There are many inexpensive, easy-to-use natural alternatives which can safely be used in place of commercial household products. Here is a list of nine ordinary, environmentally safe products which can be used alone or in combination for a wealth of household applications. [Read more…] about Homemade Cleaning Alternatives
They’re earth-friendly, but tough on dirt. House Cleaning and Organizing
I recently turned into a cleaning fiend, and I credit Caldrea Counter-Top Cleanser in Lavender Pine. Whoever came up with the idea of combining cleaning with aromatherapy deserves a straight shot to Nirvana. Not only did it remove fire-seared stove crud that I usually can’t get off without bleach and steel wool, but the whole time I felt…relaxed. It was a curious combination: housework and Zen. [Read more…] about We Test It – The Green Cleaners | By Denise Foley & Tanya Beers
The modern, environmentally friendly and durable alternative to hardwood is bamboo flooring. Being a grass, as opposed to timber, gives bamboo the edge as a not only a building product (being strong and at the same time flexible), but also as a sustainable resource: wood takes approximately 15-20 years to reach maturity, whereas the non-harmful harvesting of bamboo takes a mere 3 to 5 years. Bamboo has traditionally been the material of choice in most of Asia, and it is only recently that its benefits and environmental properties have begun to be utilised more fully in the west. [Read more…] about Bamboo Flooring – An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Hardwood Flooring and Easy to Fit | By Chirs Elliott
Pick a pest and you can usually find a natural control for it – one that won’t poison you, your kids or your pets. Natural pest control is less expensive than buying and applying pesticides, and it’s safer for your garden, natural wildlife and the environment.
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The feature Fuel The Fire focuses on internal herb use to help with that romantic moment. Essential oils can be used to enhance or alter your mood or current emotional state to achieve you romantic goals. The mind/body connection is a powerful force. There are still many mysteries on exactly how essential oils and this connection works.What we do know is that essential oils can effect the brain through inhalation and absorption.
[Read more…] about Fuel the Fire With Aromatherapy | By Juli Kight
What is aromatherapy?
Use of plant aromatics for the holistic healing of mind, body, and spirit.
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are concentrated aromatic plant extracts collected through a process of steam distillation. Aromatherapists also use essences extracted by expression of fruit peel of citris and absolutes obtained by enfleurage and solvent extractiom. (i.e. Rose and jasmine absolutes are used in the aromatherapy). Orange-flower water and lavender water are fragrants produced during oil distillation. [Read more…] about Using Essential Oils | By Phylameana Lila Desy