Showing posts from July, 2015

DIY Eczema Lotion Recipe

It's been a year since I got eczema on my hand.  At first, I couldn't imagine that after 30 years on Earth I would suddenly develop an allergy or irritation to something.  At the time, my mom was in and out of the hospital for about two months.  I spent a lot of time there, which meant I spent a lot of time washing my hands and using sanitizer. At home, I was using a pretty cheap soap since my kids go through so much soap.  A bottle of liquid soap doesn't last a day, and I used the hair tie trick to the pump doesn't go all way down! I was very suspicious that the hand soap was causing the eczema, so I went to Target and bought Method hand soap.  It has a fragrance and dye, but it didn't have some of the nasty chemicals that other soaps have.  I noticed a big improvement when I switched soaps, but I couldn't get it completely healed.  That's when I make my own DIY eczema lotion recipe.

Does Oil Pulling Work? What it Is, How it Works, My Experience

I heard about oil pulling a few years ago, but I dismissed it as another fad.  I do love coconut oil, and I use it for cooking and a lot of my beauty recipes, but I didn't see how swishing it around my mouth could do anything for me.  I was wrong.  Oh, so wrong.

How to Build a First Aid Kit

I think every mother of two or more kids has that one child who keeps her on her toes.  The one who never walks and instead runs everywhere, getting in to everything.  The one who loves to climb and spin.  The one who is never still, who is always getting in to something.  The very reason you had to quickly learn how to build a first aid kit.

Chocolate Clay Facial Mask Recipe + Period Survival Kit

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CycleSurvival #CollectiveBias There are many advantages to being a woman: Men offer to lift heavy things for us, we can get our tires checked and gas pumped by batting our eyelashes (I totally did this as a teenager!), and some of us get to carry our babies for nine precious months.  But along with the positives is one thing that most women refer to as a negative.  Our periods.  I used to not like that week each month, but I've come to appreciate it because it's what allowed me to get pregnant with three amazing children. Without my cycle, I'd have never known the joy of feeling tiny little kicks inside me.  I also would have never known just how strong I am to give birth naturally, which is one of my top accomplishments in life.  A few years ago, I stopped thinking of my period as a time to hide or a pause in my life.  Most months, I feel pretty crummy for a few