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5 Uses for Lime Essential Oil

Lime EO coupled with olive oil is a great wood furniture polish. You can flavor your water or even your Corona. Add it to your Guacamole or salsa. You can even make a Key Lime Pie with Lime essential oil. Lime EO has cleansing properties which will help support your immune system.   Furniture Polish 1 drop lime EO 4T olive oil Water Flavor Just a drop or two. Remember, if using citrus oils in…
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Why you Need Essential Oils in your Preparedness Kit

#1 Shelf Life When stored in a cool dark place essential oils will last a very long time there is no expiration date on them if correctly You don't need to refrigerate them and you don't need to bury them in a box in the backyard, but if you store them unopened they will last indefinitely. #2 Self-Sufficiency When you have essential oils in your plan you will be able to take care of yourself…
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6 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

What are some benefits of using Lavender Essential Oil? I am pretty sure this list could be endless. My personal experience has been as a sleep aid. I combined this with a drop of lotion and rubbed it on the soles of The Principal's feet. Aside from him loving the foot rub and suggesting I do it every evening, he slept well. Room Deodorizer Lavender is great as a doedorizer. Add a few drops to…
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Essential Oils & the FDA

  Can we just talk about essential oils and the FDA for just a minute.  I don't know if you all are aware of this. You might not be because you're not in the same circles with the essential oil companies. The FDA has decided that there is now compliance verbiage that we need to go by.  I have never said or claimed that essential oils can cure or prevent any disease, but when I can…
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Essential Oil Books to Have in your Preparedness Library

If there is one preparedness thing I highly recommend it is that you build your library. Not your digital library, but your real book on the shelf library. If there were a winter storm and the power is out for a few days, or even just a few hours, how will your find your information? You won't be able to Google it or go to Pinterest for a recipe. I also like a variety of…
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Ways to use Soothing Blend Essential Oil

What does one do with Soothing Blend you ask? Think sports creme of some kind. Like can you smell it now? Well. I will tell you. The Soothing Blend has an aroma to it, but it doesn't make you think of old guys golfing. Soothing Blend is a blend of: Wintergreen Peppermint Camphor German Chamomile Blue Tansy Osmanthus Helichrysum A Few Uses for Soothing Blend: • Perfect for the athlete in your life, Soothing Blend…
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Winter Wellness Tips

Winter Wellness Tips Prevention Prevention is key as we focus on quality of life. By prevention I don't mean getting a flu shot and calling it good. Prevention includes eating healthy, taking supplements, and little things like washing your hand or using hand spritzer. We use On Guard foaming hand-wash at both our kitchen and bathroom sinks. I don’t personally use store bought hand sanitizer. I feel that it kills the good and the bad…
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Beating the Winter Blues, Naturally

It is officially winter. While we can now enjoy the days getting longer, not shorter, there are still a lot of winter days ahead of us. We here in North Idaho haven't had any real snow to speak of, we have, however, had gray and gloom. If I didn't know any better I would think I was back in Seattle. I always wished I lived in Alaska until I remember I don't like short days.…
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Peppermint Mouthwash Recipe

The Heart and Mouth Connection According to the American Dental Association and the American Medical Association, there is a relationship between the condition of the gums and the condition of the cardiovascular system. Gum health is primarily a result of oral care, personal habits, and, to an extent, genetics. With appropriate effort and proper hygiene, threats to the health of our gums can be eliminated or controlled. However, failure to maintain gum health has other…
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