Home Remedy for Muscle and Joint Pain

When I was in high school, I remember my left knee getting awfully sore and swollen during my senior year–particularly after physical activity. As a show choir member (we did lots of dancing if you’re not familiar with show choir) and golfer, I was fairly active. As a right-handed golfer, specifically, my left knee tookContinue reading “Home Remedy for Muscle and Joint Pain”

Easy Homemade Hair & Body Wash

Ya know what I love most about homemade hair and body wash? I can customize it in any way to suit my needs. Plus, since I know what’s going into it, I know it’s all-natural and free of artificial additives, chemicals, and preservatives. That means it’s better for my skin and hair. It’s a win-win!Continue reading “Easy Homemade Hair & Body Wash”

De-stink Your Dogs, Naturally!

One of our dogs is a German shepherd mix, which means she has a medium-length, thick coat with an even thicker undercoat. She also LOVES to swim! One dip in the lake, and her smell will send you running for days! That coat just traps everything in. It takes a long time to dry, andContinue reading “De-stink Your Dogs, Naturally!”

DIY, All-natural Shower Melts

A while back, I posted my bath bomb recipe. If you read it, you know I’m not a bath person. Well, it turns out lots of you aren’t either! I got several questions about an equivalent “shower bomb.” The idea is the same, really. Call them what you want, but I like the name “showerContinue reading “DIY, All-natural Shower Melts”

Colic Relief with Essential Oils

Being a parent is tough; there are no ifs, ands, or buts, or about it. Newborns bring with them a whole set of unique challenges. Between middle-of-the-night feedings, constant diaper changes, and all the other struggles that come with newborns, parents are just plain tired. We’re told to “sleep when they sleep,” which in theoryContinue reading “Colic Relief with Essential Oils”

Simple Sugar Scrub Recipe

  Sugar scrubs are awesome for exfoliating and deep cleansing. They’re also super easy and inexpensive to make yourself! You can customize it however you’d like using white or brown sugar (or a combination of both) and essential oils of your choosing. Different essential oils can add not only a great fragrance but also variousContinue reading “Simple Sugar Scrub Recipe”

Get Relief from Your Cold with All-natural Essential Oils

  We’ve all been there: the first signs of an oncoming cold appear. Maybe for you it’s a scratchy throat or a runny nose or an annoying cough. Whatever that sign is, we all react in a similar way–UGH. Several years ago, I was quick to reach for over-the-counter “remedies” when these symptoms hit. IContinue reading “Get Relief from Your Cold with All-natural Essential Oils”

Make Your Own All-natural Baby Wipes

Baby wipes are pretty darn expensive. Plus, have you read the ingredients? Yikes. They’re full of harsh, artificial ingredients that can cause skin irritations. That doesn’t sound too appealing. Recently, Water Wipes came out. Now these are pretty great from an ingredient standpoint, but wow! They’re even MORE expensive–despite have FEWER things in them… IContinue reading “Make Your Own All-natural Baby Wipes”

Easily Make Your Own All-natural Deodorant

Natural deodorants can be a turnoff for some folks. Maybe you’re worried it won’t work well. Maybe you’ll sweat a ton. Maybe it just costs a fortune. I’ll admit most store-bought natural deodorants are quite expensive. A quick Amazon search will show you they run anywhere from $8 to 15 a stick. That certainly isContinue reading “Easily Make Your Own All-natural Deodorant”

Stress & Anxiety Relief with Essential Oils

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve struggled occasionally with anxiety. I’m not anxious all the time, but I do have some specific triggers that give me panic attacks. As a kid, I didn’t understand what it was, so I just “dealt” with it–I was NOT successful on that front! When I got into collegeContinue reading “Stress & Anxiety Relief with Essential Oils”