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Monthly Archives: January 2012
Hi everyone! Just thought I’d let you all know about a coupon code for Holistic Mamas’ followers from The Ultimate Green Store, your “one-stop green shopping destination.” They are already having a 50% off sale on many items, but Holistic Mamas’ readers can get an additional 10% off by entering the coupon code “HOLISTIC” at the bottom of the shopping cart. The details of the offer are as follows: Receive 10% off of your purchase at The Ultimate Green Store with coupon code: HOLISTIC. One coupon per order applies only. Expires 2.29.2012. I just went and bought soy wax crayons, … Continue reading
…I am the least sick. My husband has signs of the flu (fever and chills, alternating) and my little girl is coughing up a storm, and an almost 18-month-old can’t be expected to relieve me of any household burdens anyway. I have a sore throat and a runny nose, but since I am not laid out flat like my hubby, I get to be the one to take care of everybody tonight. I am flat-out exhausted. I don’t even know why I am sitting here blogging. There is a dull tiredness behind my eyes and a mild headache creeping in, … Continue reading
In high school, I was a total nerd and complete geek. I was the definition of “socially undesirable,” and as such, had no boyfriends and few girl friends. I would spend my weekends holed up in the stacks of Carnegie Library reading, of all things, Agatha Christie murder mysteries. (Yes, I am THAT old. No, there was no Internet back then, and yes, libraries still contained books.) It was among these dusty bookcases that I came across a collection of stories called, “The Thirteen Problems,” and it was from this book that my desire to learn about herbs was born. … Continue reading
For some reason, my baby goes from super-hyper to snoring whenever I play this Brahms’ lullaby video for her. Caveat: the eyeball-looking thingamabob in the middle of the video is a little spooky, so what I do is, I go to YouTube on my iPod Touch, play this video, then put the iPod Touch facing downwards on the bed so that she hears the music, but doesn’t watch the video. Took just 7 minutes for her to go to sleep tonight!
It’s hard to know what to do sometimes as a holistic Mama. Sometimes I feel like a moth in the wind, blown this way and that by whichever strongly worded article I am reading at the time. Case in point: the all-important question of what kind of milk my toddler should be drinking. Boy, it’s been a tough and confusing journey thus far. On the one hand, I want to stick to my guns and avoid feeding my baby pasteurized dairy, as Dr. Ben Kim strongly suggests. In a subsequent newsletter, he also warns that dairy contributes “to unnecessary ear … Continue reading
Mount Sinai asked me to share this infographic about headaches. I found it really informative, and especially liked the remedies section, because it contains nothing about OTC medications. In fact, it warns that overuse of medications could lead to chronic headaches. Take a looksie: Source: Mount Sinai Medical Center
Emboldened by my success at making almond milk last weekend, I decided to branch out and try some of the other modified recipes by Dr. Marcel. The first one I whipped up was “Blueberry Cashew Milk,” ’cause it sounded mm mm good (recipe is below). As you can tell from my title, though, it didn’t pan out too well. Not because it wasn’t delicious…it tasted GREAT! However, I couldn’t get my little girl to drink it, no matter what or how I tried. The first time I gave it to her, she took a few sips, then made a face … Continue reading
I had built up a little momentum blogging on essential oil facial steams and using essential oil hydrosols as facial toners, and was intending to go on to talk about facial masks, when my little one got sick and my train of thought got derailed. But now the little one is 90% recovered, and I’m back to talking about Aromatherapy and skin care. Masks are arguably the most important step in every facial, because it is during the masking process that toxins are drawn out of the skin and nutrients replenished into the skin. As a spa owner, I used … Continue reading