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Lifestyle, Natural health

Why I Left my MLM for Plant Therapy Essential Oils

Brutally honest confession time: I used to be *that* crazy essential oils lady. You know the one. The one who not only hasn’t talked to you since high school, but suddenly contacts you, thoroughly convinced that every problem in the history of the world is due to someone running out of their frankincense essential oil. Foot odor? I’ve got an oil for that. Dandruff? There’s an oil for that too. Did you eat too many donuts? There’s a fat-busting oil for that will clear  ...

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Natural health

How to Safely Use Essential Oils

It’s no secret that my family loves essential oils. Today I wanted to talk a bit about the accessories that we use with our essential oils to get the maximum benefit from these oils while maintaining safe practice. RELATED: Why I Left my MLM for Plant Therapy Essential Oils Dilute essential oils in a carrier oil Essentail oils are very potent, and many can cause skin sensitivity (clove, for example, is a “hot” oil that you ALWAYS want to dilute before applying topically as  ...

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Natural health

My Daily Oil Routine

One of the most common questions I get about essential oils is “how do you use them?” The concern is that at first glance, they look expensive, and people are understandably concerned that they would invest and, not knowing what to do with them, the oils would end up sitting in the closet. So in effort to answer that question, today I chronicled every essential oil that I used, why, and how.  And there are pictures. 🙂 10/16/18 UPDATE: Why I Left my MLM for Plant Therapy  ...

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DIY projects, Frugal home

DIY Coffee Grounds Facial Scrub

I think it’s safe to say that my love of coffee comes slightly under my love of my husband.  And that it’s a much bigger deal to me to not be able to go get my $12 bag of organic, fair-trade, locally roasted whole bean coffee every few weeks than it really should be. So when I realized that cutting the budget meant cutting my specialty coffee (we could save $5 a month and go to no coffee at all, but really – who wants that?), I started saving my specialty coffee grinds.  ...

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