All ‘Health’ Posts

Homemade Laundry Detergent & Deodorant!

The Mister and I are not ones to skimp on quality. No no, my entire family will confirm my champagne taste. But with things like toiletries and cleaners, I have learned that a high price-tag does not equal high quality. The salon is not formulating their sodium lauryl sulfate better than CVS. And so, I […]

Gluten-Free Life

If you haven’t seen the phrase “gluten-free” on grocery store shelves more lately, then you haven’t been paying attention. But what is gluten, and why would one want to be free of it? Is it just another random food phobia propagating a new fad diet? Or is it, like trans-fats, something to be avoided at […]

Homemade Toothpaste!

Inspired by Lindsay Edmonds at Passionate Homemaking, I decided to make my very own toothpaste. What are the benefits of making your own toothpaste, you may ask? Oh, my friends, they are virtually endless: saving money, avoiding yucky/toxic ingredients in name-brand toothpastes, telling corporate America I won’t be duped into buying their marketing nonsense, etc. […]

How To Afford Organic

Organic products often cost more than “traditional” ones.* So how can a family do right for the environment and their bodies without going broke? Well, here’s how we Blankenships do it.

Food Revolution Thoughts

Joshua and I watched Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution the other night, and it is really impacting me. Paying attention to proper nutrition and changing my food habits has made such a huge difference in my health (I have been infection free for a year!). But I certainly wasn’t passionate about this until I became sick. […]

Heirloom Seeds

When you plant heirloom seeds in your garden this year, you’re protecting America’s biodiversity and culinary heritage. Seventh Generation’s blog shares what heirloom varieties mean to us and where to find them.

Homemade Caesar Dressing!

Want to avoid soy and other ridiculous additives in grocery store condiments? YOU CAN. Make your own. The world is full of delicious recipes you want to try. So go for it! CAESAR DRESSING 6 garlic cloves, mashed/minced 1 Tbsp. dijon mustard 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise* 1/2 cup olive oil Salt […]