Chapped, dry skin? Try this!

Nicole/ November 30, 2018

Dry skin is no joke… especially in the winter time when there is less moisture in the air. Don’t you hate when your feet feel like sandpaper?? Feeling the need to keep socks on at night just so you don’t scratch your legs in your sleep… that never-ending itching… nothing seems to

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Too Much Halloween Candy??

Nicole/ November 2, 2018

It’s that time of year again. The season of mass Halloween candy rush has ended (until next time). The parties have stopped. And the pile of sugar earned from a hard night’s work of Trick or Treating never seems to end. What is one to do with all that left over candy???

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“But You Don’t LOOK Sick”

Nicole/ October 3, 2018

If there was one phrase that I most often heard during my twenties, it would be: “… but you don’t look sick.” To anyone with unexplained, undiagnosed, autoimmune or “hidden” health problems, this phrase is in and of itself cringe-worthy. No, I didn’t look sick. Not until my face went pale while

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Is Wellness a Luxury?

Nicole/ September 28, 2018

Have you seen the headlines? “Wellness is the new luxury.” What do you think? Is it true? Or did you just have a massive eye-roll? My experience losing my health and income Looking back at my 20s… I was fit. I was healthy. I was physically unstoppable. Then my health fell out…

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Why I Use Essential Oils

Nicole/ September 27, 2018

Other than smelling amazing, essential oils have many properties that help you feel better without any nasty or toxic chemical additives that potentially could produce annoying or dangerous side effects. Why I use essential oils: I’ve used essential oils for most of my life to help me overcome everything from nausea to

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Remove Toxins From Your Makeup & Skin Care

Nicole/ September 24, 2018

Makeup. Face wash. Soap. Lotion. Exfoliators. Makeup remover. Acne treatments. Sunscreen. Moisturizer. Serums. What do they all have in common? Extremely loose regulations with little government oversight that allow companies to use many toxic ingredients and ingredients without safety data while manufacturing your makeup and skin care. Federal law regulating the cosmetic

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Remove Toxins from Your Perfume or Cologne

Nicole/ September 23, 2018

Perfume and cologne are everywhere. From sprays to lotions to cosmetics to roll on bottles, everything in the personal care market seems to have fragrance. And why not? Everyone loves to smell good and use products that smell good (at least everyone who I’ve ever met). But what exactly is in that

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Are citrus oils harmful to your teeth?

Nicole/ September 11, 2018

You see it all over the internet.. crazy oil users talking about ingesting oils… brushing their teeth with oils… cooking with oils… all sorts of crazy things… The most popular: adding lemon essential oil to a glass of water each morning! I do cringe with that one because so few people dilute

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DIY Body Butter

Nicole/ September 6, 2018

Today I made some body butter for my dry, cracked hands and feet, and had to take a moment to share with you how I made it. If you have never tried homemade lotions or body butters, you truly are missing out!! I’m one of those people who deals with seriously dry,

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Taking Yoga to the Next Level

Nicole/ September 5, 2018

Yoga… it all began in India thousands of years ago, and has now become a popular form of exercise and meditation for millions of people around the world. Yoga combines meditation, breathing exercises, stretching through various postures, and deep relaxation techniques that combine to provide a holistic approach to physical, mental, and

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How to safely make “Thieves Tea”

Nicole/ August 25, 2018

Perhaps you can feel some scratchy sensations in your throat… or perhaps you’re here because you want something different for your tea this morning that will warm you and have you feeling great. It’s all over social media… people are dripping their oils in water of all temperatures. Whether it is lavender

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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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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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