Category: Natural Remedies

Flu Fighting Popsicles

It’s rare that my family comes down with the flu. I attribute that greatly thanks to us taking elderberry syrup during flu season. However, we were not so lucky recently. First my youngest got it and we were thinking it might just be a fluke thing. She seemed pretty normal… then a few days later her brother got it and I soon followed. Bleh. The flu is not a fun thing to suffer through and it’s even worse it the whole family gets it at once. In my attempts, to help my son and I recover from having the...

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Menstrual Cramp Relief Tea

Ladies, we all know how annoying that time of the month can be! At best, “Aunt Flo” is an annoyance but for many it means cramps that will make you stay in bed the entire time. Nobody wants that. We, women are busy people! We’ve got things to do, little ones to take care of, places to go! Now the usual approach to dealing with menstrual cramps is taking painkillers like they are candy (well  hopefully not that often but you get the idea!) Some women even get on birth control just for less painful periods. Personally, I like to...

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DIY PMS Essential Oil Blend: Eliminate Your PMS Mood Swings

The following is a guest post from Shannon Costill. She will be sharing her story on how she eliminated her PMS mood swings and a great DIY PMS essential oil blend so that you can find relief too!  The days before my period was something I dreaded. When PMS struck I went from a fully functioning mom to a basket case. If this sounds like you, you are not alone and change is possible! I hope my story of how I overcame my PMS mood swings will help you to do the same. I’m living proof that relief is possible. The simple solution...

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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. You might end up with lovely PMS mood swings, bloating, and so on. 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...

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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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