The Secrets of Aromatherapy and its Therapeutic Uses

Aromatherapy is a branch of phytotherapy that is based on the use of oils extracted from nature (roots, seeds, leaves, flowers, and fruits of many plants) to heal different ailments.

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SPA at Home: 10 DIY Beauty Treatments

At this time of year, with the heat and weight of the winter months on our shoulders, our body begins to feel tired and desire to escape into a SPA to be pampered and regenerated. For those who cannot afford this little luxury, they can recreate the SPA directly in their own homes, practically at Km zero, with natural products that are easily available.


Here are the 10 natural beauty treatments, SPA style, to do comfortably in your own home, without spending exorbitant amounts in beauty products and spa treatments, giving a small gesture of love to skin, hair, teeth and body.


You will be pleasantly surprised to discover that many natural and low-cost ingredients are found right in the cupboards of your kitchen. Ingredients, which often give you better results than the most famous cosmetic brands.


BODY: Cane Sugar and Lemon Juice Scrub


This scrub is suitable for all skin types and the presence of cane sugar makes it particularly suitable for sensitive skin. In addition, the lemon has a disinfectant function, so the scrub will allow the opening and purification of clogged pores. In addition, the oils in the mixture will leave your skin soft, healthy and radiant.


To prepare the cane sugar and lemon juice you need:

– 1 cup of brown sugar

– 1/2 cup of sea salt

– 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or olive oil

– 1 tablespoon of honey

– 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice

– 1 tablespoon of your favorite essential oil (we recommend bergamot for energy, eucalyptus or mint to relieve stress and lavender or jasmine to relax)


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until you get a fairly homogeneous mixture.
  2. Apply to the moist skin with circular movements with the tips of the fingers to help the removal of dead cells.
  3. Rinse with warm water, dry the skin and apply your usual moisturizer. Results: a smoother, softer and brighter skin.


FEET: Foot Bath with Milk


  1. Heat 4 cups of whole milk in which you will have dissolved, 2 tablespoons of English salt, also known as Epsom salt and 6 drops of your favorite essential oil lemon, sandalwood or lavender for the hot foot bath.
  2. Pour into a basin that can comfortably hold your feet and leave them immersed for 20 minutes. You can also use the cane and lemon sugar scrub to remove the dead skin from the feet and thus have Cinderella-proof feet.


HAIR: Conditioning Mask of Avocado Restores Vitality to Dull and Dry Hair


  1. Crush the avocado (for long hair you need 2) in a bowl with a fork until you have obtained a kind of puree.
  2.  Add a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil to make your scented mask.
  3. Roll out the dough on the hair from the root to the ends.
  4. Leave on for 20 minutes and proceed with your usual shampoo.

   Results: shiny, smooth and hydrated hair.


HAIR: Oil Conditioning Mask


This is an excellent treatment for those who always swim in the pool because chlorine tends to dry out the hair.


  1. Beat 2 eggs (3 for long hair) and add 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
  2. Add your favorite essential oils to perfume the mask.
  3. Apply a generous amount of the mixture on the hair from root to ends.
  4. Wrap the hair in a warm towel and allow it to rest for about 30 minutes.
  5. Then, proceed with the usual shampoo. This way you will obtain hair that is soft, shiny and easy to comb.


For the natural well-being of your hair, it is sufficient to perform the treatment once a month (twice for dry hair).


HAIR: Naturally Enhance the Reflections of Blonde Hair

  1. To obtain natural blond highlights worthy of the best beauty salons, place a 3/4 cup of water and 1/4 of lemon juice and apply the mixture obtained on the hair. Lemon juice acts as a natural lightening.
  2. Apply a small amount of hair conditioner to moisturize.
  3. Sit in the sun until your hair is dry.
  4. To maximize the effect, repeat once a day for a week.


TEETH: Strawberry Whitening Mask


This natural mixture removes any stains and yellowing from the teeth. It can sound crazy but we are not the only one who tried it: //


  1. Squeeze a ripe strawberry and mix it with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.
  2. Apply the mixture on the teeth with a brush and leave on for 5 minutes and then wash your teeth with a normal toothpaste.
  3. Repeat once a week.


FACE: Honey and Oat Scrub


  1. Mix 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of finely chopped almonds, 2 tablespoons of oatmeal and lemon juice or yogurt.
  2. Massage the mixture gently on the face and rinse with warm water.
  3. Spread your usual moisturizer.


FACE: Mask with Honey and Yogurt


  1. Mix a part of white yogurt and a part of honey and apply to damp face.
  2.  Leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse with warm water.
  3. The mixture moisturizes and soothes the skin. Honey is a panacea and also a treatment for juvenile acne.


FACE: Astringent and Purifying Mask with Banana Cream


  1. Take 1/2 ripe banana and blend it to make it creamy.
  2. Apply to the face and leave on for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Rinse with warm water and cold water to close the pores.


