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Oils to Help You Breathe

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Oils to Help You Breathe

You don’t have to be diagnosed with a serious respiratory disease to have breathing difficulties. They can be due to a common cold, asthma or allergies. No matter what is behind breathing problems, it can be miserable trying to catch your breath while only breathing through your mouth. Whether it is minor or serious, decreased respiratory function can affect both your physical and mental health negatively. You definitely want to talk to your healthcare professional about diagnosing and treating respiratory illnesses, but there are also some essential oils that can help with alleviating, healing or protecting against various respiratory problems.  ...

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Essential Oils to Keep in Your Summer Bag

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Essential Oils to Keep in Your Summer Bag

Summer is here and it’s time to get outside, soak up some sun and enjoy the warmth while it lasts. While many people look forward to getting out and enjoying summer, many are not as excited about it. For many, this time of year means more stress, headaches, and allergies, not to mention the return of annoying bugs. The good thing is that there are some essential oils that can help you get through these three months. Repel Insects There’s not much more annoying than planning a fun outdoor outing than being greeted by insects who make the outdoors their home....

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Bug Bite Symptom Relief with Essential Oils

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Bug Bite Symptom Relief with Essential Oils

 Summer is back and so are those pesky bugs. If you spend much time outside at all, you are likely to encounter one of these little 6-legged critters. And chances are at some point you or one of your family member will get bitten by one. While most of them are not necessarily dangerous, bites can become inflamed, red or itchy. There are a few bites which need to be treated by a medical professional, especially for those who have allergic reactions. However, most insect bites are minor and essential oils may provide relief from bug bite symptoms. EOs can...

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How are You Supposed to Apply Essential Oils?

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How are You Supposed to Apply Essential Oils?

Most people now have a friend whose answer to just about everything is, “there’s an oil for that!” For those of you who are starting to find out the many benefits of using essential oils, you may hear yourself saying that phrase often. Some oils have become popular remedies for common ailments and nearly any of them can be diffused to reap their benefits. But many oils can also be applied topically. Applying essential oils can provide a wide range of benefits including relaxation, boosting your mood, or relieving stress for starters. It is important to know how to mix...

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More than an Italian Spice – the Many Benefits of Basil Essential Oil

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More than an Italian Spice – the Many Benefits of Basil Essential Oil

You’ve probably used the herb basil fresh or added a few dried flakes to homemade spaghetti, pizza sauce or other Italian style dishes. Perhaps you didn’t even realize the many health benefits you and your family might experience due to its consumption. In fact, you may be pretty amazed to find out how versatile and beneficial basil essential oil can be. The EO has natural anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and antiviral properties, it’s been used in Asian Indian medicine for many years. As early as the 16th century, the deep green leaves of the basil plant were used to treat chest infections...

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