DIY Natural Peppermint Antiseptic Mouthwash

We have been using my homemade toothpaste and tooth powder in the Hippy Household for quite awhile (I will share my tooth powder recipe next for those who are wondering!), but we were still in need of a good mouthwash that wasn't too harsh and still was highly antiseptic. After all of my research and bugging my friend who's going to school to be a dental hygienist, I came up with this recipe for a gentle alcohol-free antiseptic mouthwash that tastes great while cleansing your mouth and freshening your breath! Continue reading “DIY Natural Peppermint Antiseptic Mouthwash”

Naturally Treat Ear Infections With Garlic Mullein Oil

When Syfy was only one-year-old, we switched him to whole milk as we were advised to do by our, at the time, pediatrician. Up until that point, he had not been sick before. After switching to whole milk, we began to see Silas get sick very consistently.The ear infections started rolling in along with the continuous rounds of antibiotics until finally three months later the ear infections had not gone away, and suddenly it had turned into pneumonia. I was fed up and took a step back for a moment to ponder when they had begun. Maybe, I thought to myself, they had come because of a change in his diet. I realized when taking a closer look, that all of our troubles had begun the moment we started giving him cow's milk. When we took the milk out of his diet, the illness also went away. It's always important to first think about the cure, rather than just the relief of symptoms when treating illness. Most of the time, healing from the inside out is the BEST cure. As the father of medicine, Hippocrates used to say, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” It's true, when our nutrition is spot on, so is our health. Our family hasn't been sick in a LONG time! Continue reading “Naturally Treat Ear Infections With Garlic Mullein Oil”

Homemade Peppermint Tea Tree Aftershave For the Hairless Hippy in Your Life - Hippy Homemade Holidays

Let's face it. Men can be really difficult to shop for during the holiday season. They can even be really difficult to make homemade products for too.I originally created my beard conditioning oil specifically for the Hippy Hubby and his grizzly beard that he has worn since the day I met him (I almost think he was born with that beard!), but not all men like to wear a beard. So, in an effort to help the rest of you out with a nice homemade gift, I have made an aftershave and shaving cream just for the guys who shave in my life. Continue reading “Homemade Peppermint Tea Tree Aftershave For the Hairless Hippy in Your Life - Hippy Homemade Holidays”

Mudmask & Mimosa Fridays - Mudmask Recipies To Start Your Own Club

STRESS! Seriously, I am entering my first Christmas Season in retail, my son's birthday is tomorrow, Thanksgiving is nearing, and my first craft fair, ever, is only in a matter of weeks. To say that I am not stressed out would be an understatement. For the most part, I have been so busy, that I haven't had the time to sit down and do my own mud masks once weekly like I am supposed to. I literally have to set an alarm to make sure I wash my face at least once a day. Sometimes, time just gets away from me, but not any longer! Out of desperation for more relaxation and socialization in my life, I came up with the idea for a weekly meet-up with my girlfriends that would take care of stress AND our faces skin. Continue reading “Mudmask & Mimosa Fridays - Mudmask Recipies To Start Your Own Club”

Make Your Pits Peaceful - 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. Continue reading “Make Your Pits Peaceful - DIY All-Natural Aluminum Free Deodorant Paste”

The Hippy Homemaker’s Green Cleaning Starter Kit - The Ultimate Green Friendly Wedding Present

I had the privilege of being invited to one of my long-time friend's wedding and reception this last weekend. Though we weren't able to go to Colorado to make the actual wedding, we were able to go to their reception dinner held here in Texas. When our invitation arrived in the mail, my first thought was “what to make them for their wedding present?”  For a little over a year now, I have made all of the gifts that I have given at the parties that I have been invited to.  Each time, I was invited to a new type of party (i.e. baby showers, bridal showers, and wedding receptions), I came up with a new DIY eco-friendly gifts that I could give. This time around was no different. Continue reading “The Hippy Homemaker's Green Cleaning Starter Kit - The Ultimate Green Friendly Wedding Present”

Which Essential Oil Companies Should YOU Buy From? My surprising findings on my quest to find the best

I am most likely going to piss off some people with this post, but the information that I found was too good to keep to myself and keep you guys in the dark. As always, you should do your own research and question everything (even me!!). I ALMOST fell for the ploy. I got really excited because I felt like I was about to embark on a journey into the world of “top quality essential oils”. I thought that the lines I was being fed about these oils being “Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade” (or “CPTG”), “100% pure therapeutic grade”, and “therapeutic quality” meant that these essential oils HAD TO BE THE BEST. I was about to find out that all of these descriptions meant nothing in the eyes of the FDA and the aromatherapy world; they were just that, descriptions. Continue reading “Which Essential Oil Companies Should YOU Buy From? My surprising findings on my quest to find the best”