HANDS: Mask to Soften the Hands


  1. Put a hand cream in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
  2. Then take it out and put 2 tablespoons in a bowl with 2 drops of tea essential oil, five drops of lavender essential oil, a tablespoon of olive oil and a banana
  3. Mix everything with the aid of an immersion blender until you obtain a homogeneous and creamy mixture.
  4. Spread the mixture on the hands, especially on the cuticles.
  5. Put on some rubber gloves to wash the dishes and leave it for a good half hour.
  6. To make the mixture penetrate even deeper, have a hot water bottle, resting your hands on it in your gloves.

Treat Yourself Without Drugs: 10 Effective Alternative Methods of Treatment

A drug is an exogenous substance, produced outside the body, which in its journey through the body is hooked by the “molecular locks” or organ-target receptors, thanks to the excipients, “inert” substances that facilitate their absorption. After administration and assimilation of the drug, pathological phenomena related to its mechanism of action may arise, those that are usually defined as side effects or unwanted, produced by the toxic action of the drug or by organic or local reactions to the excipients or to the substance itself.

In recent decades the tendency to seek alternative remedies has experienced exponential growth. The watchword is to treat yourself without drugs, avoiding the use of allopathic pharmaceutical products and their possible harmful effects.


The new disciplines related to alternative medicine preliminarily postulate the body-mind synergy, the traceability of the well-being of the body to the psychic and vice versa. Here are the ten most common – and effective – ways to treat yourself without medication.



  1. Proper Nutrition – It is not very surprising that food is in the first place. It is essential to pay attention to what we introduce into our body. It is not only with regards to moderating quantities, but also controlling the composition of food to avoid the ingestion of toxins produced among other things by the general pollution of the environment, field of study of ecological medicine and on the children of the accused as a cause for the onset of degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer and Parkinson’s. The prescribed standards are arcinote, but repetita iuvant, so change the way of eating food, so as not to deprive the body of any nutrients, pay attention to fats, sugars and animal proteins and prefer natural food that are rich in properties such as garlic: //


  1. Phytotherapeutic Remedies – For treatment without medication, it is also possible to resort to the properties of cure without drugs like consuming plants and herbs. The herbal remedies exploit the metabolites of plant material. These remedies include crude plants, essential oils, tablet supplements, juices, root extracts to be administered in weight quantities, then based it on the weight of the subject. Lovers insist on the effectiveness of phytocomplexes rather than on isolated active ingredients.


  1. Ayurvedic medicine – Traditional Indian science provides an essential contribution to this. In the nosological system of Ayurveda, well-being depends on the balance of the three basic metabolic principles for human life, called “dosha” (vata, pitta and kapha). The organism becomes ill when this balance, due to various causes, is not stable. To heal, you can intervene to restore this balance with 5 actions:


– Treatments with oils

– Treatment with grass powders

– Herbal substances

– Diet

– Relaxation techniques



  1. Homeopathic medicine – Another way to treat yourself without drugs is to replace them with substances homologous to the pathogen of the disease in order to enhance the immune response. Homeopathy, with its holistic approach, also pays attention to the patient’s personality for interpretation of the symptom.


  1. Floritherapy – Another therapeutic strategy is the flower therapy that insists on the psychological etiology of a disorder. To the floral extracts to which a vital force is attributed to recomposing a harmonious mental state. This remedy is used primarily to counteract mental malaise and disorders such as anxiety and depression.


  1. Gemmotherapy – By using embryonic tissues during growth, buds or young shoots, galenic compounds are obtained which can be excellent natural substitutes for drugs. The pharmaceutical preparation consists of some phases: extraction, drying, maceration. Contrary to phytotherapy, it does not exploit substances derived from the secondary metabolism of plants. The active components should stimulate a strengthening of the organism as in plant growth, thanks to the energetic potential.


  1. Acupuncture – A full-fledged entry into Western medical practice, although still considered “unconventional,” acupuncture is a tread methodology in the platoon of care without the use of drugs. The mechanism is known as needles are fixed in the tissues of the body to stimulate certain anatomical parts, starting with an inspection of the face and tongue and the auscultation of the body’s odors. This alternative for treatment without drugs serves to restore homeostasis between functional systems, elective technique for the treatment of prolapse, dyspepsia, osteoarticular pain, urogenital affections.


  1. Agopression – Technique twin acupuncture, acupressure is based on stimulation through the use of fingertips – acupressure – of certain points of the body to realign the energy currents. It is effective to intervene on digestive and endocrine problems, headaches, urogenital diseases and other problems.


  1. Osteopathy and Chiropractic – To manipulate the diseases that affect the musculoskeletal system without drugs, it is possible to resort to manipulative strategies such as osteopathy and chiropractic. In particular, the chiropractic charges the vertebral subluxation for the causes of an abnormal nervous transmission. The strategy is to impose a variable force on an osteoarticular segment. You can complete the therapy with physical exercises to amend postural errors.


  1. Bioenergetics – The list of our 10 suggestions for treatment without drugs ends with bioenergetics, a discipline composed of numerous modulation practices – breathing exercises, physical contacts, body position, which are used to release the energy of magnetic fields that they surround the body through suggestion rather than physical contact.

