Stinky Stuff Soak using Essential Oils

Oil Bytes: Cloth Diaper & Stinky Stuff Soak

This #oilbytes video shows you how simple it is to refresh some of those stinky cloth diapers with an essential oils and baking soda soak. This also works well for other stinky stuff like clothes you left in the washer too long or old towels (think summer beach or pool towels that have sat in the back of the car too long). Read More

Ultimate Guide to Gut Healing Diets

The Ultimate Guide to Gut-Healing Diets

The Ultimate Guide to Gut-Healing Diets

The scientific research these days relating to the importance of gut health is overwhelming. Right now I’m working on a “big gut health related project” and as I compile the scientific evidence relating the gut to all other areas of health, it’s truly exhausting. The emphasis on probiotics in the “mainstream” nutrition, medical and pharmaceutical world is just one example of how widely accepted and understood the importance of gut health is. As usual, what the traditional cultures and holistic nutrition world knew all along about cultured and lacto-fermented foods and bone broths is now being confirmed and promoted by the “mainstream” health world.

We know that the health of the gut (meaning any organ in the gastrointestinal tract, but usually referring to the small and large intestine) influences not only digestion but immunity and neurological function. It is estimated that 80% or more of the immune system is located in the lining of the small intestine, and intestinal microbiota plays a pivotal role in immunity! (sources) Read More

Essential Oils Allergy and Refreshment Spray

Oil Bytes: Clarity Allergy Spray

For this “Oil Bytes” post I’m showing you how to make your own spray with peppermint, lavender and lemon essential oils that is refreshing and may help clear allergy symptoms. Keep this spray away from your eyes as peppermint oil can burn.

Fill a 2oz glass water bottle (like these) with purified water.
Add 6-7 drops of peppermint, 10 drops lavender and 10 drops lemon.
Shake the bottle very well before every use to emulsify the oil and water.

Spray on neck and shoulders or under the tongue, always using essential oils which are labeled as safe for ingestion and guarantee the highest level of purity. Visit our essential oils page to learn more about the only essential oils use.

Essential Oils for Tension Relief and Energy

Oil Bytes: Instant Energy and Tension Relief

Today’s “Oil Bytes” video we are showing you how easy it is to use lemon and peppermint essential oils for instant re-energizing, muscle tension and stress, mental clarity and so much more!! It feels so good!!! The peppermint instantly cools and gives a wonderfully calming yet energizing sensation, and the lemon adds extra ZING!

(We have created the hashtag #oilbytes so you these videos it on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages!!!)

Please visit our Essential Oils page to learn about how to get the only therapeutic grade essential oils we use for the best price and to learn more!

Essential Oils for Owies

Basic Owie Oils (Oil Bytes)

Today we want to show you how simple it is to address a minor wound with essential oils.

Lavender is calming and fights inflammation and infection. Frankincense is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and fights scarring. These are among the many healthful and healing properties of these essential oils.

Please visit our essential oils page to learn more about getting the best quality essential oils for the best price!

Grain Free Banana Bread

REVIEW! Grain Free Baking by Kelly Smith

AMAZING Grain Free, Honey-Sweetened Banana Bread
I had the distinct honor to receive the new book, Grain Free Baking, by my friend Kelly Smith from The Nourishing Home blog. Read More

organic produce, hummingbirds and honeybees with 90% LESS WATER!

Tips for the DROUGHT and the TOWER GARDEN!

But whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life. John 4:14 (Why we start each post with a verse.)

Have you heard the news?

California and the South West are in a SEVERE DROUGHT. We are facing water restriction laws we haven’t seen in decades. Most people think you have to have a cactus and rock garden and never flush the toilet if you want to save water. But the truth is that simple things can save a lot of water, and you can have a plush garden that uses almost no water and attracts more hummingbirds and honeybees than any red-dye feeder or plant nursery flower. You can even grow veggies, herbs and fruit with 90% less water! Read More

Sweet Carrot, Lemon & Ginger Soup

Sweet Carrot, Lemon and Ginger Soup

Jesus answered, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6 (Why we start each post with a verse.)

Sweet Carrot, Lemon & Ginger Soup
I’m always trying to figure out ways to get more bone broth in my family…especially in my picky kids! I recently made this simple carrot soup for lunch and it was a hit.

Actually, I should have used less ginger for my ultra-picky kid. The others LOVED it. Read More

Spring Cleaning- SAFE Body Cleansing and Detoxing

SAFE Body Cleansing and Detoxing
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34 (Why we start each post with a verse.)


It’s that time of year- we’re spring cleaning and thinking about summer. (Why do we focus so much on tomorrow instead of today??)

Now is the time of year for spring cleaning! For many people, that means cleaning out the body. It’s been a long winter of recurring illnesses and lapses in the family’s health, as well as a few too many heavy meals and sugar-packed indulgences. Read More


Fish Head WHAT?? Nutrient-Dense Fish Stock

And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19



If you’re new to “traditional food”, then you might not yet have a copy of Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon Morell. You are going to need a copy of that book! Go ahead and click on this link to get it. :)

Now that you have Nourishing Traditions, I have to tell you about Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World by Sally Fallon Morell and Kaayla T. Daniel!!!  Read More

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