Natural Remedies for Everything

Bug Be Gone -All Natural Bug Spray

Now that winter has passed and nature is thawing out, it’s time for all the little bugs to come out of hiding. I don’t know if you spend a lot of time outdoors, but from March through October, I spend many a day and night at the baseball field and am constantly surrounded by mosquitoes,… Continue reading Bug Be Gone -All Natural Bug Spray

Natural Remedies for Everything

Ouch! My aching back! Is there an oil for that?

Like me, if you have lower back pain, you are not alone. Studies have shown that about 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. I have to admit, when I was younger, when an adult complained about their “bad back” I would roll my eyes and snicker.  Yeah right… Continue reading Ouch! My aching back! Is there an oil for that?

Natural Pet

Easy DIY Natural Dog Shampoo

Our dogs love going on walks on the greenway with my husband and I. It's great exercise for them and they get a little extra "playtime." By that I mean, on these walks one, if not both dogs, usually end up splashing around in the creek or rolling around in the dirt. They come home… Continue reading Easy DIY Natural Dog Shampoo

Natural Home

DIY Air Fresheners

I just love a clean smelling house! As a child, I remember coming home from school and my grandma had the whole house clean and there was some "seasonal" smell in the air - whether it be cinnamon and clove in wintertime, or a floral scent in spring - the house always smelled so good.… Continue reading DIY Air Fresheners

Natural Pet

DIY Homemade Dog Food

DIY HOMEMADE DOG FOOD YIELD: 8 CUPS PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES COOK TIME: 45 MINUTES TOTAL TIME: 55 MINUTES Keep your dog healthy and fit with this easy peasy homemade recipe – it’s cheaper than store-bought and chockfull of fresh veggies! INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cups brown rice 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 pounds ground turkey… Continue reading DIY Homemade Dog Food

Natural Bath & Beauty

Whipped Body Butter Base Recipe

Whipped Body Butter Base Recipe  Making homemade body butter is really very easy and this wonderfully rich and soothing coconut oil based body butter. It is such a soothing and healing lotion. Here is what you need: 1/2 cup Raw Organic Cocoa Butter 1/2 cup Raw Unrefined Shea Butter 1/2 cup Organic Extra Virgin Coconut… Continue reading Whipped Body Butter Base Recipe

Natural Bath & Beauty

Peppermint Whipped Body Butter

I'm sure the winters here in North Carolina aren't as brutal as say - Canada or Wisconsin (my home state!), but still the colder months have turned my skin into sandpaper!! This peppermint body butte recipe is heavenly and does wonders for my skin in these dry months. Ingredients: 1/2 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup cocoa… Continue reading Peppermint Whipped Body Butter

Natural Pet

6 Ways to Naturally Prevent and Get Rid of Fleas on Dogs

My four-legged friends make up a huge part of my life so, naturally, I want to care for them…naturally (like the pun?!)  Like human medications popular dog medications, such as flea and tick preventatives, are full of strange chemicals that could have potentially harmful side effects. Instead of constantly applying synthetic repellents, there are natural… Continue reading 6 Ways to Naturally Prevent and Get Rid of Fleas on Dogs

Natural Bath & Beauty, Natural Home

Home Cures for Rough Hands

The skin on our hands take brunt of every chore—from taking care of the kids to washing dishes to weeding the garden. To make things worse, these tasks mean that you have to wash your hands frequently. All of this daily wear inevitably leads to your hands looking as though they belong to someone older… Continue reading Home Cures for Rough Hands

Natural Bath & Beauty

Homemade Body Butter Base

My skin always seems to be dry - whether it is summer or winter. I could be because I take really hot showers (I know - that is really bad, but they feel so good!) Or it could be because I'm getting (gulp) older.  Whatever the reason, I have found the older I have gotten,… Continue reading Homemade Body Butter Base