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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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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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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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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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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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Essential Defense for Colds and Flu

This article was originally published November 12, 2011.If you are looking for a way to begin using essential oils, read on. Managing stress during colds & flu can bring your body comfort.¬†Adding pure essential oils to your home care routine is a great place to start. These pure, plant extracts support healthy immune function, encourage […]

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DIY Throat Soother with Lemon Essential Oil

This article was one of the first articles I published on Pure Home and Body, July 12, 2010! I decided to update it and re-publish it with video on DIY cough syrup that we’ve used for years. Enjoy the content and I invite you to leave a comment below. Lemon is one of my favorite […]

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Essential Oils for Acne and Natural Skin Care

This information has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any diseases. Cystic acne is a disease and requires medical care. This information is to provide information on healthy skin support and occasional pimples that may occur during normal hormonal cycles and times of everyday stress. Acne […]

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6 Natural Ways to Soothe Sunburned Skin

This information is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease and has not been evaluated by the FDA. Sunburn is an injury that should be treated by a medical doctor. These are some steps you can take until you seek medical care for this injury. Always consult […]

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