lavender

It seems late in the day to be posting about insect repellent, however, global warming is confusing the world. I got by all summer and only now in October am I finding myself being constantly bit by tiny mosquitos. As my blog is relevant to what is going on in our home, it seemed on point to share a DIY bug spray, so maybe for the rest of you- bookmark it for summer...

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As winter approaches and the last days of summer fall way to golden leaves and cooler days, our skin is feeling the change. Dehydrated from the sun's excessive heat and soon to be exposed to dry central heating and toasty fires which suck out even more moisture. Protect your skin with home made body oils, lather up ladies and gents.

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We all need a good non-toxic activity for our kids, especially the little ones as everything goes right in the mouth! Make ahead or have the kids whip this up, either way it's simple, fun, natural and proven to be a stress reducer. So I added some extra relaxing Lavender essential oil to the recipe!

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Those sweet little ears can bring on so much pain when afflicted by an infection. With the over prescribing of antibiotics, which actually can't treat most ear infections, let's try to over come them naturally. From onion wraps, to essential oils, to garlic drops with the use of warm compresses and rest we can help our babies heal and soothe during these rough painful experiences. Also if your child has reoccurring ear infections you may find out why by reading more...

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As we slowly approach warmer days our body temperature rises. By producing too much sweat this can lead to blocked sweat ducts. Particularly common with babies and children, usually in their cute rolls or the back of the neck and knee's. Adults tend to get it in the armpits or private parts! The best way to treat this summer rash is with the use of essential oils, baking soda and a warm bath!

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Since 40 million people suffer from allergies in America, I thought it may be helpful to do another post on a natural, non-toxic way to relieve allergens. I also found out that there is a correlation between allergies and our immune system. I believe in finding the root problem to our health concerns, rather than masking it with medication. I hope you find this post helpful, so you can get on with spring...

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