If you get hit with a cold, you might be tempted to use vapour rub to help you decongest and calm your coughs. Before you do though, consider that conventional vapour rub contains petroleum jelly (or petrolatum) and turpentine oil, both of which are toxic. Petroleum jelly can be contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons or […]
During the cold and flu season it can be a challenge to keep everyone healthy. One of the tools I use to help me and my family prevent and fight off winter bugs is an immunity essential oil blend. It contains lavender, thyme, lemon, and tea tree oil, all of which are antibacterial and antiviral. […]
I recently shared my top 3 tips on how to reduce your family’s exposure to toxins in a live video interview with Maria Kritikos from Ladies Who Lunch. If you missed it, click here to watch the replay! If you have any questions, add them in the Comment section below!
Earlier, I shared a recipe for a natural, DEET-free mosquito repellent. One of the key ingredients in that recipe is lemon eucalyptus essential oil. Repelling mosquitoes isn’t the only outdoor use for essential oils though. In fact, there are many ways they can be used in the garden. And why not, essential oils come from […]
Guest post by Dr. Bobby Parmar, Naturopathic Physician. The original post can be found here. Morning sickness confers 50-75% lower miscarriage rates in women who have had a previous miscarriage. It also seems the greater the misery and symptoms the more the benefit to the health of pregnancy. Vomiting trumps nausea. Cruel I know, but […]