Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

People long before us better understood how to help themselves with pure essential organic oils, but now, essential oil recipes are re-emerging as a key solution to the challenges of our modern lifestyles. With hectic day to day routines of family and business, enjoy the essential oil benefits that we can all use to help us stay healthy and feel better!

My daily routine includes my favorite essential oil and nutritional supplements. Who would have ever thought that natural things most of us like, such as peppermint or lemons, would help anything besides iced tea, candy or fresh breath. We’re finding new essential oil benefits each and everyday. Pure therapeutic-grade essential oils have the ability to enter the body through the olfactory organs or the skin, then moving to cells within minutes. Essential organic oils are soluble with the membranes of cell walls, and have an unmatched ability to penetrate the cells and disperse throughout the body in minutes. There are many ways through which essential oils can be used, but what I like the most is by using an ultrasonic diffuser. I have brought one of the UK’s best essential oil diffuser and its still working great.

Essential oil and aromatherapy

When many people think of essential oils, they think of aromatherapy and using scents in the home. But this site will show you that there are many other practical, easy uses for essential oils. For example, essential oils can be used for “green”, earth-friendly cleaning purposes. We’ll show you how! Essential oils have also been used for beauty since at least the ancient Egyptians and we can still use them for this purpose today. You’ll find recipes for beauty, recipes for health issues, and even a place to share your favorite essential oil recipes!

Going back to “aromatherapy,” we know that term can be a bit intimidating. I present the information in a format that is quick and easy to understand. You’ll find many oil uses, and that part of the website will continue to expand on a weekly and sometimes daily basis.

Essential oil uses

Essential oil uses are many, and more are being discovered all the time. Sometimes these discoveries happen in scientific laboratories, but many times, they come about by people like you and me experimenting and finding new ways of using the oils effectively. This is why sharing is so important. What happens when two or more oils are combined in a blend? It is exponentially more powerful than these same oils by themselves. For example, peppermint oil is known to have analgesic (pain-relieving) properties, but what happens when it is combined with oils that have antispasmodic, muscle relaxing, and stress relieving compounds?

Peppermint oil uses are many. The essential oil of peppermint is one of the most popular and versatile oils in existence. Why? Because it is easy to use for so many different applications. People are using it for many purposes, including the following: Read More …

Decorating Your Bedroom With Touch Table Lamps – Tips and Guide

Many living rooms or bedrooms can be redecorated into a totally different space by simply complementing it with some unique furnishings. One of the suitable furnishings is certainly the table lamp. The style of bedroom table lamps you choose has to match the theme of your room in order to fully enhance the appearance of it. It may be quite tough selecting a matching lamp for your room, but it is undoubtedly a fun and challenging process. There are a few steps when it comes to choosing the best bedside touch table lamps in UK which we will be discussing here in this guide.

The first step would be of course to determine the current theme of the space. Whether it is traditional, contemporary or even retro, you have to first find out which theme your room belongs to so that you can focus on finding the lamp that can fit into your room settings. If your room currently has traditional furnishings, a metal table lamp will be unsuitable.

Touch Table Laps UKAfter you conclude on the room theme, decide on the area where you intend to place the table lamp. The area should be somewhere that can allow your lamp to provide you with the optimum light that you need. Suppose the reason for you to get a lamp is because you want to do reading while lying on your bed, then you will have to get lamps that can fit on top of your bedside table, and not on your study table. In addition, avoid buying oversized lamps as they can be potential safety hazards. Bedside touch lamps that are too huge for your bedside table tend to be unstable and will topple down easily. It is especially dangerous if you have younger children in the room. On the other hand, if you wish to place the table lamp on your study table and need lights that can fill the whole room, you might have to buy bigger lamps.

When it comes to purchasing of touch table lamps, regardless of contemporary table lamps or traditional table lamps, you can opt to get them online or head out to the retail stores. It is recommended that you do some research online because many websites offer a wide range of lamps that allow you to compare the designs and prices easily.

Small Touch Table Lamps For Bedroom

There are many kinds of lamps and they differ in materials, style, color and size. In terms of size, the small lamps are the preferred sources of additional lighting for homes that do not have a lot of space. These lamps may be small but they can effectively serve the lighting function well. It is already a bonus that small lamps enhance the beauty of the area where they are positioned.

It would be rather impractical to place a large and tall floor lamp in a small room that has a low ceiling. The space that is otherwise occupied by the floor lamp can be used for other things or additional walking space in the room. On the other hand, if there is already a table or desk in the room, a small lamp will not consume additional floor space if it is placed on the table.

