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Peppermint Detox Bath Soakby  

By Elsie Callender, Contributing Writer Why don't I do this more often? That's what I ask myself on those rare occasions when I decide to take a bath. Baths aren't the most practical for getting clean quick. Taking one requires... Read More

How to Make Garlic Ear Oil to Treat an Ear Infectionby  

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... Read More

Simple Steps for Creating a Natural Medicine Cabinetby  

By Tiffany Terczak, Contributing Writer When my family first started transitioning to real food, I was so overwhelmed with all the different "start here first" options that nearly gave up. I ended up writing "22 Days to a Fresh Start"- a... Read More

What? You Want a Box of Baking Soda?by  

By Ann Timm, Contributing Writer "Mom, where's the baking soda?" I got a heartfelt laugh the other night when one of my daughters bounded into my bedroom asking for baking soda. I was a bit confused as she had been... Read More

Homemade Herbal Throat Spray for Cough, Cold, and Fluby  

Now that it's autumn, cold season is just around the corner. However, having this homemade herbal throat spray on hand can help give relief to sore throats and aid healing. I love having it around! This recipe came about sort... Read More

A Day in the Life of Stacy: Homeschool Mom Who Asked for Helpby  

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... Read More

A Day in the Life of Ann: Mom of 6 {3 Boys, 3 Girls, 5 Teens}by  

By Ann Timm, Contributing Writer To prepare for this post, I read through several of the other writers' previous Day in the Life posts to get an idea of how they are formatted and written as this is my first of... Read More

8 Ways to Use Essential Oils Without a Diffuser (plus a way to get 3 free bottles!)by  

By Ann Timm, Contributing Writer Do you love essential oils, but you're not ready to spend a whole lot of money on them yet? I hear you. When I first started using oils a number of years back, I was... Read More

Get Fit, Eat Better, Have More Energy & Heal Naturally with this FREE eCourse!by  

This offer is no longer available! Boy, have I had fun making this free mini eCourse for you! I know that SO many of you are working hard at making healthy changes for yourself and your family. Here at KOTH, we... Read More

4 Sure-Fire Tips to Help Picky Eaters Actually Eat That Healthy School Lunchby  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer There's an unspoken stigma amongst moms these days, namely "picky eaters are created by moms who cater to their kid's every whim." Or better said, your kid wouldn't be a picky eater if you didn't... Read More

Natural First Aid for Summer Ailmentsby  

By Elsie Callender, Contributing Writer It's pretty much impossible to go through a summer and not come out the other end with a colorful array of scrapes, scars, burns, and bites. These things are just as much a part of... Read More

A Minimalistic Approach to Summerby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer Whew. The school year is over. Does anyone else want to breathe a huge sigh of relief with me? In many ways, it feels like my family’s been on fast forward since school began last... Read More

4 Steps Toward Simpler Livingby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer With seasons of constant change, I often feel like I'm living in crisis mode, putting out fires and just surviving, let alone living simply. I learned about the natural living lifestyle in the fall of... Read More

The Benefits of Cooking and Baking with Stonewareby  

This post was originally published in 2010, but with more and more people looking for safer alternatives to their non-stick cookware, this is a great topic to revisit! With all that I've been learning over the past few years about... Read More

The Top Five Occasions When You Should Take A Detox Bathby  

By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer I used to think baths were for kids. Who takes a bath when they can take a speedy shower, after all? However, I have recently gotten over my reservations with taking baths. Change that - I have... Read More

Where to find natural living products to support your lifestyleby  

Do you ever struggle with finding products you're comfortable with using? Do you feel like you waste a lot of time searching online or locally to find things like skincare or beauty products, ingredients for remedies or homemade gifts, or... Read More

What Happened When I Quit Coffeeby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Coffee. The beverage that seems more like a king than a mere drink. Adored and revered by it's faithful followers the world over. It's the one thing that many of us refuse to start our days... Read More

Why I Quit Drinking So Much Waterby  

  By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer It all started on Facebook. One day, as I was reading through my newsfeed, I came across a conversation about drinking 100 ounces of water every day. The conversation talked about all the benefits of... Read More

One Simple Way to Boost Your Health – Drink More Waterby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer One of the most important things you can do for your health is to increase the amount of water you drink. Increasing your water intake is a healthy change that is simple. In fact, it's... Read More

Identifying and Avoiding Toxins in Beauty and Personal Care Productsby  

This post was originally published at Simple Organic. Have you ever received a topical prescription from a doctor, such as an anti-fungal or anti-bacterial cream? Or used a topical pain reliever for a mouth sore (or for your baby’s teething)?... Read More

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