Essential oils are often extracted from plants and herbs to create a therapeutic experience. Their use in alternative medicine is gaining popularity and is believed to provide benefits such as pain relief, mood enhancement, and increased cognitive function.
There are more than 90 different essential oils out there, and we see them everywhere we turn nowadays–but what is so special about these oils, and what do we really know about them? We’ve laid out a list of the most popular essential oils and some of their corresponding benefits below.
*Note: 'fragrance oils' contain synthetic chemicals and should not be mistaken for 'essential oils'
Depending on where you are from, you might have been mumbling one of these colorful phrases to yourself over the last month as our summer has heated up…
“The dog days of summer are here!”
“It’s hotter than Dutch love”
“Hot enough to scald a lizard/loon”
“It’s hotter than a stolen tamale!”
“Training grounds for down below”
“It's hotter'n a blister bug in a pepper patch!”
No matter how you describe the hottest days of the year, your skin – AND YOUR HAIR - will have the same need for protection as anyone else’s. With temp’s hitting 90+ most days from now until the end of August, let’s talk about how to protect our hair and skin from the damaging rays of the sun and the dehydrating effects of the hot dry air that is a staple of our region.
Love is in the Hair!
As we’ve moved from January into February and see beyond Winter to Spring…It’s time to show some LOVE!
Love for our Hair
Love for our Skin
Love for our Selves
Winter is officially here, and along with it the snow play, hot cocoa, cozying up by the fire...and dry times ahead for your hair and skin, the “Winter Moisture Blues”. Fear not - we've compiled some tips to help weatherproof and moisturize through the cold and DRY winter weeks.
While our local medical providers continue to face the pandemic head on, we need to continue to do our part to keep a second wave of C-19 under control. Medical Professionals all across the Valley have been doing a remarkable job. The numbers here in Yakima County have declined and are holding fairly steady. But as the weather cools down and we spend more time indoors, the concern is that the virus will peak again. I, for one, am not interested in going back to Phase 1.5 or even the possibility of another Lockdown. I will continue to provide services in our facility with the utmost of care for our team and our community.
Time Isn’t Stopping for This, Is It
Happy *almost* Fall, Y'all! I will admit, it feels a little strange acknowledging the actual season, after five months of not always knowing what day of the week it is. But it does make you realize that no matter what “phase” we're in, the sun is going to keep rising and setting, and the change of seasons is a reliable constant.
Time keeps on ticking. Do you frequently stop and wonder to yourself (as I do) “How long has it been since I've been to the gym, church, happy hour, the spa, anywhere fun without the kids – or anywhere at all without having a mask on? How are we supposed to balance our lives and manage stress when so many of our usual self-care tools are no longer available?”