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DIY Essential Oil Diffuser

Photo by Nassima RothackerDiffusers remind me of super fancy bathrooms in really expensive restaurants. Well, guess what. This one costs under a fiver and you can make it smell like a real garden, not a fake and sickly coconuts on a beach kind of smell. Yuck. These are best made in small ...

Backyard Olive Oil: Part Two

In most parts of olive country the olive trees are just about ready to bloom. This is the time to prepare for making your own olive oil if you decide you want to try this most rewarding process. It’s similar to sitting in the dead of winter reading seed catalogs. Eventually the weather will ...

Homemade Olive Oil: Part One

“The olive tree is assuredly the richest gift of heaven.” – Thomas Jefferson We live in olive country in Northern California. Our ranch itself has eight mature Mission olive trees. Every year I think about making my own olive oil or curing my own olives. I’d cure some in a heartbeat if ...

So Much to Fear – Snakes and Oil

It wasn’t even our first day living out in the country here in Oklahoma, but it was certainly one of many eye opening experiences that taught us that there is no limit to the kinds of things that you’ll encounter, scream at, run from, and eventually get used to, living in the country.For ...

Aromatherapy and insomnia

Do you persistently have trouble falling asleep at night? Do you consistently wake up in the middle of the night? Do you awake in the wee hours of the morning and cannot get back to sleep? Does your sleep pattern or lack of sleep cause you to function below par during the day? If any of these ...

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