7 Tips for Switching to Real Food

What is Real Food? It’s food the way nature intended it to be — unprocessed, vitamins and minerals intact, and active alive enzymes. It is the key to unlock the door to life-long health. Without Real Food the body misfires at a cellular level resulting in miscommunication and disorganization which then can cause health struggles, both short and long term. …

Balms & salves. Ointments & unguents. Why are there so many words that seem to mean exactly the same thing? Get the low down on balms vs. salves so you can start making your own healing skincare products!

Balms vs. Salves: Is There Really A Difference?

Balms and salves. Ointments and unguents. Why are there so many words that seem to mean exactly the same thing? Is there really a difference between a balm and a salve? It is certainly a confusing subject! I have recently spent a great deal of time researching, reading other blogs, and even talking to an herbalist friend of mine to …

This DIY healing boo-boo balm is simple and easy to make. On a tight budget? There's a frugal recipe option so you can still enjoy a homemade non-toxic balm.

DIY Healing Boo-Boo Balm with Frugal Recipe Option

While many people see the new year as a fresh start, until this year it was always the end of summer for me. A new year, heading back to school, meant that I could cast aside the bad habits of summer and get back to basics and new habits. Over two years ago, these new habits included significantly reducing my …

Wouldn't you like to have a truly safe product effective enough to clean your bathroom, yet gentle enough to clean your face? This DIY face wash recipe is it!

DIY Face Wash Recipe (using the same soap you use to clean your bathroom)!

Yes, you did read that correctly! Today I’m bringing you a super simple (and effective!) DIY face wash recipe. …and yes, I use the same main ingredient in this face wash not only to clean my bathroom, but also to wash my laundry, clean my kitchen, and even keep my organic skincare retail store shelves and workspaces clean. Today we are …

Are you prone to dry, itchy skin? Wondering the best way to cleanse it? DIY Avocado Oil and Honey facial cleanser is a fabulous all natural skincare remedy.

DIY Avocado Oil and Honey Facial Cleanser

Does winter have your face feeling like alligator skin? Tis’ the season here in Canada for warm scarves, hunter boots, a cozy fire and…dry, scaly skin–a totally unwelcome winter side-affect, that’s all too common in this cold climate. What does a Scratch Mommy do when she’s suffering from a skin problem? Create a DIY natural remedy of course! Originally concocted …

Learn to work with what you have in the refrigerator with this "kitchen sink" budget-friendly lentil stew. It's nutrient-dense and puts nothing to waste.

“Kitchen Sink” Budget-Friendly Lentil Stew

Confession time: I used to hate lentils. My only exposure to them was my mom’s lentil salad, which I thought was just the nastiest thing ever. However, when I was 21 I decided to expand my culinary pursuits in an effort to heal my body, and I found that lentils actually weren’t that bad! The problem with the salad was …

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Calendula Infused & Naturally Tinted Lip Balm DIY

 I remember obsessively using and collecting lip gloss as a mature middle school student. My friends and I would swap colors, constantly pick out new selections, and we wouldn’t be caught without at least one lip gloss on our persons. Time hasn’t changed me too much. I still love carrying one of those little tubes around. What has changed though …

‘Fix Pretty Much Anything’ Salve – A Healing DIY Salve

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a crafty concoction that is utilized quite frequently in our home and will likely be a nice addition to yours, too. Today I bring you an easy to create, very powerful ‘fix pretty much anything’ salve. “Dramatic much?” Maybe, but, really…it’s true. You know how *real* food foodies kind-of laugh about saying, “Ah, just …

I Gave My Toddler A Choice…

As you may know, I run a scratch kitchen. I do this for several reasons… It all started because of ‘alleged’ food allergies (which we are healing) I learned what GMOs were I realized the “food” we had been eating wasn’t really food…at all My family deserves better, healthy, *real* food and I can provide that (I’ve learned to, anyway) …