Growing Plants with Kids

 

I am starting to collect my leftover eggshells for my garden.  This is a picture of the eggshells before they are washed.  They should be rinsed before you crush and add them to the garden.  I have been reading a lot about soil nutrition.  Calcium is a very important mineral for soil.  If there is not enough calcium in the soil many problems arise.  What […]

By |April 6th, 2013|Herbs|0 Comments

Cold & Flu Remedies

Since cold & flu season is upon us and it’s time to stock up on my natural remedies.

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I have already used this one with great success, just a few weeks ago.  This combination remedy works great for colds and flus going around.  There was a very nasty sinus infection/ congestion going around and it seemed to linger longer (some of my friends still have it). […]

By |September 12th, 2012|Babies and Children, Herbs, Home Remedies, Homeopathy, Nutrition|0 Comments

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

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

Traditional Chinese Medicine

When going to see a Chinese Doctor (TCM) one of the first things they check is your tongue.  “Stick out your tongue” he/she will say.  It is strange at first, but you get used to it after a few visits.  Your tongue is an important indicator of what is going on inside your body.  Here is more information about tongue diagnosis.  I saw this article […]

By |April 8th, 2012|Herbs, Home Remedies, Nutrition|0 Comments

Sleeping Troubles…

There are many natural remedies on the market to help with sleeping problems.  Many sleep problems in children can result from digestive discomfort or food allergies.  These can be serious problems, that should be addressed through proper diet and nutrition.  A very different issue.

I am talking about mild sleep issues.  Like mine for instance.  I am a night owl, and if I am not careful, […]

By |April 3rd, 2012|Herbs, Home Remedies|2 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

Bites and Puncture Wounds

Ledum  (wild rosemary)

~puncture wounds (from needle pricks to dog bites)

~lacerations (especially hands and feet)

~insect stings or rashes.

~it promotes faster healing and is known to help deter sepsis

~it also has a knack for healing old yellowed bruises, black eyes and eye injuries (with the attention of a healthcare practitioner)

~similar applications for Ledum include: itching feet and ankles that become much worse for scratching or heat; red […]

By |March 24th, 2012|Herbs, Home Remedies, Homeopathy|1 Comment

Nourishing Herbs during Pregnancy

My first son was a colicky baby and I had a lot of random things go wrong during my pregnancy.  So for my second pregnancy I did a little reading up on nourishing herbs to take during pregnancy. Here is a list of the herbs I took during my second pregnancy. These are very safe and healthy for pregnant women. They are full of vitamins […]

By |March 11th, 2012|Breastfeeding, Green Living, Herbs, Pregnancy|2 Comments

Croup Remedies

Croup can be stressful for parent and child.  The cough is alarming and the breathing is strained.  My oldest son woke up in the middle of the night a few months back with the typical “croup” cough.  It was midnight when he awoke from his sleep and I immediately administered these 3 remedies.  Within an hour he was settled back down and back to sleep. […]

By |February 7th, 2012|Essential Oils, Green Living, Herbs, Home Remedies, Homeopathy|4 Comments