DIY Gift Ideas

Now is the perfect time to start working on DIY gift ideas to share your love of holistic health with family and friends! While I definitely buy some Christmas presents, I also enjoy being able to give gifts that I made myself for several reasons: Homemade gifts seem more personal than store bought items. I …

14 Uplifting Essential Oils + 6 Blend Recipes

Outside my windows, the leaves are beginning to change colors – adding bright orange and yellow to the edges of all the green. There’s no denying the beauty of fall, yet it often brings a feeling of sadness and dread. After all, winter is coming. When these feelings surface, I like to turn to uplifting …

The Power of a Detox Bath

Do you ever feel so run-down that you have to force yourself to get up and do things? Do you wake up feeling tired or feel like you’re ready to go back to bed just an hour or two after getting up? If the phrase, “I’m already tired tomorrow” hits home for you, a relaxing …

Top 10 Essential Oils Every Family Should Have

Essential oils, the concentrated liquid essence obtained from plants of all sorts, offer an easy-to-use and effective method of supporting both physical and emotional health. Their (usually) pleasant fragrance makes EOs a delight to use, even for kids who often balk at taking medicine. I’ve put together this list of ten essential oils every family …

Promote Restful Sleep Naturally

How many mornings do you wake up feeling groggy and saying, “I didn’t sleep well.” For me, it’s been too many mornings to count! Thankfully, the world of holistic health has many options to help promote restful sleep. From herbal tea to aromatherapy, restful sleep is not far away. Let’s look at aromatherapy options first…. …

Homemade Antibiotic Ointment

Cuts, scrapes, and burns. We all get them … some, more often than others. And for us parents, it sometimes seems we’re dealing with some sort of cut or scrape every single day. We wash cuts with soap and warm water and run lots of cold water over a burn. Then what? Do you reach …

Where to Find Quality Essential Oils

Essential oils seem to be all the rage these days. Hardly a week goes by that my Facebook feed doesn’t show someone gushing over these amazing plant essences. Amazing they are, indeed. I’ve used essential oils to treat everything from sore throats to whooping cough. With their pleasing fragrances, they certainly make the most enjoyable …

How to Make Homemade Herbal Salve

A homemade herbal salve can soothe and speed healing in many skin conditions – first aid for cuts, scrapes, bruises, and burns cooling and relieving rashes moisturizing and restoring dry skin shrinking varicose veins and much more. Any herb can be used as a base for a salve, which means that your homemade herbal salve …