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Make Your Own Cologne

The natural soaps and detergents industry has gotten quite creative in recent years when concocting their fragrances. Grapefruits and sandalwood lend their scents to laundry powders and eucalyptus and…

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The Sexiest Scent for Women

Men: if you want to get your lady in the mood, skip the chemically-infused cologne or pesticide-laden roses, and find some black licorice instead. Yes, the scent of the natural botanical is said to st…

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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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Slow Down and Smell the Season: DIY Scents for Your Holiday Home

On a recent holiday shopping trek, I stopped into a popular home furnishings and design store and was immediately engulfed with a scent that I can only describe as an enchanted winter holiday. The sm…

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Air Fresheners: Easy Greening

The obsession for "fresh" smelling air is skyrocketing. Americans are expected to spend 1.72 billion dollars on air fresheners this year—that's enough money to buy 82,100 brand new Toyota Prius cars. …

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Your Axe Makes Me Sick

Dear Annie, My boyfriend uses a lot of Axe products, including the Axe Shower Gel body wash and cleanser, and Axe Deodorant Stick. I can't stand the smell and have gotten so sensitive to it I now can…

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Stop Making Scents

After moving into a newly rented house in Ft. Collins, Colo., Alison Webster (not her real name) felt ill. "Within three days, I was waking up with symptoms I never had before," she explains. "My face…

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