My 7 Travel Essentials for Chronic Illness Making Travel a Little Easier

travelLiving with chronic illness makes day to day life difficult. The list of things I need to do each day to function can be overwhelming at times. Trying to travel with health issues is even trickier. No one wants to feel lousy on a trip, whether it’s for business or pleasure. So I’m sharing the list of items I take with me when I travel that help me to get through the trip. Hopefully this list will help you, or at least give you some ideas. Continue reading

11 Ways to Use Eucalyptus Oil

EucalyptusI love the smell of eucalyptus oil. When I diffuse it, my home smells like I’m at a spa. But eucalyptus oil has so many benefits aside from just smelling nice. Throughout history, it’s been used to heal wounds, cure fungal infections, and reduce fever. It’s also been used as a disinfectant and expectorant. So where does eucalyptus oil come from, why is it beneficial, and how can you use it to help your family? Continue reading

DIY Oil Free Mascara

mascaraI make a lot of our personal care products myself. It usually saves me money and I know that it’s natural and chemical free. One product I’ve always been nervous about making myself is makeup. I was waiting for my current supply of makeup to run out and then replace it with natural products. But my eye shadow and mascara started to irritate my eyes, so I had to throw it out. I started looking for natural products to replace them, and then I saw pricing! I simply can’t afford it, so I knew it was time to bite the bullet and figure out how to make my own. Continue reading

The Beginner’s Guide to a Fragrance-Free Life

fragrance-freeI’m very sensitive to artificial fragrances. For me, they cause headaches ranging from mild to migraine, coughing fits, irritability, and more. Now I’m not talking about naturally occurring fragrances, such as from pure essential oils or other natural sources. Those don’t cause me any problems, though some are very strong and can still have negative effects for some people. But fake fragrances can cause severe health problems. Why does this happen, and how can you live fragrance-free? Continue reading

5 NuWave Oven Recipes from the Web

recipesAll week I’ve been talking about what I love about my kitchen appliances, especially my NuWave Oven. You can read my full review here. I love how versatile it is, how easy it is to use, and the fact that using it doesn’t make my house hotter in the summertime. Today I’ve rounded up some amazing recipes you can make in the NuWave Oven that showcase how versatile this kitchen appliance truly is. Continue reading