This DIY lotion for dry feet is full of oils and butters that are highly moisturizing and nourishing to the skin. It can be used on any dry, cracked skin.
By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer The days and weeks following the holidays can often be a time when extra attention to detoxing is needed. Our bodies naturally detox on a daily basis, however, after extra indulgence and exposure to sugar and stress, it can be helpful to encourage the process a little. Increasing consumption of broth-based soups, lemon water, taking walks, baths, and walking are all great ways to improve the detox capabilities of the body. Drinking various herbal teas is also helpful. Blend various herbs together to create […]
By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Garlic is well-known for it’s strong antibiotic properties. Useful in treating colds, flus, sore throats, and poor digestion, garlic is also antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antibacterial. As you probably know, garlic appears in many home remedies. It is one of the essential ingredients to have on hand when creating your natural home pharmacy. I especially enjoy using garlic to make a garlic poultice which is helpful in administering garlic to those who can’t stand the flavor or have an upset stomach and can’t swallow much of […]
By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Each year when I start to think about writing a Day in the Life post, I’m a little disappointed that I don’t have my life more together. I keep thinking I’ll be really fancy and organized next time I write one of these, but it hasn’t happened yet! If nothing else, I’ve slowed down a lot over the past few years, and I take that as some type of accomplishment. Even if it came as a result of chronic illness. I […]
By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Summer always seems to be a great time for enjoying delicious beverages. There’s something about sipping a tasty drink on a hot day that’s just so pleasant. There are many summer drinks that are not overly healthy. And that’s OK once a while. But today I’d like to share some that are made with healthy ingredients. These drinks not only quench your thirst, but also provide nourishment. Even though these summer drink recipes are healthier versions, some contain quite a bit of natural sugar. […]
By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Do you like fruit snacks or gummy candy, but don’t want the yucky food dyes or preservatives that go with them? If so, you need to try these homemade gummies! Not only do homemade gummies taste good, they provide wonderful health benefits! The reason these gummies are so good for you is that they include gelatin. The gelatin used in this recipe is made from grass-fed beef. It comes in powdered form and is high in protein. It’s also gluten-free. […]
By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Chia seeds have been lauded as a super food for a few years now, and for good reason. Of all of the benefits of chia seeds, some of the most notable are their ability to provide significant amounts of protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. The amount of omega-3 fatty acids contained in chia seeds is truly impressive: just 3½ tablespoons can contain the same amount of omega-3s as a 32-ounce piece of salmon! (Source) Chia seeds often are used to boost […]