Vintage Remedies Review


Are you interested in teaching your children about natural health?  If your answer is yes, then take a look at the Vintage Remedies Curriculum.

Photobucket


Vintage Remedies is the creation of Jessie Hawkins, a homeschool mom, natural birth instructor, and doula.  She was frequently asked to help other families learn about natural health and decided to create Vintage Remedies as a part time job.  However, her work was in high demand, and it quickly evolved into a much larger business.  It now has several full time employees, homeschool curriculum, adult curriculum, a School Of Natural Health, consulting, and more. 

One thing is for sure, she has maintained her Christian focus.  She also only recommends natural remedies that have sound scientifically proven methods in natural living, natural health, and healing.  She steers clear of methods that are in conflict with the Christian faith and with proven outcomes. 

Jessie Hawkins work really appeals to me, because this is the same approach I took when I owned my healthy food business, Weiser Farms Natural Country Store.  I desired to help people find natural healing remedies that were in line with the Christian faith and gave credit to God as the creator and healer.   I also love natural birth practices and homeschooling.  We have a lot in common, and I believe she has something very valuable in her message and faith to offer homeschool families. 

As a reviewer for The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew, I was given the option of reviewing one of three different Vintage Remedies curriculum options:


Vintage Remedies for Kids, for ages 2-6 for boys and girls (retails for $25). 
 
From their website: “This curriculum helps you teach little ones how to choose healthy foods, how to prepare some fun and delicious snacks, how to establish prevention based habits, and how they can participate in your family’s natural lifestyle.”


Photobucket




Vintage Remedies For Girls ages 7-13 (retails for $45).
From their website: ” Vintage Remedies for Girls teaches healthy and natural living to girls ages 7-13. Our new workbook is packed with over 200 pages covering every aspect of natural living including wellness, nutrition, herbal medicine, immunity, natural cleaning and body care, and the conservative use of valuable natural resources. Girls will learn how to identify unhealthy foods, how to create a healthy real foods menu (and prepare it for some friends!), how to make natural cleaning supplies and skin care, how to make cheese, how to grow culinary and medicinal herbs, how to create basic herbal preparations, and much, much more!” 

Photobucket 


Vintage Remedies for Guys, ages 7-13 (retails for $45).

From their website: “Vintage Remedies for Guys teaches healthy and natural living to boys ages 7-13. Our new workbook is packed with over 200 pages covering every aspect of natural living including wellness, nutrition, herbal medicine, immunity, natural living and hygiene, and the conservative use of valuable natural resources. Young guys will learn how to identify unhealthy foods, how to create a healthy real foods get together (and practice with some friends), how to select and even make natural skin care, how to make cheese, how to grow culinary and medicinal herbs, how to create basic herbal preparations, and much, much more!”


Photobucket

 
I chose to review Vintage Remedies for Guys.  I have three boys in this age range and felt this would be a great way for us to talk about natural health and wellness.  I really liked this book, and better yet, my boys really liked the book and all the activities/projects included.  It is written to young boys on their learning level.  They “get it”.  It isn’t fancy, but it makes good sense and it is hands on.



This curriculum has 18 chapters and can be used as a stand alone one year curriculum, or as a supplemental two year curriculum.

Topics covered in this curriculum include:

Food, Nutrition, and Culinary Skills
Real Food
Kitchen Basics
Healthy Drinks
Snacktime
Sweet Desserts
Local Foods
Growing Your Own Food

Health and Body
Healthy and Clean Bodies
Immunity and Prevention
Coughs and Colds
Summertime Fun
Backyard Medicine
Aromatic Oils

Natural Living
Hospitality
Cleaner Cleaning
Green Gifting
Reducing and Reusing
A Natural Home 

Some of the fun hands on projects boys make with this curriculum include:

Food, Nutrition, and Culinary Skills
Garden Growing Projects 
    Salad Box
    Tomatoes
    Garlic Patch
Visiting Local Farms
Homemade Pizza
Strawberry Fruit Bars
Chewy Chocolate Granola Bars
Homemade Cheese
Baking Bread
Homemade Strawberry Jam
Homemade Yogurt

Health and Body
Homemade Deodorant
Extra Tough Body Scrub
Sore Throat Tea
Herbal Candies
Backyard Medicine

Natural Living
Hosting A Party
Making Laundry Soap
Eco Friendly Art Gift Set
Activity Pack Gift Set
Composting


This is not a complete list of the projects, but I hope it gives you a good idea of the fun hands on learning this curriculum has to offer.  My boys are all about “hands on” and it really makes learning fun.

Each chapter has a letter to the parent and a supply list.  The parent letter helps explain the purpose and plan of the chapter to aid the parent in teaching.  The curriculum also has additional tips, schedule plans, and quizzes for each lesson to reinforce the learning process.

You can see several videos from vintage remedies at  
http://www.youtube.com/VintageRemedies


Read here to learn more about the School Of Natural Health and the various programs offered by Vintage Remedies.

Jessie Hawkins and Vintage Remedies will be speaking at natural birth conventions and homeschool conventions this coming year.  Be sure to check out their schedule and stop in and visit with them if you are going to these conventions.


Photobucket



I recieved the book, Vintage Remedies for Guys, in exchange for an honest review.  If you would like to see what other folks on the TOS Homeschool Crew had to say about this product, please see the stories and links posted here




Please share.
This entry was posted in Nutrition-Food-Recipes, Review Curriculums, Reviews on by .

About Melinda Weiser

I am a sinner, saved by grace. I am on a journey and offer to share my story with the hope that it will bless you. My one desire is to bring glory to my creator. I am a wife and the mother of 6 children, plus two in heaven. I enjoy homeschooling, research, teaching, homesteading, natural gardening, grass based farming, cooking, fresh raw milk, herbs, children, midwifery, and music. I am a writer, biblical mentor, and also work part time in the healthy foods and vitamin business www.weisernaturalfoods.com I have a BSW degree from Kansas State University, and trained professionally as a medical social worker, biblical counselor, tutor, and vocal performer. Thank you for stopping by to read about our homeschool and family life adventures. Be blessed!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.