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The Hidden Health Risks of Air Fresheners

Everyone has purchased an air freshener at some point or another; be it in aerosol version or plug in.  Have you ever given thought to what ingredients you are breathing in with the use of such products?  Probably not.  You're probably only thinking of the pleasant scent they emit. One of the primary concerns health experts have about plug-in air fresheners is their wide-spread use of phthalates. What is a phthalate? Phthalates are a group of chemicals that make plastic soft and flexible.  It is used in hundreds of products, ranging from toys, vinyl flooring, detergents, lubricating oils, packaging, pharmaceuticals, blood bags and tubing, and personal care products, such as nail polish, hair sprays, deodorants, lotions, soaps, shampoos, perfumes and other...

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Best Essential Oils to Balance Chakras

Pretty much everyone has heard of chakras.  Although I find many people aren’t really clear on what they are or what their function is. Let me explain: Chakras are energy centers within the human body that help to regulate all its processes, from organ function to the immune system and emotions.

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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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Serenity Aroma Review on a Nebulizer

Have you ever tried a Nebulizer? Essential oils are a beautiful thing.  They are about more than just amazing smells.  They assist with so many illnesses and ailments.  Being certified in Aromatherapy always pushes me to new levels; wanting to learn more and wanting to share more.  I have often written about the benefits of essential oils and how they can assist in leading to reduced anxiety levels, increase in mental clarity, and even pain relief.  But what about getting them from the bottle into your system? I took it upon myself to research the much talked about “nebulizer”.  It’s been a journey … and I’m glad to be able to share my findings with you. First, let me start...

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Essential Oils that Beat Winter Blues

It's been a cold and snowy winter here in Canada this year, and we still have a few months left to go until Spring.  A combination of factors contribute to what is known as "winter blues" or "seasonal depression"; the top factors being the weather, lack of sunshine, and flu season. 

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