Nigella Seed Oil – True Magic for the Skin!

Today, Lise Andersen, Formulator and Owner of LisaLise Natural Skincare, is sharing with us the magic of Nigella Seed Oil (more commonly known as Black Cumin Seed Oil).Lise has a fabulous website with loads of information on natural skincare ingredients and lovely DIY formulas and how-to's that you can use to make your own skincare products.Lise and I met via a comment she made on my blog ...Read The Full Post

11 Quick Steps to Get Holistic Health Now

You might look healthy on the outside, but are you really healthy?It's important to not have appearance be your goal, but to really learn how to get holistic health -- by that, I mean having not only a healthy body, but also a healthy spirit and a healthy soul.Health is often confused with weight loss. To people, looking slim or athletic means that a person is in good physical ...Read The Full Post

Are Old Essential Oils Dangerous? Use Them or Toss Them?

What is the shelf life of essential oils?Do essential oils expire?These are important questions to answer.Essential oils are not cheap.  Well, some of them are very affordable, but some are quite expensive, and of course the bottles are quite small.If you are into DIYing essential oils blends instead of buying blends pre-made, knowing about essential oils expiration and the shelf ...Read The Full Post

Easy Homemade Elderberry Syrup – low carb & AIP

Today I'm sharing with you one of my favorite tools for healthy living -- Homemade Elderberry Syrup -- and I've made it low-carb so even those on low carb diets can enjoy it.When I was young, I got sick a lot.  And I do mean, a lot.It was during that time that antibiotics were all the rage, and I was sadly the victim of that kind of thinking.Every time I got sick, my mother would take ...Read The Full Post

Are You Pro-Life? (or Just Pro-Birth?)

What is Pro Life?Those of you who have been around here for awhile know that I like digging -- and thinking.I don't like to just spout out common thought or regurgitate what I see online.  In other words, I like to seek out the truth and then share it.This issue is a case in point.I keep seeing posts on social media, and articles about "You're really not pro-life if...." followed ...Read The Full Post

Do Supreme Court Nominations REALLY Matter?

Do the Supreme Court Nominations really matter during this (or any) Presidential Election?The US Presidential Election is on just about everyone's mind these days.Many of us are sick of it. But it's a big deal even if you'd just like the whole thing to go away.People are talking about policies, sex scandals, lying, corruption, third party voting, and more, but one of the main topics is ...Read The Full Post

11 Superfoods to Boost Your Immune System

With the cold and flu season upon us, it's important to find ways to stay healthy. Thankfully, there are many foods that boost your immune system that can help you be healthier.Even when we eat healthy and try to stay fit, we can sometimes fall prey to a cold or fever. As we grow up, our immune system can sometimes fail us.For a young child who is still growing and developing, the immune ...Read The Full Post

How and Why to Emulsify Essential Oils for Safety

Have you ever heard of emulsifying essential oils?If you've been using essential oils for awhile, you know that there is just a lot to learn, and an essential oil emulsifier is one thing that you should know for many essential oil usages.So what is an essential oil emulsifier and why do you need to know?The concept is important both for performance of your essential oils recipes, but ...Read The Full Post

10 Reasons Why I’m NOT Tossing My Homeopathic Teething Tablets

Have you heard about the issues surrounding homeopathic teething tablets, the FDA, and seizures?Two days ago I saw that the FDA is recommending that parents not give their children Hyland's Teething Tablets or Gels, citing possible side effects -- including seizures.Pretty scary stuff.So should you throw out your Hyland's Teething Tablets and Gels, or not?Let's talk about this, but ...Read The Full Post

When You Feel Like Giving Up (on healthy living)

Have you ever been there?  Those times when you feel like giving up?Totally overwhelmed by everything and feeling like you just. can't. go on?Like you are the ONLY one doing this healthy living thing and that you don't have the energy to do it anymore?Just this week, I got a comment on my blog from a reader who summed it all up.She said that she just feels so overwhelmed with all ...Read The Full Post