Using Essential Oils Topically

The skin is the largest organ in the body and it needs protection from harmful substances and chemical threats. Most of us don’t realize how toxic and damaging some of the products are that you may be using topically. If you want beautiful skin, here are some foundational solutions.

   1. Real outward beauty starts from within - eating wholesome foods and drinking plenty of pure water is important.
   2. Avoid body care, skin care, and cleaning products containing chemicals and toxic ingredients which can create negative effects.
   3. Essential oils are found to be very effective in protecting, supporting and nourishing your skin.

The Spice of Life by Dr. Asa Andrew

It has been used for ages and claimed as the ultimate spice for just about every condition you can think about. From high blood pressure to blood sugar issues to one of the most potent antioxidants in our food supply, this spice has many therapeutic properties that can support your health in so many ways. Lets’ take a closer look into what cinnamon can do to support our health.

Some Essential Secrets for Your Health

As a young mother, I struggled with many emotional and physical issues. Gratefully I was referred by a friend to a Naturopathic physician who helped me start my journey to full recovery of all my ailments with pure tools found in nature: wholesome foods, herbal supplements, and nature’s medicines. In a short 5-6 months I experienced a complete transformation
emotionally and physically!

Over the years, I have come to understand that all disease and dysfunction stems from two basic things:

* lack of vital nutrition
* excess of toxicity

The Amazing Benefits of Fennel

If you are into herbs and spices as part of your healthy eating routine, you will be amazed at the benefits of fennel. Used for centuries for its healing benefits, fennel can help restore the body to a higher level of function both with our metabolism and immune system. The fennel bulb has unique health features that can help take your wellness to the next level. For example, fennel's aromatic taste is unique, strikingly reminiscent of licorice and anise, so much so that fennel is often mistakenly referred to as anise in the marketplace. Fennel's texture is similar to that of celery, having a crunchy and striated texture.

Using Essential Oils Aromatically

Essential oils have been used for centuries in many different ways. One of the keys is with aromatherapy. See how some of these powerful tips can help support your body with the essential oils.

There are three pathways of exposure to the body: 

  • the respiratory system 
  • the skin 
  • the digestive track 

Essential oils can be used in each of these three ways, and each has specific benefits: 

  • Aromatically through the respiratory system and brain/nervous system 
  • topically through the skin 
  • internally through the digestive track (providing they are a pure therapeutic source of essential oils) 

Aromatherapy is the oldest method of application in using essential oils and there are several ways for effective use: 

The Healing Benefits of Oregano In Our Everyday Diet

You may have seen a bottle marked "oil of oregano" in a health food store. There are good reasons why!  The volatile oils in this spice include thymol and carvacrol, both of which have been shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. Ancient cultures have used oregano to be a major part of their health lineup. Oregano has been known for it’s anti-fungal and anti-yeast properties that have been used both externally and internally.

The Berry That Builds The Body and Can Lower Inflammation

Cranberries are small, red berries, and mainly grow in the cooler regions of the world such as Canada, the United States and Europe. They have a tart taste to them, but they are loaded with antioxidants and many essential nutrients. There are many health benefits of cranberries, and you can make them a part of your daily diet by eating the whole berry, drinking the juice, or taking a supplement. Here are some powerful discovered health benefits of cranberries.

The Vegetable that Cleanses and Detoxifies

For years we have known about a vegetable that is a potent anti-aging player and can increase our immune system. When you include this powerful detoxifying vegetable into your normal routine, you will benefit from it’s powerful health-promoting properties. Science has now discovered that the main ingredients from Red Cabbage has some powerful supportive mechanisms to transform our health in an amazing way. See how this cruciferous vegetable can  impact our overall health.

Essential Healing with New Summer Salad Ideas

Salad dressings can be expensive AND contain many unhealthy ingredients. You can do better by simply making your own, or just add a dressing on a salad prior to serving. 

Essential oils greatly enhance most any salad by adding unique flavors and therapeutic benefits. Make sure the essential oils you use are safe for internal use. Here are some great ones to try:

Summer Salad

Lemon, Lime, and Orange are cleansing, alkalizing, good for digestion, uplifting mood. 
Black Pepper promotes good digestion, adds great flavor (use sparingly)
Cilantro is exceptional for cleansing metal toxicity and is tasty (coriander too)
Rosemary or Thyme can also add great flavors - great for building immunity

For any green salad serving 4, just stir in a small bowl:

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