Category: Natural Living

Chia Seeds

Ch, Ch, Ch Chia! That’s the first thing that people think of when they hear the word chia. However, chia seeds are good for more than just growing “hair” on a ceramic animals! I found out about chia seeds when I was looking into flax seeds. I didn’t like what I found out about flax seeds and was directed to chia seeds as a better alternative.     What makes chia seeds so great?   One serving of chia seeds (which is 1 Tbs) contains: 5 grams of fiber 3 grams of protein 80mg of Calcium – some say...

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How to Frugally Grocery Shop

I was blessed when it came to growing up apparently. I grew up watching my mother cut coupons and make grocery lists. When I got older I even did some of the shopping. However, apparently not everyone was as privileged as I was. Time after time, I find women who don’t know how to frugally grocery shop, do not meal plan, who don’t make grocery lists, and who spend way too much at the grocery store. I used to spend $300 per month on groceries for a family of 6. I now have a family of 7 and thanks to...

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Why You Need a Chlorine Free Shower

Everyone showers. At least I HOPE everyone showers! However, while we think we are simply getting clean by taking a shower, we are also adding toxins to our body. Now I’m not talking the body washes, shower gels, shampoos and conditioner. Those can definitely be toxic but that’s not what I’m talking about today. Today I’m talking about water. Yes, your water is allowing your body to absorb toxins and so I’m talking about why you need a chlorine free shower. What toxins are in water? Well quite a few but I’m specifically referring to chlorine. Chlorine is used...

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Egg Substitutes

Looking for a substitute for eggs? Eggs do have their place however vegans, those allergic to eggs, or those just wanting to avoid some calories need eggs substitute. It also means no more last minute trips to the grocery store or neighbor’s house when you are mid-baking and you realize you are short one egg! Egg Substitutes  Vinegar 1 TBS. vinegar = 1 egg. Either white distilled or apple cider vinegar will work. You will also need 1 tsp. baking soda if there is not already a leavening agent in the recipe. It is recommended that you only replace...

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Why Coconut Oil is the Healthiest Oil in the World

I’m finally switching to coconut oil! No more canola oil, no more vegetable oils, just coconut oil! Why? Because coconut oil is said to be the healthiest oil in the world! Sadly it’s rarely used due to a misconception of its saturated fat content. However, it is now known that it’s actually good for you! So read on and then join me in switching to coconut oil!   Composition: Coconut oil is high in saturated fats, which is why it was believed to be unhealthy. However, it is now known that there is a difference in fat molecules. All...

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No ‘Poo Troubleshooting

No ‘Pooing is the idea of not using traditional shampoo and conditioner to wash your hair. Instead, you use baking soda and vinegar. Go here for my original No ‘Poo post. If you know about no ‘poo and you still have questions, check out my No ‘Poo FAQ post. For help working out the kinks in your current no ‘poo regimen, read on! Basic no ‘poo recipe: 1 tab. Baking soda in 8oz water. Pour on hair, massage in, let sit one minute, and rinse. 1 tab. Vinegar in 8 oz water. Pour on hair, let sit one minute, and...

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Non-toxic Carpet Cleaner

We currently live in an apartment and I am saddened to say that our carpet has not been cleaned in the 3 years that we have lived here. I have scrubbed out a few spots with a towel but it has never been properly cleaned. This is quite appalling when you consider that my father owns and operates a professional carpet cleaning company, you would think I’d know better. However, I don’t have extra money to spend on professional cleaning and dear daddy is two states away. I finally convinced myself that I NEEDED to clean the carpets so...

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