How Essential Oils Work: A Lesson in Science
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How Essential Oils Work: A Lesson in Science

As dependence on prescription opioid medications, and even antibiotics, reaches an all-time and alarming high, many people who suffer from conditions like chronic pain and anxiety are seeking relief from safer, natural home remedies.  If this sounds like you, you may wonder how essential oils work. Aromatherapy, or the use of essential oils, goes back…

Essential Oil Basics: The Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils
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Essential Oil Basics: The Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils

Essential oils have been everywhere lately – from your Facebook feed to the news and getting a lot of attention for helping with everything from falling and staying asleep to headaches and allergies.  You may have questions. In this post we’ll cover essential oil basics. Essential Oil Basics What Are Essential Oils? Essential oil basics…

DIY Dry Shampoo Recipes with Essential Oils That Actually Work
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DIY Dry Shampoo Recipes with Essential Oils That Actually Work

Since working from home (almost 10 years now), I usually wash my hair just 2-3 times per week. I hated using dry shampoos (ugh, the chemicals) until I found a DIY dry shampoo recipe that was easy to make, smelled great and worked even better! When you wash your hair more frequently than that (I…

Thieves Household Cleaner: Replace All the Cleaners in Your Home With One Bottle
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Thieves Household Cleaner: Replace All the Cleaners in Your Home With One Bottle

Thieves Household Cleaner? Well, although my kids are grown with kids of their own, I do have one dog and three cats plus a husband.  There is always something to be cleaned! My husband’s work clothes.  The fingerprints on doors and moldings.  Cat “ick” on the furniture or floor. Before I met Thieves Household Cleaner,…

How to Clean Your Diffuser (Yes!  You Really Need To!)
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How to Clean Your Diffuser (Yes! You Really Need To!)

Clean your diffuser? Huh? We have diffusers in nearly every room of our home.  It was only recently, however, that I learned that you should be cleaning your diffuser regularly – in fact, some manufacturers suggest cleaning after every use! Before we get into HOW to clean diffusers, let’s take a look at some basics:…

The Amazing Rosemary Essential Oil: 15 Benefits plus History, Health and Hair Care
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The Amazing Rosemary Essential Oil: 15 Benefits plus History, Health and Hair Care

Rosemary essential oil is an AMAZING oil with a ton of benefits. It is an evergreen shrub with needle-like leaves and a woodsy aroma. A member of the mint family, Rosemary belongs to an aromatic family of herbs that includes Basil, Lavender, Myrtle, and Sage.  Its appearance, too, is like Lavender with flat pine needles that…

Best Essential Oils for Laundry and 13 Tips for All-Natural Laundry
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Best Essential Oils for Laundry and 13 Tips for All-Natural Laundry

All-natural laundry? Essential Oils for laundry? Really? Yes, really. Did you know that the laundry room is one of the MOST toxic rooms in your home? Laundry soap and dryer sheet film stay on your clothes to be absorbed into your body ALL day long. Why is the Laundry Room So Toxic? Fragrance in laundry…

14 Best Essential Oils for Focus and Concentration
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14 Best Essential Oils for Focus and Concentration

We live in such a busy world with distractions everywhere (social media, television and even just our kids fighting!), no wonder it is hard to focus. In this post, we’ll look at the 15 best essential oils for focus and concentration. Distraction and lack of concentration affect not just adults, but many children, too.  Especially…

Are candles bad for you? The Shocking Reality Plus 17 Purifying Diffuser Blends
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Are candles bad for you? The Shocking Reality Plus 17 Purifying Diffuser Blends

Are candles bad for you? Many people love to burn candles, use room sprays, plug-ins and other room scents. I used to be the same. I loved the smell of candles and how they made a home feel so, well, homey.  The smells would take you places – the beach, to grandma’s kitchen with fresh-baked…