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My Daily Oil Routine

One of the most common questions I get about essential oils is “how do you use them?” The concern is that at first glance, they look expensive, and people are understandably concerned that they would invest and, not knowing what to do with them, the oils would end up sitting in the closet. So in effort to answer that question, today I chronicled every essential oil that I used, why, and how.  And there are pictures. 🙂 10/16/18 UPDATE: Why I Left my MLM for Plant Therapy  ...

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No more shampoo!

A quick recap of the past few weeks: (When having friends over or visiting friends) Me: Hi!  So good to see you!  Uhh…sorry about my hair…I’m transitioning to a no-chemical hair routine and my hair is detoxing.  I really do shower…uhhhh… Yeah.  The transition period of the no-chemical thing  is NO FUN.  I feel like I’m 13 all over again.  And trust me, 13 was not a good year. I’m not sure if my hair is finally adjusting or I’m finally figuring out the best way  ...

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Why Your Makeup is Important

“Not for Internal Use” is a common warning on the outside of…most everything related to skin or hair care.  Makeup, ointments, lotions, and even toothpastes all have this mark, warning us not to ingest these products that we are applying – ironically – to the largest organ of our bodies, the skin. It is well documented that our skin is a living, breathing organ.  It stands to reason then that what you put on your skin is absorbed and distributed systemically.  ...

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What’s in your water?

Raise your hand if you’ve ever left your full water bottle in the car during the day and when you go to drink it later the water tastes like melted plastic and regret? Yeah…gross. Even grosser?  You actually might be ingesting the chemical compounds of the plastic. You can’t hear about plastic anymore without hearing about the concerns of BPA and other harmful chemicals leaching into your food or beverages.  Even baby toys are now being made BPA-free to protect the little  ...

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