Is Aromatherapy Safe During Pregnancy or for Your Newborn Baby While Breastfeeding?

Is Aromatherapy Safe During Pregnancy or for Your Newborn Baby While Breastfeeding?

When you discover you’re pregnant, whether you’re a first-time mom or a kid-raising veteran, your mind switches into hyperdrive. You think about all the happy moments that are to come, but unfortunately, you also consider everything that could go wrong. If aromatherapy is a part of your daily life, as it is for many women all over the world, you may want to consider which essential oils will remain a part of your routine while you are pregnant and when you are breastfeeding. Generally, it is best to start using essential oils once you are in the second trimester. Here...

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Morning, Day, or Night – the Scent Has to Be Right

Morning, Day, or Night – the Scent Has to Be Right

Did you know that your sense of smell varies over the course of a day? It’s true. Smell is an extremely important sense: it allows you to experience and enjoy the world around you and it also warns you of danger, such as spoiled food or a fire nearby. It’s also important for eating; just think about how bland food tastes when you have a cold and can’t smell what’s on your fork. It’s helpful to understand the way your sense of smell changes throughout the day because these changes can affect all of these capabilities. Although it isn’t exactly...

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How to Make a Lasting Impression on a First Date

How to Make a Lasting Impression on a First Date

You have a first date scheduled with someone who might just turn out to be that special person – whether for a while or for keeps. The first date is too soon to tell how things will end up, of course, but you want to give yourself the best odds of making a good impression just in case they turn out to be as interesting, smart and attractive after an evening out together as they seem now. There are lots of ways to make a lasting impression on a first date, from the way you look and what you say...

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A Brief History of Aromatherapy

A Brief History of Aromatherapy

We all have a friend who swears by the power of lavender and never leaves the house without a vial of peppermint oil. Aromatherapy has become popular in the last few decades thanks in part to the mainstream promotion of home scenting. More than a passive admiration for ambient fragrance, aromatherapy is an ancient medicinal art in which we use herbs, roots, flowers, and other plant-based raw materials to achieve mind and body wellness. It’s a practice that dates to long before its modern incarnation. What is Aromatherapy? Modern western medicine is a development that has come about within the...

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Naturally Rid Your Home of Bugs, Pests and Insects with 100% Pure Essential Oils

Naturally Rid Your Home of Bugs, Pests and Insects with 100% Pure Essential Oils

In Nature, plants and animals use scent to convey messages. Some plants employ a strong scent to attract pollinator insects; others use repellent fragrances against predators and harmful insects. In time humans have learned to extract aromas from plants in the form of essential oils, and we use them to benefit our physical and emotional wellbeing.  It is well known that some fragrances evoke positive emotions in humans. However, the same essential oils that create feelings of happiness, calm and relaxation in humans can carry a powerful stay-away message to pests. This means that we can enjoy the sublime fragrance...

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