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 »
Spring has sprung here in the East Coast. The trees are all bright green, flowers are in bloom, and the air is warming up. There’s also a yellow dusting of pollen over everything and my allergies are feeling it! Along with healing swimmer’s ear naturally, I have a few tricks that help me manage my allergies naturallyClick to Continue »
Our transition from 2015 to 2016 was very, very stressful. Between leaving my widowed dad, moving across the entire country, living in a one bedroom apartment for 3 months in WINTER (<- didn’t exist California) and not knowing where we’d live until 2 weeks before our lease was up… Well, stressful is a bit of anClick to Continue »
Ahh… January and February. Time to cozy up by the fire and watch the snow fly. Time to sip hot chocolate and do everything possible to avoid going out in the cold. But what’s that I hear? A cough. A sniffle. A sneeze. A small child complaining of a tummy ache moments before emptying contentsClick to Continue »