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Everyday Essential Oils: Thieves

I made one resolution in 2014 and that was to enter into the world of essential oils. I know I have a lot of readers who are leaps and bounds ahead of me on this -- and I am eager to learn from you and share with you. The rest of you, I hope you are coming along for the ride because I am really excited about this! What are Essential Oils and Why Use Them Essential oils are the natural, aromatic liquids that protect plants against disease, insects, and other environmental conditions. Their innate properties make them powerfully therapeutic for humans as well, promoting overall health, and supporting both physical and emotional … [Continue Reading...]

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