Waiting patiently will usually get rid of an earache, but they can still make you miserable while you wait. I've put together a list of 12 home remedies for earaches for children and adults to help quickly relieve pain, plus tips for avoiding ear infections in the future.
Why subject yourself and those who are close to you with a chemical cocktail when you can make perfume with non-toxic ingredients? Learn how to make perfume with essential oils and enjoy these blends for self-confidence, stress relief and more. These are great for your own use or as a gift. You may not find an exact match for your favorite perfumes, but you may find a new favorite signature scent.
The modern fragrance industry uses some pretty scary chemicals. [Read more…] about How to Make Perfume with Essential Oils – Blends for Stress Relief & More
TICKS – Everything you will read about avoiding or repelling ticks will have the word DEET in it. From the CDC to the EPA, they all recommend using DEET to protect yourself and those you love from blood-sucking ticks. Instead, I'd like to discuss Natural Tick Repellents, tick control, and tips to avoid getting bit. We also include recipes for tick repellent for humans and dogs made with essential oils, and how to remove a tick safely. [Read more…] about Natural Tick Repellents and Easy Tick Control Tips
This is a guest post by Amber Bradshaw of The Coastal Homestead discussing two of the hottest trends in alternative medicine – herbs and essential oils.
Herbs or Essential Oils – Which is Better?
The use of herbs and herbal oils have both been documented for thousands of years, from hieroglyphics to teachings in the bible. (Editor's Note: Ancient texts more commonly reference infused herbal oils or pressed oils rather than distilled or essential oils.) Herbs and essential oils have been used in medicine, food preparation, preservation, healing, and rituals. [Read more…] about Herbs or Essential Oils – Which is Better?
This installment of cold and flu fighters will show you how to knock out cold and flu germs with essential oils. We'll also talk about essential oil safety, since anything strong enough to kill microbes should always be used with care and respect.
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are concentrated extracts that have been distilled from aromatic trees, herbs, and grasses. They are located in leaves, stems, fruits, roots, flowers, and bark of different plants. The essential oils are responsible for the plant's unique aroma. [Read more…] about Knock Out Cold and Flu Germs with Essential Oils