The symptoms of heat exhaustion or heatstroke can start slowly and appear innocent, but this is a potentially dangerous situation, especially among the young and elderly. A person might feel dizzy, faint, nauseous, or drowsy. They might be confused or disoriented, have a headache, fever, rapid heartbeat, or hyperventilation. A temperature over 104 degrees F … Continue reading The Heat: Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke/Sunstroke
Roman Chamomile and German Chamomile have a lot in common, but they’re also very different. In fact . . . they’re not even the same genus or species! Roman Chamomile’s Latin name is Chamaemelum nobile, and German Chamomile’s is Matricaria recutita. They are both beautifully relaxing—they can calm everything from emotions to inflammation. Both are gentle on … Continue reading Double Chamomile Chronic Pain Cream Recipe
Essential oils are among the most popular natural remedies for allergies. These concentrated aromatic liquids are distilled from plants and have been used therapeutically for centuries.Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States, affecting approximately 50 million people. While there is no cure for allergies, there are several ways that allergy symptoms … Continue reading 7 Essential Oils for Allergies
Too much exposure to UV sunlight can overwhelm the body's immune system, resulting in sunburn. Some essential oils contain compounds that reduce the symptoms of sunburn and promote healing.Many active ingredients found in essential oils have more than one positive regenerative, or protective effect. As most essential oils contain more than one active ingredient, many … Continue reading What Are the Best Essential Oils for Sunburn?
Our skin is designed to do its job naturally. Eating a healthy diet, staying hydrated and using whole, simple products all support the idea that our skin can breathe and do its job naturally. The less we put on our skin and the less we switch up our routines with new products, the more your skin can … Continue reading Rose and Chamomile Clay Face Mask
The fragrance captures the attention: the sweet smell of a rose, the enticing aroma of a freshly baked cinnamon apple cake, the appealing scent of a cup of warm peppermint tea, the pleasing fragrance of your favorite perfume. Just the word "aromatherapy" conjures up intriguing images, and with good reason. As much as we take … Continue reading Aromatherapy Healing ~ The Emotions
Though there are a variety of ointments available for treating minor wounds, many of them are made of synthetic compounds that can irritate the skin or provoke allergic reactions in people with chemical sensitivities. Fortunately, there are simple natural remedies that often prove themselves effective against painful stings, cuts, bruises and infections without producing side … Continue reading Natural Balms for Cuts, Stings, and Bruises