What exactly does “body burden” mean? The term refers to the total amount of accumulated chemical contaminants in the body. It can either refer to all the toxins present as a group, or it can refer to specific toxins such as mercury, lead, or BPA. Doesn’t the body detoxify itself of chemicals? Yes, but some … Continue reading What Is Body Burden?
A cough combined with nasal congestion is, simply put, annoying. These symptoms often accompany the common cold, but they also occur with allergies. But instead of turning to sugary cough syrups, why not try essential oils for coughs and congestion as a natural alternative? A holistic-minded medicine cabinet may be the place to go to … Continue reading 15 Essential Oils for Fighting Coughs and Congestion
Did you know that about 80,000 new chemicals have been introduced into the environment in the last 50 years? And that only about 200 of them have ever been assessed for their impact on human health? There are many chemicals in household cleaning products as well as personal care products, and we have no idea … Continue reading Clean Without Chemicals? Yes You Can!
If you live south of the Mason Dixon Line, you probably have the same kind of winters that we do here in North Carolina. One day it's sunny and 68 and everyone is wearing flip-flops and t-shirts, and three days later, it's 32 and snowing. It's crazy!! But, it is the South and we love … Continue reading High of 68 Monday, High of 35 Friday – Winter Weather in North Carolina & How to Survive It Without Catching a Cold
Like many of you, my week days are super busy - mornings are filled with deadlines and piles of paperwork, afternoons are dedicated to my son's homework and sports practices, then evenings are for everything else that needs to get done. By the time the Friday night gets here, I'm worn out and neither my husband or I really want … Continue reading Easy “peasy”Friday night dinner
It’s easy for lips to get rough at any time of year – but it seems to happen especially in the dry air of winter, and during the hot summer months. It makes sense – your lips are always out there, exposed to the elements. And if you exfoliate the rest of your body (if … Continue reading Simple Sugar Scrubs for Kissable Lips
Like me, if you have lower back pain, you are not alone. Studies have shown that about 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. I have to admit, when I was younger, when an adult complained about their “bad back” I would roll my eyes and snicker. Yeah right … Continue reading Ouch! My aching back! Is there an oil for that?
I woke up in the mood to clean today. And I don't just mean do the dishes and fold some laundry, but really clean. Maybe because it was almost 60 degrees in the middle of January and I am already wishing for the sunny days of spring. Just this same time last week, we had … Continue reading “Spring Cleaning” In The Middle of Winter
One of the neat things about people is that we are all unique. From our likes & dislikes, our taste in food, our fashion style, the types of movies we like to watch, our preferences of music! The list goes on and on. That goes for our skin also. And, if you are like me, my … Continue reading Best Oils for Face Care By Skin Type
You've been researching all about the amazing benefits of essential oils. You've been learning about the toxins and chemicals in common, everyday beauty products. You've heard how cost-effective it can be make your own face wash, toner and moisturizers. You are ready to move forward and try your hand at some DIY skin care products, but... you're just not sure … Continue reading Best Essential Oils for Skin Care