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Herb Your Enthusiasm 3: Preservation

It's been 3 months since I planted my first herb garden, which includes Lemongrass, Basil, Peppermint, Lavender, Rosemary and Oregano. No one is more surprised than me that the herbs are alive, growing and thriving - disproving my notions that... Continue Reading →

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More Peppermint, Please

It was the first day of July and not 1,000 degrees outside as it normally is in Middle Tennessee, but rather windy with storms threatening. However, I felt like it was 1,000 degrees. I had set the thermostat as low... Continue Reading →

Debunking and Testing: Certifiable 3

How many lemons are in a 15 ml bottle of lemon essential oil? Do essential oils expire? How do you test the purity of essential oils? The answers to these questions are just a few of the things I've learned,... Continue Reading →

Herb Your Enthusiasm 2: Determined

I was so proud of myself for finally getting my herb garden started. The next night, a torrential downpour washed my pride away. I was more than a little peeved, wanting to shake my fist at the sky and questioning... Continue Reading →

4 Bottles of Oils on the Wall

  Welcome to the 22nd and last installment of 99 Bottles of Oils on the Wall! This series began a year ago, with each installment featuring information on 5 or less Young Living Essential Oils singles and blends from my... Continue Reading →

Happy 2-Year Oiliversity to Me and You!

Last month marked 2 years since I began my essential oils journey. As I started reflecting on the many ways in which I've incorporated essential oils into my everyday life and the ways in which essential oils have helped me,... Continue Reading →

Dimple Dinger Soap: Make & Break 5

I have to credit my friend, Brandy, for being the inspiration behind this divine smelling soap, though the thought behind the bar wasn't scent, but rather a means to diminish the unsightly effects of cellulite. Brandy also came up with... Continue Reading →

16 Bottles of Oils on the Wall: Infused 7

Welcome to the 20th installment of 99 Bottles of Oils on the Wall! What could be one of the longest running blog series is back, after a 4-month hiatus. If you're tuning into this series for the first time, for... Continue Reading →

Vanilla Rose Bath Salts: Make & Break 4

Happy New Year! And welcome to Oils & Spoils first blog of 2017. So, while whipping up some batches of staples for my home and Etsy¬†shop (Lavender and Falling for You bar soaps and Peppermint lip balm), I decided to... Continue Reading →

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