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]

Homemade Sore Muscle Rub For Fast Pain Relief

Whether you’re an athlete, a gardener, or your muscles are just showing their age, this sore muscle rub is the answer. It uses soothing, anti-inflammatory and pain relieving essential oils to give achy muscles the care they need. With just a few simple ingredients, you’ll have some on hand in no time. Essential Oils for Achy Muscles Lavender Lavender is one of the most popular… [read more]

10 Brilliant Reasons You Should Grow Comfrey In Your Garden

Comfrey is the common name for plants in the genus Symphytum, which are considered important herbs for use in organic gardening. It’s grown in parts of Europe, Asia and North America, producing clusters of blue, purple and white flowers. It may best be known, however, for its slender, long leaves and black-skinned roots. The root and leaves of the plant have been used in traditional… [read more]

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]