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Deck the Halls with Peace & Calming

SIMPLE STEPS TO KEEP THE CALM THIS SEASON Ready to have a Merry Little Christmas?  Or does the month of December set your mind spinning with To do lists, gifts to buy or thoughts of added stress?  Here are some practical steps you can take to help your body manage the stress of the holidays, […]

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Holiday Stress and Anxiety

Deck The Halls With Peace And Calming, Fa la la la la

Are you ready to ring in the holidays? Or does the thought of shopping, entertaining or attending busy events bring you closer to a panic attack?  Greening up your home and lifestyle can have a positive impact on your body’s ability to manage stress, but you have to be intentional and make good choices. The […]

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The Ultimate Natural Guide to Battling Summer Bugs

Good Ole Summertime, fun time spent outside often includes sharing your space with bugs. These little critters don’t have to spoil your vacation especially if you are prepared.   The past few weeks have left me feeling more like a cruise director & camp nurse  rather than a consultant for aromatherapy.  Don’t get me wrong, I […]

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Anti-inflammatory Foods Part 2 – Aloe Cools from the Inside Out

Inflammation The fight against inflammation is a war both the traditional medical and holistic communities are battling. Both know the importance of keeping inflamed tissues under control.   The difference, however, is often in their approach. The traditional medical community battles inflammation with steroids and synthetic pharmaceuticals, often in a crisis situation like post-operative, contact […]

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Green Up your Home to Improve Attention and Concentration

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. If you have a medical condition see a doctor and do not stop taking any medications without the guidance of a medical professional. Attention disorders are growing at shocking rates.  The causes are becoming clearer, […]

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How Much Lead Would You Eat?o

If you knew lead was in a product you used, would you still use it? The Washington Post just released an article on 400 lipstick samples that contain lead. The FDA has been studying lead levels in lipstick .  In fact, their original studies go back at least to 2007 when lead was found in […]

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Pamper Your Skin With Rose Petals

Many cultures have embraced luxurious body treatments for centuries, typically reserved for royalty. Queen Esther in the Bible applied myrrh oil to her skin every day for 6 months just to prepare herself before she was presented to the king. You don’t have to be a queen, or king to benefit from some soothing skin […]

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Essential Oils Are The Fine Wines of Personal Care

Therapeutic grade essential oils are even more precious than many fine wines.  They are powerful, a substance you can benefit from in just 1 drop!  But only if they are crafted properly. Essential oils are volatile liquids distilled from trees, plants, shrubs, flowers and roots.  Like wine, each oil requires careful preparation, nurturing and processing […]

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Is Your Deodorant Working?

Our culture is saturated with fragrance. Many Americans are preoccupied with avoiding body odor.  Unfortunately, synthetic fragrance is loaded with chemicals and research continues to find it is harmful not only to adults but to children, even unborn babies.  The irony is often our body odor is reflective of the toxins we put into our […]

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Are Your Personal Care Products Affecting Your Mood?

Fragrance has a strong influence on American culture.  In the USA, hygiene and personal care products are a billion dollar industry, often fragrance is the main factor that differentiates brands.  Natural fragrance has been around since the beginning of time, but synthetic fragrance first became mass produced with the introduction of Chanel No. 5 perfume […]

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