Written by Meg, Contributing Writer Herbal Remedies for Sunburn Once your skin is burned and there’s no turning back (or when your skin has been overexposed to hot, drying sun and wind or chlorinated swimming pools), use the same herbs, essential oils and vitamins recommended to treat any injured skin. My first choices are lavender, aloe vera and calendula to repair damaged skin cells. The essential oil of geranium has skin-rejuvenating properties that encourage healing. Expensive, but exquisite in scent and skin-healing properties, are rose [...]
Dealing with depression is a touchy subject. When I first began to admit to people in my life that I was struggling with depression, I got a lot of different recommendations. Most were shocked that I hadn't been to see a doctor, some supported my desire to try to deal with it naturally but expressed concern for me, and a few even confronted me and told that I was possibly being too proud in my "healthy ways" for not being willing to use prescription medication. [...]
Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer Note: Because so many readers of Keeper of the Home are of childbearing age, it is important to clarify that hormonal imbalance is not exclusive to older women. Even teenagers can be affected by it, PMS being one of the symptoms. Please keep reading. Me? Imbalanced? A little over ten years ago, I encountered premenopausal problems that included, emotional ups and downs, sleepless nights, difficulties with my cycle, hot flashes and more. At one point I thought I might [...]
Guest Post by Andrea Lack of sleep is common when you are raising infants. But what happens when your infants have reached their teens and you still can’t sleep? Insomnia affects millions of people but is 41% more prevalent in women than in men. For me, lack of sleep has meant I’m not capable of being the mother I want to be. I’ve found myself drifting off in the afternoons or needing to lie down and power nap – even if for just 15 minutes. [...]
Guest Post by Rene of Budget Saving Mom Pests are something that organic gardeners have to deal with. However, there are ways to deal naturally with pests so that you are still able to limit your exposure to chemicals that are not good for you or your family. We have a huge garden that provides the majority of the produce that we eat throughout the year. Since, we depend on the garden as the main food source for our family, it is very important that [...]
At last, no more hints and secrets. My long awaited project is out in the open... I am so excited to finally announce my new blog, Saving Naturally! If you love natural and healthy living, and you love learning how to spend less money, then I think that you will LOVE my new site! Rather than tell you about it, I'd rather just show you. Why don't you come on over and take a look?