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How essential oils will revolutionize food preservation, naturally

3/23/2016 - Food companies don't have to resort to chemistry lab concoctions for food preservation. According to a third-party watchdog group, the Environmental Working Group, there are now 10,000 or more additives allowed in food. While some additives are more dangerous than others, including carcinogenic meat...

How rosemary essential oil could help improve your brain and heart health

3/1/2016 - Rosemary is an evergreen herb native to the Mediterranean, and a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, alongside oregano, thyme, basil and lavender. Although some of us are most familiar with the culinary uses of rosemary, this beautifully scented herb is also commonly used in cosmetics, perfumes and...

How essential oils can replace overused antibiotics and stop drug-resistant superbugs

2/19/2016 - Antibiotic resistance is rapidly reaching the scale of a global health crisis. More and more people are being treated with "last resort" antibiotics, and the head of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, recently warned that the explosion of increasingly virulent drug-resistant microbes may...

Conquer drug-resistant superbugs with natural essential oils and traditional medicine validated by science

8/11/2015 - As antibiotic-resistant superbugs continue to thrive, it is becoming obvious even to mainstream diehard modern medicine folks that finding natural alternatives is imperative. While Obama's 2016 budget proposal includes $1.2 billion to fight antibiotic resistance, people everywhere are finally waking...

Six awesome ways to use lemongrass essential oil

7/8/2015 - There is a reason why essential oils have stayed popular, both in the United States and abroad, for such a long time: They really work. Whether it is for health reasons (such as using eucalyptus oil to relieve sinus congestion) or for household care (like spritzing a room with oil of rosemary to disinfect...

Study proves lemon eucalyptus essential oil is better mosquito repellent than DEET

6/25/2015 - Parasitic infections like malaria are serious business, especially in countries like Mexico, Venezuela, Equador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil, where mosquitoes transmit the deadly disease at will. There are an estimated 3.4 billion people who live in an area that has a high risk of malaria transmission....

Make your own herbal salves for natural pain relief

5/28/2015 - What do you reach for when you are in pain? You certainly don't want to rub toxic chemicals all over yourself or ingest drugs with a long list of nasty side effects. There must be a better solution. How about a natural salve you can make at home that is inexpensive and actually works to relieve your...

Natural, non-toxic DIY cleaning products you can make on a budget

5/26/2015 - For many of us, spring means giving the whole house a good scrub. These days' supermarkets are providing a wide range of cleaning products which all promise to make life easier and tackle dirt in a matter of seconds. While these options may seem convenient and effective, most people don't realize...

Fight cavities and gingivitis naturally with homemade DIY Oral health

3/5/2015 - Forget buying toothpaste, reading all of those ingredients, wondering if you can recycle the toothpaste tube or not. Make your own toothpaste, mouthwash, and more. There's nothing you can get in the store that will do as well as these recipes. But remember, there's nothing you can do for your gums and...

No more toxic fungicide: Oregano essential oil protects corn crops from fungal infections

12/18/2014 10:42:16 AM - For those concerned about crops being infected with fungus, as is the case in Argentina where the combination of slow-drying corn kernels and the area's wet weather conditions wreak havoc on corn, the solution may be in common essential oils. In particular, oregano essential oil has been found to protect...

Chamomile essential oil shown to kill up to 93 percent of breast cancer cells

11/26/2014 - They've gained considerable notoriety in recent years for their myriad uses in both aromatherapy and integrative medicine. But did you know that essential oils can also be an effective anti-cancer remedy? Chinese researchers learned this after studying the healing properties of 10 of the most popular...

How to use essential oils properly and conditions they can remedy

8/3/2014 - Essential oils are a unique branch of herbal medicine that utilizes the medicinal properties found in the essential oils of various plants. Through the different processes of distillation, the volatile constituents of the plant's oil are extracted from its flowers, leaves, branches, or roots. The oils...

Cinnamon essential oil can naturally prevent dangerous foodborne illnesses

8/2/2014 - Essential oil of cinnamon is a potent antibacterial agent that may be useful as a natural method for preventing the spread of foodborne illness, according to a study conducted by researchers from Washington State University that is scheduled for publication in the journal Food Control in December 2014. The...

Top 4 essential oil remedies for livestock

7/26/2014 - It's mind-blowing to learn that many farmers and ranchers are reluctant to use natural therapies for their livestock. Granted, their livelihood is completely contingent on the health and well-being of their animals, but taking a non-medical approach should definitely NOT be considered "experimental!" Research...

