I LOVE the sun. I grew up in Hawaii and now live in sunny San Diego, so being in the sun and spending a lot of time outdoors is just part of my daily life. And my kids love playing outside too. The struggle though has been to find sunscreen that can protect my kids […]
Did you know most store-bought bubble bath products are loaded with toxic chemicals? Here’s a DIY Homemade Bubble Bath recipe – it’s just 4 ingredients.
Do your kids have first-day-of-school jitters? Or does your child need a little clarity for homework? Check out these top essential oils for back to school.
Keep bugs at bay naturally with this DIY Natural Bug Spray recipe. It’s simple to make and contains just a few ingredients you already have your in pantry.
Coconut oil is just plain amazing. I have a jar of coconut oil in my kitchen and bathroom – simply because it has so many practical uses around my home. Here are some of my favorite ways to incorporate coconut oil into my everyday life (and here’s one of my favorite brands of coconut oil). […]
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There’s a new saying around my home that makes me smile every time I hear it: “Mom, do you have an oil for this?” I have an arsenal of essential oils in my travel kit at all times. Want to know what I pack in my kit? Keep reading to find out. How to Make an Essential […]
Store-bought diaper creams are often made with petroleum-based products, harsh chemicals and other questionable ingredients. Make your own DIY Natural Diaper Balm with lavender essential oil. It’s cheaper and better for baby.
No doubt there’s a connection between food dyes and kids, including ADHD and hyperactivity. But did you know children consume more dyes thank you think?
Did you know many store-bought sunscreens contain toxic ingredients? Find out which 6 ingredients to avoid in sunscreens – especially for kids.
Are your kids prone to tantrums or even just overstimulation? Try this tutorial on how to calm kids naturally with essential oils.
Do you have a stash of essential oil bottles? Don’t throw them away! I’ve got a tutorial to show you how to remove the sticky labels from the essential oil bottles, and suggested uses on how to reuse the bottles to make oil blends, travel kits and much more.
Have trouble with focus and concentration? Got kids who “zone out” when it’s time to do homework? Believe me, I understand. I used to get the 2 pm slump where I had a hard time focusing on work. And I noticed the same with my children. After an hour of homeschool or homework, I can see […]
There’s evidence suggesting that gluten sensitivity may be at the root of many neurological and psychiatric conditionsi -including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). What is Gluten? It’s a protein found in wheat grain and part of “gluey” proline and glutamine rich proteins known as prolamines. Prolamines are found in all cereal grains, even rice, corn and oats, […]
My kids used to love eating tater tots. And who doesn’t? I used to sneak in a few tots myself before I served them to my kids. But then one day I checked out the ingredients on the bag and was shocked. POTATOES, VEGETABLE OIL (SUNFLOWER, COTTONSEED, SOYBEAN, AND/OR CANOLA), SALT, YELLOW CORN FLOUR, ONIONS, […]
I came up with this recipe while testing for homemade cereal options for my kids beyond gluten-free granola. The end-result was perfection. The gluten-free oats were a perfect alternative to wheat and nuts (many gluten-free graham cracker recipes are made with nut flour, which I found to be too strong in flavor). These gluten-free graham […]
A major new report by Credit Suisse Research Institute1 explores the impact of sugar and sweeteners on humans’ diets, with some shocking revelations and statistics. Worldwide, the average person consumes 70 grams of sugar and high-fructose corn syrup per day (that’s 17 teaspoons), up 46 percent from three decades ago. Yet, in countries like the US, […]
I have a confession to make. It’s no surprise that my family has a lot of health issues. I’ve talked about it before – from my husband’s autoimmune issues and back pain to the gluten intolerance with my kids. But here’s where I’ve failed… I haven’t been taking care of myself. I don’t get enough […]
Interested in essential oils for kids? Check out my tutorial for the best DIY and homemade solutions – from getting gum out of hair to sun relief.