I know, they're the color of Cheetos. . . and you're probably wondering if you're being punked right now, but I'm totally serious. As I wrote about in this post on whitening teeth naturally, some of the most unexpected ingredients brighten up pearly whites. Activated charcoal that looks like squid ink when you brush with it? Yep. Turmeric. [...] Continue Reading
Have you heard that coconut oil pulling whitens your teeth, detoxifies your body, balances hormones, eliminates acne, brews your morning coffee and makes unicorns appear? Yeah, me too. I haven't been able to find studies to support all of those claims (though I'm really holding out for the unicorn one), but there is evidence that this 3,000+ [...] Continue Reading
Sixteen hours <--That's all it took to get from "Mama, my tooth is wiggly!" to his first gap-toothed smile. I know they say this mama thing goes by fast, but y'all, that's FAST. Somewhere between folding the laundry and washing dishes my kids are doing this thing called childhood, and I'm doing my best not to miss it. I've already shared with [...] Continue Reading
Give me a choice between Skittles and homemade gummy snacks, and I'm going to choose the gummies. DIY coconut lime electrolyte drink over Gatorade? Yep, every time. But just because something is natural doesn't automatically mean it's necessarily safe during every phase of life and in any amount.Essential oils can be incredibly helpful for [...] Continue Reading
Is is just me, or is googling the safety of everything under the sun a major pastime during first pregnancies? Petting Fluffy? Sure. Changing Fluffy's litter box? Nope. Basil as an herb used in small amounts? Totally fine. Basil as an essential oil? Not so much. As I mentioned in this list of essential oils that are safe for babies and [...] Continue Reading
Love dry, flaky dragon skin?Then take my advice and skip this post, because this Dead Sea salt scrub recipe leaves skin soft, dewy, and positively glowing. Unlike most scrubs that stay on the surface of your skin, it melts slightly as it gently exfoliates, infusing skin with minerals that support skin firmness and elasticity. Oh, and it feels [...] Continue Reading
No Blue #1 and Yellow #5 here . . . Just real deal, mint chocolate chip ice cream made from wholesome ingredients. Creamy and minty with just the right amount of chocolatey goodness, this recipe was a bit of an accident. I was trying to make a grasshopper or shamrock smoothie, but the result was so impossibly creamy and light that it [...] Continue Reading
Need goalie strategies for a toddler that keeps trying to throw his copy of Llama Llama Red Pajama in the potty? Sorry, I can't help you with that.However, if you're one of the mamas who recently told me your #1 struggle is getting real food on the table, read on. Today I'm going to share my absolute favorite tool for simplifying meal times - [...] Continue Reading
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I'm Heather, aka The Mommypotamus. I’m a wife, mom, real food lover, research geek, and amateur homesteader. And potamus... obviously.