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    How To Make a Cooling Body Mist for Summer

    by Andrea Butje on July 20, 2015

    I live in Florida. Summers can get very hot here, and I don’t like to spend all my time inside. I like to be outside—with the plants in my garden, taking walks, and just being in nature. Spending time in nature almost always makes me feel calmed and uplifted, and I love hot weather.

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    Reduce Pain and Inflammation with Peppermint Essential Oil

    by Andrea Butje on September 04, 2013

    Peppermint essential oil (Mentha x piperita) is easily recognizable by its sweet, minty aroma.

    Peppermint essential oil is well known for being uplifting and energizing, and is commonly found in blends for pain and swelling.

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    A Simple and Effective Aromatherapy Mouthwash

    July 03, 2013

    Looking for an Aromatherapy mouthwash that tastes great, is made of natural ingredients, and actually gets the job done? […]

    Make your Own Inhaler for Muscle Tension

    March 18, 2013

    When it comes to muscle tension, it makes perfect sense to apply a relaxing, pain relieving blend topically, right over the area that is sore. So why a muscle tension aromatherapy inhaler? The answer lies in the connection between your nervous system, and muscle tension and pain. […]

    Essential Oils for Digestion

    December 30, 2011

    There are several essential oils for digestion and tummy trouble relief. Below is a simple and helpful blend that smells great! Essential oils for digestion offer a gentle, natural remedy for belly aches and pains. This blend is one of my favorites. You can use it after each meal, save it for when you know you'll be eating something that might upset your stomach, or use it when you're trying a brand new exciting dish. […]

    Natural Cleaning Tips

    December 12, 2011

    Here are a few fun natural cleaning tips from my eBook, Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home. Cutting Boards To keep wooden and plastic cutting boards free of bacteria, use a few drops of Lemon essential oil (Citrus limon). First, wash the board with hot water and castile soap. Then put about five drops of Lemon essential oil on a clean sponge and wipe the board vigorously, front and back. A nice side effect is that the sponge is now also clean and bacteria free! Floors Use hydrosols and hot water on the floors. Any mop will do, but we suggest mops with a removable terry cloth cleaning surface. They’re great for cleaning hardwood floors, ceramic tile, marble, and vinyl. They also work well on ceilings, walls, and windows. The terry cloth cover is removable and machine washable. When cleaning floors, soak the terry cloth cover (or regular mop) in hot water. Squeeze the water out, then pour a cap full (a few tablespoons) of Lavender hydrosol or Sweet Grass hydrosol directly onto the mop. Deodorizing Spray for Trash Makes: One 16 oz (480 ml) spray bottle Ingredients:
 15 oz (450 ml) water 1 oz (30 ml) white vinegar 20 drops Peppermint essential oil (Mentha piperita) 30 drops Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis) 30 drops Lemon essential oil (Citrus limon) […]

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