As seen in Woman’s World magazine! Walks in the forest are a fun fall pastime, but ticks carrying Lyme disease can cause severe joint pain, and recent studies show Lyme may also increase your risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Fortunately, protecting yourself from pests is as simple as using a safe, nontoxic insect repellent like lemongrass essential oil. To get the benefits, simply mix 12 drops of lemongrass oil with 1 tsp. of a carrier oil, like sweet almond oil or jojoba oil, and apply liberally to the skin, especially the lower legs and ankles.
For the more than 50% of women over age 50 who have thinning hair, help is here! One of my favorite ways to combat sparse strands is with rosemary. The herb contains rosmarinic acid, which has been shown to boost circulation to the scalp and promote hair growth as effectively as minoxidil. To get the benefits: Add 4 Tbs. of dried rosemary to 4 cups of boiled water. Steep for 40 minutes, then strain the brew into a large spray bottle and add 4 Tbs. apple cider vinegar; refrigerate. Spritz onto the scalp once or twice a week after shampooing.