Everyone would like to enjoy a sensational garden, wouldn't they? After all the hard work, the dirt, the sweat, the critters ... a beautiful garden can be very satisfying. My grandparents were exceptional gardeners and I've always enjoyed being outdoors. So when I moved to a home with 3 garden beds already in place, I [...]
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In these crazy times, we are all washing our hands much more often - and for a good reason! Who else is intent on healthy hands?! Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy and stop the spread of illness. It’s the first step towards [...]
No time to pull up your favorite essential oil reference app? Can't find where you put your essential oil reference guide? No problem! Here are 4 no-fail ways to choose an essential oil... Lavender essential oil Lavender essential oil is a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, [...]
There are a number of reasons to be concerned about the use of bleach, both in how it affects individuals and the environment. This simple bleach alternative works well for your laundry needs. In face, this homemade natural bleach alternative can be used all over your house, not just in your laundry! Not only [...]
There is a common misconception that pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils are always expensive. FALSE! First of all, essential oils are HIGHLY concentrated and you need only use a few drops each time you open a bottle. A 15ml bottle can last for months, depending on how often you reach for it. Each 15ml bottle [...]
It goes without saying, the spread of the flu this year is awful. You’ve either battled it yourself, or you know of at least 2 or 3 families who have battled it in the past few weeks. And from what I hear, it is something that really knocks you down for a good [...]
This look into Moses and the burning bush is something I studied in my 20's and it's stuck with me over the years. It's still very encouraging to me today. Exodus Chapter 3:1-4 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far [...]
Myrrh essential oil has an earthy, sweet, and slightly spicy aroma and is known for its beautifying properties. Myrrh’s powerful benefits are often used in the cosmetic industry and its moisturizing and cleansing properties make it popular in high-end skincare and beauty products. The calming, complex aroma brings a deeper sense of spirituality to times [...]
We all encounter harmful chemicals every single day. In fact, there was a law enacted in 1976 that was supposed to ensure that Americans know what chemicals are in products they use and what health and safety hazards they might pose. However, that law has had just the opposite effect. The Toxic Substance Control Act [...]
Historically, saturated fat was commonly believed to be an unhealthy, artery-clogging form of fat, assumed to harm heart health. In the '80s and '90s, low-fat and fat-free foods were the craze. But eliminating fat by adding sugar and chemicals never made sense to me. It's reassuring there is now a trend toward choosing healthy fats. [...]