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  • Gifts That Give Meaning

    By Jim

    The holidays are a time of traditions, a time of giving and a time to spend with the ones you love. Traditions encompass our true selves, our beliefs and where we came from. Celebrating the Holidays allows us to hold those traditions true and reminds us of where they came from.

    Many families celebrate the holidays with gift giving; it’s something that connects people to one another and symbolizes their special bond. Gifts that are meaningful take time to find and are sometimes tough to think about, but the impact they can have is monumental.

    The true gift of giving is specially forged from the heart, and with that in mind, we’ve put together a few tips to help you choose the perfect gift. Read more

  • How To Make Aromatherapy Candles with Essential Oils

    By Jenny

    Candles add an inviting scent and a cozy glow to any home. The problem with most candles, however, is the synthetic fragrances and harmful chemicals used to make them. You can avoid these toxins by creating your own candles.

    Homemade candles are simple to make, inexpensive and give you an opportunity to bring out your creative side!

    Essential oils are often used to create an inviting, aromatic environment, but have you considered using them to scent your very own candles? Infusing homemade candles with essential oils allows you to create a scent unique to your home that is safe.

    Homemade candles make a perfect gift, too! Read more

  • 5 Tips to Make Holiday Cleaning More Relaxing

    By Jenny

    Our lives are hectic, particularly during the Holiday Season. Tidying up the house before relatives arrive, preparing meals and side dishes, and doing all of the dishes after feasting doesn't always leave much time for relaxation, no matter how many hands are helping to lighten the cleaning load.

    But the Holiday Season is supposed to be about relaxing and enjoying quality time with family and friends! What if you could make a few changes to your holiday cleaning environment and mindset to make cleaning a little more relaxing, and, perhaps, even enjoyable? By incorporating the tips below, you will not only get your home clean for the Holidays, but also enjoy some time to relax and unwind!
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  • A Beginner's DIY Guide to Blending Essential Oils

    By Cherie

     

    Perform just one internet search on “essential oil blends” and the results will boggle your mind. The sheer volume of information and products available can make even the most determined newbie think twice. The truth is, blending essential oils is indeed a learning process, but starting small is the best way to dip your toes in. Don’t let yourself be overwhelmed! Read on for some blending basics and easy, beginner recipes to get you started.

    There are all sorts of supplies out there for those looking to make essential oil blends. To keep it easy in the beginning, all you really need (aside from your oils) are small, capped glass bottles with orifice reducers (roller bottles are a great alternative), droppers and a carrier oil. Carrier oils dilute the essential oil and serve as the base of your blend. There are many types of carrier oil, the most popular being sweet almond, jojoba, coconut and even olive. Read more

  • The Best Way to Wash Dishes By Hand

    By Cherie

    The holidays are nearly upon us and while it's a wonderful time to visit with friends and family, hosting an event is bound to leave you with an overwhelming pile of dirty, greasy dishes. Fear not! We have helpful tips for hand washing your dishes and the dish soap to get the job done right!
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  • 6 Simple Tricks to Purify the Air In Your Home

    By Jenny

    There are many sources of indoor air pollution and some come about simply as a consequence of our daily routines. Daily tasks such as cleaning or getting ready in the morning can release pollutants into the air. Overexposure to these pollutants can cause health issues over time such as respiration issues and skin irritation. 

    Body fragrances and domestic fragrances release a small amount of pollutants into the air that can build up over periods of time - especially if use is daily.

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not ruled domestic fragrances illegal. However, many environmental groups such as Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and the Environmental Working Group (EWG) warn domestic fragrance users of the undisclosed chemicals linked to short and long-term health effects.

    Capri Essentials has put together a list of simple tricks that you can do every day to purify your indoor air and reduce the number of pollutants that may accumulate in your home.

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  • Meditating For Beginners: 6 Easy Tips to Get Started

    By Cherie

     

    Meditation teachers have described the mind as a "mad monkey." We jump from thoughts to emotions to memories and back, our minds never silent in this busy world. Mediation is the art of silencing the mind. Through it, you attain the power to control your thoughts and increase concentration and focus. You can also find that elusive inner peace.

