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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 begun with food packaging. After reading my first Aromatherapy Book to try and deal with 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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Stress management for employees

Corporate Wellness for Increased Productivity

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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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?  It’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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Natural alternatives to OTC drugs

The Versatility of Essential Oils

Do you like to practice healthy living principles, pay attention to the ingredients of foods you eat? Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, exercise and get a good nights rest to support healthy immune function? Do you apply those same principles to all the choices you make in health and wellness? I know we are […]

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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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Practicing Gratitude All Year Long

Many think of gratitude, thankfulness, as a holiday one day a year to reflect on the things that give us those warm, fuzzy feelings. Celebrating thanksgiving everyday, however, gives us perspectives, appreciation for others and deeper self-awareness when it’s part of your mindset and spirit. It’s important not to confuse self-awareness with self-improvement and self-fulfillment […]

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Make your own foaming hand soap simple

Is Your Soap a Drug? Simple DIY Foaming Soap & Bubble Bath Without the Chemicals

You read food labels and know what you are eating,  read the packaging on over the counter the counter drugs for dosage and safety information.   Do you know what is in your soaps and lotions? Cosmetics and personal care products are currently not listed as being regulated by the FDA.  The only exceptions are […]

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yoga, pilates, stretching

10 Benefits of Stretching, Yoga & Pilates

American culture has been slow to adopt Eastern practices in health, wellness and life perspectives. Our culture, for the most part, is one of extremes: socio-economically and in health. Economically some argue there is a widening gap between the poor and the wealthy. In terms of health there also seems to be a large gap, […]

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Organic Living

15 Natural Resources For Every Home

Pure Home and Body is your Inspiration for Natural Living, Your springboard to greening up your home and life and making the world a better place by the choices you make. Yes, You have the potential to have positive  impact on our environment, and you probably already are. You just might not realize how much. I […]

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