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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 »

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 »

Aromatherapy Skin Care: Acne and Other Breakouts

The bane of all existence, especially for teenagers! Acne often makes you feel self-conscious, especially when you have a large outbreak. As part of our Aromatherapy Skin Care series, let’s talk about acne. While pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and cysts do occur in dry skin, they are much more common in oily and combination skin. In general, acne is caused by hormones. ... Read More »

Peppermint Oil, Some Uses

All of the mints are closely related. Which is why there are so many varieties of mint, as they combine easily. In fact, Peppermint is now classified as a hybrid. It is the child of Spearmint breeding with Watermint and benefits greatly from the combining of both. Peppermint oil (Mentha piperita) has a sharp, crisp, energetic, minty herbal scent to it ... Read More »

Aromatherapy Skin Care: Oily Skin

We all love how essential oils make us feel. And using them on our skin, particularly our face, makes us feel so much better than when we use commercial products. There are a variety of ways to use essential oils in skin care and this article is part of our series on Aromatherapy Skin Care. We have also published articles on ... Read More »

Tagetes Oil, Some Uses

Tagetes (Tagetes erecta) is an interesting oil. The scent is very strong and gets stronger when mixed with others. It comes from the African Marigold and the oil has many great benefits. It’s good for cuts, burns, bronchial issues, fungal infections, and even as a base for perfume. Aromatic influences: Clears thinking, relieves tension, aids emotional control, interesting almost intoxicating scent. Combines ... Read More »

Treating Carpal Tunnel with Essential Oils

Carpal tunnel syndrome is annoying and painful and usually not quite bad enough to need really aggressive treatment but bad enough to just really bug you. CTS is pressure on the median nerve — the nerve in the wrist that supplies feeling and movement to parts of the hand. It can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle damage in ... Read More »