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9 Great Uses for Lavender

A friend of mine calls lavender the "Swiss Army Knife" of essential oils because you can use it in so many ways. I prefer to think of it as the perfect way to start and end my day. From fresh lavender…

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3 Essential Oils You’ll Want to Use This Summer

What scents remind you of summer? Perhaps the bright sweet smell of fresh cut grass comes to mind, or the smoky warm scent of a campfire. What about the scent of peppermint? Lavender? Or lemongrass…

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6 Surprising (& Natural) Stress Relievers

Everyone gets stressed sometimes. Whether it be financial or personal, significant stress is an unfortunate aspect of modern living. But, too much stress can be a bad thing. Whether you have trouble s…

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Treating Migraines With Lavender

Lavender has been studied recently for several purposes, including treatment of mood and anxiety disorders (see, for example, the video I profiled in my last Care2 post, Lavender for Generalized Anxie…

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Using Lavender to Treat Anxiety

Lavender oil, which is distilled from lavender flowers, is often used in aromatherapy and massage. Despite its popularity, only recently have scientific investigations been undertaken into its biologi…

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Berry, Lavender and Chocolate Jam (Recipe)

  You'll love this jam on crepes and croissants in particular, but even on plain old toast it's divine! Ingredients: 8 1/2 Cups Fresh raspberries 3 Cups sugar 2 Tablespoons freshly-…

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8 Natural Mosquito Repellents

Before you grab that DEET-based mosquito repellent, consider using a natural option instead. DEET, also known as diethyl-meta-toluamide, by any other name still stinks. And research proves that the ma…

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The Natural Fix for a Smelly Refrigerator

Here's an easy trick to keep your refrigerator smelling fresh from Gardenista contributor Erin Boyle. Above: To start, an affordable aluminum Dredger, made for sprinkling flour or powdered sugar, i…

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Natural Ways to Banish Kitchen Odors

All of us at Remodelista love to cook and entertain. Here are a few ideas on setting the scene aromatically for your guests (and naturally ridding unwanted odors before they arrive). Above: A tec…

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Keeping the Bees Alive

Scientists call it the mystery of the vanishing bees; here's how to help solve the problem. With bumblebee populations on the decline in the United States and honeybees prone to a perplexing phen…

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