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Use essential oils to help you sleep

“But [Pooh] couldn’t sleep. The more he tried to sleep the more he couldn’t. He tried counting Sheep, which is sometimes a good way of getting to sleep, and, as that was no good, he tried counting Heffalumps. And that was worse. Because every Heffalump that he counted was making straight for a pot of Pooh’s honey, and eating it ... Read More »

Helichrysum Oil, Some Uses

Helichrysum oil is expensive so why do we love it so much? Because it is THE best oil for healing, which makes it worth every penny spent on it. Distilled from the daisy like flower of the evergreen plant, this oil has a strong, aromatic sweet scent with  medicinal undertones. Breathe it in deep. Let it smooth out the lines in ... Read More »

Cumin Oil, Some Uses

Cumin oil (Cuminum cyminum)  is from the carrot family and is closely related to Fennel Seed, Coriander, and Dill Seed oils. Cumin seeds have a very long history of use as a cooking spice, the Greeks used it as a single spice like we use salt and pepper. The most common use of the seed is in curry. The essential ... Read More »

Essential Oil Hair Care: Dandruff

Who likes dandruff? Yeah. I don’t either. It’s pretty annoying. This is the next installment in our Essential Oil Hair Care series. What is dandruff Skin cells die every day. They flake off on their own and that is normal. However, when your scalp flakes off excessive amounts of dead skin cells, it is called dandruff. There are two types ... Read More »

Natural Men’s Care: Dandruff

Quick: Name 5 situations where having dandruff is attractive. Go! ………………………….. …………………………. ………………………….. Think of any? Neither did I. Whether you are out to dinner, in a job interview, or in an elevator with total strangers, dandruff sneaks up on you and before you know it,  it is collecting like a winter’s first dusting of snow on your dark suited ... Read More »

Using Essential Oils to Treat Poison Ivy, Sumac, and Oak Rash

“Leaves of three, let them be.” Easy to remember and every time we get hit with a rash we feel silly because we knew better. Sigh. But there are things you can do to heal the rash quickly. And if you are going on a camping trip, there are a few essential oil recipes down below that would be great ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Natural Men’s Care: The Basics

If you are a man who hates seeing your gender portrayed as a mindless sheep on national ad campaigns, as someone who doesn’t have enough brains to figure out what you want to do with your own personal care, then keep reading. This is only for you. You can’t walk  past a magazine rack or read this month’s Men’s Health ... Read More »