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Preparing Your Skin for the Sunshine

Sunshine is wonderful. It’s bright, cheerful, and life giving.  It makes you straighten up and smile. And it makes you want to go outside and play in the sprinklers. However, it will turn on you and give you bad sunburns if you are overexposed. It can also cause long term damage, which will not be seen immediately. It often takes ... Read More »

Healing Sunburns with Essential Oils

Sunshine! It’s bright, beautiful, and rejuvenating. And we need it. We need the vitamin D it provides. We also need the light for our own emotional well-being. The problem happens when we get so much that we burn our skin. We all know that with over-exposure, we are raising our risk of skin cancer. We try to work on finding ... Read More »

STRESS!! How to Relax with Essential Oils

If you live in the USA, you know that we do not live in a relaxed society. If you aren’t running around trying to multi-task and talking about “24/7” and “I need to check my schedule first” and “Oh I have to take this call” and “I have no time for this” you feel like society thinks something is wrong ... Read More »

Natural Men’s Care: Aftershave

Aftershave is the best way to finish off your shave. It is bracing, it tingles, and gets your blood pumping. You are taking part of a time honored, manly tradition and it sure makes you feel good! Making your own aftershave gives you the edge. You can make one that suits your own skin and, by using essential oils,  gives ... Read More »

Bay Rum Oil, Some Uses

Also known as West Indian Bay, Bay Rum (Pimenta racemosa) is considered the man’s oil. The essential oil is usually distilled from the leaves with water. Its scent is spicy with a sweet undertone and it makes you think of Old Spice® products. Aromatic influences: Inspires courage and generates energy. Invigorates the spirit and helps you take action. Bracing, pungent, and powerful. Combines well with: ... Read More »

Natural Men’s Care: Shaving Creams

As a man who cares about his appearance, you have your own set of concerns for the look and feel of your face when you shave.  Therefore, you want a shaving cream made to suit only you and your skin. Commercial shaving creams all have pretty much the same basic ingredients. The main one is water, which is good. Some of ... Read More »

Frankincense Oil, Some Uses

Frankincense (Boswellia Carterii) brings up exotic thoughts of India, sand, incense, perfume, and gifts to babies born in stables. It is a valuable essence used for centuries to treat a variety of illnesses as well as for cosmetics and fragrances. It’s scent has warm, sweet pungent notes that make you feel warm and healthy. Combines well with: Sandalwood, Pine, Vetiver, Geranium, Lavender, Bergamot, ... Read More »

Eucalyptus globulus and radiata Oils, Some Uses

Eucalyptus has a long history of medicinal use, including the Australian aborigines, who would bind serious wounds with Eucalyptus leaves. There are several different types of Eucalyptus essential oil. This article will be about both Eucalyptus globulus (Eucalyptus globulus)and Eucalyptus radiata (Eucalyptus radiata). They are very similar in properties, though Radiata is considered the most therapeutic. Globulus has a warm, wet dandelion ... Read More »

Eucalyptus citriodora Oil, Some Uses

In North Africa, groves of Eucalyptus trees have been planted in swampy, unhealthy places for the  purpose of preventing the spread of malaria. Because it is such a strong insect repellent, it deters mosquitoes from breeding around the trees  and since malaria is spread by mosquitoes, that is an extremely effective and very environmentally friendly way of controlling and preventing ... Read More »

Make Your Own Deodorant with Essential Oils

It’s hard for me to find deodorant that I like. I don’t like commercial scents and I don’t like any of the antiperspirants because of the stains they leave in my clothes. So I prefer using natural, homemade deodorants that contain essential oils, which led me to decide to make my own. Here are some things I found out when I researched ... Read More »