About Miranda Barnhouse

Hello! I’m Miranda Barnhouse and I love to create and to feel alive! As a college student, I decided that the best way to stay healthy, happy, and sane about what I surrounded myself with was to deny the instant-ramen-and-cheap-soap lifestyle doomed to people my age, and instead put my creativity to work using the real and nourishing resources around me to create the healthy life I wanted to live. I am a Music and Psychology student determined to make a difference in the health and happiness of others by creating remedies of all kinds. When I’m not sitting and researching or reading blogs, I love to write music, blend yummy and healthful teas, spend time outside, and pretend to be a movie critic.
  • 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 [...]

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  • This good morning wake up spritzer is awesome! It's a simple way to help you wake up and take on the day with more energy.

Good Morning Wake-Up Spritzer

This good morning wake up spritzer is great for two reasons. First, I really like smelling nice. Second, smell is our most potent sense. It’s a sense that can bring back memories that sight, touch, and sound cannot. It’s one of the first things we notice and it can change our mental perceptions. For example: Say [...]

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  • Herbal tea for health: Learn all the benefits of herbal tea.

The Ultimate Guide: Herbal Tea for Health!

Anyone that knows me knows that tea is my solution for anything. Tummy ache? Tea. Tired? Tea. Stressed out? Tea. Relationship problems? Tea. (and maybe some ice cream.) And there is definitely a reason! There is a method for my madness, a reason why I give homemade tea blends as presents and drink at least [...]

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  • Is your busy schedule affecting your health? Learn what the cure for busy is and how to take back your time with grace.

The Cure for Busy

What does your schedule look like? Your calendar? I'm sure it has things like "work", "dinner", or "school" on it. Maybe events like "kids' band concert" or "family reunion". Does it include "chill time", "reading time", "meditation", or simply just "time to myself"? I am, and have for a long time been, a very very [...]

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  • Homemade and Healthy Orange Creamsicles

Homemade Healthy Orange Creamsicles

As much as I love Autumn, I don't entirely feel like summer has entirely finished. There's a hole in my heart that summer still hasn't filled! So, I'm dragging it out as much as I can. And how have I done that? By making a delicious, fresh, and guilt-free version of a favorite childhood summertime treat that [...]

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  • Non Food Uses for Canola Oil

Kitchen Cleanout: Uses for Canola Oil (Hint: Eating is Not One of Them!)

Health can be an overwhelming concept. There's so much information to digest, and so many rules of things to do and not to do that it sometimes becomes cumbersome. And if you're like me, the first thing you realize when you discover anything about health is just how UNhealthy so many of your household products [...]

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  • After finding that my toothpaste was doing more harm than good, I made an all natural tooth powder that wouldn't harm my sensitive teeth.

DIY All Natural Tooth Powder

All of my family had a favorite toothpaste. Colgate, Crest, Aim, etc. Mine was Arm & Hammer. I didn't feel as clean with any of the others. I felt the baking soda scraping and I thought that meant clean and healthy. Scrubbing = Healthy, right? Not when it gets to be too much. My teeth were [...]

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  • These homemade healthy breath mints are amazing and not full of toxic crap. Sounds good to me.

Homemade and Healthy Breath Mints

I'll be honest. Before these DIY breath mints, I had a slight addiction to tic tacs. Tic tacs, chewing gum, breath mints, anything. I needed something to keep my mouth busy and smelling nice at the same time. I didn't keep a toothbrush with me at all times, so I felt I needed a little pick-me-up [...]

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