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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 »

Beginning Soap Making: Using Soap Bases

Making your own soap is a great thing to do because then you can decide what the scent will be and hone it to suit you and your individuality. This is something I’ve looked into because I like to be the one to determine what 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 »

Black Cumin Oil, Some Uses

The seeds of Black Cumin also have a long history of use as a spice and as a medicinal herb. The Prophet Mohammed is purported to have said Black Cumin cures every illness except death. The essential oil is distilled from the fresh seeds. The uses are many for this oil. It can be used to help treat diabetes, used ... Read More »

Vitex Berry Oil, Some Uses

Vitex Berry  (Vitex Agnes castus)is also known as Agnus Castus, which means “chaste lamb,” in reference to the ancient use of the herb to encourage sexual abstinence in monks leading a religious life.  This is THE oil to use to balance progesterone-estrogen hormones in women. “Unlike any other oil, it actually improves progesterone levels, or more correctly it creates proper ... 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 »

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 »

Yarrow Oil, Some Uses

I looked forward to researching this article because I’ve always liked the Yarrow plant, and not just because it’s a good bee and butterfly plant. To many it’s a weed but to me, it is quite lovely and I have quite a few plants in my flower and herb beds; ones with white, purple, and pink flowers. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) used to ... Read More »