All in Body

Why You Should be Eating Fermented Foods Every. Single. Day. (Plus: What is a Fermented Food?)

What is fermentation, exactly? Find out why you should eat fermented foods every single day! There are four main fermentation processes that help your body in SO many different ways---here is a breakdown of the process! Did you know our bodies have more bacteria than cells? Eating fermented foods keeps the balance healthy. Find out more! 

8 Herbs for Your Heart! Herbs that You Can Use Daily to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Did you know cardiovascular disease has become the leading cause of doctors visits and hospitalizations? And that over 650,000 people die every year from some sort of heart issue? And that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women? Not too many people are familiar with the fact that by adding an herbal element to your daily life, you can truly impact the overall health of your heart: and that includes your blood pressure! 

18 Necessities I NEVER Buy at the Store Anymore (And What I Do Instead)

You CAN make your own necessities! You'll be better off for it, save TONS of money, and feel empowered that you just don't need to run to the store!  I've been making many of my own things for years, and it's just really added up!  You, too, can make things yourself, and save TONS of money and have higher quality products to use. Making your own things is part of being self-sufficient!

How to Make Hot Process Soap! Recipe for Lavender-Rosemary-Vanilla Pink Clay Soap

Oh My Gosh!  I just love this hot process recipe for Lavender-Rosemary-Vanilla exfoliating soap!  The blend of essential oils in this soap is extraordinary!  I just can't think of a better word.  The Lavender is calming, the Rosemary increases clarity, and the Vanilla is just plain soothing.  I also add a natural colorant of French Pink Clay which gives the soap an amazing "slip."  This means it's great for shaving too!  I add in some organic Lavender flowers for texture and exfoliation---and BAM!  Amazing, lathering, long lasting, natural herbal soap that is GREAT for your skin, mind, and spirit! 

MAKE YOUR OWN SOAP (Mystic Black Hot Process Soap Recipe You'll Love!)

WARNING: This soap is nearly black---and with a little more Alkanet Root Powder, it would be even more so.  My Mystic Soap also has a smoky, sensual, slightly "hippy" scent. I love it! I once had a lady order a whole block of it from me!  But....some people don't care for it.  If you don't like Patchouli, Frankincense, or exotic scents, maybe it's not for you.  But I do absolutely LOVE it. And so do others, evidently. It makes me feel grounded, warm, and sexy.  This is seriously one of those "love it or hate it" kind of soaps! 

11 INSANE Things You MUST Know About MARJORAM Essential Oil (Why You Need it in Your Home!)

This past Fall, I was sent a free 10 mL bottle of Marjoram Essential Oil from doTerra.  I said, "Marjoram?  Why?" I seriously did not know what to do with it!  And isn't that the way with essential oils or herbs when your first begin to know a plant? If you are new to a plant (essential oil or herb), you really must get to know it intimately and actually USE it.  Then you know how it works on the body and how it specifically works for YOU.  This goes for herbs as well as essential oils.

Cinnamon-Vanilla Hot Process Soap: You've GOT to Try this Recipe for One of My Most Popular Soaps!

This is seriously one of my best-smelling soaps!  Men love it.  Women love it! It's just loved by everyone! Scented with Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Patchouli essential oils and colored with Rose Kaolin Clay and Organic Ground Cinnamon---It's just a wonderful soap that has never disappointed!  You'll love this one!  Here are directions and the recipe!  :-)  Enjoy! 

HERBS DON'T WORK! Find Out Why!

So many times, I have heard people talk about how, when they have a health issue, they go and do a little research on the internet to try to find a natural remedy.  It makes me CRAY, people!  Here's the scenario:  They have a health issue. They look it up on the 'net.  They find an "herb" that will solve the problem for them, run off to (horrors) a big box store and grab the cheapest bottle of powdered herbal capsules they can find, give it a try for a few days, then proclaim in frustration, "Herb's don't work!"  If you have ever wondered why herbal remedies aren't working for you, here are some potential reasons to consider.

Chamomile-Infused Hot Process Soap---Soothing on the Skin!

I love making my own soap! Besides the well-known fact that commercially made "soaps" are filled with toxins that may contribute to cancers, estrogen/other hormone issues, and skin sensitivities, I just love the creativity of making my own SAFE soaps just the way I want!  When you make your own soap, you get to decide which herbs, essential oils, clays, and exfoliants to use (or not).  You get to decide the "mood" of your soap. You get to decide on the color, scent, and how you want it to feel on your body---and all in safe, natural ways. Find out how to infuse skin soothing Chamomile into your handmade soap!

KILLER TOXINS Lurking in Your Soap---Why I Make Our Own Soap

Did you know....That most so-called "soaps" in stores are not REAL soap?  So... What ARE these "soaps" sold in the stores? Well, they are basically concoctions of dangerous chemicals, as cheaply made as possible for the greatest profit possible.  But these commercially made cleansing bars you’ll find in the stores contain dangerous toxic chemicals, and most of the time any glycerin is stripped out and used for other things.

Cellulite Scrubbing Hot Process Soap Recipe with Rosemary, Grapefruit & Cedarwood

Cellulite is just something that most women can't avoid---it's part of being a woman! Even if you are thin, you can have cellulite.  There is more general information about cellulite in this article.  With that said, there are ways to manage it, feel great at the same time, and keep yourself healthy in the process.  One of these ways is to use soap with cellulite-fighting ingredients!  Yep---the recipe for this hot process soap is filled with ingredients that help tone the skin, increase circulation, and provide an exfoliation benefit.