Kid Friendly Zero-Calorie Drinks

Kids drink a lot of sugary drinks. Fruit juice is loaded with sugar.  So is pop.  An alternative is to serve your kids cold tea. You may think your kids won’t drink tea. Don’t rule it out until you try a few of the recipes.  I think the herbal tea drinks are a good place […]

How To Make Homemade Moisturizing Baby Shampoo

  This is an amazingly simple recipe for a 100% natural, organic, safe and easy to make baby shampoo developed by Sara at It doesn’t contain the questionable ingredients found in commercial baby shampoo like lauryl sulfate, parabens and other preservatives.  Instead of paying $10 to $15 for a 12 ounce bottle of commercial  […]

Homemade Lavender Salve Recipe

The Nerdy Farm Wife has a wonderful lavender salve recipe and also an option to print a label.  You can put the salve in small tins for yourself or for gifts. Lavender works well to treat minor skin irritations and mild burns. I find the scent to be very relaxing.   Nerdy Farm Wife recommends […]

7 Natural Remedies for Kids

This is a very helpful post by Nina of diyNatural that discusses natural health remedies for kids.  She offers a helpful suggestion on when to dilute an essential oil when you use it with children.  She also has a helpful caution about Tea Tree Oil and children. This post shares how to use the following […]

How To Make Your Own Hairspray and Detangler

If you have small children with long hair or if you have long hair yourself, you know how tangled long hair can get and how painful it is to get the tangles out.   You can get commercial detanglers, but commercial products are filled with chemicals. Well Jillee came up with a simple solution for the […]

A Recipe for a Homemade Vapor Rub Salve

This is an all-natural alternative to commercial decongestant salves with petroleum as an ingredient.  Andrea  of Frugally Sustainable developed this salve which has a wonderful combination of healthy  herbs and essential oils.  Click on the Homemade Herbal Decongestant Salve link below for the full recipe. To see the complete recipe, click on the A Recipe for a […]

Herbal Remedies for Kids

One of the most frequent questions  that comes up is what herbs are good to use when your kids are sick.  This is a great post from Pantry Healing that answers this question.  The writer is a Mom with a 2-year old son.  These are herbal remedies that she uses for her own child. The […]

How to Make Your Own Herbal Baby Oil

Alia of Green Child shares her recipe for an herbal baby oil.  Her little boy has dry, sensitive skin and massaging him with this oil after baths keeps his skin nice and moist.  This oil is made with an essential oil and 3  herbs Alia grows in her herb garden. Mountain Rose Herbs is an […]

5 Sunscreen Alternatives for Your Kids

Now that it’s summer and kids are outside so often during the day, sun protection is a real concern.  Commercial sunscreens have a lot of chemicals, which many Moms want to avoid.  In this post, Sandi discusses some great alternatives to sunscreens. The best times to take the kids out Schedule Your Day Around The Sun […]

How to Make a Homemade Chamomile Tincture

An herbal  tincture is a concentrated liquid form of an herb.  A tincture concentrates all of the properties of the herb so that they’re more effective.  They also last longer. Chamomile is  the relaxation herb.  It is naturally calming, relaxes nerves and reduces pain. Some use it  to reduce gas and colic in infants.  Chamomile […]