Hope’s Guide to Clean and Green Essential Oils

When buying essential oils you need to ensure they are safe for your whole family, but how? The first thing is to recognize that not all essential oils are created equally. Many oils available in stores and online are diluted with things like synthetic compounds, carrier oils, or other essential oils not labeled on the bottle.

What Does It Mean To Be Green?

With Earth Day 2019 a week away I started to think about what it means to ‘Be Green’. Of course the first thing that came to mind was being Environmentally friendly, but I wanted to dig deeper. What does it mean to be environmentally friendly to me?

Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth and Babies

This is an amazing resource for women trying to conceive, and pregnant. It covers nutrition, fertility, pregnancy, birth and beyond. I highly recommend it as a woman with Endometriosis who may have fertility issues. If you have read it I would love to hear your thoughts on it to. To find out more about the book click the link below. …

Sweet Dreams Sweetheart: Essential Oil Potion for Little Ones

I love it when my nephews stay over, they are full of life, excitement and wonder. I love painting with them, taking them for walks to the park and they even like to do yoga with me! Sometimes they are so excited that they struggle to sleep because they are too hyper… Enter Essential Oils… One night before story time …

Essential Oils for Travelling

I recently went away to the Dominican Republic and of course I had to bring my essential oils with me. I wanted to bring my whole collection, but decided on the oils below (I had to leave some room for dresses and shoes 😉 ). They all have specific uses that are perfect for traveling and being on vacation which …

Butterfly in the Garden Baked Potato

Sometimes it can be difficult to get kids to eat their vegetables. Having fun with your food and making it visually appealing can make a big difference. Also try including your little ones in the cooking process. Having them connect with the food makes it more likely that they will want to try it. This recipe is for one, just …

Protein For Vegans: What You Need to Know

If I had a dollar for every time someone said “You obviously don’t get enough protein”, or “How can you have enough protein without consuming meat”, I’d have a pretty penny. The truth is plant based protein is plentiful! Before we get into vegan protein sources lets go through a basic understanding of what protein is. What is it? In …

Sweet Dreams are Made of This

67% of people struggle with sleep at least once a week. 27% of people have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, I am one of those people. I can toss and turn for hours before finally falling asleep, making me frustrated, which makes it even more difficult to drift off. Who can relate? I’ve also worked odd hours for the …

Plant Power Nourish Bowl

V+          Makes: 2 servings          Cook time: 20 mins Ingredients 1 cup Quiona 1 cup Frozen Edamame 1 Tomato 24 Baby Carrots 1 cup Fresh Spinach Directions Cook Quiona (see directions for cooking it here) Boil Edamame for a few minutes until tender Once quiona has finished cooking, remove from heat and remove lid. Fluff grains with a fork and let …