DIY Natural Peppermint Antiseptic Mouthwash

We have been using my homemade toothpaste and tooth powder in the Hippy Household for quite a while, but we were still in need of a good mouthwash that wasn't too harsh and still was highly antiseptic. After all of my research and bugging my friend who's going to school to be a dental hygienist, I came up with this recipe for a gentle alcohol-free antiseptic mouthwash that tastes great while cleansing your mouth and freshening your breath!

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Soothe Ear Infections With Garlic Mullein Oil

When Syfy was only one-year-old, we switched him to whole milk as we were advised to do by our, at the time, pediatrician. Up until that point, he had not been sick before. After switching to whole milk, I noticed that Silas was getting sick consistently. The ear infections started rolling in along with the continuous rounds of antibioticsĀ until finally three months later, the ear infections were still an issue and suddenly it had turned into pneumonia. I was fed up and took a step back for a moment to ponder when they had begun. Maybe, I thought to myself, they had come because of a change in his diet.

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Homemade Peppermint Tea Tree Aftershave For the Hairless Hippy in Your Life

Let's face it. Men can be really difficult to shop for during the holiday season. They can even be really difficult to make homemade products for too. I originally created my beard conditioning oil specifically for my ex and his grizzly beard that he has worn since the day I met him (I almost think he was born with that beard!), but not all men like to wear a beard. So, in an effort to help the rest of you out with a nice homemade gift, I have made an aftershave and shaving cream just for the guys who shave in my life.

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Homemade Spiced Mayan Hot Cacao Mix in a Jar

‘Tis the season to start making those homemade holiday gifts! Last year my series of posts on making your own holiday gifts went over really well, so I thought this year we could continue the tradition with a few new homemade holiday gift ideas that I have come up with for this year. First up on the list? Mayan Spiced Hot Cacao Mix in a Jar! Pretty much everyone in my life that is awesome, loves hot cocoa.

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Make Your Pits Peaceful – DIY All-Natural Aluminum Free Deodorant Paste

With all of the information out there now about the extremely damaging effects of aluminum in our deodorants, many people are changing over from their antiperspirants to more natural deodorants.Some are willing to fork over the cash to try each of the natural brands until they find one that works for them, but others would like to make it themselves. I receive a lot of messages from your guys, asking me what my secret recipe for my Peace Pits Deodorant Paste is. It's true, it works better than any of the other natural deodorants that I have tried. Peace Pits is so effective it beats the stink ALL DAY LONG! I can totally understand why you want my recipe.

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Fluffy Vegan Pancakes – Delicious ANY Time of Day

Who doesn't like pankcakes? It's actually one of the easiest things to make non-dairy/vegan and not have any complainers around. I admit, some vegan dishes can be really crazy experiences for the non-vegan pallete, but not my vegan pancakes. These fluffy cakes of deliciousness are tasty to everyone and no one is ever the wiser that they don't have any eggs or dairy in them.

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Which Essential Oil Companies Should YOU Buy From? My surprising findings on my quest to find the best

I am most likely going to piss off some people with this post, but the information that I found was too good to keep to myself and keep you guys in the dark. As always, you should do your own research and question everything (even me!!). I ALMOST fell for the ploy. I got really excited because I felt like I was about to embark on a journey into the world of “top quality essential oils”. I thought that the lines I was being fed about these oils being “Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade” (or “CPTG”), “100% pure therapeutic grade”, and “therapeutic quality” meant that these essential oils HAD TO BE THE BEST. I was about to find out that all of these descriptions meant nothing in the eyes of the FDA and the aromatherapy world; they were just that, descriptions.

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