We can all agree that bugs have their purpose in this world, especially our favorites; the pollinators, but getting rid of the pesky ones naturally can sometimes be a bit of a conundrum. What to use that will actually work, is natural, and if eaten won't kill us people, our little ones, and our pets…but still kills pests? The answer is not as tricky as you think! There are a couple fantastic natural options for use against insects and bugs of all kinds, but the one I am sharing with you today is a fantastic All-Purpose bug spray because it can work outside, inside, and on any bug you like! Continue reading “Using Essential Oils in Your Home & Garden to Kill Pests + DIY Bugs-B-Gone Home & Garden Spray”
I spend a lot of time on here writing about the virtues of health from the things that we put on our skin and in our bodies, to the cleaning products that we use around our homes, but I haven't touched as much on the spiritual aspects and benefits of opening up to the real you, and learning to love yourself. I have always wanted to talk more about the power of truly loving yourself and how that love will bring everything else that you are looking for in your life. It probably sounds a little hoaky to you, but part of my success here on The Hippy Homemaker comes from the happiness I get from fulfilling my dreams and living in my own skin, daily. I won't settle for less than those two things. EVER! Continue reading “Inspire Creativity Using Aromatherapy – DIY Muse Essential Oil Blend”
Gardening is one of my favorite pastimes, and as a budding herbalist, it's one of the most important skills you can learn! Today I have a fantastic treat for you! One of my favorite blogging friends,Susannah Shmurak is an avid food gardener, sharing her wisdom on her awesome blog, HealthyGreenSavvy, and she is here to share her wisdom with us today, on getting started gardening! After you read her post, don't forget to check out her blog! -With love, Christina Continue reading “You Don't Have to Know a Thing About Gardening to Grow Your Own Food”
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”
It's that time of year that everyone and their brother is trying to cleanse, be healthier, eat differently, etc. It's the same story every year, and it's a great one! The world is trying really hard to be healthier and hoping that they stick to their guns and make it their new lifestyle. One of the most popular (and one of my favorite) health trends is juicing. There is so much more to juicing than just getting juice from fruits and veggies, so tonight we're going to help ease you into adding juicing into your lifestyle and hopefully clear up a few myths too!
Continue reading “Getting Started Juicing for Health & Weightloss with the Bohemi Babes – 4 Yummy Juice Recipes to Boost Your Detox”
When I am craving something sweet, I like to trick myself with sneakily healthy desserts that feed my sweet tooth cravings without all the guilt afterward. I feel like a lot of people don't realize just how easy it is to put together something sweet and tasty without all the icky stuff that you are trying to avoid with your diet right now. When it comes to making something quick to feed my midnight cravings, I always turn to smoothies.
It's the start of the new year and everyone is trying to keep themselves on track with their new healthy goals for 2016. Smoothies are definitely a big part of the health movement, and if you are trying to detox, go vegan, lose weight, or just plain be healthier, it's likely that smoothies on are your list to try out. I am right there with you! This year, with a renewed vigor for keeping my body healthy, I decided I was going to get serious about my smoothiemaking and really try harder to have breakfast every morning.
A new year means that many of us are taking a look at the healthy habits that we have in place. With every new year, I always try to make healthier choices that I am hoping will turn into habits. Sometimes, all it takes to make a change, is to try something new! This year, I am giving you a chance to sample some fantastic healthy brands to help you start a new year with a new you! I have teamed up with Sampler to bring you a week of healthy freebies and a huge gift basket to win at the end! We will be giving away TONS of FREE SAMPLES from Monday January 11 – Thursday January 14 at our sponsored online sampling event! If you RSVP for this event RIGHT NOW, you will not only get access to the events calendar for sampling events and flash giveaways, but you will also be entered to win the huge gift basket at the end! Continue reading “Start The New Year With a New You – An Online Sampling Giveaway Event”
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!