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A Drop of Wisdom: What Are Essential Oils?

If you’ve never used essential oils, or if you just have limited experience with them, they might seem like a complete mystery. The truth is, millions of people use essential oils every single day for things like cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene, fitness, sleep, overall health, and more. Want to learn more about these wonderful, versatile oils? Read on!

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Now isn't the time to be the pessimist, complaining about things that we have no control over. It also isn't the time to be the optimist, believing that things aren't as bad as they really are. Today, we all need to be realists. We need to accept the situation we are in, and adjust our behaviors accordingly. We are struggling in the midst of a global pandemic, yet there are some who still don't seem to understand that we are in a crisis. They just don't get it. But we need them to "get it". We all must do our part. When we all see the situation as it really is, we can all work together to build a better world for us all. Read more to learn more about what you can do.
Distilling spirits is illegal in many states and countries! Check your local laws before you continue! We will go through making DIY alcohol/ethanol/moonshine in this tutorial series, and turning it into sanitizer! Read on to learn how to make a fermentation container and moonshine still using things you probably already have around your house! RECIPE INCLUDED!

Meaningful Monday

I felt that this particular message is important for us to focus on today: "Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat." I hope my words make sense to everyone, and that we can all stay busy rowing the boat of our nation, keeping us afloat. Let's all work together to get through this. We can do this. Together.
This is a call to action for all homeschoolers and homeschooling families across the country! Harvard Summit to Discuss Regulating Homeschool: June 18-19, 2020 at Harvard Law School to discuss "a controversial practice"—homeschooling. "Homeschooling Summit: Problems, Politics, and Prospects for Reform" is the title given to this meeting to discuss homeschooling. It is an invitation-only event and one that is not open to homeschoolers to listen or comment. Read more to learn more about this, and why it is so important!
I have created a set of free signs for you to download, print and use at home! This set of three signs include a warning that someone in the home is in the high-risk category for serious illness from COVID-19 infection (elderly, pregnant, immune-compromised, pre-existing conditions, etc), a warning that the household is in a COVID-19 quarantine, and a warning that the household is in a self-isolation period. View this article to get your free COVID-19 signs.
Despite what our leaders claim, the scene is familiar to people all across the country: empty store shelves and no way to find groceries to feed our families, no way to get our necessities. It is a sad situation and one that I believe is a separate crisis on its own. What's happened? In some areas, we are under shelter-in-place orders. Other areas have strict curfews. Yet other areas have social distance suggestions, while yet other places have nothing out of the normal, other than empty store shelves and more sick people in the hospital. Keep reading to find 10 helpful points to get you through this crisis!
We have experienced severe coronavirus infections before: SARS and MERS were both caused by coronaviruses. Luckily, we experienced these outbreaks during a time when genetics is a flourishing scientific industry. We use genetics for everything from cancer treatments and research to determining paternity. We also use genetics to study the spread of diseases. Fairly extensive studies were made on both SARS and MERS, both on the viruses themselves and on some of the patients who suffered through those illnesses. Genetics allows us to see just how much genetic material is shared between those outbreak viruses and SARS-CoVID-2, the virus that causes the illness known as COVID-19. It also allows us to do large scale determinations, including seeing how patients are similar and different in relation to how severe they experience the illness. To simplify: it allows researchers to find genes that make us more resilient or susceptible to severe coronavirus illnesses. Continue reading to learn more about this revelation!

Meaningful Monday

Living through the COVID-19 Crisis is challenging at best. As a country, indeed the whole world, we are all experiencing a certain amount of anxiety and trauma due to the …
What are the impacts of living in quarantine or isolation? During this COVID-19 Crisis, this is a reality that we are facing worldwide. What do the experts say? Are there any studies about this? What can we do to make isolation easier, if anything? These questions and more are topics that I explore with you here. Learn what to expect during your isolation period, how to make it go by easier, and natural non-toxic ways to reduce the stress of isolation.
I got myself some Adaptiv Calming Blend a few weeks ago. I LOVE the scent! The scent is bright yet calming and a delight to use! I love it! Something else I love is soap-making and using artisan soaps. The only thing that's been lacking is the glorious Adaptiv Calming Blend in a soap. doTERRA has a few other awesome scented soaps, like Citrus Bliss Soap and Serenity Bath Bar. But, alas, no Adaptiv. I decided to tackle the problem on my own, and my son wanted to help!