Archives for February 2014

DIY Homemade Laundry Detergent Tabs Recipe

One of the big advantages of homemade laundry detergent tabs is that each tab is a pre-measured amount of soap. It’s a simple and easy way to add just the right amount of soap to your washer. It also saves money because you’re not over adding additional soap to the washer.To make these tabs you […]

How to Make Hemp and Coconut Lip Balm

Shannon shares a story about how she was approached by a member of the American Cancer Society, who wanted some natural goodies that she could put in gift bags for cancer survivors. This was all a part of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event. (It’s a wonderful event. Shannon describes it in the […]

How to Make Stunning Homemade Beeswax Candles

Beeswax candles are terrific air cleaners. When you burn beeswax it emits negative ions which naturally removes dust, pollen, odors, toxins etc from the air.So when I saw this tutorial by Elsie and Emma that explains how to make beeswax candles in glass jars, I just had to share it. Not only are the candles […]

10 Ways To Clean Your Carpets & Rugs Without Using Toxic Chemicals

If you have carpeting down in some of the rooms in your home, you know how it can get dirty. This is a helpful article that discusses ways to: Reduce carpet soiling Reduce chances of stains after a spill Different solutions to use for stain cleaning How to naturally deodorize carpets And MORE! They also […]

Homemade Rose and Lavender Bath Oil Recipe

Are you tense and stressed out? Do you have achy muscles? Is your skin in need of some serious moisturizing? You need a nice hot bath with an aromatic bath oil! This rose and lavender bath oil is like having your own spa at home. Aside from the wonderful scents of rose and lavender, this […]

How to Make Homemade Mint Syrup

When Colleen shared how some mint she had planted last spring spread everywhere, I had to smile. The very same thing has happened to me several times. If you  read up on mint,  it’s often described as having “vigorous growth habits.”  I’ll say! Mint is an extrovert. It likes to go chat with the other […]

How to Make Morning Warm Water & Lemon With A Turmeric Twist

Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicine native to India. In this tradition of alternative medicine, turmeric is used as an antioxidant that fights the free radicals thought to cause cancer. It’s also an anti-inflammatory and an antiseptic.Tejal shares a recipe for warm water, lemon and turmeric that is ideal to drink first thing […]

A Metabolism-Boosting Spice & Herb Blend

This is a spice and herb blend that increases energy levels and boosts metabolism. The blend uses cinnamon, garlic, red chili pepper and other ingredients. If you can use fresh ingredients, it makes the blend even better.Mao Shing Ni recommends adding the spice-herb blend to your hot meals about 1 minute before you turn off […]

How to Make Homemade Jalapeño Powder

If you like jalapeno peppers and want a different way to preserve and use them, this is a wonderful option. Kay explains how she prepares jalapeno peppers and makes a ground powder. You can add the powder to soups, stews, salads, dressings…anything that you want to spice up. Kay also has some wonderful jalapeno pepper […]

10 Creative Indoor Seed Starting Ideas

Manuela lives in Atlanta where today it’s 59 and Home Depot is putting out spring bushes and trees. I can’t begin to tell you how envious I am of Manuela! Anyway, she has collected some great ideas on how to start seeds indoors. If you see a method you like, just click on the link […]