Summer has been flying by and I have been trying my best to balance my work and our summertime play. I haven't been doing a great job at working this summer. There's too much fun to be had during the summertime! I don't feel guilty though because I worked my butt off during the Spring to write my newest book; The Complete Book of Essential Oils for Mama & Baby – Safe and Natural Remedies for Pregnancy, Birth, and Children.
Teething babies are no fun for anyone. As they start to cut their first teeth, many babies will experience a myriad of symptoms that will make them range from minorly uncomfortable to extremely uncomfortable. A slight fever, extra drool, irritability, swollen gums, and even not wanting to eat are all symptoms that your baby is starting to cut their first teeth. No two babies are alike and each one can experience a slightly different set of symptoms. No matter the symptoms, we all share the same feelings. We want our babies to feel better and to take away their pain! The question on the Hippy mama's mind, is “What natural methods can I use to ease my baby's teething discomfort?” You are not alone, that's the same question I asked myself when my baby started teething (he's 6 now, so we're going through a whole new round of teething lol!)
Congratulations on your new upcoming baby! A bunch of well-meaning people will give you a lot of advice from here on out. Some of it, the stuff that resonates with you, keep in your file for later. The rest of it, the crazy stuff you would never do, just smile and nod and remember that YOU have the ultimate say in the end. You are going to be a Mom!!! Let me tell you, I was terrified of the idea of stretching my belly big enough to fit a whole baby in there. As tiny as I was, I couldn't fathom where a baby would fit. Because of this fear, I ended up slathering a mixture of the best butters and oils that I could find, on my belly every single day of my pregnancy (or at least all the days that I remembered to before I passed out in front of the TV). Continue reading “Banish Stretch Marks and Scars Naturally – DIY Bohemi Mama's Belly Butter”
In the middle of winter, my skin starts to dry out hardcore, and I start looking for more ways to get moisture into it. After a particularly terrible bout of poison ivy a couple years back, I didn't have any money on hand and really wanted something soothing like an Aveeno oatmeal bath. I decided that it couldn't be hard to make and in the end made mine way better than Aveeno's by upgrading the ingredients in my recipe!
I have dealt with eczema for nearly all of my life. For most of that time, it was just something that I dealt with and not something that I could get rid of. I was told there was no cure, was given all sorts of creams (many of which contained toxic ingredients that had large cautions on the tubes), and endured super itchy scaly skin that left everyone staring while I was scratching voraciously. It wasn't until Syfy started showing signs of eczema on the backs of his arms, that I began to care about finding a natural remedy to heal up our eczema. It turns out, like everything else on this natural hippy journey, the “cure” lies in your diet. Continue reading “Healing Eczema Naturally – DIY Herbal Infused Eczema Eraser Balm”
We have all been there, sitting at our picnic table trying to enjoy some quality family time, when all the buzzing, flying, and creepy crawlies come out to join the party. It's all fun and games until someone gets bitten! I wrote a long time ago about making your own Bugs-B-Gone spray and candle for adults, today we are learning how to make our own kid-safe Bugs-B-Gone Jr. essential oil blend! At the end of the post I give several different ways, you can use this blend to repel bugs safely with small children around! Continue reading “Bugs-B-Gone Jr. – A Kid-Safe Bug Repeling Essential Oil Blend”
If you have ever lived in Texas, then you know the plight of the person affected by seasonal allergies. I had never really experienced seasonal allergies while I grew up in California (this Hippy is not a native Texan if you couldn't tell!), but all that changed when we moved to Dallas, Texas. At first, I didn't think it would affect me because I was feeling great while watching everyone else around me sneeze, wheeze, and complain of congestion. Two years into living in Texas and suddenly I understood what all these poor people were going through. Seasonal allergies really suck! Continue reading “Calm Your Sneeze & Allergies with Allergy Annihilator – a Kid-Friendly Seasonal Allergy Essential Oil Blend”
We have talked a lot already about essential oil safety, including safety with babies and children, but I have yet to cover essential oil safety for pregnant and nursing mothers. Today we are going to go over this topic, and explore the essential oils that are safe to use while pregnant or nursing, as well as ways to use them for specific pregnancy symptoms. Continue reading “Using Essential Oils Safely for Pregnant & Nursing Mamas”
During the cold and flu season, people are always talking about washing your hands and getting rid of those germs This is easy to do when you are at home and can use the products that you choose, but out in public all that can be found is the exact stuff we are trying to avoid in our homes. It's enough to make you go crazy, always trying to avoid all of these hidden ingredients. Continue reading “DIY Medicine Woman Jr Hand Sanitizing Gel & Travel Foaming Soap”