By Elena Julian, OilYit
You’ve probably heard of argan oil: the new “miracle” ingredient in DIY natural cosmetics. You may know it’s made in Morocco and that it’s beneficial for your hair, body, and even as a food ingredient. However, you may not know that studies suggest it accelerates burn healing and fights cancer and diabetes. I’ve compiled the last 20 years of research on argan oil benefits.
The good news is that there are many natural remedies for insomnia that can be very useful for people struggling with the problem. The solutions range from lifestyles changes to the use of herbs, and they include the following six.
In addition deepening your understanding and experience of plants, creating a personal herb book ('materia medica') is a convenient way to organize and easily reference all the information you’ve gathered so that you will have it on hand when you need it most. Learn how to get started with the Herbal Academy's free program!
This chai recipe’s adaptogenic herbs, including ashwaganda, eleuthero, and rhodiola, help regulate stress and boost mental clarity.
Myrtle (Myrtus communis) is an evergreen shrub native to the Mediterranean region and is extensively grown in Israel, mostly for decorative purposes and also for its uses in the Jewish tradition. Its pleasant smell and year-round fresh greenery make it a great choice for decorative hedges, but myrtle also has some wonderful health properties and, as we have recently discovered to our surprise and pleasure, culinary uses.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite botanical resources and herbal creations below! For those interested in botany or herbalism, these gifts will encourage the learning journey, offer up inspiration, and encourage a bit of rest and relaxation in this busy month.
Ritual has likely been a part of people’s lives as long as we have employed conscious thought. Whether ritually conducting simple routine with intention or designing a special ceremony, creating and holding space for the sacred can enrich one’s life immeasurably. Join me in this blog post to gather ideas about creating more ritual in your own life.
Last winter I suffered from a very bad case of red, dry, painful hands and spent a fortune on expensive medical-grade creams and lotions, but this was before I fully discovered the wonders of coconut oil and shea butter and the satisfaction of making one's own simple skin care products.
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