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Essential Oil First Aid Kit

Essential Oil First Aid Kit
Essential oils are powerful plant medicine that can be used everyday for lots of different ailments (plus they uplift you with scent!). The four essential oils that I feel it is critical to have on hand: Lavender, Tea Tree, Peppermint and Helichrysum. Some essential oils can be used straight on the skin, like lavender, but it is best to dilute in a carrier oil like sunflower, almond, safflower, fractionated coconut or oil. Or you can maybe a spray with water. Lavender is an all purpose wonder. It's a natural antiseptic, analgesic (helps relieves pain), anti-inflammatory and sedative. Rub lavender on your temples (or drop in bath) to calm you down; rub on closed wounds to help them heal; put on...

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Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy
It's Summer, poison ivy is lurking everywhere. I unsuspectingly got it this year in March all over my face and neck and have since been warding it off like the plague. I just published my first article for MindBodyGreen about Poison Ivy and how to fight it naturally. http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-20597/poison-ivy-how-to-prevent-it-how-to-treat-it-naturally.html

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Rainbow Dyes

Rainbow Dyes
We just launched new packaging for our perfumes and it was a real labor love. I had a dream a while back that the scents would come in bags that were dyed to match their "color." I wanted to achieve these colors through experimenting with natural dyes from plants. We have spent a lot of time here indigo dyeing bags for our limited edition pouches and other projects, but hadn't gone into other colors. I always associate smells with colors and feel like each perfume evokes a hue. Sometimes the essential oils themselves lend beautiful colors to the scent. The pink grapefruit in Jaune gives it a gorgeous golden yellow color and the pine needle absolute in Seawolf turns it...

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