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Essential Oils for Anxiety

Essential Oils for Anxiety

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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

How to Choose Essential Oils

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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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Make You Own Organic Hand Soap

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I love making soap, but I find it easier to use a pump style liquid soap for hand washing. This is the process that I use, which creates a moisturizing soap that is inexpensive, smells amazing and comes together quickly. 

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Make your own non-toxic hand sanitizer

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Commercial hand sanitizers contain the chemical Tricolsan which has been linked to a number of environmental health hazards. It has been found to increase breast cancer cells in vitro, negatively affect the thyroid, decrease testosterone and alter endocrine function to name a few.

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My Beauty Travel Checklist

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My family and I just returned from a 9 day trip down to Williamsburg and Virginia Beach, Va. When traveling with kids and staying in hotels there are a few things that I always have with me. Here is a list of the top 13 first aid and beauty items that were in my bag.

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