5 Best Essential Oils To Repel Common Bugs, Insects & Pests

While bugs and other pests certainly have their purpose in the world, they can also be extremely annoying, and even hazardous to our health, as some are major carriers of disease. Mosquitoes can spread West Nile virus, Zika fever and a number of other scary diseases, while flies are known to transfer more than 100 pathogens that can result in illness, including cholera, typhoid, tuberculosis,… [read more]

3 Multi-Purpose Essential Oils You Should Always Have In The Great Outdoors

With warmer weather here in many places around the country, and summer just around the corner, odds are, you’ll be spending at least some time in the Great Outdoors – whether it’s hiking, picnicking, camping or hanging out at the beach. After all, while the warmer months of the year tend to bring lots of fun, they can also leave you subject to some unwanted things… [read more]

5 Essential Oils You’ll Desperately Need This Summer

Summer is a time of fun, outdoor play and hopefully, a bit of travel and relaxation. It’s also a time of sunburn, bug bites and crowded travel. We’ve created this Summer Essential Oil Survival Guide to help you survive and thrive this summer. Before heading out to the beach, on a camping trip or other summer activity, pack an essential oil summer survival kit with some… [read more]

7 Best Adaptogen Herbs To Beat Stress, Anxiety & So Much More

Adaptogens are natural substances that work with one’s body and help them to adapt, most notably to stress. A unique class of healing plants, they’re known for helping to balance, restore and protect the body. They don’t actually have a specific action as naturopathic physician Edward Wallace has noted, but instead they help one to respond to any influence or stressor, normalizing physiological functions. They… [read more]

10 Reasons To Start Putting Lavender Oil On Your Skin & Hair

Just thinking about the scent of lavender can make you feel relaxed, and sipping a tea made from its leaves will even help you sleep better. While you probably know about the calming properties of this wonderful purple flowering plant, did you know there are many reasons to start putting it on your skin and hair? Lavender offers an incredible number of uses. So many in… [read more]

6 Easy Ways To Dry Fresh Herbs To Enjoy All Year Round

Of all the different types of foods and ways to preserve them, from pickling and curing to freezing or canning fruits and vegetables, making cheese and yogurt, drying your own herbs is probably the simplest thing to do. Most contain very little moisture, so it takes little effort after you’ve harvested them from your garden. If you’ve ever taken a tour through a historic home,… [read more]

8 Reasons Citronella Essential Oil Should Be In Every Home

You’ve probably at least heard about citronella essential oil, after all, it’s one of the most common oils used in both homemade and commercial insect repellents, as it naturally repels mosquitoes and many other bugs. Even the EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency), considers it to be a “biopesticide” that offers a nontoxic way of fighting off insects. Of course, it’s not all that surprising… [read more]

Homemade Facial Serum To Remove Pimples & Acne Scars

Anyone who has acne and regularly breaks out with pimples knows how uncomfortable this condition can be. It can range from a few red pimples, to angry red acne scars. This face serum won’t clog pores, and delivers a soothing dose of essential oils to heal existing acne damage and preventing further skin issues. Tamanu & Grapeseed Oil The carrier oils in this recipe are just as… [read more]

13 Uses For Tea Tree Oil That Will Change Your Life

Not to be confused with an extract of the tea plant (Camellia sinensus), tea tree oil is distilled from the leaves of the Australian tea tree (Melalenca alternifolia.)  Although it is highly toxic when ingested, thanks to its antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiseptic, expectorant and antiviral properties, tea tree oil has a surprising number of topical uses which can help cure or prevent a whole host of… [read more]

Homemade Ant Repellent Spray To Get Rid Of Ants For Good

We can all enjoy the beauty of nature, but when nature tries to come indoors, it can become an issue. If ants have invaded your home, or you want to make sure they don’t, then opt for this spray. The blend of essential oils and vinegar help repel and even kill unwanted ants. Further Reading: 10 Ways To Get Rid Of Ants From Your Home… [read more]