Bath soaks are simple, inexpensive and contain easy to find ingredients. Here’s two recipes you can make up for yourself, or give as gifts.
I just got over being sick with the “crud” going around. It lasted for about 10 days with coughing, chills, sneezing, body aches, a sore throat and a slight fever. I did not go to the doctor, assuming it was viral, and just slept and pushed fluids as much as I could. I knew that I […]
Chances are you’ve seen articles about drinking lemon water or know someone who swears by it. I’ve seen it touted as an aid in losing weight and digestion, helping boost your metabolism while protecting you from diseases, to promoting regular bowel movements while helping you look younger. A lemon can do all that? Turns out […]
Spring is around the corner even though, depending on where you live, it may not feel like it. And even though there might still be snow in the forecast before winter officially ends, the stores are getting in and displaying their new spring fashion lines. Not only does style, colors, textures, etc., change from season to […]
I just read this article from First magazine (February 13 2013 issue) and while a few of these “secrets” seem obvious, I hadn’t heard of most of them.
I KNOW that I don’t wash my hands enough. I do wash my hands a lot when cooking but I don’t even think about washing them after shopping, going to the library or any other public place. Now I typically wash my hands before eating, but, there have been many times I’ve come home from the mall and popped a chip (or two) without washing my hands….it’s a wonder I’m still alive!
Women make up a significant percentage of American hair loss sufferers. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 40% of women have visible hair loss by the time they are age 40. Hair shedding is natural and women can actually lose from 50 to 100 strands per day. If you’re losing more than that, you […]
Every year during the holidays I buy a big container of old fashioned oatsl for baking and then end up tossing half of it out because to be honest, neither my husband or I eat oatmeal for breakfast. I know it’s super good for you and in a pinch I’d eat it but… anyway, instead […]
Here’s a great article from enannysource.com (thanks Nancy!) on easy but effective ways we can teach our children healthy hygiene habits.
Recently, I found myself having to lay down around 8 in the morning and I’d sleep till 4 or 5 and then be ready for bed by 8….so out of character for me! I finally made it to the doctor’s office, after much grief from family and friends and one thing we found out was that I was deficient in vitamin D and magnesium….really low levels. Who knew?
Every year hundreds of new beauty items come out promising to “fix” whatever challenge you may be experiencing. Wrinkles, bags, acne, sun spots…you name it and you can find some product that claims it will “fix” your beauty dilemma. But will it? I personally like the fact that you can find good quality makeup and skin care […]
My husband sent me an article the other day with 4 uses for lemons. I thought, I can think of 10 more, just off the top of my head, so I started doing some research on other things you could use lemons for, besides cooking. I found this great article in Reader’s digest, with 34 […]
Here’s 10 of the best foods that work with your body for a natural detox, which just might make you feel better and help your body function better.
Our daughter-in-law Sarah is always researching natural and inexpensive ways to clean, deodorize, and disinfect around the house, keeping harsh chemicals away from our young grandsons and saving money…not to mention being green.Recently she’s been experimenting with essential oils and came up with this essential oil water spray that is quick, easy, and inexpensive to make…..and wait till you hear what all you can use it on!
Did you know that gum and mints can actually cause some people to get indigestion/gassy? I didn’t either, but here’s some other great remedies for bad breath.
I like products that can be used in multiple ways. And I like them even more when they are inexpensive and natural, which brings me to witch hazel. Witch hazel is a deciduous bush or small tree. The leaf, bark and twig is used in a variety of forms, from fluid extracts to poultices, to […]
Who knew that tumeric was so effective and good for you??
This scrub exfoliates and moisturizes, is super easy to make and can be changed up to fit your own personal needs/wants….and it’s a lot cheaper than buying over the counter scrubs.
I’ve had several people write me, asking about easy ways to detox their body after indulging in a bit too much calorie-laden Thanksgiving food and drinks. More specifically, they were inquiring about certain over-the-counter supplements and colon-cleansing products I might be able to recommend. Detoxing the body simply means ridding the body of toxic substances which include […]
Do you ever notice a change in your mood as the days get shorter and colder? Maybe you’re a bit more irritable or tired? Or perhaps you have trouble concentrating or getting along with others more so than at other times of the year. If so, you could be suffering from a type of depression […]