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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

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

ABC Homeopathy

ABC Homeopathy

A great ABC’s of Homeopathy.  The basics.  Simplified.  Easy to read.  Many of my readers (and friends) email me often and ask me what books I recommend for parents wanting to learn more about Homeopathy and Childhood Illnesses.  This is one of the first books I read when I started using natural healing.  It is … 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

Natural Ways to Reduce Anxiety

Natural Ways to Reduce Anxiety

What are your ways to reduce anxiety?  I eat foods that help me reduce anxiety.  I exercise to reduce anxiety.  I do deep breathing to reduce anxiety.  Many things help to reduce anxiety, but one important Mineral really reduces anxiety.  Any guesses??  This Mineral is the popular Mineral Magnesium.  Magnesium lotion, oil, powder, and bath … Continue reading

My trip to the Emergency Room

My trip to the Emergency Room

I wanted to write a quick update about my health status.  I was severely ill the last 10 days and I ended up in the Emergency Room twice! Not something that I am used too.  I haven’t been to a hospital in over 5 years (birth of first son).  I haven’t even been to a … 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

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

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

Stubborn cough going around…

Stubborn cough going around…

Picture Source My oldest son caught a nasty upper respiratory infection about 2 weeks ago.  It may have been bronchitis, whooping cough, or RSV.  It didn’t get TOO serious, but it was persistent and stubborn.  We managed pretty good at home with our arsenal of natural medicines and healthy diet.  Seems like many of these … 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

Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice

Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice

A few weeks ago I started drinking wheatgrass juice~ almost everyday.  I started slow with only 2-3 ounces and now I am up to about 6-8 ounces a day.  At first I was not too thrilled about the added green drink to my diet, but now I find body really looking forward to my wheatgrass … Continue reading

Natural Cough Syrups

Natural Cough Syrups

I am getting a lot of phone calls from friends and family regarding Whooping Cough.  I did a post about my recommendations here, but wanted to add a post on cough syrups for Whooping Cough.  There are some great options available online and in your local stores.  It seems like whooping cough is still circulating, … Continue reading

Traditional Cooking made simple.

Traditional Cooking made simple.

Can Traditional Cooking be Simple? Yes it can! There are a few ways it can be easier on us (some of us are busy you know):). Why cook traditionally in the first place?  The answer: health benefits.  People are becoming more educated on digestive health and understand its vast importance.  Children need nutritious meals for … Continue reading

Cold & Flu Kits

Cold & Flu Kits

Since cold & flu season is upon us and it’s time to stock up on my natural remedies. 1. I have already used this one with great success, just a few weeks ago.  This combination remedy works great for colds and flus going around.  There was a very nasty sinus infection/ congestion going around and … Continue reading

Benefits of Epsom Salt

Benefits of Epsom Salt

A few days ago I was shopping at a local supermarket and there was a sale for Epsom Salt.  I thought this would be a good time to stock up.  Why?  Well, Epsom Salt has powerful benefits.  The first time I juice fasted (10 yrs ago), epsom salt added to warm water was a beverage … Continue reading

Magnesium rich foods

Magnesium rich foods

Magnesium is a very important mineral.  I notice a big difference in my mood when I am not getting enough magnesium in my diet.  I am usually cranky, tired, and little on edge.  Sometimes I will even get headaches when I don’t get enough magnesium.  Here is a great list of ways Magnesium helps your … Continue reading

Water Kefir Class

Water Kefir Class

What is Water Kefir?  It is a bubbly natural soda packed with probiotics.  Water kefir contains over 40 strains of beneficial bacteria and yeast~probiotics.  A full list can be found here.  There are countless sites that discuss the benefits of probiotics, but one thing that stands out about water kefir is that these strains of … Continue reading

Natural Sunburn Relief

Natural Sunburn Relief

A bad sunburn at the end of a fun day outside can just about ruin it.  We do a lot of preventative things to avoid sunburns.  Here are a few: Don’t worry- this is not a picture of my arm. 1. Take high doses of fermented cod liver oil (helps w/ Vit D deficiency- why … Continue reading

Natural Remedy for Whooping Cough

Natural Remedy for Whooping Cough

Whooping cough is a bacterial infection of the upper respiratory tract, primarily effecting both vaccinated and unvaccinated children. It’s highly contagious, and adult whooping cough is not uncommon. It starts as a common cold and develops into a spasmodic, persistent, suffocative cough accompanied by a sore throat, fever, mucus secretion and vomiting. Coughing continues until … Continue reading

3 Natural Remedies for Warts

3 Natural Remedies for Warts

Warts are becoming more and more common. If you have never seen a wart consider yourself lucky, most of us have had one or know someone that has. They are hard rough lumps growing on the skin, caused by infection with certain viruses and occurring typically on the hands or feet. If you have one, you want it GONE as quickly as possible. Continue reading

Natural Remedy for Chickenpox

Natural Remedy for Chickenpox

A few days ago I had a friend email me about chickenpox.  Her children had been exposed and she wanted to be prepared for the good, the bad, and the ugly.  What is chickenpox? Chickenpox is a viral infection in which a person develops extremely itchy blisters all over the body. It used to be … Continue reading

Flu. Fever. Grief. Food Poisoning. Teething. Colds.

Flu. Fever. Grief. Food Poisoning. Teething. Colds.

Remedies for Specific Situations and Acute Illnesses Kali-bichromicum. Number one remedy for sinus infections. Chamomilla. Number one remedy for teething. Ignatia. Number one remedy for acute grief or emotional shock. Belladonna. Number one remedy for high fever. Aconite. Number one remedy for nipping a cold in the bud, especially if onset is precipitated by a cold, … Continue reading