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Peppermint spray: how to make your own

Featured image: MSU   Many people underestimate just how strong essential oils are; it’s because they are natural and untainted and so they carry a connotation of gentleness and mildness.  In fact, essential oils can be very strong in their undiluted form and so blending them in a base or a carrier oil like sweet […]

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How to get rid of mice and keep them away

Featured image source: Rodent Control in and Around Backyard Chicken Coops   Short of buying a cat to stand guard at the door, how do you get rid of mice in your home? Even better, can you avoid an infestation without relying on toxic and harmful chemicals and poisons? Happily, yes there are. Many people […]

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Essential oils and blends for sleep

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There isn’t anyone who hasn’t experienced poor sleep or broken nights and it is the most miserable of experiences.  Waking frequently throughout the night or not being able to get off to sleep at all will leave you feeling wrung out and shattered the following day.  If sleeplessness carries on over a period of days […]

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Home remedies for dandruff

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Dandruff, those telltale white flakes, are the sign of an itchy scalp the net result of which are mini snowstorms of dead skin littering your shoulders.  Unsightly and embarrassing, it’s not the most serious thing ever but dandruff can be stubbornly persistent and very difficult to treat effectively. What causes dandruff? Human skin is in […]

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Essential oil combinations for deep muscle relief massage

Is there anyone who doesn’t suffer from sore muscles?  It could be related to a sporting injury or just the daily strain of everyday life – poor posture at a computer all day or jobs which involve lots of standing and lifting. Deep muscle relief massage can provide some real physical respite to tired, sore […]

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Home remedies and essential oils for hemorrhoids

There are so many different causes of hemorrhoids, it’s hard to imagine anyone is walking around who has not suffered from them. Hemorrhoids can be caused by something as simple as chronic diarrhea or struggling whilst lifting something heavy. They are the most unfortunate companion to pregnancy as most women know and also go hand […]