Category: Natural Remedies

Kid Friendly Vapor Rub

Years ago, I shared my original vapor rub recipe with everyone and I didn’t mention that it was only for ages 10 and over… because I didn’t know that some essential oils are not safe for kids under 10 years! I now realize that essential oils need to be used safely, and that post has now been updated and it I now only recommend that recipe for 10 and over. However, that left me in need of a kid friendly vapor rub. One that parents could use on their little ones without any potentially harmful ingredients. Yes, harmful ingredients...

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Menstrual Cramp Relief Salve

That time of the month… ladies we all know what I’m talking about. Nobody likes it but it’s something we all have to deal with. At the best, it’s an inconvenience. Aunt Flo never arrives when we’d like. At worse, you can end up with menstrual cramps so bad that you are not leaving the house… make that your bed! The all too common approach to dealing with menstrual cramps is popping painkillers all day long. Other women even get on birth control just for easier periods. However, I like to keep things natural. Painkillers might not seem like...

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How to Use Essential Oils Safely

I think you’d be very hard pressed to find someone who has not heard of essential oils! Essential oils are the hottest thing around, when it comes to natural health and even if you aren’t interested in the health aspects, they are pretty popular just because they smell good! But do you know how to use essential oils safely? Essential oils work so well when it comes to health and even just diffusing into the air can make you feel great. It’s easy to feel think that since essential oils are natural they don’t have any harmful aspects but that’s not true....

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Elderberry Syrup Plus

anElderberry syrup is the one natural remedy and immunity booster that is an absolutely must-have in my home (now we are upgrading to elderberry syrup plus but first let me explain about elderberry syrup.)  Elderberry Syrup works amazingly well. In fact, it works better than even the flu vaccine when it comes to preventing the flu because elderberry syrup protects against ten strains of the flu whereas the vaccine only focuses on a few. What’s more, elderberry syrup also helps you recover if you do get the flu or even a cold! There aren’t many medicines out there that can prevent...

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12 Must Have Natural Remedies

In the world of natural remedies, there are many, many options! You will find hundreds of remedies and essential products out there. It’s nice that there are so many options but when there are that many, you often feel overwhelmed and don’t know what are the must haves. Everyone has their own must have natural remedies but I want to share some natural remedies or natural remedy basic ingredients that I think are helpful for anyone to have. 12 Must Have Natural Remedies   Elderberries Elderberries are a favorite in the natural remedy world. They protect against 10 flu...

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DIY Arnica Salve

I have heard my friends go on and on about the wonders of arnica for years now. Every time, I mentioned that my kid fell and got a new bruise, my friends would ask if I had arnica. I’m ashamed to admit that I never thought it was worth the effort to really look into it or buy it. Oh how I was wrong! Arnica is a wonderful plant and when you turn it into arnica salve, it becomes a must have in the medicine cabinet. Now that I have tried arnica, I’m in love with it and so...

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How to Make Herb Infused Oils

Are you ready to start getting into the real natural remedy realm. Don’t get me wrong, drinking teas, making elderberry syrup, and using essential oils are definitely a part of the natural remedy world but  I didn’t feel like I was really into herbal remedies until I made my first herbal infused oil! Infusing oils are a great way to use herbs for cooking but they are amazing for medicinal purposes. The types of herbs you use will naturally result in a different infused oil. This opens up so many possibilities and many different remedies can be made but...

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