Nothing better than a sparkly white toilet which smells like a spa treatment compared to a heavy toxic aroma of bleach. Get that bowl clean, deodorized and sterile using some very simple natural ingredients you should already have in the home!
This household staple of essential oils has a long list of primary uses. During the holidays we experience so many needs and wants for this uplifting and disinfecting oil; from hangover cures to all purposes cleaners. Rid the grease from your roasts or your roots! I have included some great recipes in this post.
Last week I delivered the horrifying news on toilet germs, this week I promised to give you a little tip to clean, sanitize and refresh with an anti-bacterial oil. Plus some more nasty facts about the germs which live on your toothbrush... sorry!
It seems late in the day to be posting about insect repellent, however, global warming is confusing the world. I got by all summer and only now in October am I finding myself being constantly bit by tiny mosquitos. As my blog is relevant to what is going on in our home, it seemed on point to share a DIY bug spray, so maybe for the rest of you- bookmark it for summer...
As winter approaches and the last days of summer fall way to golden leaves and cooler days, our skin is feeling the change. Dehydrated from the sun's excessive heat and soon to be exposed to dry central heating and toasty fires which suck out even more moisture. Protect your skin with home made body oils, lather up ladies and gents.
This sweet, fruity, daisy like flower brings so much calm and comfort into our world. From teething, to gas, to ear aches to bed time routines. It is actually for the whole family! Do sore nipples, eczema, anxiety, respiratory or digestive issues sound familiar, this warming aroma will aid you in your recovery.
Those sweet little ears can bring on so much pain when afflicted by an infection. With the over prescribing of antibiotics, which actually can't treat most ear infections, let's try to over come them naturally. From onion wraps, to essential oils, to garlic drops with the use of warm compresses and rest we can help our babies heal and soothe during these rough painful experiences. Also if your child has reoccurring ear infections you may find out why by reading more...
Eucalyptus oil is well known in the spa world. Best used in steam baths to open the lungs and nasal passages. However, it has many more uses through the power of scent, touch and for the home. Get your 411 on this must have oil and wake up every morning to your own personal spa shower.
Time is precious. I am a mother, a wife and a daughter, I take on the world, even if its within the walls of my home. Daily stress from work, relationships, environmental toxins, diet, lifestyle can take its toll. Stress is one of the beginning culprits to larger health concerns. So today I share my Stress Blend with my friend at Wallace & James blog, to help those combat the daily load by using essential oils.
Since 40 million people suffer from allergies in America, I thought it may be helpful to do another post on a natural, non-toxic way to relieve allergens. I also found out that there is a correlation between allergies and our immune system. I believe in finding the root problem to our health concerns, rather than masking it with medication. I hope you find this post helpful, so you can get on with spring...
Spring has sprung, the weather has shifted. I closed my eyes as I felt the sun beat down and all I could think of was an essential oil cocktail. Yes, it was a 9am on a Thursday!! So naturally, Jamie Arrigo of Wallace and James, came to mind. She knows how to shake it and stir it in the cocktail department. So I challenged her to a holistic version infused with basil and lemon essential oil
"Oil pulling is one of the most remarkable methods of detoxification and healing I have ever experienced in my career as a naturopathic physician." Dr. Bruce Fife, author of Oil Pulling Therapy