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Homemade Vapor Rub for Colds (and Sore Muscles)

Posted in Featured Posts, Green Parenting, Health & Nutrition, Natural Remedies, Personal Care | 9 comments

With cold and flu season upon us, many people reach for the trusty Vapor Rub to soothe their coughing and congestion. But have you looked at the ingredients in the average off-the-shelf metholated salve?

After helpful essential oils like camphor and menthol, name brand chest rubs also contain things like petrolatum, turpentine oil, methylparaben…

Yikes!

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DIY Thieves Oil: A Safe, Natural Disinfectant & Health Aid

Posted in Health & Nutrition, Natural Remedies, Personal Care | 61 comments

With cold and flu season in full swing, everyone should have a bottle of Thieves oil in their natural first aid kit to help kill germs in your body and around your home.

Powerful and versatile, Thieves oil will stimulate the immune system, circulation and respiratory system, and help protect against the flu, colds, bronchitis, pneumonia, sore throats, cuts, and more. Here’s how to make it… 

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Homemade No-Fluoride Toothpaste

Posted in Non-Toxic Home, Personal Care, Saving Money, Videos | 78 comments

My husband and I have a history of lots of painful dental work and orthodonture. As a child, I wore braces and other orthodontic appliances for seven years, so once Babyzilla grew some teeth, we were particularly concerned that they remain healthy, straight and strong.

The good news is that having healthy teeth is not so much a matter of genetics, but of diet.

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Stopping the Cough, Naturally {3 Homemade Cough Remedies}

Posted in Green Parenting, Health & Nutrition, Natural Remedies, Personal Care | 17 comments

Like many households, we are passing around and getting over various winter bugs with their share of fevers, aches, sniffles, sneezes and coughs. Often hanging around for days (or even weeks) after the initial cold is gone, coughs are the worst. Anything that causes you to lose sleep while straining all the muscles in your chest, back and neck is something you want to heal as quickly as possible.

The recipe for getting better in our house is lots of homemade, pasture-raised chicken broth, Netflix videos, and one or two of these favorite homemade cough remedies.

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