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

Natural Remedy for Strep Throat

There are many natural remedies for strep throat.  My mother raised me sipping on a mixture of vinegar, water, and honey at the first sign of sore throat.  I still use vinegar when I am unable to access my homeopathic remedies.  Everyone’s immune system is different and results vary.  I have a few remedies that I advise friends and family to take for strep.  The […]

By |April 21st, 2012|Essential Oils, Green Living, Herbs, Home Remedies, Homeopathy|12 Comments

Homemade Anti Wrinkle Cream

Looking for a homemade anti wrinkle cream?  This homemade anti wrinkle cream is easy to make and inexpensive.  Now that I am in my 30’s I am thinking about wrinkles.  I don’t have that many, but they emerge from time to time, especially around my eyes.  I know I need to nourish my skin more.  What to buy?  Lately I have no clue, even organic […]

By |April 20th, 2012|Beauty Products, Green Living, NonToxic Skincare|190 Comments

EcoFest 2012

I went with the boys to EcoFest last Saturday.  There was a great turnout.  We arrived around 10 am and the place was already packed.  The event was held at The Learning Gate Community School .  I have been wanting to check out this charter school for some time.  I have great interest in sending my boys here if I do not homeschool.  This school is […]

By |April 16th, 2012|Green Living|0 Comments

No Sugar Challenge

I have decided to do a little no sugar diet for 2 weeks.  What? Crazy I know.  What sparked all this?   A Facebook page I found this morning.  This woman cut out sugar for 8 weeks and had amazing results.  Here is her fb page.  She suffered from hypoglycemia and an auto-immune disease.  I have these same issues in some form or another.  Check […]

By |April 8th, 2012|Green Living, No Sugar, Nutrition|10 Comments

Nursing Beverages

Lactogenic beverages are great for mothers that are nursing.  These beverages promote healthy lactation and help to nourish the mother and baby.

Oatmeal Tea

Pour boiling water onto 1 heaping teaspoon of oatmeal flakes in a mug.  Add a pinch of powdered cinnamon and ginger, or other spices. Sweeten w/ honey, maple syrup, or other natural sweetener if desired.  The grain and spice will sink to the […]

By |April 3rd, 2012|Beverages, Breastfeeding, Green Living, Recipes|0 Comments

Sore Throat Soother

This is my mother’s great sore throat home remedy.  It works wonders on a sore throat.  I have used this home remedy for over 15 years successfully.

1 T Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

1 T Raw honey

8 ounces filtered water

~Warm up the water on the stove- to your preference.  Pour and let cool in mug.  Add vinegar and honey.  Stir.  Sip throughout the day.  I also […]

By |April 2nd, 2012|Green Living, Herbs, Home Remedies|1 Comment

How to Make Laundry Detergent

How to make homemade laundry detergent.  Come watch this great video and see how easy and economical it is.  Here is the recipe:

Home-Made Laundry Detergent

Ingredients:
1 Fels Naptha soap bar, grated   <—I used a Zote soap bar this time
1 cup washing soda
1/2 cup borax

Instructions:

Grate the soap bar into a large saucepan. Cover with hot water. Cook over medium heat until the soap completely dissolves.
Put washing […]

Country Baby Cradle

My sister is having her 4th baby any day.  I know I have posted this a few times now, but really any day. 🙂  She had a surprise baby shower on Saturday and received a beautiful hand-made country baby cradle.  These pictures tell the whole story.  It fits perfectly with her country home, country life, and soon to be country baby.  We can’t wait for […]

By |March 25th, 2012|Babies and Children, Green Living, Home Decor|0 Comments