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Should you DIY or buy natural skincare products?

Should you DIY or buy natural skincare products?

You've decided to use all-natural products to protect yourself and your family from the toxic chemicals that are abundant in today's personal care products. But. Do you DIY or buy? And while it would be really easy to give you a cut and dry answer to the question,...

15 Simple Tips for Creating a Natural Lifestyle

15 Simple Tips for Creating a Natural Lifestyle

Natural living has a lot of appeal. Savings. Better Health. Less stress. But how do you get started? Do you have to stop washing your hair and wear burlap clothing to enjoy the benefits of natural living? No. Unless, you know, you want to do that. 😉 What is natural...

3 ways to use calendula herb for happy skin

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....

How to use essential oils safely with kids

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...

Easy steps to meal prep

Easy steps to meal prep

Today's post comes from holistic health coach, Gina Lamb. Thanks so much, Gina! Have you heard the saying “Fail to plan and plan to fail?” So simple, and yet so true when it comes to prepping for the week ahead. Let’s be honest, whether you are a mom, dad, student or...

Gluten-free apple pie recipe

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”

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

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

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...

How to Go Gluten-Free

How to Go Gluten-Free

I went gluten-free a couple years ago, after realizing I had a gluten intolerance. (And was officially diagnosed in early 2016 after an EGD and colonoscopy - not fun.) My symptoms included headaches and migraines, a rash, acne and constant stomach aches. Since making...