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Jojoba Oil

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Jojoba oil is the liquid produced in the seed of the Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) plant, a shrub, which is native to southern Arizona and California, and to Mexico.  We call this liquid an “oil”, but it’s actually a wax.  It’s very similar to the oil produced by our skin.  It’s an emollient, which means it softens and soothes the skin.  Use jojoba oil by applying directly to the hair, skin, or nails.  Or blend it with essentials oil make it even more useful.

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Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Last week we talked about the best oils to have in your arsenal, both essential and carrier oils.  Coconut oil is one that should make an appearance both in your kitchen, and bathroom cabinets.  This “cure-all” oil makes an appearance in many kitchen recipes and personal care products.  It can be used for frying, moisturizer, oil pulling, pretty much anything.  If we were to write down its uses, the list would be endless.

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Must Have Essential and Carrier Oils

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Oils (essential or carrier) are a big thing now.  Actually, they’ve always been a big deal.  They hit the mainstream a few years ago.  Cave paintings suggest essentials oils were used as far back as 4500 B.C.  However, the use of the term aromatherapy dates back to the early 1900s.

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Clutter…How Much Does It Matter?

Clutter

Clutter doesn’t sound like a common topic in a health & wellness blog.  Workouts, water intake, and motivation are, perhaps, the first things to come to mind when talking about fitness.  Clutter is something we only think about when it comes “spring cleaning” or when it’s time to move.  Even when we’re forced, we look at decluttering as a daunting task that we want to get over with as quickly as possible.

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Self Care Importance

Self-Care

Self-care should always be top of mind.  Not only important, self-care is necessary to keep a healthy body and sound mind.  You know the saying, “You can’t pour from an empty cup.”?  It’s true!  If you don’t have time, money, patience, love, or anything else, you can’t expect to give that to others.  No matter how much or what we try to give; time, money, patience, love, if we don’t have it, we can’t give it.  It’s impossible!  Think of self-care as a gift to others.  The better you feel, the more you’ll have to share with others.

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Resolutions are out…Progress is In!

Resolutions

Resolutions are common this time of year. But, resolutions may not the best way to set goals. Resolutions are usually all or nothing. This is usually not the best way to approach growth. Growth doesn’t happen over happen overnight. But rather bit by bit.  Because of this, resolutions don’t usually work.  According to studies, only 8% of people actually keep their New Year’s resolutions.

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