Summer Outdoor Essential Oils

Summer Outdoor Essential Oils Plants and essential oils have been used for centuries outdoors as repellents. Wise gardeners have been planting lemongrass to deter mosquitoes. So how exactly do essential oils work outdoors? First, essential oils exist in plants. Plants use these liquids as a way to self-protect and pollinate by attracting or repelling insects and other plant species to or from them. The essential oils in plants can act

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3 Essential Oils For A Restful Sleep

Sleep is crucial for the body, and anyone who doesn’t get enough of it knows that life is difficult when you’re tire, and worse when you’re exhausted. Let’s learn about 3 essential oils to use to promote a restful night. 1. Lavender Lavender essential oil is a nervine and calmative. This is one of the most popular essential oils ever (because a) if in doubt, use lavender and b) it’s

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DIY Essential Oil Sun Soother

We were on hot holidays recently, and I learned that I am allergic to sunlight. After repeated exposure to sunlight, my skin (even with sunscreen) breaks out into hives. It’s incredibly itchy and frustrating, and sunshine actually makes it sting and burn. To top of the rash I was dealing with, I forgot to apply adequate sunscreen in the afternoon after swimming, and ended up with a red skin that

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DIY Skin Toner

This month’s feature is natural beauty and skin care, and we’re starting off with a Simple DIY Skin Toner. You can make this recipe at home and save money, and still get the great benefits for your skin. Simple DIY Skin Toner What you need: glass bottle 2 ounces cooled, steeped organic green tea or 2 ounces witch hazel 5 drops Young Living Lavender Essential Oil 5 drops Young Living

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Essential Oils For Winter Skin

Winter rolls around and so does that dry, itchy skin.  Essential oils can nourish your skin and bring it back to suppleness and smoothness. The Canadian Dermatology Association recommends against use of harsh soaps, detergents, fabric softeners, lotions etc for eczema and dermatitis. Use gentle skin care products and moisturize often. ​ Did you know essential oils can help with this condition? Here’s the 5 best essential oils. 1. Bergamot This