Monday, November 24, 2014

Holiday Sales Round Up 2014

I've teamed up with some WAHMs to offer some great discounts during Thanksgiving and Christmas so you can get some awesome gifts at a discount! If everybody purchased just one Christmas gift from a WAHM, a local company, or a small business located in the US our local economies could be boosted and supported. Remember when you buy from small business you are supporting people who support you and actually care about their products and their customers. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

{review} Buttons Cloth Diaper Natural Inserts

Six months ago I got the opportunity to review Buttons Diapers' cloth diaper covers and inserts. They are still one of my favorite covers (I personally have purchased 4 more covers) and I have been using the microfiber inserts more now that my baby is bigger. The only thing that I didn't like about the inserts is that they were made from microfiber, which is not my favorite fabric. I am super excited that Buttons Diapers now makes a NATURAL HEMP/COTTON insert topped with a super luxurious fleece. 

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

{Herbal Learning Guide} Lesson 1G: How to Make: Herbal Infused Medicinal Oils

Herbal solar infused oils are really easy to make and are the base for other herbal products such as salves, massage and medicinal oils. It is important to choose a good quality oil – for medicinal oils, the oil of choice is usually olive oil; olive oil is relatively stable (meaning it doesn’t go rancid quickly), it is soothing and rich in omega fatty acids. However, it is not the usually the best choice for bath and body applications because it is heavy, feels oily, and always smells faintly of olives. For bath and body purposes try oils such as sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, or fractionated coconut oil.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Herbal Curry Spice Blend Recipe

I love it when my food also has medicinal purposes. Many traditional foods from other cultures (especially Asian countries such as India, Thailand, Vietnam, etc) are purposely spiced with medicinal herbs to aid in digestion and treat common ailments. The following recipe is one of my favorite curry mixtures. It contains herbs that are warming, drying, and anti-bacterial, which aid digestion and help stabilize blood sugar levels. Because the herbs are warming and drying they are great to help treat head and chest colds. Whenever, anyone in our family manifests symptoms of a cold, I always make up a big batch of chicken curry made with homemade bone broth and seasoned with this curry blend.

Nordic Naturals

A friend of mine texted me a few weeks ago and asked what DHA supplement I was taking and which brand I would recommend for her to give her baby. I told her what brand I use (Nordic Naturals) and she asked why.. the answer was way too long so I decided to write a blog post to tell her.