DIY makeup brush cleaner

Your expert contour and glowing cheekbones are thanks to top-quality makeup, dozens of YouTube tutorials, and beautiful makeup brushes. But did you know that your brushes can become a breeding ground for bacteria? Take a deep breath and brush off that bacteria stress, because we’re here to teach you how …

4 ways to support women’s heart health

Your heart races when you feel excited, slows when you relax, and beats steady and strong when you feel safe and loved. It’s your constant companion and the drumbeat to your life. Did you know that if you live to be 100 years old, your heart will have beaten about …

Mayan Health Use of Eucalyptus  

Eucalyptus globulus may be the eucalyptus species used today by the Mayan people of Central America. One final tree needs to be mentioned that still plays a role in Mayan healing today—eucalyptus. Ancient Mayan use of the eucalyptus tree is not documented. However, the medicinal practices of the Mayan people …

How to buy essential oils

When you first discover the amazing benefits of essential oils and want to purchase them, it can feel overwhelming to navigate that world, especially as you try to avoid added ingredients and fillers. You know it’s important to trust the essential oil companies you buy from, so there’s no better …

DIY geode bath bombs

We love the way geodes sparkle when the light hits the crystals inside. These DIY geode bath bombs feature that gorgeous gemstone glitz along with deep, rich colors and your favorite essential oils! If you need a gift for a friend or loved one, or if you’re due for a …

Mayan Capsicum annum

The Mayans used peppers daily in foods and beverages. Photo by Franz Eugen Köhler, Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen, United States Public Domain Researchers from several universities, including UCLA and UC Davis, used ultra-performance liquid chromatography (UPLC) MS-MS analysis to show “Prehispanic Use of Chili Peppers in Chiapas, Mexico.” The study found Capsicum residue dating …

Jump into fall with 5 routine boosting tips

Goodbye summer, hello autumn. Welcome the cool, crisp air of fall and refreshed routines. Back to school, work and busy schedules can leave many longing for the carefree feelings of summer, but autumn brings excitement for new opportunities to grow and achieve bold goals. Stay energized and poised as the …

Where to apply essential oils on your body

Anytime you apply, rub, or massage essential oils into your skin, your experience starts with sensory receptors. These receptor cells are all over your body, and they do some pretty powerful stuff. Let’s talk about what these human body receptors are and why they’re so amazing! What is a receptor, …

Mayan Health: All-Purpose Chamomile

We turn again to Rosita Arvigo, the traditional healer and ethnobotanist. She is director of the Ix Chel Tropical Research Foundation and founder and co-director of Terra Nova, the world’s first and only biomedical rainforest reserve. Chamomile is still treasured by the Mayan people. While her book does not list …

Answers to your most-asked essential oil questions

Whether you’re an expert essential oiler or just starting out, there’s a lot of information on essential oils that can seem overwhelming. We’re here to answer some of our top essential oil questions, so you can feel confident about using oils in your home!   1. Is it safe to …