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10 soothing scents that can boost your immune system

Evidence is growing that essential oils can help fight a variety of ailments.

1. Bergamot
1. Bergamot
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Derived from the rind of an orange-like fruit, this oil has a tangy scent.

The claim: Fights skin infections and may relieve the pain of shingles and chickenpox.

For best results: Mix with a carrier oil and massage into the skin, inhale, or add 5 drops to running bathwater.

May increase sensitivity to the sun, resulting in severe burning or uneven skin pigmentation.

Choosing an oil labelled bergaptene-free will reduce photosensitivity problems.

Try these two recipes to clean your surfaces and floors, the easy way, with the power of herbs.



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