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The Fundamentals of Growing Gorgeous Lavender

Growing tips for this fragrant, easy-care plant that thrives in sunny locations Lavender, an herb with many culinary uses, also makes a stunning addition to borders and perennial gardens, providing sweeping drifts of color from early summer into fall. With its silvery-green foliage, upright flower spikes and compact shrub-like form, lavender is ideal for creating informal hedges. You can also

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How To Use Essential Oils

Methods of Applications: Massage/Body Oil Massage and/or body oils are a combination of one or more vegetable and/or herbal oils with essential oils. RECOMMENDED DILUTIONS for Massage Oils For infants and young children: .5-1% dilution = 3-6 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier For adults: 2.5% dilution = 15 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier 3%

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7 Mistakes You’re Making With Essential Oils

With the recent resurgence in artisanal, organic, and natural products, medicinal plants are getting their moment in the spotlight, too. People have known for thousands of years that plants have potent curative properties, and essential oils are one of the best ways to deliver that medicine where it’s needed most. Unlike botanical beauty products, essential oils contain highly concentrated plant

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Natural Balms for Cuts, Stings, and Bruises

Though there are a variety of ointments available for treating minor wounds, many of them are made of synthetic compounds that can irritate the skin or provoke allergic reactions in people with chemical sensitivities. Fortunately, there are simple natural remedies that often prove themselves effective against painful stings, cuts, bruises and infections without producing side effects. St. John’s Wort, a

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How To Make Natural Perfume

Using essential oils to create original fragrance blends for homemade cosmetics, air fresheners, or perfumes is fun and easy. And, by making your own formulas you can avoid the harmful chemical compounds, such as phthalates, commonly used in commercial perfumes and beauty – care products. {Recent research has linked phthalates to serious health conditions. Choose one essential oil to serve

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