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Men .... oil up that beard!

Many men have a beard these days, but nothing is worse than a scratchy, rough beard.  Keep yours in top top shape with an essential oil or many essential oils in a custom blend.  You will be the envy of all your friends. Carrier oils are the most important part of any beard oil.  They produce the most effect on your beard, and also make up the majority of the beard oil itself.  Most essential oils are far too high of a concentration to cover your face with, but when diluted properly in a carrier oil, they can be highly beneficial. Grapeseed Oil Grapeseed oil is by far one of the most popular oils for both men and women.  It...

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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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Cold Sores .... Yuck! How Essential Oils Has Helped Me!

I hate cold sores.  I mean, who doesn't?  I have been suffering from them from a very young age.  There is nothing nice about them .... they look awful, they hurt and it feels like everyone is staring! What is a cold sore or fever blister?  If you don't know, chances are you have never had one!  But here is a quick explanation of one. Cold sores or Fever Blisters are painful lesions that develop on or near the lips and are known as oral herpes. They are caused by the herpes simplex virus (either Type 1 or Type 2). They are often seen around the time of getting other viral infections that may have had a fever, but not...

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Safe Essential Oils for Babies and Children

Many people ask about what essential oils are safe for children.   It really depends on age and the oil itself.  We have included a general guidelines, however, you should always use great caution and care, and seek the advice of a medical doctor.  Essential oils that are safe for topical use or diffusion on babies 3+ months The maximum recommended amount of essential oils used on babies 3+ months topically, should not exceed 1 - 2 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil (such as grape seed oil, etc.) Chamomile (Roman or German) Dill Lavender  Yarrow, Blue  Essential oils that are safe for topical use or diffusion on babies 6+ months The maximum recommended amount of essential oils used on babies...

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Neck Pain? Our Top 4 Essential Oils for Relief

Today I woke up with the dreaded stiff neck causing me tons of pain, not to mention the fact that I cannot turn to my right side. Sigh. It inspired me to write a blog on neck pain and the need help others who also woke up with the same ailment. I feel your pain …. and soon to be “relief”. Maybe you slept wrong (yes!), are going through a stressful time in your life, or maybe just have pad posture, when neck pain hits, it effects every part of you including your range of motion (ergo ... my not being able to turn to the right side). We are fortunate to be able to draw on nature and the...

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