The Benefits and Uses of Cedarwood Essential Oil

Essential oils have long been a part of human history. They have been used since ancient times as natural and effective perfumes, treatments, and disinfectants. One of the oldest used essential oils, think Biblical times, would be cedarwood oil . Although cedarwood isn't the most popular oil in use today, it has many benefits that make it worth addin...

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DIY Peppermint Lip Sugar Scrub

I've received a lot of positive feedback on my recent green tea sugar scrub recipe which inspired my newest post! Sugar scrubs are such an easy and inexpensive way to nourish your skin at home but their benefits aren't limited to your arms and legs. Did you know you can also make a sugar scrub for your lips? Lip sugar scrubs help gently exfoliate your...

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DIY Green Tea Sugar Scrub with Rose & Sandalwood Essential Oils

Are you ready for your skin to glow and to feel like a goddess? If so, you are going to LOVE this sugar scrub recipe made with green tea and 2 of my all time favorite essential oils, rose and sandalwood. Sugar scrubs are economical to make at home and will gently exfoliate and moisturize your skin. Sugar scrubs are simple to make and have endless modificati...

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DIY After Sun Skin Soothing Spray

Now that we're fully into the summer season, I wanted to share a super easy after sun skin soothing spray with you all that you can make at home! This skin soothing spray is great to use after a day out in the sun, for nicks and scrapes from hikes, and even an after shave spray and lotion! I use this all the time during the summer when I'm out with my fam...

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A Busy Mom's Guide to Creating More Joy, Peace, & Abundance

Hey there busy mama, I see you! I know what it's like to balance your life, career, and family all while trying to keep it together. You can do more in one day than most people do in a week. You are a real life super woman! I have a question for you. When was the last time you took time out for yourself to do something you love? Do you take time to nourish ...

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How to Clean Your Essential Oil Diffuser

Essential oils are everywhere: in the office, in the home, and even in edible recipes. The use of essential oils has found it's way into the mainstream health and wellness industry as the many benefits of oils have come into popular interest. If you are even slightly interested in the natural wellness industry, then it's highly likely that you own at least o...

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Chakra Balancing with Essential Oils

In the modern, fast-paced world that we live in today, it can be easy to forget how important our soul and spiritual health is. We tend to focus on the physical symptoms of illness without considering that some of that illness can come from our inner selves being off-balanced and out of control. When you're constantly trying to stay on top of everything that...

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How to Make Cashew Milk

Milk alternatives have become more diverse and available over the last ten years as people stop drinking animal milk due to lactose-intolerance, vegan diets, antibiotics in cow milk, and many others. What some people may see as a fad is actually a sustainable diet change that can impact you and your family's health and overall well-being. In the array of op...

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Detox Your Toddler's Bath Routine

From Clorox Wipes to Dove soap, American mom's have become obsessed with cleanliness. For good reason: over all of human history, a majority of our death toll comes from infections, diseases, viruses, and bacteria. It's only natural that as mother's we want to do everything in our power to protect our children from these ailments. We wipe and scrub and cle...

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How to Make Continuous Brew Kombucha at Home

Welcome back! In this post, I'm going to continue the recipe for how you can make your own kombucha at home. If you haven't seen part one of this process, you can go back to see what the first steps you need to take to make your own kombucha scoby . You will need a kombucha "scoby" before making your first batch of komnucha. You can make your...

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How to Make Kombucha "Scoby" at Home

Kombucha has been a popular “elixir of health” in the United States since the 1990’s, but has been an ancient form of Chinese medicine since 200 b.c.e. Although Kombucha doesn’t have restorative properties you would expect to find in the “Fountain of Youth”, there are many beneficial health benefits to incorporating kombu...

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Essential Oils for the Bedroom

Are you ready to spice up your love life? If so, you are in the right place. In honor of the upcoming Valentine's holiday, I’m going to teach you how to tantalize your senses using essential oils in the bedroom. For centuries, essential oils have been used for their aphrodisiac qualities and as part of the love making ritual. An aphrodisiac is defined as a...

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3 Reasons You Haven't Achieved Your Goals

Are you one of the 41% of people who make New Years Resolutions? If so, it's likely that your goals fall into one of these 10 areas according to research conducted by Scranton University. The Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions Are: 1. Lose weight 2. Self improvement 3. Improve finances 4. Quit smoking 5. Do more exciting things 6. Spend more time...

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DIY Holiday Gifts - Simple, Creative, Practical & Useful DIY Gifts Using Essential Oils

Are you looking for some simple and creative holiday gift ideas that people will actually WANT to receive? If so, this post is for you! I’m a big fan of practical and useful gifts. Here are three of my favorite DIY gift recipes for the holiday season plus 2 lightning fast treat recipes to serve at parties. To make your gifting life easier, I’...

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How to Meditate using Essential Oils

Both meditation and essential oils have been used as wellness tools for thousands of years. They have just recently, however, been recognized more and more for their long-lasting, life-changing benefits. Essential oils are powerful! Today, I’m going to share with you how to use them for meditation and its associated benefits. First, let’s ta...

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The Surprising Benefits and Uses of Copaiba Oil

What is Copaiba essential oil and why you will want to have it in your essential oil collection immediately! If you follow me, you already know I am an essential oil junkie. I have been using essential oils since I was a child and use at least a dozen a day in our home for everyday wellness , diffusing , cleaning , and even cooking. Not a single day ...

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Your Complete Guide to the New doTERRA Essential Oils!

I’m so excited to show you the new 2017 oils that doTERRA introduced. There’s so many good oils! We have 11 new essential oils and one new product that will be available for purchase on October 2. In the meantime, start thinking of ways you can start using them! BLUE TANSY This is a unique one! Blue Tansy is from the chamomile...

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This is Why Diffusing Essential Oils is so Popular - The What, Why, and How of Diffusing Essential Oils

Being an Occupational Therapist taught me many things about health. In our mainstream culture, we associate health as it relates to the body. If we’re ill or experiencing pain, it’s because the body has become broken or deficient in one or more areas. More and more studies are being done that suggest the emotions we feel affect our health, parti...

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Top Remedy for Mom + Baby to Relieve Occasional Congestion 

My friend and I had a picnic day with our toddlers over the weekend and as we lay down our blankets, I noticed the runny snots coming out of my friend and her toddler. Itchy eyes, tissue after tissue sneezes... it was distracting to our conversation! She kept apologizing and I told her I used to experience the seasonal discomforts until I made my own remedy ...

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Quinoa Breakfast Bowl: Quick, Easy, & Deliciously Made in the Instant Pot

When my daughter was born, I wanted to continue cooking healthy breakfasts but wanted to be able to do it in a fraction of the time. After a quick search online, I learned about the Instant Pot and found that I could continue to create nutrient-dense foods, but in less time! Perfect! I created this recipe one morning when I had an infant wrapped around my c...

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