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Bonita Barth | Herbalist & Aromatherapist at The Aromatherapist
State of mind is the one thing that can colour every other aspect of our lives – it directly impacts our health and well-being, as well as that of those around us. How can an essential oil influence our state of mind? The answer is pretty simple: inhaling essential oils has a direct effect on the human brain. The chemical balance in our brains is changing constantly. Every impression that passes through our mind causes an alteration that mediates emotion. Essential oils provide a very simple and effective way to change the way we feel. The inhalation of certain essential oils signals the brain to exert endorphins that will bring us back into balance. In other words: adding simple, beautiful, natural scent into our daily routines can make us happy.

This DIY hand soap has a great lavender and mint scent that everyone will love! Kids will love to help make it, and parents will love that it's made with natural, recognizable ingredients. Adding moisturizing carrier oils like almond or jojoba gives it added moisturizing benefits. Ingredients Unscented Liquid Castile Soap Sweet Almond Oil or Jojoba Oil 20 drops of Lavender Oil 15 drops of Peppermint Oil Glass Bottle with Pump   Instructions Fill a liquid soap dispenser container 3/4 of the way with the liquid castile soap. Add 2-3 drops of almond or jojoba oil, and essential oils. Fill the remainder of the container with water, and shake gently to mix. Feel free to play around with other scent blends if lavender and mint isn't for you. And don't forget to check out the rest of our content on aromatherapy! ...

Sponsored by DivaCup Let’s talk tampons (and pads. And periods). The average North American woman uses around 20-25 tampons (or pads/plus pads) during each menstrual period that she has. Many girls begin menstruating around age 11 and continue, like clockwork (barring things like pregnancy), until around the age of 50. That is 40 years of having a monthly period. Over the course of a lifetime of using and tossing, it amounts to as many as 20,000 individual feminine hygiene products, along with their packaging. In case you’re worried about money—and we are all worried about money (because of the wage gap, being mothers, being students, being human)—tampons each cost about $0.30, pads cost a little less. If a woman uses tampons and pads for each period, she is buying and throwing out nearly $10,000 of them over 40 years. Just to manage having her period. If we could invest this amount over...

Have a chocolate craving but want to stay away from processed sugar and sweets? We all know the feeling. That's why we created this craving-busting and healthy cherry chocolate smoothie recipe! It's creamy and has the same flavours you love in Black Forest cake - but it's totally vegan-friendly and free of refined sugar. Plus it packs in a dose of protein! Cherry Chocolate Smoothie Ingredients: 1 scoop of your favourite chocolate protein powder 1 tbsp cacao powder 3/4 frozen cherries 1 cup almond milk 3/4 ice maple syrup (optional, to taste)   Directions: Pour all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Tip: This also makes an awesome smoothie bowl topped with raw cacao nibs, cherries, and coconut flakes. Use 3/4 cup of almond milk instead to make a thicker smoothie if you're opting for a smoothie bowl....