Category: Natural Remedies

12 Uses for Bentonite Clay

Bentonite Clay is one of the most popular clays out there and for good reason! It can do a lot! It’s known as a healing clay and it can be used for much more than just a nice face mask. Bentonite Clay also sometimes called Montmorillonite  is a gray clay that is prized for it’s ability to help the body detox. It helps pull toxins externally when used as a mask or in skincare products but it can also be used internally to help detox the body of heavy metals, chemicals, and impurities. Bentonite Clay Note: Always make sure...

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25 Unique Ways to use Baking Soda

Baking soda is a wonderful thing. It’s used by many as a natural, non-toxic cleaner. However, baking soda can be used for so much more! Before we get into the ways you can use baking soda, I do want to mention that it’s best to buy the good stuff. Now baking soda doesn’t have aluminum concerns like baking powder but most baking soda is made with chemicals and some baking sodas do test on animals. I’ve written a separate post all about what to look for in baking soda if you want to know more. Ways to use Baking...

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Reusing Elderberries to Make Elderberry Tea

 We are coming to the end of our cold and flu season but people are still getting sick. I like to keep my family healthy by making use of Elderberries. Not familiar with the benefits of Elderberries? Helps prevent colds and flu Immunity booster Reduces the length of colds and flu Kills 10 strains of influenza Elderberries are amazing! The most common way to take Elderberries is through Elderberry Syrup. You can buy this at the store but it will cost a small fortune with the average price being $18.00 for just 8oz!!! In a previous post, I shared...

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Lemon Thyme Tea

 Are you suffering from a cold, congestion, or bronchitis? This tea can help ease the congestion and quite those coughs. Recently, everyone in my family came down with a cold. The good old standard cold, with post-nasal drip, congestion, really annoying cough… You get the picture. We are using all our standard remedies such as the cinnamon honey, elderberry syrup, and vaporub. However, I am always on the quest for more remedies and thus I found this tea. Thyme is a great antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antiviral and naturally is perfect for when there’s illness in the home. It’s also...

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Dry Scalp Remedy

“It looks like your daughter has a bit of cradle cap or even seborrheic dermatitis. Just pick up some Selsun Blue and wash her hair with it a few times a week.” This is what I heard my doctor tell me after I had her look at my daughter’s scalp. My daughter has always had a bit of cradle cap but that’s never bothered us much. However, she recently started developing some stronger, dryer patches and I knew we needed to finally do something. Sadly my daughter was just the tipping point as my two sons have what is...

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Chamomile Infused Coconut Oil

We all love a good moisturizer. One that works well and yet has no concerning ingredients can be hard to find however. Coconut oil is one of those amazing ingredients in the crunchy household that can be used for oh so many things. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that coconut oil is an amazing moisturizer. Now I use coconut oil in place of a lot of moisturizing products. I use it for our diaper cream, our lotion, my face moisturizer, and more. By its self it works really well. However, when I have to do battle with my son’s eczema, sometimes...

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5 Ways to Detox After the Holidays

I don’t know about you but I tend to jump off the crunchy wagon during the holidays. There’s still a small voice in the very back of my head that tells me I really shouldn’t be eating all this sugar but I have yet to listen to it during the holiday season. It’s just too hard to ignore all the yumminess that seems to come with winter. However, once January swings around I know that I have to get myself back in gear and perhaps do a little detoxing as well. Unfortunately, going from such an unhealthy high back...

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