So excited to bring you my holistic medicine cabinet product favorites today! This post has been a long time coming. I’ve wanted to share what holistic products my family uses and what I keep in my medicine cabinet on the regular. Especially with cold and flu season at the peak right now, I thought what a perfect time to really showcase what I’m using for natural and holistic products. After all, it can seem intimidating when trying to find swaps from your conventional medicine cabinet products.
*Just a reminder I am not a doctor. These are simply recommendations and things that have worked for my family. Use at your own risk and please always seek the help of a medical professional.
Ok, on to the good stuff! So I get questions all the time on what products I use for my family and when it comes to holistic medicine cabinet products. I get it, you want a natural option for when you’re sick. The truth is, these holistic remedies and natural products actually can really help. I’ve seen it in my own life.
Our immune system is super smart and really does know how to take care of us. These natural products I suggest are often helpful before you get sick, really helping to support your immune system. Sometimes you just need a little extra support, especially if your system is run down. The point is to let your body run it’s course, but help support the process, or speed it up.
Here is what’s in our Holistic Medicine Cabinet-
Vitamin C Liposomal from Seeking Health- I take this everyday. It comes in a liquid form, that’s why it’s called a liposomal. Liposomals are often easier to absorb. You can read more about liposomals here on Seeking Health’s Website. Vitamin C supports the immune system, as it a strong antioxidant. According to several studies, vitamin C can help increase antioxidants in your blood which end up helping you fight inflammation in your body. It has also shown to be effective in helping shorten a cold length, even in kids. Optimal Liposomal Vitamin C Plus!
Probiotics- Your gut is so important for overall health. Since 70% of your immune system is located in the intestines, it’s important to make sure your gut health is optimal. Probiotics are a great way to help give your gut a boost of good bacteria. The good bacteria in our gut help to protect us from the bad bacteria. We always want to have more good bacteria than bad. If we don’t we can have what is called Dysbiosis- where you have more bad bacteria than good. I try and rotate which probiotics I take and I don’t take them all the time either. But this is great to have in your medicine cabinet especially when you’ve had antibiotics and you need to build up your good gut bacteria again. I take Seeking Health’s Probiotics and vary them. Get the ProBiota Woman here!
Elderberry- We’ve been taking this for years. Elderberry is known for being rich in flavonoids- specifically anthocyanins, they’re antioxidants that keep the bodies immune system strong and resilient. They help the production of cytokines, which are messengers within the immune system. Cytokines help to to improve the bodies immune response. Elderberries are also believed to contain antiviral properties as well. Literally deactivating viruses. Viruses can’t increase in number by themselves, they have to get inside a healthy cell in order to replicate. Research has also shown they can kill common pathogens. Get it here!
Dr. Wholeness First Defense- I was recently introduced to this by my Naturopathic Doctor and WOW am I impressed! Both my girls got a nasty cold and my hubs and I started taking this right away to boost our immune system and fight off the cold. Well, we didn’t get it! You are supposed to take them at the first sign of a cold. I can’t recommend them enough. They are in pill form and contain an array of powerful antioxidants, elderberry and amino acids. Get it here!
Beekeeper’s Honey/Propolis Products- I was introduced to Beekeeper’s products last year and I haven’t looked back. Propolis is what bees lines the hives of bees as shield or protectant. They make it from plants and tree resins. As it lines the hive it helps to protect the bees from the outside germs. It is pretty powerful stuff! Propolis has over 300 powerful natural compounds known for supporting immunity. I love the B Powered– I’ll take a teaspoon a day or add to a tea. I also love their throat sprays. They have them for adults and kids! Finley, my 4 year old, loves spraying it in her mouth daily. Here’s the kid’s spray. The sprays are especially great for travel for a boost! Get Beekeeper’s Products here!
Biocidin- This is a spray as well and is great for travel. It helps to soothe sore throats, and good for allergies. It contains an array of powerful herbs. We always have this in our arsenal! Grab it here!
Activated Charcoal- This is great to have in the medicine cabinet. I have them in capsules. Charcoal binds to some poisons, heavy metals, and other toxins and flushes them out of the body. I’ve been taking this as I’ve gotten my amalgam fillings removed. To get rid of the heavy metal content I may have been exposed to. Get some here!
