How Do Essential Oils Help with Sleep?

The Power of Scents Do you know why some real-estate agents use fresh-baked cookies at an open house to create that warm, inviting aroma?  When we smell something, our olfactory nerve sends signals directly to our limbic system and amygdala, the parts of our brain responsible for our memory or mood. That’s why certain scents can instantly make u...
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Zen Essential - Health Benefits Of Peppermint Essential Oil

What is Peppermint Oil?  Native to Europe, peppermint is a member of the mint family - a hybrid generated from the watermint and the spearmint plants. Peppermint has a spicy flavor and a cooling sensation. It has a fresh and invigorating aroma much like mint itself. This antimicrobial herb has been known for its medicinal uses, and its impressiv...
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How to Use Aromatherapy for Stress Relief

Aromatherapy is widely practiced all over the world. Aromatherapy products, such as candles, bath products, essential oils are now widely available and have been touted as effective in soothing the body, relieving stress and promoting healthy living. While aromatherapy isn’t the magic ‘cure-all’ that it’s sometimes made out to be, it does have p...
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Top 10 Hobbies to Reduce Stress

Getting away from the occasional bursts of stress is not possible at all times. Although we can’t control lots of problems in life, we can take charge of our mental well-being by engaging in activities that can reduce stress and help us build healthy daily life routines.  In addition to eating well, getting enough sleeping, practicing yoga and l...
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How To Stay Energized Without Caffeine

Many of us turn to caffeine when we have a lack of energy. While caffeine can energize you for a certain amount of time, you often just need another coffee to keep going. Caffeine really isn't the healthiest option to help keep you energized - more than 500 milligrams (or four cups) of coffee a day may cause side effects including insomnia, nerv...
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10 Healthy Drinks Other Than Water

Water is the healthiest beverage for your everyday go-to drink, but it can get boring to drink only water all the time. You may not know that there are other beverages that you can drink besides water which also include health benefits. Opt for water most of the time, but if you need some variety in your life, choose these nutritious drinks to s...
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