A hacking cough can make you feel lousy. Going to a store to purchase cough syrup can make you feel worse! The shelves of over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicine are filled with different products. Drugs.com lists over 200 different cough medications! Instead of grabbing a random box of cough medicine off the shelf this DIY Cough Syrup Recipe is perfect for calming a cough and scratchy throat. Continue reading “DIY Cough Syrup Recipe”
Anyone can be an essential oil blend master. We all know diffusion is one of the easiest and most effective ways to enjoy essential oils. Placing a few drops of oil in a diffuser can immediately alter the atmosphere of a room in your home or office. When traveling, a diffuser can make any hotel room a little more comfortable as the potent aroma of essential oils permeate the air. Continue reading “How to Become a Diffuser Blend Master”
Essential oils have amazing properties and benefits that can be used throughout the day. For example, you can diffuse Wild Orange oil to uplift mood and freshen the air. You can use Lemon oil in a spray bottle of water to clean tables and other surfaces. And you can apply Lavender oil to your feet at night to help you unwind at bedtime. Continue reading “How to Create Your Own Essential Oil Blend”
Sometimes you just need a little afternoon pick-me-up. Aromatherapy using essential oils can help enhance both physical and emotional health. Generally thought of as both an art and a science, aromatherapy is getting more attention from the public as well as science and medicine. Continue reading “Afternoon Pick-Me-Up Diffuser Blend”
This DIY Citrus Fabric Softener can reduce wrinkles, and leave your clothes softer with a pleasant scent. Commercial fabric softeners make your clothes softer by leaving behind a film, which is made up of potentially harmful chemicals. So, skip the risk and the expense by making your own laundry softener. It is actually much easier than it sounds. This recipe requires just two ingredients: white vinegar and essential oils.
The uses for lavender have been many over the centuries. The ancient Romans and Egyptians used the distinct aroma of Lavender as perfume. They also used it for bathing and in cooking. Since that time, man has found Lavender holds a myriad of benefits. Apart from the relaxing benefits in aromatherapy, Lavender helps ease feelings of tension and promote restful sleep. Applying the oil topically helps the skin in many ways. The versatile properties of Lavender essential oil make it a must-have oil to keep on hand at all times.
Container gardening is appealing during the winter and for those living where a regular garden is not possible or practical. Additionally, a garden can be time-consuming, but who doesn’t love homegrown fresh herbs and veggies? That’s why container gardens can be a useful option when you are trying to grow your own veggies, or fresh herbs, especially for apartment dwellers and anyone with limited space. Continue reading “Container Gardening with Essential Oils”
Fall is a beautiful time of the year. Nature displays vibrant colors, the weather changes, family gatherings, and wonderful aromas from the kitchen. You can diffuse essential oils to capture your favorite seasonal scent in your own home without turning on the oven or burning toxic candles. Continue reading “Fall Diffuser Blend Recipes”