8 Uses for Lavender Oil

This essential oil can be used to help improve your mood, flavor food, and so much more.

8 Uses for Lavender Oil

Keep lavender oil stocked in your medicine cabinet to use in an array of situations. The versatile essential oil may even help you sleep better. Find out how else you can use the lavender oil to improve different aspects of your life.

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Calms You Down

This essential oil might be best known for its calming abilities. Several studies have found that the scent of lavender oils could help reduce feelings of anxiety and lower feelings of stress.

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7 Sneaky Summer Stressors & How to Beat Them

When the heat's got you down, here's how to stay cool as a cucumber.

Summer is supposed to be full of sunshine and relaxation. But as the temperatures soar, our patience goes down. Here are some stress points you may not realize are taking all the happiness out of the season — and what to do about them so you can enjoy time with your friends and family.

The Heat

OK. The fact that the heat is stressing us out isn't that much of a secret. But it goes beyond just being hot and uncomfortable. Burning up can leave us feeling irritable, impatient, and short-tempered. Check the thermometer. Your bad mood might not have to do with your family. Here's a quick way to get a temperature check on yourself.

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