Cold sores are caused by a virus called herpes simplex. The virus often manifests itself at times when the immune system is low. The virus causes painful outbreaks of blisters and sores that can last for weeks at a time … Continue reading →
Bugs can ruin an otherwise lovely outdoor experience. But most store-bought repellents contain DEET and other harmful chemicals. If you want to keep your skin healthy, use the power of essential oils and their ability to deter insects. You can … Continue reading →
Tea tree (melaleuca) essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves of myrtle shrubs and trees. This essential oil has strong immune-building properties. It is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiseptic. Historically, tea tree leaves have been used for centuries to heal … Continue reading →
Allergies can be a real pain. The sneezing, itching, watery eyes, sore throat, swelling, stomachaches, and other symptoms that go with an allergic response can be uncomfortable at best. An allergy is caused by an immune system response to all … Continue reading →
As you increase your outdoor time this summer, remember to protect your skin. Sunburns can happen even when there are clouds, because they are caused by the sun’s UV rays, which you can’t see or feel. If your skin begins … Continue reading →
This all-natural makeup brush cleaner is effective at cleaning your brushes and leaves the bristles moisturized. Not only do the essential oils in this recipe leave a lovely scent on your brushes, but they are also great for your skin!
Tea tree essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a small tree of the myrtle family. Historically, the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia were used to heal cuts, wounds, and skin infections. Today, tea tree essential oil is … Continue reading →