A small, bushy plant that grows to about two feet tall, basil’s botanical name is derived from the Greek, “to be fragrant.” Although basil is cultivated worldwide, Egypt is the…
Living in South Florida there is one thing you cannot escape—INSECTS! Mosquitoes, fire ants and a whole slew of other bugs that like to bite and sting just come with the territory. Thankfully, we rarely have to deal with too many of those pests in our urban areas, but if you enjoy being out in nature (as I do)—watch out!
Most everyone wants to lose weight. If you’re like most people, conquering your appetite is one of the biggest challenges you face in your fitness and weight loss journey. As soon as the word “diet” crosses your lips, you may find yourself craving all the junk you know you’re not supposed to eat. The secret is eating the right foods to help calm the cravings for the wrong ones.
The New Year is a time of reflection and introspection, inviting you to contemplate what you would like to create in your life in the upcoming year. Whatever your goals or resolutions may be—from expanding your social network, enriching relationships or creating a deeper spiritual connection—using essential oils can help support your success in 2016 and every year!
During the holidays, we often turn to either coffee, tea, hot chocolate or wine to keep us warm on these cooler days. It can get downright chilly—even here in Florida. However, after a few drinks, those wine bottles start to pile up in your recycling bin.
Wow, it is that time of year again, and we are all wondering what we can give to the person that has everything! I am diffusing Christmas Spirit and Idaho Balsum Fir to get in the spirit…
The onset of a headache can begin when you least expect it, and turn even the easiest of tasks into seemingly more difficult and painful endeavors. Essential oils may help relieve minor headaches, improve your mood and play a part in helping to reduce the need to ingest pain medication.
With so much focus on what we put in our bodies, how often do you stop and think about what the outside of your body is subjected to? We are exposed to an array of elements that are less than great for our skin, including free-radicals, UV rays from the sun, carbon monoxide and other air pollutants just to name a few. All of those harmful agents affect us on a daily basis, but we have the tools to replenish our bodies and save our skin. Remember, the road to a healthy body should start from the outside in!
A recent study by ABC News revealed that 65% of American adults get less than eight hours of sleep each night. If you’re one of them, there’s a good chance you weight more, have higher stress levels and suffer greater dissatisfaction…
Traditionally, if you have a mold problem, it is often recommended that you rip out walls, spray toxic chemicals everywhere, then honestly — pray that it is gone. However, it is very unlikely that your mold problem is truly gone. So, you know me well enough by now, that if I am writing about toxic mold I probably have some natural remedy for you! Bravo! You are RIGHT!