It’s time to stock up on natural skin care and pure makeup–these goodies make perfect stocking stuffers and hostess gifts! It’s also time to restock the pantry with gluten-free baking goods and the hall closet with nontoxic household goods.Read More
Baby Bro is my third child, so the concept of feeding babies is not new. Feeding babies without plastic? Now that’s new.
Between the births of my first two (now 8 and 5) and our newest addition (now 13 months), our lifestyle underwent some pretty major changes. In effort to reduce our toxic load, I’ve tossed just about every piece of plastic from our kitchen, replacing as much as possible with glass and stainless steel.
So when it came time to think about feeding gear for our littlest guy, I knew this time around would be different. Read More
Diffusing Essential Oils
Looking for a few solid essential oil recipes for diffusing?
The sky’s the limit when it comes to possible combinations! My list below should get you started, but feel free to experiment with other oils and combos. Read More
Can I Use Essential Oils in My Humidifier?
This question comes up so often, especially at this time of year, that it’s high time to answer it here on the blog. Read on for my answer…Read More
My Quest for the Perfect Travel Mug
Some time ago, I began a quest to rid our kitchen of plastic. Currently we’re at about 95%, having held onto just a few last pieces of plastic ware–mostly for freezer purposes.
Earlier this year, I was determined to replace our leaky, plastic travel mugs with higher quality, non-plastic cups. Mr. Native Texan drinks coffee on his way to the office every day, and I drink hot decaf tea every morning.
At home, I was using my favorite, huge, curvy, blue ceramic mug. When out and about, we were both using those pesky cups that leaked, and that I knew were leaching plastic into our hot drinks.
One day, Mr. Native Texan came home from work and surprised me with a new, stainless steel travel mug. I didn’t have to do a lick of research! He’d visited the Bed Bath and Beyond near his office, and asked for their best travel mug.
I’m happy to report that this awesome stainless steel travel mug has been going strong ever since. Here’s what I love about it…Read More
Have you tried the awesome coconut products from Tropical Traditions? I love this company–it’s my favorite source of all things coconut, plus other healthy items like detergents, tomato products and more…Read More
Oh my goodness, I’m so excited about these new dryer balls!
If you’ve been following along here at Yankee Homestead for very long, you may know that I haven’t used dryer sheets or laundry softener for years. Instead, we use wool dryer balls to soften laundry and remove static in the dryer.
Did you know that dryer sheets and laundry softener are loaded with toxic chemicals? They are no good for your family’s health, and they don’t do the washing machine or dryer any favors, either. Ask any appliance repair man!Read More