13 Estrogenic Ingredients in Consumer Products

Estrogen is a naturally occuring element, one that is needed by the human body for basic functions like reproduction. While small amounts are critical to healthy human development, too much estrogen has been linked with many health problems including premature breast development (or breast development in men), PMS, endometriosis, fibroids, cancer and pregnancy complications among […]

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How to Identify Synthetic Oils and Fragrance on Product Labels

When I started reading product labels 20 years ago it was super intimidating. I had only begun with food packaging. After reading my first Aromatherapy Book to try and deal with severe acne, I was surprised that the author suggested eating only organic foods, nothing processed. I know some of your are shocked if you […]

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Stress management for employees

Corporate Wellness for Increased Productivity

Hi there, thanks for stopping by! It was great to meet many of you this month during the Wellness Wednesday seminars. You had some excellent questions about essential  oil use and green, natural living and are fortunate to have employers who are investing in your health and wellness. Remember that healthy living is a journey, […]

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Integrated Pest Management

Essential Oils for Garden Pests

Summer is in full bloom, plants are filling out and the garden is starting to produce a harvest. What is growing in your yard?  It’s all good until some insects arrive to make a feast of your annuals, perennials and vegetables. Over the years I’ve dealt with pesky little insects that have even fed on […]

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Gluten-free, Dairy-free

Perfect Summer Dessert: Raw Caramel Slices

Are you looking for an amazing, gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, Raw dessert for that special occasion this summer? This is it! Someone shared this Paleo recipe with me a while back on Facebook and I just made it a week and a half ago. It’s from the Raw Food Institute in Australia and I modified it […]

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hiking, nature

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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Natural alternatives to OTC drugs

The Versatility of Essential Oils

Do you like to practice healthy living principles, pay attention to the ingredients of foods you eat? Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, exercise and get a good nights rest to support healthy immune function? Do you apply those same principles to all the choices you make in health and wellness? I know we are […]

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