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Archives for September 2013

How to Make Homemade Lemon Balm Soap

This is a recipe for Lemon Balm Soap developed by Jan of the Nerdy Farm Wife site.  It’s a cold process soap recipe.  Jan lists all of the ingredients and measurements in this post.  She also explains how to make the lemon balm tea needed for the soap. She then provides a link to her […]

How to Make Soap Without Lye (Sort of)

Many people shy away from making soap from scratch because they’re leery of working with lye.  I totally understand.  Until this summer I was one of those people. Jan of The Nerdy Farm Wife explains how you can use melt and pour soap bases without dealing with preparing a lye mixture.  They are pre-made soap […]

How to Make Homemade Sparkling Apple Cider

  This is an amazingly simple recipe for sparkling apple cider.  Just 2 ingredients.  Mix, chill and pour.  You’re good to go.  It’s a real money saver too.  Some of the better commercial brands of sparkling apple cider cost $8 to $12 a bottle. Very nice DIY recipe. Click on the How to Make Homemade Sparkling […]

Preserving Produce for Winter Eating – Drying Prunes

Don’t forget to Like Herbs and Oils Hub on Facebook so you’ll get notified every time we find a great new post about Herbs, Essential Oils, Spices, Natural Remedies and Natural Living. When you consider preserving fruits and vegetables, one method that’s often overlooked is dehydrating.  Drying fruits and vegetables can also be a very […]

Homemade Lavender Coconut Oil Salt Scrub

In this article Jillee of One Good Thing shares a recipe for lavender coconut salt scrub.  She credits Tiffany of the Coconut Mama with the original recipe and adapted it by adding lavender. This is an all-over body scrub.  The lavender provides calming properties.  The coconut oil is super moisturizing.  And the particular salt that […]

5 Immune Boosting Herbs for the Fall & Winter

Alix of Blessed in Homemaking makes a very good point in this article.  It’s much smarter and easier to build up your immune system before you get sick than after.  If you have a strong immune system, there’s a good chance you won’t get sick at all. Alix shares 5 herbs you can use to […]

Homemade Natural Healing & Immune Broth Recipe

This is a recipe for Homemade Natural Healing Broth by Kelly of Faithful Provisions.  She uses the broth when her immune system is run down and she feels symptoms of an illness. It helps her to fight off colds and the flu. The broth uses 4 main ingredients that have healthy properties. One ingredient boosts […]

Five Best Kitchen Herbs for the Cold Season

This is a great article to read before you get that first cold weather illness.  Annie of the Herbal Academy of New England shares 5 different herbs that can be used to treat winter colds and flu.  She includes an herbal tea for each herb and directions on how many times a day to drink […]

How To Easily Harvest Basil Seeds

Don’t forget to Like Herbs and Oils Hub on Facebook so you’ll get notified every time we find a great new post about Herbs, Essential Oils, Spices, Natural Remedies and Natural Living. I had a bumper crop of basil this year.  I’ve dried some and froze some.  Then I read an article about saving heirloom […]

Make Your Own Scented Fabric Softener ~ All Natural

I found this recipe for scented fabric softener on the Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth site.  There’s one core ingredient that removes detergent residue and reduces static cling.  Then you can pick one essential oil to add to the core ingredient depending on your cleaning needs. One oil is antibacterial and antiseptic and has a […]