Natural Remedies

Bone Broth/Veggie Stock

Here is a simple way that I was taught to make bone broth/veggie stock… Why both of them together? Well it kinda kills two birds with one stone.. so to speak.

After the birth of my daughter, I took advantage of my Doula’s healthy coach to learn how to make this liquid gold for your body! I use a lot of organic produce, and it was recommended to me to start saving the scraps to my organic produce and freeze in freezer bags so I could use to make veggie stock. GENIUS. I was wasting all of by throwing it in the trash!

My health coach would combine the organic scraps with any organic bones. So far I have only comes across good organic chicken bones. I still need to find a resource for some good, grass fed beef bones. So I use the bones from a whole organic chicken & about two zip lock gallon bags of veggie scraps.

What kinds of veggie scraps?

  • celery
  • romain
  • kale
  • onion
  • zucchini
  • green beans
  • bell pepper
  • cabbage
  • squash

Pretty much any veggies you use. You will learn some veggies might add a flavor you don’t like. I personally have never experienced that, and I make it for a overall purpose.. not for distinct flavors.

I also use a pressure cooker. Very handy! It took days to make it in a crock pot and does give off a interesting aroma. Lol 😳

Bone Broth/Veggie Stock Ingredients:

  • Dozen peppercorns
  • Dried herbs- teaspoon of each. (Fresh herbs use up to a quarter cup)
  • 1 head of Garlic
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar- helps breakdown bones (if just making bone broth- double or triple)
  • Organic bones
  • organic veggie scraps
    • never use citrus or fruit


  • Add all ingredients into pressure cooker
    • if you let veggies thaw a bit, you can fit more in there.
  • Fill with distilled water to fill line
  • Cook in pressure cooker for 4.5 hours
  • Let cool to strain the juice

Straining and Storing the Broth:

  • Lay strips of Cheese Cloth in a strainer. Make sure strips are long enough that you can grab ends to squeeze once ingredients are in it. Strainer is really for back up, if anything comes out.
  • Pour ingredients from pressure cooker into cheese cloth and squeeze

Now what can you do with all you nutrient dense broth?!?

  • Drink immediately. Lol 😁
  • I use silicon cube trays to freeze. So I have small portions to use to heat up food on stove top or in oven, and add to stuff like soup I buy or anything that needs extra liquid


  • I also measure out 8 and 16 ounces in freezer bag to have when I make homemade soups, or to have to drink when needed.
  • Divide it up as desired, and store in freezer



There are lots of different recipes out there, this is a great basic one to get you started and get the job done!

Unfortunately, I made my last batch in a hurry and my mom was helping and got ahead of me so I didn’t get to do step by step photos. So next time I make it I will update this with a full set of photos!

Happy bone broth/veggie stock making!

love you. live long.



Why Coconut Oil is Amazing

Coconut oil is incredible for your body inside & out! I found out about this amazing product several years ago when I was suffering from dermatitis on my face.. Little did I know I was discovering my go to cure all for problems for my body inside & out.

Coconut oil itself is a healthy fat, that is anti-bacterial & anti-fungal.. so it has the ability to fight off fungus, bacteria, & viruses.. It is also an incredible moisturizer for you skin, hair, & nails.

Here is a great image that shows some of the major benefits of using coconut oil from

Coconut Oil Health Benefits Infograph

Here are some personal uses I have found it great for:

  • Cooking- it has a high smoke point (for more info- click here)
  • Adding to smoothies to boost flavor
  • Makeup remover
  • Natural deodorant  (click for recipe)
  • Oil Pulling – this is a new one for me & its amazing!! Check on the link for directions & benefits! Defiantly a must to add to your daily routine.
  • When paired with Apple Cider Vinegar: clears up dermatitis, acne.. and other skin flare ups
  • Coffee creamer (referred to by a friend)
  • Helps remove scars over longterm use
  • Natural misquote & bug repellent (mosquitoes are attracted to a bacteria on your skin, Coconut oil is anti-fungal & anti-bacterial!)
  • When paired with Aloe vera gel: helps soothe & heal sunburns faster.

Some tips for using it:

Skin Care– I have found that it absorbs best right out of the shower on damp skin. Especially if you suffer from dry, sensitive skin.. you should pat dry (do not rub dry.. its so hard on sensitive skin!), leaving your skin a little moist, then apply. Walking around throughout your day oily can not be ideal, so I recommend doing it at night time. Give yourself time to dry out a little bit. Also- ladies it removes make up, so don’t use it on your face when your trying to wear make up. 😉

Hair Care– a friend of mine helped clear a eczema flare up on her scalp by using Apple Cider Vinegar, followed by Coconut oil & letting it sit. If you can leave it over night.. it gives it even more time to work. Note: a little goes a long ways with the coconut oil.. I learned this lesson the hard way & had to rinse my hair several times before the oiliness came out!

Internal Care– I use about 1 Tbsp for smoothies & cooking. You will learn to adjust it according to your flavor preference. I would not recommend eating it straight on a empty stomach.. another lesson I learned the hard way! They also make coconut oil supplements, which may be an easier way to get your daily dose.

As always, do your own research.. and see what works best for you! If you have any questions, or suggestion- please share in a comment!

love you. live long.

Photograph Credit: That’s Forever Photography   (my personal work)