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November 11, 2016

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Quick Tips on How To Use Essential Oils, Nature's Medicine

Essential oils ~ everybody is talking about them.  I have had many people say to me, “I want to start using essential oils, but I don’t know what to do with them.” Essential oils are fragrant, highly concentrated natural constituents that are found in plants. They are what give the plant its characteristic odor and contain the healing power of the plant from which it was extracted. Simply put, they are nature’s provision to help improve and heal our bodies and the environment around us.

There are really no limits to the benefits of essential oils, and there are many ways you can use and apply them daily to improve your overall health and environment in your home, office or the places you spend your time.

In this segment, I am going to talk about our Immune Boost oil, which is a combination of clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils, most commonly known as Thieves® oil.  By themselves, the list of each oil’s benefits is astonishing, but combined in this powerful blend, the benefits are plentiful!

Here is a quick list of how Immune Boost can help:

  • Boosts immune support 
  • Helps support healthy lung function
  • Supports healthy sinus function
  • Helps alleviate minor aches and pains
  • Make your own DIY cleaner to disinfect around the home
  • Purifies the air and eliminates odors
  • Prevents wound infections and promotes faster healing
  • Promotes lymphatic detoxing
  • Reduces joint pain and discomfort
  • Fights toe nail fungus
  • Relieves bee stings and insect bites

This short list gives you an idea of just a few things Immune Boost can do, but we encourage you to do research and learn more about this amazing oil and its vast list of benefits.  Explore it and use your imagination ~ you’ll be surprised at what you can do with it!

We want to share a few of the ways we are using Immune Boost to help get you started on the right track, but be creative ~ we’d love to hear how you are using it!

  1. Diffuse it: The most common way, of course, is in a diffuser. They are easy to find.  Check Amazon, Target or Wal*Mart as well as many online options. Follow the directions of your particular diffuser, but basically, it will require purified or distilled water (recommended) and just a few drops of Immune Boost.  Only diffuse this oil for 15-30 minutes at a time to kill airbone bacteria and improve the conditions in your surrounding area.  This is great for cold and flu season!
  2. Apply it: Mix two drops of Immune Boost into 1 teaspoon of a carrier oil. We recommend organic extra-virgin coconut oil, but olive oil or any other carrier oil will work just fine.  Apply it to the bottom of your feet for an immune boost, or on your chest and lungs for congestion, infection or trouble such as bronchitis. For laryngitis, apply to your throat. There are many maladies that topically-applied Immune Boost can help with.
  3. Clean with it: Add a few drops to your pump soap or household cleaners. It is highly anti-bacterial and is great for killing germs. We recommend making your own DIY cleaner instead! This is what we use: 2 cups distilled or purified water, 1/2 cup white vinegar, 1 teaspoon castile soap (go light on soap), 3/4 cup hydrogen peroxide and 10 drops of Immune Boost ~ works like a charm!
  4. Disinfect with it: Add a few drops to your dishwasher, dish water or washing machine ~ it’s a great disinfectant for those tough to clean dishes and leaves your clothes smelling good!
  5. Inhale it: If you’re short on time, keep your bottle with you and swirl the bottle under your nose a few times a day to help with lung congestion, feeling under the weather, relieve allergy symptoms and headache, promote focus and uplift your mood! There are so many great benefits to inhaling Immune Boost!

Check out our video below, and let us know how you’re using it! 

http://tinyurl.com/ecodivaImmuneBoost

All of our oils are 100% pure therapeutic grade oils, so you can count on quality every time, so shop our site and get started today!

 

 

 

 

 

September 09, 2015

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Wondering what eco diva is all about?

We want to share a little bit about eco diva and what we believe in! Check out our YouTube video for more information, but here are a few things we hope you enjoy!  

YouTube video: http://tinyurl.com/myecodiva  

Founded in 2008 in Nashville, TN, the idea behind eco diva was born out of a desire to design personal care products that were truly natural, chemical free and affordable. After months of trial runs and using friends as guinea pigs, we began creating products that contain no chemical or synthetic ingredients. 

