Homemade 2 Minute Vapor Rub To Blast Away Sinus Congestion

No one likes that stuffy congested feeling that tends to pop up in the wintertime. Peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils are great at opening up the sinuses, and are the star players in this easy vapor rub. Naturally clear your head and breathe better with this simple recipe. Vicks Vapor Rub- Not So Natural? Many of us reach for the familiar blue jar of Vicks… [read more]

8 Most Powerful Antibacterial Essential Oils & How To Use Them

Essential oils aren’t just for use in aromatherapy, massage, and other spa treatments. Many have been extensively researched, leading the scientific community to discover their benefits for treating a variety of diseases. There are hundreds of different essential oils and more than a few offer unique antibacterial properties. Of course, essential oils have long been known for their ability to heal, but few people realize that… [read more]

Homemade “Breathe Easy” Shower Disks To Blast Away Congestion

Being sick is no fun, but the stuffy nose that often comes with it can really put a dent in your day. Conventional decongestants work by masking your body’s symptoms, and often have unwanted side effects attached. Symptoms range from restlessness and trouble sleeping, to vomiting, headaches and even seizures. Skip the questionable drugs, and use these eucalyptus shower disks to promote clear breathing instead.… [read more]

10 Christmas Diffuser Blends That Will Warm Up Your Home This Winter

With the holidays upon us, nothing beats filling your home with the scents of the season like evergreens, peppermint, gingerbread cookies and spiced cider. Even if you can’t have the real thing, simply adding a few drops of essential oils to your diffuser will do the trick. If you don’t already have one, be sure to read our review of five of the best to… [read more]

5 Reasons You Should Try A Nebulizing Diffuser + Top 3 You Can Buy

Buying an essential oil diffuser is one of the best investments you can make in your health and well-being. Great for the home or office, it can make a significant difference in how you feel throughout the day. Unlike an aroma lamp, candles, or even a regular ultrasonic essential oil diffuser, a nebulizing diffuser atomizes essential oils and then diffuses, or circulates, the fragrance of… [read more]

4 Reasons To Start Putting Tea Tree Oil In Your Hair & How To Do It

Tea tree oil is used on its own or mixed with other ingredients in so many effective home remedies it almost seems like a miracle treatment. It’s well-known for treating everything from athlete’s foot and acne to sinusitis, and a host of bacterial and viral infections, but few are aware of the wonders it can do for your hair. If you aren’t familiar with tea tree… [read more]

6 Healing Trees You Can Grow in Your Backyard

You know that growing your own food is a good thing. How about growing your own medicine using healing trees from your own backyard? Many common trees that have medicinal properties can be grown right in your backyard. And, surprisingly, creating a personal pharmacy by harvesting the healing bounty of Mother Nature is really no more challenging than constructing your typical garden. In the early… [read more]

Top 5 Essential Oils To Beat Acne & How To Use Them

While acne is often thought of as a teenage affliction, people of all ages can be affected by the condition that can cause unsightly, sometimes painful, breakouts that appear mostly on the face, shoulders, neck, chest and back. The condition affects tens of millions of Americans, both males, and females, and when left untreated, it can result in damaged self-esteem and other problems. While many… [read more]

Top 10 Essential Oils To Beat Stress & How To Use Them

Essential oils have practically an endless list of applications, including banishing stress and anxiety, depending on the type of oil. And, whether you want to boost your mood, or improve your overall health, the best strategy is to start with stress reduction. Aromatherapy has become especially popular in recent years for stress relief, though its use dates back thousands of years. It offers a natural,… [read more]

8 Unmistakable Signs Your Essential Oils Are FAKE

It’s easy to purchase essential oils, but choosing a high quality essential oil can be anything but. When it comes to essential oils, it’s important to remember that going with the cheapest option isn’t always best. For effectiveness, they should be 100% pure, otherwise, you’re wasting your hard earned money, as low-quality oils don’t offer the benefits that a high-quality essential oil does. Poor quality… [read more]