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How to Make Natural Bug Spray

Take a hard pass on stinky, chemically laden commercial bug sprays, and create your own effective, all-natural insect repellent, using a combination of native “weeds” and aromatic herbs you can easily grow yourself or source from the grocery store! 🌼🌿 Natural Bug Spray Category: herbal life, natural living, wildcrafting Ingredients 2 tsp spearmint, dried 2 …

Healthy Children

Most parents want to make decisions that are best for their kids, but all the (often conflicting) information out there can be really confusing and difficult to sort through. Is co-sleeping best or should they be in a crib? Breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding: does it make a difference really? Does it matter if we feed …

Mullein

Verbascum thapsus Common Name: mullein Other Names: cowboy’s toilet paper (wipe with the grain), great mullein, Aaron’s rod, candlewick plant, cow lungwort, velvet dock, flannel plant, feltwort, shepherd’s staff, torches, our lady’s flannel, blanket herb, rag paper, wild ice leaf, clown’s lungwort, Peter’s staff, Jacob’s staff, shepherd’s club, beggar’s stalk, Adam’s flannel, beggar’s blanket, fluffweed, …

Let’s Talk About Macronutrients

When someone refers to macronutrients, they are referring to the three components: proteins carbohydrates fats/oils Proteins (4 calories per gram) Proteins are made of amino acids, small units necessary for growth and tissue repair. Animal foods such as meat, fish, poultry, milk and eggs are rich in protein. Good plant sources of protein are beans, …

Steps to Get Better Sleep

Most adults need 8 or 9 hours sleep to function well. Anything less than that, and you are likely to be running up a sleep debt, and there is a always price to be paid for that later on. Some people push themselves hard and try to get by on 6 hours or less. Others …

The Whole Person vs. Symptoms

When you experience symptoms, it’s a sign that your energy – or vital force – is doing its very best to protect you. When your body begins throwing off the illness, you may experience external symptoms such as: rashes & irritations eruptions, boils, acne & lumps sweating vomiting diarrhea This is certainly not ideal or …