In the 1920's, French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse accidentally lit his arm on fire in his laboratory. The nearest cold liquid was a vat of lavender oil, into which he thrust his arm in an act of desperation. To his surprise, the pain subsided... Read more
Each of us has a secret source of energy. You can’t hold it in your hand or see it in a book. Most mysteriously, it can boost your energy, mood and motivation without you even knowing it.
It’s a smell. Not just any smell, but a... Read more
Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help your skin glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as cleansers, moisturizers, and skin masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that nourish your body also nourish your skin. Below... Read more
When it comes to losing weight or making healthy choices, you probably think that it takes hours at a gym plus long nights preparing and planning nutritious meals. What you may not realize is that quick and easy changes can really improve your immedi... Read more
We all feel down sometimes. Whether your issue is a symptom of chronic depression or just a short-term bad mood, finding ways to lift your spirits is key to feeling better and living healthier. There are a variety of options that can help improve you... Read more
For convenience products, anything labeled "gluten free" won't have wheat, but you still have to check for corn. Rice and other g-free grains like quinoa and oats. Greek yogurt/other dairy.... Read more
Are you using Walden Farms Products? zero calories, zero carb's, zero sugar, not even artificial sugar! Can you believe it! I use the original BBQ sauce on steak, chicken, pork - tastes great! I buy it at Albertson's. Look them up online too.... Read more
I NEVER would buy 'generic brand' products.Well, times have changed!Thankfully, too, products have changed. Store-brand products now are usually very good, if not superior to some of the more expensive name brand products that I used to buy. I buy... Read more
After a long, tough workout, an equally long, hot bath is just what I crave. If I'm feeling particularly sore, I add Epsom salts, which help reduce inflammation. You can buy expensive aromatherapy bath salts at department stores, but I don't like to... Read more
I've written about the miracles of the rice sock. This handy low-tech gadget eased an excruciating sinus headache I had a few weeks back. Since I made mine, it had soothed sore knees after yoga, loosened a tight lower back and even warmed cold feet a... Read more
The history of aromatherapy goes back thousands of years, as far back as biblical times. It is now practiced by millions of people around the world and is used to improve the quality of people`s lives. It works by providing relaxation, stimulation, a... Read more
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