Essential oils

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Lavender for Anxiety: A Powerful Stress-Relieving Herb

The most legendary use of lavender is to help calm the body and mind. Find out how lavender for anxiety may be your next favorite remedy. Lavender has been used traditionally for many health issues, including infections, pain, improving mood, and digestive relief.  Impressively, lavender today is approved by the European Medicine Agency for use …

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13 Powerful Lavender Essential Oil Uses

Lavender (Lavendula augustifolia) is a flowering plant that has been used for over 2000 years as an essential oil and used in foods to treat health concerns. The amount of evidence for lavender health benefits is actually quite remarkable when you put it all together. However, many websites claim that lavender essential oil uses are seemingly endless. Is this based in research? Let’s explore the scientifically proven lavender essential oil uses that we can apply today.

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9 Fascinating Grapefruit Benefits + History

Grapefruit benefits for health are numerous, including supporting a healthy weight, heart health, immunity, and more.  Here is an in-depth review of the research supporting grapefruit benefits. Grapefruit Benefits Overview The benefits of grapefruit are emerging in research today.  Grapefruit is rich in antioxidants and may help with many aspects of health.  These include: Rich in …

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Best Frankincense Oil for Health

Best Frankincense Essential Oil Brands to Use Therapeutic Grade Oils are guaranteed to be pure. There are only two brands that meet this criterion: Doterra Young Living Both of these brands are comparable in price. However, the accessibility of this purity is not available readily for the consumer with the Young Living brand. Doterra is …

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Cardamom Essential Oil Uses: Plants as Medicine

Cardamom essential oil uses are many.  This precious spice oil comes from the seed of the cardamom plant from steam distillation. Steam distillation of plants for medicine dates back as far as 2000 years ago. Cardamom oil may help the body because it helps immunity, acts as a decongestant, antioxidant, expectorant, tonic, carminative, and has …

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