Homemade Holiday Gift Series #1 // Mint Chocolate Lip Balm

This super yummy lip balm recipe is a crowd pleaser!  It is also an easy to make and cost effective homemade holiday gift.  This all-natural recipe is made with healing organic cocoa butter, oils & beeswax that protect and hydrate the lips. Nothing but the…

November 16, 2015

Super Immunity Tea Blend

School has started! I don’t know about the rest of you, but a big thing on my mind is immunity. I gotta admit, I am dreading the winter. With two little ones in preschool I feel a bit like I am preparing for battle.…

September 23, 2015

Herbs for Pregnancy

By Guest Herbalist, Ellie Martin of Koru Botanicals   Oh, those fun aspects of pregnancy that nobody has ever mentioned before- the nausea, heartburn, swelling of random parts of our body… and sometimes we even end up with a cold or flu on top…

August 10, 2015

Make Your Own Safe, All-Natural Bug Spray with Pure Essential Oils

There is nothing worse than trying to relax and enjoy the outdoors while simultaneously being eaten alive by mosquitos, right?  I try to avoid commercial insect repellents, especially those containing DEET.  I just do not feel good about putting something on my children’s skin…

June 28, 2015

Sleepy Time Tea for the Whole Family

SLEEP! This is hands down the most talked about topic among the moms I know, especially those with young children.  How can I get more of it? How can i get my kids to do it?  Please!  I totally get it.  I have been…

May 28, 2015

Whipped Body Butter Tutorial

This is truly the ultimate decadent moisturizer. It is super hydrating, soothing and nourishing for the skin and is especially handy in a dry climate, like Colorado.  This is definitely the main moisturizer that I use on myself and my kids.  One of the best…

March 29, 2015

Homemade Herbal Toothpaste

My husband struggles with dental health problems so a couple of years ago we set about finding a homemade toothpaste recipe to help to reduce tooth decay, gum inflammation and improve overall dental health.  I am an herbalist, so of course I look to…

January 16, 2015

Garlic Elder Berry Lemonade

Well, the kids are sick again. Croup!  Argh! I know, it is that time of year.  I am trying to focus on the positive and remember that they are building their immune systems, this will make them stronger, blah, blah, blah.  But honestly, I…

November 23, 2014
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Fevers are Friends

Well, we are just getting over the first sickness of the season.  Startin early this year.  I’ve got to admit, I am nervous about the winter.  With my oldest starting preschool, I know we are going to be exposed to so many new illnesses.  And, inevitably,…

October 4, 2014
Nursing Nipple Salve

Soothing Nipple Salve for Nursing Mamas

This salve was a lifesaver for me in the first couple of weeks after my son was born.  Thankfully, he was a great nurser right away, but he wanted to be at the breast ALL THE TIME! And it took my body a while…

September 1, 2014