Author: Meagan Visser

My Healthy Summer Skincare Routine & DIY Recipes (And A Giveaway)

While it’s not officially summer yet, sunny days are here in East Tennessee, and that means it’s time for me to switch out my spring skincare routine for a summer one. Now, for the most part, my goal of nourishing my skin remains the same all year round, but this year, I have a different goal when it comes to my skin health. This summer, while I will still be focused on nourishing my body and skin, I would like to focus on evening my skin tone out a bit. In the last year or so, I have noticed...

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A Tasty Chocolate-Banana Mushroom Smoothie

Chocolate and banana. Sounds doable, right? But mushrooms? I know, I know—sounds disgusting, but it’s not. Trust me on this one. This chocolate-banana mushroom smoothie is not only healthy, but it’s sure to cure all chocolate cravings right on the spot. It’s filled with antioxidants and immune supportive fungi so it’s nourishing for your body. You can enjoy it for breakfast or as a mid-day snack (or both!). You can even drizzle it over ice cream, cake, or anything else that could use a yummy chocolate syrup topping! You and your kids will love this chocolate-banana mushroom smoothie. Even Uriah,...

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One of the Big Kids

Hey, friends! How are you? It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here on the blog—not because I haven’t wanted to (I have tons of posts in draft form) but because the last couple of weeks have been crazy busy, and I simply haven’t gotten around to writing anything here. Thankfully, things are beginning to settle down a bit, and I’ve found some time to share some recent things with you—most recently, how Judah has joined the ranks of one of the “big kids” on Dean’s side of the family. Judah is the fourth oldest of all of...

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Who’s Ready For Some Natural Spring Cleaning?

This is a letter I recently wrote for my Letter To Natural Mamas email list. If you like it, sign up here to get emails like these every other Sunday, right in your inbox. Special giveaways, discounts, and promotions are included! “Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.” — Phyllis Diller Hey, friend! While I can totally relate to the above quote and often wonder why I even bother, cleaning is one of those never-ending tasks, and recently, I’ve felt the urge to do some deeper spring cleaning around...

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Etsy Spring Decor I’m Loving Right Now

You’ve heard of Etsy, right? I sure hope so!  Etsy is an online platform where people who sell handmade items, arts and craft supplies, and vintage goods can set up shops to sell their products in. In fact, Etsy is where Growing Up Herbal first began—selling handmade herbal skin care products for babies and children. If you go back to some of my very first posts, you may find some wording and photos that hint to me selling these types of products on Etsy. While I no longer sell physical products on Etsy, I do continue to shop there....

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My Top 10 Most Used Essential Oils

Essential oils have been a part of my life for almost a decade. Looking back, I can see that this area is one I have grown in quite a bit over the years. I’ve gone from knowing nothing about essential oils and using them based off of the advice of online friends (oftentimes, incorrectly!) to having a decent essential oil knowledge base and using them on a regular basis in my home and in my family’s wellness protocols. Whether I’m diffusing an oil, adding it to a skin care recipe, or using it for some health benefit—essential oils are an...

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A Little Liver Spring Cleaning for Your Body

Spring is the season of new life and new beginnings, of upward growth and strength, and of creating a flexible structure for our year. However, it’s also an excellent season for cleansing, not just your house, but your liver as well. In fact, in Traditional Chinese Medicine (as well as other traditional healing systems), the liver and gallbladder are organs that are associated with the spring season.  One of my goals this year is to not only connect with more people here at home and on the Internet but to also connect with my body more. One way I’m doing...

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9 Little Things That Always Give Me A Boost

You know, there are just some days that are harder than others. Am I right, or am I right? When rough days come my way, and they’re sure to come, I often think of little things I can do the make my day brighter. You know, little things that bring little pieces of light and happiness into my day, basically, changing my mindset and outlook on the day. Today, I thought I’d share 9 of these little things that give me a boost on difficult days. I’ve divided this list up into morning, afternoon, evening, and night that way...

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I’m Meagan, a registered nurse turned herbalist, and I want to live life naturally. Follow along as my husband and I and our four sons figure out what natural living looks like for our family. And of course, I’d love for you to join me on this journey, too! There’s nothing better than having a good hiking buddy with a compass!

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