What to Know Before You Start Using Essential Oils

What to Know Before You Start Using Essential Oils

I was skeptical when I first heard about essential oils. I didn’t know what they were or why I should use them. My first try with oils was with a blend my sister gave me meant to repel mosquitoes and other bugs. I thought it worked reasonably well and it smelled good so I looked up some other oils to try. I’d heard about a blend called Thieves and its reputation for keeping illness at bay, so that was my next choice. (more…)

My Favorite Dairy-Free Options

My Favorite Dairy-Free Options

I’ve been dairy-free for a few years now and although my reason was for my own health, many nursing moms make the adjustment for the health of their babies or to help their older kids feel better. While I’ll save the impacts of consuming dairy for a future post, I wanted to share my favorite dairy-free substitutions that will help ease your transition to living without cheese and milk! Most of these can be found in your local health food store.

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5 Smart Swaps for Non-Toxic Living in 2016

5 Smart Swaps for Non-Toxic Living in 2016

Every day, we’re exposed to toxins, from our food, water and air! Did you know the average woman wears 168 chemicals on their bodies DAILY in just their beauty products? Yep, there are 13,000 chemicals are used in cosmetics, and only about 10 percent have been evaluated for safety! Scary stuff.

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