Hudson Valley Parent

HVP March 2019

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8 Hudson Valley Parent n March 2019 Essential oils are a vital part of Leslie's wellness routine Leslie Cortes, Hudson Valley Parent's executive assistant, believes in the benefits of essential oils and uses them all over her home. One of the staples in Cortes's essential oil collection is peppermint oil. "Peppermint oil is my favorite. I use it all around my home for different purposes," she says. "I make a simple room spray with a few drops of the oil and some water and use it as an air freshener." Peppermint oil becomes even more crucial in the Cortes home come spring. "Warmer weather means bugs are back!" she says. "Armed with my peppermint oil, I can chase any bug away. They hate the stuff and go running." After a long day of creative work at the Hudson Valley Parent office, Cortes uses lavender oil to destress. "I love the way it smells," she says of the lavender oil. "I find it very soothing and using it at the end of the day has become part of my daily routine. When I smell lavender, my mind and body know that the day is over, and it is time to unwind." Just For Women ME TIME ! • Treating infants through teens, and children with special needs • Braces, Invisalign, Orthodontic appliances • Sedation with Nitrous Oxide • Fun & Friendly Atmosphere • Most insurances accepted Providing Excellent, Comprehensive Orthodontic and Pediatric Dental Care 400 Midway Park Drive, Middletown • 845-344-4336 Dr. Jeffrey J. Kim, DDS Orthodontist Dr. Yina Yoon, DDS Pediatric Dentist The inviting scents of essential oils make Leslie love them even more.

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