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 →
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 →
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 →
Every time the weather starts to get moody it seems like our household starts to feel the effects. I don’t hesitate to make this to keep an extra step ahead of the sniffles. It super easy and it works. • 3 cups of boiling water • 2 tbsp of chopped and peeled ginger • Half of one large sweet meyer lemon (sweet meyer gives a sweet element without adding sugar) • 3 tbsp of honey ( you can substitute agave or maple syrup if allergic to honey) Let it sit... Read The Rest →
By now the Neti Pot is something that more and more people are starting to be aware of. It’s pretty simple. If you are sick and have congested sinus, or have allergies…You hum the “I’m a little tea pot” song, but instead say “I’m a little neti pot!” You just fill the pot with warm water and a spoonful of special salt, stick the nosel up one nostril, and watch what comes out. TMI! Then repeat the directions for the other nostril. It literally assists in breathing normally when you... Read The Rest →
I have been asked lately about what doctor I see or where I have my kiddos seen. I have learned from having my daughter 13 years ago that you can never have too many pediatric experts around. I had such “interesting” experiences with different pediatricians that friends referred me to. I chose interesting to be polite. One could also use words like insulting, nightmare, and absolutely wrong for me. Through these rough experiences and all the years of searching for the right fit for my family, I finally realized I... Read The Rest →