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The Pure Life: Our Simple Guide to Essential Oils

February 27, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Smell is one of our most powerful and underrated senses. It can trigger emotions, memories and feelings of attraction. Not to mention their natural healing benefits. To help you get in the best state of mind and body, here’s our guide to essential oils and their uses:

Lavender

  • Add a few drops to a warm bath for ultimate relaxation
  • Help aid with sleep by dabbing some oil in your wrists and temples
  • Stop the itching from an insect bite or discomfort of a bee sting
  • Benefits: Calming, relaxation, uplifting to your mood

Lemon

  • Use to clean and disinfect surfaces
  • Improve circulation by rubbing on skin
  • Brighten up the flavor of your water or desserts
  • Benefits: Detoxifying, rejuvenating, cleansing

Peppermint

  • Use with your humidifier to soothe coughs and congestion
  • Add to hot water and make an upset tummy taming tea
  • Apply sparingly (this stuff is very concentrated!) to back of neck to increase energy
  • Benefits: Cooling, antibacterial, energizing

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Lifestyle

Love Yourselfie: How Selfies Teach Us to Love Ourselves for Who We Are

February 26, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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These days our online profiles get just as much traffic as a busy city street during rush hour. Whether we’re looking good or looking for a bit of a confidence boost, we’re all guilty of a little selfie love now and then. And that’s totally okay!

There is no greater or more important love than the love we feel for ourselves. When we take a good selfie, it gives us an opportunity to embrace our uniqueness, appreciate our beauty and share that with others. So take it!

Let’s show the world how confident, beautiful and awesome we are. Get snap happy, throw on some bracelets and tag your selfies with #puravidabracelets so we can see!