Is Your Makeup Toxic?

Is Your Makeup Toxic - Probably

Sadly, most conventional make up is full of toxins. I used to think it couldn’t be all that bad, since it was used by so many people. But I was wrong, wrong, wrong. Did you know the United States has not passed a federal law to regulate the ingredients used in personal care products since […]

How to Make Plantain Salve

Plantain Salve

Plantain is excellent for treating all manner of wounds and skin irritations. Bug bites, cuts and scrapes are some of the most common issues treated with plantain. While it would be beneficial to treat such conditions with fresh plantain, it may not be available when you need it. Thus, the plantain salve is born. This […]

Strawberry-Chia Facial Scrub

diy strawberry-chia face scrub

This strawberry-chia face scrub may not be anything to look at, but it certainly does an excellent job of removing dead skin cells and brightening the skin. Make this face scrub in a couple of minutes and use immediately. Thaw out a frozen strawberry for this recipe, if fresh ones are not available. Use organic strawberries, […]

DIY Lavender-Rose Bath Soak

DIY Lavender-Rose Bath Soak

This bath soak was created to provide relaxation for the body and mind. The combination of salts in this bath soak help to soothe tired muscles and may even draw out toxins. The  minerals contained in the salts may also be absorbed through the skin, providing added benefits beyond relaxation. The scents of rose and […]

Rose Petal Body Scrub Recipe (And Winner of Natural Body Care Package Announced!)

scrubs collage

Did I tell you that I was working on revisions for Simple Scrubs to Make and Give? I was. And it’s finally done! 10 new recipes were added, plus extra information about preserving scrubs. (If you have already purchased this eBook you will be send the new version soon). One of my favorite new recipes […]

What it feels like to have an autoimmune disease

what it feels like to have an autoimmune disease

I sat in the rocking hair, surrounded by a chattering, and happy family. It was Christmas morning. I smiled at their joy, but inside I asked myself, “Is this what it feels like when you are dying?” The hollowness of my eyes was heavy and throbbing, my stomach churned, my body ached, my nerves were […]

10 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

essential oil and lavender flowers

Lavender essential oil is well-known for it’s ability to reduce anxiety and enhance a feeling of  serenity. It’s also frequently used for promoting relaxation and sleep. Lavender also has anti-microbial properties. Diffuse Diffuse lavender essential oil to help bring peace and calm to your surroundings. I love my essential oil diffuser and find that adding […]

Veggie Bonus Challenge!

bonus veggie eating challenge

If you are participating in the vegetable eating challenge, I’ve got a bonus challenge that will help you meet the 10 servings of vegetables a day quota. Ready? Eat veggies at every meal. Yes. Every meal. Consuming veggies throughout the day will not only increase your intake of vegetables, it will help you feel better as […]

Online Resources for Healthy Shopping

Online Shopping for Healthy Living Resources

The internet has made shopping for healthy food (and other health-enhancing products) much easier. And less expensive. A number of years ago I lived in a small town in the mountains of Colorado; I did much of my shopping through Amazon. It was so nice to be able to get the stuff I needed without […]

7 Ways to Eat More Veggies (Plus Veggie Challenge Update!)

7 ways to eat more vegetables

I am thrilled to see so many of you joining me for the Vegetable Eating Challenge! It’s much more fun to do this with friends! I find eating veggies one of the hardest habits to stick with. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because of the multiple steps involved in preparing them or perhaps it’s […]