Essential Oils

Learn about the best uses for essential oils, as well as what essential oils I personally recommend.

  • After finding that my toothpaste was doing more harm than good, I made an all natural tooth powder that wouldn't harm my sensitive teeth.

DIY All Natural Tooth Powder

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All of my family had a favorite toothpaste. Colgate, Crest, Aim, etc. Mine was Arm & Hammer. I didn't feel as clean with any of the [...]

  • These homemade healthy breath mints are amazing and not full of toxic crap. Sounds good to me.

Homemade and Healthy Breath Mints

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I'll be honest. Before these DIY breath mints, I had a slight addiction to tic tacs. Tic tacs, chewing gum, breath mints, anything. I needed something [...]

  • Is your lavender essential oil fake? Learn why that could be really dangerous.

Beware of Fake Lavender Essential Oils

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Ever since I made the commitment to really research essential oils, I've learned there's a lot of information out there... and it's easy to feel [...]

  • 10 Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil - Pin

10 Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil

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Uses for peppermint essential oil is varied and wonderful. This gem of an oil belongs in every home. I recently let a friend borrow my [...]

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10 Uses for Lemon Essential Oil

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Uses for lemon essential oils… this is going to be good! I’ll admit, I’m a HUGE citrus fan. Something about that bright scent of lemon, [...]

  • Struggling with insomnia? Learn how to use essential oils for better sleep as part of a healthy living protocol.

Essential Oils for Better Sleep

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Struggling to get or stay asleep? You are not alone, my friend. Whether you're a tired parent, a stressed worker, or simply can't shut your [...]

  • Homemade skin cream for sensitive skin. A great alternative to other eczema creams.

Homemade Skin Cream (safe enough for babies)

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Homemade skin cream is super simple to make... and so much safer than steroid creams or other non-so-friendly toxin-laden over-the-counter treatments and eczema creams  so [...]

  • Learn how to use essential oils safely while pregnant or nursing.

Essential Oils During Pregnancy and While Nursing

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When I was pregnant with my first, I did a little (teeny tiny) research on essential oils since I enjoyed putting oils in my homemade [...]

  • 2 really horrible Mother's Day gifts, and what to get instead.

2 Horrible Mother’s Day Gifts (and what to give instead)

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Ah, Mother’s Day… the day when we salute the women who have helped us grow, learn, and become the amazing people we  now are. Whether you are a newbie, veteran, stay-at-home mom, balance work and children,  grandmother, aunt, neighbor, or whatever… there are millions of woman who deserve some love and appreciation this upcoming Mother’s Day. But can I be honest? So many of the traditional Mother Day gifts are bad. Really bad. I mean, mothers work non-stop… forgoing bathroom breaks and showers in the name of their children… and how do we repay them? Too often with toxic sludge wrapped in pretty paper. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a firm believe in “it’s the thought that counts.” But today I’d like to speak out on two things that deserve to be demoted from the traditional go-to list of gifts… Mother’s Day or not. […]

  • Essential oils for children: Safety, remedies, and how to.

Essential Oils for Children

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One of the main reasons I wanted to learn more about essential oils was to help my kids. We value real food and non-toxic living [...]

  • Learn how to use essential oils safely for babies.

Essential Oils for Babies – Safe Oils for Your Little One

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Essential oils are a wonderful way to support a healthy baby. Before I learned about therapeutic grade essential oils I feared using oils with my [...]

  • Try these five amazing uses for Frankincense essential oil.

Amazing Uses for Frankincense Essential Oil

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I adore Frankincense. It reminds me of my sweet baby boy. My amazing midwife rubbed a some Frankincense essential oil on his brand new body [...]

  • Getting started with essential oils: For anyone who's wanted to use essential oils but got lost in all the info!

Getting Started With Essential Oils

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When I first started using essential oils I had NO idea what I was doing. This was the beginning of my "throw out ALL the [...]

  • This all natural homemade mascara is amazing! Got to try it.

Homemade mascara: All natural and eye friendly

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Why homemade mascara? For some time now my entire makeup routine has been a dab of lip balm and a quick brush of mascara. But [...]