Essential oils can bring a wealth of benefits to your health and beauty routine, but have you ever considered adding essential oils to your shampoo? Whether you want to combat a bald spot, reduce scalp inflammation or nurture the hair you already have, a variety of essential oils can help you achieve your hair goals. Here are my nine favorite oils for hair growth. [Read more…]
Varicose veins are a reality for many people, and although they’re usually considered a problem for women, anyone can develop these bulgy, lumpy, painful veins in their legs. In fact, up to 55 percent of women and 45 percent of men in the United States have varicose veins. [Read more…]
For years, essential oils have been the rage in the natural health arena. From improving your mood to helping stimulate healing, is there anything they can’t do? Whether you’re in school and test time is looming, or you’re concerned with aging gracefully and retaining your memory functions as you do so, there are a number of essential oils to help you achieve your goals. I’ve pulled together a list of my five favorite essential oils to improve memory, plus a few more recommendations for decreased stress, to help you do just that. [Read more…]
If you are anything like me, you hate having those stubborn, funky smells lingering around your home. Wheater its pet odor from your furry friends or the scent of salmon from last nights meal, unsavory smells can be hard to eradicate. Especially if you can’t locate the source! If you love walking into a clean smelling, fragrant home, but hate the extensive harmful chemicals in bottled air fresheners, try these tips and tricks today.
Most people are well aware of the connection between sugary snacks and desserts and the obesity epidemic. Sugar wreaks havoc on your body, causing serious diseases and pain along with inflammation and type 2 diabetes, to name just a few. However, there is an even darker side of America’s sugar addiction that is often overlooked. Sugar can actually affect your mental health, leading to issues like anxiety, depression, and mood swings.
Bad breath can really put a spoke in your wheel! Whether you’re on a date, at work or just going about your day, it can put a damper on your interactions with others and leave you feeling less than your best. [Read more…]
Menopause can be annoying at best and a pain at worst. Everything from headaches to night sweats, hot flashes to depression can affect women as they go through menopause. Luckily, there are a number of essential oils that can help bring you relief during menopause. [Read more…]
As temperatures climb, it’s easy to get dragged down by the sweltering air around us. Not only do we sweat more in the summertime, but most people spend months feeling uncomfortable in elevated temperatures. Luckily there are a few easy, natural ways to keep cooler throughout the summer months, without racking up an extreme air conditioning bill. [Read more…]
Nearly 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid dysfunction, and nearly 60 percent of the people who have it don’t even know it. Women are five to eight times more likely to have a thyroid disorder than men, and most of those women have hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid. [Read more…]
Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, affecting roughly three-quarters of all women during this time. It’s an uncomfortable feeling that can even keep one up at night, with the intense feeling of heat suddenly coming on. Your skin feels warm, your face may turn red or flushed, and you may even begin to sweat. While some hot flashes pass after just a few seconds, they can last for ten minutes or even longer. [Read more…]