Essential Oils

Jenny Smiechowski

5 reasons mosquitoes love you and how to turn them off

Are you a mosquito magnet? Do you wonder why everyone else can enjoy a great summer cookout while you get swarmed by disease-carrying, welt-inducing, blood-sucking insects? Well, it turns out, there are several potential reasons why you could top the mosquitoes’ most desirable list…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Essential oils really work with the help of a ‘brain vitamin’

Essential oils have long been used to boost physical and emotional health. Some may speed wound healing, lower blood pressure and even attack the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. But the scientific community has claimed it was a “placebo effect.” Well, that’s all over now that the mechansim by which they boost health and mood has been uncovered…

Joyce Hollman

Essential oils for cuts, scrapes and wounds

Long before Big Pharma was around, essential oils were used to control pain, ease stress and stimulate the immune system to fight colds and flu. Research continues into the ways that essential oils can make us healthier, including their power to control inflammation and help wounds heal quickly and safely.

Joyce Hollman

7 ways peppermint oil can get you through summer

Candy canes, hot chocolate… we often think of peppermint as a wintertime flavor. But when it comes to enjoying the outdoors this summer, the essential oil of the peppermint leaf can’t be beat for keeping you energized, comfortable and healthy…

Virginia Tims-Lawson

Using essential oils for healthier blood pressure

One of my resolutions this year is to keep a close watch on my blood pressure. Another is to work on my stress levels. So, I was excited to come across information indicating that one of my favorite things for decreasing stress — aromatherapy — may also be a beneficial tool for healthier blood pressure…

Joyce Hollman

3 ways to reap rosemary’s impressive health benefits

What versatile herb can improve your stuffing, fruits, sauces, salads… and brain function? Yes, that’s right, this aromatic herb waiting in your local produce aisle has amazing potential to improve your health, your looks, and your power to fight disease…