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Fragrance is everywhere and it's not just in your perfume, it's also in your personal care products. Because it's classified as a "trade secret" companies DO NOT have to disclose what's included and usually it's hiding toxic chemicals.

Why use synthetic fragrances that can contain hundreds of toxic chemicals, when you can create your own?  I like to put the scent blends that I create in a rollerball for ease of use. 
My current favorite coming out of winter and into spring is: 
  • Base Note ~ 10 drops Cedarwood 
    (Rich, woody aroma... calming, soothing, grounding for mind & body)
  • Middle Note ~ 6 drops Peppermint
    (Cooling sensation ... calming effect on the body, boosts energy, improves mental focus)
  • Top Note ~ 4 drops Sweet Orange
    (Citrusy yet sweet smell ... helps uplift and energize the mind and body)
  • Fill rollerball with Jojoba Oil 
    (Jojoba is the perfect “carrier” to mix with any essential oil or oil recipe that comes into contact with the skin. The properties of Jojoba closely resemble the body’s own natural skin)
Here's a great chart about Top, Middle and Base “fragrance notes” in the classification of essential oils
Let me know if you'd like get together to experiment making your own fragrance.

Be an "Ingredient Detective" and check the labels on all your home and personal care products ~ even so-called "green" companies hide behind the word "fragrance"! My previous blog post What to Avoid: Fragrance gives you more information about this.  We disclose all our ingredients so you will not see the word "fragrance" used in any of our products.  We use unadulterated essential oils, tested for purity, at recommended safe levels in combination with time-tested, beneficial botanical butters, powders, extracts, oils, and waxes, to create our well-loved line of safe products.

Let's gather a few friends together and I can show you a few products you can easily replace with nontoxic alternatives, or I can share a DIY recipe or two 😊 
Healthy Home package (Item #75025)
 ✔️ Dish Soap
 ✔️ Tea Tree Certified Organic Essential Oil
 ✔️ Be Well (Lemon, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree and Peppermint) Certified Organic Essential Oil Blend 

3 piece set for only $29.95
(exp 03/31/17 reg. $39.85)
Orange essential oil 🍊 has a fresh, sweet, citrus smell.

Here are a few benefits:
🍊 Strong anti-inflammatory & anti-septic properties.
🍊 It inhibits microbial growth 
🍊 Uplifting properties
🍊 Soothing to the mind
🍊 Helps to relieve stress 
🍊 Refreshing & relaxing
🍊 Helps with reducing anxiety
🍊 Promotes the production of collagen
🍊 Increases the blood flow to the skin
🍊 Soothes dry, irritated skin
🍊 Soothes acne-prone skin

My favorite way to "Wake-up Happy" is with my diffuser blend of Certified Organic Sweet Orange & Peppermint Essential Oils.

Also with rainy weather... I love to use the Kid's Body Wash and finish with the Kid's Body Lotion because it has the yummy orange/vanilla scent that makes me happy!

We've been diffusing the Tranquility Blend at night (Cedarwood, Lavender, Frankincense, Sweet Orange & Chamomile) for sweet dreams.

Learn more about Orange Oil here:
✔ Organic Facts  Health Benefits of Orange Essential Oil
✔ Natural Living Ideas 19 Reasons Why Every Home Needs A Bottle Of Orange Essential Oil
✔ Dr. Axe Orange Oil — Enhance Your Immunity, Skin & Kitchen!

Orange Essential Oil can be found in these products:

🍊 Sweet Orange Essential Oil
🍊 Tranquility Essential Oil Blend (Cedarwood, Lavender, Frankincense, Sweet Orange & Chamomile)
🍊 Cleanser (face)
🍊 Conditioner 
🍊 Detangler 
🍊 Dream Cream
🍊 Exfoliator (face)
🍊 Hand Soap 
🍊 Hands-on-the-go
🍊 Hyaluronic Acid
🍊 Kid's Body Wash and Shampoo 
🍊 Kid's Massage and Body Lotion 
🍊 Kid's Toothpaste 
🍊 Makeup Remover
🍊 Moisturizer (face)
🍊 Shampoo 
🍊 Spray Deodorant
🍊 Tinted Moisturizers
Lavender is one of the most beloved of nature’s fragrances and its essential oil is among the most versatile, blending well with many other essential oils.  

