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Oregano Essential Oil, Antibacterial Research

This information is for educational and research purposes only, it is not intended as a replacement for medical care, or to diagnose, treat or cure any diseases. If you have a medical condition, seek the advice of a medical doctor. Oregano essential oil is one of the most powerful, potent essential oils.  It is also […]

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Essential Oils Powerful Against Listeria Bacteria

The government is determined to protect Americans from food borne illness.  Yet, despite the FDA’s efforts to monitor and improve the processing of the public food supply, we continue to experience outbreaks of bacteria on fresh and processed foods.  Antibiotic resistant bacteria are on the rise, and there continues to be food contamination in unexpected […]

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Gluten-Free Tabouli

Tabouli goes gluten-free when you use quinoa in place of the wheat grains. One of my favorite vegetarian dishes, traditional tabouli, is made with bulgur wheat.  Since becoming gluten-free I’ve made this version with quinoa (a gluten-free grain) which has a texture similar to  bulgur.  Quinoa also has more protein than any other grain!   […]

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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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Paleo No-Bake Pumpkin Seed Caramel Bars

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   When we travel, I make sure to pack healthy snacks for the road so we are less likely to dine and snack on roadside fast food. Nuts and seeds are great energy food and portable. I made these easy, nutrient packed bars while on vacation. I brought all the […]

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Make Your Own Lotion With 3 Simple Ingredients

Skin care is big business, accounting for millions of dollars in sales each year.  According to IBISWorld  the cosmetic and skin care industries are very competitive.  As a result,  companies are relying on new product introductions to grow their business.  For the consumer, this means “new & improved” patented ingredients, more chemicals and toxins with […]

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Battle Mosquitos With A Natural DIY Insect Repellant

This article has been updated to reflect information from outbreaks of West Nile Virus in Southern USA, where over 1000 cases of West Nile Virus have been reported as well as over 40 deaths across 5 states, and with the Zika virus which has now spread to almost the entire continent of South America and […]

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Ants Steer Clear of Essential Oils

It’s been a long winter and I’ve looked forward to Spring.   I admit that this year more than ever I’ve anticipated the bloom of daffodils and tulips, the green grass and the budding trees.  Then the ants appeared, in my breakfast room.  I had forgotten how they had gotten comfortable in my dining area last […]

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Make your own air freshener

DIY:Make Your Own Essential Oil Air Fresheners, The Only Safe Way To Add Fragrance To Your Home and Body

Synthetic air fresheners are some of the most toxic substances you can expose yourself to.   The chemicals used in artificial fragrance have been linked to hormone disruption, endocrine system disruption, asthma and attention disorders.   The good news is they are easy to replace.  Save yourself time and money when you make your own air fresheners […]

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