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Tea Tree Oil Detox

Tea Tree Oil Detox

When making the switch from commercial antiperspirants to Live Whole Be Free’s all natural, organic deodorant, I highly recommend starting with a 3-day tea tree oil detox to remove the toxins from your body.  For three days, you wear only a drop of tea tree oil under each arm. You can purchase tea tree oil at any specialty grocery [...]

May 28, 2014 Melissa Villamizar Essential Oils 0

Peace & Calming Essential Oil

Peace & Calming Essential Oil

Ahhh, just the name itself calms my nerves. So what is Peace & Calming you ask? About six months ago, I was asking that very same question. In short, Peace & Calming is a Godsend for those suffering from stress, anxiety, depression and/or tension that want natural ways to relieve these symptoms. Anxiety disorders are the [...]

March 30, 2014 Melissa Villamizar Essential Oils, Postpartum 0

Natural Remedies – Strep Throat, Cold + Flu

Natural Remedies – Strep Throat, Cold + Flu

You know the feeling. The mildly sore throat that quickly takes a turn for the worst and leaves you feeling like your swallowing knives? Or the sinus headache or flu bug that so kindly paid you a visit? Here are some natural remedies to help get you back on your feet! Bacteria-Killing Garlic ACV Tea [...]

March 4, 2014 Melissa Villamizar Essential Oils, Health, Recipes 0

Farewell Toxicity, Hello Essential Oils

Farewell Toxicity, Hello Essential Oils

Rewind to about 8 years ago, and I’m not sure I would have known what you were talking about if you mentioned essential oils to me. At that time I was lathering my skin in scented lotions and my hair in scented products, burning candles throughout the house, you name it. I started to become [...]

February 20, 2014 Melissa Villamizar Essential Oils, Lifestyle 0

What Are Essential Oils?

What Are Essential Oils?

If you are into this “crunchy” stuff, you’ve probably heard essential oils come up in conversation. If you’re not sure what they are, get ready because your mind is about to be blown! The healing power and versatility of EOs is absolutely astounding. I only wish I had known about them sooner! Essential oils are [...]

February 3, 2014 Melissa Villamizar Essential Oils, Lifestyle 0

Homeopathic Remedies for Teething Babies

Homeopathic Remedies for Teething Babies

Oh my goodness…guess who’s teething?! Yes, our little bundle of joy has just about every tooth possible coming in at once. Between the teething and the virus he picked up, he’s been a mess and consequently, so is Mom. But that’s another story. As far as the teething goes, I have been lucky to talk [...]

January 2, 2014 Melissa Villamizar Children 0

Organic Diaper Rash Prevention & Treatment

Organic Diaper Rash Prevention & Treatment

Being a new mom, I’m terrified of many things, mostly of things I can’t control. That’s why when it comes to things that I CAN control, I’m taking extra care to be sure I give my son the very best. This leads me to a discussion on diaper rash. Prior to our baby’s birth, I [...]

October 8, 2013 Melissa Villamizar Children, Essential Oils, Parenthood, Pregnancy, Recipes 0

My Natural Childbirth

My Natural Childbirth

As I sit down to write this, my sweet baby boy is 5 days old (posting at 3 weeks). It has taken me this long to be able to process and come to terms with everything that happened during the last few days of my pregnancy, labor and delivery and the first few days postpartum. [...]

October 1, 2013 Melissa Villamizar Children, Motivation, Pregnancy 0

All-Natural Deodorant Holiday 4-Pack

All-Natural Deodorant Holiday 4-Pack

That’s right, another deodorant post! Hey, I can’t help it if these puppies are a hit! They work, they’re good for you and they’re much cheaper than buying from a specialty store. So, without further adieu, I give to you, the holiday 4-pack! These babies are the PERFECT stocking stuffers! Or…keep them for yourself! These [...]

October 24, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Health 2

Not Your Mom’s “Diet”

Not Your Mom’s “Diet”

Growing up I witnessed my mom struggle through numerous fad diets – Cabbage Soup Diet, No Carbs Diet, Fat-Free Foods Diet, etc. I also noticed that although she may have reached a goal weight utilizing these fad diet methods, but she could never maintain it. 90-95% of the people that go on a diet will [...]

October 11, 2012 Holly Alexander Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition 0