Essential Oils · GAPS™ Diet · Healthy Environment · Natural Healing

Elderberry Syrup

The cold and flu season is upon us!!! There are so many germs flying around right now, I can practically see them floating in the air. I am not a big fan of sickness in general (who is?) and so I take extra precautions when I hear everyone around me hacking away: I load up…… Continue reading Elderberry Syrup

Essential Oils · Healthy Environment

Natural Bug Repellant

  Photo via Visual hunt   I am a human mosquito magnet. No joke!  My husband even notices it; whenever he’s outdoors and is starting to get bit by flying insects, he laughs and encourages his “mosquito repellant” to get a little closer.  The bugs fly from him and attack me. When I first started…… Continue reading Natural Bug Repellant

Essential Oils · GAPS™ Diet

Snowflake Peppermint Fudge

I generally find that in the winter I tend to eat healthier: as it gets colder, I am more likely to crave nourishing soups, broth, warm home-cooked dishes, and steamed veggies with butter or ghee. In the summer, it generally is so hot in the kitchen that I don’t feel like cooking (and much less…… Continue reading Snowflake Peppermint Fudge

Essential Oils · Healthy Environment

Dishwasher Detergent

Continuing along with the theme of cleaning up our homes and keeping them free of toxic chemicals, the next recipe I will post will be for dishwasher detergent. So many conventional detergents, from powders to liquid to pods, contain several ingredients that can be toxic to our health: things like hormone disruptors, carcinogens (cancer forming),…… Continue reading Dishwasher Detergent

Essential Oils · Healthy Environment

DIY Liquid Dish Soap

My oldest son after enjoying some pasta and sauce, his favorite meal when he was two.  A rare moment of catching a smile and eye contact on camera!   Over time, little by little, we have slowly been transforming our entire lifestyle. It started almost six years ago, when I first learned to become a label reader.…… Continue reading DIY Liquid Dish Soap