Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

SAD was first noted before 1845, but was not officially named until the early 1980’s. As sunlight has affected the seasonal activities of animals (i.e., reproductive cycles and hibernation), SAD may be an effect of this seasonal light variation in humans. As seasons change, there is a shift in our “biological internal clocks” or circadian …

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How to Make Tub Flowers

Tub Flowers are a lovely and pampering way to disperse bath crystals and soaking herbs in the tub. They are also quite versatile, they make a pretty hostess favors and are charming in room scenting arrangements or nested into gift baskets to create a fragrant “flower garden” for the bath. Below are the basic steps …

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The “P” Word and All Natural Products: Consumer Education

A word about All Natural toiletries We feel strongly that our customers should know what is in the products they purchase. This will allow them to make informed, educated decisions and avoid potential  health risks. In keeping we not only include labels or cards with a listing of ingredients for each bath, and toiletry item …

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Making all Natural Cleaning Products using Essential Oils

There are many multipurpose unsung heroes in your cabinets such as Vinegar and Baking Soda. combined with various essential oils, you can easily create an all natural, economical and chemical free arsenal of cleaning products.         Air Cleaner Citrus both uplifts the spirits and dispels bad odors. Into 2 cups of distilled water, …

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Scented Gift Wrap

Scenting your wrapping paper and greeting cards adds a wonderful touch to the holidays or any gift-giving occasion. Directions: Allow an extra day before writing out your greeting card(s) or wrapping presents. Choose an occasion appropriate fragrance, use a fragrance oil blend, or use a single essential oil. Put a few drops of the fragrance onto a …

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Mother Nature’s Paint Pallet

Make your own beautiful pastel egg dyes using everyday foods and spices, a fun Easter project for kids and adults alike! Dyes can be blended to create a wide variety of colors and can also be used as a natural dye for other crafty projects Directions: 1. Hard boil eggs in water with a little white vinegar added to remove residue for egg …

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An Aromatherapy Primer

    Introduction: Aromatherapy is the use of organic compounds called essential oils to improve a person’s mood, mental state, or health. The oils are extracted from various plant parts, such as roots, seeds, leaves, and blossoms, and can be blended together. Treatment involves diffusing oil into the air, dissolving it in a bath, or …

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Speaking in Roses

“How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew!” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Floriography, or the art of speaking with flowers has been used for centuries. But one flower in particular has become iconic in its use for conveying strong emotions.  Love, Friendship, Triumph, Hope, Sorrow, Regret even Sympathy…only The Rose has …

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Holiday Pomander Balls

Originally small filigree balls of gold, silver, or ivory filled with fragrant spices and an ambergris fixative, pomanders (from the French pomme d’ambre, or apple of ambergris) were used as early as the Middle Ages, when they were worn to ward off unpleasant odors. Later their spicy, cheerful fragrance became traditionally associated with the winter …

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