Author: Christy

DIY – Holiday Bath Salt Ornaments

DIY – Holiday Bath Salt Ornaments

Everyone can use some extra peace and tranquility this holiday season. Give the gift of relaxation through essential oils. Disguise an aromatherapy Epsom salt bath treatment as a festive Christmas ornament. When it’s not decorating your tree, this ornament will double as a therapeutic addition […]

Holiday DIY – Scented Pinecones & Greeting Cards

Holiday DIY – Scented Pinecones & Greeting Cards

The scents of pine, gingerbread, cinnamon, and citrusy orange are almost inseparable from the holiday season. Catch one hint of these aromas any time of year, and you may be instantly taken back to childhood sledding races, homemade gingerbread houses, or sweet memories with family […]

Top Benefits & Uses for Colloidal Silver

Top Benefits & Uses for Colloidal Silver

Years ago I was introduced to colloidal silver and was a little hesitant about using it since I had heard that it could turn your skin blue. The crazy thing is that it can if  you use a low quality solution that contains salts and proteins. As with everything, we teach to go for quality when you’re looking at purchasing anything health related! It will make a difference. Colloidal Silver is no exception to this recommendation.

I am not a doctor or a scientist so research isn’t really my language but I am a Mom and results are definitely my language! Earlier this year after going through the moving process, dealing with some things personally, and trying to adjust to life in a new place I came down with shingles of all things. I could not believe it when it happened! I didn’t even know what it was. It took my husband a little digging (research is definitely his language) to pinpoint what it was (I’m not inclined to run to the doctor). After pointing me in a direction I did read up as much as I could on what causes it, what relieves it, and more than anything what natural options I had. Colloidal Silver was at the top of the list and one of the things I relied on heavily to make it go away faster. My shingles only lasted about two weeks. I’ve heard that is a very quick healing process compared to most. I loved Colloidal Silver before then but fell even more in love (if that’s possible) after this incident. 

Primary Benefits of Colloidal Silver

  • Antibacterial
  • Antiviral
  • Anti-Inflammatory

Uses of Colloidal Silver (there are obviously loads of uses but here are some more common ones)

  • Wound Care
  • Sore Throat
  • Ear Infections
  • Pink Eye
  • Sinusitis
  • Cold & Flu
  • Pneumonia 
  • Shingles

Depending on where you purchase your Colloidal Silver from (we use Dr. Mercola’s) you can get them in a variety of bottles. The ones we have come with a nasal spray top, a regular spray top, and also in larger bottles for oral use or to refill your smaller bottles. Having a variety of bottles allows you the ease of using how you need to (sinus rinse, wound care, internal use, etc…) in any situation. If you don’t have this in your natural medicine cabinet, you should!

What are some of your favorite alternative healthcare products?

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Being busy is a good thing, right?

Being busy is a good thing, right?

Several years ago I was talking with a business coach and I was telling her how busy I always was and she said to me “Are you busy on the right things though?”. The statement stopped me in my tracks and in one instant I […]

Is it Cinnamon or is it Cassia?

Is it Cinnamon or is it Cassia?

  Is it Cinnamon or is it Cassia…and what’s the difference? Most people don’t know that the “cinnamon” they are purchasing from the store is usually “cassia” or that there is even a difference. While they are related in both species and genus (Cinnamomum), they […]

Are You Ready For The Sick Season??

The kids are off at school, the weather is changing, everyone is outside less and getting less exercise…it’s the perfect combo for the sick season to set in. You don’t have to be a victim though!

 

Don’t let these guys ruin Fall!!

For four years I struggled with a child that was constantly sick! Out of necessity I had to find a way to boost his immune system. I’m happy to say that he hardly ever gets sick now. Let me share with you what we’ve done in our home to help!

 

Top 5 Tips For Boosting Your Immune System!

TIP 1: EAT LESS SUGAR

I know it’s not necessarily a fun change to make but if you really want to change how often you get sick then this is one of the hugest helpers! Bad gut bacteria thrives on sugar, which lowers your immune system. If your immune system is compromised then you will get sick more frequently. 

TIP 2: ADD GARLIC TO YOUR DIET

You can do this in supplemental form (make sure it’s from a reputable company) or just cook real food and add in garlic! Garlic is an excellent way to fight off illness. It has antiviral and antibacterial properties which is why it works so well! 

TIP 3: TAKE A GOOD PROBIOTIC

Probiotics help to populate good gut bacteria, which makes the bad ones not have enough room to thrive (especially if you’re cutting out what they eat). I love dōTERRA’s probiotics (they make them for adults and kids) as well as Garden of Life (they make them for women, men, and kids as well). 

TIP 4: CUT OUT THE CHEMICALS

Our bodies weren’t created to filter toxins out of our systems but they were not created to filter the amount of garbage we put into them. That is why we as a society suffer from illness and obesity at the levels we do. Anything you can do to remove the harsh chemicals from your home and body are going to be helpful! When I say chemicals I mean candles, room spray, harsh cleaning products, lotions and body products with artificial fragrance, etc… Surround yourself with more natural products and your body will thank you!

TIP 5: INCORPORATE ESSENTIAL OILS

This was the first place we started 7 years ago when our son was so sick. They are still one of my primary go-to’s for our family. Yesterday our kids’ teacher came to school sick and we started put On Guard and Breathe in the diffusers, had her take an On Guard supplement, and are making sure everyone is washing their hands good with On Guard soap. Yes, I love On Guard and Breathe!!! I don’t know how people go through the season without them. They are in my top 5 oils. Not only are they excellent at helping to boost our immune systems and support our respiratory system but they smell amazing. I have back up bottles at home and the office!  

 
Top 7 Benefits of Chlorella

Top 7 Benefits of Chlorella

Chlorella is a type of algae that grows in fresh water, mainly in Taiwan and Japan. When it was first discovered and harvested (after WWII), chlorella was studied as a potential food source because it is high in protein and other essential nutrients and can be […]

Top 6 Reasons to Use Stevia Instead of Sugar

Top 6 Reasons to Use Stevia Instead of Sugar

  Stevia is a natural sweetener, not lab-created, which originates in South America. It is available in different forms; as a granular powder, dried leaves, or as an extract. Obesity is on the rise in the USA, so more and more people are turning away […]

DIY Homemade Healthy Hand Spray

DIY Homemade Healthy Hand Spray

There are so many toxic hand gels and sprays out there claiming to kill all sorts of things, which they probably do but they rarely tell you about the negative side effects of using them. Such as stripping your hands of it’s natural oils, throwing your gut health out of wack, or that they include a really toxic ingredient called triclosan. Why bother with all the garbage when you can make your own moisturizing hand spray that helps clean your hands and may also help boost your immune system? Win-Win!

I carry this in my purse and have one in each vehicle. I love that it doesn’t dry my hands out and that it’s easy and safe to apply on my kids after we’re out in public.

 

DIY Homemeade Health Hand Spray

What you’ll need:

Directions:

Put 10-15 drops Protective Essential Oil Blend into the spray bottle. Fill the rest of the bottle with Fractionated Coconut Oil.

12 Health Benefits Of Garlic

12 Health Benefits Of Garlic

  History & Use Garlic is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world and has been grown for over 5000 years.1  Garlic is part of the allium family, which includes onions, leeks, and shallots. Garlic is grown all throughout the world and is a popular […]