Winter is around the corner and with it, so are colds and flus. These are always accompanied by terrible symptoms which we immediately want and need to tend to in order to get on our way. More often, the viruses prey on children and the elderly who cannot or should not take certain medications to … Continue reading 3 natural alternatives to decongestant medication
In colder areas of the globe, being able to open windows when the nicer weather rolls in becomes a sign of freedom. Freedom from winter, freedom from having to breathe warm, dry air continuously, freedom to breathe fresh outdoor air. I know this is the case in my home, and I love to be able … Continue reading The dangers of indoor air for your health
How often do you read the label before purchasing a skincare product? It is estimated that a woman applies an average of 168 chemicals to her body daily. It is not the individual, small amounts of each industrially produced synthetic chemical we should be concerned about, but rather the cumulative and combined effects, over time … Continue reading Cosmetic ingredients that should never appear on your skincare label…
For those of you passionate about essential oils you understand, appreciate and have experienced the virtues of this oil. Its aromatic scent will uplift your spirit and support an invigorating mood and mental alertness. Its menthol constituent will aid the digestive tract as well as help alleviate nausea and headaches. Have you guessed the essential … Continue reading An essential oil worthy of your time…
How much do we love tea? Here are only a few ways research has shown green and oolong teas to be beneficial to your health: thanks to the catechins they contain (a natural antioxidant/polyphenolic compound) research has shown they can help reduce heart disease and related side-effects they significantly reduce cholesterol levels when consumed regularly they support … Continue reading Adding these teas to your daily routine can change your wellness journey…
It is really no news that exercise and healthy eating allow us to feel better about ourselves and help us maintain a healthy weight. For many however, this seems to be easier said than done. Often blamed on our genes, it seems we cannot fight what mother nature intended us to look like. We were … Continue reading your fat genes don’t define you
We often hear of skincare products being vegan and/or cruelty free, but what does this mean exactly? I once had someone roll their eyes saying, but aren't all skincare products vegan? Uhhh...no they are not. Vegan and Cruelty Free? A vegan product is a product without the addition of ANY animal by products, a cruelty … Continue reading What defines a vegan, cruelty free skincare product?
As mothers we have a pretty good idea of what we would like to receive as a Mother's Day Gift, as a daughter or son, or even partner, it is sometimes more difficult to make that decision. One thing is certain, for the most part, women will always be happy to receive quality skin care … Continue reading What your health conscious mom wants for Mother’s Day!
Even if you don't use essential oils, or if you have never had the experience of being inspired by the scent of this oil, you will recognize its name. Its history is ancient and has inspired kings and leaders over the thousands of years it has been used for its multitude of benefits. Its scent, … Continue reading the king of essential oils
As a parent the first thing in the forefront of my mind is keeping my children safe and protected from harm. Sometimes, however, I find myself having to choose between the oddest options; chemically laced sunscreens with SPF or....nothing? 😦 Do I really have to make this choice? An increasing number of studies are proving … Continue reading Mineral or Chemical sun protection?