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March 23, 2018

Happy Hair Hot Oil Treatment Recipe

This Happy Hair Hot Oil Treatment Recipe is so simple to make, with just three ingredients, and adds luxurious shine to your hair.  Do this treatment about once a month, or more often for damaged hair. Happy Hair Hot Oil Treatment Recipe Ingredients 1/2 Tbsp of coconut oil 1/2 Tbsp […]
April 6, 2018
dandruff

Dandruff

There can be multiple causes of dandruff: too much oil, skin that is too dry, a yeast infection from a fungus called Malassezia, or a sensitive reaction to harsh hair product ingredients. Tea tree oil maybe effective in reducing dandruff; more human research is necessary.  Coconut oil may help with […]
April 7, 2018

Hair Growth / Alopecia

Hair loss can be caused by poor diet, poor circulation, genetic disposition, and certain medical conditions. Diet Related to diet, dry hair can be due to a lack of essential fatty acids.  Oily hair can be related to low amounts of the B vitamins.  Poor color can be related to […]
April 9, 2018
sunscreen

Sunscreen

Some plants have skin protective qualities against the sun’s UV rays.  Typical store bought sunscreens contain harsh chemicals: look for safer ingredients like zinc oxide.  Avoid tanning, and wear clothing to cover the skin.   Carrier oils such as coconut oil, sesame oil, carrot seed oil, and jojoba oil may offer […]
April 12, 2018

Ground Oats Facial Cleanser

This ground oats facial cleanser gently scrubs the skin.  Use about twice a week for good exfoliation. Ground Oats Facial Cleanser Ingredients 1 cup of oats – ground in a food processor or blender 1 cup of dried sea clay powder (bentonite) 1 cup of finely ground sea salt 2 […]
June 24, 2018

Avocado Banana Ice Cream

Avocado Banana Ice Cream is easy to make at home, uses healthy ingredients, and is dairy free!  Plus it has no added sugar, just the sugar from the bananas offer plenty of sweetness.  Here is how to make this delicious Summer treat. Avocado Banana Ice Cream Ingredients 3 ripe avocados […]
June 30, 2018

Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

This Tomato Basil Soup Recipe is packed with nourishing vegetables and herbs.  Plus, it’s delicious; so enjoy a bowl full for good health! Preparation time is about 30 minutes, but then it is slow cooked in a crockpot for about 4 hours.  Makes 12 large servings. Tomato Basil Soup Ingredients […]
July 6, 2018

Aloe Cucumber Cooling Smoothie

This Aloe Cucumber Cooling Smoothie Recipe will help you chill out on a hot Summer’s day!  Plus it may aid in alleviating digestive complaints such as constipation and nausea, while offering minerals for hydration from the cucumber and coconut milk. Aloe Cucumber Smoothie Ingredients 1/4 cup of aloe gel – […]
September 20, 2018

Benefits of Using Carrier Oils with Essential Oils

Essential oils should always be diluted in carrier oils, alcohol, or vinegar with topical use.  These highly volatile plant extractions have been proven more effective with less harmful side effects when diluted.  Experts agree, using essential oils neat can result in painful skin irritations, or worse!  Professional aromatherapy organizations and […]
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 22, 2018
anti-inflammatory fudge

Quick & Easy Anti-inflammatory Fudge Recipe

Is there such a thing as a healthy fudge recipe?  This anti-inflammatory fudge recipe gives the taste of chocolate with a healthy twist of spices!  And with just 6 ingredients, it is very quick and easy to make.  No sugar is added to this recipe, but a little bit of […]
November 8, 2019

What is the Difference Between a Seed and a Nut

This article originally appeared in the NAHA Journal (Fall 2019) and it is republished here according to the NAHA Writer Guidelines 2019-20 copyright statement. By Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT Answering the question “What is the difference between a seed and a nut?” can become quite complex. This […]