All posts in Home Remedies

No Flu Shot For Me! Fighting the Flu With Essential Oils {Antiviral Spray Recipe}

By | September 16, 2014

by Virginia George, Contributing Writer Each fall we begin hearing predictions of the coming flu season. Experts speculate whether it’ll be a “bad” season, or just a mild one, and pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies start pushing the flu shot. Last year Walgreen’s came out with the “Arm yourself for the ones you love” campaign, making those of Read More

A Mom’s Guide to Handling Bleeding

By | August 12, 2014

+ By Kristen, Contributing Writer The sight of blood still makes me feel a little woozy, even after six children, six natural births, and life on a hobby farm.  Luckily a little know-how and some common sense lets even the most squeamish of moms handle external bleeding like a pro.  This guide covers what you Read More

The Dangers of Sports Drinks {Plus What to Drink Instead}

By | July 7, 2014

Photo Credit: michelle.schrank It’s a hot summer day. Your little man just got done with his tee-ball game and what does the mom who brought snacks hand out? A sports drink! Those boys have been playing hard, so of course they need a little pick-me-up. Inwardly, I cringe whenever I see someone, especially a child, guzzle Read More

Rooibos Allergy Tea

By | April 15, 2014

It’s spring time and with new life coming up everywhere comes seasonal allergies for many people. If I had to pick one time of year to perpetually live inside, it would be spring. Over the past 16 years or so my poor body has been plagued with horrible allergies. I mean HORRIBLE, can’t move, can barely Read More

Make Your Own Herbal Healing Salves

By | April 8, 2014

By Doña Bumgarner, Contributing Writer As part of my ongoing quest to green the products in my bathroom, I tossed out a bag of commercial ointments and skin treatments and replaced them with home-made healing salves.  My initial motivation was to replace a diaper rash cream that I realized was petroleum-based. Not only that, but Read More

Kid-Friendly Cough Syrup

By | March 4, 2014

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Nicole Walters. Nicole is married to a wonderful man and mama to three children under 3.5. She blogs about real food, navigating corn allergies, and living on a budget at My 3-year-old, 1-year-old and husband all approved the taste of this cough syrup. I’ve also found Read More

How To Makeover Your Medicine Cabinet

By | January 6, 2014

A couple of years ago, right before I was about to give birth to my fourth child, a few friends and I got on the topic of what OTC products we keep on hand in case of illness.  I was shocked to find out just how many syrups, ointments, pills, sprays, and creams other people Read More

10 Tips to Help You Sleep Like A Baby…Naturally!

By | November 26, 2013

   By Diana, Contributing Writer My first son did. not. sleep.  I experienced 14 months of sleep deprivation with a maximum of 4 to 5 hours of sleep per night.  Eventually, we figured out it was due to food allergies and what I was eating.  One wonderful thing I gained from this experience is learning Read More

Activated Charcoal: New Must-Have in my Natural Health Arsenal

By | September 21, 2013

I’ll confess, I came to activated charcoal for vain reasons. I previously read on WellnessMama’s website about using activated charcoal to whiten teeth, and I wanted to try it before we had family pictures taken. Years of coffee and tea had wreaked their own havoc. As I picked some up at our local health food Read More

8 Ways to Use Less Sunscreen This Summer

By | June 11, 2013

Image by Robert S. Donovan  By Joanna Rodriguez, Contributing Writer We’ve been told for ages to slather ourselves and our children with sunscreen. We’ve grown to love the smell of Coppertone because it reminds us of summer and makes us feel nostalgic. And when we get that tube out of the drawer and open it up, Read More

Healing Bug Bites

By | April 10, 2013

By Sara Shay, Contributing Writer Last year, of course right before school started, we fought a battle with some unknown bugs that were eating my daughter.  I tried so many kinds of “natural” ways to get rid of them.  I did finally find a solutions, but it still left me trying to figure out how Read More

Homemade First Aid Ointment

By | April 1, 2013

By Nina, Contributing Writer I’ve always been pretty accident-prone. As a child, I was constantly running into things, getting scrapes or getting hurt in ways that would make my mom just shake her head in disbelief. (I even managed to knock one of the brackets off of my teeth with the freezer door when I had Read More


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