Does the Salt You Choose Really Make a Difference?

Does the salt you choose really make a difference?

Written by Stephanie Langford Mmm, salt. I confess, I just love salty things. It’s too bad that salt has gotten such a bad rap (along with butter- one of my other favorite culinary delights). Everywhere you look in the grocery store, pretty colored packages with sleek marketing slogans proclaim that they have “no salt”, “low salt”, or are “low in sodium”. And we buy them up, oh yes we do. I see the coveted “low salt” labels in pantries and shopping carts galore, or hear […]

Homemade Clay Toothpaste

Homemade clay toothpaste recipe

Cleaning your teeth with dirt sounds pretty oxymoronic, right? You might be surprised to know that clay toothpaste actually leaves your teeth feeling very clean. One of the things I like best about it is that it doesn’t contain glycerin, which doesn’t clean but actually coats your teeth. This coating, while it may sound like a good thing, prevents teeth from being able to remineralize and can actually weaken teeth over time. Many of us have gotten off of conventional brands of toothpaste and switched […]

Summer Giveaway Week: Win 1 of 2 Packages of Redmond Real Salt and Healing Clay ($85+ Value)

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All has been fixed and you can now enter the giveaway through Rafflecopter (scroll down to the bottom of the post)… sorry about the issues before! I promised there would be a Redmond product giveaway, but I bet you didn’t expect that it would be so soon! This is the kick-off to the summer (ok, the almost-summer) giveaway week here at Keeper of the Home, and this is a great giveaway to start off with! For those who haven’t heard of Redmond Trading Company and […]

I Found the Toothpaste I’ve Been Searching For (A Review of Earthpaste)

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Finding a toothpaste that met all of my requirements hasn’t been easy. I wanted something that: had no fluoride had no toxic ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate had no glycerin (which can coat teeth and interfere with the work that saliva is meant to do to help protect teeth from decay) wasn’t homemade (I know it works very well for many people, and there’s even a popular recipe on this website, but my family hasn’t loved it to this point) aided the remineralization process, actually […]

Delicious Homemade Baked French Fries

Whenever I make these baked french fries, we just can’t get enough of them! They really are good! If you’re wondering why it looks like some of my french fries have turned an interesting shade of blue, it’s because they are made with blue potatoes. They’re called Russian Blue, and I grew them myself this summer. The deeper color signifies the presence of antioxidants, so these potatoes are actually very nutritious (but taste just like regular potatoes), and hey, they’re just fun to eat! This […]

Trace Minerals Make a Major Difference

Sure, we all know that it’s important to get the “biggies” (macrominerals) into our diet: calcium, magnesium, potassium, etc. Did you know, though, that there are over 30 other minerals which our bodies need in minute, trace amounts, but without them it cannot function at it’s full potential and disease may even develop? These minerals, often called “trace minerals“, include well known minerals such as iron, zinc and iodine. They also include many lesser known minerals, like selenium, silicon, manganese, boron, copper, cobalt and even […]