Natural Bath & Beauty, natural remedies

Soothing After Sun Spray

My family spent the holiday weekend at the beach and we were blessed with perfect weather. Lots of sunshine and ocean breezes! Unfortunately, along with all the sunshine, came some "sunkissed" skin, despite the sunscreen. Thank goodness for the Soothing After Sun Spritzer! With its healing Aloe Vera juice, silky and moisturizing coconut oil, and… Continue reading Soothing After Sun Spray

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Healthy Living, Natural Remedies for Everything

High of 68 Monday, High of 35 Friday – Winter Weather in North Carolina & How to Survive It Without Catching a Cold

If you live south of the Mason Dixon Line, you probably have the same kind of winters that we do here in North Carolina.  One day it's sunny and 68 and everyone is wearing flip-flops and t-shirts, and three days later, it's 32 and snowing.  It's crazy!! But, it is the South and we love… Continue reading High of 68 Monday, High of 35 Friday – Winter Weather in North Carolina & How to Survive It Without Catching a Cold

Natural Bath & Beauty

Simple Sugar Scrubs for Kissable Lips

It’s easy for lips to get rough at any time of year – but it seems to happen especially in the dry air of winter, and during the hot summer months.  It makes sense – your lips are always out there, exposed to the elements.  And if you exfoliate the rest of your body (if… Continue reading Simple Sugar Scrubs for Kissable Lips

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 Home

Top 10 Essential Oils to Always Have in Your Home & Why

If the average person hears the words “essential oils,” it’s quite likely that the first association they’ll make has something to do with “Hippie” or “Spa” or “Fragrance.” But, essential oils are so much more than that. Essential oils have a number of different benefits from mental and physical wellness to DIY home cleaning products. … Continue reading Top 10 Essential Oils to Always Have in Your Home & Why

Essential Oil Blend Recipes

I need some Relaxation! – Time to diffuse some!

The holidays are over and life is back to normal - well as normal as it can be.  The problem is, while the rest of my world - work, son's school and sports, husband's activities - are back in full swing, my mind, and sleep schedule, are still in holiday vacation mode. These snow days… Continue reading I need some Relaxation! – Time to diffuse some!

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 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