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Peppermint Oil, a Safe Alternative for Irritable Bowel Syndrome that Actually Works?

By Michael Greger M.D. ecomii.com
August 19, 2017
File under: Alternative Therapies, Essential Oils, Natural Alternatives, Natural Remedies

 

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic, episodic intestinal disorder characterized by abdominal pain and altered bowel habits that affects one in seven Americans.

IBS can have a substantial impact on health and well-being. The health-related quality of life of irritable bowel sufferers can often rival that of much more serious disorders.

The first step toward successful treatment is for physicians to acknowledge the condition and not dismiss the patient as hysterical.

There is a huge unmet therapeutic need and the lack of effectiveness of available treatments often discourages sufferers from seeking medical care.  …read more of Peppermint Oil, a Safe Alternative for Irritable Bowel Syndrome that Actually Works? here

 
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Try These Ancient Secrets of Seduction This Valentines Day

By Lissa Coffey ecomii.com
February 4, 2014
File under: Essential Oils, Relationships, Relaxation Techniques, Spirituality

February Fourteenth comes around every year and can be either the most romantic day ever or the source of a great deal of anxiety.

With so many expectations for this  day dedicated to love,  some might prefer to hide away until the clock strikes midnight.

Never fear! An age-old practice from India can help us to discover the secrets of seduction.  Ancient wisdom explains why and modern style, how!

The word “Tantra” means “instrument of the body.”  It may sound exotic, but it is actually very simple.  Tantra teaches us to use all five of our senses consciously, because it is through our senses that we are connected with the physical world. …read more of Try These Ancient Secrets of Seduction This Valentines Day here

 
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Homemade Shampoo for Dogs and People, Too!

By Gabrielle Ottavio
January 6, 2014
File under: Essential Oils, Health Concerns, Natural Alternatives, Pets, Saving Money

It is really easy and economical to make homemade shampoo.

Commercial shampoo contains harsh cleansers called sulfates that can be drying and damaging to hair and skin and making shampoo that is chemical and toxin free is pretty simple and can be customized to meet your personal needs.

To make shampoo all you need is a base, distilled water, herbs and/or essential oils that are safe for your dog. There are some essential oils that should never be used for animals: Anise, Clove Leaf/Bud, Garlic, Horseradish, Juniper, Thyme, Wintergreen, or Yarrow, to name a few.

Avoid essential oils when bathing your cat, as they can slowly cause toxins to build up in the feline’s system, causing a slow onset of organ failure. A cat’s liver cannot process toxins as a human’s or even a dog’s can. …read more of Homemade Shampoo for Dogs and People, Too! here

 
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Art Imitates Life in the Hollywood Film, The Guilt Trip

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
January 25, 2013
File under: eco-friendly cleaning solutions, Environment, Essential Oils

EarthScents aromatherapy enhanced household cleaning products are safe, effective and planet friendly. So safe, in fact you can drink it!

The Guilt Trip, a new movie starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogin is a comedy film about an inventor who has created an eco-friendly household cleaning product so safe, in fact you can drink it.

Imagine you are Steve and Patricia Hess, the creators of just such a product line and you are out for an evening at the movies. This road trip with a Jewish mother comedy begins and the subplot unfolds as the son makes his product pitch to retailers across the country.

Steve Hess, “It was like us, only without Barbara Streisand. I was really pleased to see that Hollywood is taking note of the terrible risks associated with toxic chemicals common in household cleaning products. I hope the film will help bring attention to this important issue” …read more of Art Imitates Life in the Hollywood Film, The Guilt Trip here

 
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Tea Tree Oil: Effective Alternative to Hazardous Household Cleaners?

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
May 18, 2012
File under: eco-friendly cleaning solutions, Essential Oils, Health Concerns, Natural Products

 

Cleaning the house can certainly be a chore, but it shouldn’t expose you to health risks and foul the earth.

The issues associated with toxic chemicals found in household cleaning products that line store shelves across America are a concern to health conscious consumers.

A recent Product Report from the Organic Consumer’s Association stated that the chemicals in many cleaners that foam, bleach and disinfect to make our dishes, bathtubs and countertops gleaming and germ-free, also contribute to indoor air pollution.

Fragrances added to many cleaners may cause acute reactions such as respiratory symptoms, allergy and asthma, headaches, sneezing and eye irritation.

Oftentimes common household cleaners contain substances that are poisonous if ingested and/or harmful if inhaled or touched and many are among the most toxic products of any found in the home. …read more of Tea Tree Oil: Effective Alternative to Hazardous Household Cleaners? here

 
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