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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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Healthy Girl’s Champagne

Kick the Soda Habit This is a great alternative to sugary soda. If you are trying to kick the soda habit, try this to wean yourself off the carbonated beverages. No added sugars and nothing artificial! Moderation Drinking a glass of wine, particularly red, a couple of times a week can keep your heart healthy […]

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How To Really Cut Down On Belly Fat

I’ve had several conversations in just the past few days regarding weight loss and belly fat, specifically during mid-life changes.  There is a lot of research available as to what works, what doesn’t and I’ll briefly outline some  basic principles as well as some tips that will be helpful to most of you.  While many […]

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Savory Butternut Squash Soup with Oregano and Lemon

My friend KC Thor of KC’s Kafe developed this recipe a year ago for an episode on her What’s Cookin show.  I’ve long awaited the new squash harvest this year and this is now my absolute favorite butternut squash soup recipe.  It’s an amazing savory blend of flavors that is super easy to put together.  I’ll be […]

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10 Everyday Uses for Lemon Essential Oil

Among other things, lemon essential oil can lift the spirits and studies have shown it to have an anti-depressant effect.   Lemon oil is a good one to start with if you are new to using essential oils because it is so versatile.  Here are 10 of my favorite  uses for lemon essential oil. These […]

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How to Really Save Money on Health Care Costs

Are you investing in your health or just spending money on treating symptoms?  The difference in these two philosophies is you pay now in healthy living or you pay later at the doctor’s office.  In our family, we have chosen to invest in our health – organic, whole foods, vitamins, essential oils, toxin free home […]

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Essential Oils for Tension Headaches

In our family we have chosen to try these drug-free options for headache relief, simply because I’d rather save harsh drugs like ibuprofen as a last resort to pain relief.  We have managed headaches and many other aches and pains with essential oils and avoided potential kidney and liver damage from overuse of questionable ingredients in […]

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Natural Help for Dry Feet

Over the years I have used many products in search of something to keep my feet soft.  I’ve tried several “natural” and traditional products laden with chemicals (with much hesitation) including most targeted at “cracked heels”.  They all were temporary if even effective.  My search has ended with a combination of Lemon essential oil and […]

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Allergy Relief and Essential Oils

  Allergies are a complicated issue because they vary from person to person.  I encourage you to study yourself (or your children) and look at diet, environment and genetic history to become familiar with allergy triggers in your life in addition to consulting with a doctor for this disease. For serious allergies, consult with an […]

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