We have written about how diffusers are an ideal asset for home or office. Depending upon the oil, a diffuser can help purify the air and freshen the space. Certain oils can help promote calming and promoting sleep. Others can help start your day, and some will help ground the mind by reducing feelings of stress and anxious feelings. A grounded mind can have a profound impact on your level of creativity and innovation. Continue reading “How to Clean Your Diffuser Properly”
Essential oils can play an important role in boosting and supporting the immune system. The immune system protects the human body from infections and foreign bodies that cause disease. It is important to keep the immune system strong.
Doctors tell us our body will take care of us when we give it what it needs to function properly. That means eating a proper diet and getting sufficient exercise. The opposite is also true: if we don’t eat well and exercise, we limit our body’s capacity to protect us. It is an on-going cycle to keep our immune system healthy. Continue reading “Boost the Immune System with Essential Oils”
Any travel is always an adventure. It can also be a stressful and tiring experience, making you not feel your best upon arrival at the destination. This is especially true when traveling long distances by airplane. However, road trips can also produce stress; but, there is good news! Essential oils can help you get back to enjoying time on the road and have a productive trip or relaxing vacation. Continue reading “Have Essential Oils, Will Travel”
The use of essential oils in the classroom can benefit students as well as the instructor. Diffusing essential oils in the classroom is proven to help with student productivity as well as their mood. This form of aromatherapy also helps with concentration – for the students and instructor. Natural solutions and remedies gaining in popularity. Many people now reach for their essential oils as an alternative to taking over-the-counter medicines. Continue reading “Essential Oils in the Classroom”
Can you substitute essential oils? This is a question we often hear. Although many essential oils share key benefits, no two oils are exactly the same, it is possible to take advantage of the benefits of essential oils with overlapping benefits. Continue reading “Can You Substitute Essential Oils?”
Topical application of essential oils to your skin has a few more things to consider than applying hand or body lotion. However, learning the basics of this aromatherapy technique is really quite simple.
In general, apply essential oils to an area for their localized effect. After exercise, for example, to soothe sore leg muscles apply the oil to the calves. Another reason for the topical application of essential oils is to experience them aromatically. Place oil on your wrists, chest, or behind the ears.
There are a few basic guidelines to follow for best results when applying essential oil to your skin. Continue reading “A Basic Guide for Safe Essential Oil Topical Application”
Using leaves for medicine might sound odd, but it’s true. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 80 percent of the world’s population still uses traditional remedies, including plants, as their primary health care tools. Today, a majority of new drugs (70 percent) introduced in the US are derived from natural products, primarily plants. Continue reading “Leaves for Medicine”
Air pollution is bad not only for the environment but our lungs, too. Today’s automobiles run cleaner. But what about household cleaning products? Fumes from various household products also pollute the indoor environment – and your lungs. A study by researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of Colorado at Boulder suggests it’s time to start paying attention to everyday household products that release Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) if we really want to clean up the air we breathe.
Vehicle emissions have gone from making up 75 percent of human-caused VOCs to 50 percent, due to regulations like the Clean Air Act. However, household products have started to make up a greater proportion of VOCs. The remaining half comes primarily from chemical products. Continue reading “Use Essential Oils to Fight Air Pollution”