15 ways to use peppermint essential oil

15 Ways To Use Peppermint Essential Oil

April 19, 2018 Amandalee 0

I am a big fan of peppermint. I like growing it, I like putting it in mojitos, I like making tea from it. I also like peppermint essential oil. I’ve found it to be very useful for helping with any kind of tummy troubles. I find if I smell peppermint […]

farmers using flowers instead of chemicals

Farmers Can Use Flowers Instead of Chemicals

April 9, 2018 Amandalee 0

Chemicals on my food is really not something I want. At all. So when I came across this article from Green Matters about farmers using flowers instead of chemicals for pest control, it got my attention! What an awesome idea, to plant flowers, which helps the bees, and not need […]

Beeswax Candles Can Help With Allergies

April 6, 2018 Amandalee 0

There’s nothing quite like the smell of lit beeswax candles. We used to make them every year near Christmas time at my school. The sweet smelling golden candles burn long, and also, purify the air. I still make candles for myself to burn, it’s actually a very easy process, though […]

natural air fresheners

Ditch The Chemicals, Make Your Own Homemade Air Freshener!

February 22, 2018 Amandalee 0

I find that I am sensitive to all kinds of chemical smells. But the worst tends to be the chemical “air fresheners” that people spray or have one of those wall plugins that emit a continuous spray. Chemical air fresheners can cause all kinds of health irritants with repeated exposure. […]

Propylene Glycol found in packaged foods and skincare may be harmful

What Is Propylene Glycol?

February 8, 2018 Amandalee 0

Scrolling through some articles recently, this one on Propylene Glycol over on the Wellness Mama site caught my eye. I’ve know for years that Propylene Glycol wasn’t good for us to consume, and that it’s in many processed foods and skincare products but didn’t exactly know why. I’d just been told “Don’t […]

WHATS IN YOUR CHEESE: MODIFIED MILK INGREDIENTS

October 19, 2017 Admin 1

The other day I had someone ask me why I only purchase Organic or European cheeses. I responded by asking them back if they have ever read the ingredients on the cheese label? Do you know where the milk “ingredients” in your cheese is coming from? If you haven’t noticed, […]

XENOESTROGENS AND PHYTOESTROGENS: PART 2

September 21, 2017 Admin 1

Welcome to part two of exploring xenoestrogens. This article is all about how to eliminate xenoestrogens from your environment and how to detoxify your body from them. If you missed the first article explaining what xenoestrogens are and where they come from, you can find it here. Before we explain […]

XENOESTROGENS AND PHYTOESTROGENS: PART 1

September 18, 2017 Admin 1

The other day, while grabbing a few items from my local health food store, I over heard a woman say, “Do I want more Xenoestrogens in my diet or Phytoestrogens…What is the difference?” Thankfully she did have a health representative helping her understand them. There is a big difference between […]

CHEMICALS PRODUCING XENOESTROGENS

September 18, 2017 Admin 1

 Xenoestrogen-producing chemicals to avoid on labels: Alkylphenol Atrazine (weedkiller) 4-Methylbenzylidene camphor (4-MBC) (sunscreen lotions) Butylated hydroxyanisole / BHA (food preservative) Bisphenol A (BPA-monomer for polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resin; antioxidant in plasticizers) Chlorine and chlorine by-products Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (one of the breakdown products of DDT) Dieldrin (insecticide) DDT (insecticide) Endosulfan (insecticide) Erythrosine […]