DIY Warming Hand and Foot Rub

DIY Warming Hand and Foot Rub

Just listened to the weatherman predict record lows for our New Year’s Eve. Like, cold, cold. Like 20 below 0 cold with a windchill of -35!! That’s reeeeaaallly cold for this California transplant. And it’s cold for the Midwest, for sure. Anyway, I’m preparing to batten down the hatches and thinking about not going aaaaanywhere…

How to Make Black Elderberry Lemon Syrup

How to Make Black Elderberry Lemon Syrup

Elderberry has become one of my very favorite plants on the planet. It’s not particularly pretty or anything, but the health benefits we’ve gotten from it are enormous! What is elderberry? Also known as Sambucus Nigra and Sambucus Canadensis, it’s a bushy plant that produces large clusters of white flowers in the early summer which…

10 Ways to Use On Guard Essential Oil

10 Ways to Use On Guard Essential Oil

On Guard has quickly become one of my very favorite oils. As a mom of three busy little ones, I find myself using it a lot! I’m so thankful for the amazing support it gives me! What is On Guard? On Guard is doTERRA’s protective blend. It’s a beautiful blend of Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud,…

Goldenrod: a Late-Summer Gift for Your Wellness

Goldenrod: a Late-Summer Gift for Your Wellness

I’ve been gathering goldenrod like a crazy woman lately. There’s something about the gorgeous, golden hue that makes me a little giddy. I’ve always loved earthy, Fall hues, and golden, mustard yellow is one of my top favorites. I love to gather goldenrod and dry it because it keeps its color so well and is…

Tips, Tricks, and Safety Guidelines for using Essential Oils in the Kitchen

Tips, Tricks, and Safety Guidelines for using Essential Oils in the Kitchen

I have a cabinet right next to my kitchen filled full of essential oils, supplements and herbal remedies. It’s my go-to place time and time again for all the little bumps, bruises and scrapes of life. It’s what I pull from when someone is sick or has a headache or other pain. It’s where I…

5 Essential Oils for Seasonal Sniffles, Sneezing, and Itchiness

5 Essential Oils for Seasonal Sniffles, Sneezing, and Itchiness

Have you been sneezing, sniffing, or itching lately? I have! Certain times of the year I’m affected by things in the air and I can get pretty miserable. Itchy, watery eyes, stuffy, runny nose, sneezing, sniffling… the works. I take raw local honey, drink local raw milk, drink nettle tea, and do several other things…

10 Ways to Use Peppermint Essential Oil

10 Ways to Use Peppermint Essential Oil

Mint plants and essential oils have been used for centuries to support a variety of things. Their use is widely found in European herbal history as they were used extensively for therapeutic uses. Their history can also be traced throughout ancient Egyptian, Chinese, Greek, and Japanese folk medicine. Peppermint wasn’t as widely discovered or used until…

10 Oils to Use for an AMAZING School Year

10 Oils to Use for an AMAZING School Year

I’ve been doing some work getting geared up for this coming school year. We won’t start until September, but I bet a lot of you have already started! Am I the only one who feels like Summer flew by?  Regardless, it’s left me thinking through ways that we can be prepared for school days and…

Making Ginger Beet Kvass

Making Ginger Beet Kvass

I’ll preface this by saying that beet kvass is not for everyone. It’s an acquired taste (and one that I’m still trying to acquire!). My husband loves it, I’m trying to learn to like it. It has a salty, earthy flavor, reminiscent of tomato juice.   We’re on this journey of learning to love old…

Homemade Soothing Baby Balm with Essential Oils

Homemade Soothing Baby Balm with Essential Oils

I’ve been making baby balm for a while now. It’s gentle and soothing to irritated, dry, chapped skin, and it’s very moisturizing. I have been able to completely replace baby lotion and diaper rash creams with this one recipe! My kids and I are all extremely fair-skinned, redheads. I can probably thank our Scots-Irish ancestors…

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