Essential oils: Must-have items from Mother Nature for your survival cache

Discomforts and illnesses don’t fail to show up during emergencies, disasters and survival scenarios. Stockpiling food, water and other necessities may not be enough to stay healthy during such times. A careful selection of essential oils can be your best ally when you are in a situation with limited or absolutely no access to medical care. … Continue reading Essential oils: Must-have items from Mother Nature for your survival cache

Scientists find that strategic use of aromas during sleep may improve exam performance

A recent study has shown that odor plays a role in learning, in particular, in improving exam performance. In the report, published in the journal Scientific Reports, lead author Jurgen Kornmeier noted that fragrances have a supportive effect that “works very reliably in everyday life and can be used in a targeted way.” Their findings supported previous research … Continue reading Scientists find that strategic use of aromas during sleep may improve exam performance

How to make DIY non-toxic mosquito repellants with essential oils

  With the mosquito season well underway, it can be tempting to buy mosquito repellants to protect yourself from mosquito bites. But these commercial products contain toxic chemicals that can do more harm than good to your health and the environment. To ward off mosquitoes without getting exposed to chemicals, try one of the following recipes … Continue reading How to make DIY non-toxic mosquito repellants with essential oils

Coronavirus survivors regain their sense of smell by going through “fragrance journey” with renowned perfumer

Perfumer and “fragrance expert” Sue Phillips from New York City believes she can help people who have recovered from the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) regain their sense of smell. The loss of the sense of smell is a symptom of COVID-19. Many who recover from the virus wait months before their ability to smell returns – and many others … Continue reading Coronavirus survivors regain their sense of smell by going through “fragrance journey” with renowned perfumer

Study: Chemical compound in certain essential oils promotes wound healing

A study from Indiana University revealed that a chemical compound in essential oils may enhance wound healing, especially when applied topically. According to co-author Sachiko Koyama, essential oils – like those from lavender, rosemary, ylang-ylang and black pepper – contain a chemical compound called beta-caryophyllene. This contributes to improved wound healing, based on a murine model. “This is the first finding … Continue reading Study: Chemical compound in certain essential oils promotes wound healing

12 DIY Cleaning Recipes — From Hand Sanitizer to Floor Cleaner!

Source: 12 DIY Cleaning Recipes — From Hand Sanitizer to Floor Cleaner! by Dr. Edward Group It’s cleaning day! Time to put on your favorite old jeans, sweatpants, or even pajamas. Crank up some loud music or just enjoy the silence. The unpleasant smells and harsh chemicals usually associated with cleaning are a thing of the … Continue reading 12 DIY Cleaning Recipes — From Hand Sanitizer to Floor Cleaner!

3 Essential oils with powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties

Essential oils are loaded with potent bioactive compounds that combat inflammation and infection, according to a recent review published in the Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research. Researchers Tanu Bansal and Kaur Harpeet from the Lovely Professional University in India examined the medicinal uses of essential oils for the prevention and treatment of various ailments including chronic pain, diabetes, epilepsy … Continue reading 3 Essential oils with powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties

Feeling Stressed? Try These Essential Oils for Anxiety

Source: Feeling Stressed? Try These Essential Oils for Anxiety by Dr. Edward Group " Stop and smell the roses" is one of the most famous sayings of all time, yet did you know that there’s medicine in those words? Delightful floral aromas bring joy, peace, happy memories — and even good health. Whether rose, lavender, or … Continue reading Feeling Stressed? Try These Essential Oils for Anxiety

Which carrier oils should you pair with your essential oils?

To make essential oils (EOs) more effective, pair these natural remedies with carrier oils (COs) whose properties are good for your hair and skin. What are carrier oils? Essential oils are highly concentrated oils with various health benefits. However, you shouldn’t apply EOs directly to your skin because they may cause negative side effects like skin irritation. To avoid … Continue reading Which carrier oils should you pair with your essential oils?

Manage eczema with these homemade remedies

Patients with eczema often resign themselves to living with the allergic condition while managing its symptoms. Fortunately, they may experience relief from the effects of atopic dermatitis with the aid of simple home remedies. A remedy may be a complementary therapy that improves the quality of life of a patient alongside a prescribed conventional treatment. It may also … Continue reading Manage eczema with these homemade remedies