Farm Day

Lately, the weather in Florida has been is a little cooler in the mornings.  Kind of a tease if you ask me.  By mid morning and early afternoon it is blazing hot again.  Regardless of the afternoon heat, twice this past week we headed up to the farm. The farm is about 20 minutes north of our house.  A perfect getaway.  It is just over […]

By |September 30th, 2012|Green Living|0 Comments

Benefits of Epsom Salt

A few days ago I was shopping at a local supermarket and there was a sale for Epsom Salt.  I thought this would be a good time to stock up.  Why?  Well, Epsom Salt has powerful benefits.  The first time I juice fasted (10 yrs ago), epsom salt added to warm water was a beverage I drank once a day.  It was a great way […]

By |September 7th, 2012|Green Living, Home Remedies, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Homemade Facial Cleanser

Homemade facial cleanser is easy to make, inexpensive, and non toxic.  I have seen a few homemade facial cleanser formulas floating around pinterest.  This is my version of an easy to make homemade facial cleanser.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup liquid castle soap

1/2 cup rose water

1 1/2 tsp of apricot kernel oil, sweet almond oil, or olive oil

7-10 drops of essential oil (I used rose hip seed oil)

Mix ingredients […]

By |June 14th, 2012|Beauty Products, Green Living, NonToxic Skincare|5 Comments

How to make Water Kefir

Do you want to learn how to make Water Kefir? First, what is Water Kefir?  It is a bubbly natural soda packed with probiotics.  Water kefir contains over 40 strains of beneficial bacteria and yeast~probiotics.  A full list can be found here.  There are countless sites that discuss the benefits of probiotics, but one thing that stands out about water kefir is that these strains […]

Natural Relief for Sunburns

Looking for natural relief for sunburns? This is a great list of ways to relieve sunburns naturally.  I have had my fair shares of sunburns growing up in Florida.  A bad sunburn at the end of a fun day outside can just about ruin it.  We do a lot of preventative things to avoid sunburns.  Here are a few:

1. Take high doses of fermented cod […]

By |May 22nd, 2012|Beach, Green Living, Home Remedies|6 Comments

All Natural Bathroom Cleaner

It’s time for some deep cleaning in the Green Boot home. Why? I wish the answer was that I am a clean freak, but I am not. I appreciate cleanliness, but I am more of a cooking girl than a cleaning girl. Either way, I have had my fair share of light chemical burns from regular cleaning supplies.

3 Natural Remedies for Warts

Warts are becoming more and more common. If you have never seen a wart consider yourself lucky, most of us have had one or know someone that has. They are hard rough lumps growing on the skin, caused by infection with certain viruses and occurring typically on the hands or feet. If you have one, you want it GONE as quickly as possible.

By |May 9th, 2012|Green Living, Herbs, Home Remedies, Homeopathy, Nutrition|0 Comments

Homemade Natural Deodorant

I have been looking for a homemade deodorant formula for awhile.  Homemade natural deodorants are non toxic, inexpensive, and easy to make.   I have had a lot of hesitation when thinking about making my own.  Why?  For one, I use a natural deodorant from the health food store that smells and works great.  Another reason, I live in Florida and it is very hot […]

Homemade Sunscreen

Homemade sunscreen is non toxic and very safe for babies and small children.  I have 2 small children and they use homemade sunscreen or non toxic sunscreen when we go out in the sun.  Homemade sunscreen is really important to my family because we live and Florida and we love going to the beach.  We’ll be going to Honeymoon Island once a week when summer […]

By |April 26th, 2012|Beauty Products, Green Living, NonToxic Skincare|36 Comments

Lemon Juice as a Natural Cleaner

I juiced 5 lemons this morning and could not throw away the peels.  I am always reading about things that lemon juice can be used for around the house.  Here is a list of things that I am going to try.

1.  Mix lemon juice and water in a spray bottle for a natural air freshener.

2.  Make your own all-purpose cleaning solution. Combine lemon juice, vinegar […]

By |April 25th, 2012|Green Living, Home Remedies|0 Comments