About greenbootgirl

I am a mother of 3. We eat nourishing and traditional food at home. We use natural healing successfully with essential oils, herbs, and homeopathy. We love being in the outdoors and living the "green" life.

Essential Oils for Bug Bites

We are visiting my parents ranch in Florida and the boys are outside playing all day long.  They are swimming, riding horses, catching butterflies, picking figs, fishing, counting cows, etc.  Lots of sunshine and lots of bugs.   I have tested and tried many essential oils.  I have discovered my favorite essential oils for bug bites and stings.  Some essential oils work a little better [...]

Counting Cows

Today we spent the day at our 240 acre Brooksville Farm counting cows.  The grass at this farm is knee high and the cows are happy grazing the day away.  Their bellies are full of Florida organic grasses.  We have over 140 cows they are spread out all over the property.  It takes a few hours to count all the cows and their calves.  We [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:16-04:00 July 26th, 2013|Farm Life|0 Comments

Homemade Fig Jam

It is Fig Season in Florida. Time to make my Homemade Fig Jam Recipe.  My parents have a beautiful Fig Tree outside their back door (all organic). The Fig Tree provides perfect figs for our tasty Homemade Fig Jam. Here is a Fig still on the Tree: Our Figs collected in mason jars.  My boys loved helping us pick the figs. Ingredients:  3 lb. ripe [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:16-04:00 July 25th, 2013|Recipes|0 Comments

9 Homeopathic Remedies for Allergies

We are in Florida visiting my parents horse ranch for 2 weeks.  My oldest son is suffering from seasonal allergies.  Allergies affect one in four American and can be treated with homeopathy simply and inexpensively.  Using homeopathic remedies to treat allergies and hay fever prevents the side effects of suppressive treatments like allergy medicines. Decongestants and expectorants only remove the symptoms; whereas, homeopathic remedies can [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:16-04:00 July 22nd, 2013|Homeopathy|5 Comments

Health Benefits of Carrot Juice

What are the Health Benefits of Carrot Juice? “The two obvious nutrients most are aware of are vitamin A and beta carotenes. Vitamin A toxicity is possible with vitamin supplements and fish oils, but you cannot overdose on vitamin A with carrots while enjoying their extra large amounts of this vitamin.  Beta-carotene is also a major antioxidant. The vitamin A and beta-carotene help maintain vision [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:16-04:00 July 18th, 2013|Home Remedies, Sick|0 Comments

Herbal Wormer for Dogs

We have a new puppy named Sparky.  He is a mini schnauzer and absolutely adorable (to us)! I will be posting more about natural pet care and the holistic options available to all pets.  Here is my Herbal Wormer Formula from Molly's Herbals Molly's Herbals Worm Formula for ALL ANIMALS. The original two part system, works holistically in multiple ways. By expelling live worms: the [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:16-04:00 July 15th, 2013|Natural Pet Care|0 Comments

Wrinkles and Aging Skin

Essential Oils are very helpful in preventing wrinkles and aging skin.  I have had great success with essential oils in my 30's. Cellular regeneration is the key to preventing wrinkles and aging skin.  Essential oils accomplish this and it is far more pleasant than most methods of skin care treatment.  The nutrients and proteins in essential oils help to maintain the elasticity of collagen and encourage [...]

By | 2017-10-06T11:09:09-04:00 July 12th, 2013|NonToxic Skincare|0 Comments

Homemade Cantaloupe Ice Cream

My Homemade Cantaloupe Ice Cream Recipe. Fresh Cantaloupe is the key ingredient to this homemade cantaloupe ice cream recipe. Perfect for holidays and family get togethers.  The 4th of July is tomorrow and I wanted to make something extra special.  Homemade cantaloupe ice cream is refreshing and light!  Perfect for a dry hot summer afternoon.  The first time I tried homemade cantaloupe ice cream was [...]

By | 2017-10-10T15:18:05-04:00 July 3rd, 2013|Recipes|3 Comments

Top 20 Essential Oils for First Aid

Here is a list of my Top 20 Essential Oils for First Aid kits.  The summer is here and vacations are upon us.  First Aid kits are important for all types of travel.  If you are traveling with children accidents always seem to happen!  This rule applies to our family at least.  Here is a list of my Top 20 Essential Oils for First Aid Kits: [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:16-04:00 July 1st, 2013|Home Remedies|4 Comments

Natural Insect Repellent for Camping

Natural Insect Repellent for camping is important to babies, small children, and adults with sensitive skin.  I am very sensitive to fragrances and I use natural insect repellent  for camping and when going places where there are lots of insects or mosquitos. We are out of town camping this weekend in Idaho and Wyoming.  We are staying at an old farmhouse that sits on 11 [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:16-04:00 June 26th, 2013|NonToxic Skincare|9 Comments