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Make an Aromatherapeutic Body Scrub for a Homemade Holiday Gift
Make an Aromatherapeutic Body Scrub for a Homemade Holiday Gift

Make an Aromatherapeutic Body Scrub for a Homemade Holiday Gift

Give your friends and loved the ones an awesome homemade gift this holiday season that brings the spa home — i.e., an all-natural body scrub that smells fabulous! Exfoliating scrubs are full of several health and beauty benefits that many people don’t realize.…

DIY Germ-Busting Aromatherapeutic Cream Cleanser for the Kitchen & Bathroom
DIY Germ-Busting Aromatherapeutic Cream Cleanser for the Kitchen & Bathroom

DIY Germ-Busting Aromatherapeutic Cream Cleanser for the Kitchen & Bathroom

Years ago I got sick of using bleach-filled, toxic, soft scrub cleansers to clean my kitchen sink, shower tile, and bathtub, so I researched some natural alternatives. I found that by simply mixing together some baking soda and liquid castile soap,…

Squash Hunger & Lose Weight by Smelling Grapefruit Essential Oil, Not Lavender
Squash Hunger & Lose Weight by Smelling Grapefruit Essential Oil, Not Lavender

Squash Hunger & Lose Weight by Smelling Grapefruit Essential Oil, Not Lavender

Remember the “grapefruit diet” from a few years ago? Well, grapefruits are once again connected with weight loss, but in a different way. Did you know that a recent scientific study suggests that just smelling grapefruit essential oil may make you eat…

Make Your Own Belly-Busting Aromatherapy Massage Oil
Make Your Own Belly-Busting Aromatherapy Massage Oil

Make Your Own Belly-Busting Aromatherapy Massage Oil

Did you know that you can massage away your belly fat? Seriously. It’s true! Two scientific studies out of Korea showed that it’s possible when doing self-massage with certain aromatherapy essential oils for an extended period of time. So, when…

DIY Antimicrobial Cinnamon Cleaning Spray for the Kitchen and Bathroom
DIY Antimicrobial Cinnamon Cleaning Spray for the Kitchen and Bathroom

DIY Antimicrobial Cinnamon Cleaning Spray for the Kitchen and Bathroom

A recent scientific study published in the journal Food Control inspired me to come up with this earthy and all-natural antimicrobial cleaning spray made with Cinnamon cassia (C. cassia) essential oil, which gives it a warm, spicy scent. Kind of…

Spring Clean on the Cheap with These 5 Eco-Friendly Cleaning Ingredients!
Spring Clean on the Cheap with These 5 Eco-Friendly Cleaning Ingredients!

Spring Clean on the Cheap with These 5 Eco-Friendly Cleaning Ingredients!

Spring has sprung! Time to open the windows, let the fresh air in, and buckle down on some serious spring cleaning. Instead of reaching for several toxic and expensive store-bought cleaners to get the job done, did you know that…

Make This Powerful Antiseptic Aromatherapy Room Spray to Keep Germs at Bay
Make This Powerful Antiseptic Aromatherapy Room Spray to Keep Germs at Bay

Make This Powerful Antiseptic Aromatherapy Room Spray to Keep Germs at Bay

Got people sneezing and coughing near you? Don’t get sick! Disinfect the air with this  easy-to-make, powerful antiseptic aromatherapy spray. I find it super useful during cold and flu season and it’s great to use while traveling (just be sure…

Top 3 Essential Oils to Disinfect the Air, Boost Immunity, and Treat Colds & the Flu
Top 3 Essential Oils to Disinfect the Air, Boost Immunity, and Treat Colds & the Flu

Top 3 Essential Oils to Disinfect the Air, Boost Immunity, and Treat Colds & the Flu

Today while I was in Pilates class, which is in an enclosed room with no real fresh air moving through, someone close by had a few good rounds of sneezing and she didn’t get a chance to cover. Now, it…