I am so excited to bring this giveaway to my readers! Most of you know that I am a big proponent of natural remedies for health, healing and wellness. Of course education is essential to use natural cures and remedies properly…enter the Herbal Academy of New England! As a contributing blogger to the Homestead Bloggers Network, I am privileged to bring this to the readers of Imperfectly Happy!…
Everyone in my house has been enjoying the lovely scent of lavender on our pillows each night. But we are going through my bottle so fast!
The calming scent of lavender is an awesome way to help you relax at the end of a day. It has also helped me with my midnight wake-ups…nearly gone since using the lavender on my pillow.
This Relaxation Mist is meant to add a light dusting of scent on your linens just before bed. Enjoy!
- Wash your bottle with warm soapy water and rinse well.
- Add the lavender and alcohol to your bottle.
- Fill the bottle with the distilled water, leaving a 1/2 inch gap at the top for mixing space.
- Shake to mix and spray your linens and pillows at bedtime.
- Now make one for EVERY bedroom. 🙂
Mint is a widely known and commonly used herb…though maybe not in it’s natural state. Most of us think of toothpaste, breath fresheners and gum when we think of mint. What a shame! Mint has so much more to offer than a meat mouth cleanser.
What you ask? Well let me tell ya!
Brain Function: Studies show that mint can positively effect cognitive function, information retention and alertness. Something to tell a teacher next time they tell you no gum in class.
Fatigue & Depression: Mint’s natural stimulation properties can give you a jump start when feeling sleepy, sluggish, anxious or depressed. Simply inhaling he vapors can give you a boost! It can also be ingested in teas or applied topically in a salve.
Asthma, Respiratory Ailments & Coughs: Mint’s pungent aroma can clear up chest, nose and throat congestion caused by common colds and asthma. But careful not to go overboard because it can be irritating to the throat and nose if you use too much.
Tummy Helper: This might herb can clean our palates and aid in digestion. Further more, it can calm a queasy stomach and help with indigestion. A little mint oil can even help those who suffer from motion sickness.
Headaches: Mint oils and balms massaged into the forehead and around sinuses can help reduce the inflammation that often leads to headaches and migraines.
Weight Loss: Mint can aid in the body’s use of fat as energy. Less stored fat…weight loss!
YUMMERS: Mint is a delicious herb that makes many foods tastier. I love mint tea, mint water and mint ice cream just to name a few.
Mint is an easy herb to grow…check out chocolate mint too!
This article represents opinions and educational content only
and is not intended to constitute medical advice.
Oregano is a natural source of vitamin K. Vitamin K is important for blood coagulation, and in metabolic pathways in bone and other tissue.
Oregano is a strong antioxidant! Studies show that oregano as 42 times more antioxidant activity than apples, 30 times more than potatoes, 12 times more than oranges and 4 times more than blueberries. Antioxidants neutralize the effects of free radicals and promote healthy cells.
Need more fiber? Oregano is rich in bulk fiber in its fresh form so add it to your recipes to keep elimination regular…naturally.
Oregano has awesome antibacterial properties too. Oregano contains thymol and carvacrol, both potent antibacterial oils that have been known to inhibit the growth of bacterias like Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus . Researchers in Mexico have compared a common prescription drug, Tinidazol, to oregano in fighting Giardia lamblia, an intestinal parasite. In fact they found it to be more effective than the drug in fighting this bacterium.
If that isn’t enough to convince you of oregano’s awesomeness…did you know that oregano is a great source for Omega-3 fatty acids.