YOU'RE CAPABLE OF
SO MUCH MORE
THAN YOU KNOW!
Are you looking to introduce natural solutions into your everyday life, but don't know where to start? Check out these 3 easy peasy steps, then find me on Instagram so I can see your progress!
Step 1: Food
Keep a food diary for 1 month. At the end of the month, read through the food diary and see how many of your meals are similar. Those meals (or single food items) are the ones you should try to make at home, instead of buying from the store. It will save you a lot of money in the long run and it will be healthier for you.
In our home, we consume a lot of bread items, snacks, milk products, dog food, and bunny food.
At the moment, I am making all our own bread items, most of the snacks, yogurt, dog food, and during this season the bunnies are being fed solely from what is growing on our property.
take it slow
Making your own food at home can be overwhelming, but if you start with 1 item (ie: bread) and master that food, then you will have enough confidence to move onto another item.
The best thing I did recently was learn how to make yogurt and sourdough foods.
Step 2: Bath & Body
This one will be easy because you can go into your bathroom and look to see what products you use on a daily basis. Choose 1 item (ie: toothpaste) and learn how to make your own.
To start, use my homemade recipes and then over time you can change them to suit your personal preferences.
If you don't want to make your own, there is always the alternative option of finding a natural replacement. Check out my shop here.
An excellent and easy starting place is replacing your laundry detergent with soap nuts! Not only will you save tons of money, but you won't have to worry about harsh chemicals, allergies, or even if you already make your own laundry soap, you won't have to mix up different powders anymore. Win-win!
I used to own and operate a handmade bath & body business when Steven and I were first married. I wasn't ready to own my own business back then, so that venture lasted less than 2 years. But what I realize now is that what I really wanted to do back then was simply learn.
It was really exciting to be able to create my own recipes for soaps, lotions, toothpaste, teas, powders, and many other items. And now I have all those recipes at my disposal to share with the world. Because that's really where my heart is.
step 3: health
The step most people have difficulty with is taking their health concerns into their own hands. But don't fret! It's not as difficult as you think. On the contrary, it's actually quite simple once you find the voice that speaks to you.
What is your top health concern? Figure out what that is (ie: asthma) and then start your research for just that one ailment.
I used the asthma example because that has been a top concern in our home for a few years now. A little while after Steven and I were married, he slowly developed food allergies that caused him to have asthma attacks - his throat would swell, he would start wheezing, and his body would produce extra saliva, making it super difficult for him to breathe.
We started by narrowing down the culprit (dairy, sugar, wheat) and he avoided those foods until his symptoms subsided. Once I discovered certain oils and herbs that help with asthma related symptoms, he is now able to eat any food he likes and then he can easily counteract his symptoms with oils that we always keep on hand. No more horrible, lay-on-the-floor-struggling-to-breathe, asthma attacks.
Don't get me wrong, there are other factors to Steven being able to eat those asthma-inducing foods. For example: He does a daily detox to get the harmful food out of his system faster. And yes, it's true that he could simply abstain (which he did successful for about a year), but that's not a practical solution for our current season. But the way that he uses the oils is as a fast solution. Detoxes take time, but oils work pretty quickly.
My favorite publication for oils is Modern Essentials.
For more details on oils, check out this page.