Esme’s Blog

Three Ways To De-Stress And Relax Naturally

by Esme Addison I work a lot. I have a day job. And then I write. And then I promote my work on social media. And with my website. I really enjoy taking pictures of food and books and other things for Instagram. And I also enjoy making instructional videos for Youtube (hopefully someone is … Continue reading Three Ways To De-Stress And Relax Naturally

Nine Of The Best Essential Oils For Hair And Scalp

by Esme Addison Essential oils are nature's haircare. But you already knew that, right? Almost every issue you can have related to scalp care, hair growth, hair cleanliness and much more can be addressed by essential oils. For that reason, I lovelovelove dressing my hair with essential oils. The fact that my hair smells fabulously … Continue reading Nine Of The Best Essential Oils For Hair And Scalp

Nine Ways To Use Lemongrass Essential Oil

by Esme Addison One of my favorite forms of lemongrass is the essential oil. Like lavender, I use this as a perfume. I don't care if people ask me if I"m wearing natural bug repellent. lol I'm not. But it doesn kind of smell like it. Because lemongrass naturally repels lemongrass, making it a great … Continue reading Nine Ways To Use Lemongrass Essential Oil

Three Ways To Use Peppermint For Health And Healing

by Esme Addison Did you think peppermint was just for candy canes? While it does taste good in candy and baked goods and is also delicious in tea, peppermint has historically been used as a medicine. For that reason, I always keep a bottle handy. Living at the beach, mosquito bites are plentiful during the … Continue reading Three Ways To Use Peppermint For Health And Healing

Five Ways To Use Lavender

by Esme Addison I love lavender. It's my favorite essential oil. Why is it my favorite? For one reason, it smells so good. It's a wonderful, natural and therapeutic perfume. I rub it on my hair and face. Dab it on my neck and wrist, just so I can walk around smelling like a field … Continue reading Five Ways To Use Lavender

Diversify Your TBR Stack With Twelve Cozy Mysteries Written By African-American Authors

by Esme Addison Have you ever wondered, where are all of the cozy mysteries written by African-American authors? Well, wonder no more. I've compiled a list of contemporary cozy mysteries written by authors (including myself) of African descent. My list includes an interesting group of sleuths in fun settings with challenging whodunnits! Also, don't wait … Continue reading Diversify Your TBR Stack With Twelve Cozy Mysteries Written By African-American Authors

When In Rome – Not The Saying But The Book By Gemma Townley

The first time I left the USA, it was 2005 and Gemma Townley's chick lit novel When In Rome was my favorite book. Second, only to my love of writing, was my passion for history. And as a teenager and college student, I went through a long phase of interest in ancient civilizations. Roman, Greek, … Continue reading When In Rome – Not The Saying But The Book By Gemma Townley

Four Of The Most Effective Herbs For Stress Relief

by Esme Addison My novel, A Spell For Trouble is set in an herbal apothecary. But I didn't choose that location because I thought it was cute and charming (I mean, it is all of those things, of course!). I selected it because I personally have an interest in herbal remedies. I use them all. … Continue reading Four Of The Most Effective Herbs For Stress Relief

Seven Enchanting Cozy Mysteries That Will Bring Magic Into Your Life

by Esme Addison Who doesn't need a little magic or otherworldliness in their life? I know I do - and that's why I love enchanting mysteries with fanciful elements of magic or the paranormal. Over the years, I've amassed a list of my favorite cozy mysteries with supernatural elements. The list includes witches who make … Continue reading Seven Enchanting Cozy Mysteries That Will Bring Magic Into Your Life

Introducing The Mermaid Of Warsaw

by Esme Addison Lately, I've been discussing my new book A Spell For Trouble, because... well, it's coming out soon. (May 12th! Wherever books are sold!) and the number one question I get is... So, why mermaids?" Okay, let's back up a bit. I've written a cozy mystery set on the beach in North Carolina … Continue reading Introducing The Mermaid Of Warsaw