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Frankincense Essential Oil; Self-reflection and the Change of Season

The Frankincense tree can grow right out of a rock. Native to the middle east, in a most unforgiving terrain, its bulbous and twisted roots can just latch on to a rock’s scraggy surface

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Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil: Get grounded in the midst of change.

Atlas Cedarwood (Cedrus Atlantica) is one of my all time favorite essential oils.  It’s has this remarkably deep and rich aroma, that lingers and mellows in the most surprisingly subtle way. The scent transports

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Basil Isn’t Just for Pesto!

The rich sweet scent of basil has dominated my local Farmer’s Market this summer; large baskets of fresh picked sprigs are piled high at almost every stand. The aroma is alluring and intoxicating. What is

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Brighten Up the Dog Days of Summer with Citrus Oils

What is summer without lemonade?  Or a lime infused cocktail or salad?  Nothing brightens up a long hot summer day better than a splash of citrus. The essential oils from citrus fruits, like lemons,

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How to Keep the Bugs at Bay: Natural Insect Repellents and Aromatherapy

Mosquitos! Black Flies! Ticks! Spiders! Every summer we face another battle against bug bites. No one wants to show up at a sexy summer BBQ smelling like “OFF!” bug repellent–so what can we do?

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