Spring Cleaning the Natural Way!

Are you thinking about spring cleaning?  It’s that time of year again!  The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and it’s warm enough out to open your windows and let some fresh air in!  Maybe you’ve begun taking out your sponges, spray bottles, face masks and rubber gloves to get going with the scrubbing.  You may be looking into a spring cleaning detox or cleansing program, and, hopefully, you’re tossing out your more-than-six-months old personal care products.  Remember:  when you’re spring[Read more]

Taco-Stuffed Zucchini

This is a healthy version of the taco without the carb-loaded shell.  You won’t even miss it I promise! Now that Summer has arrived there are a plethora of squash at the Farmer’s Market. My absolute favorite is Zucchini with it’s beautiful dark green peel. Zucchini is a very low calorie vegetable with no saturated fats or cholesterol. It’s high in anti-oxidants and is a great source of potassium which helps with bringing electrolytes to the cells and with countering[Read more]

Rasberry Limeade Recipe

Lime is one of my absolute favorite essential oils!  With its fresh, crisp, sweet aroma, Lime essential oil is so fun to cook with and has tons of physical and emotional health benefits too!  This Rasberry Limeade recipe is perfect for your Summer barbeque.  Invite some friends over and get cookin’! To add to your dinner party, here’s a great Summer salad dressing recipe with essential oils. Want to learn more about Lime essential oil? Rasberry Limeade Recipe Ingredients: Raspberry[Read more]

Keep Pets Safe Over 4th of July

We all love the 4th of July – cookouts, fireworks, and other festivities – but remember that while these events may be fun for us, they are potentially terrifying for our pets.  Unfortunately, each year, this is the #1 day pets go missing.  Because of the noise and commotion on the 4th of July, many dogs and cats panic and run off.  The good news is that this is preventable by taking a few precautions (outlined below) and you can[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]