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Activated Charcoal Healing Salve

Lately I've been working with activated charcoal and loving it.  This is an amazing detoxing tool for your health and we'll explore that another day but today let's talk about how activated charcoal can help your skin!   Like with the body, activated charcoal work by pulling out toxins.  Using it in your DIY skin care can be so helpful if you're experiencing blemishes or just suffering from bug bites! Activated charcoal is a super porous substance that is extremely effective in drawing out … [Read more...]

A Natural Ear Ache Remedy You Gotta Try!

First off-Let me start by saying-I'm not one of those essential oil people that claim that an essential oils can cure anything and everything.  I've not always had success using them.  But-there are a few ailments that I could not do without them.  Ear aches are truly one of those issues where essential oils shine. This week has been a whirlwind of colds.  Like mile high in snot, colds.  All of us have had coughs, stuffy noses, headaches and as of Sunday morning, a dreaded ear ache.  Ear … [Read more...]

DIY Kitten Balm-A Healthy Alternative to Tiger Balm

I'll admit, more than once, Tiger Balm has saved my neck.  About once a year something happens where I pull my neck muscles-I will be in major discomfort for at least a week.  The only thing that seemed to ease the pain was Tiger Balm.  In case you aren't familiar, Tiger Balm is an ointment that heats up the skin and relieves pain.  They also come in the form of a pad.  You adhere the pad to the problem area to experience relief. Tiger Balm comes from a secret herbal formula from Chinese … [Read more...]

Gardener’s Soothing Hand Salve

Gardening is a favorite past time for many people-I get it-you literally make life out of nothing!  It's so rewarding, yet can be so grueling!  I live amongst A LOT of nature, some of which is not wild.  Meaning-I've got a whole lot of weeding to do almost on a weekly basis!  My hands get wrecked and ravaged after a day of gardening.  I'm talking cuts, raw skin and rough dry patches.  I'm sure you fellow gardeners know exactly what I'm talking about. After a particularly rough day in the … [Read more...]

Essential Oil Must for Vacations…

I just got back from vacation and I've been dieing to get to the computer to write this post!  I go on and on about essential oils and all they can do, right?  Well, hang on to your pants, this post is going to convince you of the power of these little bottles! Picture this, I'm rush, rush rushing out the door so we can get to the lake before lunch.  Kids are in the car, husbands in the car, dogs in the car and I'm still in the house panicking over what I might be forgetting.  Oh the woes of … [Read more...]

Sunburn Relief Spray

I have a confession to make-I have a sunburn.  And it's bad.  My girls were begging to go swimming and I had just been at the gym so a dip sounded so good.  What was supposed to be 20 minutes, turned into an hour with no sunblock, no umbrella!  I should have known better!!  So, I'm bright pink right now!   To try to make it up to my skin, I immediately made something that would sooth, tone the hotness down and replenish.  This is an easy recipe, pretty obvious, but so effective!   Luckily I had … [Read more...]

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