Magnesium Oil Recipe

Magnesium oil for relaxation, sleep, and muscle cramps...make your own with this simple recipe!

Did you know magnesium oil is something that you can make yourself? It’s true! But let’s back up just a bit and talk about why you’d want to make it…and why it’s name is misleading. Then I’ll show you how *easy* it is to make and how to use it. We’ve been talking a lot…

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Our Family Home Remedy List


Usually, I can ramble off remedies all day long and twice on Tuesdays if it’s somebody else’s child with the stomach virus or poison ivy. But the minute my little one comes in clutching their tummy, my palms get sweaty, my mind blanks out, and get all “Mizz Scarlett! Mizz Scarlett! I don’t know nothin’…

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Turmeric in a nutshell

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 Turmeric is a really excellent herbal remedy and spice that has earned a permanent place in my pantry.  This is just a short ‘nutshell’ article, to cover the basics.  If you’re interested in reading a more thorough review of it (with links to the source article) check out the full length turmeric herb article. The…

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Ear Infection Remedy

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Ear infection remedies have been top priority here since our first run in with an ear infection with my two year old. She and I were up until the wee hours of the morning, and she was in so much pain that I ended up taking her to the ER for her first antibiotic. When…

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Onion Remedies


Onion remedies are at your fingertips in the average kitchen. The humble onion can surprisingly treat many ailments very effectively.  They are the basis of many a historic remedy. I explore the onion nutrition and ingredients that make it such a potent remedy in this past post. Today we’ll talk about how and when I…

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Onion Nutrition

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Onion nutrition and remedies is our next topic in the ‘natural remedies you may already have in your kitchen‘ theme.  This humble little bulb has a long and fragrant history, much like its cousin, garlic.  In fact, these two have similar actions…and compliment one another in remedies and recipes alike.  You may already be aware of the many uses of onions…

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Whooping Cough part 3: Natural Remedies for Prevention and Treatment


This is the Whooping Cough post that I’m the most excited to share!!!  I mean, I’m not giddy about having such a long and nasty bug this year, but it’s such a great feeling to treat your family at home with herbs and foods that you feel good about giving them, and watch them get…

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Garlic Remedies

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Let’s talk garlic remedies…last week, we talked about the health benefits of garlic, mainly from a standpoint of using it to treat common, acute illnesses.  Garlic is now the go-to herb in this house for a cold, sore throat or any type of infection or virus.  I’d love to share with you what I’ve learned…

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