One of the best things I’ve done to make my home feel more comfortable and inviting has been to incorporate fresh indoor plants into my home decor. Fresh plants not only help to make your home have a more homey feel to it, but they also work to purify and clean the air from various chemicals, such as VOCs, car exhaust, pollen and mold, and more, making your home’s air healthier for you to breathe. Today, I’d like to share a list of air-purifying houseplants that are great for indoors. Most of these air-purifying houseplants are easy to grow,...Read More
Author: Meagan Visser
I’ll admit it. When I first started using essential oils, I thought because they were “natural,” they were safe. I did very little research on them other than looking into the basics of how to use them. Thankfully, I mostly used them in homemade cleaning products and DIY skin care recipes, so most times they were properly diluted. No unfortunate peppermint bath experiences here, thank goodness! Over the years, I’ve become a bit of a stickler for safe essential oil use, especially now that I know more about them. Essential oils are concentrated and strong. Not only that, but...Read More
Burns are a common type of ailment that many of us will experience at least once in our lifetime. While some burns require emergency medical assistance, such as severe burns which cover large portions of the skin, those that penetrate deep into the tissue, or burns that are the result of a chemical or electrical sources, most medical professionals agree that minor burns can be managed at home. But how does one manage burns naturally at home? Burns are painful, and they lead to an increased risk of infection. This week, I’m over on the Herbal Academy blog teaching...Read More
I’ve been eating (or is it drinking) a lot of smoothies lately, and so today, I thought I’d share three summer breakfast smoothie recipes with you that I’ve been rotating through here recently. These recipes are all quite different from one another so you won’t have to worry about your breakfast tasting the same day after day. These summer breakfast smoothie recipes are also sugar-free, very tasty, and super nutritious! Choosing Seasonal Foods One of my goals for the past few years has been to live as seasonally as possible. Thankfully, here in upper East Tennessee, that’s totally doable...Read More
There’s nothing that can make me reach for an over-the-counter pain reliever faster than a splitting headache. Since I want to avoid unnecessary medications as much as possible (saving them for when I need them), I approach headaches naturally through dietary, herbal, and lifestyle methods before medications are required. Over the years, I have not only learned more about my body and what triggers headaches for me, but I’ve learned to incorporate dietary, herbal, and lifestyle factors into my life to decrease the likelihood of developing a headache and helping me approach headaches naturally when I do experience one....Read More
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...Read More
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,...Read More
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...Read More
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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