• “There is treasure to be desired and oil in the house of the wise.” – Proverbs 21:20

Bone Broth- A Powerful Healing Tool

Bone broth, a highly beneficial, nutrient dense superfood has been used since ancient times and is considered to be one of the most remarkable foods on the planet that is made from simmering animal or fish bones. Its a powerful healing tool, often referred to as “the elixir of life.” Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, said over 2,000 years ago… “All disease begins in the gut.” Modern day science is finally coming around and confirming this ancient wisdom. Sadly, most people remain unaware of how incredibly beneficial bone broth is and miss out on the opportunity to transform their health and life. When you were sick as a child, did your mom ever make a pot of chicken soup and insist that you eat it, telling you that it would make you feel better? Have you ever wondered why? Homemade bone broth has amazing health benefits and can be … Continue reading

Time to Cleanse, Rebuild, & Support

Would you like to combat all the garbage you’ve exposed your body to over the years and help it function at optimal levels? The average American diet includes highly processed foods, laden with high fructose corn syrup, sugar or artificial sweeteners, dyes, pesticides, and ingredients whose names most people can’t even pronounce. Hippocrates, known as the father of medicine, is well known for this quote which you’ve probably heard a thousand times, right? “Let thy food by thy medicine, and let thy medicine be thy food.” The modern day version of this is… “garbage in, garbage out” or “You are what you eat!”   The consumption of dead, chemical laden, highly processed foods and exposing ourselves to toxic, hormone disrupting chemicals, multiple times on a daily basis is wreaking havoc on on bodies and literally making us sick. Is it any wonder that so many people experience so many health … Continue reading

Is Your Laundry Routine Hazardous to YOUR Health

When you think of pollution, you probably think of outdoor pollution, right? You know, the kind that is a by-product of vehicle emissions or industrial manufacturing. The kind that produces a heavy layer of smog in cities that fills the air with toxic fumes and chemicals. When I think of pollution one particular day comes to mind. Back in the 1970’s I went to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, and remember a smog alert being in effect that day. There was a dirty layer of smog hanging in the air. It hung there all day and into the night which turned the brightly lit nighttime sky orange. I kept thinking to myself how much smog there must be in the air for it to do that. It was not a pretty sight. Fortunately, since then the Federal government, along with state and local communities have put laws and policies in place … Continue reading

Cleanse & Detox On A Regular Basis

Our modern world and lifestyles inundate our bodies with toxic chemicals. No matter how hard we try its impossible to completely eliminate our exposure to them. We are literally surrounded by them. They are found everywhere… in our homes, our offices, in stores and buildings, and yes even in our food supply. Over time this toxic chemical exposure takes its toll on our body and our health. Its more important than ever for each of us to regularly cleanse and detox our body of these harmful chemicals and toxins on a regular basis, and is something everyone would benefit from. In fact, many health advocates recommend doing a cleanse 4 times a year. Cleansing should be considered a periodic process and done every so often over a period of time, just be sure to give your body a break in between cleanses. Below you’ll find some examples of different types … Continue reading

Dangers of Synthetic Fragrances

Most people are totally unaware of the dangers that synthetic fragrances pose to our health or how many times we’re exposed to them on a daily basis. Chemical fragrance is really nothing more than a conglomeration of man-made chemicals, many of them very toxic and found to cause many health problems including cancer. Fragrance is found in all kinds of everyday products… scented candles, air fresheners (both plug-in and spray cans), hand sanitizers, laundry detergent, fabric softeners, dryer sheets, household cleaning products, personal care products to include shampoos, deodorant, body washes, and cosmetics. Even in your favorite perfumes and colognes. The list literally goes on and on. If a product has a fragrance chances are its from a toxic soup of chemicals. We are constantly exposed to them and they can be found literally everywhere- in our homes, cars, schools, office buildings, stores, malls, etc. In fact, it’s hard to … Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas DIY Linen Spray and Air Freshener

Making your own DIY linen spray and air fresheners infused with essential oils is not only inexpensive and versatile but one of the easiest ways to experience them. Day 10 of our 12 Days of Christmas DIY series focuses on making your own sprays, allowing you the ability to rid your home of some of the synthetic, made-made toxic chemicals found in homes and office spaces. Air fresheners, linen sprays and scented candles and the harmful chemicals they contain are responsible for some of the worst indoor chemical air pollution found in homes and office buildings. Pure, genuine essential oils have the power to eliminate, not just cover up odors without adding toxic chemicals. Prepare your own sprays and begin experiencing their soothing and powerful aromatic effects around the house or office. Best of all, there are various ways to use them and they also make inexpensive gifts. Prepare a … Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas DIY Water Crystal Gel Diffusers

Making DIY Water Crystal Gel Diffusers is the focus of day 6 of our 12 Days of Christmas DIY Recipes. Another oh so easy recipe and a great gift idea that you can make look very elegant, or sweet and simple… it’s totally up to you and once again can be very inexpensive to do! Once I started using Young Living’s essential oils I learned about the importance of removing as many chemicals as possible from our environment because of all the detrimental effects they have on our body, and that they react negatively with essential oils. It’s been an on-going process but I’m making slow, steady progress. Last year I got rid of all the plastic storage containers for storing leftovers and went to glass. You can learn more about that here. I no longer use chemical laden fragrant candles either. I now diffuse essential oils by either using … Continue reading

LIVING CHEMICAL FREE Teeth Brushing Routine

Living a chemical-free lifestyle should include using toothpaste and mouthwash that is safe and chemical free which is why you should make our THIEVES™ toothpaste, mouthwash and/or Thieves essential oil blend part of your teeth brushing routine. I say this for good reason! You may not be aware of this but did you know that most toothpastes on the market contain toxic chemicals? Yep, that’s right. Have you ever read the ingredients and warnings on the typical toothpaste products found at your grocery or drug store? Don’t believe me? Go grab your tube of toothpaste or better yet, the next time you’re at your grocery store take a look at the various varieties of toothpastes and mouthwashes… look for the ingredient listing, then check the box or bottle to see if there is a warning on it. Look closely… many contain poison warnings and tell you not to ingest? Many … Continue reading

Healthy Immune Systems

As we move into the fall and winter seasons it’s more important than ever to make sure that we are maintaining and supporting strong, healthy immune systems. A strong immune system is our best protection against germs and makes it harder for them to gain a foothold. In today’s environment it’s more important than ever to have a healthy immune system, and just good common sense! There are a few things I feel that are indispensable as we move into the fall and winter seasons…. I refer to them as “winter wellness must’s… as in “MUST HAVES!” or in some cases “MUST DO’s!” Some are common knowledge like being sure to cover our mouth when we sneeze or cough, and simply washing our hands with plain old soap and water more frequently while also avoiding touching our mouth, nose and eyes with our hands, as that is an easy way … Continue reading

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