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Thank you Desiree Bell from Mother Earth Living for this post. Desiree Bell is inspired by botanicals and natural materials. She is a vegetarian who has a certificate in herbal studies and a certificate from Australasian College of Health Sciences in Aromatherapy. When she isn’t in her suburban garden, hiking or crafting, she is teaching […]Read more »
Homemade Organic Skin Toner Video by MOTHER EARTH NEWS Facial toner perks up your skin tone and your complexion — and an inexpensive DIY all-natural toner is quick to whip up. Senior Editor K.C. Compton creates her recipe from a witch hazel base, green tea and essential oils. Follow her directions here for a bright start […]Read more »
An inhaler can become your personal little go-to garden and health remedy. Wouldn’t you love to be able to take the wonderful aroma of walking through a flower garden, or the whiff of lilacs in bloom with you? And doesn’t the smell make you feel good and refreshed? By using aromatherapy inhalers, you can have […]Read more »
Use powerful natural remedies to heal ear infections. Tests have proven that cryptolepis is a stronger antibacterial than pharmaceutical varieties. Ingredients • 1 ounce berberine plant • 1 ounce cryptolepis (or sida or alchornea) • 1 ounce echinacea • 1 ounce juniper (or other pine needles) • 1 ounce usnea lichen • 2.5 ounces […]Read more »
Natural Solutions for Acne: Acne is frustrating, I get it. As a teenager and young adult, I was plagued with acne as many of us are at some point in our lives. I tried everything, from washing my face with nothing but water to popular commercial acne cleansers, and harsh multi-step systems and […]Read more »
Reduce Toxic Burden with Natural Skin Care Every day you are bombarded with something you should NEVER do again. Your news feeds are filled with lists of things to avoid if you want to be healthy. If you sit and think about it, you could go crazy stressing about every little thing to avoid. The truth […]Read more »
Relax with Seasonal Scents While freshly cut pine, spicy cinnamon and the aroma of holiday cookies may be the traditional scents of the season, surrounding yourself with aromatherapeutic fragrances can be a more an effective way to help you focus and de-stress. Researchers have found that clary sage, lavender, and rose essential oils reduce […]Read more »
My passion has always been health, wellness and just taking care of myself, in general. This began for me, as a child, when I was a daily witness to chain-smoking grandparents and most of their children (excluding my parents, thank goodness). The house I called my second home always had the faint odor of Marlboro […]Read more »
Essential oils make creating healthy scents simple. Whether in a body spray, bath oil or bath salts, essential oils smell wonderful and can help us feel calm, energetic or warmed. One of the simplest ways to use essential oils is in a mist that can be used as a light body spray or an aromatherapy […]Read more »
Help Reduce Allergy Symptoms Naturally Spring is here and for many of us that means allergy season. Herbal teas, essential oil blends, and environmental modifications are great places to start to help reduce allergy symptoms naturally. To have the most effective and optimal results, begin by seeing your allergist or medical professional find which specific allergies affect […]Read more »