One Day Make-Up Free: Simple Life Challenge, Week 3

Going makeup free for an entire day is hard. The first couple times I did it, I only left off the makeup when I knew I wasn’t going anywhere. There was no way I was going to go out in public with acne all over my face and dark circles under my eyes. But the longer I was using these natural remedies, the clearer my skin looked and the healthier it felt. I have a hard time using any commercial products now because I feel like my skin can’t breathe.

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Remove & Replace Commercial Cleaning Products – Simple Life Challenge, Week 2

Our homes are full of commercial cleaning products – sometimes upwards of 30 different products. But all you really need are two or three, meaning your home is chemical free and naturally clean.

Replacing Artificial Scents with All-Natural Scents – Simple Life Challenge, Week 1

Artificial scents are everywhere. But they can be replaced with natural options, like essential oils, for added cleaning power. Wanna take part in the challenge? Let me know what you think and how you remove artificial scents from your home.

Simplifying Your Beauty Routine

The name of the game is simplicity. And in a beauty routine in a busy life, simplicity is the only answer. Just a handful of natural, handmade products can replace the arsenal of commercial products littering your bathrooms.

Breathe Easy Balm: Relief from Seasonal Allergies and Sinus Congestion

Something I’ve never personally had to deal with was allergies. So when I found out my husband, and now both of my girls, suffer from allergies I had no idea what I could do or give or apply that could help. And, especially with my girls still being so young, pharmaceutical options were out. Luckily,…… Continue reading Breathe Easy Balm: Relief from Seasonal Allergies and Sinus Congestion

Essential Oils for Illness, Part 2

Part 2 of a two-part series. Essential oils are a great resource when you are feeling under the weather. They provide an innumerable amount of benefits without the side effects that plague lab-created medicine. This post looks at five different essential oils that can be used when you think you need an extra boost for your immune system.

Essential Oils for Illness, Part 1

Part 1 of a two-part series. Essential oils are a great resource when you are feeling under the weather. They provide an innumerable amount of benefits without the side effects that plague lab-created medicine. This post looks at five different essential oils that can be used when you think you need an extra boost for your immune system.

Homemade Lotion – A Gift for All

Making homemade lotion is so simple. In this post I share some simple tips for making your own lotion, as well as the link to my aftra shop where you can buy my homemade lotion, opening January 5, 2017.

Forced to Change

Oh, life, how you trick me. You give me the illusion of time and then take it away with a baby going through a growth spurt, then being sick, then going out of town. Good grief. Now that I finally have a few minutes to sit down and think (good grief it has been a…… Continue reading Forced to Change

Having a Friend with Natural Remedies

Starting my own journey into the world of natural remedies has been eye-opening. Herbs, flowers, essential oils, and foods can address so many issues it seems silly that so much money is spent on pharmaceuticals. For example, garlic is great to use as an immune support, both as a preventative or an aid your immune…… Continue reading Having a Friend with Natural Remedies