essential oil

Last-Chance Apocalypse Shopping: Whole Foods

Can you imagine walking out your front door, realizing the apocalypse has happened, and the only store that is open and not overrun with zombies is Whole Foods?? Whole Foods is a snooty, over-priced grocery store, right? Who shops there besides yoga instructors and hipsters? Or, at least that’s the stereotype. Well, when an emergency or disaster occurs, the typical grocery stores will be out of food in less than 3 days. Probably sooner, but if you happen to be …

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creative hay fever remedies

5 Creative Hay Fever Remedies

My seasonal allergies have been killing me! As I told my friends, I’ve blown my nose so often this past month that I feel like I’m going to blow out my brains! It’s horticultural homicide! My younger son has them as well, just far milder symptoms. At this point, I am willing to try just about anything, and I really would prefer some herbal hay fever remedies. There are more possibilities out there, but these are the ones I have tried. …

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Switch from store-bought to homemade products

If you are a hard-core prepper or survivalist, you may be wondering why our first 2 Skills of the Month aren’t all about ways to stock up on food, reload ammo, or tan hides. Why did I choose Getting Organized and now, Switch from Store-Bought to Homemade? Sometimes preppers and survivalists wear blinders that hold their focus to a very narrow view of what it really means to be prepared to survive. In an early episode of Doomsday Preppers, one …

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5 Essential Oils

Five Essential Oils to Keep in Your Purse

Essential oils are like magic in a bottle. Many are far more powerful than we realize, and get way less credit than they deserve. They can be utilized in a wide variety of situations. Sometimes the stickiest situations happen when we’re out and about, away from the medicine arsenal at home. Don’t let this happen! Carrying a few essential oils in your pocketbook could be one of the best decisions you’ve made. Here are the top five I couldn’t go without, …

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14 Uses for Grapefruit Essential Oil

I love grapefruit essential oil and just ordered a bottle for myself. I’ve used this oil from Young Living as well as from Edens Garden. If you’d like to learn more about this particular oil, here are 14 uses: 14. For a hangover, breathe in the aroma of the oil. 13. Grapefruit essential oil is rich in the antioxidant d-limonene, which is can support your body’s natural defenses. Add a drop or two to your drinking water, sparkling water, or even to …

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Easy, Natural Homemade Lotion for Eczema

ECZEMA! Do I hate eczema! I have had an ongoing battle with eczema, on my hand, for over five years now. If you have ever had it, or do right now, then you can feel my pain. At its worst, I’ve had to wear gloves, at all times, just to prevent myself from scratching. It was HORRIBLE! I tried all sorts of lotion recipes I found online with varying success. Some worked better than others, and some didn’t work at …

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