essential oils

Homemade Herb-Infused Massage Oil

Homemade Herb-Infused Massage Oil

As a person who tends to hold her tension in her shoulders, I enjoy a good massage. Ok, I’d enjoy a massage no matter what. But who wouldn’t? And while there are several massage oils for sale, I prefer to make my own. Not only do I like to personalize my massage oil with my favorite essential oils, but I like to infuse the oil with herbs that will help soothe those sore muscles and promote healing... »

12 Everyday Uses for Eucalyptus Essential Oil

12 Everyday Uses for Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus essential oil is one of our favorite essential oils to use in DIY projects. It has many great properties and it’s an essential oil that most are familiar with and feel comfortable using. Eucalyptus essential oil is diverse and easy to use. In fact, it’s one of my top five must-have essential oils because it has so many properties! Eucalyptus oil is:      Analgesic (pain relieving)     A... »

Why Its Important To Teach Our Children To Be Healers

Why Its Important To Teach Our Children To Be Healers

  Our children are a reflection of ourselves as much as they are their own beings. As parents it is important that we teach our children how to be alone, so they don’t just know how to be lonely. It is also imperative that we teach them about natural medicine and how to navigate the currents of their emotions so that they don’t check out and over medicate every time the going gets... »

5 Essential Oils To Calm Anxiety

5 Essential Oils To Calm Anxiety

I would imagine everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. But have you ever had full blown panic attacks or had to go on anti-depressants, because the symptoms were so bad your will wasn’t strong enough to handle them? I have. Yep, you heard me right. Upon graduating from college, I couldn’t have foreseen the heightened levels of anxiety and pressure I’d undergo trying to b... »

Make your own eco-friendly fabric softener

Make your own eco-friendly fabric softener

  If you buy the Ecoegg that I have been raving about, then you shouldn’t need fabric softener, but for those of you that like your clothes to be super soft or for people that live in hard water areas here’s an easy recipe so you can make your own all-natural fabric conditioner. Why bother? Many laundry products (detergents, sheets and softeners) contain a handful of chemicals that have been ... »

Make your own natural washing up liquid

Make your own natural washing up liquid

Kids love making things.  They enjoy pouring, measuring and generally messing with equipment in the kitchen, so let your little ones get creative with you this school holiday and together you can make something fun, useful and eco friendly like your own natural washing up soap. If you feel inspired to make some other natural cleaning products, then here’s a great recipe from NaturalCures.com aroma... »

A parent’s guide to aromatherapy: Part one

A parent’s guide to aromatherapy: Part one

Here it is – our new Children’s Health  series! Make sure, if you are a parent – or a grandparent – that you make a note to visit the blog every Thursday where you’ll find a new feature specially related to our precious little ones, with tips and advice on how we can keep them fit, happy and healthy. And of course, don’t forget to stop by the blog every other da... »

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts With Rosemary and Garlic

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts With Rosemary and Garlic

Here’s an absolutely delicious (and nutritious) recipe from NaturalCures contributor, Piltates expert and nutritionist, Hayley Hobson. We bet. like us, you can’t wait to give it a go! I love vegetables, especially roasted vegetables. The prep time isn’t long, you put them in the oven and eat them until they are gone! Making vegetables has never been so good or so easy. Here is what you... »

10 benefits of using lemon and lime essential oils

10 benefits of using lemon and lime essential oils

I bet you didn’t know that using lemon essential oil in your water every morning can help cleanse your insides and boost your immunity? You probably didn’t know that lime essential oil can cure bacterial infections, reduce fever, relieve stress, aid lymphatic cleansing, eliminate sore throats, help with cellulite, energy, gallstones and can strengthen your nails! Essential oils have so... »

Luscious lavender recipes

Luscious lavender recipes

We all love lavender and we hope you’ll love these great recipes from NaturalCures contributor, aromatherapist, Andrea Butje . . .  The floral, fresh, herbaceous and sweet aroma of lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a tranquil and often familiar aroma, making it a truly popular scent. Today lavender is grown in a number of countries including the USA, France, India, Bulgaria, Hungary, New... »

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