Archives for September 2016

9 Scary Reasons To Avoid Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte + How To Make Your Own Better Version

Did you know that the Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte has its own Twitter account? The popular beverage that made the famous coffee giant around $100 million in revenues last fall has over 113,000 Twitter followers and even a fan club called the Orange Sleeve Society. But if you care about your health, that’s one club you really shouldn’t be part of. While Starbucks boasts the… [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]

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]

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]

11 Really Bizarre Home Remedies That Actually Work

No matter what ails you, there is probably a home remedy that can offer a cure, or at least some relief. Multiple remedies for all types of conditions have been handed down over the years, and while many sound like they’re simply old wives’ tales, often science has been able to back them up. You’d be surprised at how many minor ailments that you can… [read more]

How To Make The World’s Best Anti Aging Rosehip 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]

20 Epic Recipes To Get More Chia Seeds Into Your Life

Of the Salvia hispanica plant, chia seeds may be teeny-tiny, but they sure pack a lot of nutrition into their small stature. One ounce of chia seeds (the equivalent of two tablespoons) is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. Native to Mexico and Guatemala, chia seeds have long history as a super food. As far back as 3500 BC, chia… [read more]

Carrier Oils: 21 Of The Best For Skin, Hair & 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]