February 8, 2019

Hangover Recovery: Hydrate, Eat Healthy, and Rest

Why does a hangover result in nausea, fatigue, poor concentration, and a bad headache?  About 8-16 hours after consuming alcohol, symptoms of a hangover start to set in and can last up to 24 hours (1).  Alcohol is actually toxic to our body.  When our digestive system breaks down alcohol, […]
February 4, 2019

How to Make Jarred Spicy Mandarin Oranges

Jarred spicy mandarin oranges are great to make in the Winter months.  The citrus and spices combined taste delicious. Overwhelmed about jarring? Some people are overwhelmed about the idea of jarring foods.  But if you follow the steps, it is really fairly easy, and mildly time consuming.  If you have […]
January 28, 2019

Can I take too many vitamins and minerals? Be aware when taking nutritional supplements.

Vitamins and minerals are essential to healthy living.  Experts believe many illnesses are caused by a poor diet and lack of exercise.  Good nutrition is vital to the cells of our body and the optimal function of our bodily systems.  A healthy diet requires the right balance of proteins, carbohydrates, […]
January 14, 2019

What’s the Difference Between a Green Coffee Bean and a Brown Coffee Bean?

A green coffee bean is just a coffee bean that has not been roasted.  Coffee beans are green when they are harvested, and turn brown from roasting.  There is one other important difference.  When they are roasted, an important component is destroyed during the heated process.  That is chlorogenic acid. […]
January 9, 2019

Did you know…the aroma of citrus fruits can help reduce depression and anxiety!

The aroma of citrus certainly can help make a difference in your mood!  Just think of how you feel when you take a big whiff of an orange, lemon, lime, or grapefruit?  Uplifted!  Plus, multiple scientific studies have shown that citrus aromas can really help boost mood.  Several human studies […]
December 30, 2018

Cedarwood Mothballs – A Recipe to Keep the Moths from Snacking on Your Sweaters

Cedarwood mothballs smell way better than your traditional white mothballs, made from a chemical in coal tar.  Cedarwood has been used for centuries to prevent moth holes in fine clothing and rugs.  Lavender is also an effective deterrent.  It may help keep away the larvae of the common cloth moth, […]
December 27, 2018

How to Cut the Food Cravings in the New Year

Food cravings are an intense urge to eat specific pleasurable foods.  Unfortunately, the foods we tend to crave most art usually unhealthy.  Ask anyone what their food craving is, and they will most likely give you back a quick and confident answer.  Be it chocolate or potatoe chips, ice cream, […]
December 19, 2018

Noni Berries: Not so Delicious, but Quite Nutricious!

Noni: Morinda citrifolia, commonly called Indian mulberry or cheese fruit, is one strange looking fruit.  Plus, its taste is bitterly bizarre and enhanced by an odoriferous note.  It comes from the same plant family as the tree that grows coffee beans (Rubiaceae).  This small tropical Asian evergreen tree has been […]
December 4, 2018

Juniper Berry Tea Recipe

Juniper berry tea can be antimicrobial and have a diuretic action. The berries have also been used as a folk remedy for cough and congestion. Avoid during pregnancy, lactation, and with kidney stones or other kidney disorders. Juniper Berry Tea Ingredients 1/2 tsp of dried juniper berries (Juniperus communis) 2 […]
December 3, 2018

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Why advertise at EarthtoKathy? EarthtoKathy is a website focused on gathering and sharing research on herbs and essential oils.  Over 3,000 hours have been spent compiling scientific studies.  Articles are given a one or two sentence summary, categorized, and presented in an easy way for end users.  The goal is […]
November 30, 2018

Try Making Cinnamon Pinecones

Cinnamon pinecones offer an aromatic holiday delight.  Make this recipe and place it in a decorative bowl to enjoy! Plus, this is a great time of year to collect pinecones that have fallen from the trees.  Pinecones from outside should be shaken and then heated to prevent bugs attached to […]
November 14, 2018

Make Homemade Cedarwood Essential Oil Candles

It can be fun making your own essential oil candles! Try this cedarwood candle recipe.  It uses cedarwood essential oil, preferred over fragrance oil, which is less natural.  While fragrance oils may smell stronger, they lack the therapeutic benefits of plant based essential oils.  Plus, synthetics can burn unfavorable toxins […]
November 11, 2018

Easy Cinnamon Tea Recipe for a Blistery Cold Day

A hot cup of cinnamon tea can be just what you need to warm up on a blistery cold day!  Cinnamon has a flavor that is spicy, hot, and sweet.  Try this easy cinnamon tea recipe to get you heated up.  Plus, this tea may have some healthful benefits as […]
November 11, 2018

How to Make Aloe Infused Socks to Soothe Dry Feet

Aloe infused socks can help as the weather gets cold and our feet becomes overly dry.  Plus, when it’s chilly outside, it’s cozy to snuggle our toes into a warm pair of socks!  So, give it a try.  Pamper your feet with this easy recipe for aloe infused socks. What […]
November 11, 2018
peppermint hot chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe

When the weather outside is frightful, heat up with this Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe.  Fun garnishes can include decorated marshmallows, peppermint sticks, chocolate shavings, sprinkled cinnamon, or even chocolate syrup.  Make it fun! Peppermint Hot Chocolate Ingredients 2 cups of whipped cream 2 cups of milk 6 ounces of chocolate […]
November 7, 2018

Why Should I Eat Chia Seeds?

Health food advocates are raving over chia seeds, adding them to breakfast cereals, smoothies, breads, and energy bars.  This begs the question, “Why should I eat chia seeds?”  These little yet powerful superfood seeds may help to control hunger, while being full of valuable nutrients.  Plus, chia is low in […]
November 5, 2018

Why Should I Eat Acai Berries?

Eat acai berries! Acai berries are a highly nutritious fruit, coming from the acai palm tree (Euterpe oleracea Mart).  It grows in Peru, Belize, and Brazil.  Thus, local people of this Amazon basin region rely on acai berries as an important part of their diet. The fruit tastes earthy and […]
November 2, 2018

Bath Time! Enjoying Essential Oils in a Bath Safely

Using essential oils in your bath can add aromatic pleasure and help set the mood for an enjoyable experience.  Some essential oils can be very calming, like those with floral or woody aromas. Other oils can offer an uplifting effect, like citrus or minty notes.  Blending the aromas you like […]
October 16, 2018
essential oils and menstrual pain

Essential Oils and Menstrual Pain – Recipes and Research

Essential oils and menstrual pain could be a relieving combination!  Gentle floral essential oils like lavender, rose, and neroli have shown effectiveness with both topical massage and inhalation.  This blog gives a quick overview of four human studies, and easy at home recipes to try based off each study. Topical […]
October 14, 2018

Cannabis sativa: Hemp Seed Oil vs CBD for the Skin

The plant: Cannabis sativa is a medicinal crop that has been harvested for thousands of years.  Further, it grows all over the world.  For centuries, it has been useful in making clothing, paper, cordage, textiles, and more.  It is quite the buzz today, because research has shown it could help […]
October 9, 2018

Herbal Infused All Purpose House Cleaner Recipe

Enjoy the herbaceous aroma of your garden grown herbs all Winter long with this Herbal Infused All Purpose House Cleaner Recipe.  Aromatic herbs offer antimicrobial and antiseptic qualities while helping the house smell great.  Combined with vinegar, alcohol, and a squeeze of dish soap, this is an easy and effective […]