Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is something new to me. I started it about a week ago and have already noticed some changes in how I feel. The biggest thing I notice is in my oral hygiene. Oil pulling is noted for improving your dental health by freshening the breath and whitening the teeth. By the way, it […] Read more »

What Causes Fibromyalgia

I have come across a wonderful site http://www.lahealthyliving.com. This site has some great information on what causes fibromyalgia. Many of you have probably read this article so this if for those that haven’t The article I read what causes fibromyalgia and a little history on the disease. Rather than put the article in my own words, which would take […] Read more »

Essential Oils and Fibromyalgia Relief

essential oils and fibromyalgia relief

I’m a firm believer in the use of essential oils.  For me essential oils and fibromyalgia relief are a natural combination. I use a wonderful combination of ginger, juniper, eucalyptus, rosemary, marjoram, cajeput (Tea Tree), lavender, and peppermint oils.   The actual name of this concoction is ‘Agility’ and it was (notice the was) made […] Read more »

Essential Oils for Rashes

essential oils for rashes

Essential oils for rashes consist of lavender, chamomile, peppermint, geranium, tea tree, cedarwood, rose, sandalwood, patchouli, helichrysum, valarian, and calendula. Calendula is an oil I had not heard of.  It’s also called the pot marigold. The name, calendula, comes from a Latin word, kalendae, which meant the first of the month.  It is suggested it […] Read more »

Rose Oil has Many Uses

Rose oil has many uses

Rose oil has many uses.  It is much more than a lovely scent. I use it as a perfume and deodorant.  After mixing it with a little carrier oil like jojoba, sunflower or olive oil or a bit of lotion I put it on my pulse points just like I would perfume.  I also rub […] Read more »

Common Cold Self-Help

Common Cold Self-Help

Common cold self-help is what I need right now.  Sore throat, coughing, sneezing, slight fever, aches, constantly tired…Man I’m miserable! This is the first “bad” cold I’ve had in about five years and, to me, it’s anything but common. I’ve had the sniffles and felt miserable for a couple of days from time to time […] Read more »

Quick Skin Care Tips

Quick Skin Care Tips

Quick skin care tips will keep your skin refreshed and glowing even when chasing children and working out of the home. Skin care doesn’t have to take forever. First of all, make up is not necessary.  It’s great for evening out your skin tone and adding a little color to your cheeks but it is […] Read more »

How to Relieve a Tension Headache

How to Relieve a Tension Headache

How to relieve a tension headache.  First let’s differentiate between a tension headache and other headaches.  A tension headache usually has pain on both sides of your head and across your forehead like a tight cap.  There can be tight muscles in your neck and shoulders too. If you have sharp, sudden pain in your […] Read more »

How Reflexology Works and Where it Began

How Reflexology Works

How reflexology works is really quite interesting.  In the 1800’s Sir Henry Head and Sir Charles Sherrington did some research that showed a relationship between the skin and the internal organs.  This research also showed that our entire nervous system is affected by certain types of stimulus. This theory indicates that when pressure is applied […] Read more »

Moods and Essential Oils

Essential Oils

Moods. We all have them whether we are happy, sad, nervous, content, or whatever else we might be feeling it’s a mood. Different essential oils effect our moods in different ways. If you’re nervous over something you could use an essential oil to calm you down and give you peace. Roman Chamomile, Neroli, Frankincense, and […] Read more »