The Benefits of Detox Baths + 10 Detox Bath Recipes

  Detox... it's almost a dirty word these days. Detoxification is more than just a fad, it's completely valid. If something is toxic, it's harmful... so it makes perfect sense that you'd want to make sure to remove anything harmful you may be subjected to, whether...

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Enhancing Your Meditation Practice with Essential Oils

Two of my favorite things ever... essential oils and meditation. Guess what? Essential oils and meditation play well together! I'll share with you a bit about the why, but let's be completely honest here... you are more curious about how to. That's why I am going show...

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DIY: Deep Cleaning Flouride Free Mouthwash

Growing up, I didn't have the best oral health routine. I was the kid who would regularly forget to brush my teeth, then when it came time to go to the dentist, I would brush frantically hoping it wouldn't be obvious. I still remember being 10 years old, brushing my...

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6 Favorite Essential Oils for Focus

In today's modern society where we all seem to be over booked, over stressed, and over stimulated, it can be difficult at times to maintain focus. In 2015, when I started traveling frequently, there were periods of time (which was most of the time), where I feel like...

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Super Food for Your Face

When I was younger, I remember my aunt telling me (often) that my skin was like porcelain. And she was right. Like any good teen, I took it for granted. Of course I did the basics like washing my face twice a day and since I didn't want pimples, I vaguely remember a...

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Better Than Burt’s: All Natural Lip-Balm

  For Christmas 2013, in an attempt to be thrifty I decided to craft many of my Christmas gifts to share some of my favorite things.   I began with a mason jar, decorating it with raffia and burlap ribbon (huge time commitment for a perfectionist like me!), added mala...

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8 Favorite Essential Oils for Stress Management

Over the past couple years, I have learned how different traveling is when driving versus flying. Usually it entails a whirlwind of emotions and going non-stop with the exception of something like a two hour walk down the Hudson River. (since as you know, I have a...

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DIY All Natural Yoga Mat Spritzer

I love yoga. I have a couple yoga mats and I treat them with TLC.   We've been through a lot together.  My beloved yoga mats have been there as I have released tension, anxiety, and fear; they have witnessed my heart fill with peace, love, and serenity.   They have...

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DIY All Natural Dry Shampoo That Will Rock Your World

A few years ago I swore off using dry shampoo. The kind I was using was full of chemicals, came from an aerosol can, and frankly, I was abusing the right to use it. I don't normally use "product" in my hair and I probably use my straightener and blow dryer maybe 3...

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Using Essential Oils – After You Open the Bottle

Frequently, I notice two things that happen when people start using essential oils. I am using the term using them loosely. They become a pricey, high quality shelf ornament or paperweight. They are used with little regard for their potency or safety. I get it, I was...

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Why Essential Oils ROCK for School

It's undeniable, the fall is right around the corner and kids everywhere are dusting off their backpacks and preparing to go back to school. My 9 year old son is starting third grade with much excitement, while my "tweenage" 12 year old daughter wants these last few...

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Essential Oils You’ll Love for Pokemon Go

  Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard about Pokemon Go. After a couple days of vowing not to download the app, I broke down in a moment of weakness to entertain my son during a wedding rehearsal. Confession time...  I'm hooked. While I...

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DIY: Dry All Day Natural Deodorant

I have been experimenting with different natural deodorant recipes for a while. Up until now it has been a lot of trial and error, whether it just wasn't effective enough, or it wouldn't stay solid. I finally found one that I feel comfortable turning to on a daily...

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DIY Natural Bug Spray – Keep Bugs from Feasting on You

Have you ever sprayed yourself with conventional bug spray and touched something with printing on it afterward? I have.   It is pretty nasty!   I ended up with the print on my hand, took it right off of the package.    That's reassuring (insert heavy sarcasm here...)...

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6 Tips to Stay Healthy and Sane While Traveling

After quickly going from someone who rarely travels to someone who is away more than they are home, I have learned some hard lessons while on the road. Ask for Help If you are like me and cling to self-reliance like it's the last drop of water and you are dying of...

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Dodging Colds and Flu for the Crazy Busy

It's 2015, the year is in full swing. I don't know about you, but I have been crazy busy with lots of things going on. Some good, some not-so-good, but mostly good. Either way, so far, 2015 has been a blur! I am going to be traveling coast to coast multiple times over...

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Why I Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions

Every year I hear ambitious resolutions from many people around me. Usually these resolutions are to quit something, start something, or change something. Pretty basic, right? I personally haven't made a New Year's resolution in years because they have never seemed to...

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A Brief History of Essential Oils

Essential oils have been used for centuries in religious ceremonies, marriage ceremonies, courtship, cosmetics, burial services, medicines, and other areas. Through trial and error, ancient civilizations found that essential oils served useful purposes in all areas of...

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Letting Go of the Stress of 2013 Using Essential Oils

It's a new year, a new you. No more stressing, more organization, so many aspirations for this new year that we are just beginning!   Let's be honest, it is not possible for most people to just say "Ok, I am starting fresh." and let go of any previous stress (unless...

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