Tonight I am making Kombucha. I've made it before but it didn't taste right so I threw it out, scoby and all! I think it was because I used a flavored green tea and this time I am using just good ole black tea. There are a lot of benefits of drinking Kombucha since it is high in probiotics. I love the carbonation and slightly tart flavour.
I also plan on making my own body wash, deodorant, natural hand soap and candles made with beeswax.
If you were to look at me, you never would think I was a "crunchy" person. If you would have told me 8 years ago that I would be making all of these things and giving up my beautifully scented candles, perfumes and body lotions for DIY stuff, I would have laughed at you. Heck I probably would have made fun of you! Yet here I am, and I am pretty proud of being "crunchy", "granola", "hippified" person. Because what I am doing is trying to make my life and the life of my family healthier.
It started with essential oils. I had been reading up on the benefits of essential oils and how they can support our system. I was also well aware of the negative effect medicine can have on our system. I look around and so many people are getting sick with cancer or diabetes. I know that we can't do anything to truly make ourselves immuned to something like cancer, but what if I did my best to try? What if I taught my kids the importance of eating right and what isn't good for our bodies? I believe it all starts somewhere and for me it started with essential oils. The more I learn about the dangers of synthetic chemicals in our commercial body/hygiene products and in our food, the more I know what to avoid.
There has been many times when one of us was not feeling well and I had something that I could use to make them feel better. I love my oils! This is just the beginning. Eventually I would love for us to eat clean and cut all gmo products out of our diet. Of course we can do as much as possible to try and live a healthy life, but really it is up to God. That is where our life truly lies. He is the one in control, that doesn't mean I should just live foolishly. Instead I need to do what I can, take care of the things that I can control and the rest is up to Him.
What about you? What changes have you made to be healthier? To live longer for your family?