Natural and Organic Skin Care

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Ocean Swim

I grew up in Southern California where summertime meant beach time and swimming in the ocean.  Aside from the feeling of freedom I felt being out in the water, I always so enjoyed the purified and refreshed feeling I had about my skin afterwards.  It seemed to tingle and feel so clean!  For the time […]

Ewww Head Lice! Got a Great Natural Remedy for Ya!

Eww! Head Lice!

One of the best parts of running this business is the opportunity I’ve had to meet some truly great people.  Our retail partners fill us with laughter, encouragement, support, and knowledge on a regular basis.  One of them, Dawn Fusco, who has owned a “green” store on Cape Cod for the past 25+ years, has […]

Common Clinical Effects of Essential Oils

Antibacterial Cypress Eucalyptus Lavender Lemon Lime Marjoram Melaleuca Peppermint Roman Chamomile Rosemary Sage Sandalwood Wild Orange Wintergreen Antiviral Cinnamon  Clove  Eucalyptus  Lavender  Lemon Melaleuca  Oregano  Sandalwood  Thyme Antifungal Eucalyptus  Lavender Lemon Melaleuca Patchouli Sage Sandalwood Thyme  

The Wonderful World of Cloves

Clove essential oil comes from the flower buds of the Myrtacae tree or bush (of the Myrtle family).  It is an evergreen that grows up to 39 feet.  The English name clove is derived from the Latin clavus meaning nail because of their nail-like shape.  The oil is steam distilled from the bud and stems […]

The Natural Side of Oral Health

It amazes me just how many products are in the oral health care section of the grocery stores and pharmacies.  I often wonder how overwhelming it must be as a consumer to decide what products to use and why. Personally, I stay clear from 99% of the products on the shelf, but then again I […]

DIY Essential Oil Deodorant Stick

Essential Oil Deodorant Stick Who isn’t looking to replace their aluminum ridden deodorant?!  I’ve been searching for a long time for a natural solution and have tried numerous ones from various health food stores, but haven’t been really excited about any of them.  I came across this recipe a few months ago and gave it a shot, […]

DIY Herbal Lip Balm

There is no doubt that my 6 year old daughter is fancy!  She loves clothes, fashion and makeup as much as I love herbs.  I usually let her wear lip gloss, and figured we could combine our interests by making our own.  We had a lip gloss/balm making party with her friends, and the results […]

Wild Orange Vinaigrette

Ingredients 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1-2 drops wild orange essential oil 2 tbs mayonnaise 1/2 cup brown sugar Sea salt and pepper to taste Directions Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth.  Store in a glass jar and keep refrigerated.  Will last […]

Grapefruit Cupcakes

  Cake Ingredients 2/3 cup organic soy milk 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 2/3 cup agave nectar 1/3 cup safflower oil 2 tsp vanilla extract 2/3 cup whole wheat flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda Pinch of fine sea salt 3-4 drops grapefruit essential oil Frosting Ingredients 8 ounces cream cheese 1 […]

Keeping Bugs at Bay with Essential Oils

It’s summertime, and with the warm weather and sun comes bugs and bites.  Prevention is key and instead of turning to a toxic spray, you can keep many bugs at bay with essential oils.  When bites do occur, most can be soothed by applying a cool, wet compress to which a few drops of Lavender […]