    Like anything new, meditation has a learning curve and takes practice to master. Below are 6 tips to help you get started on your own journey to discovering inner peace.
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  • Tips for Fall Cleaning

    By Jim

    As the leaves begin to change and the cold months approach, it’s important to take initiative and prepare your home for seasonal changes.

    The opportunity for germs and bacteria to enter your home is quickly approaching as the warm summer months are coming to an end. During the summer months, much more time is spent outdoors or on vacations with loved ones; and while you were out enjoying your freedom, dirt and germs were beginning to make themselves at home!

    With the days getting shorter, it’s important to take action in the early months of fall. We recommend starting your fall cleaning routine with a checklist. See our fall cleaning recommendations below to prioritize cleaning that's essential for your home.
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  • 6 Easy Steps to Declutter Your Home

    By Cherie

    There are not many tasks more daunting than going through your "stuff." When we set about weekly to clean our homes, we don't need to think too much--we can go on autopilot and quickly get the job done. But when we have to stop and think--assess each item's usefulness and relevance--progress can slow to a grinding halt. Even worse, the amount of "stuff" can sometimes be so overwhelming, we don't even know how or where to start.
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  • How To: Use the Pomodoro Timer for Increased Focus and Productivity

    By Cherie

    With the advent of the internet, email, texting and other time-saving technology, we, as humans, have become obsessed with multi-tasking. Indeed, we put a great deal of emphasis on the ability to handle multiple tasks at one time. Even companies looking to hire often note that an ability to multi-task is key for the successful applicant.
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  • The Best Uses for Lemon Essential Oil

    By Jim

    It is hard to imagine a more popular essential oil than lemon. Its usage has been traced back to ancient Egypt where lemon oil was extracted and widely used. Back then, Egyptians used Lemon Essential Oil as part of the sacred mummification process, and today there are still widespread applications of the popular essential oil, many of which have been around since the pyramids.

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  • How to Eat More Vegetables When You Aren't a Fan

    By Cherie

    Everyone knows that when you decide to clean up your diet, one of the first steps is to "eat more fruits and vegetables." But what is one to do when they can't tolerate the taste of veggies?

    To a society where many have a sweet tooth, vegetables often taste bland or even bitter. This leads to many people avoiding vegetables altogether. But these colorful foods are packed with nutrients and are so important to our daily diet. So how can you make yourself learn to like them? Try the tips below and see what works for you!

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  • 3 Harmful Chemicals to Avoid in Natural Cleaners

    By Jenny

    When looking for natural cleaners, you can't always trust the "natural" claim on the packaging. Why? Because there isn't one set definition of what makes a cleaning product natural, nor is there a regulatory group that monitors it to prevent synthetic harmful chemicals from being added (for more on this see Natural, Non-Toxic & Green?How to Read Labels for Cleaning Products).

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  • Spring Cleaning with Aromatherapeutic, Natural Cleaning Products

    By Jim

    I love the scents and smells of spring, especially the fragrances of flowers and the boost of energy and sense of well-being they bring. Since the time of early civilizations, this phenomenon has been the focus of aromatherapy, which utilizes essential oils, or the pure oils extracted from fragrant plants, to achieve certain desired effects. Since those early beginnings, the benefits of essential oils have been widely studied, and in 1928 the science of aromatherapy was born.
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  • Natural, Non-Toxic & Green—How to Read Labels for Cleaning Products

    By Jenny

    We've all picked up a product at the store or online because it said natural, non-toxic or eco-friendly on the label. It sounds good! But have you stopped to think about what those words actually mean?

    If you said no, you’re in good company. A Consumer Reports survey found nearly two-thirds of consumers thought “natural” meant more than it does, and nearly 50% incorrectly believed natural claims had been independently verified.

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  • Capri Essentials Makes Cleaning Fun: New Natural Brand Aims to Transform Cleaning with Aromatherapy

    By Capri Essentials

    Today Northern Labs, Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer, announced the launch of Capri Essentials (http://www.capriessentials.com), a new natural line of hand soaps, dish soaps, and all-purpose cleaners blended with essential oils. By removing harsh chemicals, and the smells that come with them, the new line allows users to realize the aromatherapy benefits of essential oils and aromatic fragrances.
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