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First aid with essential oils

First Aid the Natural Way

Are you ready for warmer weather? Hiking, biking, geo-caching, and camping are great ways to enjoy the beauty of nature. Have you greened up your first-aid kit to be in alignment with your natural side? Here are some simple ways to add the potency of essential oils to your first aid kit. They’re compact, portable […]

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What 17 Health Leaders in Milwaukee Do to Boost Their Immune System

This article was originally published January 2014 and updated with current links. Seasonal changes are the perfect time to re-evaluate our habits and lifestyle so we can make changes for the better. What we all hope for is to develop healthy habits are so regular they become second nature, right? Habits that are such a […]

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Natural Ways to Eliminate Lice Without Toxic Chemicals

Surprisingly, I had sailed through 10 years of parenting before I encountered head lice. I was mortified. The pests arrived one month after we had moved into a new home, at the time my kids were 1, 4, 6, 8 & 10. Two of them were girls with long blond hair. I was exhausted from […]

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Simple Ways to Create Beautiful, Glowing Summer Skin

Beauty is more than skin deep, and encompasses our entire being – mind, body and spirit.  You may know someone (or be someone) who has outer beauty that takes your breath away, but inside are either hurting emotionally or are physically unhealthy. Sometimes the stress from difficult situations can affect us physically and steal the beauty […]

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How to find quality oils

How to really find the best quality essential oils

The essential oil business is booming, distributors and overnight “experts” are popping up all over as are training programs to promote better understanding.  For the average consumer though, knowledge, a good dose of common sense and some discernment to sift through the hype will pay dividends as you invest in essential oils. In this market, […]

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Organic Yoga Clothing Supports Ethical Farming and Local Communities

Today is Veteran’s Day and each year I feel inadequate in showing my gratitude to those who have served our country for all they have done and continue to do to keep our country Great. As an average citizen, it is easy to get caught up in the day to day busy-ness that in the […]

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10 Grown-Up Ways to Enjoy Pumpkins & Nourish Your Body

Pumpkins aren’t just for October. They remind me of Fall and all that we should be thankful for. There are so many heirloom pumpkins now that the iconic, perfectly shaped pumpkin is so ordinary. All these varieties and shapes of pumpkins remind me of people and how different we are, not only our outward appearance, […]

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Are Antibiotics in Cheese Creating Superbugs?

Eating dairy is a controversial subject in some health & wellness circles: the debate from vegans as an ethical perspective, it’s potential mucous-forming tendencies from holistic practitioners, it’s health benefits from raw food enthusiasts & paleo diet followers. It is packed with protein, but the cheese-health debate now may becoming more contentious. Not because of […]

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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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