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Using Essential Oils in the Shower

I remember the first time I tried to use essential oils in the shower. I lived in a tiny apartment with no bath tub and a low-pressure shower that didn’t drain very well. I wanted to spruce up my somewhat sad showering experience, so I googled “how to use essential oils in the shower”. Most…

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DIY Natural Hair Care

It’s springtime and its finally time to let your hair down! Winter weather and bulky layers may have caused you to neglect your beautiful locks, but with warm weather in the forecast it’s time to give your hair some extra care! Simple Shampoo and Conditioner Tips If you are buying store-bought shampoo and conditioner, try…

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Essential Oils for Your Dog

Wondering if it’s okay to use essential oils for your dog? The answer is yes—as long as you do so properly and with a few safeguards in mind.  Using essential oils on animals is not really new: Rene Maurice Gattefossé, known as the father of aromatherapy, first tested essential oils on dogs and horses in France in…

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Make Your Own Rose Oil

Capture the fleeting fragrance of roses by making your own rose-infused oil. As spring slips into summer, roses and their intoxicating scent are at their peak in most gardens. It’s hard not to feel wistful as the petals start to drop, so this year I decided to bottle my own rose-infused oil. I was delighted to…

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Storing Essential Oils

It’s warming up and people are asking us about storing essential oils. This topic is important because proper storage can increase your oil’s shelf life, help it retain its full therapeutic value, and keep your family safe. Properly stored essential oils can last for years (and a few such as sandalwood, vetiver, and patchouli can even improve…

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D-I-Y Aromatherapy Mother’s Day Gifts

    If you’ve got more time and love than spending money this Mother’s Day, or if your mom is the kind who appreciates homemade gifts the most, make these easy aromatherapy gifts to encourage her to pamper herself.   1. Hand Salve Your mother’s hands have probably washed countless dishes, changed countless diapers, and…

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