It happened again last week! During quiet time, the kiddo was so good about playing quietly in his room that I accidentally took a short nap on the couch while I was supposed to be getting some work done. Syfy woke me with a start, grinning from ear to ear that he had caught mommy in a narcoleptic moment. For a minute there, I groggily stared at him, wondering exactly what moment it was that had done me in, but for the life of me, I couldn't even remember falling asleep. You can't blame me. I had been up since 3 am that morning, doing my job as mom, and then working at 7 am on the blog, getting homeschool done for the day after everyone is fed, walked, pooped, etc. By the time I sit down to get my own work done, I am already exhausted from the day. All I can think while drifting off to sleep unknowingly, is how does that Super Mom down the street, keep her eyes open for the WHOLE day??? I've got to have her secret. Continue reading “Wake Up & Go! How I Stay Energized Naturally, Without Coffee or Energy Drinks – A VokeTab Review”
Why are guys the ones with gorgeously long and thick eyelashes that every woman would kill for? I know that I am not the only envious one out there! I have lived my entire life with thin blonde-tipped eyelashes, that just don't show up to the party without a few coats of some good mascara. While there are some eyelash serums on the market that profess miraculous results, their ingredients are less than stellar, many of which are known carcinogens. Like all of my other beauty products, this is what led me to create my own herbal infused eyelash growth serum, instead. Continue reading “Grow Your Lashes to Envious Lengths – DIY Herbal Infused Eyelash Growth Serum”
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 are in the midst of the holiday season and so many of my friends are asking me what they should get their essential oil and herb loving friends and family members! This is just about the easiest question for me to answer because these are all things I would absolutely get super stoked over if I received any of these items as gifts! Of course, you might want to just try and homemake your gifts for her, him, or the kids instead! Continue reading “The Hippy Homemaker's Holiday Gift Guide For Your Favorite Aromatherapist or Herbalist”
During the wintertime, dry skin is a problem for pretty much everyone out there, but it can be even worse for those working in jobs where they are washing their hands frequently. If you are dealing with dry, cracked skin, then you are likely feeling the pain of trying to heal during the wintertime! Both the Hippy Hubby and I have worked in the service industry, having to wash our hands frequently, doing the dishes with harsh soaps several times a shift, and cleaning with harsh cleaners every day. All this wear and tear was taking a toll on the Hippy Hubby's hands, so I decided to make him a body butter, but I took it a step further and infused it with skin healing herbs to help heal his hands, while deeply moisturizing his skin. It turns out, this herbal infused body butter works so well, we both use it for all our skin healing needs now.
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There are so many great ideas for all sorts of adorable DIY Gifts for Her and DIY Gifts for Him, but what about DIY gifts for the kiddos? In this episode of the Bohemi Babes, we are giving you our absolute favorite homemade natural gift ideas for the kiddos, and there are some totally awesome ones that I bet you didn't know you could make yourself!
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Thanksgiving in the US brings about staple holiday dishes that pretty much everyone serves at their family dinner, and one of those most popular traditions, is cranberry sauce! This slightly sweet and tart, jam-like condiment, is used by most Americans to slather on their turkey, dinner rolls, and more. What once used to be a fresh and easy homemade dish served at the family holiday dinner table, now is more often than not from a can instead. Continue reading “Orange-Scented Cranberry Sauce for a Delicious Whole Foods Holiday”
There are so many great ideas for all sorts of adorable DIY Gifts for Her, but it can be a bit underwhelming out there on the world wide web, when you search for awesome DIY gift ideas for guys. In this episode of the Bohemi Babes, we are giving you our absolute favorite homemade natural gift ideas for guys, and there are way more than you thought! When I sat down to think about this episode, I had so many great ideas, I had to whittle it down to just 10 DIY Natural Gifts for Him (scroll down to find out my top ten favs!)
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Both Syfy and I have issues with dairy and try to avoid it as much as possible these days (with the exception of really good cheese and yogurt!). I use non-dairy options instead when making all of our classic favorites! One of first things that I searched out to learn how to make, was whipped cream. I grew up in a household that believes that no hot cocoa and no pumpkin pie should ever go without at least a dollop (or more….) of whipped cream! This is law in our house and so the thought of getting rid of all of our dairy had daunted me, when I realized that also meant my beloved whipped cream. Don't be sad! There is a fantastic and super simple alternative that tastes just as great! Take it from this whipped-creamaholic that this coconut milk whipped cream is SUPER good and doesn't taste like coconut to me, at all. Continue reading “Top Your Pies & Hot Cocoa with Dairy-Free Homemade Coconut Milk Whipped Cream”
I love the holiday season! I love the smiles on people's faces when you give them a gift that they truly are thankful for and love! I love TRYING to surprise people with my gifts, though I am so impatient that sometimes I can't help myself and give all my gifts out 1-2 weeks before Christmas even gets here. I can't help it, I just love to see happy people! This holiday season, many are choosing to take a different route and homemake all of their gifts. If that's you, then this 3 episode series is just for you! In this first episode, the Bohemi Babes are showing you just how easy it is to DIY gifts for HER! Join the fun and make some gifts with us!
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