Essential Oils

Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants that have the scent of the plant they are isolated from. Commonly used in aromatherapy and alternative medicine, these oils can easily be used at home to support your health and overall well-being. They can be used to manage stress and anxiety, improve sleep, decrease inflammation, and help with headaches and migraines. Although not meant for ingestion, essential oils can be applied directly to skin, used in a diffuser or bath, or during a massage. To learn what essential oils are associated with specific health benefits, check out the infographic below!

Picture: Bell Wellness Center

Summer DIY Remedies

One of the greatest things about summer is being able to spend time outside in nature. An unfortunate downside is that stings, bites, rashes, and sunburn are all common occurrences when outside. Today we wanted to share with you a few holistic ways to treat sunburn, stings, and bites.

  • Many herbs and plants such as basil and chamomile are great remedies for treating mosquito bites.
  • A great way to treat bee stings is by making a paste with baking soda and applying this directly to the sting.
  • For sunburns try using lavender essential oil to soothe the skin and speed up recovery.

    For more tips check out the infographic below!

    Infographic: DailyInfographic