My husband and I, both middle aged (me 40, him 38) have decided to train for a 5K. We are both former collegiate athletes and have mostly stayed in shape since college doing Crossfit, MMA training, tennis, swimming, running and such However, the past three or four years – not so much! Life really got … Continue reading Top 7 Essential Oils for Athletes
Now that winter has passed and nature is thawing out, it’s time for all the little bugs to come out of hiding. I don’t know if you spend a lot of time outdoors, but from March through October, I spend many a day and night at the baseball field and am constantly surrounded by mosquitoes, … Continue reading Bug Be Gone -All Natural Bug Spray
Whiles some women are fortunate enough to skate through their monthly period with a little bloat, others are doubled over in pain for a few days without fail. One of the most common gynecological complaints among adult females is cramping at the onset of menstruation. Some research has shown that over 80% of all college … Continue reading Ease Menstrual Cramps & PMS Symptoms with Essential Oils
About 45 million Americans are said to suffer from chronic daily headaches, especially women, who develop about twice as many as men. Headache disorders are fairly common, including migraines, tension headaches, and cluster aches – in fact, it’s been estimated that around the world, about 50 percent suffer from one type of headache or another. … Continue reading 6 Best Essential Oils For Headaches & How to Use Them
Warming neck wraps are a terrific thing to have around the house. They can help soothe sore muscles and enhance relaxation. When used with essential oils, they can provide additional relief and aromatherapy benefits. Below are three tutorials on how you can make your own warming neck wraps that vary by skill level. Even if … Continue reading Make Your Own DIY Heating Pad
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
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
We have a big storm front moving through tonight and I know this, not only because the weather man said so, but because I can feel a migraine coming on. Weather, more so changes in the bariateic pressure, trigger migraines for me. When this would happen in the past, I would reach for my Imetrex … Continue reading Migraines got you down?
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 remember when I was about 10 or 11 years old, I had warts on the underside of my hands on the “pads” attached to my thumbs and the outside part of my index fingers. At that age, I obviously didn’t know how or why they got there, but they were disgusting – and I … Continue reading Wart Be Gone…A Natural Way to Remove Warts