We love the smell of anything citrusy and there is no exception to Neroli. Neroli originated from Italy, comes from the bitter orange tree, and is known by many other names such as orange oil and bitter orange oil. There is nothing bitter about this oil! It’s scent is very light, sweet, fresh, and reminds… Continue reading Essential Oil Spotlight… Neroli-The Best Essential Oil to Use for Oily and Sensitive Skin
Have Fun Without Itching Can you believe the Fourth of July has come and gone? Wow! While July 4 represents the unofficial midpoint of summer because it falls between Memorial Day and Labor Day, we truly do have a lot more of this beautiful season left. What do you want to do this summer? Spend… Continue reading Bug Off!
Summer is a time to get outside–whether you walk, run, hike, bike, kayak, swim, paddle board, play tennis, garden, or go to baseball games. Whatever you choose, all of these are great activities that get you outside and (I hope!) away from these ubiquitous phones, tablets, and televisions! Go out and play! Get some sunshine… Continue reading Healthy Care for Dry Summer Hair
Have you ever been in a conversation with a friend or family member that’s taken an ugly turn? What about those friends we all know and love who tend to get their feelings hurt? Maybe you’ve been confronted about something you said or did (or not)? We’ve all been there. Probably more times than we… Continue reading Diffusing the Situation
Bare Your Toes I hope everybody had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend. Swimming pools across town have opened, many high schools and colleges have held their graduation ceremonies, propane sales have increased for those gas grills, and toes are being exposed as sandals and flip-flops become the preferred footwear. Yes, it’s summer—unofficially at least.… Continue reading Summer is for Sandals…and Sandalwood
Seeing Orange Close your eyes for a second and think about the word “orange.” What do you see? Do you have fond memories of eating orange slices as a kid? Maybe you think about peeling and slicing oranges for your kids’ lunches or soccer teams, or maybe you see the little mandarins known as Cuties… Continue reading Orange Power
Nothing to Sneeze At In addition to warmer temperatures and new growth, spring brings longer days and some dreaded allergens. Higher temperatures, greater moisture, and increased light will encourage all plants to grow, and of course that can bring on sneezing, sniffling, and itchy eyes. Instead of encouraging allergy sufferers to invest in Kleenex, fill a prescription,… Continue reading Keep Calm with Chamomile