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Herbal Wormer for Dogs

Herbal Wormer for Dogs

We have a new puppy named Sparky.  He is a mini schnauzer and absolutely adorable (to us)! I will be posting more about natural pet care and the holistic options available to all pets.  Here is my Herbal Wormer Formula from Molly’s Herbals Here is a little information about the formula: Molly’s Herbals Worm Formula … Continue reading

Wrinkles and Aging Skin

Wrinkles and Aging Skin

Cellular regeneration is the key to preventing wrinkles and aging skin.  Essential oils provide a way of doing this that is far more pleasant than most methods that involve a skin care clinic.  The nutrients and proteins in essential oils help to maintain the elasticity of collagen and encourage the regeneration of new cells.  The circulation-stimulating … Continue reading

Top 20 First Aid Essential Oil Uses

Top 20 First Aid Essential Oil Uses

The summer is here and vacations are upon us.  If you are traveling with children accidents always seem to happen!  This rule applies to our family at least.  Here is a list of my Top 20 Essential Oils for Emergency First Aid Travel Kits: 1. Animal Bites: Thyme, Eucalyptus, Chamomile, Lavender 2. Burns: Lavender 3. … Continue reading

Natural Insect Repellent for Camping

Natural Insect Repellent for Camping

We are out of town camping this weekend in Idaho and Wyoming.  We are staying at an old farmhouse that sits on 11 acres. The farmhouse was built in the late 1800’s.  The Mosquitos are pretty bad this time of year.  We have a great natural bug repellent and I brought with us my favorite … Continue reading

Natural Remedy for Swollen Gums

Natural Remedy for Swollen Gums

A week ago I woke up with swollen painful gums in the back of my mouth.  This swollen inflamed area is the area that most people have wisdom teeth (not me… I never developed any wisdom teeth).  My swollen gums were on the bottom left side of my jaw.  It started out as a little … Continue reading

Essential Oils for Muscle Aches and Pains

Essential Oils for Muscle Aches and Pains

Muscle aches can really slow down your workout routine.  Do essential oils help with muscle aches? The answer is Yes!  Strained muscles can cause pain and in some cases the inability to move without trembling as the muscles struggle to contract.  Normal activities are now painful.  Rest is the best remedy, followed by hot bath … Continue reading

Night Terrors in Children

Night Terrors in Children

I use a great natural remedy for night terrors and fatigue.  My children get very restless and tired during the summer.  Summertime is great for so many reasons.  We love getting out of the house and participating in local activities.  My boys are busy with summer camps and swimming lessons.  My only complaint about summer time … Continue reading

Essential Oils for Anti-Aging

Essential Oils for Anti-Aging

I love using essential oils for my homemade anti-aging creams and serums.  I have noticed a reduction in age spots, freckles (I have them from overexposure to the sun), scars (a few chicken pox scars), fine lines, and wrinkles.  My skin looks healthier than ever.  My skin tone has evened out and my skin has … Continue reading

Salt Lake Hikes

Salt Lake Hikes

We did a spontaneous Salt Lake Hike last night.  Last minute salt lake hikes are the best…. not much planning involved.  We live 3 miles aways from Mill Creek Canyon, so we hopped in the car and headed towards the mountain.  The hike is about 2 miles up and great for advanced beginners.  I wouldn’t … Continue reading

Is Juicing good for you?

Is Juicing good for you?

Is juicing good for you?  Juicing is great for your health.  Juicing has been a big part of my healthy living for the last 10 years.  I remember my very first juice fast.  I was 21 at the time and I had just graduated from college.  I moved home to live on our family farm … Continue reading

How to Treat Head Lice

How to Treat Head Lice

How to treat head lice?  Not always a simple answer.  A few months ago, (while we were still living in Florida) there was lice outbreak of head lice going around my nephews school.  My sister in law did some research on how to treat head lice and found great options online.  I decided to jump … Continue reading

Bear Lake, Idaho

Bear Lake, Idaho

John and Grant did a weekend trip to Bear Lake, Idaho.  Look how pretty  Bear Lake, Idaho is this time of year!! This is a picture of Izzy and Grant exploring the property connected to Bear Lake.  The property is a little over 11 acres.  The boys left on Friday afternoon with Doug and 5 … Continue reading

Make Dandelion Tea

Make Dandelion Tea

Time to make Dandelion Tea! Why?? Our yard is full of spring dandelions! I had no idea about this little Utah treasure.  The kids are in heaven with all the flowers popping up.  I had each of the boys gather a bag full this morning.  It was really quiet for about 30 minutes…. miracle around … Continue reading

Wheeler Historic Farm visit

Wheeler Historic Farm visit

The boys have been missing our Florida Farms the last few weeks.  I have been really missing them too.  Little boys need wide open spaces to run and and explore.  That is the thing I miss the most about Florida right now.  The mountains are beautiful and there are some amazing hikes in the Millcreek … Continue reading

Cough Remedies

Cough Remedies

Cough Remedies are important for every holistic medicine cabinet.  My youngest son (3 yrs old) woke up at around 11 pm last night with a barking cough.  Every parent dreads the sound! You instantly know it’s going to be a long night.  Sleep goes right out the window…. and it sure did for me.  I … Continue reading

