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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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Curb Your Appetite and Energize Without Caffeine

Eating and sleeping are two basic body needs that should not be complicated.  Yet, our product saturated world has not only confused our minds in making choices day to day, but our bodies as well.   Simple physical needs become distorted when you introduce artificial means to provide your body with energy when it may really […]

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Natural Care for Healthy Muscles, Joints and Backs

This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any diseases. If you have an injury or disease, see a medical doctor. Give your body the best   Whether you are a tri-athlete or just trying to fit in several normal […]

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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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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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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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Essential Oils for Anxiety, Depression & Attention Disorders

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, if you suffer from chronic anxiety, feelings of despair or attention disorders, see a medical doctor. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any diseases. Anxiety, depression and attention disorders are on the rise. The causes may be two-fold, first simply because we […]

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Peppermint Hot Cocoa

My kids like to drink hot chocolate several times a week in the winter.  Most hot cocoa mixes contain chemicals, colorings and unhealthy sugars and sweeteners, some with Nutrasweet.  Nutrasweet is also known as Aspartame and turns to ethyl alcohol when heated.  I avoid these processed ingredients by making my own hot chocolate recipe.   My […]

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