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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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