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18 Handy Uses for Essential Oils

Essential oils have a plethora of amazing uses for everything from pampering yourself to cleaning and helping with various ailments. What are essential oils? EssentiallyÖan essential oil is an arom…

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Homemade Toothpaste

Skip the harmful chemicals in many commercial toothpastes and make your own. This is a simple, inexpensive, odor-eliminating, tooth-whitening, and very effective formula from Organic Body Care Recipes…

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Mid-Winter Mood Booster

Itís winterís half-time, and even if Punxsutawney Phil didnít see his shadow, there are days and days of cloudy, grey coldness and snow storm-induced lockdown ahead for many of us. To keep hope ali…

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How to Make Scented Bath Salts

Soaking in a warm fragrant tub can be a sensual delight, offering time to retreat, reflect and refresh. Here is an easy way to make this more enjoyable for you and your loved ones. Bath salts are c…

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Packing Away Winter Without Hazardous Mothballs

Sunnier, longer days beckon us to enjoy more time outside, and to do the clothing switchover. Bye-bye corduroys, hello linen. As you pack away your down comforters, favorite sweaters or other items…

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Essential Oils to Create Calm

Pure essential oils derived from plant secretions are astringent, antibacterial, and highly concentrated (always dilute before using). The right mix can help you relax, recharge, or melt away fatigue,…

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DIY Cell Renewal Herbal Cream: Ask Annie

Dear Annie, I spent a lot of time in a sailboat this summer and my skin seems to have aged a lot from both sun and wind exposure. What DIY formula do you suggest that is really natural and pure to he…

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Best Sore Muscle Bath

Know what professional runners do after racing to prevent and ease sore muscles? Ice bath--brrrrr. Personally, I'll take the achy muscles over submerging myself in a tub of ice water, thank you very m…

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Cooling Body Splashes

Some of us head for the river when we need cooling relief from the muggy dog days of July and August, but if you donít have a river nearby, try these simple refreshers instead. Inspired by Earthly Bod…

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The Healing Power of Basil: Depression and More

Even though the sun is shining brightly, we can still suffer occasional bouts of depression. But this essential oil, derived from a well-known cooking herb, will really help! Not only can it lift our …

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