Relaxation in a jar <-- That's how I'm labeling some of the homemade bath salts I'll be giving away this year.Not only are they an invitation to take a moment for yourself, they contain magnesium - the "Magic Mineral" that combats stress, supports detoxification and helps maintain healthy energy levels. Over the last hundred years our soil [...] Continue Reading
New dishwashers. Old dishwashers. Purple dishwashers. Dishwashers with lima beans stenciled on the front. In 2010 it didn’t matter what kind of dishwasher you had – they all seemed to break overnight.As it turns out, the problems weren’t mechanical. Seventeen states had recently banned the use of phosphates, prompting detergent manufacturers to [...] Continue Reading
If you’ve ever tried making homemade dishwasher detergent and been disappointed with the results, chances are you were closer to a great recipe than you thought! Most do-it-yourself formulas use the same basic ingredients, but there’s a trick to getting them to work.You see, cleansers like washing soda are considered a base, while buildup [...] Continue Reading
Want Glowing Skin? Rub Some Plankton On Your Face So, the other day I was talking to a friend about this homemade deodorant for sensitive skin, and she wondered aloud if she really needed to buy "a whole bag of this diatomaceous earth stuff just to make deodorant."And I was like, WAIT, YOU DON'T HAVE SOME ALREADY??Clearly I have failed as a [...] Continue Reading
Me on Monday: Look, I baked you this hot, fresh loaf of paleo bread!
Me on Friday: Here’s a sandwich, yes I know that’s an apple. It’s just like bread basically. I don’t know what kind of bread. Somewhere there is bread like this.Sound familiar? If you love real food but you don't always love how much time it takes to pull together meals, I [...] Continue Reading
"Tried that, didn't work" is a common phrase we hear about morning sickness remedies. Why is that, and are there evidence-based ways to ease pregnancy nausea? Those are the questions we're going to dive into today. If you haven't read it yet, earlier this week we talked about the causes of morning sickness, and how I managed to avoid it with [...] Continue Reading
Imagine this: You've got one hour to pack for your dream vacation, and all you can take with you is a carry on - what do you toss in your bag? I can tell you one item that would definitely be in mine, whether I'm headed to Iceland's hot springs or a beach in Bali. Activated charcoal.Activated charcoal is basically the Swiss Army knife of [...] Continue Reading
So, you've heard before that activated charcoal whitens teeth naturally, but at the time your "to do" list was full of more pressing things, like finding coffee and everyone else's shoes . . . 367 days in a row.I get it, and I also know that those coffee stains catch up with us after awhile. That's why today I'm going to share with you the [...] 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.