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Top 3 Essential Oils for Cleaning Your House 15

While essential oils have a myriad of health benefits, they can also be a natural alternative for many noxious commercial cleaning products. One of the properties that makes them so effective is that many oils are antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, or a combination of all 3. However, choosing essential oils for […]

Many EOs are antibacterial but which ones kick the most bacteria butt in your home? Here are the top 3 essential oils for cleaning your home.

Coconut oil has been lauded across the internet for it’s health and beauty benefits. But does it stand up under the microscope of peer-reviewed science? Read on to learn the benefits of coconut oil according to science.

Benefits of Coconut Oil According to Science 6

Coconut oil has been lauded across the internet for it’s health and beauty benefits. But does it stand up under the microscope of peer-reviewed science? Read on to learn the benefits of coconut oil according to science. Health benefits Weight Loss Heart health Lower blood pressure Anti-Inflammatory Wound Healing Antimicrobial […]


Top Essential Oils for Cold and Flu Season 3

It seems like everyone is getting sick this time of year, even me <cough cough>. And even if you’ve had your flu shot and you are eating well, sometimes getting sick is unavoidable. However, there are a few essential oils you can use to not only reduce your chances of […]


Rosemary - famous for it's memory enhancing properties, but did you know it is also a fantastic mosquito repellent? Click the image to read about the scientifically verified benefits of rosemary oil!

Rosemary Oil – Just the Facts 8

In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the character Ophelia declares: ‘There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember.’ Throughout history, rosemary and rosemary oil have been used to enhance memory (Grecian scholars used to wear rosemary wreaths on their heads for exams!) Rosemary also has a bit of a reputation as a gastrointestinal […]


Anti-Inflammatory Ginger Tea

For years, people have recommended drinking ginger ale when sick to help reduce nausea, and throughout history ginger root has been coveted as a powerful medicinal spice. While there are several ways to prepare and eat ginger, my favorite way to experience the benefits of this spice is by making […]

Ginger and cinnamon are both powerful anti-inflammatory agents, among a myriad of other wonderful health benefits. This ginger tea with cinnamon is a perfect addition to a healthy diet, and can protect against colds, the flu, cancer, diabetes, and more! Click to read about how simple it is to make this delicious and healthy tea!

Ah, basil. Beloved staple herb in pizza sauce and powerful... headache reliever? Basil is much more than a flavorful herb, my friends, and when used in the essential oil form, basil oil is claimed to have numerous benefits (anyone know of an essential oil that isn't though?). Basil oil is most definitely a potent substance in any case, and this article delves into the REAL benefits of the oil, according to science.

Basil Oil – Just the Facts 2

Ah, basil. Beloved staple herb in pizza sauce and powerful… headache reliever? Basil is much more than a flavorful herb, my friends, and when used in the essential oil form, basil oil is claimed to have numerous benefits (anyone know of an essential oil that isn’t though?). Basil oil is […]


Peppermint Oil – Just the Facts

Due to the insanely large volume of misinformation available on the properties of essential oils, it is my continuing mission to compile for you a list of facts for each oil. Presented below is my (ever-growing) list of the properties of peppermint oil, and the studies that support each claim. As […]