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Top 10 Uses for Lemon Essential Oil

10 Uses for Lemon Essential Oil

1. A Cure for Laundry Neglect. Lemon essential oil takes out ALL odor when you forget and leave your load of laundry in the washer way too long!

2.Stop Grease in its Tracks. You just fixed your bike. Your hands are black and greasy. Soap alone won’t remove the grease, but lemon oil mixed with your soap will. Lemon oil is a great de-greaser!

3. Disinfect the Disgusting. You can add lemon oil to a spray bottle of water and attack what may be living in your range hood, on your tables, counter tops and other surfaces. For some extra chemical-free firepower, a little vinegar is a traditional favorite.

4. Love Your Luster. Bring your furniture back to life with lemon oil! Just add a few drops of lemon oil to olive oil for a non-toxic furniture polish. Lemon oil leaves a beautiful shine, prevents fine wood finishes from drying out, and replaces lost moisture in antique woods as it penetrates worn finishes.

5. Control an Aphid Invasion, Naturally. Aphids -- thos…

Top 10 Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil

10 Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil

1. Calm a Tempest. Just one drop of peppermint oil rubbed on the stomach or taken internally can calm indigestion, an upset stomach or other internal digestive commotion. A must-have when traveling!

2. Restore Vitality in the Mouth. When your breath is sharp and your mouth feels furry, peppermint oil with water (and lemon oil) creates a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse that leaves a lasting crisp, clean feeling.

3. It’s About a State of Mind. Someone’s mental outlook can be a game changer. If they are shocked, stressed out or nervous, peppermint oil may help restore feelings of normalcy and balance.

4. Cool the Joints. When the ravages of time wreak havoc on your joints, leaving that hot and achy feeling, peppermint oil mixed with lavender oil cools like an ice bath, but you to stay warm and dry.

5. Feel Full, Faster. Satiety. It’s about feeling full, and not overeating. The aroma of peppermint oil has the ability to make you feel full, faster…especi…
Why I use essential oils? 
Have you ever felt totally helpless to help your child or someone you love? Have you ever wanted a better way to care for your loved ones that is safe, natural, and effective? For years, I was the mom who would ride out colds as best we could because I didn't want to go to the doctor and follow recommendations I didn't believe in. I knew there had to be another way to take care of my family in a safe, natural way. Along the way, through some reading, I discovered essential oils. I went to a local health food store and put several to use. For years, I dabbled with some success. 
About 5 years ago, I was introduced to a new line of essential oils that changed my world! The purity, the quality, and effectiveness was beyond my previous experience. As a wife, mother, and woman my mind was opened to the opportunities and possibilities! Here are some of the reasons I use essential oils:
1. doTERRA essential oils work! Because of purity and potency, I got grea…
Be the Change
Over the last couple of months, I have been watching with awe and sadness at the many atrocities that are being committed worldwide along with the political division that is dividing the United States. There are times when I feel overwhelmed and discouraged about the future for my children. It is in these moments that I remember that I may not be able to control the world events and heartache, but I can control who I am and what I can contribute to the world. I can choose each day to find ways to help my neighbor, love my children, share hope and kindness with a friend, and be a catalyst for goodness in this world. I can begin a ripple of change for myself, my family, my neighborhood, my community, and on... It starts with me. 
One of my favorite books of all times is "The Slight Edge" by Jeff Olson. The premise is that each day we make choices that compound over time to our benefit or detriment. For example, if I choose to eat cheeseburgers, fries, and milksha…