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

DIY Luxurious Lotion Bars

Soothe and pamper your skin with these simple lotion bars These lotion bars are so luxurious – and way simpler to make than I anticipated.  I played around with the ingredients to find a good balance.  It needed to be soft enough to act like a lotion, but firm enough to not just melt into 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

Calming Magnesium Body Butter

 I did a little research on magnesium recently You may have read my DIY post for magnesium spray.  It was surprising to learn that many of us are deficient in magnesium. Dr. Amy Myers says, “Magnesium, which is important not only for immune function but also heart health, is a mineral most people are chronically low Read More

Why you need Eucalyptus this summer

Welp.  Summer is here.  It’s been in the 90s, pool is open and a/c is rocking. We spend a fair amount of time outside, but I HATE getting over-heated.  When I learned about liquid a/c, it was a very very happy day. The first oil I used to make this (extremely) popular spray was Peppermint Read More

DIY Leave in Conditioner

Our family has been working to get replace of all the harsh products in our home with more natural options. When I began to study about natural living, I had no idea how many places harsh chemicals were hiding.  Yes, in your shampoo and conditioner too. I started using the doTERRA shampoo and conditioner quite Read More

Sleep Help for Chronic Illness

Sometimes we all need a little help getting some rest. I know that I go through periods of time where sleep is very difficult.  If I’m in a flare, or I just have too much on my mind, it can be rough to get good rest.  And that sets me up for a bad day Read More

Ditch the Disinfectant Wipes

Are we helping or hurting when we use disinfectant wipes? I read this article today that reinforced what I already suspected about the disinfectant wipes you can purchase at the store.  Author Elizabeth Conway states, “Even the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) admits that there is: no evidence that cleaning with disinfectants is any better at Read More

DIY Tub Tea

Reduce stress and pamper yourself at the same time At the end of a long, busy day that’s full of stress, there’s few things more relaxing than a nice long soak in the tub. Add some Lavender essential oil  and you’ve got yourself the most relaxing bath EVER.  We made these great Tub Tea bags Read More

How to Make the BEST Lip Balm Ever

This DIY Lip Balm has been deemed the “BEST ever”   My theme of life right now is “Healthy can be simple.”   I want to use the best things, but also not over-complicate matters. This DIY lip balm recipe is 1) EASY 2) amazing for your lips and 3) inexpensive to make. I give Read More