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Helping to Control Pet Odors Naturally

Do you have your very own little “smelly cat” or a particularly sticky pooch? Even if you take every precaution to ensure your furry friends are clean as a whistle and spotlessly groomed, accidents happen and sometimes pet odors cannot be avoided. In fact, dealing with various odors is a natural part of living with our most loyal of friends. It’s a sacrifice we make so that we have that special, incomparable bond and companionship. If you aren’t sure of the pet odors we’re referring to, you may be one of the lucky few who simply don’t have to deal with such things, but most of us understand that with great pet ownership comes the occasional unavoidable odor. And accidents...

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The Power of Citrus

Citrus scents, oils and fruits have been used for thousands of years medicinally, nutritionally and therapeutically. Citrus fruits can help to energize, uplift and stabilize your mood.  They’re powerful antioxidants that can help neutralize free radicals. They can flavor your food and drinks, and can help boost your immune system. Here are a few more examples of the powerful benefits of citrus. Grapefruit has been known to help promote weight loss. Orange scent can help uplift and can act as an antidepressant. Lime is stimulating and refreshing. Bergamot helps soothe the nerves and can reduce nervous tension. Lemon is a natural detoxifier and antiseptic. You can make this completely green, antimicrobial disinfectant spray at home using lemon essential oil. Lemon...

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Creating Your Own In-Home Sanctuary

Many of us find ourselves needing a place within our home to call our own. A place where we can get away to enjoy quality downtime. This downtime is important for our mental and physical wellbeing. Finding a place where we are simply alone with our thoughts, or creating or doing something that we love to do - without interruption can be difficult, however, creating a place where we can focus and ‘just be’ in a peaceful and purposeful state of mind, a sanctuary of sorts is achievable. For some, finding a space in your home that’s specifically and solely for the use of an extracurricular activity or something you may only spend a few hours a week working on...

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The Surprising Skincare Benefits of Massage Candles

Pearl Street Lights is thrilled to introduce our new, nourishing massage candles. With moisturizing shea butter, healing sweet almond oil, and the anti-inflammatory properties of jojoba oil, our new massage candles are a triple-threat to dry, chapped skin, and can help create a lovely massage experience. Here are some of the valuable beneficial properties of the ingredients in our massage candles. Shea Butter - Shea butter comes from the seed of the fruit of the Karite tree, found in Africa. It is rich in Vitamins A, E and F and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and nutrients that help the body produce collagen. Sweet Almond Oil - Sweet almond oil is made from pressing the almonds from the...

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Resetting Your Day Through Meditation

Meditating can be a challenging practice for some of us. It can be difficult to drop everything you're doing, find a quiet room, turn your mind off and "sit and breathe" for 15 minutes. As demanding as our daily lives can be, creating an environment where you do have the ability to sit, breathe and center yourself each day is important. Deep breathing, for even 2 or 3 minutes at a time to start out, can be beneficial to your physical and emotional health. Certain types of mediation may help slow the heart rate, lower blood pressure and can create an environment where you are able to focus on goals, one at a time. Even if that goal is to...

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