Need to Get Centered? Just breathe…

Do you ever feel like you’re just not centered?  Or that your life is in a whirlwind and you need some down time to focus?  But how and when – you have so much going on???? I have those times too.  When I’m feeling like I’m truly wired and just need to come back down I have a few things I like to do: […]

Need to Get Centered? Just breathe…2018-03-05T18:15:39-04:00

Are there phthalates in your personal care products?

Along my chemical free journey I learned about a chemical compound called a phthalate.  Now there are many different kinds and not all have been studied but you may recognize the most common one – BPA (bisphenol A) – that’s the one a lot of manufacturers have been removing from their plastic bottles and such. […]

Are there phthalates in your personal care products?2018-02-26T15:19:05-04:00

Chemical Free Research

When I started on my journey to living chemical free in 2009 I had no idea where to even start. I didn’t realize that all of those personal care products (shampoo, conditioner, soap, face wash etc.) were so toxic! And I had grown up believing that bleach and blue window cleaner were the best ways to get things clean, fresh and safe! […]

Chemical Free Research2018-02-19T10:03:04-04:00

My favorite holiday diffuser blends

There are so many oils to choose from but I do have my favorites.  Some bring back memories - some just make me feel good - and others help me cope with the business of the season.  Let's talk holiday diffuser blends! Christmas Spirit essential oil blend - This blend conists of Orange, Cinnamon and Black Spruce and smells amazing.  It helps evoke feelings and memories tied to the joy of Christmas and simpler, more peaceful moments.  It makes me [...]

My favorite holiday diffuser blends2017-12-05T11:14:47-04:00

Happiness Is A Choice!

Happiness is a choice.  I truly believe that.  Why?  Because I've been able to find the joy in so many small things in life. Let me tell you, my life is not perfect.  I have my days that I get down or there are issues that arise.  I have bills and family and work just like you.  But it's how I choose to see those issues that makes a difference. Have you ever found gratitude in a challenging moment?  For [...]

Happiness Is A Choice!2017-09-08T13:23:36-04:00

Fennel Essential Oil – For What?

Once upon a time I bought a bottle of Fennel essential oil.  I hated the smell and gave it away.  Recently I received 3 bottles of fennel essential oil for free.  So - I have decided that this week "I need to make friends with it" as my friend Lori would say. This morning I did some research on Fennel essential oil and found some interesting information.  Fennel supports healthy digestive function, respiratory function, women's menstrual cycle and possibly sex [...]

Fennel Essential Oil – For What?2017-08-14T11:27:05-04:00

Pet-Friendly Living: Chemical Free Products for Dogs

You’ve probably looked at using safer shampoos, soaps etc., for you and your kids, but what about your dog? What about Fido? Here's 5 things to think about when it comes to a pet-friendly, chemical free home: 1. When you clean your floors do you walk on them barefoot when they are wet? Well Fido does whether he wants to or not. Remember that the pads of his feet touch everything and those toxins get into his body in a [...]

Pet-Friendly Living: Chemical Free Products for Dogs2017-07-27T06:49:35-04:00

Oola: Work Life Balance

Is work/life balance possible? For years we've all been feeling it.  "I need to put the hours in to promote and have more out of my career.  But does my family have to suffer at the same time?"  What about time with friends?"  "I need to work so my finances are in order now and in retirement, but when do I get to have fun?" How many of you feel that way?  I have for years and have always wondered [...]

Oola: Work Life Balance2017-02-21T11:34:06-04:00

Healthy Travel Eating Tips

So we went on a little trip to Florida this week.  One of the things I hate is looking for food in the airport and around the area we stay in for healthy yet inexpensive alternatives for food.  So here are my top tips I thought I'd share with you to make your upcoming vacations easier to deal with. (Don't forget to pack your Essential Oils!) Tips For Healthy Eating On The Go: Pick a hotel that has at least [...]

Healthy Travel Eating Tips2017-02-07T20:50:48-04:00

To Wash Or Not To Wash – Clean Hair Tips

So as I was washing my hair in the shower today (OK - I really only rinsed it as I knew I was wearing it up all day) I started wondering just how often should I wash my hair.  And, what is this dry shampoo thing I've heard others talking about? So I decided to do a little research, and oh boy do the answers vary.  Some say only wash one per week but condition 2-3.  Others say wash 2 [...]

To Wash Or Not To Wash – Clean Hair Tips2017-01-18T09:04:16-04:00