Homemade Arnica Salve Recipe

Homemade Arnica Salve Recipe

Arnica salve is a must-have in any natural first aid kit.  Arnica reduces pain and inflammation and is great to use on bruises, aches, sprains, strains and even arthritis flare-ups.  Arnica also helps to reduce irritation from insect bites.  Health food stores often carry an assortment of arnica preparations but why not make your own concoction?  I […]

Bentonite Clay Face Mask for Clear Skin

Bentonite Clay Face Mask for Clear Skin

There are many different facial masks that I whip up in my kitchen that work great for my skin but the bentonite clay face mask is my favorite by far. If you are looking for a face mask that will shrink your pores and detoxify your skin this bentonite clay face mask for clear skin […]

Homemade Soothing Deodorant

Homemade Organic Soothing Deodorant Recipe

I have been making homemade deodorant for several years using a very basic recipe.  A few years passed and my underarms started to feel dry and itchy. After several attempts at making new recipes, I am happy to report that I have solved my uncomfortable underarm situation by making an amazing homemade organic SOOTHING deodorant.  This homemade organic soothing […]

How to Make Homemade Organic Lip Balm

How to Make Homemade Organic Lip Balm

I am going to share how you can make your own homemade lip balm at home.   It is super easy and you may already have the ingredients in your kitchen.  Making your own lip balm eliminates the many chemicals and preservatives that are in many store-bought lip balms and it will save you money, the […]

Eco Friendly Easter Ideas

Eco Friendly Easter Ideas

Easter and eco-friendly are two words that very often don’t go hand in hand.  Plastic eggs, plastic grass, candy with artificial flavors and colors….not so great for the environment or your body.   We have dyed our eggs naturally for years and the bunny has been kind leaving organic candy for the kids as well as […]

Instant Pot:  Healthy Homemade Meals FAST

The Instant Pot: Healthy Homemade Meals FAST

I am here to shout from the roof tops that the Instant Pot  has changed the way that I cook.  This fabulous kitchen gadget allows me to feed my family healthy delicious homemade meals fast!  Meals that used to take an hour or more to cook often take only minutes now, seriously.  My Instant Pot […]

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The Many Health Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth

It has been over two years since I discovered Diatomaceous earth.  I originally used it to natuarally eliminate pinworms in my daughter and it worked great!  I decided to research diatomaceous earth (DE) and discovered the many health benefits of diatomaceous earth.  Our entire family takes it daily in our smoothies and we are enjoying the […]

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Extending The Life Of Cloth Diapers

I use cloth diapers.  I feel that using cloth diapers is the best decision for my children and the environment.  The initial investment of cloth diapers can be high but it truly pays off in the long run.  I have used many different cloth diapers and have found that Bum Genius one size with snaps are my favorite. I […]

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Eliminating Kitchen Waste: Food Storage

I am trying to minimize the waste that my kitchen produces.   I use cloth napkins and dish towels instead of paper towels.  I try very hard not to use baggies…if I do I wash and re-use them.  I switched from Tupperware to glass Pyrex containers for storage.  I keep any plastic containers that food items come in, such as […]

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Falling In Love With Coconut Oil

My relationship with coconut oil started as a fling but has recently flourished into a full-blown love affair!  I first purchased coconut oil as an ingredient to make homemade deodorant.   I made the deodorant then put my jar of coconut oil away in a cabinet. I recently began using the no ‘poo shampoo method on my […]

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Living Without A Microwave Oven…..Finally

Recently I have been hearing more and more about families living without microwave ovens.   In the back of my mind I knew that cooking with a microwave could not be harmless and was certainly not healthy.   I mostly used my microwave to reheat items and to cook oatmeal.   Although my microwave oven use was minimal I was […]