In the beginning of the 19th century, menthol arrived on the shores of America and almost instantly gained popularity.  Menthol occurs naturally within the Mentha Arvensis botanical, which is the main mint variety used to obtain menthol crystals.  Menthol is commonly e...

With a whole host of stressors and tasks that fill our everyday lives, being able to relax and get a good night’s sleep should not be on the list.  We can no longer take getting a good night’s sleep for granted.

You may feel as though you’re doing everything possible to...

Exfoliation describes any process meant to remove dead skin from the body. This is a simple process that can easily be done from your home and at a minimal cost.  There are two main types of exfoliation, physical and chemical.  Physical exfoliation requires you to actu...

Do you ever wonder why you are drawn to certain colors or why some colors bring out different emotions?  There appears to be a strong correlation to the colors in nature.  Some experts are convinced that you should be more aware of how color may affect behavior and emo...

What better time to pamper your loved one or yourself, than during pregnancy. Although this is one of the happiest times in life, and the expecting woman is supposed to be glowing, one can’t ignore the physical changes happening to the body. With the obvious, women a...

What is aromatherapy? It is the use of essential oils from a variety of plant materials used for healing. The oils are concentrated extracts containing their own mix of active ingredients. Aroma makes it seem as though the oils are just inhaled, but they are also appli...

When was the last time you did nothing? It’s probably been a while – if ever. For some reason, we view inactivity as being lazy and unproductive. This couldn’t be further from the truth.


Once machines started doing many of the tasks that humans use to do, it gave us mo...

Springtime is here and so are those pesky seasonal allergies. According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, allergic rhinitis has increased substantially over the past 15 years. It is estimated that now 15-16 percent of all adults have allergi...