How to Make Healthy Toothpaste My Newest Recipe

toothpasteI’ve posted before about making my own toothpaste and mouthwash, including the reasons why and links to the recipes I use. You can read about it here. However, I am constantly trying to improve what I make for my family’s health. So I have been doing research and tweaking my recipe. I’ve come up with a completely new recipe, with more beneficial ingredients for oral health. Plus this one is a lot easier to make. Before I share the recipe, let’s look at the ingredients and why they’re good for you. Continue reading

Product Review: Hyland’s Leg Cramp Tablets

leg cramp tabletsA leg cramp is the worst. Except when it wakes you up at night, and then it’s THE WORST! There are many ways to prevent cramps, such as making sure you get enough potassium, staying hydrated, and stretching before exercise. But sometimes you still get a leg cramp that feels debilitating. Is there something that can bring quick relief? Today I’m reviewing Hyland’s Leg Cramp Tablets, explaining how they work and whether they’re worth the money. 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

9 Natural DIY Essentials

DIY NaturalIf you’ve read any of this blog, you know I love to make my own cleaning and personal care products. Getting started can be a little overwhelming, though. What are the basic products you need for natural DIY? How do you know you’re getting a quality product? Is it expensive to get started? These are all questions that were swirling in my brain. I did a lot of reading and collected recipes for DIY products, but ultimately I had to just dive in to really figure out what was going to work for us. So if you’re looking to get started on the natural DIY path, I’d like to help you sort out the confusion. Continue reading

Sleep Better Naturally

sleepI’ve struggled with fatigue for more than half my life. Sometimes I can’t fall asleep, sometimes I wake up too early, sometimes I toss and turn all night. Even nights when I sleep well and enough, I wake up tired. Fatigue has become such a part of my life. I’ve found many tricks to improve my sleep and minimize that tired feeling throughout the day. The fatigue never goes away and I still have bad days, but these methods help. Even better, they are natural. Continue reading

Battle the Flu Naturally

fluLast week, my husband and I battled the flu. He came down with it first, and a couple of days later, I was sick as well. It’s been miserable-fever, aches, coughing, sore throat. My husband needed a breathing treatment and was prescribed an inhaler because his lungs sounded so bad. So I began reading up on the symptoms and learning natural ways to treat them. I have learned a lot and would like to share what I’ve found with you.
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