How to use essential oils

Learn how to use essential oils; including safety guidlines, and how to determine the quality of your oils.

How to make herbal preparations easily

Learn how to make herbal tinctures, teas, infused oils, and other natural remedies.

Home remedies for the cold and flu

You don\'t need to be a master herbalist to have a few simple remedies on hand when you\'re hit with a cold or flu. Here is a list of my favorite herbs, oils, and other home remedies that work.

 

Health Evolution- Better breakfast foods

Yay!  I have to admit I’m really excited, and also a little nervous, for this journey ahead of me.  It’s been a bit of a challenge taking things a step at a time, but I feel things are moving forward nicely.

For our first healthy “improvement” I wanted to change one of our family’s main daily meals, but I didn’t want it to be a huge effort, or be so shocking that it would cause a food strike.  So I looked at our schedule- what time of the day are we home most consistently?  What is going on in our environment during that time?  Is it crazy hectic, or somewhat mild and manageable?  I also looked at what kind of meals we eat during the day- What foods are we eating?  How long does it takes me to prepare the meal?  And how many “helpers” do I have in the process?

My love affair with essential oils

I absolutely LOVE oils.  Can I say that again?  Really, I love oils.  It’s actually kind of funny because before I started learning about oils I thought they were a little weird- the oils and the people that used them.  But now I admit it, I’m weird and I love it!

I use them all the time!  In fact, there’s a running joke in my family that whenever an issue comes up, I’ll use an oil for it.  You’ve got a cold?  Here’s some Oregano.  You have a sore neck?  Use some Peppermint.  You chopped your finger off?  Yarrow will fix that right up!  Alright… I admit it… oils won’t grow your finger back.  But pretty close.