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How to Train Your Brain with the MOOD Diffuser

How to Train Your Brain with the MOOD Diffuser

The Mood Bluetooth Diffuser is a one-of-a-kind diffuser that is designed to engage your senses. Our brains have mood memory – the same way your body has muscle memory. Our brain engages with repetition, once it picks up a pattern, it engages that pattern more frequently. That's how we're able to create good or bad habits.

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How functional fragrance transforms your mood

How functional fragrance transforms your mood

A functional fragrance like essential oils is a tool for creating a self-care process, and while lavender won’t cure a diagnosed anxiety disorder, it will certainly help with relieving everyday feelings of anxiousness. We liken it to going for a run – going for a run won’t be the cure for obesity, but rather it will serve as a tool to help fight obesity in conjunction with other tools such as proper nutrition, etc. Essential oils won’t cure any ailments overnight, but when used daily as part of a self-care process, they begin to do wonders for our moods, our...

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How to use Chamomile for Skin, Sleep, Energy, Pain and Digestion

How to use Chamomile for Skin, Sleep, Energy, Pain and Digestion

Chamomile was discovered by ancient Egyptians who were on to something when they incorporated this oil into their skincare and health routines. This oil helps us think about our purpose in life and is chock full of benefits for mind and body. This is a precious oil that is only harvested during a short period each year in England. Chamomile has a sweet, floral aroma perfect for the diffuser, or (diluted) skincare use. A little goes a long way with this rare oil. Vellum's Chamomile oil is steam distilled from flower heads in the United Kingdom.

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Easy Ways to Start Journaling for Self Care

Easy Ways to Start Journaling for Self Care

If you're anything like me you've had your share of stop-and-starts with journaling. I've been writing in spurts since I learned to put pen to paper. My routine's been the same since I was writing about crushes in my diary: I'd open up a crisp new notebook and delve into the happenings of the day until my hand cramped from rushed strokes. The very next night I'd open my journal up to the first blank page and write to my heart's content. Then I'd miss a day, or two, and in a huff, I'd try to fill my journal in...

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