How to Make a Natural First Aid Kit with Essential Oils

How to Make a Natural First Aid Kit with Essential Oils #DIY #essentialoils -

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 hear it at least a few times a week, and sometimes even a few times a day, to help with cuts and scrapes, burns, stuffy noses, sore throats, car sickness […]

7 Essential Oils for Back to School – From Preschool to College

Back to School with Essential Oils - Natural Kids Health - #essentialoils -

Pencils, notebooks, backpacks, lunch bags… it’s back-to-school time. Are you ready? I am! Because I’ve got my top 7 essential oils for back to school to help keep my kids healthy and ready for the classroom. I keep these oils well stocked in my holistic medicine kit. I regularly use these essential oils (where to buy high-quality […]

DIY Natural Diaper Balm Recipe with Lavender Oil

DIY Natural Diaper Balm Recipe with Lavender Oil - cheaper than store-bought diaper cream - #DIY #essentialoils -

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.

Artificial Food Dyes and Kids: Why Children Consume More Dyes Than You Think

How Much Artificial Dye is Really in Your Child's Food? It's Much Worse Than You Think #health #fooddye #kidshealth -

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?

6 Ingredients to Avoid in Sunscreens – Especially for Kids

6 Ingredients to Avoid in Sunscreens - Especially for Kids - #health #kidshealth #sunscreen -

Did you know many store-bought sunscreens contain toxic ingredients? Find out which 6 ingredients to avoid in sunscreens – especially for kids.

How to Calm Kids Naturally with Essential Oils

How to Calm Kids Naturally with Essential Oils - Great for Anxiety, Tantrums, ADHD, Overstimulation #naturalremedies #essentialoils -

Are your kids prone to tantrums, anxiety, ADHD or even just overstimulation? Try this tutorial on how to calm kids naturally with essential oils.

How to Clean and Reuse Essential Oil Bottles


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.

DIY Natural Insect Repellant – Non-Toxic Alternative to DEET

DIY Natural Insect Repellant - Non-Toxic Alternative to DEET Bug Spray - #essentialoils #pestcontrol #naturalremedies -

  It’s that time of the year. Bugs are EVERYWHERE. I live in San Diego and with the heat of the summer comes all the bugs. Spiders, ants, mosquitos and my nemesis – house flies. Every time my kids go in and outside, the flies come in and drive me crazy. I’m a bit like […]

Essential Oils for Focus and Concentration

Essential Oils for Focus and Concentration #kids #essentialoils -

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 […]

Can a Gluten Free Diet Help ADHD?

Can a Gluten Free Diet Help ADHD? #glutenfree #ADHD #ADD #foodallergy -

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, […]

Gluten Free Homemade Tater Tots

Gluten Free Homemade Tater Tots #glutenfree #recipe -

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, […]

Gluten-Free Graham Cracker Recipe

Gluten-Free Graham Cracker Recipe #glutenfree -

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 […]

9 “Health” Foods with More Sugar Than a Krispy Kreme Donut

9 "Health" Foods with More Sugar Than a Donut #health #fitness -

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, […]

Reboot Your Health – Boost Energy, Lose Weight & Feel Better

Reboot Your Health & Feel Better -

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. That’s why I’m always testing new real food recipes and natural remedies with essential oils. I’m […]

Essential Oils for Kids and Families

Essential Oils for Kids & Families #essentialoils #EO #naturalparenting -

I’m often asked how to use essential oils for kids. This makes me so happy because it means that more people are looking for natural remedies to improve the health of their families. This is exactly why I decided to use essential oils. I wanted to create a holistic medicine kit with natural remedies to treat […]

Essential Oils for Baby

Essential Oils for Baby #essentialoils #EO #naturalparenting -

Can essential oils be used safely on babies? Yes! But not all essential oils are the same. Most of the oils available in stores are perfume-grade oils that are fine for aromatic use, but provide no medicinal benefit. These are NOT the oils you want to use on your baby. Keep reading to find out […]

20 Everyday Uses for Thieves Essential Oil

20 Everyday Uses for Thieves Essential Oil #essentialoil -

I’m on a mission to get all toxic chemicals out of my home. I’ve succeeded with the foods my family eats as well as the bath and personal care products we use. And now I’m using essential oils to create my holistic medicine kit. I’m learning so much about the medicinal uses for essential oils, […]

The Dangers of Water Fluoridation & 5 Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Fluoride

The Dangers of Water Fluoridation + 5 Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Fluoride -

When you hear the word fluoride, what comes to mind? If it’s healthy teeth and a bright white smile, I have news for you: Fluoride isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be and can in fact harm your health. It’s an ingredient found in the majority of toothpastes on the market and is also added to most public […]

DIY Healing Coconut Lip Salve for Cracked and Chapped Lips

DIY Healing Coconut Lavender Lip Salve - for dry, cracked and chapped lips #DIYbeauty #homemade -

When the air cools down, my kids always seem to get chapped lips. The dryness in the air and the cool temperatures seem to take all the moisture out – leaving dry, chapped lips. Just a few weeks ago, my oldest son had the worst chapped lips I’ve ever seen. His lips were cracked and […]

15 Cute Valentine’s Day Ideas for Kids

15 Valentine's Day Snacks, Treats and Gift Bag Ideas for Kids -

Need healthy and wholesome Valentine’s Day snack, gift bag or goodie bag ideas for kids and school parties? Check out these cute Valentine’s Day ideas for kids – including recipes, tutorials and DIY craft ideas. And if you’re staying in for Valentine’s Day, check out these 10 Stay-at-Home Date Night Ideas. 15 Cute Valentine’s Day […]

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