DIY Sugar Scrub Bars for Easy Exfoliation with Essential Oils

Who doesn’t love the young, silky-smooth feeling of your hands, elbows, feet and face after a gentle and thorough exfoliating scrub. It’s like the process uncovers the glamorous china-sleek model skin you’ve had hiding underneath your whole life. But even I have to admit that I often skip this step during my ten-minute bathroom rush in the morning … it … Read More


Gingerbread Sugar Scrub for Happy, Healthy Feet

Run, run as fast as you can! Let’s face it, you’ll probably catch me within the first two meters because I’m getting too old to sprint. I may be slow, but I still love to run, walk, hike, trot, and saunter – and my hardworking feet do the brunt of the work. This year I’ve spent more time listening to … Read More


Tranquil Blend: a stress-melting combination of aromatherapy strength

If you’ve ever experienced the deep stress-defying effects of N8 Essential’s certified organic Tranquil blend, you’ll know that this powerful combination of essential oils works on both a mental and physical level to reduce feelings of tension, improve emotional balance and eliminate feelings of stress. But how does it work? It’s not magic … it’s actually the sweet combination of … Read More


Take Down Your Daily Stress with Essential Oils

There’s a good kind of stress – the sneaker-wearing, get-your-heart-pumping, ready-for-anything alertness that serves you well when you do parkour or babysit a three-year-old. And then there’s the bad kind of stress: no sneakers, no sweat, and no benefits … just a pounding heart, strained muscles and a head that feels like it might implode. It can be difficult to … Read More


Maintaining daily energy without sugar and caffeine

Here’s a tough question to pose to yourself – can your body get through the day on its own reserves? Or do you routinely rely on outside stimulation … sugar and caffeine … to make it through to evening? If you’ve come to rely on outside crutches to muscle through your day, you need to ask yourself … why? If … Read More


Make for More Pleasant Mornings with Teens

If you’ve ever shared a house with a teenager (bless you and your cardiovascular health), then you’ll understand the challenge of trying and getting their lanky, unreasonably long limbs untangled from the quilts and balanced on their colossal feet before noon. Medical professionals know that kids need more sleep … and parents know that teenagers often choose not to get it. … Read More


Travel easier with the benefits of essential oils

Unless you’ve somehow tapped into Captain Kirk’s teleportation technology, travel is not easy. It’s never fun to stay cramped for hours behind a steering wheel or belted into a tiny and remarkably uncomfortable airline seat. It only gets more challenging if you have a kid strapped in a car seat just eight inches behind your head for hours at a … Read More


Three tricks to face tummy trouble with essential oils

Nothing can derail a day quite like unexpected gastrointestinal distress. But don’t let tummy trouble keep you off your feet for long. Essential oils can help to ease symptoms, recover your equilibrium more quickly, and even stop the trouble before it starts. Try these tricks to ease feelings of stomach upset with natural essential oils. Stop the trouble before it … Read More


Be bright eyed with essential oils for under-eye refreshers

My best Halloween look seems to be in the morning, unfortunately. Sometimes I wake up puffy-eyed from a night’s rest, making me appear as if I’ve escaped from Hogwarts for the first few hours of the day. As I age it gets worse. I’m not alone – mild swelling or puffiness under the eyes is common as you get older. … Read More


Oil pulling and bad breath – ancient solutions to a modern problem

  I really thought we’d have flying cars by now. And robot maids. Based on the TV programing of my childhood, it’s where I believed we were headed. Not only don’t we have those conveniences, we’ve still yet to find a better solution for defrosting car windows or curing the common cold. It’s a constant shock to me that despite … Read More