Natural Living Essentials

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With starting our hobby farm last year, I've been more determined than ever to create more of a natural and eco-friendly environment for our family. We've slowly been switching over to natural products and trying to eat organic when possible. Our Jumbo Pekin ducks recently started laying eggs and they have been a welcomed addition! 

As we've become more aware of our surroundings and worked to switch over to natural and eco-friendly products, I've found a few favorites. I would consider these products "essential" for anyone working toward a natural living lifestyle. 

1. Young Living Essential Oils 

Essential oils have enhanced lives for thousands of years, offering a variety of benefits from cosmetic and dietary purposes to spiritual and religious use. We've been using Young Living Essential Oils for 5 years and one thing I've learned is that not all essential oils are created equal! Young Living offers therapeutic grade essential oils which offer real health benefits.

Here are a few ways we continue to use them in our home:

    1. Inspire a positive emotional state
    2. Enhance physical wellness and spiritual awareness 
    3. Purify our home (we LOVE Thieves!)

Fore more information on essential oils, feel free to e-mail me at maisondemings@gmail.com.  

2. Simply Handmade Heat 

Our entire family has an all-natural heat pack and we are obsessed!

They are handmade and amazing. I love that they are made of nontoxic materials too. I use my for migraines, anxiety relief, and body pain. Our girls love snuggling their warm packs at night and it actually helps them fall asleep faster. Perfect for ANY age!

3. Zefiro Waste  

I recently discovered Zefiro Waste - a one stop shop for eco-friendly plastic alternatives. It's an Illinois-based business ran by Carley Pulford. One easy change for us was to switch out our kitchen scrub brushes for ones that are made from sustainable bamboo

4. Berkey Water Filter

Have you heard of these?? Berkey Water Filter systems are capable of purifying both treated water (municipal/city water) and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds, and water supplies in foreign countries.  

We've been using our Berkey Water Filter for some time, but recently added the Black Berkey™ purification elements and White Berkey PF-2 Fluoride & Arsenic Replacement Water Filters.

Black Berkey™ purification elements are known to remove or reduce viruses, pathogenic bacteria, cysts, parasites, harmful or unwanted chemicals such as herbicides and pesticides, VOCs, detergents, organic solvents, trihalomethanes, cloudiness, silt, sediment, heavy metals, foul tastes and odors, yet they leave in the healthful and beneficial minerals that your body needs.

White Berkey PF-2 Fluoride & Arsenic Replacement Water Filters are known to adsorb the following unwanted elements found in drinking water.

  • Fluoride
  • Arsenic V and pre-oxidized Arsenic III
  • Other residual heavy metal ions

We can't recommend the Berkey enough - it's the BEST water you will ever taste! 

5. Sertodo Copper 

Not only is copper the perfect heat conductor, it offers anti-bacterial properties, keeps the digestive system healthy, helps in weight loss and promotes healthy skin. We love cooking with copper! I have a number of Sertodo Copper products in our home (including both cookware and drinkware) - you can't beat the handmade quality!!

I hope this gives you some ideas to achieve an eco-friendly and natural environment in your own home! 

Thanks for stopping by the blog!

-Amy 


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