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Homemade Elderberry Syrup to Fight Colds & Flu

With the cold and flu season upon us, I like to turn to elderberry syrup - my favourite arsenal to help prevent and treat colds and flu in my family. Elderberries naturally contain vitamin A, B, and C, and complex sugars that stimulate the immune system. Studies have...

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After-Sun Spray

In an earlier article, I'd shared what are the best ways to protect yourself from getting burned by the sun and why it is important to get regular and safe exposure to the sun. But if you aren't able to cover up or forget to wear a natural sunscreen, then this...

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Honey Lemon Gummies

This is one of my favourite gummy recipes. As you can tell from the photo below, my son loves it too. It only requires a few ingredients, takes about 5 minutes to make, and is great for fighting colds and flu. All you need are lemons, honey, and grass-fed gelatin. I...

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Child-Friendly Vapor Rub

If you get hit with a cold, you might be tempted to use vapor rub to help you decongest and calm your coughs. Before you do though, consider that conventional vapor rub contains petroleum jelly (or petrolatum) and turpentine oil, both of which are toxic. Petroleum...

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Using Essential Oils in Your Garden

Earlier, I shared a recipe for a natural, DEET-free mosquito repellent. One of the key ingredients in that recipe is lemon eucalyptus essential oil. Repelling mosquitoes isn't the only outdoor use for essential oils though. In fact, there are many ways they can be...

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How to Select Carrier Oils

Jojoba oil, almond oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, olive oil...the list goes on and on. There are a lot of carrier oils available nowadays. Which one should you choose and when should you use them? This post will help answer these two questions so that you can use...

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Remineralizing Tooth Powder

If you look at the label of a store-bought conventional toothpaste, you'll probably find ingredients with complex chemical names like triclosan, sodium laureth sulphate, dimethicone, and petrolatum. You'll probably also find fragrance in there. All of these chemicals...

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