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There are very few things I enjoy about being woken up by the tiny monsters at 5 am but there's something magical about snuggling up next to the fireplace watching the snow fall before the sun rises. 

The house is always so dry so I love to diffuse something comforting first thing in the morning as we spend quiet time together before beginning our busy day. 

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There's nothing worse than sinus and cold season! Stuffy noses, headaches, and congestion are no fun, especially with a house full of little ones.

I quickly fell in love with diffusing as a form of essential oil use. I was happy to toss out the toxic wall plug-ins and candles for something that I could really benefit from using. My daughter was struggling with allergies, and I read diffusing lemon, lavender, and peppermint essential oil could be beneficial. I instantly saw results and have been using oils to support our bodies ever since!

These are some of my favorite essential oil diffuser recipes for sniffles, sneezes, and sick days.

Simply drop your desired oils into your diffuser, fill with water, and enjoy!

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The skin cells on your body regularly shed to reveal new, healthier skin underneath. That turnover process slows as we get older so it's important to regularly exfoliate with a scrub. A body scrub works in a few ways: As you massage it over your body, the exfoliating granules help to slough off dead skin, and the rubbing action itself boosts circulation and helps drain your lymph nodes, by increasing blood flow to the skin’s surface. Plus, after all that deep cleansing work in the shower, your moisturizer will be better able to soothe and hydrate your skin. Another benefit of using...

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When I started researching natural approaches to coping with my anxiety and depression, I looked to essential oils and was absolutely stunned at the body's reaction to extremely concentrated and pure forms.

When we inhale the aroma of an essential oil, it immediately kicks our body into action as its molecules travel through the olfactory system into our brain. From there, it can directly affect the many bodily reactions and systems, including emotions, memory, blood pressure and heart rate, breathing, hormones, and stress. One simple whiff of a concentrated essential oil can almost instantaneously trigger our bodies into action, causing the production of feel-good neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine. After years of trying different pharmaceuticals with little to no success, I was excited to try something different. 

 These five blends have been my go-to's for daily use when I'm feeling some kind of way. 

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