Archive | October, 2012

Lavender Orange Refresher Spray

This floral-fruity mist is a great way to refresh tired senses on plane trips, long car rides or anytime you need a fragrant boost. Add 9 drops of lavender and 7 drops of orange essential oil to 1-2/3 ounces of distilled water. Place in a spray bottle or atomizer. Shake the bottle vigorously, then close […]

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Natural Care For Burns and Scalds

For teas, the rule of thumb is, one teaspoon of herb per cup of boiling water unless otherwise noted.

Unless otherwise noted, steep leaves 5 to 10 minutes in a covered container, twigs, bark and roots, steep 10 to 15 minutes (covered).

Aloe Vera – the juice from the leaves is applied directly on the burn.

Bilberry – Spread berry extract on cleansed skin and cover with a cotton bandage.

Bittersweet – for burns and scalds bathe with extract from the year old greenish brown shoots (or purchase extract). Note, for general skin toning, purchase extract and take a teaspoonful in a little water (this helps the body to eliminate toxins).

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Great, Easy & Cheap Ways to Find Dog Toys

We are at a time of great economic uncertainty and you might be looking to save a dime or two. In this article, we will explore some of the many options you might have laying around your house that will make your dog really happy to have as a toy. This way you can save […]

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Bullying Has Long-Term Health Effects

ScienceDaily (Oct. 30, 2012) Childhood bullying can lead to long term health consequences, including general and mental health issues, behavioral problems, eating disorders, smoking, alcohol use, and homelessness, a study by the Crime Victims’ Institute at Sam Houston State University found. “What is apparent from these results is that bullying victimization that occurs early in […]

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Lavender Foot Scrub Recipe

In a small bowl with 6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, add 2 tablespoons of fine sea salt and stir. Add 20 drops of Lavender oil and stir. Apply the scrub to one foot at a time using small circular movements, concentrating on the dry areas. Do this for 10 minutes to each foot […]

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Healing Boils Using Home Remedies

Image via Wikipedia Boils can be painful and are caused by problems in the gastrointestinal system.  A bacteria found there enters the bloodstream and causes a skin infection that turns into a boil.  The infection blocks a hair follicle or oil gland and usually appears suddenly. It starts as a pink bump that swells and […]

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Can Games Alleviate Anxiety?

Games may be helpful for children suffering from anxiety and depression, according to research published last year. In the study, Game-Based Biofeedback for Paediatric Anxiety and Depression, M. Knox and five other scientists reported that children responded favorably to video games utilizing biofeedback devices and techniques. During eight sessions, M. Knox and colleagues tested twenty-four [...]

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Free Natural Health Ebook: All About Color Therapy

As part of our ongoing effort to provide our readers with quality information on natural holistic health, we’d like to offer you this completely free ebook. Our ebooks cover a wide variety of topics including men’s health, child health, women’s health, herbal remedies, natural beauty, natural help for anxiety and depression, and alternative medicine and […]

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Easy Steps to Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness?  Mindfulness consists of cultivating awareness of the mind and body and experiencing life in the here and now. It means being fully aware and present without judgement or filters.  Historically mindfulness was associated with meditation connected to the original traditions of Buddhism as a spiritual practice. Today, in a hectic and even […]

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Home Remedies for Arthritis Pain Relief

Remedy 1 – Stretch Gently for Strength and Mobility. When it comes to arthritis, moving hurts, but not moving destroys. Incorrect moving harms, but intelligent moving heals. Yoga teaches movement with proper joint alignment which helps bring deformed joints back to normal position as appropriate muscles are lengthened and strengthened. Consider a private session with […]

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