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Warm Home DIY Diffuser Blend

It’s one of those mornings… you can just feel the cold radiating from down below the house… makes you wish for those heated floors the HGTV channel shows all the time on their home renovations. This morning, I sat snuggled up with my boys on the couch with our toes tucked in tight under an…

Moving day? Stressed out? This will help!

Moving. You would think someone who has spent most her life moving would have a system to help keep things organized and keep the stress minimal. While enlisted in the Navy, I picked up even more efficient systems for moving. Then… I married a military man and our moves became much more complicated. We are…

Remove Toxins From Your Makeup & Skin Care

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 industry spans a…

Remove Toxins from Your Perfume or Cologne

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 fragrant “smell-good?” What…

Is Your Laundry Toxic?

Our laundry. Washing it should make us feel clean and fresh to start a new day or bring about happiness when we snuggle up in some fresh linens while reading a good book or watching a movie. That warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from donning clean clothes and linens should not be a mind…

Remove Toxins From Your Kitchen

In my last post I wrote a brief introduction about toxins in the home. Unless you have begun learning how to navigate ingredients lists (and the lack thereof), chances are there are toxins in your home that are preventing you from maximizing your wellness. Through this series, I’m hoping to make the process of identifying…

Is Your Home Toxic?

If you purchase your cleaning and personal care products from the local or chain department or drug store and don’t pay attention to the ingredients label and what each item is and what those individual and mixed items can do to your body, chances are, you have a toxic home. Although your body is incredible…

Control Bathroom Smells

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 to us by…

Essential oils require special care. Learn more about what is required to store your essential oils, and check out our ideas on how to store them with boxes, cases, shelves, wall hangings, and counter top displays.

How To Care For And Store Essential Oils

Essential oils, like most volatile liquids, need to be stored appropriately to ensure they maintain their therapeutic qualities. Preserving your precious essential oils requires a few simple steps. First lets talk a bit about the four basic categories your oils fall into. Each oil category has slightly different requirements for storage. Pure steam distilled single oils…