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

Postpartum Herbal Sitz Bath

So many of my friends are having babies soon!  Yay!  In honor of them, I have some essential postpartum recipes to share with you over the next couple of weeks.  The first is a lovely sitz bath, the perfect postpartum blend for healing the…

July 5, 2014

Homemade All-Natural Sunscreen

My kids love to be outside all day long in the summertime, so sunscreen is a daily ritual in our house.  I prefer for  them to be outside without sunscreen for the first 20-30 minutes so that they can soak up the sun and…

May 25, 2014

Simple Recipe for Homemade Zinc Diaper Cream

In the first few weeks of my daughters life, she developed a really bad diaper rash.  I think it was because she slept so well in the beginning (lucky for us) and her bottom was exposed to moisture for too long overnight.  Once it…

April 1, 2014