• Epsom Salt Bath: The Benefits & How To Take One

    Epsom salt was first discovered bubbling up from an underground spring in the early 17th century. Local farmers noticed wounds healing on the legs of cattle that waded in the water. Soon people began flocking to the underground springs for its healing powers. What is Epsom Salt? Epsom salt is not actually salt at all. The minerals magnesium and sulfate form the mineral compound. It is widely believed to have been discovered in Epsom, England.…

  • Be Green: 10 More Simple Changes

    Last year for Earth Day I brought you Be Green: 10 Simple Changes You Can Make At Home. Earth day is around the corner. So this year I’m bringing you 10 more simple changes you can make at home. These changes will help both your family and planet Earth. By making these simple changes in your home you are helping to take steps to save the Earth. You are also helping your family live healthier…

  • Postpartum Care: The Non-Toxic Essentials

    The postpartum period begins after a woman gives birth. During this time the woman will experience varying emotions along with hormonal and physical changes. As she learns to care for the new baby, she must also care for herself. There are three phases of the postpartum period. The initial phase occurs in the immediate 24-48 hours after childbirth. The second postpartum phase lasts for up to six weeks after you give birth. The final stage…

  • The 5 Best Natural Sunscreens

    Summer is coming and we need to keep our skin safe from harmful UVA/UVB rays. We also shouldn’t be lathering on harmful chemicals. Instead, it’s best to use a natural sunscreen. When I was 14 years old I applied sunscreen to my chest for a day outside. The rash that appeared left me miserable. I was protecting my skin from the sun and as a result, my skin was left covered in itchy pink bumps.…

  • Dry Brushing: What, How, and Why

    I remember being 8 years old and receiving a dry brush for my birthday, along with some fabulous smelling all natural body scrubs, soaps, and lotions. At the time I had no clue what dry brushing was. The brush looked, to me, like a hairbrush with an extra long handle! I kept it in my bathroom along with all of the other bath goodies I had received. Fast forward quite a few years and I…