The Wellness properties in cinnamon are thought to be due to the variety of oils found in its bark. Just smelling cinnamon has shown to improve brain activity especially in the areas of memory, attention & motor skills. Cinnamon’s oil content has shown promise in helping to prevent insulin resistance & enhance insulin activity thereby improving the regulation of blood sugar. The oil has also been studied for its help in preventing blood clots & specific anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, cinnamon is a source of calcium and fibre, both of which work together to improve digestive function and lower cholesterol levels, helping to prevent cardiovascular disease. We include cinnamon in our Heart Smart biscuits for the obvious cardiovascular and blood sugar reasons, but its benefits extend far beyond.
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REPEL BUGS NATURALLY... With the summer months now upon us, bugs and ticks are out in full force and can prove to be a menace to all. Did you know that Geranium Essential Oil can be used as a natural bug repellent? We place 3 drops of oil on the inside of our dog's collar and not only does he smell divine, but we find that it really does keep the bugs away. *Please note that essential oil in full concentration can be a skin irritant so it should never go directly on skin. If your dog does not have a thick coat of fur, you can place 3 drops of geranium essential oil in 1 Tbsp. of coconut oil and mix together. You can use the oil directly on the coat, particularly around the neck and where the tail meets the spine. Consider using it on yourself as well! We love local British brands Tisserand (www.tisserand.com) & Baldwins (www.baldwins.co.uk) for essential oils as their products are pure and cruelty-free!
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