Essential Defense for Colds and Flu

This article was originally published November 12, 2011.If you are looking for a way to ...

Welcome City of Brookfield Employees!

Hi there, thanks for stopping by! It was great to meet many of you this month during the Wellness Wednesday seminars. You had some excellent questions about essential  oil use and green, natural living and are fortunate to have employers who are investing in your health and wellness. Remember that healthy living is a journey, […]

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Essential Oil Use and Social Responsibility

The essential oil industry is booming. Like the 100th monkey & Social Change, many are suddenly seeing a sense of urgency to learn about these natural substances. One company years ago made it their mission to “have essential oils in every home”. At the time I thought that seemed like a good idea, but as I […]

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The safest essential oils to ingest

Are Essential Oils Safe to Ingest?

There are differing schools of thought on the ingestion of essential oils. According to Jane Buckle Ph.d, RN, “The topic of oral and internal use of essential oils is controversial and confusing. Much of the confusion is to do with lack of knowledge and cultural misconceptions because the oral and internal uses of essential oils […]

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Fractionated Coconut Oil: Stabilizer for Confectionary Goods

Fractionated coconut oil is a fairly new ingredient to the cosmetic industry. With the explosion of essential oil use and viral posts of Coconut Oil health benefits, it’s not surprising that a coconut product would be well-received by Americans. But is this “new” product really a health food? or a Green-washed ingredient marketed as natural? […]

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Top News in Health & Green Living of 2014

2014 was a year of growing and understanding more in health and wellness. Knowledge is power and when Americans see the impact their choices have on personal and global health, the easier it will be to create positive change. Here are the top Health discoveries and news stories of the year: 1.  Ebola outbreaks in Africa […]

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13 Estrogenic Ingredients in Consumer Products

Estrogen is a naturally occuring element, one that is needed by the human body for basic functions like reproduction. While small amounts are critical to healthy human development, too much estrogen has been linked with many health problems including premature breast development (or breast development in men), PMS, endometriosis, fibroids, cancer and pregnancy complications among […]

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How to Identify Synthetic Oils and Fragrance on Product Labels

When I started reading product labels 20 years ago it was super intimidating. I had only began with food packaging. After reading my first Aromatherapy Book to try and heal severe acne, I was surprised that the author suggested eating only organic foods, nothing processed. I know some of your are shocked if you haven’t […]

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