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Hydro Flask 20 oz Product Review

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Hydro Flask 20 oz Product Review

Hydro Flask 20 oz will it keep my drink cold even in the Vapor Caves??  The Hydro Flask craze is in full swing… I’m seeing these things everywhere I go. I picked one up 3 or 4 times in Vitamin Cottage looked at the price and then put it back. But alas, I have finally bought a Hydro Flask! TempShield™ double wall insulation? It is said that this flask is so insulated, water will not freeze inside even in the freezer! Humm?? But will it keep my drink cold in one of my favorite places on the planet? I bought...

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Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Benefits

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Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Benefits

  It takes 5 years for the Ylang Ylang tree to start blossoming.  Producing 45 lbs of flowers each year, these trees will continue to bloom for 40 – 50 years!Harvest begins at night when the scent is at its peak, Ylang Ylang flowers start to lose their scent once exposed to light. It takes on average 50 pounds of fresh flowers to yield 16 ounces of essential oil. An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing easily evaporated chemical compounds from plants.  They do not sit on the surface of the skin; they soak through and go right...

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Bandelier National Monument

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Bandelier National Monument

I have been to many of the ancient sites of the Southwest but the unique way the Ancestral Puebloans lived here at Bandelier National Monument, makes this place one of my very favorites! The people here were living in not just cliff dwellings but also cave dwellings and they combined their building style with the existing canyon wall in a very ingenious way. Bandelier National Monument is located about an hour outside of Santa Fe. Take Saint Francis Drive north toward Los Alamos.  Mid-May through Mid-October visitors are required to take a shuttle bus from the White Rock visitor center to access...

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Elk Spirit Animal Meaning

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Elk Spirit Animal Meaning

  Spirit Animals might show themselves to you in dreams or one may cross your path or make its presence know to you in a way that feels deeply personal to you. If Elk has shown up it may mean you need to pace yourself so that you have the energy you need to reach your goals.  The noble strength Elk possesses will bring the insight you need to focus your energy within yourself, your true power lies within. The Shawnee Indians name for Elk is Wapiti, which means “light-colored deer.”  They have a highly developed “sixth sense” and can...

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Valley of the Fires New Mexico

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Valley of the Fires New Mexico

Located Four miles west of the Town of Carrizozo NM on US hwy 380 Valley of Fires recreation area is located immediately adjacent to the Malpais Lava Flow. Malpaís is a Spanish term for rough and barren landscape that consists of largely uneroded lava fields, volcanic cones, and other volcanic landforms. As you look west across the Tularosa Basin, Malpias dominate the view. Thousands of years ago, lava spewed from vents at the northern end of the flow and traveled 44 miles along the floor of the Tularosa Basin.  Little Black Peak to the North is one of the origins...

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