Clear skin starts in your gut

For the longest time, I was frustrated with the way my skin looked. I tried so many lotions, potions and prescriptions to address the acne and itchy rash that baffled every doctor I saw. After 10 years of frustration, I realized conventional wisdom wasn't going to do...

3 ways to use calendula herb for happy skin

You've probably run across Calendula in your herbal research. You may even have some in your herbal apothecary. (If you need help building your apothecary and keeping it simple, be sure to check out this free guide.) But you might not know exactly what to do with it....

DIY detoxifying salt bath

Do you ever feel like you’re juggling too many things on your plate, and wearing too many hats? It’s easy to neglect yourself after a busy day, but one thing that helps me stay centered (and sane!) is taking a nice, long salt bath. Self-care is an important part of...

DIY Massage Oil for Couples

I'm big on connection. When it comes to my marriage, though, I know all to well how easy it is to drift apart as a couple. Between my business and my husband's role as a paramedic captain, things get busy. Add in our four children and it’s a miracle we have a chance...

DIY Scar Salve

A few years ago, I went to see my dermatologist. I had a mole on my shoulder that had gradually been getting bigger with each pregnancy and by the time my fourth was born, it was pretty large. So I went in, the doc looked at it and I left the office with a band-aid in...

Create a morning routine

It's 7:45 am. You open your eyes and try to blink the sleep out of them. In an attempt to get to the bathroom, you try to roll over, but can't. There are kids piled on your bed, blocking you in. Irritated, you lie there, thinking about how you really need to pee. But...