Conservation of space in the house is very important because of the increasing number of products that families buy for their comfort and other needs. It is therefore important to only get items that serve their functions well but at the same time occupy small space. Due to fewer materials needed in making smaller lamps, they also tend to be less expensive than large ones. The more common types of small lamps are in the form of wall lamps, table lamps and headboard lamps. The table lamps can be used in the living room table, study room desk, kitchen counter, dresser and nightstand, among others. Read More …

Supermarkets – Do Their Green Claims Stack Up?

Supermarkets. Maybe it’s their special offers, their dazzling choice or their all-under-one-roof convenience. Whatever the reasons, few Britons buy much of their food anywhere else. Of every pound spent on food in the UK, more than 85 pence goes into a supermarket till. Despite this enormous success, supermarkets are regularly criticized in relation to a wide range of environmental – as well as broader ethical – concerns. So how green are supermarkets compared with the alternatives? Should we believe their numerous environmental claims, or do they represent little more than green wash?
The short answer is that although there are environmental problems with supermarket shopping, the important ones from a climate change perspective aren’t those that get the most publicity. For example, despite huge media coverage, the giving out of plastic bags at supermarket tills is not a major concern in terms of global warming. The same is true for food packaging. There’s no doubt that much food is grossly over-packaged in supermarkets (and indeed elsewhere), and it’s true that all packaging causes some emissions in its manufacture, transport and disposal. Compared to the food it contains, however, most packaging isn’t particularly significant in terms of climate change – especially when it’s made of light materials, as in the case of foam trays and plastic wrap. The carbon footprint of a glass wine bottle – which is heavy and bulky to transport and energy-intensive to produce and recycle – is likely to be hundreds of times higher than that of the polythene wrap around a cucumber or bunch of grapes.
Moreover, it’s worth bearing in mind that some packaging of fresh produce can help reduce the amount of food that’s spoiled in transit and storage. Packaging can also increase the lifespan of the food, thereby reducing the chance that it will be thrown away in the home. In some cases, then, plastic packaging, however aesthetically unpleasant it might be, may actually be beneficial in terms of climate change, since the emis­sions generated in its production will be lower than that of the wasted food it avoids. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy or possible to know which packaging is wasteful and which is serving a useful purpose. But the fact remains that, while there may be other reasons to object to it, light plastic packaging isn’t likely to be a key issue in terms of the carbon footprint of your diet.
Another popular criticism of supermarkets is that they sell products high in “food miles”. It’s probably true that supermarkets are worse than other outlets in this regard. In particular, it seems likely that the supermarket retail model, with its fast turnover and focus on premium products, has done the most to drive the increasing number of air-freighted products being consumed in the UK. To be fair, however, food transported by air can be found in smaller shops and indeed markets, too, so the big retailers can’t be held entirely responsible. Furthermore, as we’ve seen, air-freight accounts for only a tiny proportion of the food and groceries we buy. When it comes to the ships and lorries that deliver the rest, no one knows with any certainty how supermarkets compare with other outlets. About all that it’s possible to say for sure is that food transport emissions will usually be lower if you get your fresh produce via a farmers’ market (presuming you don’t need to drive too far to get there) or an organic box scheme that consciously keeps food miles to a minimum.
One less discussed but probably fairly significant issue is refrigeration. Supermarkets sell a large and growing proportion of their food in the form of pre-prepared ready meals. Although there isn’t a great deal of data available to prove the point, it seems highly likely that buying ingredients and cooking them at home will typically cause fewer emissions than buy­ing a ready meal that has been created in a factory, transported in a chilled lorry and then displayed in an open-fronted fridge or freezer.
Doorless fridges and freezers aren’t the only example of energy-profli­gacy in supermarket stores. As George Monbiot documented in his book Heat, the stores are also lit to unusually high levels of brightness and are often wasteful with heat, as in the case of warm air machines in entrance-ways. According to a study by ENDS (Environmental Data Services) and the University of Edinburgh, the operation of supermarket stores and transport fleets is directly responsible for around 1% of UK greenhouse gas emissions, even before you consider the food they sell.
A final environmental argument against supermarkets is their tendency to refuse to accept fruit and vegetables on pernickety cosmetic grounds. Size is specified to within a few millimeters, and perfectly natural bumpy or uneven shapes, and varying colors, are disallowed. Critics claim that this obsession with how produce looks leads to a great deal of waste, and encourages farmers to increase their use of agrochemical inputs.
All these arguments aside, it’s worth bearing in mind that where we shop will typically be less important than what we buy. The carbon foot­print of a basket of seasonal vegetables picked up at the local supermarket will typically be significantly lower than that of a basket of organic, artisan meats and cheese from the local farmers’ market.