Essential oils are the perfect non-toxic bug repellant

7/20/2014 - According to Tropical Pesticides Research Institute in Ngaramtoni, Tanzania, "All sibling species of An. gambiae complex have evolved insecticide resistance in wild populations for different approved classes of the insecticides currently in use in the field." Evidently, the increasing status of insecticide-resistant...

Edible film made from essential oils can protect foods better than plastic

6/20/2014 - Forget the plastic and chemicals: The best food preservatives may actually be all-natural essential oils. New research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that an edible film coated in the essential oils of clove and oregano kept bread fresher for longer than conventional...

Six powerful ways to use lavender during the cold and flu season

10/9/2013 - Hidden beneath the pleasing scent of lavender is a fierce natural medicine and formidable protector. Used since antiquity, lavender was a significant guardian against some of the most deadly infectious diseases of all time - the great epidemics of plague sweeping across Europe throughout the Middle...

Lavender oil is for healing

9/14/2013 - One of the most powerful forms of ancient medicine, aromatherapy, has been used for millennia to treat all manner of ailments. Use of essential oils, today called aromatherapy, was well documented in ancient Persia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. There are more than 100 references to their use in the Bible...

Dump toxic pharmaceuticals and use lavender essential oil for migraine headache relief instead

8/22/2013 - America is a migraine nation. Approximately 37 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches. It's estimated that there are 2-3 million chronic migraine suffers and about 5 million have a minimum of one migraine attack per month. Even worse, 11 million Americans are moderately to severely disabled...

Top five essential oils for stress relief and how to properly use them

5/23/2013 - When used properly, the power of essential oils lies in their ability to deliver the beneficial healing properties of certain plants in a direct and highly concentrated form. Recognized long ago for their therapeutic properties, ancient Egyptians made essential oils by first soaking the flowers, leaves,...

How to heal yourself physically and emotionally with essential oils

2/21/2013 - The mystery surrounding essential oils and their therapeutic value in both physical and emotional healing is truly astonishing, as these 100 percent natural plant and herb extracts have been shown to be highly effective medicines when taken internally, applied topically, and of course, inhaled aromatically....

The healing properties of essential oils

1/17/2012 - Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their healing and purifying effects on the body. There are 188 references to these precious oils in the Bible. They have always held extreme value by ancient doctors and medicine men that used them for aromatherapy, consumption, and skin application....

Use juniper essential oil as a hair and scalp tonic

11/5/2011 - Juniper has been used in ancient Greece and Egypt to combat the spread of disease and was still being used by hospitals in France during the First World War. The warm, woody-scented essential oil is extracted from juniper berries, as well as the needles and wood of the bush. It is said to help in cases...

Lavender essential oil is effective in combating fungal infections

7/25/2011 - Recent studies have shown that lavender oil may be more effective in combating fungal infections than conventional anti-fungal medication. Athlete's foot, ringworm and other fungal infections may effectively be treated using this inexpensive, natural oil. Lavender has always been a popular oil for...

Tips for choosing, buying and using essential oils

5/13/2011 - Essential oils are used in the practice of aromatherapy. They are also useful to use at home for psychological and physical well-being. Essential oil is the distilled, pure essence extracted from the fruit, peel, twigs, leaves or flowers of a plant. Caution needs to be exercised when purchasing essential...

Use essential oils for clean air blends and to prevent and treat colds

5/3/2011 - Natural therapies using essential oils treat a wide range of conditions through various applications. The healing properties of plants in essential oils can be harnessed by inhalation, topical application and sometimes via ingestion. Essential oils can be very useful in order to counter the effects...

Get radiant skin naturally with essential oils

3/7/2011 - Conventional treatments for acne and/or oily skin include harsh, detergent type cleansers that strip the skin, dry it out and do not get rid of the problem. Acne and/or oily skin problems may persist, leaving the skin looking in dire need of help. Contrary to popular belief, oils such as good quality...

Enjoy the many health benefits of essential oils

1/21/2011 - Mankind has used essential oils for healing and health for thousands of years, including extensive use by the ancient Egyptians. Today, essential oils are widely used in topical lotions, soothing baths, aromatherapy and in a great variety of herbal remedies. Essential oils are derived from the distillation...

