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How to Select the Perfect Essential Oil Diffuserby  

Do you love to diffuse? Just getting started? Here are some great tips to help you get started and even to find the perfect essential oil diffuser for your needs.

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How I Started Using Essential Oils (and the Mistakes I Made…So You Don’t)by  

I started using essential oils many years ago, but it’s been a journey for me. Here’s my story…and the mistakes I made (to hopefully spare you!).

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Top 8 Essential Oils for Home Useby  

Guest post by Nina Nelson There are some crazes I steer as far away from as possible. Beanie Baby collections? Nah. Mullets? Shudder. Any comeback of '90s fashion? No thanks. But essential oils? I'm shouting from the rooftops how much... Read More

DIY Organic Herbal Salveby  

Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer Salves are wonderful to have on hand for everything from diaper rash to bee stings. You can purchase them pre-made from various online vendors, your local health food store, or farmer's market. But did... Read More

Essential Oils for Babyby  

Essential oils make home remedies quick and easy to prepare. With a select few on hand you will be able to create all manner of healing products and all-natural cleaning supplies. When it comes to using essential oils with infants... Read More

Favorite Winter Herbal Remedies: Colds and Coughs, Stomach Viruses, and Headachesby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer It's winter time (already!  I'm still in denial!) and we're in the thick of the "sick season."  In fact, we've just gotten over our first round of "major" colds.  That's no fun. We choose... Read More

Homemade Herbal Vapor Rub to Relieve Coughs and Congestionby  

Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer Seeing our children suffer from a cough is no fun at all. However, coughs have their place in healing and should usually not be suppressed. If we prevent a cough from doing its part in recovery,... Read More

Gardening with Herbs 101: Harvesting Your Herbsby  

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer Our weather may not be showing signs of Autumn, but our plants and gardens are certainly indicating it is time for harvesting! If you have been consistently using your herbs throughout the summer, you... Read More

Sunburn Soothers: Herbal Remedies for Summer’s Ailmentsby  

Written by Meg, Contributing Writer Herbal Remedies for Sunburn Once your skin is burned and there’s no turning back (or when your skin has been overexposed to hot, drying sun and wind or chlorinated swimming pools), use the same herbs,... Read More

Resources for Home Remedies: What to Buy, Where to Buy Itby  

Idyllic as it would be, most of us don't have a wall full of dried herbs from our home gardens to draw from when we need to make up a home remedy. I am often asked where to begin... which... Read More

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