Gaia Herbs- I like a lot of their tinctures. They have high standards when it comes to their herbs, the organic certification and how they process them. The formula’s then in return are potent and effective, without added chemicals. We have used the Kid’s Elderberry Syrup, their Bronchial Wellness for kids and adults- (great for throat and respiratory health), and Lemon Balm(good for immune system and balances nervous system). They have so many herbal formulas. You can check more of them out here.
Oil Of Oregano- I take these in a capsule from from Seeking Health. Oil Of Oregano is known for it’s anti-fungal properties, and natural antibiotic properties. I’ll take this at the first sign of symptoms. But you don’t want to take it for longer than a week from what I’ve read. Get it here!
Fire Cider- I’ve made a little tonic like this before when my hubs or I have had sore throats. I’ve made mine before from apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, fresh ginger, honey, garlic and some cayenne pepper. It’s like taking a shot of really strong medicine! It will burn but in a good way. A brand actually sells Fire Cider specifically now and has trademarked the name. They add a few more things to their Fire Cider. It’s also a great option when you’re just not into making one on your own. You can take this everyday to really give you a kick in the pants and energy and immune support. Once you start to feel something come on you can take it every couple hours. Get it here!
Host Defense Mushrooms- I’ve been using this for a while and both my hubs and I really like it! It contains agarikon, red reishi, chaga, birch polypore and turkey tail mushrooms. This combination of mushrooms provides an array of immune support. I spray this in my mouth 3 times a day. Grab it here!
Herb Pharm Mullein Garlic Pure Ear Oil- Finley got her first ear ache when she was two and this literally took the pain away. She hasn’t had one since but I like to keep it on hand just in case. I just apply one drop in each ear. Get them here!
Elite Fuel Liquid D3-K2- I love having a liquid Vitamin D3-K2 that I can give my kids, since they’re not into swelling pills yet. Having adequate Vitamin D levels help to strengthen your immune system. A must for really keeping your body’s immune system in tip top shape! I take a drop of this a day in the winter. I give my 4 year old a drop a couple times a week. Snag it here!
Doterra Breathe Oil- I actually received this from my friend Steph and love it. I had diffused this when my kids were sick with a cold and super congested. I also would take steamy showers with them to help open up the congestion and put a few drops in the shower to breathe in. It’s a combination of Laurel Leaf, Eucalyptus Leaf, Peppermint Plant, Melaleuca Leaf, Lemon Peel, Ravensara Leaf, and Cardamom Seed. I also will be using this when I need to do an aromatherapy steam session for headaches. I don’t get headaches, usually only when pregnant. But I’ve found if I add this to boiling water and then wait a couple minutes, then put a towel over my head and breathe in for 15 minutes my headache will go away. It works every time! This Breathe Oil has all the essentials oils I would normally use and more! Get it here!
Peppermint Oil- This can be used to help bring down a fever sometimes. Don’t put directly on skin with kids or babies dilute with a carrier oil like coconut oil or olive oil first. I apply it to the bottom’s of feet and back of neck. Check out Peppermint Oil here.
Some Things You Might Not Find In The Medicine Cabinet-
You might not find these following things in the medicine cabinet but they’re great holistic natural remedies to have in your back pocket for helping when sick.
Traditional Medicinal Teas- This is one tea brand I really love and trust. I always have their Throat Coat tea on hand, Ginger and their Peppermint tea. The Throat Coat is great for soothing sore throats. I’ll add a teaspoon of honey for added benefit. Check it out here!
Vapor Rub- I really like ZOE Organic’s Breathe Balm. We’ve used this before on our kid’s chests when they are having congestion or a cough. You can also make your own too! Wellness Mama has a good recipe here.
Infrared Sauna- I didn’t really realize the benefits for immune support until my sister in law was telling me about it. Then I looked it up and was amazed! Infrared Saunas raise core body temperature which helps to keep the immune system strong. They also can increase white blood cell counts too in some studies, which can represent a strong immune system.
Bone Broth- Not only can this help support a healthy immune system but it also can be a great way to get some nutrients when sick. Bone broth helps support a healthy gut with it’s collagen and amino acids. Since we know that the majority of our immune system lives in the gut it’s important to have a healthy gut. You can make your own bone broth here or buy this bone broth from Kettle and Fire here.
