12 Reasons Everyone Should Start Growing Lemon Balm

The list of reasons to love lemon balm is practically endless. In fact, it was once even named “Herb of the Year” by the International Herb Association. No wonder, because this plant, also known as Melissa (technically Melissa officinalis) is capable of just about anything and everything. Lemon balm is a medicinal plant native to the East Mediterranean region and West Asia. It’s been used… [read more]

7 Remarkable Benefits of Milk Thistle – How To Grow, Harvest & Use It

Milk thistle is an herb that’s been used for over 2,000 years as a natural remedy for a wide variety of ailments, thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Greek physician and botanist Dioscorides was the first to describe its healing properties back in 40 A.D. While it’s native to the Mediterranean region, today, it’s mostly grown in California, although it can be grown in… [read more]

6 Best Essential Oils For Headaches & How To Use Them

About 45 million Americans are said to suffer from chronic daily headaches, especially women, who develop about twice as many as men. Headache disorders are fairly common, including migraines, tension headaches, and cluster aches – in fact, it’s been estimated that around the world, about 50 percent suffer from one type of headache or another. Suffering from frequent headaches, meaning headaches that occur over at… [read more]

10 Reasons You Should Put Tea Tree Oil On Your Skin

Tea tree oil is one of the most extensively researched of all essential oils. Produced from a shrub-like tree known as Melaleuca in Australia, according to the University of Sydney, native aboriginals are believed to have taken advantage of its many healing benefits to treat skin conditions for thousands of years before chemist Arthur Penfold discovered its powerful antiseptic properties back in the 1920s. Today,… [read more]

Homemade Instant Calming Anti-Anxiety Essential Oil Roll On

Feeling stressed and anxious lately? You know the signs, your jaw is often clenched, you grind your teeth, your palms sweat, your heart pounds and your stomach churns. Of course, stress and anxiety often present themselves differently depending on the person, but the symptoms are usually similar. In our modern world, many of us are suffering from chronic stress and anxiety, and sometimes we go… [read more]

15 Best Essential Oils For Dissolving Cellulite & How To Use Them

Essential oils are amazing, offering benefits for just about everything under the sun whether you’re looking to improve your health, enhance your beauty or simply relax and enjoy a pleasant scent. These super substances are made from the essence of particular plants and have been a part of traditional medicine for ages. When it comes to unsightly cellulite, that condition in which the skin seems… [read more]

How To Use Essential Oils Safely – Your Essential Guide

Essential oils, when used safely, can help to alleviate many problems and everyday concerns. However, if used incorrectly, or unsafely, essential oils can sometimes cause more problems than they alleviate. Each essential oil may carry its own recommendations for cautions for use (for example, high blood pressure) but there are also some general guidelines that you can follow. All recommendations within this article apply to… [read more]

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]