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
With the holidays approaching, you've probably got gift-giving on your mind. Stumped over what to get Uncle Joe or Mary, your college roommate? If your friend or family member has expressed interest in getting healthy or already has an established... Read more
If you live with chronic pain, whether from pounding headaches, an autoimmune disorder or an old injury gone awry, you know how difficult it can be to get to sleep. And when you can’t rest, pain increases, making it harder and harder to break t... 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
I weighted today. My official weigh in is at work on monday morning. I weighed in for fun here today is says I wiegh 230lb I started at 330lb. I started this in october 2011.So I lost 100 lb in 18 months nice and slow!! there longer it takes coming o... Read more
I got into them recently looking to get rid of a cold I had. I took one once I got sick and it went away a lot faster than any cold I had before. I learned then that detox baths can be taken regularly for a number of other reasons, including stress (... Read more
Lights out... Scented candles lit... A warm, bubbly bath... Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh - I wish!
It's pretty rough when the simplest pleasure is an impossibility these days but I have determination!
I had a high risk pregnancy with plenty of bed rest a... Read more
A bubble bath has always helped me to relax. Yesterday while was taking a bath I had an idea. I turned on my machine that has sounds such as rain, water fall etc. The soothing bath and the calming sounds took my stresses away.... Read more
I keep two types of shower products: upscale, nice-smelling shampoo and conditioner and perfumed bath gel, and normal drugstore stuff. When I have worked out in the morning before my shower, I use the good stuff, and when I haven't, I use the cheap s... 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
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