Wet Sock Treatment- This one my brother taught me. You put on a pair of wool socks, then you freeze a pair of regular cotton socks. Once frozen, put them on over the wool socks. Then sleep with them on overnight. I know it sounds crazy but it really does work! It quickly can bring down a fever, release pressure and make you feel better in the morning.
Get Sleep- It’s no surprise that getting enough sleep is SO important. When you don’t get proper sleep your immune system gets worn down and in turn so does your body.
Eat The Rainbow- Eating real food is going to be your best friend in keeping sickness out of your house. When we eat real food it’s going to nourish and feed our bodies living cells that will in turn bring life to our body. I would stick to real foods and avoid processed foods so your body can function optimally.
Avoid Sugar- I know I just said to eat real food, but I had to also put avoid sugar! Sugar literally is going to bring your immune system down, making it harder to fight sickness.
So what’s in your holistic medicine cabinet? I would love to hear what you always have on hand! Leave me a comment below!
I’m sharing the natural products and remedies I keep in my holistic medicine cabinet.
I’ve rounded out 40 Natural Holiday Gift Ideas! Ok, so it’s less than two weeks until Christmas and if you’re anything like me you still haven’t wrapped up your holiday shopping. I know, shame on me but life’s been a bit hectic lately- can you blame a girl?! But I thought if I’m doing this, how many other people are doing the same thing. So I thought I would share some gift ideas that I’m gifting to my family and friends and some gift ideas that are just always winners. Plus, so many of the gift ideas can either be bought on Amazon- quick and easy or Pharmaca- and they’re always having sales! Basically, I’ve got your back this holiday season.
Pharmaca has all the top clean beauty brands but discounted!
Pharmaca- (Always having sales, and you can get clean beauty, kid’s toys and even herbs all in one place)
- Juice Beauty Brow Envy Gel- This eyebrow wand is amazing! Best eyebrow wand I’ve found in green beauty. I wear the color medium-dark.
- Inika Organic Makeup- This makeup brand is a cut above and their formulations are dreamy! Their mascara is awesome, their eyeshadow duos and baked foundation.
- ZuZu Luxe Liquid Liner- This liner is my fave! It’s inexpensive, stays put and comes in a variety of colors.
- Intelligent Nutrients Hair Spray- Ok, I’ve found another green beauty hair spray I can’t get enough of. It’s so good! And with Pharmaca’s sales a steal!
- John Masters Hair Paste- This hair paste my brother and hubs love! It is clean and budget friendly! Also, doesn’t give your hair the wet look.
- AER Vapour Deodorant- This deodorant is one of the best in green beauty and you can get it for a pretty good discount on Pharmaca!
- Melissa & Doug Toys- Pharmaca offers so many natural options for toys! We love this wooden house. My girls love using the keys for it.
- Stasher Bags- These silicone bags are my fave! I use them for anything and everything. They freeze well too. Say no to plastic and grab these instead!
- S.W. Basics Cream- These easy creams are nice to take with you on the go. Put one in your car, one in your purse, kitchen- hands will never be dry!
- RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek- These are one of the first multi-use products I tried in green beauty and I still can’t get enough- so versatile. Use on cheeks, lips and eyes.
Best organic and natural green beauty at Pharmaca.
Amazon- (Quick turnaround with Amazon Prime and best deals)
The Classic Eyeshadow Palette. Satin Powder Blush and Color Intense Lipstick.
Beautycounter- (All clean beauty in one place and they’re having a sale Dec. 15th-17th off holiday sets)
- Necessary Neutrals Palette- Love this eyeshadow palette! Best eyeshadows I’ve found in green beauty. The longevity is amazing!
- Highlighter Palette- This highlighter palette has 3 shades and is so gorgeous on anyone!
- Mini Lipgloss Vault- This lipgloss set is a great option to give as one gift or to break up into smaller gifts.
- Color Intense Lipstick Vault- This lipstick set is so fun! It has so many different shades you can try out- they’re hydrating and pigment is so rich.
- Instant Awakening Trio- I use the lotion before makeup application, the resurfacing mask every other night and the eye masks in the morning- perfect skincare set!