Do You Know the Benefits of Transdermal Technology For Your Sexuality?

Technology is designed to make life easier, meet needs and above all, keep us at the forefront while taking advantage of its benefits. However, the field of technological advances not only refers to electronic devices, robots and mechanics, it also reaches the field of health.


Technology has allowed medical advances in relation to contraception, which offer us the opportunity to know alternatives to exercise our sexuality fully, safely and above all, make us well informed.


Within the supply of contraceptive methods, hormonal methods are extremely effective and safe, provided they are used correctly. Therefore, when choosing a contraceptive method, it is important to find one that goes with your lifestyle, ask for the advice of a doctor and consider its ease of use.


For the needs of modern women, the contraceptive patch can help them plan you’re their lives, since it is the only transdermal method of weekly use. Transdermal technology allows the release of micro doses of hormones that are absorbed through the skin and reach the blood continuously and constantly for 7 days. This state-of-the-art system is backed-up by more than 80 years of research and has been successfully developed for various medications in a wide range of areas.


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Currently, the patch is the only contraceptive method that works with transdermal technology in the market. It is an innovative system that has benefits that go far beyond contraception. Studies have reported a moderate weight loss and many of the women suffering from acne have reported improvement of their conditions. These advantages are highly interesting for the contemporary woman, who cares and occupies to look and feel good at all times.



Thanks to this technology of weekly application, the risk of forgetfulness is diminished and it favors both the attachment to treatment and its effectiveness, so it reduces the risk of resorting to the use of emergency pills and suffering the side effects (menstrual irregularities, fatigue, headache, dizziness, increased breast tenderness, vomiting, diarrhea, varicose veins and ovarian cysts among others).


It is worth considering that 9 out of 10 women who try the patch, adopt it as their method and are very satisfied mainly for its effectiveness of more than 99% reliability, quality and comfort, reasons why they are willing to recommend it.


Take advantage of the technological advances and get the most out of them. To start using a contraceptive method, consult your doctor who can help you choose the one that best suits your lifestyle and provides additional benefits to contraception.

10 Best Natural Remedies to Strengthen Your Immune System

The immune system is closely linked to the antioxidant system as it deals with destroying the altered cells produced by oxidative stress, which contributes greatly to the onset of diseases. Therefore, in order to support the immune system, it is necessary to always integrate antioxidants.


Here are the best natural remedies. Discover them and immediately start strengthening your immune system.




It is a fungus and has a general action on the immune system. It produces hypoglycemic effects, corrects hypertension and excess of triglycerides. It is a general regulator of metabolism, supporting its main functions. Mushrooms, in general, strengthen the immune system.




It is also part of the mushroom family, its use is recommended to detoxify, strengthen the body, increase energy and stimulate immune functions. Also, it is indicated in cases of viral or tumor affections. Here more information on it



Angelica Archangelica

The coumarins and polysaccharides of the aqueous extract of this plant have an immunomodulatory action. They stimulate activity of the leucocytes, enhancing it and providing the body with greater defense against external attacks. In general, it plays a carminative, antispasmodic, expectorant and tonic action on the organism.



Fermented Papaya

The papain enzyme, contained within it, has an alkalizing effect and promotes the restoration of acid-base balance. Acidified tissues are fertile ground for the onset of any disease, including cancer. In a basic environment, the pathogenic bacteria die, leaving space for a correct intestinal flora and a stronger immune system.



Echinacea / Propolis

Two very useful remedies. The hydro alcoholic extract should be preferred, especially in the coldest season, both in a preventive and a curative form, in the case of diseases already underway. Both strengthen the immune system: the most suitable Echinacea in cases of cold and stuffy nose and Propolis for burning or throat affections.






It can be considered a panacea as it assists the whole organism in the protection processes and has strong anti-inflammatory properties, protecting the intestine and the pulmonary pathways. It is useful in joint pain, an excellent spleen tonic and clears the mind. The use of the fresh plant should be preferred.



Smoothies / Vegetable Extracts

A good immune system is based on a correct functioning of the intestine, which constantly needs vitamins, minerals, live enzymes that protect the mucous membranes and guarantee correct functioning. The extracts combine the benefit of raw food with an easy absorption in the intestine, without overloading the digestive functions. We recommend at least once a day, preferably when fasting.



Royal Jelly

An ancient remedy we have all heard about, but only a few know its many properties. It is an immunomodulator, stimulates the production of antibodies and is an excellent energetic tonic, which also has a good antioxidant and antibacterial properties.




The lemon juice, which is acidic to the taste, is transformed inside the body, producing a basic effect that counteracts the acidification of the tissues, supporting the action of the immune system. Vitamin C, in general, is useful in the intestinal level to promote the absorption of other substances, such as iron or other remedies, such as those based on mushrooms.



Feeding, Movement and Rest

Last, but absolutely not least is the set of actions that we carry out in everyday life. We are often looking for remedies that can compensate for our distractions, yet it is precisely the constant and continued action over time that guarantees the best results. And then, it is good to keep in mind the precious allies we have for a healthier living,that is Nature.