The stomach flu – a.k.a. stomach virus, a.k.a. stomach bug – is zero percent fun. My family and I have caught the bug twice this year, and both times I thought it was never going to end. In the land of nothing stays down, carry a barf bucket everywhere you go, stay up every nightClick to Continue »
I swore off supplements for a long time, thinking that I could get everything my body needs through food. While I still think that’s a mostly accurate statement, it assumes I’m eating a wide variety of foods every single day, for my entire life. Unfortunately, my love for tacos and homemade pizza permanently disqualifies me.Click to Continue »
I try to use home remedies whenever I can, like healing chapped lips without medication, making elderberry syrup to prevent colds before they even come, and charcoal gummies when someone gets the stomach flu. And these all work! But I tried every stretch and massage technique you can think of to stop my restless legs from keeping meClick to Continue »
The beauty industry had me duped for a long time, making me think I needed strong chemicals to heal acne. Those chemicals actually did more harm than good. Ever since, I’m leery when it comes to “medicated” anything, even the simple tube of medicated lip balm to heal chapped lips.
One of the very first natural living baby steps I ever took was making homemade toothpaste. The only reason I did it was because we had switched from over-the-counter toothpastes (filled with fluoride and harmful foaming agents) to bentonite clay-based Earthpaste and we had ran out. I was so bent on using a natural toothpaste,Click to Continue »
We’ve been using bentonite clay in our home for a couple of years now, with homemade toothpaste being the recipe I make most often. We use it to help us detox too – internally through a detox smoothie and externally via a detox bath. Most recently though, I’ve been healing acne with bentonite clay.
I’ve had my eye on making natural deodorant every since we stopped using shampoo. But for one reason or another, it didn’t make it to the top of the to-do list. Plus for a long time I didn’t wear any deodorant at all… and if I wasn’t wearing it, then why bother make it?
In California, my homemade bug spray that uses essential oils worked for our bug repellent needs. But we’re in Georgia now and temperatures are warming up – fast – and I’d like to have several all natural bug spray recipes in my back pocket that don’t rely ONLY on essential oils, just in case we run out at theClick to Continue »