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Essential Oils, Perfect Christmas Gift for Dads and Husbands

Dads and husbands, as men of the house, are often very busy to keep the family and the entire house functioning. Aside from work, they do plenty of stuff at home like fixing things, painting, plumbing, gardening among others.

As appreciation, you would want to give him the perfect present — something that shouts, “Thank you for being the man!”.

But this is easier said than done. Finding the perfect gift for the man can get tricky. The generic ties and mugs just wouldn’t cut it.

Carpentry tools? Toys for the big boys? It’s tough, right? Any other ideas?

This Christmas, why don’t you give your dad or husband something special — something he doesn’t expect, but still shows how much you care for him.  Read more

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Essential Oils – Effective Laundry Stain Remover

There are several essential oils you can use and will give you satisfying results. Certain essential oils can help break any stubborn stain.

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Natural Teeth Whiteners

Having chipped, crooked and discolored teeth are sometimes embarrassing, and reason enough for you to conceal your smile in photos or in social gatherings. You get conscious because your teeth are one of the first things people will notice.

In making first impression, your beautiful smile with sparkling white teeth can send an impressive aura, thus it boosts your confidence. In fact, most of you use white strips at home or visit your dentist to gain whitening treatments.

But instead of turning to chemically-loaded oral and dental products in the market, below are some teeth whitening remedies which work and are completely safe and mostly natural! Not only they will whiten your teeth but will improve your oral hygiene in general. Read more

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6 Immediate All Natural Remedies for Fever

Actually, having fever is considerably a ‘good’ thing. It usually goes away within a few days.

But then again, fever can make you feel uncomfortable and weak. And most of you want to be relieved from it, as soon as possible to feel better.

Usually, you would take over-the-counter antipyretic meds to stop the fever. But you should know that there are other remedies which are safer and they are just right in your kitchen. Read more

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Feminine Wash and Douching – Is it Safe?

Personal hygiene is synonymous with better health. It is probably the most effective way to protect yourself from any health problems — just be clean and you are good to go!

To add, having proper hygiene boosts your self-confidence and lessens your feeling of awkwardness in social circles.

One known personal hygiene habit of most women is douching. Read more

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How to Keep Mosquitoes Away Naturally

Insect bites like that of mosquitoes are very itchy, plus the redness and swelling — it can be a huge bother. The bite can make you feel uneasy and irritable, that sometimes you would scratch it again and again until it gets infected.

Furthermore, mosquitoes are carriers of alarming diseases like hemorrhagic fever or yellow fever, malariae, West Nile virus and others. Read more

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Darkening of Lips – Causes and Natural Remedies

Yes,it’s a no-brainer, having soft,smooth and pinkish or rosy lips enhances a woman’s beauty. In fact, many women spend a lot to purchase different lip products to maintain the beauty of their lips.

Lip discoloration, usually unnatural darkening of the lips is not appealing even to people with naturally darker skin pigmentation. So it is not uncommon for women who have discolored darker lips to undergo various treatments to lighten them.

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How to Make a Coconut Oil Eye Mask for Dark Circles – DIY Beauty Tip!

Coconut oil is one of the most favored oils for beauty and skin care. It is more popularly known as an effective natural skin moisturizer.

But not so many people know about the other positive effects of coconut oil to the skin apart from moisturizing. Coconut oil can reduce the appearance of fine lines and lighten blemishes. It is especially effective in lightening dark circles around your eyes.

Here’s a Do-It-Yourself Coconut Oil Eye Mask for Dark Circles Read more

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4 Natural Treatments for Sciatic Pain

Ever woken up with a throbbing pain that might have started from either side of your lower spine, which traveled through your pelvis and buttocks and all the way to the lower limbs?

And this kind of pain that keeps nagging you and wouldn’t subside easily; the more pressure you put on, the more this nerve gets irritated and may cause feeling of numbness, weakness, and tingling sensations going to the entire legs.

This is likely Sciatic Pain or ‘Sciatica’.

This pain can worsen by prolonged sitting, coughing, sneezing, lifting or bending. It is usually repetitive, often felt in one leg (sometimes both extremities) and often described as intolerable similar to having a terrible toothache.

The Sciatic Nerve

Quick science lesson: The sciatic nerve is one of the biggest in the body. Starting from either side of your lower spine; passing through the pelvis, buttocks, divides at each knee and ending down to the lower limb of the foot.

Its location makes it responsible for the feeling, strength and movement of legs.

 

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What is Marjoram Plant and Essential Oil

Are you familiar with marjoram essential oil and its wonderful health benefits?

This oil is extracted from Origanum marjorana plant and usually use as treatment oil for individuals with sleep apnea along with other essential oils with the same effect.

But there are more benefits that marjoram oil can offer. Discover what these are.

About Marjoram Plant

Marjoram plant is an herb cultivated in the Mediterranean region. The ones called ‘sweet marjoram’ is the Origanum marjorana specie. It is always confused with ‘wild marjoram’ oregano.

Both plants have a lot in common, since they belong in the same genus, the Origanum. Sweet marjoram has a finer texture and milder mint flavor while oregano has robust scent and flavor. Because of their likeness, oregano is the common substitute of marjoram in some treatment oil mixture.

Sweet marjoram oil is usually yellow green in color, warm, spicy and with camphor-like aroma. To add, another variety is the Spanish marjoram oil which has a red-orange color.

