In the 1920's, French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse accidentally lit his arm on fire in his laboratory. The nearest cold liquid was a vat of lavender oil, into which he thrust his arm in an act of desperation. To his surprise, the pain subsided... Read more
Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help your skin glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as cleansers, moisturizers, and skin masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that nourish your body also nourish your skin. Below... Read more
Each of us has a secret source of energy. You can’t hold it in your hand or see it in a book. Most mysteriously, it can boost your energy, mood and motivation without you even knowing it.
It’s a smell. Not just any smell, but a... Read more
I have a wallet made of hemp. Although I’ve seen some very fashionable hemp accessories, mine’s really old and not very cute, but I can’t justify buying a new one until it wears out. I guess I’ve learned firsthand that hemp fi... Read more
If you've ever scratched your arm or leg and left a trail of white flakes (who hasn't?), then you’ve seen the effects of dry skin. While uncomfortable, dry skin usually isn’t "serious," but it can make a formerly-smooth... Read more
Ok I've read a lot about a mega threes fish oil flax seed oil....I'm wondering when I use a tablespoon of flaxseed oil do I still need to take my daily fish oil? The flaxseed oil is 130 calories and according to spark article one tablespoon for the... Read more
Today, I was able to "hop like a frog" with a 30-pound 4-year old on my back. This was in the pool where the water helped buoy us up, but I wouldn't have been able to do this even a month ago. Kids are natural, fun workout partners.... Read more
I use olive oil and canola oil in my cooking. I find that it has good fats and no trans fats. It is heart healthy and is better for you. Cooking spray is best in frying. Baking and roasting better than frying.... Read more
So many cleaners and chemicals are unhealthy. Use baking soda and vinegar to clean bathrooms and your kitchen sink. A clean rag dipped in hot water will clean your counters and a steam mop will get your floors clean and sanitized with no residue. A p... Read more
After a long, tough workout, an equally long, hot bath is just what I crave. If I'm feeling particularly sore, I add Epsom salts, which help reduce inflammation. You can buy expensive aromatherapy bath salts at department stores, but I don't like to... Read more
I've written about the miracles of the rice sock. This handy low-tech gadget eased an excruciating sinus headache I had a few weeks back. Since I made mine, it had soothed sore knees after yoga, loosened a tight lower back and even warmed cold feet a... Read more
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