Essential Oils

Best Uses For Activated Charcoal & How To Make It

Best Uses For Activated Charcoal & How To Make It

Activated charcoal or carbon has a lot of valuable uses for preppers. From treating poisonings to making black drawing salve and treating skin conditions, this post will show you why…

Top 12 Essential Oils Used for Anxiety and Stress

Top 12 Essential Oils Used for Anxiety and Stress

What are essential oils anyway? They are simply natural aromatic compounds that have been extracted from bark, seeds, stems, roots, resins and flowers (aerial parts) of plants. We’ve all experienced…

Top 9 Best Essential Oils for Burns

Top 9 Best Essential Oils for Burns

When skin is exposed directly to dry heat you can be certain that it will let you know. Burns are one of the most common injuries sustained in the household,…

Top 5 Essential Oils for Migraines

Top 5 Essential Oils for Migraines

Anyone who has experienced a migraine understands the desire for something, anything to make the pain decrease or vanish. The sharp needles shooting underneath your skin, the dull throbbing in…

Top 3 Best Brands of Essential Oils

Top 3 Best Brands of Essential Oils

The world of essential oils is growing. More and more people are realizing the amazing benefits of oils, from helping give more energy to helping deal with asthma symptoms. There…

Top 3 Best Essential Oils for Sunburns

Top 3 Best Essential Oils for Sunburns

Summertime is a time of relaxation, fun, and enjoyment of the warm sensation of sunshine…until you are unfortunate enough to suffer from a sunburn. It’s hard to savor the sunshine…

Best Essential Oils for Sleep

Best Essential Oils for Sleep

Are you finding a good night’s sleep more and more elusive? Many factors in our lives can cause us to struggle drifting off into restful slumber. Maybe the stress of…

The Ultimate Guide To The Best Survival Water Filters

The Ultimate Guide To The Best Survival Water Filters

Water filtration is one of the most if not the most important part of any survival plan. You can do for a while without a lot of things but water…

The Best Carrier Oils to Use with Essential Oils

The Best Carrier Oils to Use with Essential Oils

“Carrier oil” is a phrase commonly tossed about in the world of essential oils. Carrier oils are an important part of essential oil use, so it is important to understand…

Top 7 Best Essential Oils for Energy

Top 7 Best Essential Oils for Energy

Are you exhausted? Maybe you wake up in the morning a fog, turning to stimulants like coffee to boost your focus. Maybe you hit an afternoon slump at work, finding…

Top 5 Best Essential Oils for Asthma

Top 5 Best Essential Oils for Asthma

Getting diagnosed with asthma was a complete shock to me. I wasn’t the picture perfect image of asthma Hollywood portrays: a little kid with glasses wheezing to keep up with…

Top 5 Best Essential Oils for Allergies

Top 5 Best Essential Oils for Allergies

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and with it comes the dreaded allergies. A few minutes spent outside stirs up uncomfortable symptoms like watery eyes and sneezing. No…

Best Essential Oils for Sore Throat – Soothe Your Throat with Essential Oils

Best Essential Oils for Sore Throat – Soothe Your Throat with Essential Oils

Suffering from a sore throat is a terrible experience. Each swallow feels like a golf ball pushing down your throat. Just laying on the coach is exhausting because of the…

Prepper Book Festival: Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy

Prepper Book Festival: Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy

Linking survival and preparedness with essential oils may seem odd but the more you use them, the more you recognize their value in preparing for times when traditional first aid and wellness solutions may be difficult to come by.

For years, the Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy has been the definitive source of information about essential oils. Recently updated, read an exclusive interview with the author, Valerie Worwood, and learn what she recommends as a budget-friend “Basic Care Kit”. Plus, enter the giveaway to win a copy of her newly updated book for free!

Diffusers and You: What You Need to Know

Diffusers and You: What You Need to Know

Using a diffuser to dispense the healing qualities of essential oils is one of the easiest ways to become accustomed to their use. Say, for example, someone in your home is sick with a cold or flu. Adding 5 or 6 drops of an anti-microbial essential oil to a diffuser will allow the healing qualities of the oil to disperse and circulate around the room, benefiting all if its occupants.

Likewise, if you are having problems breathing, a few drops of an essential oil running in a diffuser can clear the nasal passages and allow you to breathe more easily, especially at night. If this sounds familiar to the old fashioned vaporizer our mother’s put in our rooms as kids, you are correct. The concept is the same but instead of breathing in a chemical cocktail invented by the OTC drug industry, you are breathing something plant based that is actually good for you.

In this article, I share with you some of the benefits of using an essential oil diffuser along with alternatives for those times when a diffuser is not available. I also suggest specific oils and blends to get you started. (Part 1 of a 2 part series).

How to Use Essential Oils to Relieve Sinus Congestion

How to Use Essential Oils to Relieve Sinus Congestion

A sinus infection is miserable. Technically called sinusitis, this is a common ailment that first appears to be symptomatic of a common cold but in reality, is the result of swollen and inflamed nasal cavities. It is often caused by a virus which means treating with antibiotics is useless. That is just one reason why it makes sense to know how to treat the symptoms of a sinus infection without running to the drugstore for an armload of drugs that either will not work or will make you drowsy and incidentally raise your blood pressure.

Over the past couple of months, a number of people around me have suffered from sinus congestion. Like a mad scientist on a mission, I started experimenting with essential oils and with the help of Valerie Worwood’s fantastic book on essential oils, came up with a formula that works. If you have sinus problems, here is a DIY remedy using budget-friendly essential oils along with three different ways to use the blend: topically, in a diffuser, and by simple inhalation.