bad odor

Don’t you hate it when you come home and discover you can still smell the food you cooked the night before? Or when you open his bedroom door, you can smell your teenage son’s sneakers? Most people simply spray air freshener to eliminate the odors but if you care about your family’s and your own health, you should read the label on those air fresheners. They are full of harsh chemicals. Do you really want your family to breath  that? A better solution for those smells is to use all natural essential oils. I’m going to show you the best essential oils and why you should use them.

Lemon Essential Oil

There is nothing better than the smell of fresh smelling  lemon essential oil to remove the stale odor. The reason it works so well is that it neutralizes bad smells. The citric acid in lemon oil is better than just about anything else and it’s especially good at eliminating food odors. Many people use lemon essential oil in the kitchen to remove bad odors coming from trash cans, dishwashers and garbage disposals. You can simply put a few drops directly into the area or you can use a diffuser in the kitchen.

Lavender Essential Oil

On your next wash day, put 4 to 6 drops of lavender essential oil into each load. Sometimes I leave my clothes in the machine for a couple of days and if have lavender in the load, I don’t get that musty odor because lavender’s anti-mold property eliminates it. The lavender will keep your clothes smelling fresh for days and using it on your bed linens will help you sleep better too because of lavender’s calming properties.

All Natural Deodorant

Author: Dr. Larita
April 6, 2018

Our body controls temperature and eliminates toxins by sweating. Stopping underarm sweat with antiperspirant is not healthy and is often thought to be one reason for the rise in breast cancer. The  medical profession does not support this idea and considers it a myth but it just makes sense that if toxins are trapped in your body they can lead to health problems.

If you don’t want to take a chance with your health, it is worth your while to try Crystal Deodorant. It is 100% natural and contains potassium alum mineral salts. It is non-aerosol, ozone friendly, hypoallergenic, unscented, non-staining, contains no alcohol, and kills odor causing bacteria.  Do antiperspirants contribute to breast cancer? Physicians may say they do not but I say, why take a chance if you don’t have to? Try Crystal Deodorant for yourself.


Body polishes are used to remove any dead skin cells that remain after using a washcloth or body brush in the shower or bath.  There are many sugar options for your use in this recipe. A high-quality body polish will contain an ingredient that will remove the remaining dead skin cells plus skin protecting ingredients that can protect the new skin that is revealed.

Sweet Body Polish Recipe

  • 9 oz sugar (brown or white)
  • 3 1/2 oz jojoba oil
  • 10 drops mandarin essential oil
  • 2 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 5 drops geranium essential oil

We have had a few nice spring days and already I have noticed co-workers wearing sandals or flip-flops with dry crusty feet and cracked heels. I want to tell them that they can get rid of dry crusty feet by exfoliating with a salt or sugar scrub in the shower and then gently sloughing calluses with a pumice stone. Use the pumice stone a little at a time over a week or two and the callus will be gone or greatly reduced.

Next, give your feet a deep moisturizing treatment with shea butter cream. Simply coat your feet with the shea butter and then put socks on before going to bed. You can deep moisturize as often as you like but don’t forget to moisturize your feet after each shower too. The finishing touch for sexy feet that look good in sandals is to give yourself a pedicure and put on your favorite color nail polish.

Teen Facial Scrub

Author: Dr. Larita
April 3, 2018

teen skinMy 16-year-old granddaughter is very beautiful but she stresses over everything like clothes, school, boys, girls and her skin. She doesn’t really have a skin problem, but she has friends who do. The only reason she even cares about her skin having a blemish is because of the selfies she constantly takes that are always close-ups. She always makes a face at the camera so I don’t know why she ever worries about blemishes.

For teens who do have skin problems, it is crucial to cleanse your skin to clear away dead skin cells and to avoid further breakouts. This is a facial scrub to help you avoid skin problems and keep your skin healthy.

Mix these components well and put a dab into the palm of your hand. Rub this mixture onto your face with a rolling motion. Then wash it back off with a gentle soap and plenty of water. Pat your skin dry and then dab your face with lavender water which you can easily make by adding 5 drops of lavender essential oil to 2 tablespoons of spring water. Use this treatment daily to clear your skin and keep it that way.

