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Top 6 Benefits of Gardenia Flowers & Gardenia Essential Oil

Most of us know gardenias as the big, white flowers that grow in our gardens or the source of a strong, floral smell that is used to make things like lotions and candles. But did you know that gardenia flowers, roots and leaves also have a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine? Gardenia…

Essential Oil Safety (and Are Essential Oil Diffusers Safe?)

Essential oils have been shown in studies to have very few negative side effects or risks when they are used as directed. But given how popular essential oils have become in recent years, and how many different brands of oils are now available, it's not surprising that there's some growing concerns regarding essential oil safety.…

Top 10 Lemon Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Lemons and lemon essential oil have been used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat a wide spectrum of health conditions for at least 1,000 years. Citrus plants are the main sources of benefit-rich essential oils because of their many uses in food and medicine. And lemon oil is one of the most popular citrus essential oils…

12 Amazing Neroli Essential Oil Uses (#2 Is Dreamy!)

What precious botanical oil requires around 1,000 pounds of handpicked flowers to be produced? I’ll give you a hint — its fragrance can be described as a deep, intoxicating mix of citrus and floral aromas. Its scent isn’t the only reason you’ll want to read on. This essential oil is excellent at soothing agitated nerves and…

8 Surprising Benefits of Cypress Essential Oil

Cypress essential oil is obtained from the needle-bearing tree of coniferous and deciduous regions — the scientific name is Cupressus sempervirens. The cypress tree is an evergreen, with small, rounded and woody cones. It has scalelike leaves and tiny flowers. This powerful essential oil is valued because of its ability to fight infections, aid the respiratory system,…

Essential Fatty Acids: What Makes These Healthy Fats So Essential?

For decades, dietary fat has been plagued with a bad reputation as reduced-fat products hit the shelves and low-fat diets took center stage. However, dietary fat as well as essential fatty acids are two critical components of good health. Fat plays a role in just about every aspect of health, right down to the very…

Mandarin Essential Oil Improves Skin + Even Helps Combat Cancer

With quite a history dating back thousands of years to traditional Chinese medicine, mandarin is known to be the sweetest and the most calming of all citrus essential oils. Why? Mandarin essential oil is very mild and known for many healing properties. For instance, mandarin essential oil is useful in helping to reduce acne, brighten the skin,…

DIY Nail Polish Remover with Grapefruit, Orange & Lemon Oils

Wearing nail polish can be a great way to maintain good-looking toenails and fingernails. And who doesn’t love a relaxing manicure and pedicure? But if you choose to wear nail polish, consider the chemicals that come with it, especially the common chemicals used to remove the nail polish. Nail polish remover is definitely a quick…

The Foods, Supplements & Oils to Increase Bone Healing

[Below is my transcript of my video about bone healing, along with supplemental information on the topic.] If you want to heal broken bones naturally, you want to follow a very specific diet, supplement regimen, lifestyle regimen, as well as use certain essential oils and natural treatments to help your body heal much faster. I've seen…

Shingles Natural Treatment: Foods, Supplements & Oils

Shingles natural treatment is a really worthwhile topic, especially when you consider that every year, one million Americans experience a shingles outbreak. In the U.S. alone, one in three people are said to be affected by shingles at some point in his or her lifetime. (1)  Shingles are known for causing nerve pain, itching, fever and fluid-filled…