Natural Living

15 Ways to Naturally Protect Your Family From Fukushima Radiation

With recent news of the Fukushima nuclear fallout leaking radioactive materials directly into the ocean, our lives will never be the same. Radiation from this catastrophe has contaminated and continues to contaminate food crops across the entire northern hemisphere and beyond and can cause […]

By |November 30th, 2013|Mind + Body, Natural Living, Natural Remedies|21 Comments

The Old-Fashioned Hot Water Bottle

It’s the simple things in life that bring comfort, a sense of joy and well-being. Behold, the old-fashioned hot water bottle. Cuddling up with a “hottie” is like sipping a big mug of hot cocoa, snuggling by a toasty fire, or eating a bowl of […]

By |October 24th, 2013|Natural Living, Natural Remedies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Guide to Farming Methods, Terminology & Labeling

“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”
~ Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution
Consumers are becoming more and more conscientious about our planet, what goes on our plates, in our bodies, and the correlation between food […]

By |September 29th, 2013|Food + Recipes, Natural Living, Uncategorized|1 Comment

DIY Vanilla Mint Honey Scrub

The change of seasons always affects our skin. While summer air is more humid and moisture-rich, the cold, dry air in fall and winter leaves our skin dehydrated, flaky and rough. This body scrub recipe from Mountain Rose Herbs is simple to make and leaves skin […]

By |September 21st, 2013|Mind + Body, Natural Living|0 Comments

The Healing Benefits of Palo Santo

During a recent stay in Ojai, I discovered the magical and mystical Palo Santo. It’s warm, delicately sweet and woodsy aroma filled me with a sense of peace and tranquility. Intrigued, I learned that Palo Santo grows on the coast of South America and is related […]

By |September 12th, 2013|Mind + Body, Natural Living|3 Comments

Restorative & Relaxing Magnesium Salt Baths

Did you know magnesium is the second most abundant element in our bodies, and is used in regulating over 300 enzymes and reactions in the body? Did you also know that most people are deficient in magnesium?

Sometimes I drink a cup of Natural Vitality […]

By |August 11th, 2013|Mind + Body, Natural Living, Natural Remedies|1 Comment

Natural Remedy: {Immunity Boosting Tea}

The healing combination of immune boosting garlic, digestion aiding ginger, pH balancing citrus and circulation boosting cayenne warms you up from the inside out and helps you stay strong!
Ingredients

1 clove of garlic*
1 inch freshly chopped ginger root
1/2 lemon
cayenne pepper
purified water
raw mānuka honey

Preparation

Peel and crush garlic.*
Peel […]

Natural Remedy: {DIY Elderberry Syrup}

This immune boosting botanical is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Elderberry syrup has a long history of use in traditional European medicine and is so highly regarded that it has been called the “medicine chest of country people.”  Elderberry preparations are traditionally taken early enough to […]

By |January 24th, 2013|Natural Living, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Natural Remedy: {Garlic Oil to Relieve Ear Aches}

Antibiotics are a commonly prescribed conventional treatment for ear infections but can actually contribute to recurring ear infections by wiping out good bacteria, which helps keep the body healthy and immune system strong. Additionally, antibiotics are not always effective. A study published in the British Medical Journal found […]

By |December 13th, 2012|Natural Living, Natural Remedies, Uncategorized|2 Comments

10 Natural Toys & Holiday Gifts for Kids

These are my top 10 selections for the most unique, handcrafted, eco-friendly, non-toxic, fair trade, natural and imaginative children’s gifts of the season! Shop consciously and support these naturally minded small businesses and work-at-home families.

1. Padraig Cottage Wool Slippers Made by hand with the finest natural […]

By |December 2nd, 2012|Baby + Kids, Natural Living, Uncategorized|1 Comment