Many of our clients have skin sensitivities, so we choose only pure and natural ingredients that are organic when possible, plant-based and biodegradable. Each ingredient is chosen with the environment in mind, and all of our products are created using strict sustainable practices in order to keep our eco-footprint at a minimum.  

We have pediatricians, an allergist, dog groomers and a dog rescue that use our products and give out samples to their patients and pooches ~ all of which have benefited greatly from using eco diva!

Our products are sold in stores, salons and wineries all over the Nashville area as well as Asheville, NC, farmer’s markets and online.

We are a company that holds honesty and integrity close to our heart, and we believe in giving back! 10% of all sales go to organizations and charities that we believe in such as International Missions Project ~ http://www.intlmissions.org/ ~  and our bug spray travels all over the world on missions trips and out onto the streets of Nashville for the homeless.  We support two great organizations that minister to and help meet the needs of Nashville’s homeless.  Here are their links:

Place of Hope:  http://placeofhopeinternational.com/home/

Beautiful Eyes Ministry:  https://www.facebook.com/beautifuleyesministry/info?tab=page_info

We never tire of the success stories we hear, and every day we are thankful to God to be able to do what we love most! 

eco diva is also sold at FirefliesWhite's MercantileThe Good CupNatchez Hills Winery at Fontanel and Pumpkin Doodle.  For wholesale distribution, please contact us for more information.

 

 

 

 

August 05, 2015

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Is your sunscreen safe? Thoughts, tips and info on SunWise sunscreen!

Knowing what ingredients are in your sunscreen, good and bad, will go a long way in helping you protect your skin safely!   “Real-world observations of sunscreen use show that actual protection is limited far more by the amount applied and how often it is reapplied than by the SPF.” 

 

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March 09, 2015

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Fun facts about bug me not bug spray

Here are some fun facts you may not know about bug me not bug spray!

  • The very first batch was made in 2007 for our son because the mosquitoes love him! It has gone through four recipe iterations since.
  • It was originally called bite me not until 2010, when the name was changed to bug me not.
  • bug me not was included in the Country Music Awards Celebrity Swag Bags in 2011.
  • We bottle an exclusive recipe for Moonshine Hill under the name Hillbilly Critter Ritter. 
  • bug me not has traveled to many countries including Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Africa, Cuba and even as far as Iceland! 
  • People submit their bug me not pictures from all over the world for our Facebook "On The Road Again" picture album, and we love it! Maybe yours will be next!
  • bug me not was featured on Talk of the Town News Channel 5 on Earth Day 2012.
  • bug me not is now being sold in nine different venues which include a variety of upscale boutiques, salons, pet shops and wineries.

And there you go....now you know some random facts about bug me not!

 

 

 

January 20, 2015

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Your Dog Rocks!

Here are some fun facts you may not know about our doggy wash!

• A local dog groomer’s persistent requests for a dog shampoo was the inspiration for our doggy wash flea & tick in 2013. It has gone through two recipe improvements since!

• Our first batch ever was used in a photo shoot for Nashville Paw Magazine at Moonshine Hill. See the article here (don’t miss our shampoo on page 19): 
http://www.omagdigital.com/publication/…

• We make our doggy wash with gentle castile soap (made from plant sources), apple cider vinegar (a mild insect repellant that soothes dry, irritated skin, calms hot spots, controls dandruff and adds a shine to your pet’s coat), vegetable glycerin (a natural emollient that softens and soothes your pet’s skin) and essential oils excellent for flea & tick control!

• It has been confirmed that at least two people use our doggy wash on their own hair! I guess what’s good for the dog is good for their person too!

• Used in conjunction with our eczema relief oil, many dogs have found relief from a variety of skin problems. Dog rescue groups have been using this method much to veterinarians’ pleasant surprise!

• Our doggy wash is being used from the West Coast to the East Coast and can be found in several upscale boutiques, shops and pet stores!

• We have received many testimonies from all over about how our doggy wash has helped your sweet pets greatly, and we cherish each and every one of them! It smells amazing, and your dog will LOVE it!