Essential oils for cleansing. Cleansing is like spring cleaning for the body, it can promote physical health and mental clarity. After the holidays, most people are looking for ways to get healthier. However, when we say cleanse, we are not referring to a detox diet that will help you drop 20 pounds in two weeks. We are referring to strategies that helps your body rid itself of toxins.(more…)
Influenza, commonly known as ‘The Flu’, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. These infect the nose, throat, and lungs. The flu viruses are believed to be spread via airborne droplets produced when infected individuals cough, sneeze, or talk. The virus may also be transmitted through touching a surface that is contaminated with the virus, then touching one’s own mouth, nose, or possibly eyes. Influenza is a more serious illness than the common cold, and there is a potential that medical attention may be needed. Complications of the flu can include bacterial pneumonia, ear infection, sinus infection, and the worsening of chronic conditions such as heart failure, asthma, or diabetes.(more…)
When winter arrives, you must drink plenty of water throughout the season. Hydration is a huge concern since the chance of dehydration escalates when you play sports in cold weather at increased altitudes. At elevated altitudes, the air is much drier, so your lungs must work harder to warm the air. So, to protect yourself on cold winter days, consider implementing a few hydration procedures.(more…)
People today love real butter but many stay away from it if they are on strict diets. After all, butter is fat, and fat makes fat, right? Today those beliefs are changing fast as people try more and more to find health, trying this fad and that. What do you think? Real butter consists of 3 things; around 80% of milk fat, around 17% of water, and about 3% of milk proteins.
Clarified butter is no fad. Ghee originates from India, widely used in Ayurveda medicine for thousands of years, a true ancient health food. People clarify butter because the process produces a pure fat called clarified butter. (more…)
If you are interested in natural health remedies, you have probably come across the topic of bentonite clay. This is a very popular natural product that is used for many things, from improving your skin and hair, to healing your digestive system. (more…)
Young Living is spoiling us with a quick promo the next 3 days, Thursday, May 3 – Saturday, May 5, with 10% off 5 ml Frankincense, 15 ml Lavender, 15 ml Melrose, 5 ml Sacred Sandalwood, and 15 ml Cedarwood, just in time for Mother’s Day. You may recognize these female favorites as being great oils to aid in relaxing and maintaining healthy, youthful skin and hair. Many of these oils many reach for in their DIY projects. (more…)
Oil pulling has been gaining popularity in recent years, but it actually dates back much further than you may have realized. The origins of the practice of oil pulling for oral health come from ancient Ayurvedic medicine. Traditionally, it was used as a way to clean the teeth before brushing became an everyday activity. Ayurvedic medicine, still practiced today due to its effectiveness, originates in India and takes a holistic approach to health care.
By practicing oil pulling you can experience a myriad of health benefits, as well as some cosmetic benefits. In addition, it has been proven effective in numerous scientific studies, as well as through the firsthand experiences of many wellness bloggers and researchers. It’s a simple activity that takes a mere 20 minutes and could prevent you from having to experience painful dental procedures like fillings.
Keep reading to learn more about oil pulling, including what it is, how it works, the benefits, and some tips for doing it the right way. (more…)
Looking for some DIY Christmas gift ideas? Here are eight to start you off. These recipes were made with Young Living essential oils.
Peppermint Sugar Scrub
Relaxing Milk Bath