How To Make Your Own Gel Air Fresheners With Essential Oils

We’d probably all like to have a nicely scented home, but is it really worth sacrificing our good health, and the health of our planet? Most people probably don’t think twice about using air fresheners, plugging them in and enjoying a “Summer Breeze”, without the understanding that it could be damaging their health, not to mention the health of one’s family, including unborn children and… [read more]

7 Reasons To Wear Blue Light Blocking Glasses At Night

Exposure to artificial light during the hours of darkness is a serious yet often ignored health risk. Blue wavelengths can be particularly disruptive, and they are believed to contribute to both sleep disorders and metabolic disorders. And, with our growing use of electronics and the increase in energy-efficient lighting, we are exposed to more artificial blue light than ever. Luckily, there are several ways to… [read more]

8 Warning Signs Of Calcium Deficiency & How To Fix It

When you think about the importance of calcium, you probably think about your teeth and bones, and while the mineral is essential for dental and bone health, it also plays a role in body weight, heart health, muscle functioning, hormones, blood pressure, preventing prostate cancer and more. When our blood is too low in calcium, either due to poor diet or a deficiency related to… [read more]

6 Best Travel Coffee Mugs & Why You Desperately Need One

Image Credit: MyHomeIdeas Stainless Steel Bamboo Travel Mug As one of the most popular beverages in the world, coffee holds a special place in our daily routines. And unlike most things that people love to love, coffee is actually quite good for you. Whether it’s the intoxicating aroma, the injection of caffeine, or just the divine mixture of heavenly flavors, coffee is an absolute necessity… [read more]

St. John’s Wort: Nature’s Anti-Depressant & So Much More

St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a flowering perennial plant native to Europe and Asia. With opposite oblong leaves that are light green in color, St. John’s wort is so named due to its yellow flowers coming into bloom on June 24, the birthday of John the Baptist. The foliage is dotted with small translucent specks that make the leaves appear perforated when held up… [read more]

Homemade Essential Oil Stick For Instant Headache Relief

The most common type of a headache that afflicts most people are tension headaches. A tension-type headache affects over one-third of men and over one-half of women in the world. The most common way to relieve headache pain is to use over the counter painkillers. Although oral painkillers have their uses, taking to many of them leads to unpleasant side effects. Chronic use of acetaminophen (such as Tylenol)… [read more]

8 Reasons You Should Add Mongongo Oil To Your Beauty Regime

Schinziophyton rautanenii, commonly known as mongongo or manketti, is a large spreading tree that resides in the woody hills and sandy dunes of subtropical southern Africa. The mongongo produces an egg-shaped fruit comprised of a thin layer of flesh around a hard shell; within the shell is a nutrient-dense nut. The mongongo nut is a staple food for the area and has been consumed by… [read more]

6 Horrifying Reasons You Should Stop Drinking Bottled Water

In some parts of the world, water quality is so bad that it’s unsafe for people to drink. While there are some places in the U.S. where it’s not a good idea to drink tap water, for the most part, there are far better options than buying bottled water. But why should we avoid bottled water? Isn’t bottled water much safer than tap water, you… [read more]

10 Best Essential Oils For Focus, Concentration & Mental Clarity

Essential oils contain powerful plant compounds that offer an incredible array of benefits both physically and mentally. Have you ever found yourself in a meeting or listening to a speech when you suddenly realize you have no idea what was just said because you’ve drifted off, thinking about your plans for the weekend, how you’re going to solve a particular problem or worrying about the… [read more]

10 Superfood Powders You Need In Your Kitchen

The term ‘superfood’ is defined as a nutrient-dense food that also provides medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Packed with vital vitamins, minerals, and plant chemicals, these foods can also help ward off chronic disease while supporting overall physical and mental wellbeing. When superfoods are rendered into a powdered extract, they become incredibly easy to incorporate into your daily food and drink. We’ve rounded up the best… [read more]