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Notes from a holistic vet...

July 16, 2016

Notes from a holistic vet…

With warmer weather comes an increased risk of flea and tick exposure for your pets. Many veterinarians recommend chemical preventives as a solution (some even recommend them to pets year-round), but I don't agree with turn...

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Improve Your Environment for Better Health...

December 17, 2015

I’m always looking for ways to help you feel better.  This month, I’ve found another winner with my new diffuser.  I’ve touted the benefits of Aromatherapy many times.  Scents can mean many different things to an indiv...

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How diffusing improves your environment...

August 25, 2013

I’m always looking for ways to help you feel better.  This month, I’ve found another winner with my new diffuser.  I’ve touted the benefits of Aromatherapy many times.  Scents can mean many different things to an individu...

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Lemongrass Essential Oil

April 15, 2013


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Lavender Essential Oil

April 5, 2013

A good night's sleep is paramount for all of us, young and old.  The body heals, grows and does maintenance while we sleep.  The Essential Oil, Lavender, is well known for it's calming effects.  Here are some tips on how to use Lavender to help create restful sleep and quiet time....

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Aromatherapy offers benefits beyond an enticing scent...

March 22, 2013

The fragrance of essential oils can directly affect everything from your emotional state to your life span. What makes them unique is that essential oils work differently than any other natural substance. When any scent or fragrance is inhaled, the odor molecules travel up the n...

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Essential Oil Room Spray & Cleaning Ideas

March 21, 2013

Room Sprays

Stale odor in your home or office?  These are easy to make Sprays you can use in any room!  Generally you'll add 15-20 drops of your chosen essential oil to 4 ounces of water.  I love the following combinations:


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First Aid Home Remedies

March 21, 2013

First Aid Spray

This is the perfect Spray to keep handy whenever needed.  To make this First Aid Spray, you'll need:

 1-2 drops Lavender Essential Oil

1-2 drops ...

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Grapefruit Essential Oil

March 13, 2013

Yummy is the first thing I’ll say about the benefits of using Grapefruit Essential Oil.  However, the enticing taste of grapefruit doesn’t come close to the benefits this wonderful essential oil can bring to your overall well being.&nb...

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Peppermint Essential Oil

February 8, 2013

This invigorating essential oil has been used for centuries to help soothe digestive problems, relieve headaches, and freshen breath.  Peppermint is also known to help with motion sickness, ease toothaches, inflammation and boost your mood. Enjoy Peppermint Essential Oil to bring a sense of ...

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Enriched Water Ideas - Party Water

January 30, 2013

For those who wrinkle their noses at drinking plain water, here are some healthy and delicious ways to enhance your daily water intake.  Be creative, there is no limit to the possibilities.  Remember, we are only adding healthy choices and no caffeine or sugar.  If you do need to s...

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Lemon Essential Oil

January 25, 2013

There are a few Essential Oils I keep on hand as a “must have.” Lemon Essential Oil is just one of those them.  This essential oil is well known to reduce stress, clean the air, and acts as an immune stimulant.  The lemon tree originated in Asia but you’ll find many gr...

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Bath Fizzies

January 12, 2013

These fun milk-bath fizzers are simple to make and are a lot of fun to use. Simply drop one into warm bathwater, and it will instantly begin fizzing, creating a milky foam scented by the aroma of your favorite natural essential oil or blend. Sit back and relax as your body soaks up the natural pr...

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Edible Flower Recipes

January 12, 2013

Lavender-Vanilla Honey Shake


2 T Raw Almond Butter 2 T Raw Honey 3 Vanilla Beans (add vanilla flavor if more vanilla is desired) 1 tr...

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Healthy Foot Recipes

January 12, 2013

Athletes Foot

Calm your Athletes Foot with this therapeutic recipe.  You’ll also receive the benefit of smoothing any rough spots by using Jojoba or Castor Oil.


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Aromatherapy Recipes

January 12, 2013

Honey & Spice Bath Soak


½  cup Baking Soda

2 Tbsp. Honey

6 drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil

4 drops Ginger Essent...

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Allergy & Cold Recipes

January 12, 2013

Allergy & Cold Relief

12 drops Rosemary Essential Oil 12 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

8 Tablespoons Sea Salt

Mix well and add 1 teaspoon of mixture with...

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