Moving seems to be one of the skills that I am BEST at. As a military brat, I practically spent my childhood moving around, and now as an adult who loves apartment life, I have found myself moving around town, almost as much. This year has been no exception. The Boyfriend, Syfy, and I made a move into a new apartment this summer and boy has it been interesting combining two households! Fortunately, I was able to lighten our load with my easy green cleaning methods throughout our new home, and today I am sharing with you my favorite ways to clean using simple non-toxic methods and essential oils!Continue reading
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I have been racking my brain trying to come up with ways that I can show the boyfriend that I am head over heels in love with him, without buying into the consumerist side of the holiday. We both agreed that we would make each other gifts for our first Valentine's Day together this year, and you know that I excel in the DIY area of gifting, so he's going to get a great Hippy surprise!Continue reading
I don't know about you, but when I hear that Febreze commercial using the slogan “breathe happier,” I tend to get all worked up over it. It is impossible to “breathe happier” when you are breathing in toxins, allergens, and bronchial irritants, all of which are ingredients in Febreze room sprays, candles, and other “air fresheners” sold on the market. I almost feel like all of these companies should be charged with false advertisement, for labeling their products “air fresheners”.
There are a lot of people out there that think that Aromatherapy is literally just about good smelling perfumes, massages, and maybe even some kind of magick. While there is some truth to that, it goes much deeper than that. If you are new to aromatherapy, you are likely wondering just how smelling something like lavender essential oil can help calm a cough or help kill an infection of the chest. You might be wondering just how smelling an essential oil can reduce stress or help you sleep better at night. You're not the only one! This is a common question and the answer starts with how essential oils enter your body. Continue reading
I am most likely going to piss off some people with this post, but the information that I found was too good to keep to myself and keep you guys in the dark. As always, you should do your own research and question everything (even me!!). I ALMOST fell for the ploy. I got really excited because I felt like I was about to embark on a journey into the world of “top quality essential oils”. I thought that the lines I was being fed about these oils being “Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade” (or “CPTG”), “100% pure therapeutic grade”, and “therapeutic quality” meant that these essential oils HAD TO BE THE BEST. I was about to find out that all of these descriptions meant nothing in the eyes of the FDA and the aromatherapy world; they were just that, descriptions. Continue reading