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Boost Your Energy with Essential Oils

Most mornings when we wake up, we feel like we barely slept, or that we could use a few more hours of sleep.  Essential oils can help you feel energized, refreshed and alive.  There are several essential oils that have been praised as having properties that help with fatigue and lack of energy.  Essential oils have been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years in various regions of the world, however it wasn’t until 1928, when the science behind their healing properties were discovered.  Essential oils have been proven to treat various conditions and ailments such as inflammation, infection, headaches, stress and more, however, you can also use aromatherapy as energy, mood and focus booster. Some of the most uplifting and “happy”...

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Best Essential Oils for Anxiety

More and more people these days are suffering from anxiety, and the go to for relief has traditionally been pharmaceuticals.  Pharmaceuticals carry a ton of side effects, can be addicting and can be extremely costly. What if there was a more natural way of alleviating your anxiety?  There is. Essential oils have been around for centuries, before the use of pharmaceuticals.  They have been utilized in many cultures, including Egypt, China, Southern Europe and more. The wonder of essential oils is that they are natural, extracted from flowers, leaves, bark, seeds or roots of plants.  It is imperative, though, the essential oils you are using are pure essential oils, unadulterated and have not been diluted with chemical or additives, or...

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Essential Oils to Kill Ticks

There is a lot of talk these days about ticks.  The Government of Canada and the Ministry of Health are warning us about ticks.  They are posing a risk to our kids, our pets and ourselves.  In light of this, we thought it would only make sense to address the issue and how essential oils can kill ticks and make our Summer more pleasurable. Natural alternatives for pest relief are in great demand. Essential oils are a popular choice, and some can repel ticks even if they don't kill ticks. We find the essential oils most commonly promoted as tick repellents include eucalyptus, lavender, lemongrass, lemon, geranium, palmarosa, pennyroyal and cedarwood. Let's take a look at each one and how...

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Shingles & Essential Oils

So, you had chicken pox when you were a child, and when it was all healed up you thought you were done.  Right?  Wrong! Some of you may even be wondering, what are shingles and what do they have to do with chicken pox?  Read on my friends ... let's learn together about shingles, and more importantly, how to treat them with essential oils. Shingles are painful rashes due to the herpes zoster virus. Having chicken pox in childhood and experiencing significant stress are risk factors for shingles. The usual medication prescribed is oral acyclovir. However, there is now evidence that some essential oils can help in decreasing pain and reducing the rash more quickly. Essential oils contain anti-viral properties...

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