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How to use essential oils safely with kids

You want to keep your family healthy naturally. You know, based on your research, that plant-based remedies are a good move. They're safe. They're effective. They can save you a lot of money. And you like that essential oils are a super easy way to use herbs in your...

Gluten-free apple pie recipe

Years ago, I discovered a dessert recipe that quickly became a mainstay in our home. Because salted caramel and apples are meant to be together and their union should happen in my stomach. Amen. Soon, we'd tweaked this recipe and turned it into a full pie drizzled...

Why self-care is as simple as saying “thank you”

An attitude of gratitude is fundamental to a great life. And it makes all those self-care steps you take go so much further. Think about it - if you’re going through the motions and taking impeccable care of yourself, but fail to give thanks (or worse, complain about...

7 self-care rituals that take 15 minutes or less

Rituals are a way to celebrate life and infuse our days with meaning. A routine is made up of those things we do every day. A ritual is how we break up the monotony, create joy in the mundane and nourish our souls. Over the last few years, I’ve infused my days with...

Easy Peasy DIY Honey Simple Syrup

We've had gorgeous weather this week, which means lots of swinging in the hammock, time in the mud and gallons of sun tea. I love sun tea, especially when mixed with lemonade for an Arnold Palmer. What I don't love is when I mix in some sugar or honey and it sinks to...

7 simple practices for a happier body

I haven't always had the happiest body - I was a sickly child who grew into a sickly adult. When I entered my twenties I did so with a lot of emotional baggage, extra weight and serious body image issues. Recipe for a happy body? Not so much. Thankfully, though, a lot...

3 natural gifts you need to make NOW

It's the week before Christmas and you've just been inspired to give all your loved ones natural gifts this year. And not just any natural gifts, mind you, but DIY natural gifts. It's going to be awesome. Only, you don't have all the supplies and ingredients you need...