Health, Literature

Top 20 Essential Oils for Emergency First Aid Travel Kits

Many people overlook the numerous medicinal uses and benefits that essential oils have. Therapeutic grade essential oils can be applied topically onto the body, ingested, and diffused into the air and inhaled through the nose and mouth.  As a great and often number one resource in alternative, holistic and Ayurvedic medicine, essential oils can offer pain, digestive, physical and emotional relief. Green Boot Girl, Kaley Wirthlin offers her suggestions on the top 20 essentials for emergency first aid travel kits in this blog. "The summer is here and vacations are upon us.  If you are traveling (especially with children or adventurous adults and seniors, accidents

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Health, Literature

Essential Oils for Muscle Aches and Pains

Green Boot Living's Kayley Wirthlin gives us another great suggestion on how to use essential oils, this time for muscle aches that could possibly slow down summer activites and workout routine.  Do essential oils help with muscle aches? The answer is Yes!  Strained muscles can cause pain and in some cases the inability to move without trembling as the muscles struggle to contract.  Normal activities are now painful.  Rest is the best remedy, followed by hot bath and massage.  If pain continues to be a problem you may have an injury (check with your doctor).  You may also ice the

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Health

Natural Sore Throat Soother Remedy

Green Boot Living guest blogger, Kaley, writes another great article on soothing the sore throat using raw organic apple cider vinegar. "This is my mother’s great sore throat home remedy.  It works wonders on a sore throat.  I have used this home remedy for over 15 years successfully." 1 T Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar 1 T Raw honey a 8 ounces filtered water ~Warm up the water on the stove- to your preference.  Pour and let cool in mug.  Add vinegar and honey.  Stir.  Sip throughout the day.  I also drink it cold sometimes and it still works wonders.

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Health, Skin

Homemade Anti-Wrinkle Cream

Guest blogger Kaley Wirthlin and creator of GreenBootLiving shows us how to make homemade anti-wrinkle cream. For more information or questions for Kaley, please visit: www.greenbootliving.com. "Now that I am in my 30′s I am thinking about wrinkles. AHHH!  Wrinkles. Wrinkles. Wrinkles.  I don’t have that many, but they emerge from time to time, especially around my eyes.  I know I need to nourish my skin more.  What to buy?  Lately I have no clue, even organic skincare can have ingredients that are sketchy and hard to pronounce (bad sign).  Hence, my search began for a homemade anti-wrinkle cream.  I

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Health, Skin

Homemade Sunscreen

Guest blogger Kaley Wirthlin is creator of GreenBootLiving.com, a website dedicated to improving health through real food, farming, natural remedies, outdoor adventures, and non-toxic living. Below is a great article on making your own, effective sunscreen! "We live and Florida and love the beach. We’ll be going to Honeymoon Island once a week when summer is finally here. Just a few pictures to help you understand why. :0) (more…)

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