Healthy Gift Ideas (Plus Cyber Monday Deals)

Natural & Healthy Gift Ideas

Are you ready to start (or finish) your holiday shopping? Would you like to bless your friends and family with gifts that are healthy and natural?

If so, you’ll want to check out my natural and healthy gift guide. It’s organized into categories such as natural beauty products, ingredients of DIY natural body care, food-based gifts, healthy living supplies, books, and more!

I spent a long time selecting items and creating the list, I hope it helps you!

Click here to see the gift guide.

Many heathy living companies are having some great sales today too. Here are a few you might be interested in:

Cyber Monday Sales

Bulk Herb Store – SAVE 15% Off Storewide and up to 50% off your Bulk Herb Store favorites

DIY Organic Beauty Recipes by Heather of Mommypotamus – 50% off with coupon code BLACKFRIDAY – excellent recipes in this book!

Morocco Method Hair Care – 50% off one item each day, for 5 days! Click here to see what’s 50% off today. – 30% of a hardcover or paperback book! Use coupon code: HOLIDAY30 – Details here.

It expires today! (Nov. 30)

I’m ordering one of these:
(but haven’t decided which one yet! Better hurry!)

Breaking Busy
Grain-free Family Table
Nom Nom Paleo
Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up
100 Organic Skin Care Recipes

kitchenaid mixer

KitchenAid Mixer is 42% off on Amazon.

toxin-free shampoo and conditioner


Get a FREE Shampoo and Conditioner with purchase of $150 or more. They have tons of beautiful make up, skin care products, and holiday gift sets, so this would not be hard to do!

I’ve been using this shampoo and conditioner for a few months now and am very happy with them. And that’s saying something! I’ve tried a ton of natural shampoos and conditioners and not found many to be effective. But these ones are. Love them.

Click here to shop BeautyCounter.

Vintage Remedies Courses

Many of the Vintage Remedies Courses are on sale this week!

ALL Intermediate courses (Aromatic Medicine, Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Botanical Pediatrics, and Botanical Skincare) are $165 (regular $215).
Family Herbalist is $100 off at only $395 (regular $495)!
Master Herbalist is a whopping $200 off at $795 (regular $995)!
And ALL resource books are discounted between 50% off and 85% off!

Click here for more details at

Don’t forget to check out my full list of natural and healthy gift ideas!

Healthy Gift Ideas


Just Breathe (Plus FREE Lock Screens to Help You Stay Peaceful this Week)

Just breathe

Do you sometimes need a reminder to just breathe?

Do you find yourself holding your breath? From worry, busyness, or fear?

I know I do.

Life can get hectic. Worries press in.

Overwhelm weighs heavy on our shoulders.

I don’t have answers.

But I want to gently nudge you to make an effort to pause. To take a deep breath. To pray.

As we head into the holiday season, anxiety and exhaustion can overtake us. That’s not what holidays are for! Yet, it happens so much of the time.

Could you create some type of reminder that will encourage you to take a moment to take a break? To rest? To breathe?

A sticky note on the fridge? A note in your calendar or planner?

I created a lock screen for my phone a few days ago, and it’s really helped me. Such a simple thing. But, I see it every time I pickup my phone to check messages, FB or email. That’s quite screw timescale day that I’m being reminded to breathe.

I got to thinking that some of you might need this reminder too. So, I made a couple more lock screens and decided I should share them here.

I hesitate to do this because I’m not a graphic designer. I made these to fit my iPhone 6 Plus. So, I don’t know if they will fit other phones! But I think they will.

Hope they help you this week!


Save image to your phone’s camera roll. Set it as the wallpaper on your phone’s lock screen. 

breathe script breathe pink breathe - fall leaves Breathe breathe blue

Pin to Pinterest:

- Breathe -


How to Use Bergamot Essential Oil to Reduce Stress & Anxiety

How to Use Bergamot Essential Oilto ReduceStress and Anxiety

Bergamot Essential Oil is an interesting oil. It actually comes from the skin of a citrus fruit that is inedible. The fruit looks similar to a lime, but it bumpy! Here is what bergamot looks like: Bergamot essential oil has a fresh, citrusy scent. It is uplifting, mood boosting, and stress-reducing. It has even been […]

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4 Essential Ingredients for DIY Natural Body Care {+Mountain Rose Herbs Giveaway}


If you’ve read here long, you already know that I love to make natural body care products AND I like to buy most of my supplies from Mountain Rose Herbs. Today I’m excited to share a wonderful giveaway of ingredients you can use to make natural body care products Having a select few ingredients on […]

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Healthy (and Delicious) Thanksgiving Recipes

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

I just downloaded this lovely eBook and I thought you might like to know about it! Vintage Remedies has created a FREE ebook full of healthy Thanksgiving recipes. They’ve included everything from turkey to dessert! There’s even a recipe for Pumpkin Creamer! The recipes were formulated by a formulated by a holistic chef who is also […]

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What’s coming up on the blog this week . . .

Healthy Holidays eCourse

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Delightful Links for the Weekend

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FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Seasonal Products from ePantry!

Mrs-Meyers FREE

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Join me for a Healthy Holiday Season!

Healthy Holidays eCourse

  Are you concerned about staying healthy this holiday season? Would you like to avoid illness during the winter months? Are you one of the many people who find the holidays deplete their health, add extra weight, and cause the new year to start out on the wrong foot? Would you like to your family […]

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I’m pretty good at messing up . . .


One thing I’m quite talented at is making a mess of things. I burn the dinner. Say “yes” when I should say “no”. Am easily distracted and forget important events (like making dinner). Mix up my priorities. Get cranky when I should show grace. I’m tempted to quit. To stop striving for improvement. To stop […]

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