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Make Your Own Lip Scrub, Lip Balm, and Lip Gloss

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There is very little worse to look at or kiss than chapped lips. Just makes you shudder, doesn’t it! You want your lips to be soft, supple, moisturized, and kissable. Lips need to be protected and looking delicious no matter what the weather is outside.  Your own homemade sugar lip scrubs really help to take the dead skin off and to ... Read More »

Pain Relief with Essential Oils: Sciatica, Muscle, and Joints

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Are you in pain? For how much of your time? So many people have aches and pains associated with injuries, or conditions like Fibromyalgia, Sciatica, Arthritis, or Plantar Fasciitis and they all desperately want relief. When used correctly, essential oils can Read More »

Use essential oils to help you sleep

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“But [Pooh] couldn’t sleep. The more he tried to sleep the more he couldn’t. He tried counting Sheep, which is sometimes a good way of getting to sleep, and, as that was no good, he tried counting Heffalumps. And that was worse. Because every Heffalump that he counted was making straight for a pot of Pooh’s honey, and eating it ... Read More »

Natural Men’s Care: Caring for your beard

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Oh  the dashing bearded man! Over the centuries of time he has come to represent so many things. From fearsome pirates to fiery academics; from hippies to hipsters.  The bearded man has become a distinguished symbol of knowledge and power, striking fear in the hearts of every single Gillette executive.  But if you were to take a poll of Read More »

Natural Men’s Care: Balding

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Let’s be candid here. You and I both know you’d rather be reading an article with a different title. Particularly if you are reading this at work and your boss walks by–because in all likelihood, they’ll just read the headline anyway. So you should Read More »

Balsam of Peru Oil, Some Uses

Balsam of Peru

Balsam of Peru (Myroxylon balsamum var. pereira) It’s actually closely related to Tolu Balsam (Myroxylon balsamum var. balsamum) and they can be interchanged in recipes. Balsam of Peru comes from the resin produced by the Peru Balsam tree, an evergreen tree native to Central America. It’s also called “Black Balsam” and “Indian Balsam”.  The oil is Read More »

Beginning Soap Making: Using Soap Bases

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Making your own soap is a great thing to do because then you can decide what the scent will be and hone it to suit you and your individuality. This is something I’ve looked into because I like to be the one to determine what Read More »

Essential Oil Hair Care: Alopecia and Fragile Hair

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There are numerous possible causes for hair loss including illness, drugs, poor nutrition, menopause, harsh chemical treatments, chemotherapy, genetics, emotional shock, testosterone, etc. It is also aggravated by Read More »

Treating Cold & Flu Symptoms with Essential Oils: Age 7-12

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Cold and flu symptoms make you feel so crappy. And I think what is worse is watching your children go through them. As part 2 of the Treating Cold and Flu Symptoms with Essential Oils, this article covers a few ideas of things you can do with essential oils  for your children. * While you can use the recipes and ... Read More »

Making Sachets with Essential Oils

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I don’t just use essential oils to help me treat any particular issues, health or physical. I also use them because I like their scent. Don’t you? I find ways to make my clothes and my home smell like my favorite scents rather than commercial scents. Scented sachets help accomplish that very thing. They are something you should always have ... Read More »