What’s Under Your Arms

What’s Under Your Arms

Homemade Deodorant As you put on Deodorant daily, do you stop and think, “Is it safe for my skin?” In most anti-perspirents there’s a long list of risky chemicals including aluminum or “alum”  a heavy metal toxin known to have a link to Alzheimer’s disease. Whatever you put on your skin it is quickly absorbed into […]

Pumpkin Pie Protein Gummies

Pumpkin Pie Protein Gummies

The yumminess of Pumpkin pie & pumpkin spice in a good for you, easy to make snack! Most of us need some gut repair, if you eat a S.A.D. (Standard American Diet), processed foods, most restaurant foods… Homemade bone broth is the best for healing your gut, there is also good amino acids in collagen and gelatin which can […]

Do You Know How To Use Essential Oils?

Do You Know How To Use Essential Oils?

Boost Your Immune System During The Busy Holidays Here are some ways my family uses Essential Oils: We use Peppermint oil diluted on the temples or base of the neck to help our head aches go away. When we have a fever, a couple drops of Lavender oil and then a drop of Peppermint rubbed […]

Non-Toxic, Affordable Cleaners, That Work

Non-Toxic, Affordable Cleaners, That Work

Hospitality. We want to open our homes to friends and family, especially during the Christmas season! And so, I tend to want to do more than the average daily cleaning, but also am trying to be careful with what kinds of cleansers I bring in the home. I’ll share some of the “Tried and True” homemade […]

Canning Tomatoes,  Celebrating and Grieving The End of the Season

Canning Tomatoes,  Celebrating and Grieving The End of the Season

Garden fresh tomatoes are so full of flavor, and I believe I have picked my last juicy red ones from my garden for this year. The last ones. In Illinois we will have frost in October that will soon kill the plants. Thankfully, I’ll still be able to pick some kale, beets, leeks, and I’m […]

Smoother Mornings: Healthy Breakfast, on the QUICK

Smoother Mornings: Healthy Breakfast, on the QUICK

Have you heard that breakfast is important? Do you take the time to eat it?   I usually am not good for skipping any meal and neither are the kids, so breakfast is something we definitely do. Having some quick, fun and healthy options ready for breakfast can make for smoother mornings. Having regular bed […]

Soaking Nuts & Seeds

Adding seeds and nuts to your recipes, like my Choco-Coconut Power Bites, gives added minerals and protein. You want your body to be able to digest seeds and nuts as easily as possible, and soaking can really help. This is how I started soaking nuts, seeds, beans and some grains a few years ago. Soaking Nuts for better […]

Chocolate Cravings and Carb Withdrawals

Chocolate Cravings and Carb Withdrawals

For many of us there are days when you feel as if you just must have Chocolate! Here is a chocolate treat I started making for myself when I started a sugar restricted diet to combat an auto-immune candida problem. One of the other things I had to remove temporarily was good old wheat. Bread making isn’t […]