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Essential Oils for Yoga

About a year ago, we moved out of our bus, into a 3 bedroom, 1 bath house with a large fenced yard and a laundry line (something I've wanted for a very long time). The transition was challenging, but it had its perks. For one, we have the most amazing neighbors ever....

DIY All-Purpose Cleaning Spray

One of the simplest ways to create a healthier home is to remove all the toxic cleaners from your space. You can do that easily with this DIY all-purpose cleaning spray If you’re used to using harsh chemicals to get your house clean, you might wonder if it’s really...

Top Essential Oil Books and Courses

When I first started using essential oils, I got this great idea. What if, instead of deodorant, I just rubbed on a few drops of wild orange (because I love the smell) and call it good? Guess what happened? It burned. A lot. Turns out, diluting it with some coconut...

DIY Herbal Infusion for Stressed Moms

As I was talking to my friend one day, the conversation turned to how we handle stress. A fellow mom of four children, my friend admitted that she often gets stressed out with the craziness that can accompany having a bunch of kids to care for. "Oh yes, I said. I so...

5 Essential Tips for the Budding Herbalist

When I decided to start using herbs in my home, I was totally overwhelmed and had no idea where to start. Which is funny because I come from a long line of natural healers and my dad has been running an organic herb farm since I was 5-years-old ... (I have to come to...

3 Reasons to DIY Personal Care Products

Word on the street is that I'm crunchy. Or, as my mom likes to call me, a hippie. While I'm still not sure if that's how I'd describe myself, I know it all started when I decided I was going to DIY my personal care products. It started out innocently enough - I was...

Homemade Natural Mouthwash

I was making out the grocery list recently and noticed that my oversized bottle of store-bought mouthwash (begins with Sc…) was nearly empty. Now, I buy this particular brand because I know for sure it is gluten-free. Photo credit: Meagan of Growing Up Herbal (please...

How to Become Your Family Herbalist

My history with herbal remedies began when I was pretty young. You see, I grew up on an herb farm, where my dad managed the growing and processing of herbs for a world-wide herbal wholesale company. (He still does, in fact, and we lived there on our bus.) The summers...

How To Make Your Own Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry Syrup is a great natural remedy for colds and flu. Elderberries are high in vitamins A, B, and C and help support a healthy immune system. Research shows that elderberry syrup can reduce the the length and severity of the cold and flu (this study). Also,...