Traveling with Essential Oils

Kelly Liston

Traveling with Essential Oils -

My family are getting ready to go on an epic family vacation!  All of us are headed to the Mediterranean to go on a cruise.  I have never been to Europe and I am beyond excited.  As soon as the trip was booked, I knew that I would be taking some Essential Oils with me.  But which ones?  Traveling with … Read More

Rhubarb Blueberry Crumble Recipe

Tamara Mannelly

Rhubarb Blueberry Crumble -

I have been seeing more and more gorgeous rhubarb at our local farmer’s markets and grocery stores.  My daughter and I love to snack on the red stalks raw (so sour!!!) but occasionally I like to cook rhubarb too.  My problem is that most rhubarb recipes, be it for jam, pie, whatever contain so much sugar.  I realize the sugar … Read More

Orange Blossom Exfoliating Facial Scrub Recipe

Tamara Mannelly

Rejuvenating Orange Blossom Exfoliating Facial Scrub

I have been enjoying swapping out some of my ‘conventional’ beauty products for ones homemade with healthier ingredients and super charged with essential oils.  I am still not 100% there yet and not sure I ever will be but it is a fun and empowering journey.   Switching to Real Food was a lot easier for me…reading ingredient labels, cooking … Read More

Healing after Surgery

Kelly Liston

Healing after surgery -

At the beginning of April my husband had a surgery.  He had a hemorrhoidectomy.  Yikes, right?  As soon as he made the decision to have this surgery, I started doing some research into recovery and what it would be like.  Because, ouch!!  His doctor informed him that he would have a couple of days of discomfort and then he would … Read More

Essential Oils for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Support

Kelly Liston

Essential Oils for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Support -

How many of you are excited to get started with Essential Oils but wonder about their safety during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding?   That is totally normal!  Any over the counter medication, food, or cleaning product makes you seek out information regarding its safety for usage during pregnancy.  You are growing a human (or feeding one) and you want to … Read More

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

Tamara Mannelly

The Best Homemade Taco Seasoning -

 Who doesn’t love taco night?  It is a favorite in our house!  It became a little tricky, however, when we transitioned to a more nourishing food diet and I just couldn’t serve my family those gross little packs of taco seasoning.  Have you ever read the back label of one of those things?  Yikes!! I love making this homemade seasoning … Read More

10 Uses for Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tamara Mannelly

9 Uses for Tea Tree Oil -

This is an oil I have been using for over 20 years, ever since I spent a semester living in Australia.  There are so many interesting uses for Tea tree essential oil, it was hard to narrow down to a top 10 list! This is a crazy versatile oil and one that is a must have in your oily arsenal! Tea … Read More

Corn and Walnut Dip

Kelly Liston

corn and walnut dip -

Have you ever been at a party or event and tasted a dip that you just HAD to have the recipe for?  I can’t tell you how many times I have called the host of a party and asked kindly if they wouldn’t mind sharing their recipe with me.   The dip I am sharing with you today is the … Read More

Essential Oils for KIDS

Kelly Liston

Essential Oils for KIDS -

How many of you are using Essential Oils solely for the purpose of helping your children?  Well, it might not be the ONLY reason you jumped in to Essential Oils, but it might be one of the driving forces that brought you to learn more! For me, it was my kids!  I wanted to help one sleep better at night. … Read More

Top 10 Ways to Detox

Tamara Mannelly

10 Ways to Detox and an Ultimate Cleanse -

Do you ever think about detoxing, cleansing, meditating, fasting, eliminating certain foods from the diet, exercising…all different things to make your body and mind healthy and happy? Many people focus on this as a New Year’s resolution but we should be doing these things ALL year long.   Life is constantly bombarding us with toxins…in our food, our water, our air, our … Read More

Spicy Fermented Pineapple

Kelly Liston

spicy fermented pineapple -

Seriously, how GOOD does that sound?  Spicy pineapple?  Yes, and not only does it sound good, it IS good!   I was inspired by a jar of pineapple and chilis that were in vinegar and a sugar syrup.  As soon as I saw the pretty jar I knew I had to ferment it! As with all ferments, only a few … Read More

Fermented Tomatillo Salsa

Kelly Liston

Fermented Tomatillo Salsa -

As our gardens start bursting with their bounties, we find ourselves looking for new and delicious ways to enjoy them.  Salsa is one of my favorite ways to enjoy spring and summer veggies!  And when I ferment that salsa, EVEN BETTER!!   Oh Lardy had the opportunity to contribute a recipe to Nature’s Path Organic Foods!  Head on over there … Read More

Immune Boosting with Essential Oils

Kelly Liston

Boost your immune system with Essential Oils -

I know, I know, it is SPRING!  We shouldn’t have to be talking about immune boosting.  Winter is behind us and warm weather is upon us, well, at least in Phoenix! Here’s the thing, friends.  We always can be immune boosting!  Our immune system always needs to be in prime condition, ready to fight.  And not just in the winter! … Read More

Fodder for Chickens

Kelly Liston

Fodder for your hens -

What is fodder, you may ask?  Quite simply, it is food for livestock.  Usually dried grasses or hay.  For my hens, fodder is sprouted grain allowed to grow beautiful green shoots. Lots of chicken owners grow fodder for chickens during the winter months.  With snow covered grounds, fresh green grass, essentially, is a welcome treat for hens!  Chickens love eating … Read More

My Time in Honduras: How to Mix Concrete by Hand

Tamara Mannelly

Mixing Concrete in Honduras -

This spring was a busy one with travel.  In fact from early March through early April, I was home only 3 1/2 days!  I went to Vegas for the new Young Living Infused 7 product launch, travelled throughout Greece on a family vacation and spent a week in Honduras on a humanitarian trip.  This was my 3rd trip to the Agalta … Read More