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    DIY Bath Bombs with Essential Oils and Herbs

    I think I have mentioned it before, but baths are one of my favorite ways to relax and unwind from a full day. What makes baths even better is when you can add a little something to either relax, sooth, or energize. I’ve talked before about DIY Bath Salts, click here to read. So why not also make a Bath bomb? Many bath bombs today are artificial dye mixed with chemicals and maybe a hint of essential oils for smell. When you make your own you insure that all the ingredients are safe and exactly what you like. So when you put in that fizzy ball the perfect mixture of…

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    Essential Oils for Neuropathic Pain.

    Neuropathic Pain. Neuropathic pain or nerve pain can be cause by many different things; like a spinal cord injury, pinched nerve, or some diseases such as diabetes, just to name a few. Nerve pain can be very painful but it also manifests itself as numbness, tingling, and hypersensitivity. I have a spinal cord injury with nerve damage which causes pain, numbness, and tingling. You can read my story here. I have worked with patients for over 10 years and many of them have neuropathy. I have to say that before experiencing it myself I always brushed it off, like maybe they were over reacting. Well I can tell you now…

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    How to Use Essential Oils to Manage Pain.

    Pain is never pleasant whether it is chronic, fleeting, mild, or severe. After my Spinal surgery in 2016, I have had chronic pain in the form of daily headaches/migraines, and neck pain that radiates to my shoulder, and nerve pain in my feet from the spinal cord injury I received during surgery. If you would like to read more about my story click here.  I have used narcotics and over the counter medicine for my pain, but I realized that i am just doing more damage to my body. So what can you do if you have pain but dont want to use, or over use, pain killers? Essential Oils.…

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    DIY Simple Organic Lip Balm

    If you are like me you NEED lip balm! I live in a desert so it is very dry and my lips feel it every day. But here’s the thing I hate buying lip balm. Its expensive and not all brands are created equally. My friend Julrie has made her own lip balm for a long time and I finally jumped on the wagon. I was expecting it to be complicated and time consuming but really you can keep the process very simple. The best part is you control what goes in your lip balm so you can make it from all organic products! Oh and you have lip balm…

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    DIY Bath Salt for Relaxation and Rejuvenation.

    Baths are one of my favorite things! Its a time when I can just relax and let go of the stresses of my day. What makes a bath even better is when it is filled with naturally relaxing and rejuvenating essential oils and herbs. Making your own bath salts with essential oils and herbs is a snap. Below I will give you one of my favorite recipes so you too can enjoy this amazing bath salt soak. What You Will Need. Epsom Salt, 1 Cup Dried Lavender, 2 Tbs Dried Chamomile, 2 Tbs Lavender Essential Oil, 6 Drops Douglas Fir Essential Oil, 6 Drops Air Tight Glass Jar Bowl and…

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    Why You Need a Neck Wedge Today!

    Chronic Neck pain If you have read my ongoing blog series Fight of the Syrinx you know that I had pretty traumatic Spinal surgery in late 2016. If not check out that blog series Here. From this surgery I have near constant pain in my neck. And if we want to get even more specific it is at the base of my skull and where the neck intersects the back (see photo). In the past I have used heavy duty pain killers and muscle relaxers. But these are addictive, bad for your overall health, and left me feeling foggy.  I then switched to mass amounts of ibuprofen and Tylenol. Both also…

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    Get Rid of Cold Sores Naturally

    Stress = Cold Sore I don’t know about you but for me getting a cold sore is one of the most miserable things. Its crazy how something so small can cause so much pain and discomfort. Last week was crazy and stress filled, and wouldn’t you know it all that stress caused a cold sore. Stress is the biggest trigger for me, but you can also get them from too much sun or wind. I know they have some really good medications to take care of cold sores, and I have used them. When I was pregnant with my daughter, Evey, I got one cold sore after another and the…

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    Tips for Easing Childhood Asthma Naturally

    My Son Jasper, my son, is my first born and one of the sweetest boys around. He suffers from asthma and has since he was about 4 months old. He has been on many different treatments for his asthma including; Daily nebulizer treatments, Inhalers with Steroids, and now a twice daily inhaler. When he was six months old and absolutely miserable, having attacks 2-5 times a day, I thought to myself. There HAS to be more I can be doing for my son. I was tired of all the medications, so I started to do a little digging. With that digging I came across essential oils. I thought what the…