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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Beard Oil

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Beard Oil

What Is Beard Oil? Beards are trendy right now, but beard oil has been around since, well, at least since Mesopotamian men used sesame oil to condition their rather awesome looking beards. Beard oils still contain natural carrier oils along with essential oils or fragrance. It leaves you with a shinier, healthier beard and treats problems such as itchy skin, beard dandruff, and acne. Adding essential oils provides both a light scent and various therapeutic values. For example, cedarwood has a wonderful soft, woodsy smell and is know to be antiseptic, antibacterial, and antifungal. It helps with itchy skin and is very grounding. Rosemary...

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20 Ways to Clean with Lemon Essential Oil

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20 Ways to Clean with Lemon Essential Oil

For the month of January, buy one or more of our diffuser pendants, and we'll add in a bottle of lemon essential oil for free. Since we love to do our spring cleaning early, we've listed just some of the ways you can use this versatile, wonderfully fresh-smelling oil to clean around your home.  1. All-Purpose Kitchen Cleaner Add 2 1/2 cups of water, 2 teaspoons of liquid castile soap, and 10 to 20 drops of lemon essential oil to a spray bottle for a fresh-smelling all-purpose kitchen spray. 2. Sticker Residue Remover Just add undiluted lemon oil to a cotton ball...

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Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil

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Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil

We love lavender. We both grow it in our gardens, and we are lucky enough to live near Mountain Farm, a lavender, blueberry, and dairy goat farm. (One of Kathy's dreams is to have a lavender and goat farm, even though she doesn't really like the taste of goat goat cheese or goat's milk.) Bonnie's daughters at the lavender farm a few years back. Lavender is one of the most widely used essential oils because it is so versatile: it's calming and relaxing but also uplifting. Lavender played an important role in the start of "modern" essential oil use. In 1910, French...

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Save the Bees!

Save the Bees!

Where would we BEE without these amazing insects? Three-quarters of the world's plant species rely on pollinators for reproduction. What happens when those pollinators become extinct? For the first time in the United States, seven species of bees native to Hawaii have been placed on the endangered species list. The next type of bee that could be listed as endangered, the “rusty patched” bumble bee, is native to North Carolina and 11 other states. It’s estimated the population of ‘rusty patched’ bumble bees has dropped over 90-percent in the past 20 years. U.S. honey bees and thousands of other native bee...

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