Here's the water filter we have, it's a very affordable below the sink model — read my story of Why We Ditched Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water and What We Got Instead.
We also have a whole-house filtering system
Mineral Replacement Drops in case you have reverse osmosis water.
Economical Water Filtering System for on the countertop. Read a detailed review of these filters from my friend Jill (including how to significantly extend the life of the filter cartridges–they can last a LONG time): Best Water Filter on a Budget & Why You MUST Filter City Water (Flint Water Scare is Our Wake Up Call!)
Kitchen Gadgets I Love
My BOSCH Kitchen Mixer is a workhorse in my kitchen and I've had it for years!
This is the Grain Mill I have and that's still going after many years too!
Here's my Salad Spinner
This is my FAVORITE stainless steel electric pan — it's big enough to make enough for a crowd and cleans up great! (If a non-stick shows up don't get that! It just means the stainless steel is out of stock, so try searching there for another SS electric pan.) Have you read about when I ditched my nasty Teflon pan and got my new favorite pan that I use ALL the time? Click here to read that post.
This is our Coffee Percolator
For our daily coffee we use this 1-cup Coffee Maker
This Stainless steel bakeware has served me well for years too and also cleans up nicely.
You can't go wrong with sturdy Glass Bakeware
Dreamworld: Le Creuset Bakeware
We use this a LOT: Cast Iron
I use this with healthy fats to make fries, chicken strips, you name it: Deep Fryer
This speeds prep time: Food Processor
Now I have a convection microwave, but for years I loved this Toaster Oven
I don't make bread as much lately, but if you do, these are nice: Bread Machine
When you just want to mix something up quick: Hand Blender
This is fun on morning coffee or on desserts: Cream Frother
This is always nice to have on-hand for nuts or fruit: Dehydrator
Internet Safety for kids…and adults
Worried about what they'll see online, even by accident? This is the first option I've found that actually works well, and it's not so restrictive that they can't move around online at all, unlike others I've tried that you have to put the passcode in for your kids every few minutes, but it blocks out the bad stuff, depending on your settings. Plus you'll get a report (however often you choose) letting you know what your kids (or your accountability partner) have seen. It's easy to set up, too, with step-by-step instructions.
Or read my review here: How to keep kids safe online without going CRAZY.
Homeopathic Must-Haves & Natural Healing (Also the CBD Oil I recommend)
Below you'll find just a few remedies for various ailments, but I'll be adding more all of the time. There are thousands of homeopathic remedy options out there!
***If you need help with any of these (how often to take it, what potencies, etc.) or help finding the right remedy for your ailment, I now offer homeopathic consultations for a small fee. Contact me to see if I can help you: [email protected]
- For inability to sleep due to a brain that won't shut off. Take every 15 minutes or so.
- This remedy is good for pain that is worse with movement. I suggested this for my friend 2x/day (more often if needed for pain) whose knees really hurt when going up or down steps and it felt better when iced.
- For muscle spasms or muscle twitching.
- Arnica for pain, bleeding, swelling, sprains, bruising, and trauma. (Or even this higher potency for severe pain.)
- Nux Vomica for hangovers, car sickness or other digestive upset such as constipation.
- Sprains <– try that if Arnica isn't helping.
- Apis or Ledum for insect stings (read here for more info) — also use this homeopathic sting ointment or I like this one too.
- Also for rash, stings or minor burns — and again this cream is a must to keep on hand.
- Allergic reactions
- For poison ivy/poison oak
- Bone Trauma: be careful with this one, Joette warns that you must be sure the bone is set properly before using this because if not, it could heal the bone in the wrong position.
- Take this at the first sign of any illness coming on like cold, flu, etc. I do this and it keeps the scratchy throat or whatever from ever coming turning into anything!
***And here's the Organic CBD oil I recommend. More coming about this in a future post, but for now see the Q&A at that link.
Radiation-blocking cell phone case – tablet case – Laptop pad — We're all on our devices too much, so we use each one of these products at our house to protect us from the harmful radiation. (Read my review/post about it here.)
Smart Meter Guard — experts say it blocks 90% of the radiation and utilities do not complain about it.
Read about it here:
- Earthing part 1: Why We ALL Should Connect to the Earth (NOT in a “New Agey” way)
- Earthing part 2: Not Convinced about Earthing Benefits? See it with Your Own Eyes
- Earthquest TV Show on the Benefits of Earthing
- Can Earthing Cure Exhaustion and Weight Gain? The Power of Earthing with Dr. Oz and Dr. Mercola
- Where to find Earthing products