Triclosan in Toothpaste…Say What?!

You may have read recently that the FDA banned the use of the anti-bacterial ingredient triclosan in hand and body soaps. That’s the ingredient in all those “anti-bacterial” soaps that line the shelves of your grocery and drug store. In addition to triclosan, many other anti-bacterial ingredients were banned. However, the use of triclosan and related chemicals is still allowed in other personal care products, including toothpaste, deodorant, pencils, acne medication and more.  Read more about Triclosan in Toothpaste…Say What?!

What to Buy After the Premium Starter Kit Young Living

What to Buy After the Premium Starter Kit: Young Living

The question of what to buy after you’ve explored and enjoyed your Premium Starter Kit from Young Living is one I often get asked. The world of Young Living can be very overwhelming and it can be hard to know what to buy after the Premium Starter Kit. I will be adding to this post shortly to include some of Young Living’s wonderful personal care and home care products, but for now, I’ll stick to the oils. Read more about What to Buy After the Premium Starter Kit: Young Living

Essential Oil For Clarity

The Best Essential Oil for Clarity and Mental Focus

Did you know that essential oils can help with clarity and mental focus?  All of us suffer from mental fogginess from time to time. Sometimes all we need is more sleep, or to upgrade our diet or exercise more. But what if that isn’t enough? There are other options, including essential oils. The best essential oil for clarity, particularly mental clarity, is a fantastic blend from Young Living called, appropriately, Clarity Blend.  This blend combines a number of oils useful for mental alertness and concentration, and is extremely useful for those times when you need a mental boost: before an exam, a job interview or while writing a paper. It is, of course, very useful for students of all ages.  It can be diffused with a diffuser, or can be used by dropping 2-3 drops on the soles of the feet or wrists. Read more about The Best Essential Oil for Clarity and Mental Focus

top ten uses for frankincense

Ten Uses for Frankincense Oil. You NEED This Oil!

Could frankincense essential oil be the most important and versatile essential oil in your collection? What are the uses of frankincense oil? Frankincense is one of the most ancient medicinal remedies known to man. It has a fascinating history in many religions, particularly Christianity, where it was believed to have been given as a gift to Jesus by the wise men. It is considered by many to be a particularly uplifting and clarifying oil. Read more about Ten Uses for Frankincense Oil. You NEED This Oil!

Essential Oil Diffuser Reviews

Essential Oils Diffuser Reviews

There are so many essential oils diffusers on the market today. It feels like everyone and their grandma is marketing diffusers. It can be really hard for a newbie to know which diffusers work the best (and last the longest!) This essential oil aromatherapy diffusers review will hopefully clarify the picture a little bit, and help guide you in what features you should look for when purchasing an essential oil diffuser.

Types of Diffusers

The following contain some affiliate links, which means I make a few cents if you click the link and buy the products. It do (1)The most common aromatherapy diffusers are cold mist aromatherapy diffusers and nebulizing diffusers. They range in cost from about $20 to almost $300. Each type works on very similar principles, so your first step is to decide whether you want a cold mist diffuser (the most common and less expensive) or a nebulizing diffuser (more expensive but better for larger rooms). Read more about Essential Oils Diffuser Reviews

Essential Oils to Boost the Immune System!

Summer is a fantastic time to boost the immune system and detox naturally with essential oils. Our bodies are inundated with toxins from cosmetics, household cleaning products, genetically modified foods, chemically-laced drinks and processed foods. Not to mention the air pollutants!

There are side effects of these toxins, whether we recognize their origin or not:  fatigue, digestive issues, low immunity, hormone disruptions, chronic unexplained illnesses, fertility and menstrual issues, migraines, depression and anxiety. Read more about Essential Oils to Boost the Immune System!