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Herbal Extracts for Health: Teas, Infusions & Tinctures

Herbal Extracts for Health: Teas, Infusions & Tinctures

Humans have always connected to the innate wisdom of nature as a fundamental source of physical and spiritual health. Our relationship with plants has supported and healed us through millennia, and although herbal medicine is not well supported in modern Western culture, an awakening in conscious health and lifestyle choices is shifting us back toward holistic, plant based remedies. Plants contain a wide array of nutrients we need to survive and thrive. They are a direct link to the energy of the sun and the beneficial microbes that support healthy, living soil. We support the health of our bodies when...

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Aromatherapy Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

Aromatherapy Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

Aside from smelling incredible, lavender essential oil has multiple therapeutic properties and applications ranging from topical to aromatic uses. Even though we love its topical benefits such as aiding in burn relief, our focus is instead on its inhalation benefits and how incorporating lavender aromatherapy into your life can benefit the mind and body. Lavender essential oil is collected from the plant's flowering top through a process of...

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Beeswax: Better Than Paraffin or Soy Wax?

Beeswax: Better Than Paraffin or Soy Wax?

We are obsessed with beeswax here at Solstice Naturals. If you've ever wondered whether the higher price tag is really worth it then you'll want to read on. Is it better than lower priced paraffin and soy waxes? The answer is yes! While you might be tempted with the low-cost of colorful and extremely fragrant candles that line store aisles, keep in mind that more often than not the main ingredient is a paraffin wax. Derived from the petroleum refinement process, paraffin wax emits known toxins such as...

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How to Repel Mosquitoes Naturally with Citronella Essential Oil

How to Repel Mosquitoes Naturally with Citronella Essential Oil

If you're fortunate enough to live in one of the few places where mosquitoes aren't common then lucky you! For the rest of us, especially here in Miami, we know what a nuisance they can be. But for too many of us our options for natural products to keep them away are limited. For most companies looking to cash in on the need to repel mosquitoes, the safety of people gets ignored and extremely toxic chemicals (like DEET) get used. Why is this? All that's really necessary is natural essential oils, for example citronella, cedar, rosemary, or...

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