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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 »

Natural Men’s Care: Balding

Let’s be candid here. You and I both know you’d rather be reading an article with a different title. Particularly if you are reading this at work and your boss walks by–because in all likelihood, they’ll just read the headline anyway. So you should Read More »

Balsam of Peru Oil, Some Uses

Balsam of Peru (Myroxylon balsamum var. pereira) It’s actually closely related to Tolu Balsam (Myroxylon balsamum var. balsamum) and they can be interchanged in recipes. Balsam of Peru comes from the resin produced by the Peru Balsam tree, an evergreen tree native to Central America. It’s also called “Black Balsam” and “Indian Balsam”.  The oil is Read More »

Artemesia Annua Oil, Some Uses

This Artemesia oil (Artemisia annua) is also known as “sweet annie”, as well as “Wormwood”. This is not to be confused with Artemesia absinthium which is toxic and not to be used. They are completely different plants. It is named after Artemis, goddess of the hunt.  In Europe, people would Read More »

Essential Oil Hair Care: Alopecia and Fragile Hair

There are numerous possible causes for hair loss including illness, drugs, poor nutrition, menopause, harsh chemical treatments, chemotherapy, genetics, emotional shock, testosterone, etc. It is also aggravated by Read More »

Making Sachets with Essential Oils

I don’t just use essential oils to help me treat any particular issues, health or physical. I also use them because I like their scent. Don’t you? I find ways to make my clothes and my home smell like my favorite scents rather than commercial scents. Scented sachets help accomplish that very thing. They are something you should always have ... Read More »

Essential Oil Hair Care: Oily Hair

Oily or greasy hair is an annoying issue. I’m not sure which is worse, oily or dry hair. But with oily hair, you have an overproduction of the natural oils, sebum. Sometimes this is caused by an overuse of strong shampoo. Sounds weird, doesn’t it! But what happens is the hair is stripped completely of the sebum and so the ... Read More »

Angelica Root Oil, Some Uses

With a long history of use as a medicinal plant, Angelica Root seeds were reputed to give protection from the Plague. It’s healing powers were so great, the plant was considered to be from divine origin, hence the botanical name Angelica archangelica. Angelica Root essential oil is extracted from the root and the scent has a delicate, herbal, slightly minty feel to ... 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 »