50+ DIY Natural Cleaning Products For A Non Toxic Home

As time goes on we have been slowly working on taking toxic chemicals out of our cleaning supplies and making our own natural cleaning products. Not only is it healthier for our family, often times it saves us money in the long run as well. Depending on what type of cleaners you are using there can be an array of toxic chemicals. Many of these chemicals have been linked to serious health problems such as cancer, hormone disruption, reproductive problems, among others. In studies 90% of … [Read more...]

Natural Ways To Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Most adults get 2-4 cold a year and the average child easily gets 6-10 a year. This equates to consumers spending about $5 billion on over the counter remedies yearly just for the common cold. 20% of people will develop the flu. People are most contagious before they even start feeling symptoms of either illness. Virus's can survive for 3 hours outside of your body, and up to 48 hours on touchable surfaces including doorknobs, light switches, shopping carts, etc. Just a single virus within a day … [Read more...]

Wonderful and Simple Essential Oil Storage

If you have been following our blog for a while now, you would know that we started the path of healthy eating and natural living about 4 years ago now. As anyone can attest who has been through that journey it's something that doesn't happen overnight. It has been a long journey to get where we are now, but the results we have seen from doing it have been amazing! Over the years we have found great uses for essential oils. I have shared some of our mixtures of oils we use on a regular … [Read more...]

Elderberry Syrup with Echinacea and Rose Hips

There have been a lot of people that have asked me for a post on my Elderberry Syrup, so I decided it was about time to share my recipe. My recipe is pretty similar to the recipe from Wellness Mama, but I changed it around just a little bit and added in a couple extra ingredients for even better immune building properties (vitamin c and Echinacea). For the last 2 winters we have not received flu shots in our house and after reading at the levels of mercury found inside the shot I couldn't be … [Read more...]

Essential Oils Uses and Remedies

I figured it would be fun to list some essential oil uses this list contains all ideas that we use in our house and they have been helpful to us, I hope they are helpful to others as well. I use essential oils from Puritans Pride, they have amazing specials right now they have oils B1G1, they also have organic oils, and their customer service is great! Essential Oil Uses and Remedies That Work!! Make your own bug spray with Essential Oils:   We traveled to the UP of Michigan last … [Read more...]

Uses For Coconut Oil

With the fact that we are offering a giveaway of Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil, I figured it would be fun to put together a list of uses for coconut oil. There are so many of them all you really have to do is search for coconut oil uses for tons of different ideas for using them in your everyday life. Here are just a few of my favorite uses for Coconut Oil. What are some of coconut oils uses?? You can use it to replace unhealthy cooking oils in recipes Use it instead of butter or … [Read more...]

Coconut Oil Giveaway

**This post contains affiliate links*** As we started changing our diet recently one of the diet changes we have made is switching from canola oil to coconut oil, if you want to read some of the big reasons for switching read this article or this one. Coconut oil is a much healthier alternative to other normal cooking oils. So when we were given the opportunity to review Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil, I was very excited to participate! Tropical Traditions is a family owned business that … [Read more...]