The Body

Gabe at 9 months.
Taken by Brad Ryan Photography.
The last four (and still counting) years of my life I have been pregnant or nursing. Needless to say I have been more conscious about not only what goes into my mouth at meal times but my hair products, body sprays and of course medications.

Having kids has heightened that awareness even more! What to give them when they are sick? How to keep them from getting sick? So many dyes and additives seem to be added into everything and for reasons I can't even begin to explain! Like why is there synthetic food dye in white marshmallows?!

I don't want to be a crazy mom and make my family live in a bubble but I try to stay educated about what products are in the home and going in and on our bodies. Many times, I have found that simply making my own products instead of purchasing them has been the best for all of us ... and our pocket book!

As Jack Kerouac said, "Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinions". However, maybe if enough people try some alternatives to the 'Western Way', they can become popular opinions.

Don't forget to check out A PractiGanic Body on Etsy for my latest lotions and potions!

Bath & Body

Anti-Aging Sugar Scrub
Chapstick Detox: Homemade Lip Care
Egg and Honey Deep Conditioning Hair Mask 

Natural Body Spray - Hippie Mama
Natural Deodorant Spray

Raw Honey Face Wash

Healthy Kids ... and Parents Too! 

The Ten Best Homemade Kombucha Flavors
15 Ways to Use Nutritional Yeast, and Why You Should!

Essential Oils: Your Child's Medicine Cabinet
Homemade Gripe Water

Wheatgrass: A Shot a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Natural Remedies

Essential Oils 101
Essential Oils: Your Child's Medicine Cabinet

Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes for Every Mood
Homemade Elderberry Syrup
Gripe Water Recipe
Growing Hops: Everyone Can Benefit
Mastitis: How to Prevent and Treat it Naturally
Stay Healthy With Honey

Wheatgrass: A Shot a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Pregnancy Tips

The Benefits of Red Raspberry Leaf Tea
The Importance of Yoga During Pregnancy
Top Ten Pregnancy Must-Haves

Watercress Wake Up Juice


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