Herbal Powerhouse Healing Tea

Herbal Powerhouse Healing Tea - Nettle & Raspberry Leaf

Nettles have been a staple in my herbal and nutrition-based kitchen for some time. Thanks to the size of my pantry stash, my husband keeps telling me we’re going to be raided for selling marijuana. :snort:

They’re a nutritional powerhouse and a […]

Make Your Own Fertility Supplement

Make Your Own Fertility Supplement | 20somethingallergies.com (nutritional therapy)

Baby making is about nutrients. Fat-soluble, water-soluble, vitamins, minerals, macro, micro, phyto, antioxident nutrients. They’re the building blocks for growing tiny humans.

We use nutrients like calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus to build teeth and bones, iodine for functioning thyroid glands, and Vitamin C for functioning adrenal glands.

The Importance of Fat-Soluble Nutrients

A lack of good healthy fats and fat-soluble nutrients in our diets can contribute to —

  • hair loss
  • bone and tooth loss (including cavities)
  • acidic pH
  • muscle fatigue
  • cell integrity and permeability
  • hormone regulation
  • chronic inflammation
  • overconsumption of carbohydrates
  • impaired brain function


7 All-Natural Cold & Flu Remedies for Kids

7 All-Natural Cold & Flu Remedies for Kids

I’m always learning new ways to supplement my natural medicine cabinet. As a holistic practitioner with a daughter that has latent food allergies and chemical sensitivities, it requires an arsenal.

I am always on the lookout for new effective all-natural cold & flu remedies.

I only use remedies that are gentle, safe, and effective and don’t cause allergic reactions. We also cycle through them to avoid creating new sensitivities and to cover the full spectrum of possible pathogens.

You can find my other all-natural cold & flu remedies here —

Home Remedies for the Cold and Flu Season

DIY Herbal Cough Drops: Sore Throat Remedy

Plague Tonic: a Safe Flu Shot Alternative

Homemade Cough Syrup, Witch Doctor Style

Katie just had her first (and hopefully only!) cold of the year and hubby has been fighting it too. I figured it’s a good time to open up my medicine cabinet and share a few more of our home remedies to help your family too.

I’m including my personal recommendations based on the use in my home. This does not constitute medical advice or instructions for use. Please use your best judgement when giving remedies or medication to your child.

All of the product links are to the products we use and trust. They are also affiliate links that help pay for upkeep of this website (see full disclosure here).

Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is carbon that has been treated to make it more porous. It is completely safe for consumption and is commonly used in conventional medicine for ingestion of poisons.


DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes (my newest approach to saving money)

DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes (my newest approach to saving money)

Let me tell you the amount of hope that I have wrapped up into this little book…

My house is in the middle of a remodel. It’s torn apart, dirty, and the idea of cleaning it from top to bottom before we move back in is more than a little scary.

The Process

We have about a week and a half until the hardwood floors are installed/stained/sealed, the main rooms of the house are painted, and the cabinets are refinished.

Once the contractors have left, I will go in and clean every inch of the house from ceiling to floor and scrub each appliance inside out until it gleams. Then, we’ll put the house back together.

Good times.

Thanks to the Mommypotamus, the entire job can be done with frugal recipes that are safe for everyone and easy to make.

DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes (my newest approach to saving money)This DIY carpet cleaner will help me spot treat whatever the contractors bring in on their shoes as they trudge upstairs to use the commode.

Did I mention they’re frugal? I need a lot of that right about now.

Our next project is to pay down our mountain of debt and squeeze every penny until it can’t be squeezed anymore. That means back to DIY everything.

Here’s where I can help you too…


Sage Flower Infused Olive Oil

Sage Flower Infused Olive Oil

Yesterday, I noticed that my sage plant was ready to burst into bloom. It’s a bit too early in the season, and I want to encourage it to spend energy on growing instead of flowering.

Instead of wasting the blooms in the compost pile, they went into a jar of pure, organic cold-pressed olive oil. This olive oil will infuse in a dark spot until the dark days of winter are upon us.

Medicinal Properties of Garden Sage (Salvia officinalis – Labiatae)