Hey, you’re blurry! Wait, you’re actually fine, that’s just the month of December moving way. too. fast.
Before we close out this year I thought it would be fun to look back at the top ten most popular posts from this year – thank you so much for being part of this community! I’d love to hear what you want me to write about in 2019 – if you have a request please let me know in the comments below.
In order of LEAST to MOST popular . . .
#10 – Eight Science-Backed Benefits of Red Light Therapy
Red light therapy has been shown to be helpful for collagen production, improving skin clarity, optimizing hormone levels, facilitating muscle recovery and more.
In this post I explain why it works, plus what to look for in a red light therapy device.
#9 – How To Make Sleep Dust With Evidence-Based Herbs
Ever wake up wishing you’d gone to bed earlier, but couldn’t because you felt too wired? This sleep dust recipe makes an instant cup of powerful sleep promoting herbs. Just add water!
#8 – The Beginner’s Guide To Histamine Intolerance
Do you sometimes experience headaches, flushing, or hives after eating a meal? Maybe also stomach aches and/or anxiety? Have you ever tried removing foods to see if your symptoms would improve, only to find that the foods you replace them with seem to cause similar issues?
Although seemingly unrelated, the symptoms above – and others like nausea, a racing heart, and digestive problems – can be an indication of histamine intolerance. In this post we’ll cover what histamine intolerance is, plus key strategies that may help.
#7 – Six Benefits of Valerian Root (Plus How To Make Valerian Tincture & Tea)
Valerian is amazing for relaxation and sleep, but is it safe for children and pregnant/breastfeeding mamas? Also, why is it sometimes better to use a tincture instead of capsule supplements?
In this post I dive into those questions, and share a recipe for making valerian root tincture at home.
#6 – DIY Makeup Remover With Just Two Ingredients
This gentle, natural and inexpensive diy makeup remover works just as well as store brands, which often contain parabens, formaldehyde releasers, and other problematic ingredients.
It’s quick and easy to make, too!
#5 – Natural Remedies For Cold & Flu Season (That Really Help)
The cold and flu remedies in this post are supported by research and incorporate common kitchen ingredients you probably already have on hand, like dried culinary herbs, spices, honey, etc.
#4 – Lemon Bread With Vanilla Glaze (Gluten-Free, Paleo)
This sweet and tangy lemon bread with vanilla glaze is made with wholesome ingredients, and I’ve been told by one Starbucks Lemon Loaf lover that’s it’s just as satisfying as store-bought.
#3 – How To Make Dandelion Oil (And 5 Ways To Use It)
These sunny yellow flowers are full of anti-inflammatory antioxidants, polyphenols, flavonoids and minerals that support and protect your cells, soothe skin irritations and nourish dry skin.
For example, one study found that both dandelion flower and leaf extracts protect against UVB-related photoaging and senescence (aging at the cellular level).
This dandelion-infused oil can be as a:
* face moisturizer
*baby bottom balm
*owie salve, burn salve
*bug bite balm
* and more
#2 – Easy Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
These ooey-gooey paleo chocolate chip cookies are one of my family’s tried-and-true favorite recipes. Ready in about 20 minutes.
#1 – The End of Mommypotamus?
There’s a big, exciting change coming soon, but (spoiler alert!) it’s not the end. Click below for the juicy details.
What almost made the list?
Here are the top five runners-up:
- How To Make Banana Tea For Restful Sleep
- How To Make All-Natural Vapor Rub
- 6 Benefits of Intermittent Fasting (And How To Do It)
- How To Make Homemade Dishwasher Detergent (That Actually Works)
- 3 Homemade Hair Detangler Recipes
What do YOU want to talk about in 2019? What kinds of posts would you like to see more of? Please leave a comment and let me know!