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Natural Skin Care using essential oils

With the world in self isolation, many of us are getting a bit creative with the self care routines. This includes the “COVID cut”, home hair dye jobs, and much more! While all this experimenting can be fun, there may come the time when you want more concrete success. Enter: Natural Skin Care using essential oils and botanicals with Deanna Russell!

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Guide to Nature Notes cold processed soap

User guide to Nature Notes soaps

When my daughter and I started experimenting with making our own soap we had NO IDEA how much it would become in demand for people with sensitive skin! We started out by solving our own problem: genuine cold processed soap that was both cleansing and moisturizing, and gentle enough for our sensitive skin to bear. I guess there are many others who are also looking for the same things we are! Continue reading Guide to Nature Notes cold processed soap

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A new normal

Wow, what a crazy ride!

I don’t know how exactly COVID19 is affecting you, but I’m certain that it is in one way or another. We are all in this together; as families, as communities, cities and countries. I don’t know of one place on earth where this virus hasn’t touched lives. Nature Notes is still operating- although in a very different way than usual. This post is really personal.

Our new “normal” routine

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COVID-19 resources for Canadians


I’m sure many people are following the news releases concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19). I know I am.

This is a quick post providing you with links to various resources specific to Canadians. Although my immediate area is still considered low risk for exposure to this virus, there are reported cases within my city, with more cases expected. I now feel like we will be in this thing for the long haul: translation- This means months now instead of weeks. Continue reading COVID-19 resources for Canadians

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Aromatherapy for Women Course Case study: meet Glenda

WHO will benefit from the Aromatherapy for Women course?

Meet Glenda. Glenda is 48 years old and has nearby aging parents, a husband (Tom) and two older children. They are aged 17 (Dylan) and 21 (Courtney). Dylan is navigating his upcoming last year of high school. He tends to stay out a bit too late sometimes, and Glenda waits up for him. Courtney is attending a local university and is expecting her first baby.

Glenda works at an accounting firm, and March and April are very taxing on her. The hours she puts in means working through many lunches and getting home around 7pm. Sometimes dinner is made already, other times it is not. On these days, she often picks up something on the way home. On a good day it’s a Safeway chicken. Sometimes, it’s pizza…

She is just trying to make it through tax season, but right now her daughter also really needs her. Tom really does try to be supportive, but he doesn’t really understand what has happened to the women he married! She always seems tired, a bit distant, has been gaining weight, and he’s concerned that she might be a bit depressed.

How the Aromatherapy for Women course benefited Glenda

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Aromatherapy flu care kit

essential oil flu kit

Be more prepared for viral illnesses. Have half an hour? This tutorial class is a must see!

The class explains why essential oils are special heroes for fighting viral infections such as colds and flu.


  • 14 essential oils which have high antiviral activity
  • Effective ways to use essential oils during a viral illness
  • Recipes and formulas for each of the kit components
  • Best essential oils for respiratory related issues during illness
  • Best recovery essential oils

This class includes two PDF resource files for download, note taking etc.

Use the link provided to take this class for free– you will need to set up a Skillshare account to take the class.

Build your own aromatherapy flu care kit

Nature Notes Essential oil blends with high antiviral activity:

Bandit Buddy

Family Care Kit (comes with user guidebook)

Snuffle Buster


Stay well,


Nature Notes essential oil blends are within Canada.

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7 tools for balancing your hormones

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Your hormones and you   

Ladies, are you tired of your hormones running your life?       

Our hormones have a noticeable effect on us for most of our lives. Think about it. It starts with PMS. Yikes! Or, maybe for some women, hormones disrupt our fertility. Then there’s pregnancy. That’s a whole category by itself. After the birth, hormones find their way back to normal, but not until the new mom travels through postpartum land.

Avoided all that? Just wait till you get to perimenopause… yeah, being a woman can definitely be tricky at times. Don’t get me wrong, there are some definite perks to being a woman! But- If dealing with your hormones is a thing for you, keep reading. Continue reading 7 tools for balancing your hormones