• Hand washing for Kids: Making it Fun and Easy

    Washing your hands is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs. Which means you are less likely to get sick! Hand washing for children is a lesson that they need to be taught. They are never too young to start learning how to wash their hands. I’m sure your house is a little bit like my house in terms of kids bringing an illness home from school. First one child gets…

  • Fever in Children and How to Treat it Naturally

    The majority of children will develop a fever at some point during their childhood. In this post, I’ll discuss various causes of fever in chidren, types of fevers in children, when the fever should cause concern, when to treat the fever, and natural ways to reduce the fever.  Definition A fever is any rise in normal body temperature. Normal body temperature is typically 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. However,  an elevated temperature is not considered clinically significant…

  • Dry Brushing: What, How, and Why

    I remember being 8 years old and receiving a dry brush for my birthday, along with some fabulous smelling all natural body scrubs, soaps, and lotions. At the time I had no clue what dry brushing was. The brush looked, to me, like a hairbrush with an extra long handle! I kept it in my bathroom along with all of the other bath goodies I had received. Fast forward quite a few years and I…

  • Gut Health: What Health?

    There has been a lot of talk lately about “gut health”.  Maybe you saw it on tv, the internet, or even heard it from a friend. At this point, you’re probably wondering what gut health is? What Is Gut Health Gut health is a relatively newer term. However, the concept has been around for centuries, primarily in Eastern medicine. The term gut health refers to the health of your gastrointestinal (GI) system. But we’re not…

  • An Introduction to Essential Oils

    By now you have probably heard of essential oils if you are not already using them. I first started using essential oils about 20 years ago. Back then I mainly used them as an air freshener, as an alternative to popular chemical “plug-ins”. However, nowadays my use of essential oils goes well beyond freshening the air in my home. The History of Essential Oils Essential oils and their benefits were first discovered centuries ago. Many…