Essential oils can change an entire space in a matter of minutes — and the people in them! Aromatherapy is used to treat a range of conditions, from relieving tension to promoting sleep to healing infections. Here are some of the best essential oils to diffuse and how to do it right.
When we’re in the womb, our ears are the first sense organ to develop. When we die, it is said that our hearing is the last to go. So it should come as no surprise that humans have found tools and tricks to appeal to our sense of hearing for at least 35,000 years, in every cultural enclave across the globe.
If you’re reading this article, chances are I’ve caught you in a sweatpants and froyo-devouring phase listening for your ex’s car outside. Trust me, I was just there. Over the last few months, while going through a breakup from my former girlfriend of four years, I honestly wondered if it was possible to keel over from a broken heart. But here I am writing this, obviously still alive, and now I’m here to tell you: put down the froyo spoon.
Yoga does some amazing things for your mind and body, including your reproductive organs. According to research, yoga can increase circulation, enhance libido and engage the kegel muscles for better sex. So, what are you waiting for? If you’re feeling stressed out and need a little help in the bedroom, head on down to your nearest yoga studio and give these yoga poses a try!
A lot of people ask how I finally managed to quit smoking after nearly a decade of sucking back 20-plus cigarettes a day and dozens of failed attempts to quit. Now on my way to four years clean, I can honestly say that quitting cigarettes was the best thing I ever did for my physical, mental and spiritual health. Here’s how I quit cigarettes cold turkey and got rid of that pesky nicotine monster — for good.
There are several delicious duos in nature, like chocolate and peanut butter or carrots and hummus. But what about a food pair that can help you lose weight, fight off infections and clear up your skin all at the same time? As far as we know, there’s only one culinary combo that can do all that: lemon and raw honey.
Sometimes the best remedies in life are the simplest ones. This is certainly true for an ancient skincare trick known to close pores, balance oil production and rejuvenate the skin. You won’t need fancy skin creams filled with chemicals and preservatives to achieve a youthful glow after this. You can start improving the quality of your skin with only two things: purified water and high-quality salt.
Is there anything worse than an aching ear? Recently while traveling in Mexico I came down with a nasty virus. It stole my energy for weeks, clogged my sinuses and left me with a raging ear infection. Fortunately, I was given a local age-old remedy using three simple ingredients commonly found at home: garlic, rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball. Here’s how to try it, along with other natural remedies for ear pain.
It seems like you should avoid any type of treatment with “scraping” in the title, right? Wrong. According to traditional Chinese medicine, this is one type of massage you should get on board with, despite its scary name. Here’s everything you need to know about this unique muscle massage, the benefits of gua sha scraping and how to do it.
If you’re one of the 40 million Americans suffering from anxiety, you know how uncomfortable it can be. Even though it’s awful while it’s happening, anxiety serves an important function. Here are a few reasons to think of anxiety as a superpower and how to manage it naturally.
If you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from chronic pain, you’re probably at your wits end about how to help your poor body cope. The good news is, there are several foods that can be as effective as over-the-counter pain medications, without all those nasty side effects. And when these superstar ingredients are combined, you’re looking at one seriously powerful elixir.
As a native Californian, I can attest to the fact that we’re simply obsessed with avocados. Perhaps it’s the fact that they come from sun-kissed fields and taste like a perfect blend of savory and sweet, or the fact that they contain healthy saturated fat that’s great for the waistline. In any case, avocados are life. And, it turns out, the oil from this humble fruit is just as beneficial to use in your cooking. Here are six reasons why you should get on board with avocado oil.
When a headache strikes, seemingly out of nowhere, it can ruin your entire day. But rather than reach for harmful over-the-counter medications, it’s important to do two things. First, listen to what your body is trying to tell you and change your lifestyle accordingly. Secondly, soothe symptoms with a natural remedy, like this homemade headache balm.
With bathing suit season just around the corner, you may be hoping to take your derriere to the next level and show off some skin. Forget butt-lifting underwear and girdles! If you can spare a few minutes a day, you can tone your tush for the summer in no time. While not exactly easy, these steps are simple once you get the hang of them.
When it comes to a bedtime routine, a warm glass of milk or a soothing cup a tea may be just the ticket before dozing off. But wouldn’t it be great if while you slept your body could simultaneously rest and burn stubborn body fat? Just because you’re asleep at night doesn’t mean your metabolism has to be, right? Here’s a nighttime elixir to help boost your metabolism and aid weight loss.