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Archives for April 2014

How to Henna Your Hair

Henna is a natural plant coloring for the hair. It’s produced from the Lawsonia plant. Henna has been used as a colorant for thousands of years. Traditional henna produced a red color.  However, today you can get henna in a variety of colors at Mountain Rose herbs. One important thing to note is that henna […]

How to Make an All-Purpose Herbal Balm/Salve for Kids

Staci’s balm is ideal for diaper rash, scrapes, cuts, skin problems and more. The recipe uses herbal ingredients that are naturally healing and soothing to the skin. Staci also uses essential oils that are calming. There are clear directions on how to make the balm. Click on the How to Make an All-Purpose Herbal Balm/Salve […]

85+ Ways to Save Energy and Save Your Hard-Earned Money

This article is packed with practical tips on reducing energy consumption which will save you money. Energy bills can represent a large percentage of monthly expenses. The energy saving tips in the article  will help you to save money and will also decrease your dependency on fossil fuels. You’ll find energy saving tips for: Lighting […]

Red Tiger Balm Pocket Roller Recipe

This is Marie’s all-natural version of Tiger Balm that you can use to soothe sore muscles or other aches and pains. It’s a really simple recipe that uses 5 essential oils and some perfumery alcohol. What I really like about this recipe is that Marie puts the Tiger Balm in small roller tubes that you […]

DIY Solid Perfume in a Locket

I loved this article  Lea explains how she made a solid perfume using oils, beeswax, and an Earth Aroma Essential Oil blend of 5 different essential oils.  She then poured the liquid perfume into a locket she got on Ebay. When the perfume solidified, she had a wonderful perfume locket. The article includes Lea’s complete recipe. […]

How to Sow, Grow, and Harvest Echinacea

This is a nicely detailed article on how to sow, grow and harvest Echinacea. Echinacea is a perennial flower that is beautiful and is also used for medicinal  remedies.  The article covers the following: Best zones for growth Soil requirements Sun requirements When to sow How to sow Watering requirements How to harvest seeds in […]

Start Your Day With This Antioxidant Powerhouse Smoothie

If you’re looking for a drink that’s loaded with antioxidants, is super healthy and tastes delicious,then Pauline’s recipe may be the smoothie you’re looking for. It’s a wonderful smoothie that contains blueberries, raw cacao and other ingredients.  Like most smoothies, it’s easy to make. Click on the Start Your Day With This Antioxidant Powerhouse Smoothie link […]

Blackberry Mint Lime Fruit Leather Recipe

This is a wonderful and healthy treat that Meredith developed with help from her 4 year old daughter. Blackberries, mint leaves, lime and other ingredients blend for a unique and delicious fruit treat. The final rolled fruit leather looks like small little wrapped gifts. Fantastic recipe! Click on the Blackberry Mint Lime Fruit Leather Recipe […]

Natural and Gluten-Free Families

        Natural and Gluten-Free Families     by Paisley Hansen, Contributing Writer   Maintaining a healthy diet can be achieved in various ways. There are some people who follow a gluten-free diet and some who prefer organic and natural foods. Currently, there is some controversy about genetically modified organisms, or GMO foods, and some […]

How to Make Kombucha Using the Continuous Brew Method

If you like kombucha and want to make it at home, this article will explain the different options. Kombucha is a fermented drink made with sweetened black tea. In this article Katie explains the batch method of making homemade kombucha. She includes a video that she made a while ago that explains the batch process […]