Reduce Waste with Homemade Sunscreen

One way to be more environmentally responsible is to reduce waste by reducing the use of products that come in packages. Many companies are attempting to reduce their packaging and/or use packages made from recycled products. This is great! However, as consumers, we can do even more. By making our own consumables and reusing the containers we make them in, we are not only reducing the waste we create, we are sending a message to businesses that says we don’t want all the chemicals they add to items and we won’t spend our money to support them. By making our own consumables at home, such as sunscreens and lotions, we not only do the planet a favor, but our bodies as well. So say goodbye to store bought and say hello to home made and healthy! Continue reading “Reduce Waste with Homemade Sunscreen”


Essential Oils for Dogs with Anxiety

No doubt about it…people LOVE their dogs. They’re not just an animal or a pet, they’re a well loved member of our family.  When a dog has anxiety it is rough on their humans.  Did you know that you can use essential oils for dogs with anxiety?  Veterinarians have a variety of prescription remedies for dog anxiety, but many people are looking for more natural ways to help their pets deal with this relatively prevalent issue.  This is where essential oils can be of great benefit .

The type of anxiety your dog experiences is going to dictate how you will be treating it.  Whether the stress is related to loud noises, separation, or you’ve got a rescue with an unpleasant past that causes fear,  there are essential oils that can help.  As with humans, no essential oil is going to have exactly the same effect on every dog.  Dogs, like humans, have personal preferences to different aromas.  Fortunately, there are a variety of methods for delivery, and a variety of essential oils that can be tried in order to find what works for your pooch. Continue reading “Essential Oils for Dogs with Anxiety”


A Review of Essential Oil Brands

Many people ask what the best essential oil brand is so I thought it would be helpful to give a review of essential oil brands.  When researching this question there are a few main points to consider:

  1. Plant growing methods
  2. Oil processing method
  3. Purity of the oil
  4. Product Availability

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How to use Essential Oils for Vertigo

If you or a loved one suffer from vertigo you know what an inconvenience it can be!  Life pretty much stops in milder cases, and in severe cases hospitalization may be necessary.  Using essential oils for vertigo is a safe effective alternative to over the counter or prescription medications.  Any they may take effect more quickly as well!


There are a number of essential oils that can be used to treat vertigo.  When creating a blend for a particular individual I recommend having them sniff the oil to see if it agrees with them.  Some people have a natural aversion to certain scents.  Inadvertently adding them to a blend will discourage the individual from using it. (That’s why I recommend creating your own blends for your family rather than purchasing the pre-made blends that are widely available)

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How to Use Essential Oils for ADHD-A Safe Alternative

In today’s world ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) seems very common.  Many parents are reluctant to use the prescription drugs typically given to children to help control behaviors.  Luckily there are alternatives.  If you’re interested in other ways to help your child you may be wondering how to use Essential Oils for ADHD. Continue reading “How to Use Essential Oils for ADHD-A Safe Alternative”


Essential Oils for Fever

If you are a parent, an aunt/uncle, daycare provider or anyone else who is around children, then you know that fevers are a common issue.  Thankfully there are natural remedies that can be employed using essential oils to reduce fevers.  Using essential oils for fever reduction does not work as quickly as a typical over the counter drug remedy, but it does work. Continue reading “Essential Oils for Fever”