What are the best natural Bug Sprays available on the market? Before Hurricane Irma and Maria hit Florida in September we hurried to stock up on supplies before we had to evacuate S. Tampa. We live in Flood zone A. There was a mandatory evacuation pretty early on for flood zone A. I love the homemade bug repellent option - but we had little time [...]
My daughter was born August 2014. I was the happiest Mom on the planet. The labor was only 3-4 hours and the delivery was nice and easy (a first for me). The essential oils and chiropractic care really made a difference this time around. I did have her in a hospital and I did get the epidural after my water broke at 6 centimeters. No [...]
Swollen Gums can be very painful. I am going to share my favorite remedy for swollen gums. The following is a list of natural remedies for swollen gums. I did not have to go to the dentist to have my swollen gums checked out. A week ago I woke up with swollen painful gums in the back of my mouth. This swollen inflamed area is [...]
Are there home remedies for Whooping Cough? Whooping Cough is in the news right now and it seems like parents (at least around me) have been worried about it for months. I have a friend who isolated her newborn baby back in August because whooping cough was circulating. It is still circulating today and not getting any better. If I had a newborn baby right [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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. [...]