• ‘Beauty and the Bees’

    That syrupy stuff is not just for sweetening your favorite herbal tea. Find out how ingredients made by bees can help boost your beauty routine. An Apiary is a place

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  • Benefits of Carrot Seed Oil

    IN ESSENCE… Carrot Seed Essential Oil is steam distilled from the dried seeds of the Daucus carota botanical. This oil should not be confused with Carrot Carrier Oil or Carrot Seed Carrier Oil.

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  • The Health Benefits of a Body Scrub

    Just like the skin cells on your face, the cells on your body regularly shed to reveal new, healthier skin underneath. That turnover process slows as we get older; to

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  • In Essence: Bergamot Oil

    The fruit of the Bergamot tree is a cross between the Citrus limetta (a species of Citrus that can be referred to as either “Sweet Lemons” or “Sweet Limes”) and the Orange.

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  • Rose and Chamomile Clay Face Mask

    Our skin is designed to do its job naturally. Eating a healthy diet, staying hydrated and using whole, simple products all support the idea that our skin can breathe and do

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  • Rose Water Hydrosol

    Winter in Utah/Oregon means a lot of time indoors and, we hope, a lot of time for projects. I have a penchant for all things floral, so it’s only natural

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  • Rose Essential Oil: Embodying the Sacred Feminine

    THE ROSE BEARS RICH MYTHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATIONS WITH THE DIVINE FEMININE, SO IT IS NO COINCIDENCE THAT ROSE ESSENTIAL OIL IS ASSOCIATED WITH FEMININE ENERGETICS. Chinese Medicine names rose a powerful

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  • Lotus {Nelumbo nucifera}

    ALSO, KNOWN AS: Bean of India Indian Lotus Lotus Sacred Lotus Sacred Water Lotus The aquatic plant family Nelumbonaceae comprises two species and one of them is Nelumbo nucifera. Currently,

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  • A Few Soothing And Nurturing Skin Care Recipes To Tempt You!

    Soothing Massage Oil. 1/2 cup safflower or sunflower oil Dried pot marigold petals 12 drops essential oil of rose geranium 12 drops essential oil of lavender 10 drops essential pine

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  • Body Care Extras

    Skin and hair aren’t the only pieces of your body care puzzle. Healthy and beautiful lips and nails are every bit as important to appearance, left untended, they can become quite

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Earth Day; Non-Toxic Cleaners for Your Home

1. All-Purpose Disinfecting Wild Oregano Oil can be added to water in a mister and sprayed around the house to remove bacteria, mold, and viruses in the air. Use a drop or two on a sponge or wet cloth for cleaning kitchen counters, sinks, stoves; and refrigerators in order to remove microbes. You may also use Oil of Oregano with soap to

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Can Essential Oils Reduce Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins or spider veins can arise from aging, pregnancy, or sitting down for too long. They also tend to run in families. Along with medical treatments, a person may want to try home remedies for varicose veins, including essential oils. Varicose veins are larger-than-normal veins that commonly appear in the legs. They are raised and often twisted veins that can

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Water: The Foundation of a Healthy Body

The human body is a machine designed to run on water and minerals. The body is about 72% water and water is vitally important for every important bodily function. The bottom line is that without water, your body doesn’t work, and the quality of the water you consume can have a dramatic impact on your health. A Crucial Element to

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Mixing Your Own Herbal Blends

Use these herbal and essential oil blends for relief, from stress relief to physical headache relief. You can personalize any of these blends to your own preferences. You can make your very own blends of essential oils for topical use or for roll-on bottles. This is one of the most efficient ways to take advantage of multiple oils that have similar

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Benefits of Carrot Seed Oil

IN ESSENCE… Carrot Seed Essential Oil is steam distilled from the dried seeds of the Daucus carota botanical. This oil should not be confused with Carrot Carrier Oil or Carrot Seed Carrier Oil. Used in aromatherapy applications, Carrot Seed Oil stimulates circulation as well as brain and nerve functions. Its warm, earthy, woody and herbaceous scent have a soothing, refreshing, and grounding effect

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Is Meditation the Answer to Cognitive Decline?

In a study endorsed by the Dalai Lama, individuals who regularly meditate were followed over 7 years. The authors conclude that meditation can enhance mental abilities and protect against age-related cognitive decline. Can meditation slow down the inevitable age-related cognitive decline? As we age, our cognitive ability slowly slides. The resulting deficits could impact reasoning, memory, and processing speed, among other

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