DIY Flu Kit for Sharing {with essential oils}

DIY Flu Kit for sharing {with essential oils} | Yankee Homestead

It’s fun to introduce folks to essential oils, and to teach them how to prevent and fight illness without relying on harmful synthetic ingredients.

Last Christmas, I had fun assembling these little Flu Kits to include in a few goodie baskets for family members.  It’s a fun way to keep your loved ones healthy and introduce them to the healing and preventative qualities of essentials oils, all at the same time! Continue reading

5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids {#1 Find a Buddy}

5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids | Tip #1 Find a Buddy | Yankee HomesteadAlthough fall is probably my favorite time of year for nature walks, anytime is a good time to get started!  Nature walking is not hard–anyone can do it.  And it can be an enjoyable activity for all, if you keep a few simple tips in mind.

If you’d like to start enjoying the great outdoors more with your kids but could use a few pointers, please read on. Continue reading

Reader Q&A: How to Make Your Own On Guard Blend

On Guard Products

‘Tis the season for On Guard!

I received several questions about this powerful blend via email last week, and thought I’d share my responses here.  I’m betting that others have wondered these same questions!  I hope these tips will be helpful to you as we head into the cold and flu season… Continue reading

Winners of the ABBA Bar Giveaway

ABBA Giveaway Winners

My Yankee Homestead family took advantage of the Buy One, Get One sale on Whey Too Yummy ABBA Bars last month, which allowed us to enjoy the protein bars on our week-long trip to the beach last week.  Hooray for easy, healthy snacks!

I’ve got good news for two lucky Yankee Homestead readers, each of whom will receive one free box of ABBA Paleo Bars. Continue reading

What’s So Great about Gelatin?

What's so great about gelatin

Last week, I shared a few recipes for Healthy Gummy Treats.  They’re a new favorite around here–easy to make, fun to eat and good for you, too.

I’m guessing, however, that the average American family doesn’t just happen to have a canister of gelatin–a key ingredient in Healthy Gummy Treats–hanging around in the pantry.

At least we didn’t, until I read Yet Another Recipe for DIY Gummy Snacks, and decided it was finally time to give it a shot myself.

Which meant purchasing gelatin. Continue reading