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]

Homemade Spider Repelling Spray That Really Works

While you may not mind crossing path with a spider outdoors, having them in your home is another story. Spiders make their way inside for any number of reasons. Sometimes they like a warm place to hide out for the chilly months, sometimes they are in search of food or water, and sometimes they just happen to walk through a crack or an open window.… [read more]

How To Make Your Own Instant Headache Relief Balm

How many times have you have suffered from a throbbing headache only to grab for something over the counter to ease the pain? Truth be told, these medications can be dangerous and are often not effective. For tension headaches or even the odd migraine, why not try something entirely natural for relief? There are many benefits to choosing an all-natural remedy for your pain. This incredibly… [read more]

The Total Guide To Buying Essential Oils – 5 Brands You Can Trust

Essential oils are the most concentrated form of the volatile agents naturally occurring in aromatic plants. When you rub a lemon between your palms, you get a tiny dose of the lemon essential oil released by the broken oil glands on the peel. It’s easy to get a whiff of peppermint, rosemary, or orange oil as you handle each of them since all it takes is… [read more]

Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Scrub To Prepare Your Skin For Winter

It seems like the release of pumpkin spice lattes have signaled the start of fall. In my area, summer is still in full force. With temps still pushing 90 degrees, I can not bring myself to drink a steaming hot pumpkin anything! However, I am ready for a change. It’s time to slough off some dry damaged summer skin and get it ready for the… [read more]

The Total Guide To Carrier Oils: 21 Of The Best To Mix With Essential Oils

When mixing essential oils for topical application, it’s almost always recommended to dilute them with a carrier oil. (Exceptions being for oils like lavender and tea tree which are generally considered safe to use undiluted.) Most of us are very familiar with a select few carriers such as coconut, olive, jojoba and sweet almond oils. However, the list of possible carrier oils which may be… [read more]