Essential Oil Remedies for Croup

It seemed almost routine for awhile; that dreaded barky cough appearing in late winter or early spring, even though we tried to stay healthy, and take our immune-boosting supplements.

The natural remedies were stocked in our medicine box, and have worked well. But it still felt a bit like we were waiting

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Healing Rose Hand Cream

Post by Contributing Writer, Katie

Spring is here! With the change of weather many of us are spending more time in the garden planting seeds and seedlings. I am soaking up the sun and enjoying the slightly warmer days. No more shoes for this gal; I am barefoot in the

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Natural Headache Remedies

It happens to all of us at one time or another, for various reasons: the headache that you just need to go away.

Instead of popping a pill that may or may not have suspicious chemicals, side effects, or just masks the core issue, try one of these easy natural remedies instead!

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Did I Do a Fad Diet? {Whole 30 Update!}

For the Lenten season, I decided to go through the Whole 30. You can find all the details from the authors at Whole9Life. To sum it up, it is 30 days of:

No Sugar No Dairy No Grains (including corn and white potatoes) No Legumes (including peas, soy, and peanuts) No Alcohol No “Paleo-ifying” foods

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Frugal Wellness {Should I Take a Supplement?}

While visiting with a friend the other day, she and I were comparing thoughts (as naturally-minded mamas do), on various family health needs, remedies, and supplements (and how to get the kids to take them).

There’s always a balance, isn’t there? We want to nourish our families for optimal health, to provide

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Homemade Cinnamon-Myrrh Toothpaste

It has been ages since I posted about our homemade toothpaste, and it has varied a bit over the years. I’ve updated it a bit with some healthy ingredients, and changed the flavor just for fun.

It’s a bit of a combination between my original recipe and Beth & Stephanie’s.

I kept the coconut oil,

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Homemade Hair Butter

Several years ago, while we were waiting to adopt our first baby, the popular topic of conversation in our adoption classes/forums was “ethnic hair care.” We quickly became familiar with a popular pink-colored lotion.

However, by the time our little girl was a year old, we realized the wheat germ oil (plus

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Soothing Lemon Tisane

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Spring time is on its way! It is slowly showing its face as flowers start to bloom after their long winter’s nap. Little shoots in my garden are poking their way through the soil ready to become delicious vegetables this summer. I love the cool gentle breeze

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Natural Handmade Mineral Makeup Giveaway!

When choosing cosmetics, I prefer a natural look, as well as natural ingredients. I have been pleased with my selection of handmade makeup by Redeeming Beauty! She happily helped me match just the right shades to my skin color, so I didn’t have to guess. (I love the long-lasting feel of the Shea

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Natural Beauty Routine

Photo by http://www.redeemingbeautyminerals.com

Since posting about some of my favorite cosmetics lately, I’ve received inquiries about the rest of my routine. To fill in the gaps, here it is!

We run businesses out of our home, so every day is a “work day” for us. Therefore, I need to have a somewhat professional

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