Category: Natural Remedies

Homemade Vapor Rub

Have you ever thought to try homemade vapor rub? Sound like too much work? It really isn’t but perhaps we should look at why we should skip store bought vapor rub in the first place. Vapor rub, it’s an old stand-by used by millions of people to help ease congestion and coughs. However, even Vapor rub is full of yucky ingredients; mainly petrolatum and turpentine oil. Turpentine oil? Really? Both of these ingredients are not good for the body. Petrolatum, which is actually banned in EU cosmetics, is linked with organ toxicity. Turpentine oil is an immune system toxin, organ...

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Cinnamon Honey Remedy for Colds

No matter how healthy a life you live, odds are pretty good that you will someday get sick. There’s no way to avoid it entirely. So far this year, my family is doing pretty well. I think the fact, that my boys now have their immune system pretty much developed is helping a lot and the fact that we live much healthier than we did a few years ago. However, we still get sick sometimes. In one of my desperate times of need, I stumbled upon the wonders of this cinnamon honey remedy.   Cinnamon Cinnamon is anti-viral and anti-bacterial. It’s...

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Homemade Cough Drops and Cough Drop Lollipops

Fall is officially here and with it came the beginning of my family’s cold season. Sigh. I was hoping we wouldn’t get sick quite so soon. However, with kids and multiple kid-filled events per week it was bound to happen. There is one advantage to getting sick so early in the game; I now have an excuse to start making all kinds of home remedies. Some home remedies make the cut and some don’t but the ones that do I am going to share with you! Cough drops can be a wonderful thing. Anyone with a sore throat or...

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Natural UTI Remedy

About a week ago, I realized I had a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). As it was late at night because it always is when you get a UTI. I mean seriously, do you ever get a UTI at a normal hour of the day when the doctor is actually in? No, you always get them late at night, kids are already in bed, doctor’s office is closed and there’s nothing but a big co-pay and hours at the ER waiting for you! Well I was not wanting to drag everyone out of bed and go pay way too much...

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Amber Teething Necklace for Teething Relief

I was not crunchy or even anywhere near it when my first two children went through that dreaded teething stage. My boys were relieved of their teething pain with the usual products: Tylenol and Orajel. I now avoid both those products because of their ingredients and such. However, both of those products have their issues even if you aren’t crunchy minded. Tylenol has been recalled a lot lately, it is now advised not to give Orajel to kids under 2 (um that’s when kids are usually given Orajel) as the benzocaine can cause some serious issues. What’s a mom...

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Ways to Eliminate Eczema

My 2nd child is my sensitive child. No not sensitive emotionally…well maybe, but I’m talking about his skin. He has dealt with eczema since birth. Literally, I have pictures of him only a week old with a sad, red face. Through his first year, it got the worst it’s been and that is what really started me into this world of crunchiness. I was tired of his poor face being covered in this red rash. Now he is almost 4. Some years I don’t see much eczema at all. Others, like this year, we see a flare up usually...

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Why Every Woman Should Drink Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

Red Raspberry Leaf tea (Rubus idaeus) is an herbal tea made from you guessed it, the leaves of the raspberry plant. Do not confuse this with the raspberry flavored tea that you see in stores all the time; it is NOT the same. What is so special about this tea? Why should every woman drink red raspberry leaf tea? Red Raspberry Leaf has been used for centuries for many aliments but it is most known for its use by women. It’s particularly beneficial for pregnancy and labor which is why pregnant women should drink red raspberry leaf tea; however,...

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