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 [...]
Homemade Spaghetti Squash Soup is one of my favorite soups. Fall is approaching and I can hardly keep myself from cooking nourishing soups and stews. Many of my nourishing soup recipes have come out of the Nourishing Traditions Cookbook. It is an amazing resource for basic stocks and soups. I am always looking for new soup ideas and inspiration. I stumbled on a butternut squash [...]
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 [...]
Homemade facial cleanser is easy to make, inexpensive, and non toxic. I have seen a few homemade facial cleanser formulas online. I tend to have more oily skin that is slightly sensitive. I have to be really careful about what facial cleanser I use. There is a balance. I don't want a facial cleanser to dry out my skin too much, and I also don't [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Is there a natural remedy for whooping cough? Whooping cough is a bacterial infection of the upper respiratory tract, primarily effecting both vaccinated and unvaccinated children. It’s highly contagious, and adult whooping cough is not uncommon. It starts as a common cold and develops into a spasmodic, persistent, suffocative cough accompanied by a sore throat, fever, mucus secretion and vomiting. Coughing continues until the lungs [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]