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When we make use of plant oils to make our psychological well-being better, this is called aromatherapy. It also has a positive influence on our physical health. Aromatherapy can be very effective and uses smell as its tool. To be more definite aromatherapy employs essential oils extracted from the plants, combining them at times to achieve the required effect. Being highly concentrated, essential oils must be diluted. When aroma is inhaled, the air with essential oils is absorbed by the blood. Olfactory receptors located in the nose transmit the smell and it gets to the limbic system, which is linked with our emotions and mood. Read the rest of this entry »

If you are wanting to protect your hair from sun damage, there are several things you can do, as well as several things you should not do. Here are the best hair sun care tips. Read the rest of this entry »

This beautiful box, holding fresh floral scents, is accented with painted clay shapes. A gel stain is applied as the last coat to add a whitewashed effect. Fill to the brim with an aromatic potpourri to make this dainty box irresistible. Read the rest of this entry »

Since women wears a lot of make-up, taking care of her skin is really important to her and some of the best ways to do that are recipes that can be made right out of the garden. With simple ingredients like these herbs, fruits, and vegetables, it’s easy to create an entire beauty routine, from toner to moisturizer. Read the rest of this entry »

SALT SCRUBS help circulation and are a wonderful way to invigorate your skin. The abrasive action of the salt will remove dead skin cells and open pores, allowing them to breathe. Because oils have been added to the salts, this scrub will create a healthy glow and moisturize your skin as well. To use, scoop out a tablespoon or two and begin to massage it onto your skin while in the shower or bath. Work in a circular motion, starting with your extremities and toward your heart. Leave the scrub on your skin for 5 to 20 minutes, and then rinse off with cool water. Read the rest of this entry »

Most of us grew up with a home remedy or two – flat cola for an upset stomach, or tobacco on a bee sting. Home remedies have become increasingly popular, in part because people don’t always want to take over-the-counter products, and because home remedies are economical and handy. Try these simple, natural solutions to warding off some common winter ailments. (While all of these home remedies are considered safe and effective by doctors, always remember that if you are really feeling ill, do see your doctor.) Read the rest of this entry »

THE PILATES METHOD of body conditioning was developed by Joseph Pilates (pi-LAH-teez) after World War I, to help injured soldiers regain their strength and flexibility. When Pilates moved to New York City in 1926, he and his wife Clara established a studio that is still in operation today. Pilates’ method was first popular with the dance community. Martha Graham and George Balanchine studied it. Gradually Pilates developed a wider following. Read the rest of this entry »

This will pamper and soothe your skin. The fat in the milk is moisturizing and nourishing, as is the honey. To use, pour the mixture into warm bathwater, mixing it in. Soak for at least 20 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

Television and film actress Marilu Henner is the author of “Marilu Henner’s Total Health Makeover” (HarperTrade, 1998). Once a yo-yo dieter with little energy and frequent colds, Marilu only began to enjoy stabilized weight, increased energy and stamina, and a renewed sense of well-being after she changed her fundamental eating and health habits. In her book, she shares these secrets. Read the rest of this entry »

BATH SALTS are wonderfully fragrant, but they also help detoxify the skin, as the minerals in the salts have a drawing out effect. Since bath salts can be slightly drying, use a good moisturizer after the bath. To use, add about 3 heaping tablespoons to warm bathwater when filling the tub. Read the rest of this entry »