Posts tagged with: Natural Living

One Ingredient Natural Laundry Detergent It’s no secret that store-bought laundry detergent contains ingredients that aren’t great for the environment and our bodies.  From sulfates to dioxanes to fragrances, conventional laundry detergents are sudsing up a toxic soup in your...
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My Simple, Natural Homemade Mouthwash Anytime I can save money and make my daily routine greener and more natural, I do. That’s why I’m so excited to share the easy homemade mouthwash recipe I created. When I began my transition...
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Easy Homemade Toothpaste Recipe Since I switched to a simpler, more natural lifestyle, I’ve replaced many personal hygiene products with natural and/or homemade alternatives. Homemade toothpaste was one of the first and the easiest natural hygiene products to replace. (See...
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Natural Alternative to Dryer Sheets I don’t know if you’ve heard, but dryer sheets are kind of toxic. Yes, even the fragrance free kind. Of course, I know I can’t completely eliminate all possible toxins from my home. However, when...
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Are Bath Bombs Safe? 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...
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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 grab a cup of coffee or tea and read on. Because of the benefits of earthing...
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Is Coconut Oil Bad For You? Is coconut oil healthy? Recently the American Heart Association told us to avoid coconut oil because it contains saturated fat. Saturated fat increases “bad” cholesterol levels. However, I’m still buying and consuming coconut oil....
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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 try...
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Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu Oh, ’tis the season, folks!  As we head into the depths of winter, our bodies face the task of fighting off cold and flu germs. The good news is, while our bodies are fighting...
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How I Stopped my IBS Naturally My IBS began suddenly after the birth of my first child when I was 22 years old.  At my six-week postnatal check up, I talked with the doctor about my constant stomach upset.  She...
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Homemade Moisturizing Body Wash Have you looked at the ingredients in your favorite body wash?  I have.  It’s not pretty. Check those ingredients on EWG.org. Then, throw that bottle of perfumey blech away. (Or, recycle it if you can!) Once...
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DIY Facial Oil Recipes Have you peeked at the ingredients in your favorite facial moisturizer? Have you checked the safety of those ingredients on EWG.org? If you haven’t you should. When I saw the safety rating of my former favorite...
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Why Is Grass Fed Beef Better? If you’ve bought meat at your local grocery store you’ve probably noticed a higher-priced beef labeled as “grass-fed”. Like I did before my family started a real food diet, you may have assumed that...
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Is Sprouted Wheat Healthy? What Are the Benefits of Sprouted Wheat? Did you know that wheat is a controversial food?  Between the total wheat-abstaining paleo folks and the properly-prepared-wheat Weston A Price devotees, there are a lot of opinions about...
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Is Coconut Sugar Healthy? What Are the Benefits of Coconut Sugar? I love sweets.  Always have.  Always will.  Unfortunately, there was a time when my love of all things sugary was wrecking my health. Sugar is an addictive substance.  It...
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How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies Naturally When I began my Real Food journey my kitchen was filled with fermented foods, lots of fruits and veggies, and, of course, a countertop compost pail. All of those things are a...
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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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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ALEX Wearable Posture Tracker and Coach for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Once upon a time, I had perfect posture. When I was a teen and my body...
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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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Life Without a Microwave Are Microwaves Safe to Use? We ditched our microwave five years ago and we’ve never looked back.  When we got rid of our microwave, we were convinced that it was a health-robbing appliance that should be avoided...
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Homemade Yogurt Recipe Do your kids love yogurt as much as mine do?  Yogurt is such a great snack, but the stuff you buy at the store is so often fulled with sugar and artificial flavors but missing the oh-so-important-ingredient fat....
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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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Blossom Cup Review Recently I was given the opportunity to try a Blossom Cup.  I was hesitant at first because, well, I’ve never used a menstrual cup before and frankly, I thought of them as something used by my friends who...
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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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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 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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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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Editor’s Note:  I was given a FlavFusion infuser water bottle to try and review.  Flavored Water is Refreshing, But is it Healthy? When I was child my mother didn’t allow soda in the house. She knew it was not healthy...
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Holmes Products for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s that time of year again.  Holidays and family and warmth.  Gratitude and food and winter dryness.  As much as...
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