Hippie Shit That Actually Works

A woman's hand on a cup of tea

Ah, hippie shit.

Who among us can resist its siren call? After all, don’t we all want to live in a world where the solution to every problem we have lies in our pantry? Child not doing well in school? Rub em down with cornstarch. Dismissive husband? Simply dab some apple cider vinegar behind his ears (organic, of course).

There’s nothing quite so delightful as the smugness that comes with rubbing oil of oregano onto our feet while drinking chamomile tea and explaining to our girlfriends that western medicine just doesn’t compare when it comes to treating gangrene.

I like to think of myself as a wise woman of the world. But I have a confession: I’m hippie on my mother’s side (so half hippie) but I have a highly tuned bullshit-o-meter. So this means I will stick a clove of garlic up my hoo-ha to get rid of a UTI, but I will not use crystals to alleviate my allergies. Ya feel me?

Here are five Damn Girl tried and true’s:

1. Ginger for motion sickness

I am afflicted with the motion sickness double whammy. I have the traditional car sickness, plane sickness, can’t look at my cellphone while walking sickness, and also hormonal motion sickness. Who says you can’t have it all?

Ginger tea

When I go on a trip or am due for my period, I start my morning with about a tablespoon of fresh grated ginger in a cup of water, then supplement throughout the day with ginger chews to keep the dizzies at bay, which it does!

2. Positive thinking physically changes the shape of your brain

I know when you are stressed out and just need a break, there is nothing so soothing as wishing your neighbors, in laws, and exes horrible, detailed deaths. But according to research, our thoughts actually change the shape of our brains, for better or worse.

3. Apple cider vinegar for mole removal

You can remove raised moles and skin tags with organic apple cider vinegar.

Mole scene from Austin Powers

Remember, kids: I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice. You should not try this under any circumstances. But I did and it worked wonderfully! I removed eighteen pesky moles and two ugly skin tags. I did this 5 years ago and my pale, sensitive skin has no scars and the moles have not come back. Read how I did it here: http://homeremediesforlife.com/apple-cider-vinegar-for-mole-removal/

4. Yoga for… almost everything

Yoga is the fountain of youth. Yoga keeps your tendons and joints lubricated and your muscles strong and flexible.

Woman doing yoga at the end of a pier

Yoga is excellent for your brain chemistry. Yoga balances hormones, reduces pain, and improves your balance and sleep quality. Yoga does just about everything except clean your house and make you breakfast and honestly, I don’t have any sources for that last statement so don’t quote me on that one.

5. Breast massage for regular periods

This is a weird one, but quite effective: prolactin, oxytocin, and estrogen are all produced from rubbing down your bazoombas.

Woman holding a picture of a bra

Breast massage can be a game changer for those who suffer from PCOS, perimenopause, and irregular periods. Aim for 10-15 minutes before bed.


Tell me, what hippie-shit do you find really works? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll test them out for  part-two!

49 thoughts on “Hippie Shit That Actually Works

  1. Honeyed Garlic belongs on your list here. This is something I tried recently because I happened to have some raw honey and garlic in the house. I didn’t expect much, but it actually is a better cold remedy than anything I’ve ever tried. Cures sore throats, stuffy noses, and works on seasonal allergies, too. Here’s a link to a recipe online from the good folks over at KillerPickles. http://www.killerpickles.com/honeyed-garlic/

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  2. I swear by chamomile tea for basically everything. Drink it, add it to a bath, infuse some jojoba oil with it for your skin, macerate it in alcohol and keep the tincture in your purse to take for anxiety — as long as you don’t have ragweed allergies, chamomile is basically the best.

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  3. This post requires a second read because I was laughing too hard to absorb all the information. The apple cider did catch my attention, though, because I have an unsightly mole, but thanks to you, its days are numbered. My God, you are funny!

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    1. let us know how it goes, the incurable dreamer – DGGYST – which of those methods did you use for the mole? how long did it take to go away? am thinking will try on a skin tag …

      I don’t have much to add – just eat simple & healthy, exercise at least a little every day — oh! lately am finding meditation helps keep crazed weasel thoughts at bay

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      1. Ahaha! Crazed weasel thoughts, that’s excellent!!! For skin tag removal, I covered the surrounding skin with shea butter ( you can use petroleum jelly too) agitate the tag a bit with a needle, pulled the head of a q-tip off and soaked it in ACV, placed it directly onto the tag and then I used medical tape to hold it in place overnight. I did this every night for about 5 days and the tag fell off. Let me know how it goes and if you have any more questions! Good luck girl!!

