Natural Living

The Benefits of Earthing Let’s talk about the benefits of earthing. If you’ve never heard of earthing (or grounding as it’s also called) then you’re in for a treat. The benefits of earthing are the reasons I not only let...
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Like many moms, I enjoy relaxing in a lovely hot tub. I’m always looking for ways to make bath time a more beautiful experience. One of the most delightful ways to enhance bath time is by using bath bombs. But,...
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Natural Alternative to Dryer Sheets What if you could have an easy, inexpensive natural alternative to dryer sheets? You’d be one step closer to a frugal, natural lifestyle, that’s for sure. I recently posted about my one-ingredient, homemade natural laundry...
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One Ingredient Natural Laundry Detergent I’m so happy to share with you guys this easy homemade laundry detergent. It’s no secret that store-bought laundry detergent is not the healthiest of products.  From sulfates to dioxanes to fragrances, conventional laundry detergents...
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  • Best Place to Buy Essential Oils
Five Must-Have Essential Oils for Fall I’ve been using essential oils daily to support my family’s physical and emotional wellness since the spring of 2014.  I am amazed all the time at what a difference they have made for us....
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tom’s of Maine for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. My family’s journey into natural living actually began when I was a child. My mother was passionate about green...
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  • Ecocentric Mom Subscription Box Review
Yesterday I received an Ecocentric Mom Box in the mail to review. I’ve been a fan of the Ecocentric Mom shop for a while. I love that they sell green, organic, natural products for baby, home, pregnant moms and the...
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  • Why is Motherhood so Stressful
The Number One Reason You’re Stressed Out as a Mom I’ll get right to it.  The number one reason you’re stressed out as a mom is because you are always ON. I know, I know. Many of you are thinking...
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  • The No Poo Method Ruined My Hair
The No Poo Method Didn’t Work For Me It’s no secret that I like my personal care products to be as natural as possible.  I use a natural deodorant, make my own body wash, toothpaste and facial moisturizer.  I want to...
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This post brought to you by Tom’s of Maine. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Our Small Hours. Earth Day is Friday, April 22nd.  Like other natural-living-minded moms, I’m spending time this week talking with my boys...
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  • Stork OTC Review
The Stork® OTC Conception Aid for Achieving Pregnancy at Home In an emotional moment several months into trying to conceive after my miscarriage I told my husband that simply couldn’t see myself going to the fertility doctor for help if...
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  • Pros and Cons of Buying an Old Home vs a New Home
Editor’s Note:  This post was written by Our Small Hours contributor Donna Fitzgerald.  To find out more about Donna visit our Current Contributor’s page. Should You Buy an Old Home or a New Home? Whether you’re starting a family or...
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  • Is a menstrual cup comfortable
Editor’s Note:  This Blossom Cup review was sponsored by Blossom Cup.  All opinions are honest and 100% my own. Blossom Cup Review Recently I was given the opportunity to try a Blossom Cup.  I was hesitant at first because, well, I’ve...
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  • Is Makeup Toxic to Your Skin
Is Your Makeup Toxic?  Mine Was! When I first began living the natural lifestyle over a decade ago what I knew about natural living was only the tip of the iceberg.  I understood that aerosol hairspray was probably bad, that...
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  • Benefits of Mastrante Essential Oil
Benefits and Uses of Mastrante Essential Oil I’ve discovered a new-to-me oil and now that I’ve had some time research and use it, I’m very excited to share it with you.  Mastrante essential oil has become one of my favorite...
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How to Wake Up Easier in the Morning Waking is up hard to do.  But it doesn’t have to be. Have you heard that if you need an alarm clock to wake up in the morning you probably aren’t getting...
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  • Fertility Lubricant
Conceive Plus Fertility Lubricant Trying to conceive is not always the simple process that we dream it will be.  When our romantic interludes with our partner don’t result in a positive home pregnancy test two weeks later, it’s easy to...
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  • The Best Natural Deodorant
The Best Natural Deodorant Well, you know you’re a hippie when . . . Yes, I’ve crossed the last threshold into the world of natural living. However, I don’t fancy smelling badly. I’ve had my eyes water on more than one occasion...
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  • Best Natural Cleaning Products
Editor’s Note:  I received a bottle of Bio Green Clean to use and review.  I also received compensation in exchange for my honest review of this product. Natural Cleaning With Bio Green Clean I’ve cleaned my home with natural cleaning...
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  • Baiden Mitten
Editor’s Note: I was compensated and provided with a Baiden Mitten to try in exchange for my honest review of this product. Baiden Mitten:  Ancient, Natural Remedy for Smooth Skin It’s that time of year!  The weather gets hot and for the...
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