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Easy DIY Ant Spray

Have you had an issue with ants yet this season?  Whether indoors or out, send pesky ants packing the natural, nontoxic way! This easy homemade spray contains ingredients that are both unpleasant and toxic to ants, while being safe and friendly to people, plants, and pollinators. ⁣A win-win! ⁣ Recipe for Easy DIY Ant Spray To a 16-oz spray bottle, ...

Beat Spring Pollen Naturally

Spring is coming!  We've had a glorious burst of warm and sunny weather here in Northern Virginia, and it's inspired me to tackle some clean-up in my gardens, both the raised vegetable bed and our “secret garden” at the back of the house under the deck. Jump to my seasonal remedies! Last Year's Raised Vegetable Bed (June 2020)   Secret Garden (Jun...

Top 10 Ways to Use Frankincense

Frankincense is rightfully dubbed the "King of Oils."  It's an excellent choice for such a wide variety of health concerns that in my oily community we always say, "When in doubt use Frankincense!"    The use of Frankincense (as with many other essential oils) dates back to ancient times, and we know from the account of Jesus' birth and the Epiphan...

Soothe Throat Discomfort Naturally

Anyone else starting to feel the effects of the change in seasons and the dip into colder temperatures?  When my youngest began to complain of throat discomfort this past week, I knew it was time to break out our cold weather survival stash!   It consists of five natural solutions with essential oils---three that you can easily whip up in less than...

Top 7 Ways to Use Clove Essential Oil

Clove essential oil is a powerful antioxidant and definitely one to consider making part of your daily routine. We typically associate this one with its benefits for our oral health, and it's a popular choice for using in toothpaste and for discomfort in the teeth/gums. But it can also benefit us in several other ways, including (but not limited to...

Let's Talk Immune Support!

Are you looking for new ways to support your immune system this fall?  There are the usual health concerns we face as we approach cooler weather and resume school activities (whatever that looks like for your family this season).  But we're also facing unique challenges this season in light of ongoing concerns related to the global health crisis, a...

4 Strategies to Open your Airways Naturally, STAT!

Do you occasionally feel congested, constricted, or short of breath?  You know, that "smothery" feeling like there's a weight on your chest and you could use a solution STAT?? I can relate.  Every once in a while this happens to me when I'm in a crowded room (not as much a problem currently!), when I'm overheated, or when I've inhaled certain grass...