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Herbal Spotlight: Plantain Bug Bite Remedy

Herbal Spotlight: Plantain Bug Bite Remedy

An incredibly versatile herb meets an incredibly pervasive, pesky problem in this spotlight. Plantain is a remedy of old that has countless uses, including a fantastic bug bite remedy. In the thick of summer, we reach for plantain frequently in this herbal home. For skin irritation of all kinds, but especially bug bites, plantain is indispensable (and plentiful, too!).

Our Healing Salve is made with plantain, and other wonderful skin care herbs calendula, and yarrow.

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Treat a Sunburn Naturally

Treat a Sunburn Naturally

When the inevitable happens and a summer day ends with sunkissed cheeks – or, worse, uncomfortable sunburns, have a remedy on hand! Gels, salves, and sprays can all be soothing. You want a good sunburn remedy to sooth the pain, reduce inflammation, and moisten skin that will eventually dry out and peel.

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4 Herbs that Soothe Teething Symptoms

4 Herbs that Soothe Teething Symptoms

Teething remedies, like any herbal products for young babies, can be intimidating to choose. It seems like all of the big name teething products have been under fire for one reason or another. So how can you help baby with his teething symptoms without worrying about his safety?

Children’s Tranquility herbal tincture is a blend of gentle herbs that are safe for baby and may be effective against teething symptoms. 

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Guide To Children's Coughs, Colds & Flus

Guide To Children's Coughs, Colds & Flus

The ultimate guide to children's coughs, colds and flus is a resource filled with valuable information about which herbs are safe for kids. Learn about how to use immune boosting herbs this cold and flu season to keep your kids healthy. Herbs can help sick kids feel better quickly and safely by working with their bodies immune systems.  You will learn how to cook with herbs and DIY herbal medicine making.  Check it out!

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Building Kids' Immune Systems

Building Kids' Immune Systems

School-time flu season once all the kids are in close quarters, the summer cold that hits exhausted little bodies full of popsicles and fun - illness is never preferable, but it always seems to hit at the worst times. Who wants to miss the big field trip or stay home sniffling when their friends are out playing? And when a the mamas and papas have several children, you just know that one child sick means it will make the rounds. Thankfully, there are a few tools we can use for building kids’ immune systems so they can better avoid or fight sickness when exposed.

For immune boosting products, go HERE.

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Diaper Rash Remedy that Works

Diaper Rash Remedy that Works

When you spot the first signs of a diaper rash, relief is all that’s on your mind. Judging by the inflamed, red, tender skin you see, your little one just wants to be soothed as well. If you’ve ever had skin chafing and irritated, you know how miserable it can be. You both just want a diaper rash remedy that actually works – and fast.

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Herb Spotlight: Calendula Benefits

Herb Spotlight: Calendula Benefits

I combined calendula with other herbs in our postpartum herb bath to help aid in rapid perineal recovery and soothe hemorrhoids after giving birth. Calendula is also in our Nipple Salve, Diaper Salve and Healing Salve because it helps repair sore nipples, inflamed skin caused by diaper rash and it works as first aid skin care.  Calendula is why our Cesarean Recovery Spray leaves your incision feeling fresh and clean as your body heals.

Let me tell you a little more about this delightful plant and why you might want to grow some yourself...

 

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Realistic Sleep Expectations for Baby

Realistic Sleep Expectations for Baby

Sleep is one of the hardest adjustments when bringing a baby into the family. Not only do newborns have more demanding sleep expectations than we do, but each baby has their own needs, and they often change with growth spurts and stages of life. But with a basic understanding of baby’s sleep needs and a willingness to listen to your mama and papa instincts, you can make it through the sleep challenges of baby and toddlerhood. 

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5 Herbal Cough Remedies For Kids

5 Herbal Cough Remedies For Kids

As a busy mom, you’d love to just cuddle your coughing child until they feel better, but the world keeps moving and you’ve got to keep up. Those days were and are awful, and they weighed heavily on my mind as I chose herbs for a supportive tincture. 

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