Many health minded parents and aromatherapy practitioners have discovered that there are several of the many essential oils that they just can't live without. Each unique in their qualities, they offer a strong foundation for anyone getting started using essential oils in their home or practice. I keep the following 5 essential oils on hand for the many benefits they deliver. Of course, these are just my favorites...you probably have your favorites too! It is really was hard to pick!
Lavender is considered the "universal oil" in aromatherapy circles. A very calming scent, lavender treats burns and stings, cuts and bruises, and is also effective for combating allergies, cancer, cold sores, dandruff, menstrual cramps and insomnia. I diffuse Lavender and Cedarwood for a lovely yoga blend.
Roman chamomile is so named because Roman centurions and gladiators used it to clear their mind and imbue themselves with co...
5 Most Effective Uses for Wild Orange Essential Oil
What is Wild Orange Essential Oil? Well, the clinical term is...Citrus sinensis, just FYI so that I sound really smart. ;)
Why should you choose the wild version over the regular one when using this oil in your aromatherapy practice?
Because it delivers stronger benefits and is used to treat a longer list of mental and physical issues than "regular" orange oil.
First off, take a look at some of the properties wild orange essential oil boasts:
Natural Digestive Support
Natural UV protectant
Anti-aging protection for skin
While it is usually used to treat digestive problems or for immunity system support, wild orange essential oil is excellent for promoting skin health, lightening dark spots, correcting imperfections and offering ample doses of Vitamin C. It is also known...
The truth about detoxing - 4 biggest myths debunked
Thanks to much of what we hear in the media, detoxing has earned a reputation for being unhealthy and even unsafe. When you hear the word “detox,” so you immediately think of all-liquid diets, expensive supplements and short-term deprivation for short-term gains?
The truth is, a detox doesn’t have to involve any of the above—and if you detox in a healthy, supportive manner, you can achieve lasting results in weight loss, energy gain and full-body health.
The following are four myths you may have heard about detoxing. Understandably, these myths may cause you to be hesitant to try a detox.
Keep reading to find out the truth behind these myths and why detoxing might be just what your body is craving.
Myth # 1: You won’t enjoy anything you’re eating while on a detox.
While you might have to eliminate certain foods that you enjoy, detoxing isn’t all about eating lettuce with a drizzle of olive oil. There are many delicious recipes tha...
We’ve all been told that junk food is bad for us, is addictive, can make us gain weight, keeping us systemically inflammed...but because it tastes so darn good, most of us continue eating it, after all, fruits and vegetables can’t beat the taste of fries, right? I'm not going to lie...I might have a real issue with Artificial Cheese in any product. I start eating a Cheeze-ITs, Nacho Cheese Doritos or even Cheddar Goldfish, and I can't stop until I almost make myself sick. The food companies do this intentionally so that we get more addicted to these products, and buy more!
Anything that tastes sooooo good, can't be all that bad, right? I mean, what's the point of living if we can't enjoy what tastes good, right?
Not only are fruit and veg among the most tastiest natural and healthiest foods on the planet, but junk food is also the lowest common denominator. It might tempt you with its rock ’n’ roll swagger, but junk food offers...
If you are reading this, it probably means that you were surfing the net looking for information about "Detox" or "Cleanse" or some other sort of program that you could research. It probably means that you are looking to make some sort of a change in your life.
Let me tell you a little story about one of my first attempts at making a lifestyle change...
About 16 years ago, I was a new mom, working full-time with a husband and a house. You can imagine that I was pretty busy. One day, after reading an article about Detoxing and the benefits of it, I decided that my husband I should go on this "detox" for 7 Days. I told him about it, and he thought that it sounded pretty funny and really goofy, however, always up to a challenge ("Anything you can do, I can do better....") he agreed. Since we were eating a lot of cereal those days for dinner, I thought, "I can use a grill, and I can make salad"! That was the extent of my skills those days, but would cove...
Are you as confused as I am on the ever-changing health trends? A few years back, we were told to cut back on salt. Then we were told to eat a "low fat" diet, with skim milk, low fat cheese, reduced fat cookies and consuming tons of chicken to replace that evil red meat! Around that same time, we were all buying New Balance running shoes and running for miles and miles to get fit. And most recently, we have been told to cut back on sugar because researchers linked it to obesity, type-2 diabetes and a whole wealth of other health problems.
Is this just the next health trend that will be "de-bunked" in the next several years as wrong and potentially harmful? I really doubt it, I think this one is here to stay.
In an effort to persuade clients and"21-Day Cleanse"participants to really consider adopting the idea of "Clean Eating"we are going to discuss the pitfalls of sugar (again, I know).