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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

Recipe: {Spiced Camu Cider} + Healing Benefits

There’s nothing like curling up by a toasty fire and sipping a hot cup of cider on a crisp Autumn night. This healing cider not only warms the body and soul, but contains the Brazilian superfood, camu camu. The buzz about this potent berry […]

By |October 4th, 2013|Food + Recipes, Natural Remedies|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|2 Comments

10 Safe & Natural Ways to Manage Hormonal Pregnancy Acne

I recently received an email from a reader asking which products are safe to use for her pregnancy acne. While my friends had beautiful and radiant pregnancy glows, I had pencil eraser sized pustules taking up serious real estate on my forehead, chin and jaw […]

By |April 17th, 2013|Natural Remedies, Pregnancy + Birth, Uncategorized|8 Comments

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