These are some of my most favorite products that I cannot live without.

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Wound Treatment

Country Comfort has amazing healing properties. While I was on chemo, I struggled to get my wounds to heal. This did amazing things for me when nothing else worked. To this very day I continue to use it on so many things. It is a great chemical free healer. You can purchase this at any local health food store.

The medicinal properties of Golden Seal and Myrrh Gum powder combine to make a most effective disinfecting ointment for psoriasis, eczema, hemorrhoids, burns, infections, cuts, wounds, scrapes, dry skin, etc. A natural salve no household should be without. The quick results will amaze you!

Essential Oils Diffuser

H2EO makes this wonderful diffuser locally in Hopkins, MN. I have owned this for over a year now and have used it countless times. It is one of the best diffusers on the market. I purchased mine at Sassafras Health Foods Store in White Bear Lake. You can also buy them other places locally.

Using ultrasonic "cold mist" technology, high frequency sound (100 times beyond human hearing) generates patterns of movement that create "sonic bubbles" in the water in the diffuser’s bowl. When these bubbles implode, nano-droplets of water are released from the surface. Each is enveloped by a fine coating of essential oil as they float up and rapidly become part of the atmosphere of your room.


It took me a very long time to warm up to Stevia because I was so used to the other overly sweet chemical sweeteners. Also, most stevia tends to have a bitter aftertaste that for some is difficult to get past. Sweet Leaf Stevia Liquid however is much different I think. I use only a couple drops in my coffee, kids smoothies, salad dressings or anything else you want to sweeten up without the negative effects of sugar and chemical sweeteners. Sweet Leaf Stevia also has TONS of flavors to choose from including Root Bear, Lemon Drop, Vanilla, Grape, Chocolate and many, many more! Great for diabetics! Don't forget to keep it in the fridge once you have opened it to maintain freshness!  You can purchase this at most health food stores or buy it online!  Enjoy!

Spread the sweet word to your family, friends, and colleagues about the pure power of SweetLeaf Sweetener®: 100% all-natural with zero calories, zero carbohydrates,zero glycemic index and zero chemicals!

Apple Cider Vinegar

Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar, with "the mother" is not like your usual grocery store apple cider vinegar. This apple cider vinegar is made from organic, pesticide free apples and contains the amazing Mother of Vinegar which occurs naturally as strand-like enzymes of connected protein molecules. I do my best to consume this on a daily basis to detoxify my liver, to improve digestion and to promote a healthy pH balance in my body. Every health focused household should have a bottle of Braggs in its cupboards! Don't miss out on the many other Braggs items like Liquid Aminos (use this instead of soy sauce) and Braggs salad dressings. These can be purchased at most grocery stores.
Certified Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is unfiltered, unheated, unpasteurized and 5% acidity. Apple Cider Vinegar has been highly regarded throughout history. In 400 B.C. the great Hippocrates, Father of Medicine, used it for its amazing health qualities.

Ezekiel 4:9 Organic Sprouted Grain Bread

This bread is amazing! Not only is it low on the glycemic index, but it is also FLOURLESS and made from wonderful organic sprouted grains. Sprouted grains, seeds and nuts also encourage the growth of good bacteria, help to keep the colon clean, and are high in protective antioxidants. This bread is not gluten free, but it is made from non GMO grains which significantly reduces the gluten load because the grain used has not been genetically altered.

Through the sprouting process the grains become living, nutrient-rich, food. It is these “live” grains we use to make our breads. Different from other breads, we sprout all of the grains used in our bread prior to using them in our products. During our unique sprouting process, enzymes are released from the germ of the grain. Visit the Food For Life website for more information and to see all their fabulous products or look for their products in the frozen food section of your local grocery store.

Soap Nuts!

Soap what? No, you read that right. Introducing Soap Nuts! Really, they are not nuts. They are fruit from the soapberry tree. If you are looking for a non-chemical alternative to your laundry detergent, hand soap, shampoo or household cleaner, then Soap Nuts are your answer. I have always used a non-chemical laundry detergent but I am loving this new alternative. I have also made a hand-soap from it and add it to my shampoo often. Since soapberries are natural, no SLS is present and therefore it does not lather. However, when I use this product as a hand soap (with a foam pump) I find I do not need the lather as it breaks down what is on my hands right away.

Common laundry detergents contain phosphates, ammonia, phenol, brighteners, artificial fragrances, EDTA and SLS, all which can remain 
on your clothes after washing. This residue can cause skin irritation (rashes, itching, allergic reactions) and sinus problems, as well as long-term toxic effects on the environment. Beware of cheaper, smaller and darker soap nuts available on the Internet. They contain lower levels of the active ingredient saponin, and therefore are less effective at cleaning.

You can buy So Berry Fresh Soap Nuts at Kasia Organic Salon. Click HERE to see the FAQ's about Soap Nuts and HERE for all the various uses and how to preserve it when you make it into a liquid.

Dandy Blend

Getting off a coffee addiction is quite the challenge. Dandy Blend however makes that challenge a lot easier. America is in love with her coffee, but for some, caffeine does more damage than good. When I recently had Adrenal Fatigue, it was necessary for me to eliminate coffee from my diet in order to heal my adrenal glands. With Dandy Blend's similar taste to coffee, I was able to still create that morning ritual of having a hot beverage in my hands as I woke up.

DandyBlend - the perfect coffee replacement: — a delightful and versatile instant beverage for the whole family. It can be made hot or cold, in water or milk (including soy, rice, or other milk substitutes). It can be flavored and sweetened to taste and makes excellent coffee- or mocha-flavored ice dessert or frosting. DandyBlend is made from completely soluble extracts of roasted roots of chicory, dandelion and beets and roasted grains of barley and rye — all herbs and grains with significant health-promoting and curative reputations. Dandelion root is known to be incredibly healthy for you!

Dark Chocolate Goodness

Sugar is definitely something I do not promote. However, every now and then everyone needs a little treat in moderation. Organic Dark Chocolate is the perfect little sweet treat snack. I keep one of these bars in my desk, and when I need a little something sweet, I just break off a square or two and that does the trick for the day. Endangered Species and Green & Black's Organic Chocolates are my favorite brands right now.

Dark chocolate and cocoa contain high levels of cell-protecting antioxidant compounds. Two tablespoons of natural cocoa have more antioxidant capacity than four cups of green tea, 1 cup of blueberries and one and half glasses of red wine.

Chocolate cravings are also a common sign of a magnesium deficiency. Since dark chocolate contains high levels of magnesium, many magnesium deficient people find themselves craving this delicious treat often.