Save the Planet-One Battery At A Time

How much money do you spend on batteries a year? Think about it…car batteries, batteries for remotes, hearing aids, power tools, toys, boats, flashlights, the list goes on and on.  For example, my family of 5 goes through a lot of AA batteries.  We would buy them at Sam’s Club in a pack of 48 for jsut under $20, that’s about .42 per battery.  We go through those easily within a month, (5 Wii remotes, 2 TV remotes, various toys, and electronics)  That’s $240 per year just on AAs!!!  Plus, in many areas, once they’ve died you have to pay by the pound to recycle them.  An average AA battery weighs 7/8 of an ounce.  In my town it costs .56/lb to recycle them, so about 16 batteries can be recycled for .56.  That package of 48 now costs me another 1.68, bringing the actual cost of each battery to 45.5 cents each.  Think about that every time you replace one!    A lot of people choose to skip the recycling and toss them into the garbage which is costly in its own way to everyone and the planet.   According to the Environmental Protection Agency approximately 180,000 TONS of batteries are thrown into landfills each year!!  It takes about 100 years for those batteries to completely break down.  What an environmental nightmare!  Once those batteries are in a landfill their casings degrade or are damaged and toxins like mercury and lead are released into our soil.  Although battery manufacturer’s have made strides in rectifying this, just the fact that all those batteries are taking up landfill space unnecessarily is bad enough!


Most people are unaware that there is a way to recondition every one of those batteries to be as good as new.  And it’s simple!  Just imagine how convenient it would be to be able to easily recondition any battery in your home.  No running to the store for AAA when the remote dies, or shelling out $100 or more for a new car battery.  Continue reading “Save the Planet-One Battery At A Time”


How to use Essential Oils for Vertigo

If you or a loved one suffer from vertigo you know what an inconvenience it can be!  Life pretty much stops in milder cases, and in severe cases hospitalization may be necessary.  Using essential oils for vertigo is a safe effective alternative to over the counter or prescription medications.  Any they may take effect more quickly as well!


There are a number of essential oils that can be used to treat vertigo.  When creating a blend for a particular individual I recommend having them sniff the oil to see if it agrees with them.  Some people have a natural aversion to certain scents.  Inadvertently adding them to a blend will discourage the individual from using it. (That’s why I recommend creating your own blends for your family rather than purchasing the pre-made blends that are widely available)

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Amazing Coconut Oil-A True Super Food

Coconut oil has come on the scene in the recent past as one of nature’s true super foods.  The myriad of uses for this amazing oil are truly astonishing and the many health benefits make it a product everyone should have in their pantry.


A few of the benefits of ingesting this healthy fat that have been verified by medical studies include:  lowering cholesterol by increasing HDL levels which promotes heart health, reducing high blood pressure, boosting immunity, aiding in digestion and supporting digestive issues, supporting brain health and reducing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, curing urinary tract and kidney infections, protecting the liver, reducing the effects of arthritis, and having a number of anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.  Continue reading “Amazing Coconut Oil-A True Super Food”


How to Use Essential Oils for ADHD-A Safe Alternative

In today’s world ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) seems very common.  Many parents are reluctant to use the prescription drugs typically given to children to help control behaviors.  Luckily there are alternatives.  If you’re interested in other ways to help your child you may be wondering how to use Essential Oils for ADHD. Continue reading “How to Use Essential Oils for ADHD-A Safe Alternative”


My Fitness Journey

About 6 years ago I decided I needed a regular physical fitness routine.  Reading the obituaries and seeing the young ages of the deceased, and hearing stories from friends about various ailments, had me convinced I needed to get fit and stay fit but going to a gym and aerobics classes etc. didn’t fit my schedule or budget.  My husband had been a regular runner for many years and we had done some running together, but I never loved it, and I never did it regularly enough to become good at it, or enjoy it.  It was so easy for me to put off too, I would use any excuse to not be able to go for a run on any given day.

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Essential Oils for Fever

If you are a parent, an aunt/uncle, daycare provider or anyone else who is around children, then you know that fevers are a common issue.  Thankfully there are natural remedies that can be employed using essential oils to reduce fevers.  Using essential oils for fever reduction does not work as quickly as a typical over the counter drug remedy, but it does work. Continue reading “Essential Oils for Fever”