Does spring pollen always bring a round of sneezing fits when you venture outdoors? There are plenty of medications available on the market you can take to help reduce the symptoms but there is a great natural trick to help the sneezing from pollen. Instead of drinking a few … [Read more...] about How to stop sneezing from pollen and hay fever naturally
Health & Beauty
Does it seem like you burn through your moisturizer really quickly? Well chances are you are using far too much - like probably 10x too much! If you have regular skin, you only need to use 1/8 teaspoon worth of moisturizer to do your entire face - yes really! If your skin is … [Read more...] about How much moisturizer should you use?
You have probably seen celebrities wearing super-dark sunglasses - so dark you can't see their eyes at all. But did you know that darker sunglasses aren't nearly as good as their lighter shaded counterparts? The darker your shades are, the larger your pupils have to open to … [Read more...] about Why you shouldn’t wear super-dark sunglasses
We have all managed to somehow get razor burn when shaving our legs, or men when shaving their faces. And it is so incredibly painful! Here is a quick way to treat razor burn. Take a fresh tea bag and give it a super quick dip in water to get it wet. Then gently apply the tea … [Read more...] about How to soothe razor burn naturally
Many moms suffer from tension headaches due to stress, whether it is money problems, family problems or work woes. But not all moms want to resort to medication to relieve tension headaches, both because of the expense and the concern about over-medicating. Here is a simple trick … [Read more...] about How to ease tension headaches naturally
Many parents have thought how cute their newborns look when they suck their tiny thumbs. But when a child becomes six or even a teenager (yes, there are teenagers who still suck their thumb, although they will often try to hide it), thumb sucking isn't nearly as cute. And the … [Read more...] about How to stop thumb sucking
Want a minty fresh mouth and clean teeth but without the chemicals? Here is a great recipe for making your own toothpaste at home! 1/4 tsp peppermint oil 1/4 tsp spearmint oil 1 tsp ground sage 1/4 cup arrowroot 1/4 cup powdered orris root 1/4 cup water Combine all ingredients … [Read more...] about Make your own Peppermint Toothpaste Recipe
Love cinnamon toothpaste? Not only is it hard to find, but it is also full of chemicals. Here is a great recipe for making your own cinnamon toothpaste at home! 1/4 tsp cinnamon oil 1/4 tsp clove oil 1 tsp ground sage 1/4 cup arrowroot 1/4 cup powdered orris root 1/4 cup … [Read more...] about Make your own Cinnamon Toothpaste Recipe
If your baby or younger child has ever had an eye infection, you know how difficult it is to give eye drops to a squirmy child who doesn't want anything coming near his or her eyes. And since many kids will keep their eyes closed, there is an easy way to give eye drops by taking … [Read more...] about How to give eye drops to a young child or baby
The summer season brings close encounters of the itchy variety, and poison ivy is no exception. If you have had a reaction to poison ivy, here's what you need to do! First, if you or your child was just exposed, jump in the shower or wash of IMMEDIATELY. There is only a window … [Read more...] about Poison ivy treatment and remedies
Many parents have a first aid kit in their house that is little more than a box of bandaids and some antibiotic cream. But if an emergency or disaster were to strike where you couldn't easily make a trip down to the drug store, would you be able to treat an array of minor … [Read more...] about Stocking your first aid kit
Did you know that a brand new vinyl shower curtain can actually raise the level of chemicals in your house for a month after you hang it? Think of that smell that new shower curtains, or anything vinyl, have. Well, that smell is actually a chemical called DEHP, and it is a … [Read more...] about Why you should not use vinyl shower curtains
If you can't afford an expensive air purifying system for your house, there are things you can do to improve the air quality in your house. This means you can keep your air better in your house with some simple tips. This is especially helpful if you have family members with … [Read more...] about How to improve the air quality in your house
Approximately 434,000 U.S. children aged 1-5 years have blood lead levels greater than the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommended level of 10 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood. While lead poisoning often occurs with no telltale symptoms and … [Read more...] about Could your child have lead poisoning?
The leading cause of accidental poisonings in American children under the age of 6 isn't from household cleaners. It is from iron supplement overdoses. These are commonly ingested from adult's multivitamins as well as prenatal vitamins. Even five or six prenatal vitamins ingested … [Read more...] about Avoiding accidental vitamin overdose and poisoning