean the hard water spots and soap scum off of a glass shower door!
  1. Clean and Sanitize Toilet Bowls: Add a few drops of lemon oil along with baking soda to clean and sanitize your toilet bowl.
  1. Disinfect Cutting Boards and Kitchen Surfaces: Rub a few drops of lemon oil on cutting boards and other kitchen surfaces to disinfect and sanitize.
  1. Kill Germs: To kill germs, soak kitchen cloths and household rags overnight in a bowl of water with a drop or two of lemon oil.
  1. Air Freshener: A few drops of lemon essential oil added to a spray bottle filled with water makes an all-natural air freshener. Better yet, add 8 drops to a diffuser and let the wonderful smell clean and freshen the air.
  1. Remove Odors: A drop or two will remove odors. For example, you can put lemon oil on a cotton ball and stuff into stinky shoes or add a few drops to a diaper pail.
  1. Freshen Laundry: Add a few drops to your DIY homemade laundry soap or add a drop to the final rinse cycle to freshen up your laundry. This will also leave your washer smelling nice.
  1. Degreaser: Lemon oil will remove grease and grime from yours hands, as well as tools, dishes, and household items. It will also remove tree sap and the residue left behind from glues and labels.
  1. Wood Cleaner: A few drops of lemon oil added to some olive oil creates a non-toxic wood cleaner and furniture polish.

Outdoors

  1. Mosquito Repellent: Mix lemon oil with a carrier oil (such as coconut oil) and run over your skin to repel mosquitos who hate the smell.
  1. Heal Insect Bites: Apply two drops directly to the bite and lightly rub. Do this two to three times during the day.
  1. Hand Sanitizer: Rub a drop of Lemon oil on your hands after using a public bathroom to sanitize your hands.

Food & Water

  1. Improve the Taste of Water: A a drop or two of lemon oil to your glass of water to improve the taste.
  1. Flavor Enhancer: A a drop or two of lemon essential oil to bland food to liven it up. Make sure you are using therapeutic grade lemon oil. You will know this by the supplement information on the label.
  1. Prolong Shelf-Life of Fresh Produce: Fill a bowl with cold water, add 2–3 drops of Lemon oil. Drop cleaned fruit into the water, coating all surfaces. This will extend the shelf life of fresh produce.

Precautions

Lemon oil can make your skin more sensitive to the sunlight. So, if you apply lemon oil directly to your skin, stay out of direct sunlight for at least 8 hours and use a sunscreen before venturing outdoors.

It is a great remedy for the early stages of tarnish on silver and other metals? Simply add 2-3 drops on a cotton ball or rag and rub clean. How do you use Lemon essential oil?

Interested in our Lemon Oil Essential Oil – Our brand has the world’s highest-quality therapeutic-grade essential oil.  Through a leveraged network of highly-educated and experienced botanists, chemists, health scientists, and healthcare professionals.  They help produce our essential oil products to the highest standard of quality, purity, and safety used in the industry—CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade.

Visit us to see the selection, smell the aromas and experience the health benefits at our clinic or order yours by calling 770-552-7500.

 

Take a few moments to read through our patient Success Stories and you will see that Dr. Eisen and the Enhanced Wellness team have experience in helping patients live life to the fullest. If you are ready to try a new approach today in maintaining your health and wellness, then contact us at (770) 552-7500 to make an appointment.

Dr_Matthew_Eisen“Dr. Matt” as he is known to his patients, is in private practice, an author, nationally sought after speaker, visionary and health ambassador to the general public as he educates and empowers others about true health and well-being.  He works in a health clinic in Roswell, GA (just north of Atlanta) and has over 10 years of clinical experience.  You can reach him at drmattcares@gmail.com

Disclaimer: The entire contents of this email are based upon the opinions of the author, unless otherwise noted. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information presented is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician. The information here is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice.  © Copyright  Dr. Matthew Eisen.  All rights reserved.

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