Friday, August 29, 2014

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Muffins

These muffins are moist, tender, and delicious. They are made with whole wheat and healthy sweeteners so I don't mind my family eating them. They are great for breakfast on the go or frosted with cream cheese frosting as a dessert cupcake. They freeze great - I freeze them in a single layer and store the frozen muffins in a plastic container or in a freezer bag and then put them in my husband's lunch box for a healthy snack or we take them with us on picnics to the park. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

{Herbal Learning Guide} Lesson 1E: Common Problems Related to the Nervous System

In order to see how an herbalist might treat a problem, it is important to study herbal therapies for common Nervous System issues. This lesson will cover common problems and issues related to the Nervous System – it is your responsibility to study and research ways to overcome these issues.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sweet Pea Diapers Newborn Cloth Diaper Cover Review

Sweet Pea Diapers is a cloth diaper company based in Ontario, Canada. They are committed to selling great cloth diapers at a reasonable price. They offer a one size all in one, a one size diaper cover, a one size pocket diaper, a newborn all in one and a newborn diaper cover, as well as cloth diapering accessories such as prefolds, wet bags, wipes, liners, and more. Sweet Pea Diapers sent me their newborn diaper cover and newborn sized prefold to review. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Shea Butter Info and Recipe Round Up

Shea Butter (aka Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit) is obtained by pressing the seeds of the Karite Tree, which grows mainly in Africa. The process of extracting shea butter is labor intensive and involves separating, crushing, roasting, grinding, and collecting the butter from the seed and extracted oils. The color of shea butter varies depending on the region where the Karite trees were grown; it can range from yellow to beige in its unrefined state and is usually white if refined. Shea butter melts on contact with the skin, making it a great skin moisturizer.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

DIY Whipped Body Cream

Store bought lotions were one of the first things I threw out when we started our journey to being more "green". Conventional lotions are full of nasty artificial chemicals that I do not want on my kid's skin or my skin. Our skin is the largest organ of our bodies and I try to avoid putting anything on it that I wouldn't want absorbed into our bodies. I replaced our chemical laden store bought lotions with whipped body cream. I make whipped body cream verses lotion for a few reasons - first, lotion contains water which makes it so that the finished product needs a preservative so that it doesn't mold; these preservatives are usually artificial so I didn't want to use them. Second, whipped body cream is luxurious feeling! Here is the recipe that I use: