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Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry Syrup

It’s cold and flu season so I’ve prepared an awesome elderberry syrup to help amp up my immunity.  I recently read an article on elderberries being used as treatment for a flu epidemic in Panama so did a little more research on them.  Turns out this berry […]

Mosquito Bite Itch Relief Essential Oil Blend

Mosquito Bite Itch Relief Essential Oil Blend

Having more nature in my backyard means having more creepy crawlies and many more mosquitos since there’s wetland nearby.  I’ve been working on an essential oil blend to use as insect repellent intending to avoid getting bit in the first place but it’s not quite right yet… soon!   In […]

Healing Skin Cream for Eczema and Psoriasis

Healing Skin Cream for Eczema and Psoriasis

 Whoa! What a snap back into reality (and winter) with school back in session, oh wait, just kidding, school’s closed today due to the excessive cold.  I really didn’t need the girls to be home again today after a nice two week vacation.  Not that […]

Salty Soak Bath Salts

Salty Soak Bath Salts

I just realized that’s its exactly two weeks before Christmas!  Yikes!!  In case you have any last minute gift needs, this recipe for Salty Soak bath salts is an awesome gift for relaxation.  Pair it with some soothing tea and massage perhaps and you’ve got […]

DIY Four Thieves Oil

DIY Four Thieves Oil

Yay for pretty fall leaves! My son and I had a nice little walk around the neighborhood this morning to admire the changing colors. Which also reminded me that cooler weather leads to the start of cold and flu season.  Sigh. That part of the season change is certainly not something […]

DIY Deodorant Creme

DIY Deodorant Creme

Good morning!  Not long ago, I made the move to eliminate as many toxins from my everyday beauty products as reasonably possible. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and absorbs (and purges) toxins though it’s porous surface. This got me thinking about how […]

Tea Tree Shoe Spray

Tea Tree Shoe Spray

    Fall sports are beginning and it’s nearly time to put away the sandals. You know what that means? Too many hours of shoe wearing which occasionally leads to a little stinky shoe funk. Many of the store bought shoe deodorizers and sprays leave me sneezing and sometimes […]


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