If you have wandered over to The Hippy Homemaker, chances are you are looking for a healthier, more natural lifestyle for you and your family. You are in the right place, my friend! My name is Christina Anthis and I am The Hippy Homemaker! I am a single mom, herbalist/aromatherapist, and author of the book "The Complete Book of Essential Oils for Mama & Baby: Safe and Natural Remedies for Pregnancy, Birth, and Children". I am passionate about essential oil safety and love to share my DIY recipes for holistic health, natural beauty, and healthy whole foods cooking!
A hippy born in the wrong generation
I have always been somewhat of a hippy. As a child, I hugged trees, started my own club to save the planet and pick up trash (the Save Our Planet Association also known as SOPA), and even studied and advocated to save the rainforests of the world. Though I was a hippy for the environment, I really didn't know much about true health for my body. I naively thought that the products sold on the market had to be safe for my body and that health came in plastic prescription bottles when I wasn't feeling well. It hadn't occurred to me that there was a link between what I put in/on my body and my health until I started learning more about the many uses of essential oils and herbs in our everyday lives. One successful natural DIY remedy led to another until I realized that I had been slowly healing myself. My healthy lifestyle changes were exactly what my body needed!
An aromatherapist, herbalist, single mother...and so much more
Going down the rabbit hole of health and wellness inspired me to further educate myself, so I began studying Master Aromatherapy with Demetria Clark at the Heart of Herbs school, and Intermediate Herbalism through The Herbal Academy of New England. I am also studying nutrition and wellness through Dr. Low Dog's course: Life is Your Best Medicine. Over the last few years, I have been on a journey to improve my family's health through more natural means including aromatherapy, herbalism, and even green cleaning methods. This blog is that journey to finding a more natural way of living, leaving behind all of those chemicals, and eating