Growing Plants

Growing Plants

Winter is finally over and it is time to start growing plants.  I am starting to collect my leftover eggshells for my garden.  This is a picture of the eggshells before they are washed.  They should be rinsed before you crush and add them to the garden.  I have been reading a lot about soil … Continue reading

Healthy Easter Ideas

Healthy Easter Ideas

We left this morning and headed down south about an hour to Mapleton, Ut.  There is a lot of farm land in this area and it is absolutely beautiful.  The views of the mountains were breathtaking.  Too bad my husband works in North Salt Lake or this would be perfect place to have a little … Continue reading

Grassfed Meat pickup

Grassfed Meat pickup

I received and email a few days ago from Utah Natural Meat mentioning this little bit of information: “We are excited to announce that these are NO CORN / NO SOY chickens. This will be our first group of birds that we have raised without the use of those two grains. They have also been grass fed … Continue reading

Foods for Fat Burning and Lean Muscle Gaining

Foods for Fat Burning and Lean Muscle Gaining

Let me introduce to you my great friend and Natural Doctor…. Dr. Nancy A little about Dr. Nancy. Nancy Lin DeGregori, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of TruthNhealth.com (operating through Truth N Health, LLC) and has spent the last twelve years studying nutrition and wellness for babies, children, adults, and seniors. She is the author of the … Continue reading

Anti-Aging Serum

Anti-Aging Serum

I have been using different anti-aging skin care products over the last few months.  I have tried quite a few.  This product is a new favorite of mine.  It is called Restoring Rosehip Oil.  It is Organic and it contains only 2 ingredients.  I like that. I developed a homemade anti-wrinkle cream awhile back and the main … Continue reading

Sore throat and Dry Skin

Sore throat and Dry Skin

This last week I was pretty sick.  I had a fever on and off for 5 days and a severe sore throat.  I think it was tonsillitis, but I am not positive.  I stayed home and rested, hardly ate anything (bc I couldn’t swallow), and drank healthy fluids… homemade broths and herbal teas w/ raw … Continue reading

Local grassfed meat (Utah)

Local grassfed meat (Utah)

Our life has been a little crazy lately.  I had to make a last minute flight to Florida for the closing of our Florida home.  I left Grant with my in-laws for 4 days and decided to bring Garrett with me.  Not sure if that was the best decision.  The flight was long and the … Continue reading

Ski School

Ski School

Ski School is starting.  The boys are not in regular school right now, so we signed them up for ski school at Brighton Ski Resort.  The resort is only about 45 minutes from our home.  They have 2 cousins that are also signed up in the same class.  Pretty cool I think. The boys have … Continue reading

Moving to Utah

Moving to Utah

We recently moved across country from Tampa, FL to Salt Lake City, UT.  It has been a very busy and stressful time.  My husband has relocated to Salt Lake City for a legal job with hopes that our family work/ life balance will improve.  He worked long hours at a big law firm in Tampa, … Continue reading

Visiting Lakeside Ranch before we move.

Visiting Lakeside Ranch before we move.

Our house is officially under contract in Tampa,FL!! Crazy. We have been staying up at my parents ranch for the last week.  The boys love coming up to Lakeside Ranch, what we call our 1000 acre ranch in Citrus County Florida.  A little boys paradise…. horses, goats, trucks, tractors, burn piles, golf carts, cabins, dirt, … Continue reading

Grass-Fed Beef Jerky

Grass-Fed Beef Jerky

I’ve been looking for high quality grass-fed beef jerky for a few months.  Regular store bought beef jerky is full of sodium and artificial preservatives.  One particular artificial preservative that is toxic and well known is Sodium Nitrite.  Sodium Nitrite has been linked to colon cancer and lung disease.  Beef Jerky is full of it.  Watch … Continue reading

Deadly New Pertussis Strain

Deadly New Pertussis Strain

Whooping Cough is in the news right now and it seems like parents (at least around me) have been worried about it for months. I have a friend who isolated her newborn baby back in August because whooping cough was circulating. It is still circulating today and not getting any better. Both my sons had … Continue reading

Natural Remedy for Impetigo

Natural Remedy for Impetigo

Not a picture of my son, but rash looked similar (it was more localized under his lower lip). Picture Source. Lovely that my almost 3 year old picked up a strange rash from preschool.  The rash started out light pink and almost formed a line under his lower lip.  It looked like a lower lip … Continue reading

Natural Remedy for Sinus Infections

Natural Remedy for Sinus Infections

Colloidal Silver (the brand I buy) We have been hit with the preschool “superbugs” lately.  It is not surprising that my boys get sick around Halloween.  They go to a preschool that has Halloween parties full of candy, juice, and processed cookies.  I love their preschool (by the way), just not their food policies…. which … Continue reading

Raw Potato for minor skin burns

Raw Potato for minor skin burns

Did you know that raw sliced potatoes can be used for minor skin burns? I know it sounds crazy, but it seriously works.  You place the sliced  potato directly on the burn and it literally “pulls” out the heat.  You have immediate pain relief and the burn stops burning.  How do I know this? About … Continue reading