Essential oils

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13 Scientifically-Proven 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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10 Potent Peppermint Essential Oil Uses for Health

Mentha piperita, or the peppermint plant, has been used for centuries as a medicinal herb and in cooking. Peppermint is found in many cleaning products, teas, candies, and stomach medicines today. Peppermint oil is also steam extracted into essential oil from the leaves for its health benefits. Experts in essential oils always have this powerful oil on hand. Here are 10 potent peppermint essential oil uses. You will most certainly find a use for it right away.

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Lavender for Anxiety

The most legendary use for 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.  Lavender today is approved by the European Medicine Agency for use to relieve stress …

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How to Treat Acid Reflux Naturally

Heartburn medications are given out with broad liberties, almost as if there are no consequences to their use. Heartburn drugs, or proton pump inhibitors, such as Prilosec and Nexium, are now over-the-counter, allowing anyone to take them. There are deep and far-reaching consequences to taking these medicines long-term, and no one is talking about them.   It …

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