Archives for January 2014

10 Easy To Grow Fruit & Vegetable Plants for Small Gardens

In this article, Andrea (Frugally Sustainable) shares 10 easy to grow fruits and vegetables that provide the most abundant harvest while requiring minimal effort. These are low maintenance plants that are perfect for small spaces. They are also organic varieties. Andrea also includes buying information for the recommended plants and some very helpful gardening links. […]

Homemade Oreo Truffles Body Cream Recipe Joy of Chocolate Driven found this wonderful recipe for Oreo Truffles Body Cream. They are body butter bars that look good enough to eat ~ for real 🙂 The amazing thing is that they only use a couple of ingredients. I think these body cream bars would make a wonderful gift for someone special […]

All-Natural Mango-Pineapple-Kiwi Face & Body Scrub Recipe

Mango, pineapple and kiwi are rich in antioxidants and high in vitamin C. They also have anti-aging properties. Shannon of the Fresh-Picked Beauty website explains how to create a sugar scrub with these fruit that will leave your skin glowing and smooth. There are clear instructions and some terrific, step-by-step photographs. Shannon’s natural beauty recipes […]

How to Make Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric & Ginger Tea

Michelle of MindBodyGreen shares her recipe for Turmeric, Honey & Ginger Tea. It’s an especially healing tea during the cold, flu and allergy season. This recipe uses ground turmeric, ginger and other ingredients. It’s very easy to make. Click on the How to Make Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric & Ginger Tea link below to see the complete […]

How to Make Wild Chamomile Body Cream

Wild chamomile has a wonderful scent and shares some of the healing properties of true chamomile. In this recipe for wild chamomile body cream, Shannon uses a combination of oils that are soothing and moisturizing ~ perfect for any time of the year! Shannon infused the oils with a number of different herbs. She explains […]

Four Easy Homemade Pickle Recipes

This is so neat. Dawn (Small Footprint Family) shares two different ways to make pickles: fermented and speed pickles. The fermented version takes 3 to 7 days to become pickled. The speed pickles use an additional ingredient which allows you to make and eat your pickles after an hour or so! She also includes a […]

Homemade Natural Clay Soap Recipe

This is a recipe for natural clay soap by Jan (The Nerdy Farm Wife). She used the funnel pour method which results in a really beautiful design. Jan uses purple Brazilian clay, activated charcoal, another clay and a variety of oils and other ingredients. I love the pink and purple swirls and the earthy look […]

Make Your Own “Warming Salve” For Cold Fingers and Toes!

This is a salve that can be a real lifesaver in cold Winter weather. Jillee explains how her sister, Rebecca, was shoveling snow and ended up with freezing hands. Rebecca went inside  and  grabbed a jar of “Naked Salve”, which is a salve with no essential oils in it.  She then added a particular, warming […]

Three Reasons to Eat Ginger During Wintertime

This article by the Herbal Academy of New England discusses 3 key properties of Ginger and how it is especially helpful during the winter. You’ll learn the benefits of Ginger for: Digestion Throat Problems Congestion There is also a wonderful recipe for Spiced Ginger-lime Juice. It’s a warming drink that will help to fight off […]

The Real Cause of Tooth Decay (and How to Stop it Naturally)

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, DIY Projects, Spices, Natural Remedies and Natural Living.   Have you ever known people who don’t take exceptional care of their teeth but never seem to get any cavities? This article […]