Build Your Own Aromatherapy Kit

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils from plants for healing. Although scent is a key component in the use of essential oils, they can also be applied to the skin in a massage for other direct health benefits.

Essential oils are concentrated extracts taken from the roots, leaves, seeds, or blossoms of plants. Each contains its own mix of active ingredients, and this mix determines what the oil is used for. Some oils are used to promote physical healing – for example, to treat swelling or fungal infections. Others are used for their emotional value – they may enhance relaxation or make a room smell pleasant.

What I like most about aromatherapy is that anyone can benefit from it, and essential oils are easy to use. I believe that everyone should have an aromatherapy kit that contains these three essential oils. Continue reading “Build Your Own Aromatherapy Kit”

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Turmeric: A Safe and Effective Remedy for What Ails You

Turmeric is an ancient Indian spice that has been long known for its healing properties and has been used for thousands of years as both a medicine and a culinary spice. In addition to being used to treat such various conditions as arthritis, eczema and endometriosis, turmeric seems to have wide ranging benefits throughout the entire body, including boosting the immune system, improving heart health, helping with liver and gall-bladder function, and cleansing the blood. It is currently being studied as a possible cancer preventative as well. It is an antioxidant, and is know to have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Continue reading “Turmeric: A Safe and Effective Remedy for What Ails You”

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