These are the top 25 easiest to grow herbs that are essential kitchen garden must-haves. Indulge in this herbalist’s dream garden and every chef’s fantasy. As a bonus, all of these herbs have been chosen for their ability to happily grow in containers on any balcony or sun room. 1. How to Grow Aloe 2. […]
June 10-16th is Aromatherapy Awareness Week. Aromatherapy is one of the most enjoyable complementary therapies, and essential oils are natural, concentrated home remedies for many everyday health problems. Use them in massage, baths, oil burners and vaporizers, compresses, steam inhalations, and homemade beauty products. 10 Ways to Use Essential Oils at Home: 1. Do […]
This no-poo shampoo recipe is simple enough and contains none of the waxes and oils that shampoo companies use to hide the chemical burn damage of their products.
A bath can be much more than just a relaxing way to end the day. If you use herbs or essential oils in the bath, the warm bath water will open the skin’s pores, and the therapeutic and medicinal properties of the oils and herbs are easily absorbed to benefit the body and mind. An […]
Whether you are trying to save money, or just want to give something artisan and personal, homemade gifts are popular again. They don’t have to be cheap looking either! Some of these DIYs are worth far more than cookie-cutter-same-ole widgets you can pick up at big box stores. DIY Gifts for Foodies If you have […]
Salt scrubs get rid of dead skin cells, improve skin tone, boost circulation, and stimulate the lymphatic system, which in turn helps to prevent cellulite. The base (carrier) oils moisturize the skin naturally, and you can add essential oils to hydrate and balance, to energize, or to detoxify. Here’s an easy salt scrub […]
Frankincense oil is a beautiful seasonal scent, but it also has many therapeutic properties. The oil comes from the resin of the frankincense tree (Boswellia carteri). The resin has a long history of use in incense, in perfumes and cosmetics. Here’s how to use Frankincense essential oil at home: 1. Add a couple […]
Making your own hand creams and foot creams is surprisingly easy. You can start with just a few basic ingredients: the easiest recipes require only 3-4 ingredients and take very little time to make. Start with small batches of cream and increase the amounts once you feel confident with each recipe. As you get used […]
This hand cream is really easy to make. If you have not tried to make your own beauty products before, this is a simple recipe to start with and you only need a few ingredients. The result is a rich cream that is solid in room temperatures but liquefies on the skin. It is especially […]
Spice oils and citrus oils are some of the best essential oils to use during the fall and the winter, when the weather gets colder and the days get shorter. Together, spice and citrus oils make great blends for essential oil burners. If using oils in a bath, add up to 6 drops of essential […]
Rose Geranium and Clary Sage are two essential oils that work to regulate the hormones. The stresses of daily life and consuming foods with sugar and caffeine can cause hormone fluctuation, which brings discomfort during certain times for women. Try one of these easy home remedies for women to ease monthly cycle discomfort or menopause […]
This is an excellent remedy for those occasions where a cold or allergies have caused sinus congestion. By opening and draining the sinuses, you will prevent developing a sinus infection, deepen your breathing, and relieve the pressure in your head. If you have not tried a steam inhalation before, it is rather easy. Just grab a bath towel and a glass bowl from the kitchen. Put some water on to boil while you grab the essential oils.