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Jojoba Oil

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Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is the liquid produced in the seed of the Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) plant, a shrub, which is native to southern Arizona and California, and to Mexico.  We call this liquid an "oil", but it's actually a wax.  It's very similar to the oil produced by our skin.  It's an emollient, which means it softens and soothes the skin.  Use jojoba oil by applying directly to the hair, skin, or nails.  Or blend it with essentials oil make it even more useful. Since jojoba oil's properties are similar to that of the oil naturally produced by our skin, it...


Coconut Oil

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Coconut Oil

Last week we talked about the best oils to have in your arsenal, both essential and carrier oils.  Coconut oil is one that should make an appearance both in your kitchen, and bathroom cabinets.  This "cure-all"oil makes an appearance in many kitchen recipes and personal care products.  It can be used for frying, moisturizer, oil pulling, pretty much anything.  If we were to write down its uses, the list would be endless. When it comes to cooking, coconut oil is great alternative to vegetable or canola oils.  It has a high oxidation (smoke) point, which makes it great for high-heat cooking,...


Must Have Essential and Carrier Oils

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Must Have Essential and Carrier Oils

Oils (essential or carrier) are a big thing now.  Actually, they've always been a big deal.  They hit the mainstream a few years ago.  Cave paintings suggest essentials oils were used as far back as 4500 B.C.  However, the use of the term aromatherapydates back to the early 1900s. If you're familiar with essential oils, you're probably also familiar with the term carrier oils.  These two terms usually go hand in hand.  So you're wondering, "What's the difference?"  Carrier oils come from the fatty part of the plant and do not carry a strong aroma.  Think of olive, coconut, jojoba,...


Clutter Affects Your Well-Being

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Clutter Affects Your Well-Being
Clutter is bad for our health.  It hinders our productivity and possibly relationships with others.  It even causes more unnecessary stress.  

It's OK (Necessary) to Sweat

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It's OK (Necessary) to Sweat
Weight, hormones, room temperature, a person's age and gender can all play a part in the amount of sweat each person produces