Is Canola Oil Healthy?

Is Canola Oil Healthy

A few days ago, one of my kids commented on  a jar of mayo I had out on the counter, asking "I thought we don't eat store bought mayo because of the vegetable oils... don't we just make it?"I … [Read more...]

Spicy Cider Recipe – Natural Cold Remedy

Fire Cider natural remedy for colds, flu and sore throat

I first discovered a recipe for "fire cider™" a few years ago when I got a copy of Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs book that shares this recipe and many others.It is a traditional recipe that … [Read more...]

Soothing Garlic Soup Recipe

Garlic soup recipe - soothing and immune boosting

Garlic is a wonderful herb and culinary ingredient that has been used for thousands of years for its flavor and health benefits. I use it in my kitchen often in Italian dishes and take it raw to ward … [Read more...]

Castor Oil for Hair Growth

How to use castor oil for thicker and longer hair naturally

I've been experimenting a lot with Castor Oil lately as a natural beauty remedy. I already use it in my oil cleansing blend each day, and I'm enjoying the results from using castor oil packs on my … [Read more...]

Liquid Hand Soap Recipe

Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

We go through a lot of hand soap. A lot. From the diaper changes to the "mom come wipe me"s, there is much hand washing in our house.Ever the DIYer, I've been making foaming hand soap for years, … [Read more...]

Castor Oil Packs – How to Make & Use Them

Castor oil packs for skin and health

I was first introduced to castor oil as my due date approached with my first child. Like any mom, I was eager to meet my little one so I turned to the expansive wisdom that is Google to find ways to … [Read more...]

Sore Nose Soothing Balm Recipe

Sore Nose Soothing Balm Recipe

I'm grateful that we don't often get sick, but when we do, it is typically the runny nose and mild cough type of illness (or just seasonal allergies). I use my natural remedies to help speed recovery, … [Read more...]

Is Xylitol Healthy?

Is Xylitol Healthy

I use Xylitol in my simple whitening toothpaste and by far the most asked question in the comments of that post is about the safety of xylitol usage. Though Xylitol is absolutely not safe (and even … [Read more...]

Tart Cherry Sleep Gummies

Sleepytime gummies with tart cherry and honey and salt for deeper sleep

As a mom, I'm all for recipes that simplify and save time. That's why our dinner rotation includes simple one-pan dishes like beef and cabbage stir fry and Pakistani Kima and why I pre-make coconut … [Read more...]