22 Amazing Benefits of Tea Tree Oil for Families

Tea Tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is an essential oil with a color that ranges from pale yellow to nearly colorless to clear. Tea tree oil has been used in traditional medicine because it’s proven to be beneficial in treating acne, nail fungus or athlete’s foot. Best known for its powerful antiseptic properties, tea tree essential oil is a great all-rounder to keep in your first aid kit, ready to use on wounds and sores. Studies show it is effective against a range of bacteria and fungi that sometimes lead to infection. Safety Precautions Before using any essential…

Setting Reasonable New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions, as they are typically done, confuse me quite a bit. The reason being is most of the resolutions being made are completely unrealistic, which ends up leading to disappointment later down the road when the person can’t meet that resolution. Let’s be honest here! No one likes to fall off the wagon of their New Year’s resolutions and have to admit failure. It’s just not fun. But what bothers me the most is that so many people are blaming themselves for not meeting these resolutions when it really wasn’t their fault- their resolution just simply wasn’t reasonable…

Teas the Season!

I’m calling all tea overs for this one! We have some great suggestions for this winter. Personally, I love to make things as natural as possible, if I am able. I know there are a lot of people that also enjoy doing that.   For this article, I will have two recipes using loose leaf teas that you can customize, and two bag teas you can purchase. I’ve hand-selected some of my favorite teas and tea remedies for those cozy days inside with a good book and fuzzy socks.   Now, I’m an herbal tea junkie so you will see…

5 Gluten Free Recipes That Are Sure to Please

Traditional Christmas foods are some of the most delectable, rich, unhealthy, fattening, and just all around terribly amazing foods known to mankind. While it is a time that indulging is encouraged and seen as custom of the holidays, there is most definitely a way you can indulge in foods that are better for you, yet have all the zing and pep you know and love.   Enter gluten-free and vegan dining! If you’re not aware, gluten-free means a product or food has no wheat gluten in it, and vegan means there is no animals or animal products in it.  …

The Truth About Body Image in America

Body image is becoming a rampant problem all over the world, but in the United States it’s not just rampant...it’s devastating. Being bloated has become “fat” and the term “plus size” starts being applied once you hit size 10.   It’s an absolute travesty that women are being conditioned to believe weighing 150 pounds means that they’ve let things go too far.   My Personal Image Experience   Let me tell you something. I was 108 pounds when I graduated high school and in the two years it took for me to turn 20, I gained 45 pounds. Not only…