In wintertime; the combination of cold winds and dry air from heating our homes can quickly turn our soft, supple skin and lips into dry, sore and lizard-like in no time.
This lip balm is one of my most simple, tried and true recipes that help keep lips protected, soft and supple during the cold winter months. With regular application it can rescue even the driest, cracked lips. I keep a small tin in pretty much every purse I own as well as my kids backpacks. It can be made in under twenty minutes and contains only natural, organic ingredients making it safe for kids! Continue reading for the recipe!
HERBAL SUPPORT FOR WILDFIRE SMOKE INHALATION
It’s that time of year again in the northern hemisphere. Summer heat and lack of rain bring the perfect conditions for wildfires, which can bring smoke into communities near and far. Smoky skies are unfortunately becoming commonplace in the summertime where I live in British Columbia. So I thought I would share some strategies that I love to help soothe scratchy throats and ease some of the common symptoms that can occur when living and working in environments where wildfire smoke is prevalent.
KITCHEN SCRAP VEGGIE BROTH WITH IMMUNE SUPPORT
My daughter started Kindergarten this year. While I knew this would be tough on her immune system I wasn’t expecting a fresh batch of sniffles and coughs every month! Now, my kids can get onboard with elderberry syrup, or most honey-based remedies for that matter, but getting them to take immune boosting herbs on a regular basis is not always easy. Unless laced with sugar, herbal supplements are not always welcome with little ones (and husbands!). The easiest way I have found to give my family immune support herbs is to simply add it to our everyday foods. Incorporating herbs into food to aid our health is certainly not new and has likely been employed for as long as humans have existed on earth. So this quick immune boosting broth is super simple recipe that requires very little in the way of specialty ingredients and preparation and can be adapted to your families’ needs.