• Health,  Natural Medicine

    11 Best Essential Oils for Kids and Babies

    Essential oils are incredibly potent and very powerful for the body. Because of their potency, it’s easy to overdo it if you’re not careful. Kids and babies are much smaller than adults and therefore you need to use caution when you use essential oils on and around them. Additionally, unless you are under the care of a doctor, licensed aromatherapist, or another qualified medical practitioner, the use of essential oils internally (through the mouth) is not recommended for children. With that said, there are many ways to use essential oils to help kids sleep, relax, wake up, manage cold symptoms, and more. Because they are derived from plants, they are…

  • Health,  Healthy Body,  Natural Medicine

    10 Unexpected Ways to Use Colloidal Silver

    Colloidal silver is a staple in our home medicine cabinet. It has so many uses from clearing up eye infections to aiding the immune system during a cold. It is incredibly potent and if used correctly, has little potential for side effects. We started using it a little over a year ago when my youngest got an infection in both of his eyes. We weren’t sure if it was pink eye or not, but a doctor’s visit is very expensive, let alone the cost for any medications needed. We decided to go the natural route first to see if it would help. I had heard that colloidal silver was the…

  • Healthy Home,  Mom Life

    Say Goodbye to Toxic Cleaning Products

    When my oldest was one, he licked the toilet bowl. Okay, maybe not the bowl itself. But he got a good glob of those blue gel toilet cleaner things and ate it. Not only was I grossed out, but I was also terrified. He was our first child, and I had no idea what I was dealing with. I had to call poison control because I didn’t know if he needed his stomach pumped if the stuff would burn his esophagus, or what. I had my cleaners high up and away so he couldn’t reach them, but this was unexpected. Who would’ve thought that a one-year-old would eat goo out…

  • Health,  Mom Life

    Confessions of a Crunchy Mama

    I never imagined being a “crunchy mom”. I loved the smell of bleach, I owned at least 10 different scents of body sprays (Hello Love Spell!), and I loved my dryer sheets. That fresh laundry scent. Mmm. I used to silently mock people who preferred organic food, natural deodorant, and who dried their clothes outdoors. I thought they were strange, pretentious, or in a hippie cult. Boy, was I judgmental! Little did I know that their choices were based on an understanding that things in nature are far better for our bodies than those created in a chemistry lab. They understood than many things we “can’t live without” were causing…