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Depending on the zone you are in, it may be time to winterize your garden! I live in The Adirondack Park and we are already getting frost at night; so I have begun the process~ Here are some tips for winterizing your garden! *Clear the weeds and branches out of your raised beds. Leaving dead plant material or weeds can cause issues next spring. If weeds have taken over, cover with cardboard to kill them over the winter.

*If your soil is uneven, taking time to level it out now will save you a step next spring! Fill in gaps and rake it even. *Cover your bed with some organic mulch, compost, or leaves to help nourish and protect the soil. *Repair any support structures of your raised beds. *Make a mental note of your latest garden of what worked, and what didn't so you know for next year!

Winterizing your garden ensures good planting next year!


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August is such an amazing month and also happens to be my birthday month! This year I turn 40 and it has been a great reminder to take stock in things, and reflect on my gratitude. The late summer warmth, the yellowing of the trees, and the slowing down of pace set the tone for the transition into Autumn. This blend features summery notes with just a touch of earthiness. Gingergrass blends beautifully with citrus oils, and Bitter Orange is a nice change of pace from Sweet Orange. Adding Hyssop rounds out the notes and leaves a beautiful full bodied oil. Added to a diffuser or in a 1% topical dilution (maybe in sunflower oil!), this blend is immune supportive, emotionally uplifting and skin nourishing.

I encourage you to take a few moments to yourself as the season comes to a close. Reflect in gratitude and joy, and prep your body, mind and spirit for the next season. Happy Blending!

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The middle of summer always brings back memories of a busy childhood. Endless days in the swimming pool, a school vacation that seemed to last forever, popsicles, staying up late….It was so fun. But as we get older, summer becomes less exciting and more…busy. And one of the first things to suffer is our sleep habits. I love using essential oils for assisting and supporting sleep. Either in a bedside diffuser, or as part of an evening topical lotion to help me relax! Enjoy this Sweet Dreams blend to help get some rest during these busy summer days. Stay well and happy blending!

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