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  4. I’m half hippie on my moms side as well. She always told me that rubbing my boobs would help them grow larger too (this is kind of proven – it helps “loosen” blood flow). She also claims peeing in the shower is the reason she hasn’t gotten a UTI in her lifetime. But pretty much weed for everything.

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    1. It does help them grow! I hear that you have to rub them in a specific way for growth (not sure if that’s true) and there are people who take the breast massage rituals to a whole new level, with chants and herbs..and like, a dance lol, but I do it a few days a month to get my period on time and it works!

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  5. Coconut oil for teeth whitening is too real – you swish it around your mouth first thing in the morning (slightly disgusting I’ll admit) for 10 minutes. Your teeth are noticeably whiter after and it’s super good for your mouth health too!

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  6. I am going for that apple cider vinegar thing! Hello! I’m fair skinned, freckled, and glow in the dark I am so damn pale! I am a mole maven and have been getting them cut off, stitched up and lasered! I wonder if it’ll work for age spots??? I have just started getting those, sooo fun. YUK. Any hippie shit for that? Love your posts! ~Kim

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  7. This was an excellent introduction to your blog! I drink apple cider vinegar with ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, lemon, and a little honey. Excellent for the tummy. Everything nauseates me, too, so I’m all about ginger like you. My husband tried to take a shot of apple cider vinegar for acid reflux and he almost died. I believe his exact words were, “It tastes like cancer!” I’m totally going to try putting it on a couple moles, though!

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  8. Just found your blog. ❤ I totally agree with the yoga and ginger. Have written about yoga on my blog. Add lavender oil to your list of things that work. I use lavender to help me fall asleep. I have written several posts about it. Here's one: https://photobaugh.com/2016/11/19/lavender-lullabies/#more-2648

    Definitely going to try the ACV for some skin tags my daughter has. She tried "skin tag away" last week and it gave her a nasty rash after one use! 😦

    P.S. You have a typo in "Copyright" at the bottom of the page. Unless that was intentional, and then perhaps I need to get my sh*t together. 🙂 Cheers!

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  9. I feel like we are sisters from another mister. I’m a green tea junkie. Meditation junkie. Yoga junkie. I do the crystal thing – not for allergies but I do find them very good for grounding, anxiety, and making my nightstand pretty. I love tarot because I think it forces me to look inside the chaos in my grey matter and figure out what’s what! Can’t wait to read more! I’m mahbuttitches. Everywhere for your stalking pleasure 🤣

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    1. Your blog name cracks me the fuck up! It popped up in my reader and I was like “God, yes!” You know, my dad was quite slutty, we might be sisters from the same mister! I’ll braid your hair if you read my tarot cards, deal?

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      1. Hahahaha you know I’ve been wondering if people don’t follow me because of my name. It cracks me the fuck up when I write serious pieces or even poetry where I’m talking about suicide or whatever and it’s “written by mahbuttitches” but it makes me laugh and I’m a special snowflake so me and my itchy butt will continue to be the hot mess of whatever falls out of the grey matter.

        We can totes do that. I’ll get my crystals, and I’ll stop shaving so I really get the hippie thing going. You can braid my leg hair then too! 🤣

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  10. I am a huge fan of acupuncture. I have been having crazy ass-neurological symptoms since January including migraines and it has helped tremendously. It also the only time all week when I can lay in a comfortable chair, let someone else do all the work, and not to talk to anyone for an hour. No phone, no computer, no co-workers, no crazy commuters on the subway, no family. I may look like a pierced baked potato under the foil blanket but I actually look forward to those sessions.

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  11. OMG, I love these. There are some I haven’t heard of anywhere else… like rubbing up your boobs to make aunt flo’s visit easier to take. lol Thanks for the education!

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  12. Great blog! 🙂
    A couple hippie things… Drinking tart cherry juice. It has to be just tart cherry juice, not a juice blend of some kind. It helps relieve joint pain. It’s not magic, and if you have really severe pain, you might only notice a slight difference, but slightly less pain is still better. I can tell when I don’t drink it for a couple days. Also, it’s supposed to help you sleep so drink a couple swigs at night.
    The other thing is hot water (with tea or lemon or whatever) and cayenne pepper. Start with a very small amount of pepper! It doesn’t dissolve, the hot water just makes it easier to get into your system. I started to help deal with high BP, but there are many benefits that you can find online.
    I look forward to reading more posts!

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  13. I am so excited to have found this! I just grew a bumper crop of skin tags in my armpits (Yay aging!!) and shaving those little fuckers is less than no fun. Can’t wait to try it, thank you so much!!! If you happen to read this and want to tell me which of the methods/other ingredient you used, I’d be even more grateful. XO


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