- Best of Beautycounter- This gives you a taste of the best of Beautycounter skincare products. It’s such a great gift idea for someone just getting started.
- Travel Size Cleansing Balm- A bestseller in Beautycounter- it works so well. Now you can try it for a little less money with the travel size before buying the full size.
- Counterman Kit- This is a men’s essential kit that comes in the coolest bag- any guy would be lucky to get it!
- Travel Body Essentials- I love anything travel friendly. Makes it so easy to grab when packing- this set is all the body products you need when on the road!
- Intense Moisture Body Duo- This set will keep your skin so hydrated throughout the winter! Such a great gift idea!
Holiday gift ideas galore! Kosas lipstick, Josh Rosebrook, True Botanicals and Aila nail polish.
Misc.- (Green Beauty/Bedding/Water Filter/Nontoxic Cookware)
See anything you’re going to snag as a gift?
Another month brings December’s Natural Beauty Box Roundup! I’ve got the lowdown on all the latest in green beauty. As the boxes roll out, I’ll be sharing my reviews and all the juicy deets. First up this month is Beauty Heroes!
If you haven’t heard of Beauty Heroes and want to learn more about this “IT” green beauty box, check it out here. This month we are seeing the coveted green beauty brand Max and Me in the box.
If you aren’t familiar with Max and Me- let me introduce you. This exquisite line is from the beautiful country of Austria. This line represents a love story between the two founders. Max and Tanja. Max and Tanja are a husband and wife team, Max and Tanja Gruber. The name, Max and Me, really is a representation of their love for each other. Their hope is that you feel the product in your whole being and feel the vibrations of it as you use it. It truly is an experience! You feel their sweet and tender love story coming through the product, and you can’t help but be grateful for your own loves that surround you.
Their passion is so evident in their products and ingredients as well. With organic and wildcrafted ingredients that perform to the highest standards. In the end, they even go beyond organic!
Max and Me Sweet Serenity Mask and Wash is this month’s Beauty Heroes Heroic Product!
This mask and wash is by far one of my very favorite masks! It is just delectable. The smell literally transforms me to a calming and soothing place with cacao, honey and mangosteen. I can’t get enough. As I write this my jar is completely gone…I know sad. I literally used every last drop. The beauty of this product is it can be used in many ways. One way is as a cleanser. I use it to rub away all the day’s grime and wipe off with a warm washcloth. My skin feels renewed and refreshed. I also love using it as a mask. First, I cleanse my skin to remove all the dirt from the day and then follow with the Sweet Serenity Mask. I would then go about my nighttime routine and then at the end wash it off with a warm washcloth. My skin loved every drop. This little ritual of cleaning and masking has given my skin some serious restoration and glow. I would also use this as an exfoliant in the morning and leave it on after rubbing on my face while I brushed my teeth. It worked perfectly as a mask/cleanser/exfoliant combo. After the mask my skin is hydrated, balanced and glows. I can’t say enough about this product!
This is Max and Me’s newest product and it’s another decadent one! Smells so lovely with woodsy and floral notes. I love spraying this on my skin before my serums and oils. It not only helps to heal the skin with Helichrysum, but also ground and center the mind with hyssop. It may be the sidekick but this beauty stands on it’s own two feet!
Get this month’s Beauty Heroes Box here! Also, don’t forget to shop Beauty Heroes store here. If you’re a Beauty Heroes subscriber you save 15% every day when shopping. One more reason to subscribe! Also, need a gift idea for the holidays- this would be perfect! Also, check out more of my Beauty Heroes reviews here!
Boxwalla is a bi-monthly box, meaning you only get it every other month. I really like this concept because then you get to savor the products. It’s nice to be able to really use them before getting another box. Boxwalla also does a great job of giving you products that are really indie and artisan. I love this! I discover new brands and products all the time through Boxwalla. To learn more about Boxwalla check them out here!
This month is a new brand I haven’t seen before. The brand is Earth Wise Beauty. I was excited to learn that they are actually made in Spokane, Washington- not too far from me! The basis of Earth Wise Beauty products is to heal the skin. They’re an organic skincare line that go to great lengths to produce a product that is both holistic in every way and effective. I was impressed with their whole process. No detail goes unnoticed. They even share a love for sustainability. Basically they check all the boxes! I was SO excited to dive into their skincare treats.
