Best Natural After-Sun Care

We all need after-sun care for our skin after a day in the sun Sometimes you sunscreen and take precautions and still end up with a little too much sun.  Many of the meds we take can make us more sensitive to the sun, so it’s important to have some safe ways to get relief. Read More

One easy way to start detoxing your home.

Have you ever used a plug-in, candle or similar to fill your home with a nice scent? Most of us don’t think twice about using a chemical air freshener. We plug it in and enjoy “Hawiian  Breeze,” “Autumn Spice,” “Clean Linen” thinking it’s a great way to fill the air with a pleasant scent. What Read More

Boost your energy with citrus essential oils

Most people I meet are looking for ways to increase their energy. I bet we’ve all looked at littles running around and said, “I wish I had their energy.” Add in chronic illness, and you’ve probably got a huge energy deficit to fill. Sugar and caffeine are poor choices – we may feel good for Read More

Healthy Hair with Rosemary Essential Oil

Want healthy, shiny hair again? Many people with chronic issues struggle to have healthy hair and skin.  I can be from the meds we take or the struggle of eating right or the disease itself. Obviously addressing the nutritional side is important, but I have a few other tricks up my sleeve to help as Read More

Frankincense and Autoimmune Health

So Frankincense.  I sing its praises in my classes all the time because it really is that amazing. But, like everyone else, I can get really lazy at times.  I mean using a drop of frankincense under my tongue everyday is hard work. (please note the sarcasm) Lately I’ve been a bit more fatigued and Read More

DIY Magnesium Spray Deodorant

Looking for a safer way to destink your pits? Many of of these days are  concerned about the ingredients in antiperspirants (Check out what TIME has to say about ingredients we should be concerned about) Well, I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be sweaty and stinky either. So what’s a girl Read More

Lesson I’ve learned from RA

Things RA has taught me:  Self Care does not mean a day at the spa If you’re a mom (or any other busy adult), I know you understand how often in life we shove what we need to the bottom of the list.  We’ve all done it – got the new shoes for the kiddo Read More

4 Tips for Surviving the Cold

It’s currently warmer in ALASKA than it is here in North Carolina. Something is definitely wrong with this picture. So I seem to have more swelling in the humidity of summer, but more joint pain in the cold of winter.  And……Baby.It’s.Cold.Outside. While I’d love to just curl up under my heated blanket and sleep until Read More