Give Your Body the Immune Support It Deserves

IMG_2729My whole view toward health and wellness has changed a lot over the last couple of years. I feel like we live in a society that is very symptom-focused. And then we band-aid those symptoms whenever they pop up. This is definitely what I used to do.

But what if we shifted to a more preventative mindset? To keeping our bodies healthy and strong BEFORE they fall below the wellness line. I’ll be the first to admit that this was kind of a weird concept to me at first. But after taking this approach the last couple of years, I’ve seen a big shift in the way that I feel. And sickness rarely hits our home (maybe once per year), which is so nice for both of us. I’m so thankful to Continue reading

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is around the corner!

Mother’s Day is one of my favorite holidays! My mom is my best friend, so having a chance to celebrate her and all that she’s done for my brother and me is the best! We usually do something as a family, and the last couple years we’ve celebrated with a brunch. So fun!

Of course, no Mother’s Day celebration is complete without a gift or two! But, picking out that gift can be a little tricky. Fortunately, my parents just moved to a new house with property, so it’s been a little easier to gift them with things for their home, yard, etc. Last year, my brother and I went together and bought a BEAUTIFUL Continue reading

DIY Room Spray

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that we all like our homes to smell good, which is great! What isn’t so great are the products that are readily available to make that happen! Febreeze sprays, Glade plug ins, etc., are all over the grocery stores, and come in all kinds of fun scents. However, the ingredients that these products contain give us reason for concern.

I researched Febreeze spray on the THINK DIRTY APP, and it ranked at a 9 (10 being the worst) mainly due to its fragrance. Did you know that the term fragrance can be a HUGE combination of all kinds of different chemicals?! Eeeek, no thank you! I also researched Febreeze on EWG (CLICK HERE for article) and it scored an “F” Continue reading

DIY Foaming Hand Soap

This is such a fun, easy product that you can make for your home!

I love that it can be easily customized because I like my soaps to match the season! I was a little stressed (ok, a lot stressed) about getting rid of my Bath & Body works products, so I’m glad to have found a much healthier substitute.

This is a recipe that I thought you all might like! I made this last week and am loving it! It’s super easy and goes a long way.

And with the FDA’s recent ANNOUNCEMENT that antibacterial soap is no better than regular old soap and water. An excerpt from the article reads:

“Antibacterial soaps (sometimes called antimicrobial or antiseptic soaps) contain certain chemicals not found in plain soaps. Those ingredients are added to many consumer products with the intent of reducing or preventing bacterial infection. Many liquid soaps labeled Continue reading

DIY Eyelash Serum

Who else has a sibling who stole those amazingly long, full eyelash genes? Thanks, little brother!

Needless to say, I was excited when I came across this simple recipe (another Droppery find)  to promote healthy eyelashes! It’s made with only 3 natural ingredients, all of which promote hair growth. Perfect.

I noticed a difference in both the fullness and length of my eyelashes Continue reading

DIY Lemon Soft Scrub

This has been one of the easiest ways for us to get rid of more toxic cleaning chemicals in our home! I use it to clean my counters, kitchen sink, tub/shower, toilet, etc. It makes everything so bright and pretty again!

You’ll be quite happy that something so simple works so well! Even my husband, who was hesitant to try it, is more than willing to whip up a little batch when needed.

Just plain old baking soda works pretty well as a gentle abrasive. But the Lemon essential oil definitely kicks it up a notch!

What you need: Continue reading