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Pregnancy and Essential Oils. Is it safe to use essential oils while you’re pregnant?

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Pregnancy and Essential Oils. Is it safe to use essential oils while you’re pregnant?

  Today I would like to discuss the use of essential oils during pregnancy. Is aromatherapy worth a shot during this time? Will it affect the baby? Are there known birth defects associated with aromatherapy? It will be hard to answer these questions directly since it’s hard to find studies regarding this matter. For studies to be conducted, a number of pregnant women should be subjected and risked of birth defects, so most of the related literature are of animal testings and tests on artificial skin. There are terms that we need to be familiar with in order to safely...

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DIY Coffee Scrub

DIY Coffee Scrub

  Coffee based skincare products are getting popular at the moment. And for all the right reasons! Caffeine which is found in coffee, tea, cocoa and soft drinks is a natural stimulant for the brain, keeping us alive, alert, awake and enthusiastic. That is why it so good to drink coffee in the morning. Caffeine also helps to firm and tighten the skin when used as a scrub.  Together with sugar, coffee scrub is a mild exfolliant that removes dead skin cells, and improves the texture of our skin, giving it a good healthy youthful glow. Here is a simple coffee...

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Aromatherapy and its benefits

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Aromatherapy and its benefits

  Aromatherapy is the use of natural oils extracted from different plant parts such as flowers, barks, stems, roots, and leaves to improve the emotional, physical, spiritual and mental well-being of a person. It contains a lot of benefits for the body and can be applied in many ways like: massaging, reed diffuser, scented candles, oil burners, immersion or topical application. It is a form of alternative medicine that has been growing its popularity over the years. Here are some of the benefits that aromatherapy can offer you as it is an alternative way of healing. Helps fight depression Some...

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How To Remove Stubborn Stains On Fabrics

How To Remove Stubborn Stains On Fabrics

When you love something, you try your best to keep it in pristine condition. Unfortunately, there are a lot of accidents that can happen when you least expect them to. The worst way to ruin your clothes, your mat or anything in the house is to be stained. Stains vary from the simplest juice stain to blood stains that seem so hard to remove. Try some of these tips to get through most common stains that are bound to ruin your day. Common Stains and Removal Process   Age stains When clothes or pieces of fabric get stored in the...

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How To Make Your Own Mala

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How To Make Your Own Mala

How to Make Your Own Mala  What exactly is a mala and what are its benefits? If you’ve never heard about mala beads before, it is a string of beads which you can use to count your mantras. Typically, a full mala has around 108 or 27 counting beads. If you are into yoga or meditation, a mala can come in handy as a meditation aid. Another good thing about it is that it is fashionable and you can wear them around your neck, wrists or hang them somewhere inside your house. Creating a mala can be a hobby you can do...

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