Keep Spiders Away with Peppermint

By Marilyn Zink Be sure to like us on Facebook to get updated on new posts. Insects like spiders come out in the fall, creeping into houses to hide where it’s warm. Spider webs are everywhere, with big, fat spiders lurking nearby that end up in our faces and air whenever we accidentally run into…



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Soothing Peppermint for Wasp Stings

By Marilyn Zink Today I got stung by a wasp. I had gone all summer avoiding them and today I accidentally sat on one. Yes, annoying. But I have a tendency to swell up quite badly so I was anxious about it. I quickly got some ice and put that on the sting, holding it…



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Boys, Bees and Mint

By Marilyn Zink Once upon a time there was an active little boy who had an experience with bees. Actually, it was more like a confrontation and they were wasps. This little boy was my son Marcus (who’s 19 now, love him to bits. He’s about 8 or 10 in the photo with his favourite…



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The Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

By Marilyn Zink Lavender is one of the most popular herbs for use as an essential oil. It’s fresh, clean scent is extracted from the flowers of the lavender plant through steam distillation. It is also popular because it has so many uses from perfume to hair care, relaxation, ¬†insomnia, anxiety, nervous tension, sore muscles,…



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Peppermint’s Wonderful Uses for Christmas

By Marilyn Zink Peppermint is one of the herbs that is popular at Christmastime. What would a candy cane be without peppermint? But peppermint is also popular in hot chocolate mixes and in chocolate treats, such as peppermint bark or a square or dessert. While peppermint has a wonderful, breath-freshing flavour, it also has many…



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Cleansing with Essential Oils

Our minds are busy with the never ending “to do” list, our organs clogged with toxins from our food and environment and our bodies are stiff with neglect – what is left? There is no space for anything else. Time to cleanse! Traditionally when we think of cleansing, it sends wild thoughts of being trapped…



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Essential Oils for an Aching Body

By Marilyn Zink It’s becoming achy season. The time of year when bodies get sore due to a virus that is going around – causing sore throats, headaches and fatigue along with achiness. What do you do when you have an achy body and all you want to do is relax on the couch or…



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Going Green with Natural Perfumes

By Suzy Larsen If you can no longer wear commercial fragrances due to allergies or sensitivities; or if you no longer choose to wear them because you demand a natural alternative, then join a growing population who are turning to Natural or Botanical Perfumery. Until the mid 19th century botanical essences from roots, flowers, seeds,…



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Aromatherapeutic Treatment For Gastroenteritis

By Green Valley Aromatherapy What is it? Gastroenteritis is an inflammation and irritation of the digestive tract. Its frequency of occurrence in the United States makes it second only to the common cold. What is the cause? While there are many causes of gastroenteritis, the most common ones are infecting organisms such as viruses, bacteria…



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