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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

I admit when I first began reading labels 20 years ago, it was 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 […]

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Integrated Pest Management

Essential Oils for Garden Pests

Summer is in full bloom, plants are filling out and the garden is starting to produce a harvest. What is growing in your yard? ┬áIt’s all good until some insects arrive to make a feast of your annuals, perennials and vegetables. Over the years I’ve dealt with pesky little insects that have even fed on […]

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Gluten-free, Dairy-free

Perfect Summer Dessert: Raw Caramel Slices

Are you looking for an amazing, gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, Raw dessert for that special occasion this summer? This is it! Someone shared this Paleo recipe with me a while back on Facebook and I just made it a week and a half ago. It’s from the Raw Food Institute in Australia and I modified it […]

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hiking, nature

Raising Green Kids

I haven’t been writing much the past month, I’ve been busy being a mom. I’ve gotten started on a major “Green Living” project with one of my daughters and it’s been a fun, crazy adventure and taking lots of my time,more about that later. But I do not doubt for a moment that my priorities […]

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Natural alternatives to OTC drugs

Can You Flavor Your Water With Your Cold & Flu Meds? The Versatility of Essential Oils

We don’t buy over the counter drugs. I know we are not the norm because Walgreens and CVS pharmacies are becoming as common, if not more so than McDonald’s. Even my 14 year commented this week that our area has a lot of workout places, McDonald’s, Walgreens & CVS, and hospitals. Hmmmm. We have a […]

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Where to start living a natural life

What is Natural Living, Anyway? Ten Commandments for a Greener Life

Chances are you are already doing something natural, whether eating more fruits & vegetables to try and shed those unwanted pounds, implementing home remedies for cold & flu or a host of other things. Whether you are new to natural living or a seasoned vet, it’s important to keep up with new information in our […]

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