Home Remedies for the Flu + a Flu Fighting Essential Oil Blend {14 Ways to Treat the Flu Naturally}

School being back in session signals not only the end of summer, but also that flu season is right around the corner. If you're like me, you don't want to spend a ton of money on over the counter treatments that are filled with chemicals that don't really do your body any good. … [Read more...]

DIY Lavender Sleep Balm

When I was younger, it wasn't uncommon for my Mom to find me still awake at 2 a.m. and unable to sleep. Now, at 34 years old, I am still heavily prone to those same issues. Up until this past year, it wasn't unusual for me to watch the sunrise each morning or to go 24-36 hours … [Read more...]

DIY Vanilla Latte Lip Balm

Here in the dry air and heat of Texas, the sun can really wreak havoc on my lips. When I lived up North, I usually only had chapped lips during the cold winters, but here? They stay dry and almost chapped all year long. Using regular chapstick would be fine, except for the fact … [Read more...]

Natural Cleaners – Homemade Orange Oil Cleaner

I love oranges. They're one of my favorite snacks and anything orange scented is on the top of my smelly good stuffs list. Aside from smelling and tasting great, oranges are fantastic to use as natural cleaners. Obviously you don't want to be whipping out an orange and scrubbing … [Read more...]

Homemade Cleaning Wipes

So I confess that I love having something quick to grab when I need to clean up messes, but since we stopped buying paper towels, it has been rather hard to find something that works well but is reusable. We initially moved to only using unpaper towels and we still use them … [Read more...]

8 Home Remedies to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

Do you have high blood pressure? If so, you might be tired of taking a handful of medications to lower it. My Dad had hypertension and I can vividly recall him complaining about the medications he had to take each day. Not too many of us were quite as aware back then though so … [Read more...]

Natural Living – Diatomaceous Earth and Why you Should Use It

Have you ever used Diatomaceous Earth? Have you ever even heard of it? If you're like most people, you haven't. Diatomaceous earth or DE is the one of the most common natural substances on the earth yet the vast majority of people don't know it even exists. It's found in … [Read more...]

Homemade Body Wash – All Natural Earl Grey DIY Body Wash

Have you ever made DIY body wash? A lot of people don't actually realize that homemade body wash is incredibly easy to make. I love body wash but these days, the chemicals used in them don't mix well with my body. My only options are to contribute to the chronic pain that I feel … [Read more...]

Herbal Teas – 15 Awesome Benefits of Drinking Herbal Tea

I love a good cup of tea, don't you? To me, it doesn't get much better than spending my morning waking up on the front porch with a good book and hot cup of tea. I've never been much of a coffee drinker, but a fantastic cup of tea? Totally down for that. Most of the teas that I … [Read more...]

Natural Cleaning Recipes – 34 Homemade Cleaners for Your Home

  I would love to tell you that I handled it gracefully when I found out that I have multiple chemical sensitivity. I would love to but I can't. The truth is that I felt let down by the very products that we use so often in our lives. I felt that it wasn't fair that other … [Read more...]