Top 8 Benefits of Cinnamon

One of the most popular and recognized spices in the world, cinnamon offers some of the most impressive health benefits around from immunity booster to managing diabetes. Dating back to ancient Egypt, cinnamon is used in various dishes all over the world for its desirable flavor. In the past, it was used as a food… Continue reading Top 8 Benefits of Cinnamon

Coconut Oil: Benefits & Uses

If there’s one oil other than olive oil that I absolutely swear by it’s coconut oil. I love coconut oil. Its sweet scent, taste, its variety of uses both in and out of the kitchen. It’s gentle enough for skin, and strong enough to prevent heart disease, even HIV and cancer. Coconut oil simply has… Continue reading Coconut Oil: Benefits & Uses

The Sweet, Sensational Benefits and Uses for Raw Honey

Some might assume the word raw equates inedible when it comes to food. Truthfully, that’s not always the case. In fact, when coming across the word raw what it really means is the preservation of vital nutrients in certain foods. Of course, meats and poultry should most definitely be cooked. But just as raw veggies… Continue reading The Sweet, Sensational Benefits and Uses for Raw Honey

Lovely Lavender Oil: Benefits & Uses

When I initially became interested in essential oils lavender was my first candidate, and I couldn’t have made a better choice. Not only does lavender oil smell divine, but it contains amazing benefits that help keep insects away, clear acne, cure insomnia, and even subdue muscle pain. Lavender oil is extracted from the flowers of… Continue reading Lovely Lavender Oil: Benefits & Uses

The Benefits of Cedarwood Oil

Cedarwood oil has a lot going on than most would expect. Its benefits can be attributed to its antiseborrihoeic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, tonic, astringent, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, insecticidal, sedative, and fungicidal properties. Nature made a point of reminding me of cedarwood recently during an escape from my usual habitat, the asphalt jungle. Traveling through a wooded… Continue reading The Benefits of Cedarwood Oil

Benefits of Citronella Oil

Grown mostly in certain Asian countries and South Pacific islands, citronella is a grass that has a crisp, lemony aroma. The oil is extracted by steam distillation of the plant and bears many health benefits attributed to its antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, deodorant, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, insect repellant, stomachic, stimulant, tonic, and vermifuge… Continue reading Benefits of Citronella Oil

The Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

The tea tree, or its botanical name Melaleuca Alternifolia, is native to Southeast Queensland and New South Wales in Australia. The oil is extracted through steam distillation of the tea tree’s twigs and leaves. It is a very common and popular essential oil in Australia that has spread to other countries due to its many… Continue reading The Benefits of Tea Tree Oil