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When we use essential oils to support allergy relief and respiratory health, what exactly are we looking for? We want essential oils that calm congestion, ease inflammation, reduce infection, and boost the body’s immunity so that we’re better equipped to deal with allergens and germs. It helps if they can reduce pain, too. (I used to […]

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I love Aromatherapy inhalers! Aromatherapy inhalers are easy to make, inexpensive, and simple to carry around. I’ve come up with a few recipes over the years that I make over and over again. I’ve found that having these on hand gives me a wonderful feeling of being supported in my life, especially when things get […]

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Loving Terpinen-4-ol

by Andrea on August 12, 2010

Don’t be scared by a name that sounds like a chemical! Essential oil chemicals are naturally found within the plants. These chemical components give the oils their natural therapeutic effects. Terpinen-4-ol is a great example. Oils rich in terpinen-4-ol are great for dealing with infection and supporting the immune system. Northeastern Plai (Zingiber cassumunar), Sweet Marjoram […]

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Using Essential Oils with Cloth Diapers

by Maria on April 19, 2009

I began using cloth diapers for my second son a few months ago. (It’s part of my Pale Shade of Green initiative for 2009.) I’ve settled on a great routine, found the cloth diapers I like best, and am now enjoying line-drying my diapers in the warm, sunny weather. My only complaint? Dirty diapers stink. There’s […]

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