Scent has always been regarded as a powerful thing. It can make us feel happy, evoke a memory, even turn us on or off. It is also a personal thing – where one person can bathe in the scent of roses and feel happy, another will find it cloying and too strong. Almost nothing can take us back to a moment in time, faster. It is also something we want in our homes as a part of creating the environment we want to live in. One of the most popular scents, with a long history can be found in patchouli oil.
The substance that is derived from the eucalyptus leaf prevalently found in Australia is known as eucalyptus oil. The leaves of this tree are a favorite supper of Koalas all over Australia. It is known to be useful for many different things, such as fragrances, medicinal uses, as flavoring and pest repellents. Although it is native to Australia, there are trees that have become somewhat of a nuisance in other parts of the world, where they have become numerous and invasive, such as in California.
The feet, like every aspect of the human body an amazing invention but there comes a time when we need foot pain relief. Fortunately, there are some simple steps we can implement to stop the foot pain and prevent it becoming anything more troublesome. If you have circulation problems like diabetes, then you require extra care and should seek medical advice before attempting any of these suggestions.
One of the things about male pattern baldness is those whom choose to treat it generally do their research. The know all about the pharmaceuticals they can get from their doctor to manipulate DHT. But oftentimes the mind will get stuck somehow that the drugs of modern medicine are the best way to go. They somehow must be more potent. But really — hasn’t the planet been producing plants with in incredible diversity of natural chemicals for millions of years? And hasn’t man been using these plants as medicines for many thousands of years? Could they possibly do an even better job at stopping hair loss? Yes, yes and yes!
Lavender essential oil is the most popular essential oil in use today. In the scientific community, it appears to be the second-most researched essential oil, only after Tea Tree. This is probably because the medical effects of Tea Tree, used as an antiseptic, antiviral and anti-fungal agent, are easily measured, and its actions are more familiar to the medical profession. Lavender’s actions are a little more challenging to define, as its primary actions affect us on psychological and emotional levels. Yet recently, even these effects have been proven without a doubt by major studies performed at world-renown university and medical centers. Here we’ll have a look at the effects of Lavender essential oil, and some of the incredible research that backs up these claims.
These days we can buy supercritical carbon dioxide extract of tropical Hibiscus seeds grown in Ecuador, or certified organic combined fractions of Ylang Ylang essential oil — so Lemon essential oil is just not that interesting anymore! But the practitioner interested in therapeutic activity should never forget how amazing Lemon really is. It has a very diverse set of effects, which comes down to it being a great “pick me up” any way you look at it. Here’s a review of these effects, and how you can very easily make use of them every day.
Herbs have been around for thousands of years and were used by the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Minoans and other ancient cultures to help improve individual health. Most of the uses of herbal health remedies were discovered by trial and error. In today’s time, more accurate research is being done on the effectiveness of various herbs. Medications we use today in many cases came from herbs. For example, Aspirin initially came from willow tree bark that was chewed by people to relieve pain and fever. Even stronger drugs like morphine were created from plants, such as opium flowers. Heart medications, such as digoxin (foxglove) and atropine (belladonna) have strong herbal roots.
Essential oils make excellent skin and body care ingredients. They’re easily absorbed by the skin, are compatible with our physiology, and have scientifically-backed therapeutic activities. In recent years, new distillation methods have changed vastly increased the number of oils available for skin care products. These new oils may even have more potent therapeutic properties for this particular aroma-therapeutic application. Here’s a look at these oils, and what they can do for your skin…