Relax and Re-energize with Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga is a simple and effective way to relax and reset.  Doing one pose for 10 minutes or settling in for a few can provide immediate relief from stress, anxiety and exhaustion.  Let your body relax into a pose supported by props (bolsters, blankets or blocks), connect to your breath and calm the mind. ... Continue Reading →

Essential Oils & Aromatherapy Quick Start Guide

There’s a mountain of information out there about essential oils and aromatherapy. Content is published in books, personal blogs, Wikipedia, lifestyle magazines, product web sites and medical reviews.  Frankly, there’s a lot to know about these powerful substances that promise holistic benefits. Where do you begin?  In the Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Quick Start Guide ,... Continue Reading →

Top Aromatherapy Picks for Winter

This month I have a few favorite recipes to share for your body, spirit and home.  Who doesn't need a little extra support to face the dry air and cold season!  Let's start with a diffuser blend to brighten spirits: WINTER-PICK-ME-UP DIFFUSER BLEND Bring the outdoors in without the chill by diffusing this fresh and uplifting... Continue Reading →

Carrier Oil Profiles: Choosing One to Blend with Essential Oils

Vegetable or carrier oils, which are pressed from the plant seed, are used to dilute an essential oil for topical application. In addition to slowing the evaporation of the EO for better absorption, these oils also help treat skin conditions themselves. There are many carrier oils that vary in viscosity, scent and quality.  It’s  important... Continue Reading →

Complimentary Therapies: Yoga, Body Manipulation and Essential Oils

If you’ve ever suffered from neck or back pain, then you know how quickly it can stop you in your footsteps. Normal activities that you take for granted, like getting in and out of a car, take careful execution.  Sports or any form of exercise are out of question. That’s what I found this past... Continue Reading →

Purification® Invigorates & Refreshes

The extended summer heat we had this year in Northeast Ohio has finally broken to the brisk fall season.  Hours of sunlight are shorter, tree leaves are beginning to change color and pumpkins are popping up on doorsteps in anticipation of Halloween. The change brings with it a craving for hot cinnamon tea, cozy sweaters... Continue Reading →

Natural Summer Skin Care Using Essential Oils

In northeast Ohio, the summer season brings relief from cold, grey winters that almost always leave in a tantrum with one last snowfall in late March or April.  Sunny, blue skies of summer beckon our family outdoors for trail runs, hikes in the park, holiday picnics, gardening and swimming.  We are eager to soak up... Continue Reading →

Essential Oil Cautions: Skin Irritation, Photo-sensitivity & Pets

While essential oils are natural products derived from plants, there are affects you should be aware of before using.  Every oil, like every plant, has a different chemical composition and set of attributes that effect how they should, or should not, be used.  Below are a few cautions; it is important to research each oil... Continue Reading →

What’s the Difference in Essential Oil Brands?

As the industry grows, so do the number of essential oil manufacturers and channels for buying. I am often asked, “How do I know which is better?  What’s the difference?” Remember, however you are using these products, whether directly applying to your skin or inhaling, they will be absorbed into your body.  So knowing the... Continue Reading →

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