CBD Safety & Alternatives

Nicole/ August 3, 2018

Being an active advocate within the essential oil world, I’ve had numerous questions recently from my readers and friends asking for my thoughts on CBD, whether or not it is an essential oil, what my thoughts are about how it is made, what my thoughts are over the legal controversy polarizing the

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Is CBD Oil Legal?

Nicole/ August 2, 2018

First off… hemp, cannabis, marijuana… whatever you want to call it… it’s all from the same plant species: Cannabis sativa. Putting the debate to rest, the US DEA specifically states: CBD oil is not ‘legal in all states’ In the past couple years there has been an explosion of companies promoting what “hemp-derived CBD oil”

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Wintergreen Essential Oil

Nicole/ August 1, 2018

Wintergreen has a very strong, fresh, minty aroma. My favorite use is for sore muscles after a workout, and also reducing post-workout soreness by applying it diluted on my legs prior to working out. Wintergreen essential oil is excellent for: supporting the musculoskeletal system soothing sore muscles cleansing to your lymphatic system increasing

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DIY Geranium Facial Mask

Nicole/ July 25, 2018

Self-care… its one of those things we do to show our bodies how much we care. Our bodies do a lot for us, and taking the time to periodically do little things to make us feel good and cared for is the key to living happier and healthier. And just like Grandma’s

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Control Bathroom Smells

Nicole/ July 17, 2018

Bathroom adventures can be quite embarrassing, especially when you’re not the only one home. Knock out the embarrassment by controlling toilet smells. I previously wrote about surviving your in-laws, where I mentioned needing to diffuse some Purification essential oil blend to keep from routinely walking through a brick wall of stench brought

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Can you ingest essential oils safely?

Nicole/ July 8, 2018

I see it asked all the time: Are essential oils safe to ingest? There is an awful lot of controversy throughout the internet on whether or not it is safe ingesting essential oils. Many people say no, while many others give testimonials on how they’ve never had any issues and feel better

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Feeling Lost and Stuck?

Nicole/ July 3, 2018

Everyday we wake up to a new day, even though sometimes our days are so similar they seem to melt together in our memories, making us feel stuck in monotony to the point where you’re stuck thinking “Now what?” I know this feeling all to well. After separating from the Navy in

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Crystal’s Secret Pasta Sauce Recipe

Nicole/ June 18, 2018

I spent years perfecting one of my family’s favorite dinners: spaghetti. As I evolved in my nontoxic journey, I found my cooking took a turn too. One day, while having a major craving for spaghetti, I realized I was out of a few herbs we needed to make my sauce from scratch,

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DIY Cooling Peppermint Spray

Nicole/ June 16, 2018

Hot. So hot. You don’t know whether to crank up the AC or go sit in the fridge to help cool you down. Whether you’re going through that “season” or its just summer time, this cooling peppermint spray will help chill you out so you’re not stuck feeling miserable while breaking a

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Oil Pulling

Nicole/ June 15, 2018

Oil pulling… what is it?? The quick answer… Oil pulling is where you swish 1 tsp to 1 Tbsp of any seed-based oil in your mouth for 10-20 minutes. Oil Pulling History Oil pulling has been around for a very long time (at least 3,000 years), though recently has become more and

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