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Essential Oils I Heart (and a GIVEAWAY!)

It's no secret, I have a few oils I use over and over.  I love these oils for several reasons.  Some smell amazing, some do wonderful things for skin and some have physical benefits.  In honor of all things lovely for Valentine's Day, I wanted to share my favorite oils as well as a fun giveaway! Lavender-Ahhhhh, my favorite!  I diffuse this oil constantly as well as use it as a room/linen spray.  I apply it before bed and am currently using it on a large rash I acquired by using a product … [Read more...]

DIY Green Cleaning with Essential Oils…

I ditched household cleansers a few years ago after reading too much on the horrors of regular cleansers.  Just read the warning labels on the back of your products.  If my child will die if they drink it, I don't want it in the house or sprayed all over everything!  Making your own cleansing products is actually very simple and VERY cost effective.  Essential oils are antibacterial, antiviral, anti fungal and anti microbial and do an excellent job cleaning everything from counter tops to … [Read more...]

Spark Naturals Winter Survival Kit!

Ugh.  Winter.  I wasn't singing this tune mid September when we were having 95 degrees and no rain in sight.  Don't get me wrong, I love anything cozy.  In order to truly get cozy, it has to be cold outside (at least I think so).   So the whole holiday we've had a roaring fire, worn pajamas, sipped hot chocolate and sneezed.  With the good comes the bad.  Lack of vitamin D from the sun, stale, recycled, dry air, and too much un healthy foods around the holidays all contribute to colds and flu … [Read more...]

The Top 8 Most Useful Essential Oils

I've been wanting to do a post on the most popular essential oils that I use daily.  I think so often we can become so bombarded with information about essential oils that it's almost impossible to truly know where to start.  Especially since there are different schools of thought when it comes to essential oils.  I've taken much of the below information from the Spark Naturals blog.  I find it extremely helpful when I'm doing research.  So below is a little info. plus how I personally use these … [Read more...]

5 Exceptionally Exciting Uses for Frankincense

I'm popping in for a quickie post on Frankincense essential oil.  Not only can it be used for a number of important things, it's also very gentle on the skin. First, I want to say, some of these uses I have not tried on myself.  I find these uses extremely exciting and think you might find them exciting too! Healing-Frankincense is incredibly good at healing broken skin due to it's ability to repair cells, tighten skin and fade wounds.  Not to mention it is anti bacterial, antiviral and … [Read more...]

Copaiba-The New Skin Care Must-Have….

Copaiba oil is an essential oil I knew nothing about 2 hours ago.  Now, I'm brimming over with such exciting information on this oil!  My essential oil company of choice, Spark Naturals just began carrying copaiba essential oil and now I know why.  Copaiba is a versatile oil-basically, it's a lot of bang for your buck-and it won't break the bank either.  Copaiba is a very affordable oil. First, lets talk about some basic info. about where the oil comes from.  Copaiba oil comes from tree resin … [Read more...]

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