Natural Living

Natural living is about living a non-toxic life and is critical to health.

  • 14 Simple Ways to Boost Your Health in 5 Minutes

14 Simple Ways To Boost Your Health In 5 Minutes

Ready to boost your health? New Year's means many Americans are thinking about their health. Whether you want to eat better, get more sleep, lose weight, or reduce stress - you're not alone in making a health-related New Year's Resolution. Boost Your Health in 5 Minutes But here's some really good news: You don't have [...]

  • 6 incredible health benefits of infrared saunas. Yes, please.

6 Incredible Benefits of Infrared Saunas

The health benefits of infrared saunas are pretty awesome. But here's the thing, I never considered myself a "sauna girl". I mean, sure, I had a few experiences hopping in one of those sweaty, moist boxes of heat, but I never lasted more than about ten minutes before I felt like I was suffocating. Then [...]

  • What is the best menstrual cup and why should you even use one? Learn the many benefits of menstrual cups and find the best one for you.

Best Menstrual Cup (And why you should ditch your tampons!)

Looking for the best menstrual cup? Or, are you just hearing about menstrual cups for the first time and wondering “why would anyone use that thing!?” That’s what I first thought when I first started wondering about menstrual cups. So what got me on the road to reviewing and figuring out the best menstrual cup? [...]

  • My health journey was a major shift in perspective. What is real food? What kind of exercise is good? I hope my health journey will help inspire yours.

My Health Journey – A Shift in Perspective

It's been a while since I've shared my health journey. For a long time I felt like some sort of “in the closet” crunchy-granola, green-livin’, real-food-believin’ hippie. Sure, the people who really know me know that I believe in health. And if someone asked I’d be more than happy to share a DIY cleaning product [...]

  • Why should you ditch your fabric softener? Lots of reasons. Learn how to keep your home safer with these easy fabric softener alternatives.

Fabric Softener Alternatives and Other Safe Approaches to Laundry

Why would you need fabric softener alternatives? I mean, when I think of doing laundry I think of: Fuzzy bears bouncing into piles of colorful towels. Sunshine swirls dancing around a clothesline. Warm-from-the-dryer blankets wrapped tenderly around your family. I mean, this stuff is cozy and heart-warming. The array of products marketed to the masses [...]

  • The adaptogenic properties of Holy Basil and energizing Chia Seeds are perfect to replenish your body. Try this homemade sports drink recipe today.

Tulsi and Chia Seed Homemade Sports Drink

Your homemade sports drink just got a lot better with two words: Chia Seeds. If you look in the dictionary, the definition of chia seeds is as follows: CHIA: n /'tji-a/ the actual, indisputable, perfect supplement to anything ever. Also see: Heaven, Gift to Earth, Ambrosia, etc. Yup. That's it. Assuming, of course, that your dictionary's up [...]

  • Learn about the free way to boost your health. Earthing benefits range from better sleep and much more. Learn how easy it is to start earthing today.

Earthing Benefits: The free way to boost your health.

Let’s talk about earthing. As a modern dancer I’ve always viewed the feet as the foundation for the body, especially for spinal health. I prefer walking barefoot as much as  possible, and when I buy shoes they MUST be comfortable. And as a somatic practitioner I often look at women wearing high heels and feel [...]

  • Looking for natural remedies for seasonal allergies? Here are 9 effective natural remedies for seasonal allergies that are easy to try.

Nine Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

Natural remedies for seasonal allergies: Allergy sufferers rejoice! I remember growing up watching my mom suffer from seasonal allergies every year. I felt fortunate that I didn’t have any allergies, especially because even as a young child I hated the idea of taking pills. That all changed when I moved a couple of years ago. [...]

  • Have you tried the oil cleansing method? Learn why you should! www.thankyourbody.com

Oil Cleansing Method: What it is and why you should do it.

Oil cleansing method? What does that mean? Is it a cleaning procedure for dealing with oil? Nope. The oil cleansing method (OCM) is a method of cleaning with oil. Stay with me. Some of you who have never heard of the oil cleansing method may be confused. After all, haven't we all been told that oil [...]

  • Make an all natural foaming cleaner using non-toxic baking soda, dish soap, essential oil and vinegar. Gets the job done with no chemicals, and it's easy!

All Natural Foaming Cleaner

Been looking for a homemade foaming cleaner? You've come to the right place. If you've been on the road to natural living long, you've probably already read quite a bit about the wonders of baking soda and vinegar when it comes to cleaning the house. Dirty windows? Vinegar! Stinky fridge? Baking soda! Stopped up sink? [...]

