Category Archives: Essential Oils

Overuse of Antibacterial Products

The overuse of antibacterial products, including disinfectants may be producing strains of multi-antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Antibacterial cleaning products are no more effective at preventing infection than good personal and household hygiene using ordinary soap, warm water and plain detergent. Media advertisements press the point that bacteria in the home are harmful and must be eliminated by using any number of the antibacterial or antimicrobial products available. Recent research has proven that due to the overuse of these products, the opposite is true. In fact, Minnesota has banned several types of antibacterial soaps and cleansing agents (namely those containing Triclosan) in order to Read More...

Essential Oil Bug Spray

Essential Oil Bug Spray Ingredients Essential oils: choose from Citronella, Clove, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Cajeput, Eucalyptus, Cedar, Catnip, Lavender, Mint Natural Witch Hazel  Distilled or boiled Water  Vegetable glycerin (optional) How to Make Homemade Bug Spray Fill spray bottle (I used 8 ounce) 1/2 full with distilled or boiled water Add witch hazel to fill almost to the top Add 1/2 tsp vegetable glycerin if using Add 30-50 drops of essential oils to desired scent. The more oils you use, the stronger the spray will be. My personal favorite mix is: Rosemary, Clove, Cajeput, Lavender, Cinnamon and Eucalyptus… it works great and smells good too! Make Bug Spray From Read More...

Frankincense

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their therapeutic and healing properties as part of the practice of aromatherapy. They’re sourced from leaves, stems or roots of plants that are known for their health properties. So then, what is frankincense essential oil? Frankincense, sometimes referred to as olibanum, is a common type of essential oil used in aromatherapy that can offer a variety of health benefits: helping relieve chronic stress and anxiety, reducing pain and inflammation, boosting immunity and even fighting cancer. Frankincense oil is sourced from the resin of the Boswellia carterii or Boswellia sacara tree that’s Read More...

Essential Oils for Flu Prevention

Pharmacies are advertising flu shots with predictable scare tactics before schools reopen and families get back into more familiar routines. Many health-conscious people gear up for the flu by getting an annual shot but gasp in awe when they come down with it anyway. Whether you blame it on the fact that the vaccine does not defend the body against all strains of influenza or the shot itself is the culprit, flu inoculations do not always work. They also do not prevent or lessen the severity of the common cold, halt stomach bugs, or deter other woes associated with Read More...