This month we are seeing their Yasuni Face Balm and their Resiliency Face Serum. They both are such unique products. I couldn’t wait to use them and see what all the fuss was about!
Boxwalla’s December box featuring Earth Wise Beauty’s Yasuni Face Balm and Resiliency Face Serum.
I am used to face serums coming in a liquid form but this serum comes as more in a jelly form and in a jar. It smells absolutely heavenly! Notes of rose embody the whole serum. It’s based in aloe and firms up the skin nicely and refreshes it. It plumps up my skin, while at the same time minimizing puffiness- yes I’m looking at you under eye bags. It’s just quite lovely and so different then anything I’ve used. I find it perks up my skin while at the same time nourishing it. Plus, I love that it’s anti-acne and really helps to heal the skin.
This face balm is another unique product that I found myself going back to again and again. It’s a face balm for sensitive skin. Feels light on the skin but also still very hydrating. I was also drawn to it because it doesn’t contain any essential oils or absolutes. Something very rare to find in clean beauty. Making this perfect for sensitive skin and those who might not do well with any scent. The golden hue of the balm instantly leaves your skin with a glow as well. I applied this after using the face serum. Such a lovely combo! I now want to try more of Earth Wise Beauty!
Get this month’s Boxwalla box here! This month’s value is over $170 but you can get it for $50! Another great thing about Boxwalla is that you don’t have to subscribe for a long membership but can just buy the box monthly! Check it out here!
I’ve got the lowdown on all the Black Friday/Cyber Monday natural holiday gifts! You want sales- I’ve got them! From green beauty, and natural living- I’ve got you covered. This is the time to invest in some serious natural loot.
I’ve listed out the best sales happening as well as some of my favorite picks from each of the sites.
All the best deals in Natural and Organic Beauty for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Beautycounter- 15% off sitewide through the 26th + free shipping over $50!
Shop Beautcounter here!
True Botanicals- 20% off + $10 for every $50 you spend! Use code: ONCEAYEAR. Starts Friday Nov. 23- Monday Nov. 26. I mean this only happens once a year people- stock up! I can’t live without the Antioxidant Booster and Cellular Repair Serum.
- Antioxidant Booster- Got fine lines, sun spots? This is for you. It helps to give your skin all the nutrients it needs to repair itself!
- Cellular Repair Serum- This serum is my go too! It’s full of antioxidants. I mix it with the Antioxidant Booster- your skin will thank you.
- Aromatherapy Collection- This just dropped a month or so ago and it’s amazing! They have 3 different scents all made with essential oils.
Shop True Botanicals here!
The Detox Market- $10 off $100, $30 off $200+ get a free Maya Chia Gift, $80 off $400+get a free Maya Chia Gift and The Detox Market Gift
Shop The Detox Market Here!
Aillea- 20% off sitewide from Nov. 22-26. Use code: cheersaillea
Shop Aillea here!
Pharmaca- Not sure but word on the street it will be at least 20%! They also have free shipping over $40!
- Vapour Beauty- Love their Multi- Use sticks for lips and cheeks
- RMS- Love their Un- CoverUp. I wear shade #22.
- Inika Beauty- Love their liquid foundation, bronzer, eyeshadows.
Shop Pharmaca here!
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Live Botanical- 25% off now until Cyber Monday! Use PLANTS25.
Shop Live Botanical here!
Leahlani- They hardly ever have sales- so stock up! ALOHAFRIDAY- 20% off individual items in the shop. Sales starts Black Friday and ends on Sunday. Haven’t heard about Cyber Monday?
Shop Leahlani here!
Osmia- 20% off sitewide on Cyber Monday! They hardly ever have sales- so get on this.
- Body Soaps- These soaps are the best! I talk about them a lot, for good reason. I love their coffee mint!
- Night Body Oil- Want a seriously luxurious body oil? Then snag this.
- Black Clay Facial Soap- This soap I’m pretty sure has won awards- everyone loves it.
Shop Osmia here!
Kosmatology- My fave hand soaps! 30% off using coupon code: CLEANFRIDAY. Cyber Monday is 20% off, plus free shipping on orders over $25. Use code: CYBER.
