Remedies & Recipes

8 Things You Need to Know about Essential Oils

8 Things You Need to Know about Essential Oils

It may be an understatement to say that the internet is a bottomless well of misinformation, exaggerated claims, and outright falsehoods. In an age of social media and viral posts, such misleading tidbits get tossed around as truths and become accepted as viable material on which to base a decision. A popular topic entangled in this…

Natural Home Remedies for Cold and Flu

7 Natural Home Remedies for Cold and Flu

Are you looking for natural home remedies for cold and flu? Here are seven of our favorite, simple remedies to support the immune system and soothe a sore throat, cough, or congestion. They’re quite yummy, too! 1. Herbal Vitamin C Pills Vitamin C is commonly used as a supplement to support immune system health. However, while supplementation is sometimes…

Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

5 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes to Make This Fall

It’s pumpkin season! From sweet pie to savory soup, pumpkins provide that cozy autumn flavor and they’re super nutritious, too. Pumpkins are packed with nutrients like vitamin A, which aids vision, and carotenoids, which protect the skin. They’re also high in fiber and nutrients like iron, zinc, and potassium. Here are five delicious and healthy pumpkin recipes to enjoy this fall……

Five Flavors Herbal Cough Syrup Recipe

This recipe is an all-purpose cough syrup remedy. Elecampane, plantain, and honey are expectorants with the latter two helping to soothe irritated tissues in the lungs and throat. Elderberries are famous for their ability to shorten the duration of a cold or flu. Store this in the fridge and use within one month. This recipe can be made with either dried or fresh herbs.

6 Herbs for Cold and Flu Season

6 Herbs for Cold and Flu Season

As the daylight hours shorten, we start to welcome the gifts of fall. Cool, crisp mornings, school year routines, cozy sweaters, and the aroma of wood smoke curling up from the chimney tops. Maybe an apple pie and a trip to the pumpkin patch, too… However, these autumnal delights carry with them a few nasty…

Natural Remedies for Back to School

Natural Remedies for Back to School

It’s back-to-school season for many families. Alongside the excitement of new backpacks, teachers, and friends, this time can also bring challenges like emotional stress, bedtime problems, and the dreaded “back-to-school plague” that hits when children are exposed to more germs. As a parent or caretaker, you can prepare with these natural remedies for back to school. Many of…

Earth Shake! A Green Smoothie Recipe with Nettle

Minty and sweet, yet packed with nutrition, this is a green smoothie recipe that is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Don’t have access to fresh nettle? You can substitute 1/2 cup of dried nettle leaves instead (be sure to pick out any small stems). When I tried this, I soaked the dried nettle in the coconut water for 30 minutes. I prefer using fresh nettle as the dried version was a bit chewier, but it was still enjoyable.