Warning You May Be Killing Yourself! Do you still have tons of chemicals in your house? Here are 6 easy ways to go chemical free. Have you been wanting to go chemical free like I have? It can be a challenge. It’s much easier if you do one thing at a time. Here are 6 ways to take to start on your path to becoming chemical free. 1. Make your own food Most of the easy processed food is full of preservatives. A great start to becoming chemcial free is to make those foods yourself. We have a great
Homemade Chest Rub is a natural version of Vicks Vapor Rub using essential oils. After using essential oils for more than a year, I have seen a significant difference in my health. I just don’t get sick as often. I am thankful that I can use natural products to help me stay well. I love that I don’t have to put chemicals in my body. I found this recipe in one of my essential oil groups. We have been using it this winter to support our respiratory system to stay well. This rub is much like the muscle rub and
After Sun Spray is great for those times you forget to put sunscreen on and get a sunburn. It’s soothing, moisturizing and takes the sting out. I’ve already done it. I worked in the garden for a couple hours and forgot to put on sunscreen. I am part Swedish. This means I burn. Burn easily. Burn often. I once got second degree burns from the sun. I am not proud of this. You would think I would learn. But somehow, I still forget to put sunscreen on. Aloe vera gel has been my friend for many years. Someone once told
Sleep Cream is easy to make and is completely natural. It uses essential oils to support your sleep system and avoid sleepless nights! Last week my mom and I went to Denver to visit our friends Auntie M and Colorado BFF and their family. We stayed up late, ate a lot, and talked a lot. We had a blast. This is the first visit I had made after getting my Young Living essential oils. We had a great time smelling them all and me teaching them how to use them. Friday night I taught a class about oils and we
Muscle Rub is easy to make, use, and is all natural. It uses essential oils to support you muscles after a work out or strenuous work. Last week my mom and I went to Denver to visit our friends Auntie M and Colorado BFF and their family. We stayed up late, ate a lot, and talked a lot. We had a blast. This is the first visit I had made after getting my Young Living essential oils. We had a great time smelling them all and me teaching them how to use them. Friday night I taught a class about
Homemade Natural Hair Conditioner is simple to make and a great alternative to unnatural store bought conditioner that has chemicals in it that are bad for your hair and you. Jamie warned me a while back that I am starting to edge on the side of granola. And while I don’t want to be a full on granola (and neither does The Hardworking Husband), I do want to move more toward using natural products. In doing research, I have found that the uterine fibroids I have may have been caused by some of the unnatural products I’ve been using.
Do you suffer from terribly dry skin in the winter like we do? Try these Coconut Oil In-Shower Lotion Bars and your skin will thank you. Jamie, Lucy and I live in Idaho which has a very dry climate. I struggle with terribly dry skin in the winter. I have tried nearly everything under the sun. My favorite has been Oil of Olay Quench In Shower Lotion. But like most products I like, it quickly becomes hard to find or the stores stop carrying it. I have found it on Amazon, but it is much more expensive than it was
I’ve been trying to change out a lot of the things I use regularly with products I can make myself. One that I’ve been avoiding for quite some time is DIY deodorant. Why have I been avoiding it? Well this may be too much information for you, but once I got pregnant the first time, I started sweating like crazy. And that sweating hasn’t gone away. So honestly, I knew that my deodorant worked, and I didn’t really want to take a chance with a DIY deodorant, and risk stinking! Currently, there is no definitive research that links the
Welcome back to another Outside the Box Monday! Today I’m sharing with you how to make your own homemade lip balm. I love making homemade lip balm, since I know that it doesn’t have a bunch of chemicals in it, because I can flavor it any way I like, and because it’s so easy! With Mother’s Day coming up soon, I figured I’d share this homemade lip balm recipe, which goes perfectly with the Ginger Citrus Scrub I shared last week, if you’d like to put together a good pampering present for the women in your life who have everything!
Welcome back to another “Outside the Box Monday!” Today I’m sharing a recipe to make your own cough syrup! I bet most of you didn’t even know it was possible to make your own cough syrup, but it is– and best of all, it’s easy! Making your own cough syrup will save you money. But even better is the fact that these recipes are natural, and you don’t have to worry about giving your family chemicals, dyes, and other questionable ingredients. My mom actually shared this first recipe with me a while back, and we used it and loved it,