How to fight common cold with the help of nature

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It’s going to be really quick one. The season is rainy and cloudy. Not love but viruses are in the air. What to do when they attack?

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Coffee break! 5 facts you don’t know (yet!) about your morning elixir of life.

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Aaaaaah, coffee… Liquid gold, elixir of life. What would we do without a mug of that beverage at morning, another on the way to work, maybe one more during a break and after coming home..? Have you ever heard people saying you drink too much coffee? Does the term ‘too much’ even applies to our favourite drink? 

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Essential oils part 4 – tea tree and its superpower

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Last week we’ve visited Australia and discussed eucalyptus oil and koalas. Let’s hang out here for a bit longer. Would you like some tea? No? What about tea tree? Just don’t drink it, I can show you other uses of this versatile plant oil. 

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Essential oils part 3 – Eucalyptus as your koala would approve

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Ok, the title doesn’t make much sense if you don’t own a pet koala (and I’m ready to bet my dinner you don’t, as it’s illegal). Unless you are a landowner in Australia and have koalas roaming (or rather sleeping 18-22 hours a day) around your properties. The funny looking creatures who are not actually bears (I know! It was a shock to me too!) have their characteristic aroma of cough drops – that’s because their diet comprises of eucalyptus leaves only.

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Essential oils part 2 – lavender and what it has to do with Sherlock

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If herbs were actors, I think lavender  would be Benedict Cumberbatch. While not exactly a beauty, it possesses an undeniable charm. Thanks to its versatility it can prove itself in multiple uses. It’s very easy to recognize. And last but not least – you see it everywhere these days.

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Essential oils part 1 – bergamot: small, green and so cool

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I will start the series with my absolute personal favourite – bergamot essential oil. Why do I love it above all other oils? Is it the scent? Is it wide range of properties? Well, I guess it’s a mix of both.

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Some essential info on essential oils

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You see them everywhere. The internet is swelling with testimonies of people miraculously cured by them. Natural-lifestyle addicts clean their houses with them. And you ponder – what is it in them? Is it some hippie-talk, magic, or do essential oils really work?

Let’s find out