5 Ways to Prevent Lice Naturally

 

5 Ways to Prevent Lice Naturally

LICE, when does that word not make your head itch all over the mere mention of the word?

This is the year of the “super lice”, doesn’t that have a pleasant ring to it?

Thankfully for you, if you are treating a case of lice naturally it doesn’t change a thing. It simply means that most of the lice being found this year are resistant to the chemical pesticides that the majority of the population use to treat lice.

Super lice in no way affect how you go about preventing or treating lice naturally.

Don’t fall prey to common myths about lice. There are easy and affordable solutions to prevent lice naturally.

Join me at Modern Alternative Health to learn how!

5 Ways to  Prevent Lice Naturally

5 Ways to Treat a Fever Naturally (and Why You Might Not Want to)

5 Ways to Treat a Fever Naturally (and Why You Might Not Want to)

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You have a fever, what do you do?

Do you pop a fever reducer to help it go down or do let the fever run its course?

Here’s the deal, fevers are not inherently bad. They are letting us know that there is something wrong with our body. It is the body’s way of fighting off the infection.

Let’s look at some reason why you might not want to treat a fever and 5 ways to treat a fever naturally before you decide to go the conventional route.

Reasons You Might Not Want to Treat a Fever

  • Fever reducers prevent the body from doing its job to heal the body. (Read more here)
  • Fever reducers can potentially harm the body. (Read more here) There are situations where fevers may spike even higher once the effects of the reducer wear off to heal the body.

There are times when you do want to treat a fever:

  • When a fever is over 104.5. If it is over 105 and showing no signs of going down with natural treatment consider a trip to the ER.
  • In children between the ages of 3 months to 3 years with a temperature of 102.4 or higher.
  • In babies under 3 months with temperature or 100.4 or higher.

To find out more join me at Modern Alternative Health!

5 Ways to Treat a Fever Naturally (and Why You Might Not Want to)

Can Real Food Become an Idol?

Can Real Food Become an Idol?-www.nourishingsimplicity.org

Do you intentionally grow bacteria on your counter?

Have you ever sipped a glass of raw milk while researching whether you should soak, sprout, sour, or just ditch your grains altogether?

Have you felt overwhelmed by the things others say you should be doing, yet you have trouble managing it all?

Honestly, keeping up with the real food world can be discouraging and downright depressing.

If you allow it to be so.

The problem is that we can become so obsessed with buying food or making recipes in order to become better parents, better spouses, better employees, or better people.

And then we might elevate food too high — place it on a pedestal where it was never meant to be.

Can real food become an idol?

I believe it can.

It was once, for me.

Continue reading at Traditional Cooking School

10 Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil

10 Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil-www.nourishingsimplicity.org

Peppermint, it is invigorating and refreshing while soothing at the same time. What’s not to love? It was my favourite herb as a child so it’s no wonder that it was one of the first essential oils I purchased.

Essential oils popping up in homes across the country. It seems that everywhere I look someone is buying essential oils. This is a good and negative thing in my option since essential oils are a much higher concentration than their herbal counterparts. That being said I love essential oils!

I always keep a bottle or two of peppermint on hand. I’m currently waving a bottle of it under my nose to keep me going as I write this.

(Note: Peppermint essential should be completely avoided under the age of two. Some are okay with cautious use until the age of 6. Do not use while breastfeeding as it is not safe for infants even through breast milk, it also can dry you up. For more essential oil safety tips check out these resources.)

10 Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil

1. Defuse to Improve Energy and Mood

When I am tired or stressed I find that defusing a few drops of peppermint essential oil to be just what I need.

2. Add to an Epsom Salt Foot Bath

Sore, achy feet feel so much better after you give them a soak in a foot bath of cool water, Epsom salt, and essential oil. I used to soak my feet every week and somehow forgot about it. I’m thinking it needs to become a weekly tradition agian.

3. Defuse with Lemon and Lavender for Allergies

Many have found that when a couple drops of peppermint are defused with lemon and lavender essential oil that it can help ease seasonal allergies. (Find out how to get all three for free.)

4. Use in Homemade Lip Balm

I am such a sucker for chocolate, add peppermint to it and I am on Cloud 9. Homemade lip balms is easy to make and is a great gift (think Christmas approaching). One of my favourite lip balms  to make and use cocoa butter and peppermint essential oil. Chocolate peppermint lovers will be delighted with this!

5. Use in Homemade Lotion

If you thought that chocolate peppermint lip balm was amazing how about a peppermint patty inspired hand lotion? It soothe tired and achy hands while leaving your hand temporarily smelling like my favourite treat!

6. Use in Cookie Recipes

I tend to be cautious when it comes to using essential oils internally. If I am making my favourite soaked and sprouted oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and I am out of extract I add a few drops of peppermint essential oil. It is extremely diluted and mixes right in.

7. Keep Ants and Spiders Out of Your Home

You can add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to a cotton ball and place in corners of the house or window frame where ants and spiders tend to get it to deter them.

8. To Ease a Headache

Mix peppermint essential oil with a carrier oil such as coconut oil to make a headache rub. Gently massage the temples, forehead, and back of the neck with the oil blend for a bit of releaf. You could add lavender to an additional boost.

9. Use in a Vapor Rub

I have been making vapor rub for years. The base is coconut or olive oil with congestion soothing herbs. For an extra boost, essential oils like peppermint can be added.

10. Use in Homemade Toothpaste or Tooth Powder

Who doesn’t love to have refreshing breath after brushing their teeth? I use peppermint essential oil in my coconut oil toothpaste, my squeezable bentonite clay toothpaste, and in my toothpowder.

 What are your favourite ways to use peppermint essential oil?

How to Grow Mint from Cuttings {2 Methods}

How to Grow Mint from Cuttings {2 Methods} -www.nourishingsimplicity.org

Mint is easy to grow and hard to kill — which makes it one of the best plants for a beginning gardener! You can buy a plant at the store or grow your own from cuttings.

Peppermint, spearmint, chocolate mint, pineapple mint… there are so many types of mint in the world! As a refreshing glass of cold tea, as a condiment in Middle Eastern and Thai dishes, in ice cream, mint is a worldwide favorite. It’s especially known for its soothing effect on the stomach.

Learn to grow your own mint at Traditional Cooking School

Do you want to learn to regrow more food you have around your kitchen? The Shoestring gardener is a great resource that I have been pouring over. I can’t wait to start regrowing ginger and lemongrass. Both are in my fridge right now! You can pick up this book along with many other healthy living resources for an amazing price!