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For many years, essential oils have been used to help in relieving pain and inflammation. Studies have shown that many essential oils offer joint and muscle pain-relieving properties while some are even more effective than many pharmaceutical analgesics. There are many benefits associated with using essential oils in relieving pain and inflammation. Some of the […]Read more »
Essential oils are natural oils obtained through the process of distillation having the characteristic scent of the plant from which they are extracted. For thousands of years, essential oils have been used in aromatherapy and treatment or management of different health conditions. What’s more, most of us don’t even realize how beneficial essential oils for […]Read more »
If you plan to use essential oil in air freshener, potpourri or bath salts for your fellow, Jenny particularly recommends any of these masculine scents. 3 Masculine Scents • One part patchouli to one part lavender • Three parts lemongrass to one part cedar wood • One part patchouli, one part lavender and one part […]Read more »
I’ve had an unusual amount of headaches lately. Instead of reaching each time for a couple of ibuprofen, which can cause ulcers and increase bleeding in the stomach if taken on a regular basis, I’ve been looking into some natural remedies for headache relief. Aromatherapy for Headaches Peppermint oil: Rubbing a few drops of peppermint oil on your temples has […]Read more »
Tea tree oil refers to the essential oil distilled from Melaleuca alternifolia, an Australian tree. This powerful botanic oil has an abundance of beneficial properties; it is antiseptic, antifungal, antibiotic, antiviral and anti-inflammatory. Found in many natural skin- and body-care products, tea tree oil treats a variety of skin conditions from acne to athlete’s foot. It […]Read more »
Make Homemade Cleaners with Essential Oils From tea tree and lavender to lemon and peppermint, essential oils have been praised for their ability to clean and protect surfaces.Essential Oils for a Clean and Healthy Home (F+W Media, 2015) by Kasey Schwartz, teaches readers how to use the all-natural oils around their homes, from cleaning kitchen appliances to […]Read more »
Whipped Belly Butter Here’s what you’ll need: • 6 ounces cocoa butter • 3 ounces calendula-infused jojoba oil • 1 1/2 ounces unrefined hemp • 14 ounces shea butter • 0.3 ounce equal parts: German chamomile, carrot seed, frankincense (optional) and helichrysum (optional) 1. Weigh out all of your ingredients (volume doesn’t provide the same). […]Read more »
Guide to Making Essential Oils This guide to making essential oils shares how plants create the oils humans want to harvest. When people visit an herb garden, they touch and sniff the plants. It’s almost an involuntary reaction. People associate herbs—and spices, too—with fragrance, and the roots of this association go deep. Even the earliest […]Read more »
This luxurious moisturizer helps soothe skin, reduce blemishes and minimize the appearance of wrinkles. Unlike most of the anti-aging creams on the market, this one does not contain petrochemical-based products or chemical preservatives, making it a real treat for your skin. Keep in mind that because it is free of preservatives, it doesn’t last as […]Read more »
Create Fragrant Essential Oil Blends Plants have been incorporated into human rituals since time immemorial. Before methods of extracting their essential oils were devised, the plants themselves were employed as both physical and spiritual healing agents. Plants connect us to nature, remind us we are part of something greater and can serve as a catalyst for […]Read more »