Detox Programs for Your Thriving Life

Did you know we’re exposed to more toxins in one day than our grandparents were in an entire year?!  Seriously!  Even if all you eat are local, whole, non-packaged, non-processed and organic foods, there’s no way to avoid toxic build up in your body.  Toxins are everywhere, in the air, in the water, and in many self-care and household cleaning products. And don’t forget about toxic emotions and thoughts!  These lead to stress and stress comes with a whole host of health[Read more]

A Healthy Halloween Treat

This is my absolute favorite time of year!  There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are turning beautiful shades of red, yellow, and orange, and Halloween is just around the corner.  People are putting together fun costumes and gearing up for Trick-or-Treating and Halloween parties. The problem is, with so many sugary treats at our fingertips, it can sometimes be difficult not to go overboard.  Why not offer folks a Halloween treat that’s good for  them?  This low-glycemic, low-calorie,[Read more]

7 WAYS YOUR HOUSE COULD BE MAKING YOU SICK

When we think of air pollution we tend to think of the air outside.  Clean air campaigns often focus on reducing vehicle and industrial carbon emissions so our kids can breathe better when playing outside.  But what about the air you breathe inside? These days people are spending more and more time indoors, but indoor air pollution is a serious risk to your health.  Dust mites, mold, microbial activity, viruses, bacteria, and toxic chemicals may be lurking throughout your house and[Read more]

Top 7 Reasons to Use Essential Oils

I had been living with nervousness and digestive issues for so long that I truly believed that was how my life would always be.  One day my sister brought me an essential oil to try and I humored her because that’s what sisters are for.  I was surprised to feel the oil work almost instantly.  All the stress from the whole day melted away and I felt a wave of calm wash over me.  A little while later, I tried another[Read more]

DIY Aromatherapy Play Dough

It’s that time of year again.  The kids are out of school and you may be looking for ways to not only entertain them, but to keep them learning throughout the Summer.   Why not turn play time in to learning time by making aromatherapy playdough?  This activity is a perfect way to teach kids about aromatherapy and essential oils.  By using a variety of colors and oils you help them identify new scents and the plants from which they[Read more]

Non-Toxic Bug Repellent

With each passing Summer, I know more people whose lives have been changed by one tiny tick bite.  Lyme’s Disease is no joke and it has spread across the country and up in to Canada. It’s important to protect yourself against ticks and other biting bugs that can carry disease, but did you know that chemical bug repellents can be extremely toxic for you and your pets?  The good news is that ticks and biting bugs have an aversion to[Read more]