According to history, Greeks and Romans called marjoram “joy of the mountain” and used to offer this oil to Aphrodite, the goddess of love. This led to most of them to use this oil as a love potion.

Uses and Benefits

Today, sweet marjoram oil focuses on health and culinary purposes.

Healthwise, marjoram oil is used to:

Improve Cardiovascular Health
Smelling of marjoram essential oil is an effective vasodilatation. It reduces cardiac strain and decreases blood pressure by lowering sympathetic nervous system and stimulating parasympathetic nervous system.

Reduce Muscle Tension
Most massage therapists add marjoram oil in their lotion or massage oil to relieve muscle tightness as well as headache caused by tension.

It is packed with natural therapeutic properties which calms both body and mind. You can add marjoram oil to your bathwater, or try diffusing it in your home to alleviate stress and relax your mood.

Blend with other essential oils
Blend excellently with other oils to induce calming, relaxing and sedative effects on the whole body. It works effectively for those who find it difficult to have a goodnight sleep.

Treat Other Health Issues
Majoram essential oil has been shown to have positive results in treating cough, runny nose, dizziness, and migraine.

In the culinary aspect, sweet marjoram fresh or dried leaves and flowers are popularly added to most common dishes like soups, salads and other recipes.

Precautions
For medicinal purposes, this herb is safe to be taken by mouth but only for a short period of time. If taken for a longer durations, it may encourage cancer cell growth.

Take note if you are allergic to oregano, then you’re probably allergic to marjoram as well.
Always check with your doctor if you have any health concerns before taking marjoram products.

 

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Essential Oils For Your Nails

Your finger nails (and toenails) are as precious as the other parts of your body. Healthy and better-looking nails reflect overall health and good grooming. Some just love to care and art their nails while others just do not care.

Some of the causes of thinning nails are your everyday household chores — washing dishes, use of detergents, and of different cleaning solutions around the house. Furthermore, unhealthy diet and Vitamin A deficiency can also be the culprit for poor nails.

To prevent the weakening and thinning of your nails, add using essential oils to your beauty. These oils are not just limited to hair, and skin, or for aromatic bath or spa treatments. They also make your nails naturally healthy and beautiful. Read more

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Ventosa Massage – How it works

Stress, strains, and chronic pains are very prevalent nowadays. This is the main reason why natural relief is in very high demand. Getting a massage is perhaps the most popular natural solution.

One wonderful method that’s becoming trendy today particularly among movie stars, athletes, and celebrities is the Ventosa Massage or also known as Cupping Therapy. It’s recently popular, but it’s really nothing new.

Cupping therapy has long been practiced in Chinese medicine, were used by ancient Egyptians and other cultures — in the Middle East and other European and Asian countries. Today, this alternative therapeutic method has been modified into several varieties but the original philosophy remains. Read more

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Super Seeds – Best Things Come in Small Packages

They say “Sometimes best things come in small packages”, this is so true with plant seeds. They are tiny in size but super-packed with essential nutrients needed by the body. They are ideal to add to your daily meal to ensure you’re eating a balanced diet.

Today, seeds are becoming more popular in stores or markets, finding them in different preparations and packaging because of the ‘super seed hype’. They are excellent add-ons to various kinds of beverage — or added as an ingredient in bars, snacks, and baked goodies to intensify nutrient content. Most of them are even processed to extract oil and applied topically for a healthier skin.

According to a data collected from the previous year, most expert dietitians and nutritionists stated that seeds will top the super food trend this 2017.

Curious what are these so-called ‘super seeds’? Here’s what you should know. Read more

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6 Ways to Battle and Prevent Cancer

We often ignore its seriousness particularly when we’re young and full of vitality. But slowly as we age and become more aware of our human mortality, we begin to fear the possibility of having the dreadful C-word. Read more

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Guide to Getting Rid of Stinky Feet

Stinky feet are disgusting and you know it!

The thought of people moving away, covering their noses, holding their breath is horrifying. If that happens, you’d feel terribly embarrassed. Read more

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Health and Beauty Tips this Holiday Season

Yuletide season is fast approaching. This generally means you’ll be busy buying gifts for family, friends, and loved ones; stuff yourself with food from reunions, gatherings, and seasonal parties. This is the season when you are likely to go to bed late and get less sleep. Read more

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Insect Bites: Protect Your Kids with Essential Oils

As parents, you want to protect your kids to the best that you can against sickness, and particularly ones that are caused by insect bites.

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Premature Grey Hair: Causes and Prevention

What does grey hair mean to you?

What does grey hair mean to you?

Seeing your grey hair for the first time may make you feel old. To some the appearances of silver hairs probably are the biggest nightmare of all. Other people would take it in stride and even consider it as a sign of wisdom or experience.

But it would be safe to assume that majority of people want grey hair to appear at a later time of their lives. Read more

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Natural Relief for Pregnancy Discomforts

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The essence of being a woman is to bring life into this world. Indeed, being pregnant is the pinnacle of your womanhood. Read more

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6 Natural Remedies for Scars

Here are the natural remedies to get rid of scars from cuts, acne, stretch marks from pregnancy or due to weight changes and incision due to surgery.

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Natural Scents for Your Home

Housekeeping is not just about organizing and tidying stuff up. A house might look clean but not necessarily feel like it. If it looks clean, it should also smell like it. Read more

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Two of the amazing oils in our Immunity blend

Our Immunity blend is like your own little aromatherapy first aid. it smells superb – mainly due to the lemongrass and peppermint but it is also incredibly nourishing. Read more