Recipes & DIY

Top 15 Smoothie Ingredients

Tired of making the same old smoothies every day? Here is a list of the top 15 smoothie ingredients to inspire you to try something new. This isn't a recipe for a smoothie. It's just a simple list of...

Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: Beginner's Guide to Using Essential Oils

  What is Aromatherapy? According to WebMD.com, "Aromatherapy may promote relaxation and help relieve stress. It has also been used to help treat a wide range of physical and mental conditions,...

DIY Dog Treats: Homemade "Natural Greenies" For Fresh Doggy Breath!

A while back I needed something to do with a ridiculous over-abundance of pumpkin. (We belong to a CSA and went a little overboard at the end-of-season open pick.) One of the uses I found for it was...

DIY Natural Sugar Scrub

How to Use a Sugar Scrub A sugar scrub is used to help smooth out rough skin. Essentially, the sugar granules act as the scrubbing or exfoliating mechanism. To use it, simply massage the sugar scrub in...

20 Green & Gluten Free Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

  Does St. Patrick’s Day immediately make you think of green beer? That can be a downer when you follow a gluten free diet. But don’t worry – I’ve got you covered. Here’s a roundup of 20 green and...

DIY Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter and Sugar Scrub

As many have discovered, coconut oil is not only an awesome healthy fat, it’s also extremely versatile. It’s popularly used as an alternative to olive oil or other cooking oils, but it has many uses...

Pump Up Your Smoothie with Spirulina (And a FREE Vitamix!)

Smoothies are a popular way to amp up fruit and veggie intake. I mean, it doesn’t get much easier than throwing your favorite produce in a blender with milk, water, or juice and blending it up. Plus,...

16 Tempting Soup Recipes That Keep Us Warm All Winter Long

  Fall is the time people start digging up their soup recipes looking for something warm and hearty to eat. I always hated soup... or so I thought. Turns out I just hated badsoup—you know, tiny, gritty...

Coconut Oil Skincare: 14 Do-It-Yourself Recipes for All Natural Beauty

Here’s a silly question: could there be anything more popular than coconut oil? I’ve worked here in Fargo at Swanson Health Products’ headquarters for over five years now, and I’ve yet to see another...

30 Mindblowing Paleo Recipes Using Coconut Oil

What better way to celebrate the Win a Year's Supply of Coconut Oil Giveaway than to show you some fantastic ways to use coconut oil? As someone who follows the paleo diet the vast majority of...

50 Ways to Use Coconut Oil to Better Your Life

  Scientific research on coconut oil has revealed health benefits that affect your entire body, inside and out. You've heard good things about it and now you have a tub of it sitting in your pantry. So...

Top Butter Substitutes for Cooking and Baking

"Health" is a somewhat subjective word. What works for one person will not work for another because no two bodies are the same. We all have individual needs that need to be met the way our own body...