Effective Natural Remedies for a Sore Throat

We All Get Sick

Whether you eat like a foodie or you eat whatever appears on your plate, we all get sick.  Our body collects bacteria and viruses from our environment and eventually one of those bacteria or viruses break through our defenses and we become ill.  All bacteria does not cause us to get sick.  In fact, we need bacteria in our body and in our environment.  Bacteria helps to break down dead plants in the earth.  We have loads of healthy bacteria in our digestive track to break down our food and increase the nutrients received.  We even have an acid mantle on our skin that has bacteria and when healthy, the bacteria help to kill bad bacteria that collect on our skin and kill the bacteria that can cause us to become a bit smelly.

Infection vs Disease

Thus there is a very big difference between infection and disease.  Infection by viruses, bacteria, and microbes happen all the time.  We don’t live in a sterile environment and, honestly, we don’t want to.  When we sterilize our environment and our body, we have no good bacteria in our body to help us fight against the bad bacteria.  Disease happens when the viruses, bacteria, and microbes multiply in an unhealthy way so that our cells become damaged and we begin to show signs and symptoms of illness.1

Good Viruses?

I have learned in the last four years that we desperately need to take care of our good bacteria so that we can have a healthy immune system.  Much of the immune system is based around the health of our gut.  Healthy bacteria make for a happy gut.  I began wondering that if there were good bacteria, were there […]

Homemade Sunscreen Recipe

DIY sunscreen - Boholistic Mom

Homemade Sunscreen Recipe

I made my first homemade sunscreen last year and loved it.  It was great to slather on a non-toxic mix of oils and know that I was keeping away the toxic mess that sunscreens have become.  Still, I wanted to provide my blog readers with more than just a little recipe that I whipped up.  I like to really research the options!

Note: Remember, that no matter how much sunscreen (whether natural or not) you use, you still need to work up to staying outside for hours.  This will help to protect your skin, but a healthy diet and regular sun exposure will really help to protect your body and help your body cope with the sun.

Let me provide you with the facts and finish with options.  You have more than one option when it comes to protecting you and your family from the sun and from modern sunscreens.

This is a list of the natural ingredients that you can use in your homemade sunscreen recipe.

  • Almond Oil
  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Avocado Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Coconut Oil (fractionated)
  • Shea Butter
  • Vitamin E Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Wheatgerm Oil
  • Macadamia Nut Oil
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Sesame Seed Oil
  • Calendula Infused Oil
  • Diaper Rash Cream with Zinc Oxide
  • Zinc Oxide
  • Beeswax
  • Helichrysum Oil
  • Neem Oil
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Red Raspberry Seed Oil
  • Carrot Seed Oil
  • Eucalyptus Oil
  • Peppermint Oil

Obviously, you don’t need all of these ingredients.  This list just provides you with options and even substitutes.  First off, let’s venture into the SPF of these ingredients.

I found multiple sources with quite a few SPF (Sun Protection Factor) numbers.  I will give you the comprehensive […]

Join Young Living Essential Rewards Program

Benefits of Essential RewardsEssential Rewards: Why Join?

When you sign up with Young Living as a Wholesale Member, you have the option of joining YL’s Essential Rewards Program.  When I first joined, this confused me so much!  As I filled out the information on the screen, Young Living had these Essential Rewards Kits that were upwards of $100.  I had so many questions!

“Do I need to buy these to be a part of the Essential Rewards program?”

“Why are the kits so expensive?”

“I thought I only needed to buy $50 a month to be in the Essential Rewards Program . . .”

In this post you will learn about . . .

essential rewards kits, how to join Young Living’s essential reward program, how to reach 50 PV, and why to reach 100 PV for essential rewards

Essential Rewards Kits

Young Living Offers three Essential Rewards Kits when you sign up with Young Living.

Everyday Oils Essential Rewards Kit

Essential Oil Kit


The NingXia Red Kit

Ningxia Red ER


The Thieves Kit



The purpose of immediately joining the Essential Rewards program with a kit is to jump start your Essential Rewards Points and to jump start your Young Living collection.

Do you need to buy this kit to be a part of Essential Rewards?  No.  You can join at ANY point after signing up.

Joining the Program

I chose to join the Essential Rewards Program after I signed […]