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Lemon Essential Oil Uses & Benefits

Lemon Essential Oil Uses & Benefits

Lemon oil is an essential oil that I use every single day. Lemon oil is a powerful detoxification oil that I add to my water throughout the day. I start my day by adding 1-2 drops of lemon oil along with lemon juice to 16oz of water and drink it. The benefits of this habit aids to naturally cleanse the body and support digeestive function. Although, this is my favorite way to use lemon oil daily, there are numerous benefits and ways to use this citrus oil.

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Lavender Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Lavender is an incredible essential oil. It’s known as the Swiss army knife of essential oils because it has multi-tasking abilities. Lavender is one of the first oils I grab for a number of natural solutions because it’s a powerful adaptogen for the body, which helps support your adrenal system. However, it is truly a jack of all trades and there are many ways that I use lavender oil on a regular basis.

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5 Tips on How to Eat Healthy on Vacation

My husband, Alex, and I just came back from a three week honeymoon trip to Italy! The land of pasta, bread, cheese, wine and gelato! We had an incredible time as we explored Venice, Rome, Florence and Chique Terre.  Before we arrived to Italy, we did some research and prepared ourselves for healthy eating during our trip.  The one thing that I knew about italian cooking is that it’s fresh and simple, which is very important in terms of healthy eating.  It’s not surprising that Italians are very healthy because they use real food in their recipes and these recipes are passed on for many generations. I realize that not everyone is heading to Italy for the summer, so here are some tips for travel anywhere you go this year.  Enjoy!

#1: Eat Veggies.  Eat Fresh.  Eat Seasonally.

Not only are some of the healthiest meals going to be based around veggies (not always easy to find while traveling), and the freshest ones at that, but not surprisingly, the best meals are going to come from fresh ingredients, particularly vegetables grown locally and in season.  Look for restaurants and markets that provide what is in season.  This is a great opportunity to try produce you may not get at home, but might be a new and delicious experience that is very much worth trying.  Forget the familiar, and embrace what is fresh and tasty!

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