Archive for the ‘Natural Health’ Category

Before There Was Peace Pits - DIY All-Natural Aluminum Free Deodorant Paste


With all of the information out there now about the extremely damaging effects of aluminum in our deodorants, many people are changing over from their antiperspirants to more natural deodorants. Some are willing to fork over the cash to try each of the natural brands until they find one that works for them, but others would like to make it themselves. I receive a lot of messages from your guys, asking me what my secret recipe for my Peace Pits Deodorant Paste is. It’s true, it works better than any of the other natural deodorants that I have tried. Peace Pits is so effective it beats the stink ALL DAY LONG! I can totally understand why you want my recipe.  Read more »

Get Your Daily Dose With Vitamin Water - DIY Infused Water that Tastes Great and a Giveaway!


Five years ago, if you knew me then, you would have seen me walking around with humongous cups of soda, the extra large energy drinks, or any other caffeinated beverage that I could get my hands on. Nowadays, if you see a caffeinated beverage in my hand, it’s likely to be fresh brewed unsweetened iced tea, otherwise I am usually drinking water or fresh juice. Read more »

Make Your Own Toothpaste For Your Kids, Your Dogs, and Yourself


You guys know how much I like to get on my soap box about getting chemicals out of our lives, so of course one of the first things I got rid of out of my body care products, was my toothpaste. Don’t worry…I didn’t get rid of toothpaste all together, at the time, I had switched to Tom’s toothpaste; the no fluoride kind. …that is until they got bought out by Colgate, then I had to find myself another toothpaste. 
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Aunt Flo’s Soothing Salve - for menstrual cramps, back pains, and frazzled nerves

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This post is for women, but if you are a man and you want to learn something to help any of the women in your life, feel free to read on. I won’t be going into any kind of gory details, so you can skip the horror face from reading the title! I promise!

There has been one area of my life, that going natural and medicine free, has been a problem. That’s during the time of the month that Aunt Flo decides to come out and visit. I have Endometriosis and Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, and because of this, my periods are VERY painful. I am talking the kind of pain that has me curled up in a ball in bed, wishing it would just be over with already. Read more »

Homemade Calendula Infused Antiseptic Owie Cream

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My other version of owie cream works AMAZINGLY well, but when I learned that I could EASILY infuse the healing power of Calendula flowers, into my owie cream, I jumped on board immediately. What’s better than amazing owie cream? Super AMAZING owie cream! If you do not have Calendula flowers, don’t despair, like I said, the other owie cream works very well and does a superb job at healing owies.  Read more »

The BEST Homemade First Time Mom’s Kit! (or any new mother for that matter!)

It’s spring time in the northern hemisphere and every one around me is getting pregnant and having babies! It’s that time of year for twitterpating and baby showers! The most recent baby shower that I attended was for a family friend and her impending little princess, Kirbi! I decided it was time that I put together a Hippy Homemaker Homemade First Time Mom’s Kit and fill it full of homemade goodies that I figured she would need (and a couple gifts that weren’t homemade but I still figured were needed!) Read more »

Coconut Oil 101 - From the Mouth of the Master

You guys asked for more information on coconut oil, so I thought who better to bring you that information than my favorite  ”hippy” blogger Jennifer@HybridRastaMama. My blogging mentor and the woman who knows pretty much everything there is to know about coconut oil, Jennifer is the first person that came to mind when you guys brought up coconut oil. If you get a chance, check out her website or buy one of her many books on coconut oil because you won’t regret it once you do! The Hippy Homemaker might not be where it is today if it weren’t for such a lovely woman! Now…without further ado, I present my VERY FIRST GUEST POSTER!!! 

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The Hippy Homemaker’s Homemade Elderberry Cold & Flu Syrup

I am going crazy hearing about the epidemic that the flu virus has become here in the United States! Somehow, the Hippy Husband, Syfy, and I have managed to skip out on being sick, so far, this winter season. I would give a large amount of credit to the natural methods I have been employing around our house, to keep germs out. The most awesome naturopathic weapon that I have in my medical kit, is my bottle of Sambucus (an elderberry cold and flu syrup that you can get at the grocery store for around $5.00).  This bottle is incredibly small for the price of $5.00. It tells you to take it 2-4 times a day, YIKES! Read more »

The Hippy Juicing Cleanse - 3 days of detox

The Hippy Husband and I have been trying a lot of things to bring more nutrients and health into our lives and to help him lose some of the beer belly he has acquired over the years. After watching the documentary Fat, Sick, And Nearly Dead, both Andy and I were convinced more than ever that we needed to put our health at the forefront of our lives. We thought that a juice fast would be the perfect way for us to be able to cleanse our bodies of all of the toxins that we have built up, and maybe slim down a little just before spring comes around. Read more »

Make Your Own Natural Owie Cream That Beats Out Neosporin

As a mother, my number one job is as nurse mommy. I am ALWAYS cleaning up scrapes, cuts, and nasty bleeders on a daily basis. It’s the hazards of the job and not something that I look forward too, but in a short time I have gotten pretty good at naturally “doctoring” Silas and his boo boo’s. With all of this talk of chemicals in just about every single beauty/health item I have either owned or used, I was suspicious of my big tube of Neosporin. Read more »

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