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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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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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Toxic Landfill or Oasis? Natural Cleaning Solutions For Your Home

NEWS UPDATE!  April 2012 EWG’s Hall of Shame, Most Toxic Cleaning Supplies. Check it out and make sure none are in your cupboards. When is the last time you looked under your kitchen sink?  Or in the cupboard where you keep your cleaning supplies?  Household cleaners have some of the most toxic ingredients.  In our […]

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You Are What You Eat (and clean with)

What do you think of when you see the word “cleanse”?   Years ago I would have thought a cleanse was simply flushing out the colon.  I had heard about “colonics” and there was no way I would ever do that.  Someone mentioned they take a Senna “cleanse” once a week.   That sounded a bit […]

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Diffusers

There are many diffusers on the market.  It is important to use a diffuser that is made specifically for essential oils or the therapeutic properties may be compromised.  Essential oils cannot be heated too high or the chemical structure changes and can actually form toxins that become airborne.   There are many companies that now […]

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Killing Mold And Mildew Without Bleach

Mold Likes Water , so it can grow quickly.  Unfortunately, the human body doesn’t like mold.  Traditional methods to kill mold with bleach are also harmful to the body.   The latest reports this morning indicated at least 8 inches of rainfall in Milwaukee last night. The amount of flood damaged homes is still unknown, and […]

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Diffusing Essential Oils Into The Air

Essential oils can be diffused into the air, inhaled, applied topically or ingested if certified as a food additive by the FDA. There are many diffusers made specifically for dispersing essential oils into the air.  Traditional oil burners/pot pourri pots and plug in type units are not safe for use with essential oils. (There are […]

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Aerosol sprays pollute your breathing space

Identify toxins in your life

A great place to start being healthier is  to look at your home and identify where you have toxins in your life, then see what you can replace.  There are many sources of toxins:  health & beauty products, cleaning supplies, processed foods and supplements.  Most of us read labels on the foods we eat, but […]

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