The Calming Power of Chamomile

Chamomile is an annual plant with white, daisy-like flowers, recognized worldwide for its calming, soothing benefits. Its name comes from the Greek chamomaela, or “ground apple,” as the plant is known to emit a light, apple-like scent. T ...

Natural Ways to Calm a Crying Baby

There’s nothing more frustrating than being unable to console a crying baby. You can cuddle, walk, rock, sing or drive around in circles, but sometimes little ones keep wailing despite your best efforts. Societies and cultures throughout the ag ...

Is Natural Toothpaste Necessary?

Switching to all-natural products, whether it’s for health or environmental reasons, is a piecemeal process for many. First to go might be chemical-based cleaners. Then, bleached paper products. Next, preservative-filled personal care items. Bu ...

Treat Your Aching Feet

If your arches are aching or your tootsies are throbbing, it’s time to sit down and take a load off! Here are some easy, quick steps you can take to treat your feet: 1.    Soak them. Immersing your feet in warm water can help soothe ...

Is Your Deodorant Dangerous?

Reach into your medicine cabinet and take a close look at the label on your deodorant or antiperspirant. You may find one or more of the following ingredients: aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex gly, parabens (methyl, propyl ...

Massage For Good Health

It’s probably no surprise that a relaxing massage can be beneficial to your health.  But it does a lot more than relieve stress; in fact, you may be amazed just how many benefits a great massage can deliver. Properly executed, massage the ...

Lovely, Lulling Lavender

Native to the Mediterranean region, the lavender plant is known for its unique and fragrant scent. Oil is extracted from the plant’s blue-violet flowers and is used in a variety of bath products, fragrances, aromatherapy treatments and soothing ...