Society can always have a certain way of drawing me into a state of anxiety and stress. I stopped watching the local news because I would feel heavy and emotional listening to it. I couldn’t bear watching a mother cry for the loss of her child, or a child losing their family member over senseless acts of violence. I find that since becoming a mother the weight of the world rests on my shoulders too often. I came to realize I needed to balance out the urbanomics of the environment... Read The Rest →
Now that school is back in session no better time than now to start the family on higher doses of antioxidants. What is an antioxidant you ask? Well according to the Webster’s Dictionary: a substance (as beta-carotene or vitamin C) that inhibits oxidation or reactions promoted by oxygen, peroxides, or free radicals They are vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that protect and repair cells from damage caused by free radicals. You can up your intake of pomegranate, tomatoes, berries, peaches, kale,plums,bell pepper, cantaloupe, spinach, corn, and cherries to get a kick... Read The Rest →
Every summer there is another sunscreen that has claims that differ from the year previous. It is always a challenge for me to keep up with science and technology. And not to mention, I am always looking for an alternative that has a more natural approach to sun protection. Do you have a hard time understanding sunscreen and which SPF is the right choice for you? It goes without saying that sunscreen is necessary for all skin types and shades nowadays. With the ozone layer thinning and everyday environmental elements... Read The Rest →
In case you don’t already know chamomile is a total relaxer. It helps to easy inflammation, it eases digestion and nausea, and acts as a pain reliever. I use chamomile to drop the oil in my kids bath water to get them to wind down before bedtime. I also give them chamomile tea to support better digestion. I also sip on the tea when I have a headache. The best trick though is to use the tea bags after they have steeped to ease stressed eyes and to lessen the... Read The Rest →
I am not a fan of the rose as a flower. I think there are much more beautiful flowers like peonies or cala lillies. BUT! One undeniable fact is that the rose has many beneficial healing properties for our skin and body. The rose petal in particular is amazing. I was first introduced to rose water when looking for an alternative to using toners. Rose water is used to not only use to heal externally but also internally. It can basically improve your overall health. It specifically helped me with... Read The Rest →
Need to run a quick errand but you have no make-up on? No problem! Some big sunglasses and some vibrant lipstick will do the trick. A helpful tip for a haute mommy. Just see above!
My son has sensitive skin…unfortunately he took after his mommy on that one. So I have been prepared with all natural jojoba oil on hand at all times. I noticed last week that he kept tugging at his left ear. Come to find out he had a dry spot behind his ear. It was already scaly and irritated…PANIC! I quickly grabbed the jojoba oil and applied a pea size amount lightly giving my toddler an ear rub. He loved it! I reapplied for two days and saw improvement but not... Read The Rest →
Next time you have a cold, or feel a little under the weather, ask for a bit of chocolate. Chocolate has natural chemicals that help suppress coughs. I would be prepared for your kiddos to start coughing a lot more once they get wind of this mommy tip. My toddler seems to already know this. Chocolate a day keeps the coughs away! But not the tears. Once he got a taste you can see what happened.
I have been asked lately about how to calm baby when they are a little wound up or restless.One word sums up relax and calm for me, CHAMOMILE. Especially during teething Chamomile is a brilliant tool to keeping baby relaxed and more at ease. I use it on my teen as well to get the stress out of her when she is bogged down with school projects and tests! Watch below as I give you some helpful hints on how to use chamomile in a couple different ways!
Have a headache? Nauseous? Pour a quarter size amount of jojoba oil or sweet almond oil into your palm. Then add 3 drops of 100% pure Lavender oil to the oil. Emulsify the mixture together in your palms and inhale deeply. Cradle the base of your head just below your ears with both hands. (almost as though your hands are a hammock for your head) Lightly massage your temples and forehead avoiding your eyes. Rub in any excess oil mixture on your hands as though you are washing them. Make... Read The Rest →