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How to be Happy in a Negative World

  “Every day you have a choice: a choice to focus on the negative or the positive.” Crystal Paine Total transparency here: This week has been tough. Yes, I realize it’s Monday. I’m talking about this whole last week, starting with last Monday. I’ve been so tightly wound that I am having trouble relaxing, so I’m getting back into the habit of using my wonderful essential oil blends to help me unwind. This morning, Peter told me I looked stressed. He  ...

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3 Habits of Healthy Millennials

I am a millennial, and I’m fairly stereotypical. We are fun creatures, at least I like to think so. We’re basically the same as everybody else, but we do things a little differently most of the time. If you happen to visit the house of one, here are three things you might expect to experience: You can smell their diffuser going before you even open the door. Millennials tend to be more naturally-minded, and avoid the toxic chemicals found in most commercial air fresheners. The  ...

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How to Safely Use Essential Oils

It’s no secret that my family loves essential oils. Today I wanted to talk a bit about the accessories that we use with our essential oils to get the maximum benefit from these oils while maintaining safe practice. RELATED: Why I Left my MLM for Plant Therapy Essential Oils Dilute essential oils in a carrier oil Essentail oils are very potent, and many can cause skin sensitivity (clove, for example, is a “hot” oil that you ALWAYS want to dilute before applying topically as  ...

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What You Need in Your Natural Medicine Cabinet

Today I’m going to take you through our natural medicine cabinet. When transitioning to a more natural, wellness-based lifestyle, one of the major changes is how you treat illness. A wellness-based system looks at not just symptom relief, but immune support. Your body comes equipped with a natural immune system. When you give it standard OTC medicine, you run the risk of suppressing the immune response, dragging out illnesses for longer than necessary. Supporting the immune system  ...

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