You've probably heard before about doctors sending patients to recover near the sea, where they could soak up sunshine and breathe in the salty air. Why is that, and does it really work?Salt therapy - also called halotherapy or speleotherapy - involves breathing in fine salt particles. Although the sea air does contain salt, dry salt (found in [...] Continue Reading
So, you've heard that focusing on experiences rather than things creates more lasting happiness, and you decided to plan a road trip, or camp in your backyard . . . or have a sleepover in your living room in a blanket fort. High five!Fast forward a bit, and you've been in the car too long, or the littlest has requested eleventy billion potty [...] Continue Reading
Do you ever feel like your skin just can't make up it's mind? One day it's gorgeous and clear, the next dry, and the next oily and breakout prone. If that sounds familiar, I think you'll love one of my favorite skincare secrets for healthy, glowing skin - raw honey. I've shared before how I use it in my homemade face scrub, but today I'm going to [...] Continue Reading
I've been getting a lot of questions lately about whether or not I still love sauna therapy and use mine regularly, or if it's like an abandoned piece of exercise equipment gathering dust. The answer is I absolutely love my sauna, and I've updated this post with more research that explains why.Remember that time I shared a silly pic of my head [...] Continue Reading
'Tis the season for comfy wool socks, homestyle stuffing, and caroling off-key at the top of your lungs while putting away the laundry . . . at least, that's how it goes in my house.Whether it's from too much singing, running around outside in the crisp air or some other reason, this is also the season for the occasional sore throat. If you're [...] Continue Reading
Marshmallow root is not exactly the kind of thing you buy on impulse, like fair-trade chocolate or a "Because Kids" wine glass. It's the kind of herb that's picked up for something specific, like homemade hair detangler or a sore throat spray. Once you have it in your pantry, though, you might be wondering what else it's good for.The answer? A [...] Continue Reading
We may not sprinkle lavender buds between our sheets as was common in the 16th century, but this fresh, sweet-smelling herb is still used for bathing, laundry, natural remedies and more - and for good reason. More than just a pretty scent, lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)) is the source of one of the most gentle, versatile essential oils we know [...] 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.