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DIY Diaper Cream

One of my co-workers is pregnant and is super excited about being a first time mommy! She is also very cautious about chemicals and toxins and wants to use natural and safe solutions for her baby which led to a discussion about diaper rash and how to best treat it naturally. As you know, commercial… Continue reading DIY Diaper Cream

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Top 7 Essential Oils for Athletes

My husband and I, both middle aged (me 40, him 38) have decided to train for a 5K. We are both former collegiate athletes and have mostly stayed in shape since college doing Crossfit, MMA training, tennis, swimming, running and such However, the past three or four years – not so much! Life really got… Continue reading Top 7 Essential Oils for Athletes

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Bug Be Gone -All Natural Bug Spray

Now that winter has passed and nature is thawing out, it’s time for all the little bugs to come out of hiding. I don’t know if you spend a lot of time outdoors, but from March through October, I spend many a day and night at the baseball field and am constantly surrounded by mosquitoes,… Continue reading Bug Be Gone -All Natural Bug Spray

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Make Your Own DIY Heating Pad

Warming neck wraps are a terrific thing to have around the house. They can help soothe sore muscles and enhance relaxation. When used with essential oils, they can provide additional relief and aromatherapy benefits. Below are three tutorials on how you can make your own warming neck wraps that vary by skill level. Even if… Continue reading Make Your Own DIY Heating Pad

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15 Essential Oils for Fighting Coughs and Congestion

A cough combined with nasal congestion is, simply put, annoying. These symptoms often accompany the common cold, but they also occur with allergies. But instead of turning to sugary cough syrups, why not try essential oils for coughs and congestion as a natural alternative? A holistic-minded medicine cabinet may be the place to go to… Continue reading 15 Essential Oils for Fighting Coughs and Congestion

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High of 68 Monday, High of 35 Friday – Winter Weather in North Carolina & How to Survive It Without Catching a Cold

If you live south of the Mason Dixon Line, you probably have the same kind of winters that we do here in North Carolina.  One day it's sunny and 68 and everyone is wearing flip-flops and t-shirts, and three days later, it's 32 and snowing.  It's crazy!! But, it is the South and we love… Continue reading High of 68 Monday, High of 35 Friday – Winter Weather in North Carolina & How to Survive It Without Catching a Cold

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Ouch! My aching back! Is there an oil for that?

Like me, if you have lower back pain, you are not alone. Studies have shown that about 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. I have to admit, when I was younger, when an adult complained about their “bad back” I would roll my eyes and snicker.  Yeah right… Continue reading Ouch! My aching back! Is there an oil for that?

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Wart Be Gone…A Natural Way to Remove Warts

I remember when I was about 10 or 11 years old, I had warts on the underside of my hands on the “pads” attached to my thumbs and the outside part of my index fingers.  At that age, I obviously didn’t know how or why they got there, but they were disgusting – and I… Continue reading Wart Be Gone…A Natural Way to Remove Warts

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Homemade Diaper Cream: A Healing Solution

It's been a long time since I've had a baby in the house, but I remember my poor son's little bum when a case of diaper rash would strike. This recipe is super moisturizing, and not just for the baby! This recipe will make enough to fill two 5-ounce jars (with a little extra). Ingredients 3 ounces… Continue reading Homemade Diaper Cream: A Healing Solution

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Natural Anti-Itch Spray

I always seem to be a magnet for mosquitoes, so even just a couple minutes of sitting on the back porch or taking out the trash is usually enough to leave me with a few bites. Even more so than then the bug bites, I always get itchy skin after being in the sun all… Continue reading Natural Anti-Itch Spray