9 Impressive Benefits Of Grapeseed Oil For Skin, Hair & Health

Grapeseed oil is extracted from the seeds of grapes, typically wine grapes. While grapes are one of the most popular fruits in the world, just about everyone tosses out their seeds, but experts say those seeds may actually be the healthiest part of the grape. The seeds are loaded with powerful antioxidants and natural plant compounds known as oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes, or OPCs. OPCs have… [read more]

13 Home Remedies To Remove Dental Plaque & Tartar Naturally

While they may not be something you think about every day, your teeth should be important to you. Not brushing your teeth well or regularly can lead to gross plaque buildup, bad breath, and even dangerous gum diseases.   So why is plaque such a big deal? Everyone talks about plaque and how dealing with it is such a major component of proper dental health,… [read more]

24 Totally Unusual Uses For Your Entire Pumpkin

A quintessential part of the autumn season, the pumpkin represents the bountiful harvest of Thanksgiving as well as the spooky visage of the Jack O’ Lantern during Halloween. Native to North America and a member of the winter squash family (though it is technically a berry), the pumpkin is so much more than pie filling. From flesh to seed to shell, the Cucurbita pepo is… [read more]

How To Make Your Own Rose Water & 14 Ways to Use It

Beautifully fragrant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and edible, rose water is an extremely versatile item to have on hand. Save dollars and ensure the purity of your product by making your own DIY rose water – a surprisingly simple process. Benefits of Rose Water: There are so many benefits to making your own rose water including: Lower Stress and Blood Pressure Stopping to smell the roses may… [read more]

12 Best Home Remedies For Blackheads Backed By Science

Blackheads are small bumps that appear due to pores becoming clogged with oil and dead skin. They’re a mild type of acne that usually form on the face, often where they’re most noticeable, such as on or around the nose, but they can also appear on the back, chest, neck, arms, and shoulders, most commonly in teens and pre-menstrual women. As blackheads can make it… [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]

Homemade Hydrating & Anti-Aging Rosehip Oil Face Serum

Whether you live in a dry or windy climate, or one that is drenched in sun, your skin will suffer. This is especially true if you are in your upper years as the skins natural ability to balance and stay moist declines as we age. Sure, you can purchase a lot of products at your local drugstore, but many of these contain harsh chemicals that… [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]

How To Make The World’s Easiest Lotion Bars For Soft & Sexy Skin

Dry skin is a problem that plagues many. Not only does dry skin look unsightly, but it can also be painful and irritating. Perhaps you load on the moisturizer only to find that your dry skin persists? The good news is that you can have soft and sexy skin without breaking the bank or exposing yourself to an unhealthy cocktail of chemicals most frequently found… [read more]

14 Home Remedies To Remove Age Spots That Work Wonders

Those flat brown spots known as age spots (also commonly referred to as liver spots) that start popping up on your hands, neck and face as you get older are actually not caused by age, but sun damage that accumulates over the years. They’re more common in those with a fair complexion and appear more frequently in people who visit tanning beds or spend a lot… [read more]