Shop Kosmatology here!
Root- Love this brand! Buy one, get one 50% off. Starts Thursday- Saturday. Not valid on sample sizes, kits, diffusers, Dr. Brite, gift sets or eyeshadow palettes.
- Pearl Powder- I talk about this powder a lot- My fave powder foundation. I wear G35.
- Pretty Balms- These pretty balms give just a hint of color. Great stocking stuffer!
- Pretty Booster- Great liquid foundation!
Shop Root here!
Laurel- 20% off! They never have sales- so stock up! Use coupon code: THANKFUL. Orders over $100 receive free shipping. Starts Black Friday- Cyber Monday.
Shop Laurel here!
Natural Beauty Boxes-
Boxwalla- An amazing green beauty box! Free shipping on any product worldwide with purchase of Angela Roi Vegan Handbag. Use code: launchship. Once you make your purchase you will get a 20% off coupon for any future order. Excludes, 2 cycle, 3 cycle and 6 cycle boxes.
Shop Boxwalla here!
Beauty Heroes- 15% off sitewide from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday in their Beauty Store. Use Code: LIKEAMEMBER.
Shop Beauty Heroes here!
Art of Organics- Deals run from Black Friday-
- Wed. 11/28. Spend up to $75 get 15% off- THANKS15, Spend $75 + get 20% off- THANKS20, Spend $250 + get 25% off- THANKS25.
- 15% off all subscriptions- AOFAMILY (This applies to the 1st payment for the 1st billing cycle. All subsequent auto-renewing charges will process at the regular non-discounted price).
Shop Art of Organics here!
Berkey Water Filter– This is the water filter I’ve had for over 6 years- filters it all out! They’re having sales on their bundles! Check out their website to see all the details!
Shop Berkey here!
Almond Cow- This is my favorite way to make nut milk! It makes it so easy! Does it all for you. This sale is for Cyber Monday. $50 off the regular price. Shop Almond Cow here!
Xtrema Cookware- This is my favorite way to cook! All ceramic- makes it so easy. Love knowing that I’m using non-toxic options.
- 11/22/2018 – 11/22/2018 Enjoy! 20% Off Or MORE EVERYTHING SITEWIDE! Special Web-Buster Deals! Free Shipping Over $100!
- 11/24/2018 – 11/24/2018 Small Business Saturday! 20% Off Or MORE EVERYTHING SITEWIDE! Use Code THANKS10 For An Extra 10% Off! Free Shipping Over $100!
- 11/25/2018 – 11/25/2018 Cyber Monday Comes on Sunday! 25% Off Or MORE EVERYTHING SITEWIDE! Special Web-Buster Deals! Free Shipping Over $100!
- 11/26/2018 – 11/26/2018 Cyber Monday! 25% Off Or MORE EVERYTHING SITEWIDE! Special Web-Buster Deals! Free Shipping Over $100!
- 11/27/2018 – 11/27/2018 Giving Tuesday! 25% Off Or MORE EVERYTHING SITEWIDE! 10% Off Sales Donated To Cure International!
- 11/28/2018 – 11/30/2018 Cyber Week Sale! 20% OFF EVERYTHING! Plus Bonus Deals!
Shop Xtrema here!
Sol Organix Organic Sheets- Friday18 for 30% off orders. Thanksgiving day- Cyber Monday.
- Love their percale sheets and sateen sheets!
Shop SOL Organix here!
Huut Organic Bedding- These Egyptian organic sheets are amazing! Use code Friday18 for 30% off Thanksgiving- Cyber Monday.
- We have the king Egyptian sheet set and love it!
Shop Huut Sheets here!
White Lotus Home Organic Pillows and Organic Mattresses- Use coupon code: VIP to get 35% off the entire white lotus home collection. From mattresses, toppers, pillows, duvets and sheets. $100 minimum order, excludes furniture, Coyuchi and fibers.
- We have their twin size organic mattress for my 4 year old!
- We all have their pillows and love them!
Shop White Lotus Home Here!
See anything you love? What are you getting this year? Also, don’t forget to download my Natural Christmas Guides! I have so many more options from green beauty, natural skincare, natural men, organic baby/child, clean living and more. Check them out below!
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