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Essential Oils for Lower Back Support

Essential Oils for Lower Back Support

Isn’t it funny how we take our backs for granted until they give us trouble? If you’re looking for a natural way to provide lower back support, give this essential oil combo a try.  It’s my favorite!

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Looking for a nontoxic sunscreen that doesn't turn your skin white? You'll love this natural tinted sunscreen!

Natural Tinted Sunscreen Review

Good news: It’s now possible to wear natural sunscreen without looking like Casper the Friendly Ghost.  Woot! I’m so excited to have discovered this natural tinted sunscreen!  Read on for all the details…

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Easy DIY Cooling Spray | Roots & Boots

Easy DIY Cooling Spray

Are you hot?  I sure am!  We’ve had a major for the east coast heat wave over the past few weeks.  Which is why I’m so thankful for this easy way to cool off…

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Easy to make, easy to use. Skip the sketchy ingredients and treat your mouth to this simple (yet powerful) mouthwash with essential oils.

How to Make the Perfect Mouthwash with Essential Oils

Want to know a secret? I don’t floss my teeth. A friend once shared that every time he goes to the dentist, they tell him he should floss his teeth every day.  His response?  “Okay.” Every time they tell him, and every time he does nothing about it. I feel the same way!  I know I should floss…

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The Perfect Sugar Scrub in 3 Easy Steps

The Perfect Sugar Scrub in 3 Easy Steps

UPDATE: Y’all, I love this perfect sugar scrub so much that I’ve improved it even more…and I made a little video to tell you all about it!  Guess what: My new and improved scrub recipe is super scoopable! Insert happy dance. Everyone loves a good sugar scrub. Even nine-year-old boys, apparently.  Older Bro has completely…

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How to Prepare for a Natural C-Section

How to Prepare for a Natural C-Section

Know your options Every mother-to-be should know her options for childbirth. Some mamas plan for a regular, natural birth but find out late in the game that a c-section is required. Other mamas know early on their delivery will require surgery. Either way, the more you know–and the more you prepare–the better your experience will…

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Is Your Root Canal Making You Sick? | Roots & Boots

Is Your Root Canal Making You Sick?

You know your yellow tooth is an eyesore when little children, including your own, begin to ask…. What’s wrong with your tooth? Why is your tooth yellow? The truth is, my ever-darkening front tooth is dead.  According to my former dentist, it requires a root canal.  Several years ago, I might have agreed.  In fact, over fifteen years…

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I got a Diva Cup for Christmas

You know you’re crunchy when…you find a Diva Cup in your Christmas stocking. It’s true. Actually, I bought the Diva Cup myself, because I’d been wanting to try one and because several years ago Mr. Native Texan and I settled into a nice arrangement: 

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Essential Oil Gargle Recipe for Irritated Throats

Essential Oil Gargle Recipe for Irritated Throats

Any time my throat starts to feel a little irritated, I use this simple Essential Oil Gargle Recipe for Irritated Throats.  I swear by it!

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17 DIY Essential Oil Gifts

17 DIY Essential Oil Gifts

I’m a big fan of handmade gifts!  The useful kind, not the tacky hand crocheted sweater or macrame wall hanging kind. I’ve rounded up 17 of my favorite DIY Essential Oil Gifts, plus a few bonus gifts that don’t require essential oils. Cost effective, simple to make, and completely safe and nontoxic, these gifts can apply to…

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