A Foray Into Oil Pulling

ImageHave you ever heard of oil pulling?

Neither have I until a couple months ago. It’s a natural alternative to traditional oral health care that involves swishing an unrefined, organic oil in your mouth to draw out toxins and whiten teeth. I decided to give it a try and will be chronicling the experience on Spa Week Daily as part of the Hot Mom Squad.

My first article ran this past Monday. Check it out here. I will also be checking in at four and eight weeks with my progress and results!

Here’s to whiter teeth and fresher breath…the natural way!


Cough, Cough, Sniffle


I’m sad because my daddy was sick on Christmas and my nose is runny!

I have been such a lazy blogger lately. And I seriously feel guilty about it. We’ll just chalk my lull in posting to the hectic holidays and a sick husband.

Poor guy went to urgent care on Christmas Eve – bronchitis – YUCK! Jax got pretty sniffly too, but it hasn’t escalated into much more than a runny nose. She is such a trooper! I managed to steer clear of the sickies! Hooray!

Here is a quick DIY “recipe” for natural vapor rub to soothe congestion without slathering on that petroleum based gunk. Good for babies, kids and adults alike!

DIY All-Natural Vapor Rub

1/2 Cup Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil
20 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
20 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
10 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Mix it all together in a clean glass container with a lid. Rub on the chest and breathe in deeply. Instand relief from cruddy congestion.

The eucalyptus and peppermint help clear the sinuses and the lavender has a calming effect. Plus, the coconut oil is super moisturizing and nourishing to the skin!