  • This natural, flu fighting tea soothes your cough and sore throat with honey, lemon, ginger and other immune-boosting herbs. Effective, and tastes great!

Flu Fighting Tea Recipe: All Natural & Effective

Flu Fighting Tea is perfect for fever, aches, pains, a wracking cough, or a sore throat. Sounds like the flu to me! It's never fun to feel under the weather, but so many of the cold and flu remedies available are full of chemicals that you wouldn't otherwise put in your body. One of my [...]

  • This all natural deep conditioner uses the fatty goodness of coconut to help damage hair. You will love this heavenly experience!

All Natural Deep Conditioner with Coconut Cream

This luxurious deep conditioner with coconut cream is exactly what your hair wants. Why? Because your hair wants to be as soft and shiny as possible. And this coconut cream conditioner will give you that spa-like bounce, naturally. People are really interested in all natural care products. I've had a lot of great questions about [...]

  • Want to whiten clothes and avoid using bleach? Check out this easy DIY all natural homemade bleach recipe. Brighter whites. Safer home.

Whiten clothes naturally with homemade bleach

I never knew I needed homemade bleach. Truth be told I rarely (if ever) used commercial bleach. So how did I get to this homemade bleach recipe? Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time a certain hippie-dancer-blogger-mom was doing laundry. Nothing new. Unfortunately, this certain hippie-dancer-blogger-mom wasn't paying attention and somehow a [...]

  • This homemade bronzer recipe is super easy. You probably have all the ingredients in your home right now. No toxic chemicals for a bright, beautiful face.

Homemade Bronzer: All natural and so easy.

Ready for a super simple and awesome homemade bronzer? This one of the easiest recipes that you will find in my book, All Natural Living, but that doesn't mean that it's not cool. Using only natural ingredients that you probably already have on hand, you can create your own homemade bronzer that's the perfect shade [...]

  • Feeling sick? Studies show that honey fights a cough better than OTC cough syrup. Try these yummy homemade honey lemon cough drops with ginger!

Recipe: Homemade Honey Lemon Cough Drops with Ginger

'Tis the season...it seems like now that Winter is here, everyone is coughing, hacking, sniffling and sneezing.  Sadly, my family is no exception: In the last few weeks, we've been fighting a virus that comes complete with fever, sore throat, and a nasty cough.  There are a ton of products you can buy to medicate [...]

  • Want to reduce home toxins by 60% Did you know there is a simple solution to do it? One that has a whole bunch of other benefits? Read more!

Reduce home toxins by 60% (and you’ll never guess how easy it is!)

Ready to reduce home toxins by 60%? Yeah, I thought so. And you'll love how simple the solution is. Ready for it? I'm going to tell you right here in the first paragraph: Take your shoes off. That's it! Reduce home toxins that easily. Seems to good to be true, right? But it is. The [...]

  • Looking for natural cold remedies? You've come to the right place. Here are several effective ways to kick a cold naturally and safely.

10 All Natural Cold Bustin’ Remedies

Natural cold remedies were not something I looked into growing up. When I felt bad I reached into our medicine cabinet and choked down some awfully tasting and artificially colored concoction. Sadly, I had many bad colds in my teens and early twenties... I even broke a rib once from a bad cough that took [...]

  • This homemade sweet vanilla sugar scrub is so simple to make and so luxurious. You're skin will feel awesome.

Sweet Vanilla Sugar Scrub

I love vanilla. And Sugar. On my face. That's why I love this homemade sweet vanilla sugar scrub recipe. Before I made some serious changes to my diet and approach to the toxins in my home, I was totally engrossed in the world of “skin care” products. Due to my acne-prone skin, most of those [...]

  • Squatty Potty Review

Squatty Potty Review: 5 years of testing it out.

In this Squatty Potty review. I’m going to be brutally honest, and not just about whether or not the Squatty Potty really works (or whether or not you really need it), I’m also going to talk openly about how we do our business… you know, the big #2. Yeah, we’re going to do some potty [...]

  • This all natural homemade toothpaste is so good for your teeth, mouth, and gums! Easy to make, too.

All Natural Homemade Toothpaste

This all natural homemade toothpaste has been requested by several people for quite some time. And in all honesty I've been putting it off for months because tooth health is tricky. Let me rephrase that. Having healthy teeth isn't really tricky (hint: eat nourishing real food), but sifting through all the contradicting data can be. [...]