Welcome to the Light Family Acupuncture clinic in Austin, Texas! We’ve been dedicated to nurturing family health with acupuncture, nutrition, herbal medicine and Asian bodywork in Austin since 2003.
Light Family Acupuncture in Austin, Texas, focuses on treating the entire family, from children to adults, from allergies and ailments, to preconception through pregnancy and parenthood, and everything in between, using Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
TCM focuses on holistic health for the whole family–treating both the root and symptoms of disease and has been successful in resolving and preventing illness for over 2500 years.
Traditional Chinese Medicine consists of five branches: acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutrition, Asian bodywork, and movement/exercise. At Light Family Acupuncture, we are here for you, whatever stage of life or circumstance! Consult our faq page for answers to your most frequently asked questions, from acupuncture and treatment to pregnancy to payments and insurance.
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by Light Family Acupuncture
December, 11 2013
One of my very favorite scents is thieves oil. For years I was paying (gladly) a high price tag for my favorite thieves blend. But this year I discovered how easy it is to make yourself! The single oils are so much cheaper than blends, I shopped at my local whole foods and got enough essential oil to make 5 batches of thieves for what I was paying for one bottle before! Most of the oils needed can be found in your local co-op, natural grocery, or herb shop. Thieves not only smells just like the holidays, but it has amazing anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. I use thieves whenever I start to feel a little bit under the weather. Get crafty and make your own, to diffuse in your home, as a spray, or massage oil.
Basic Thieves blend (do NOT put straight oil on your skin, this stuff is strong!)
80 drops Clove Bud pure essential oil
70 drops Lemon pure essential oil
40 drops Cinnamon Bark pure essential oil
30 drops Eucalyptus pure essential oil
20 drops Rosemary pure essential oil
OPTIONAL 10 drops of Tea Tree or Lavender or other anti-microbial, aromatic pure essential oil. (while traditional thieves is just the first 5, I used a tea tree/lavender blend in mine)
using a dark glass bottle, mix all oils together. you may adjust the ratios slightly to your taste. shake well to mix.
Shake well before each usage.
uses: ah so many!
One note of caution, be careful using this around babies and pets, this stuff is strong! If you are more sensitive, dilute your more to your liking. Enjoy your yummy homemade thieves! get creative!