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NaturallyMindful.com is a Mindful Health Blog started by Stephanie, a stay-at-home mom to her curly-haired two year old son, a nursing student, dog lover, and yoga enthusiast. She loves to share her tips on making green and healthy living attainable to families getting started in the wonderful world of eco-consciousness. She believes in real food and living as natural as possible…and why not, leaving behind a better planet for our children.

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Improve Indoor Air Quality

5 ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Did you know that according to the EPA “air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities”. The health effects or poor indoor quality range from mild irritation such as headaches, sneezing and congestion, to more severe like heart disease and […]

What is Real Food?

Real Food. The term is everywhere now. But, what exactly is Real Food? As you can see from the descriptions and chart below, Real Food simply means foods and ingredients as nature intended without processed and artificial additives. I knew I had to write this post after two conversations I had with someone. The first […]

All-Natural Anti-Flea Dog Shampoo

I thought we were out of the woods after the warm weather went away, so I let up on all my natural flea prevention until one day I noticed one of our dogs energetically scratching himself. It can’t be. Sure enough, both my dogs had fleas. I knew which essential oils are good to combat […]
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Sage Infused Vinegar

Cleaning with a solution of equal parts white distilled vinegar and water is by far one of the most effective ways to clean, not to mention one of the safest for your health, your family’s, and yes, even the environment. Add the power of herbs, and you have one super cleaning solution. In this case a […]
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homemade elderberry vitamin c

Homemade Elderberry Gummies: Vitamin C Treats

Have you ever noticed the ingredients on gummy fruit snacks? They are mostly high fructose corn syrup, artificial dyes and flavours, and gelatin. Gummy fruit snacks don’t have to be just empty calories packed with harmful chemicals, these homemade elderberry gummies are healthy in that there is no junk in them but they are actually […]
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Homemade Baby Powder

Homemade Calming Baby Powder

Super easy, natural, way to pamper baby with Homemade Calming Baby Powder Baby powder is one of those quintessential baby products. We picture a sweet scent, a mom putting it over a soft baby bum…an idyllic picture. Until we look closer at the ingredients in commercial baby powder. According to the Johnson & Johnson official website, […]
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Naturally Mindful - Food

homemade elderberry vitamin c

Homemade Elderberry Gummies: Vitamin C Treats

Have you ever noticed the ingredients on gummy fruit snacks? They are mostly high fructose corn syrup, artificial dyes and flavours, and gelatin. Gummy fruit snacks don’t have to be just empty calories packed with harmful chemicals, these homemade elderberry gummies are healthy in that there is no junk in them but they are actually […]
Herbs for Pregnancy Tea

Herbal Pregnancy Tea

During my last pregnancy, I was not “crunchy” at all. I was on the SAD (Standard American Diet) and was taking prenatal vitamins that contained artificial and GMO ingredients. I had to forgive myself because I simply didn’t know better. Not this time, as a crunchy pregnant mama, this time around I am doing things […]
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French Baked Toast Recipe

One of my favourite memories from when I was a child was having French toast.  We didn’t get it very often, but let’s face it; any dessert with icing sugar on top is one you’re going to remember! I’ll admit though when it comes to breakfast I can be a little lazy.  I make a mean Whole Wheat […]

Naturally Mindful - Home

Homemade Baby Powder

Homemade Calming Baby Powder

Super easy, natural, way to pamper baby with Homemade Calming Baby Powder Baby powder is one of those quintessential baby products. We picture a sweet scent, a mom putting it over a soft baby bum…an idyllic picture. Until we look closer at the ingredients in commercial baby powder. According to the Johnson & Johnson official website, […]
DIY Laundry Detergent

DIY Nontoxic Laundry Detergent

DIY Nontoxic Laundry Detergent When my little one was only a couple months old we were told he had eczema, and after hours of research, I was not happy with what I found out. Our paediatrician recommended to switch to everything that says “scent free” but my research led me to find out even those “gentle” […]
homemade sanitizer gel

DIY: Natural Hand Sanitizer Spray (alcohol free)

If our hands could talk! Just think about everything we touch on the course of one day, and all the germs we are exposed to…excuse me while I go wash my hands… Although it is a good idea to keep our hands clean to prevent the spread of disease, commercial sanitizing gels may not be […]

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natural anti flea shampoo for dogs

All-Natural Anti-Flea Dog Shampoo

I thought we were out of the woods after the warm weather went away, so I let up on all my natural flea prevention until one day I noticed one of our dogs energetically scratching himself. It can’t be. Sure enough, both my dogs had fleas. I knew which essential oils are good to combat […]
sage infused vinegar

Sage Infused Vinegar

Cleaning with a solution of equal parts white distilled vinegar and water is by far one of the most effective ways to clean, not to mention one of the safest for your health, your family’s, and yes, even the environment. Add the power of herbs, and you have one super cleaning solution. In this case a […]
pick a safe kiddie pool

How to Pick a Safe Kiddie Pool

Ahh the smell of plastic. It brings back memories of kiddie pools, beach toys, and those fun rafts for the pool, doesn’t it? Well, that smell is the combination of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and other plasticizers, like phthalates, that result is cancer-causing contaminants, for both people and the environment. PVC is known as the “poison […]

Naturally Mindful - Organic

homemade baby shampoo

Homemade All Natural Baby Wash & Shampoo

My interest in nontoxic products started with my son. I have mentioned before how just fresh from the hospital, in the haze of no sleep an hour long nursing sessions something clicked in me, the products I used for personal care had toxins in them. Almost immediately I threw everything out, and replaced them with […]

Why Eating Organic Really Matters?

What does organic really mean? The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) defines organic as follows: “Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given […]
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Homemade Soothing Baby Oil {Recipe}

As parents, we are so diligent about keeping toxic substances away from our precious children. So when they become mobile we quickly lock up under sinks and cabinets all those conventional cleaning products, car oils, paints, etc. Except we forget one. Baby oil. You read that right. Baby oil can be extremely dangerous, even fatal, […]

About NaturallyMindful.com

NaturallyMindful.com is a Mindful Health Blog started by Stephanie, a stay-at-home mom to her curly-haired two year old son, a nursing student, dog lover, and yoga enthusiast. She loves to share her tips on making green and healthy living attainable to families getting started in the wonderful world of eco-consciousness. She believes in real food and living as natural as possible…and why not, leaving behind a better planet for our children.