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 […]

How To Make Your Own Magnesium Oil

How To Make Magnesium Oil: Reduce Stress & Sleep Better!

Making your own magnesium oil is extremely easy, great for your health, and can save you money.  I will share with you the step-by-step instructions for how you can make our own magnesium oil.  You only need 2 ingredients and a spray bottle to store your magnesium oil in, easy peasy! I have been using magnesium […]

Benefits of Himalayan Salt Inhaler

Health Benefits Of Himalayan Salt Inhalers

I have used Himalayan salt in our home for years.  I have Himalayan salt lamps throughout my house and I use Himalayan salt in the kitchen so you can imagine how thrilled I was when I discovered a Himalayan salt inhaler at our local herb store. I was searching for ways to treat my daughter’s asthma […]

Magnesium:  The Invisible Deficiency

Magnesium: The Invisible Deficiency

Are you wondering if you are deficient in magnesium.  The answer is most likely YES.  I never thought about being deficient in magnesium but now that I supplement with my homemade magnesium oil spray I can tell a very big difference, verifying to me that I was indeed deficient.  Magnesium is so very important to […]

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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 […]

Homemade Natural Vapor Rub

Homemade Natural Vapor Rub (Ditch The Vicks!)

It’s that time of year:  back to school.  Except we don’t go to school.  The fact that we homeschool does not keep us away from germs, we do leave the house!  Audrey started coughing and became congested Friday then on Saturday it had spread to Ava.  Next, our friend few doors down was showing the […]

Colloidal Silver:  Nature's Antibiotic

Colloidal Silver: Treat Your Family Naturally Using ‘Nature’s Antibiotic’

Colloidal Silver is a staple in my natural medicine cabinet.  I began using colloidal silver, also known as nature’s antibiotic, after we found out that Alex is allergic to penicillin.  He suffered tremendously and I have never used antibiotics again in our home.   It is easy and safe to treat your family naturally using colloidal […]

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Natural Homemade Face Cleaner: The Oil Cleansing Method (OCM)

People are  often a bit confused to hear that I use oil not soap to cleanse my face.  I have been using the oil cleansing method (OCM) for more than a year and the only blemish that I have encountered is when I traveled without my OCM mixture and used traditional face cleaner.    Using […]

Orange Infused All-Purpose Cleaner

Orange Infused Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

Homemade all-purpose cleaner is a must have in my home.  I really enjoy making my own homemade household cleaners.  I use vinegar and water for my homemade everyday household cleaner.   I decided to freshen up my basic homemade cleaner by infusing it with citrus. I live in the Sunshine State so fresh citrus is […]

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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 & Homeschooling On A (Very Tight) Budget

This post was updated September 17, 2013 Homeschooling is a priority in our family.  My husband and I do whatever we can so  that our children can stay home and learn with us.  Simple living is our key to living and homeschooling on a very tight budget.  We don’t drive fancy cars, live in a […]