I love the smell of eucalyptus oil. When I diffuse it, my home smells like I’m at a spa. But eucalyptus oil has so many benefits aside from just smelling nice. Throughout history, it’s been used to heal wounds, cure fungal infections, and reduce fever. It’s also been used as a disinfectant and expectorant. So where does eucalyptus oil come from, why is it beneficial, and how can you use it to help your family? Continue reading
We know our immune system fights off illness and keeps us healthy. But sometimes germs still get through and we get sick. When it’s working, we don’t even think about our immune systems. But we sure notice when it isn’t working and we come down with something. We can help out our immune systems by giving them a natural boost. This is important anytime, but especially during cold and flu season. How does the immune system work, and what are some natural immune boosters?
It’s no secret that I love my diffuser and my essential oils. They make my home smell great without using harsh chemical air fresheners, and it comes with health benefits. But a lot of the blends I enjoyed diffusing were a bit on the floral side. My husband liked the concept of diffusing oils, but every once in a while he wanted something a bit more masculine. So I started experimenting, and came up with four man cave approved blends. Continue reading
I’ve struggled with fatigue for more than half my life. Sometimes I can’t fall asleep, sometimes I wake up too early, sometimes I toss and turn all night. Even nights when I sleep well and enough, I wake up tired. Fatigue has become such a part of my life. I’ve found many tricks to improve my sleep and minimize that tired feeling throughout the day. The fatigue never goes away and I still have bad days, but these methods help. Even better, they are natural. Continue reading
I have experienced chronic joint and muscle pain since I was about 16. Arthritis runs strongly in my husband’s family, so he also deals with pain issues. We’ve both taken our fair share of pain killers such as tylenol, ibuprofen, and aleve. But the more I learned about the dangers and side effects of taking excess pain killers, the more I wanted to find a better pain remedies. Pain can be alleviated with essential oils and other natural remedies, without the dangerous side effects. Continue reading