Thieves Balm Recipe
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Thieves Balm Recipe

Shield Blend Essential Oil a.k.a Thieves is my most used essential oil in the colder seasons. I find it incredibly helpful for detoxing the air, warding off airborne viruses and bacteria as well as soothing throat pain. I don’t hear many essential oil enthusiast talk about it’s ability to be applied to the throat and ease discomfort so I thought it was…

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February 22, 2021
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Essential Oil Conversions and Dilutions
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Essential Oil Conversions and Dilutions

Essential oils have become part of many of our everyday lives.  Especially those of us who love to make our own beauty products.  I know I’m not the only one that enjoys concocting recipes and am constantly looking in random places for different conversions and such.  I wanted to give you a place to find drop conversions as well as an essential…

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October 3, 2019
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DIY Thieves Blend
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DIY Thieves Blend

I can not get through the fall/winter season without several bottles of my Thieves blend recipe. Thieves is a blend of essential oils that every oil company offers. If I don’t make my own, I buy THIS version called Shield. Other oil comapnies call their blend, On Guard, Nature’s Shield and Fighting 5 just to name a few.   If you don’t know…

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September 24, 2019
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Essential Oils and Phototoxicity…
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Essential Oils and Phototoxicity…

Photosensitivity is a reaction to the sun from a substance applied to the skin.  Typically and in this post’s case, that substance is essential oils.  Since many of us here love essential oils and use them in our daily life, I thought it was high time to address this concern. So let’s dive in and learn all about photosensitive essential oils. I’m all…

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June 21, 2019
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Allergy Relief with Essential Oils
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Allergy Relief with Essential Oils

Every year, exactly at this time, I write a post exploring natural options for relieving outdoor seasonal allergies.  Why?  Because I can’t breath and I’m miserable!  I have picked up a couple remedies over the years that make a difference but the congestion, inflammation and drowsiness persists. This year I’m exploring essential oils for allergies. As I sit here, the wind is…

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March 15, 2019
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Pregnancy and Essential Oils…
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Pregnancy and Essential Oils…

I get so many questions about pregnancy and essential oils.  I think this is a personal decision and in no way claim to be qualified to tell you one way or another but I can tell you I used essential oils throughout both my pregnancies and was always looking for a guide of essential oils to avoid during pregnancy. I slathered Gentle…

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January 23, 2019
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DIY Essential Oil Jewelry
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DIY Essential Oil Jewelry

Many of us could use the calming or energizing benefits of essential all day long and a DIY essential oil jewelry tutorial is just what is needed to make that happen!  Essential oil jewelry is an easy way to enjoy the benefits of essential oils when you’re away from your diffuser!  You make essential oil jewelry with lava stones which are porous…

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December 4, 2018
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Mountain Rose Herbs Essential Oils
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Mountain Rose Herbs Essential Oils

With my new website design, I’ve been making changes left and right around here!  Basically my goal is to simplify the blog and make it easy to find what you’re looking for as well as easier to get the ingredients you need to make the best possible DIY product. So in this post, I hope you enjoy this Mountain Rose Herbs Essential…

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July 17, 2018
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DIY “I Didn’t Just Poop” Poo-Pourri
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DIY “I Didn’t Just Poop” Poo-Pourri

Yeah, I’m going there. Sorry, not sorry.  I did just get married and we’re all figuring out how to be as discreet as humanly possible in a home where humans outnumber toilets 2-1.  I say “we’re all” but I really mean just him and I.   My girls are still going to the bathroom with the door wide open and at that…

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May 4, 2018
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Essential Oil Flashcards!
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Essential Oil Flashcards!

I’m here to tell you about a GENIUS product that I’m using daily.  It’s one of those things that is so useful and so needed that you think, “Why didn’t I think of that??!!!”.  Well we didn’t, but Hallie and Kaley did.  They are the genius behind Everything But Oils which is where these amazing essential oil flashcards came from. If you’re…

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April 6, 2018
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