Here are just a few of the benefits:
🌿 calming, reduces anxiety & emotional stress
🌿 helps heal burns, cuts, wounds
🌿 improves sleep
🌿 reduces inflammation
🌿 prevents scarring
🌿 improves eczema & psoriasis
🌿 cuts down on localized pain
🌿 helps when fighting acne & problem skin
🌿 helps w/ itching & swelling from insect bites
🌿 relieve tension in sore muscles
🌿 slows aging with powerful antioxidants

We usually diffuse our Certified Organic Lavender Essential Oil most nights, but for a change we recently switched to our Tranquility Blend.  Both help relax & calm body and mind, as well as aiding in more restful sleep.  I especially love using in the Lavender Bath Soak in the tub before bed. 

Our Lavender Essential Oil can be found in these products:
(Valentine's Bundle on Special Sale extended thru 02/28/17)
💜 Lavender Essential Oil ~ Certified Organic (#49027)
💜 Tranquility Essential Oil Blend (Cedarwood, Lavender, Frankincense, Sweet Orange & Chamomile) ~ (#49032)
💜 Five Defense Essential Oil Blend (Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Rosemary, Lavender & Eucalyptus) ~ Certified Organic (#49028)
💜 Lavender Bar Soap (#16091)
💜 Lavender Bath Soak (#25020)
💜 Lavender Dream Cream (#16031)
💜 Baby Cream (#13010)
💜 Baby Massage & Body Lotion (#13020)
💜 Baby Wash & Shampoo (#13000)
💜 Boo Boo Stick (#43000)
💜 Eye Cream (#58020)
💜 Hands on the Go (#16081)
💜 Hair Spray (#37061)
💜 Monster Spray (#43030)
💜 Neem-O (#43001)
💜 Spray Deodorant (#16130)
Love ❤️ Our USDA Certified Organic Peppermint essential oil 🌿  It offers so many amazing benefits, and is so refreshing! And what's better than getting it for #free ? I use it for headaches, focus, and w/ some Organic Orange 🍊  essential oil as my "perfume"  ✔️ Ready to start shopping? I can help give you ideas!

✔️ A portion of every sale in Nov will go towards providing Kids Care Kits that contain products they’ll find really useful – and safe – during their hospital stay. Learn more here

... here are some great articles for more benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil!

✔️ PUREhaven Essentials blog Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil   
✔️ Dr. Axe Peppermint Oil Uses & Benefits 

Happy Independence Day! Here's what I'm doing now for our Ginger ~ currently the Lavender is diffusing, the ThunderShirt is on, and she is sleeping :-) Homeopathy Phosphorus 30C is at the ready just in case.

Here's a great article from Primally Inspired:  Natural Remedy If Your Dog Is Scared Of Fireworks Or Thunderstorms

We just spent 8 days and 44 hours (!) in the car. We had a lovely time reconnecting w/ friends & relatives and I'm so thankful that we had the opportunity & flexibility to take this trip.  Here are some of my "Road Trip Survival" items.

ESSENTIAL OILS: Sweet Orange, Peppermint & Lavender are my favs, and the battery operated DIFFUSER (from SpaRoom) helped us keep alert while driving, refresh stale hotel rooms, and when we passed "interesting" smelling areas ~ like lots of cows & chickens.  ;-)

SNACKS & WATER:  Raw almond butter to add protein to the usually carb heavy free breakfasts (I like to add it to my waffles w/ a banana or to oatmeal), organic beef jerky, nuts, protein bars, and lots of water.

PERSONAL CARE: Of course I like to travel with my PUREhaven Essentials non-toxic items ❤️.  I love our Hands-on-the-Go for quick hand cleaning, and I put our Hand Soap in a small foaming bottle since I can’t stand using the drying (smelly fragrance & toxic) hotel soap.

MUSIC: what road trip would be complete without some rousing renditions of some favorites? We’re pretty eclectic in our taste from Musicals (nothing like Phantom of the Opera when driving at night!), 80’s rock (don’t judge!), Oldies, Classical, Praise & Worship, and Movie Soundtracks.

What are your Road Trip Travel MUST haves?