Archive for Healthy Living – Page 2

Essential Oil Truths

Getting the Real Oils

Selection of certified essential oils

Most everyone has heard something about essential oils. It is all over the Internet and in commercials. Just like with everything else, however, there are a lot of imposters.

Some people confuse fragrance oils with essential oils. Fragrance oils have no medicinal or beneficial attributes, except for their scent. These are good to put into potpourri or a diffuser.

If you want to really benefit from oils, you need a credible essential oil. In the U.S. there is no discernible difference or standard, so you really need to know what to look for so you don’t pay top dollar for just a fragrance oil.

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Game Day Recovery

Game Day Recovery

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Many people were celebrating the Super Bowl with parties, drinks, appetizers and comfort food. This can put a strain on your system. To feel better quickly, your best bet is to eat food that has a lot of nutrients without the calories. Here is a list of things to add to your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks this week. It will help you get rid of those extra pounds and bloat you might be experiencing.

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DIY Air Fresheners

DIY Air Fresheners

spray bottle by Africa Studio

Everyone wants their home to smell fresh and clean. However, winter in the northern states, with everything closed up can smell less than fresh!

To avoid pricey and dangerous air fresheners filled with chemicals you can make up a batch in minutes.

Here are some “recipes” I use around my house.

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DIY Lip Balm

DIY Lip Balm

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In Wisconsin, we have a long, dry winter for the most part. Even with a humidifier, it is easy to get chapped lips.

Instead of spending money on wax, chemical lip sticks, make your own for 1/3 the price!

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DIY Bath Salts and Scrubs

DIY Bath Salts & Scrubs

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Here in Wisconsin, we  finally have cold weather and snow. I prefer warm and dry. To keep myself from spending too much time on FaceBook, electronic games or watching TV, I do my crafts.

Today I want to share with you the fun and ease of making DIY bath salts and facial scrubs. I give these as gifts to family and friends and use all the time. These recipes will allow you to make 3-4 containers of each kind. It is inexpensive, easy to do and can be completed (all projects) within an hour (depending how many you want to make).

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Coconut Oil Uses

Coconut Oil Uses

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I am sure you know about, heard about or read an article about coconut oil. The first time I purchased a jar I was surprised to see it was hard! This was not the “oil” I was thinking of for cooking.

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