The Amazing Benefits of Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil

12/26/2010 - Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil is cold pressed from the rind of the grapefruit. This beneficial essential oil is not only a cleansing and revitalizing oil, but its bright aroma energizes and uplifts the spirit. Pink Grapefruit is also known to stop cravings for sweets. If one is struggling with weight...

Use Aromatherapy to Reduce Stress

7/28/2010 - Aromatherapy is one of the fastest growing fields in alternative medicine. It has been used for centuries around the world but is just recently becoming more popular and accepted in our own country. In Japan essential oils are being pumped into buildings to calm customers and employees. In dental offices...

Enjoy the Healing Properties of Orange Essential Oil

7/8/2010 - A favourite oil used in Aromatherapy is Orange essential oil. It has a fresh, sweet, citrus smell and is a valuable treatment oil for many ailments. The oil is extracted from the fruit of the Orange plant (Citrus sinensis) by cold-press method and it is best to only use organic, cold-pressed oils to...

Essential Oils are One of the Most Precious Gifts from Nature

3/31/2010 - Interest in the use of essential oils has enjoyed a massive revival in recent decades. Many of the more discerning amongst us have come to realize that our modern, fast and often frenetic pace of life is doing us harm. In addition, we worry about the amount of chemicals and additives being ingested...

Make Natural, Harmless Deodorants with Essential Oils

3/17/2010 - Using deodorants and antiperspirants are considered by many to be essential in order to prevent body odor. Finding a good deodorant that does not contain aluminum oxide, aluminum compounds, synthetic fragrances and stabilizers makes for a tough search. Brands advertised as organic, all natural or herbal...

Use Essential Oils for a Natural Acne Remedy

3/15/2010 - Acne is a skin problem that affects adults and teenagers. Teenagers are often plagued with persistent acne. Many adults, who may have thought skin problems were a thing of the past, are distressed to find themselves affected, sometimes even when middle-aged. The skin care industry caters to sufferers...

Use Essential Oils to Add Natural Holiday Fragrance to Your Home, Part I

12/18/2009 - This holiday season scent your home naturally with pure essential oils like cinnamon and pine. These highly aromatic plant extracts are a healthier, more beneficial alternative to commercial fragrances, and you may already have the tools you need to disperse them in your home. However, there are certain...

Beware: Adulteration of Essential Oils, Part III

12/13/2009 - Lack of regulation within the essential oil industry means consumers should arm themselves with the knowledge of adulteration and take steps to ensure they are buying genuine essential oils, with full therapeutic benefits. Using pure, genuine essential oils means less is needed in order for the oil...

Homemade Essential Oil and Aromatherapy Fragrances Make Great Gifts

12/8/2009 - Looking for an all-natural homemade gift idea for family members or friends? Making a personalized perfume made from base oils and essential oils is not difficult and will surely be appreciated as a wonderful gift. A scent can be made for that aunt who loves the fragrance of roses or the friend who...

Beware: Adulteration of Essential Oils, Part II

12/7/2009 - Adulterating an essential oil alters its naturally occurring synergistic components and diminishes its therapeutic benefits. Aromatherapists believe pure essential oils contain the natural 'life force' or 'essence' of a plant, and there are many unidentified components present which science cannot...

The Basics of Aromatherapy

2/2/2009 - Contrary to common belief, aromatherapy is not just a matter of fragrance, but of healing. To utilize aromatherapy, one uses aromas for therapeutic purposes. Highly concentrated extracts from herbs, flowers, and other plants are utilized for healing. These extracts are also known as essential oils....

Make Your Own Skin Care Products

1/28/2009 - There are compelling reasons to make your own skin care products. Federal law doesn`t require companies to provide data on product safety nor does it demand full disclosure of ingredients on product labels. Evidence continues to mount that personal care products are brimming with unsafe ingredients....

Aromatherapy Can Also Benefit Pets

12/16/2008 - Aromatherapy can be as enjoyable and beneficial for pets as it can for humans. Not only will the essential oils help to eliminate bad odors and help your pet to smell pleasant, essential oils also can help your pet by improving their immune system. This means your pet will be better able to fight off...

Raise Your Immunity Frequency With Essential Oils to Beat the Common Cold

3/23/2008 - The humble cold is one of the most common illnesses, leading to more doctor visits and absences from school and the workforce than any other illness every year. So what causes you to catch colds? Technically you do not "catch" colds but, rather, become infected with a cold/flu bacteria or virus. Whether...

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