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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. Essential Oil First Aid is an easy way to green up your Dr. Mom moments to alignment with your natural side. Here are some simple ways to add the potency of essential oils to your […]

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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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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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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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5 Essential Oils For a Pure, Chemical-Free Nursery

I’ve used essential oils in our home for almost 20 years, all of these years they’ve had priority in the baby’s nursery. They have helped me replace harmful chemicals to create a nurturing, natural space for my little ones. Essential oils are not just fragrance, they support a healthy body & home and soothe your senses. […]

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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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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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