Spring Allergies

Author: Dr. Larita
April 2, 2018


On the first day of Spring this year, my husband went to work in the yard. It was only to pick up the dead limbs from all the snow we’ve had but it was enough to cause his allergies to flare up like they do every time he does yard work. Allergies can come from all manner of irritants such as foods, dust, and chemicals to name a few. When these substances invade the body, the defense mechanisms are triggered and you may get sneezes, hives or even respiratory arrest. Aromatherapists approach allergies with essential oils that are calming and soothing to relieve the overreaction to the irritant.

For my honey’s reaction to grass, I had him add one drop of oregano essential oil to a large cup of chamomile tea with honey and stir well and frequently. Later, I gave him a massage with a mixture of 2 drops lavender and 2 drops chamomile essential oil diluted in a tablespoon of liquid shea oil onto his forehead, temples, sinuses, neck, and chest. He stopped sneezing so much even before he used the massage oil. He went to bed and got a good night’s sleep and that always helps. The next day he was feeling much better.

Enjoy Your Weekend

Author: Dr. Larita
March 30, 2018








Mango Butter Is My Secret For Staying Youthful

Author: Natural-Beauty
March 29, 2018

I love using some mango butter to help me to have the youthful and glowing skin and appearance that I want to have. It is nice to find some mango butter online so that I can enjoy having the right ingredients for my lotions and lip balms and other skin care essentials. It is so nice to be able to buy the mango butter and to use it as I see fit.

Mango butter has been my little secret when it comes to having a beautiful glow. I love using it all the time and people are always asking me what I am doing to stay looking so young. People always think that I look about ten years younger than I actually look. I love having a youthful appearance and keeping the wrinkles away.

Keeping the signs of aging away is a lot easier with the mango butter. It is very affordable and it is natural as well. I don’t have to worry about what I am putting on my skin with the butter. It is an easy way for me to ensure that I have the youthful glow that I want to have and that I can feel confident wearing all of my favorite outfits.

Easy At-Home Facials

Author: Dr. Larita
March 28, 2018


Pampering yourself can be easy and affordable when you use what you already have to create luxurious and beneficial facial masks. Mix up a mask that meets your skin’s needs, and then plan on kicking back and relaxing. You might consider a cup of hot chamomile tea or a hot foot soak to go along with your at-home spa theme.

Dry Skin: Mash one banana and add five tablespoons of ground oats and a tablespoon of honey. Apply to damp skin and leave on for about twenty minutes. Rinse off with warm water, blot dry, and apply a good moisturizer.

Oily Skin: Mix one egg white, half a cucumber and one drop of a mixture of one drop lavender essential oil and one drop rosemary essential oil in a food processor or blender and then refrigerate for about twenty minutes. This mask can be left on for fifteen to twenty minutes. Rinse off with warm water, blot dry, and apply a good moisturizer.

Blemished Skin: Mix chopped tomato, a tablespoon of instant oatmeal and a teaspoon of lemon juice in a blender until mixed. Let mask stay on skin for ten to fifteen minutes. Rinse off with warm water, blot dry, and apply a good moisturizer.

Tired Skin: Mash five ripe strawberries, a few teaspoons of heavy whipping cream and a teaspoon of honey together an apply to face. Leave on for half an hour and rinse off with warm water, blot dry, and apply a good moisturizer.

What can you do about backne, those ugly pimples on your back? Acne always seems to crop up when you least expect or want it and “backne” usually comes when we’re stressed and at the most inconvenient times too, like prom time or sundress time.  To help control breakouts, you can eat right, drink plenty of water, get enough sleep and exercise regularly.

When you get hot and sweaty it is important to shower to prevent your pores from becoming clogged. Use an acne-fighting soap for your back and make sure that you exfoliate gently on a regular basis.  Then use a good moisturizer on your back to help clear up backne and treat dry skin.


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