A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #17: Get Dirty to Get Happy

If you’ve ever spent a day pulling weeds or planting trees, you might be familiar with the feelings of pure joy, peace, happiness, and contentment that come over you after only a short while. And you might think it’s just because you got some fresh air and sunshine… which certainly can boost your mood! But a more surprising factor behind your gardening smile lies in … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #17: Get Dirty to Get Happy

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #15: Soften Calluses with Vinegar

Springtime is here! Which means summertime is right around the corner…and that means sandals, flip-flops, and bare feet. If your tootsies have been gathering dust ~ and calluses ~ over the winter, you can prepare to bare them easily with a simple vinegar soak. Of course, if you’re a runner or dancer and want to keep your calluses, go ahead and skip this section, or bookmark … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #15: Soften Calluses with Vinegar

No-Sugar-Added Banana Bread

No-Sugar-Added Banana Bread Ingredients 3 ripe bananas, mashed 1/3 cup vegetable oil of your choice (or use applesauce if you have it! I didn’t have any, so used oil instead) 2 eggs or egg replacer 1/2 cup water 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 cups whole wheat flour (or gluten-free flour of your choice) 1 tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. … Continue reading No-Sugar-Added Banana Bread