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The Hidden Ingredient: Looking at Labels

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The Hidden Ingredient: Looking at Labels

We are conditioned to look at labels on our food but have you ever thought about looking at the ingredients on your soap, moisturizer or makeup.

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Essential Oils for Anxiety

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Essential Oils for Anxiety

 

There have been several studies conducted on the use of essential oils for situational anxiety. In 2011 a study evaluated the effects of inhaling bergamot essential oil on the overall regulation of the autonomic immune system ( the part of the nervous system responsible for control of bodily functions such as breathing, heartbeat and digestion).

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How to Choose Essential Oils

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How to Choose Essential Oils

There are a few things to look for when choosing the essential oils you use in your home.  I want to first start off by saying I have no brand affiliations and the information you receive here it completely unbiased and applicable to all essential oils no matter what brand you choose.

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Lemon Balm: A sweet tea with amazing benefits

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Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) is a 
sweet scented member of the mint family. This herb is an easy to grow perennial that does well in zones 4-9. Lemon balm is native to the eastern Mediterranean and western Asia regions. The name Melissa is derived from a greek word meaning bee leaf, due to honey bees fondness to this plant. It is said in ancient Greece sprigs of lemon balm were placed into beehives to attract wandering honeybee swarms and around the outsides of hives to prevent bees from swarming.

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Plantain: A common weed with extensive uses

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Plantain (Plantago major) is a common backyard weed that grows pretty much everywhere. It's right up there with dandelions. Most of you probably see it every time you are outside in the warmer months and may not even realize what it is. Although perceived as a pesky weed its actually  a very handy little herb to recognize as its uses are numerous and may be helpful for various issues encountered while out in nature.

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