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Archives for August 2014

20 Miracle Uses For Peppermint Oil

Peppermint essential oil has a wonderful scent and many health-related properties. In this article, Gaye discusses 20 different uses for peppermint essential oil. She also includes a lot of short recipes and remedies. Here are just a couple of the uses she highlights: Peppermint oil can be used to stop itching caused by bug bites, […]

50 Delicious Detox Drink Recipes

I liked this article because Stephanie stressed that she was sharing these recipes so that people can add a healthy drink to their daily diet. One detox drink a day provides you with antioxidants, vitamins and healthy fluids that you might not get otherwise. This is a really impressive collection of detox drink recipes. If […]

How to Make a Luxurious Green Tea & Silk Face Mask

This is another wonderful, natural homemade face mask recipe by Marie. The recipe uses green tea extract, silk peptides, and 3 other ingredients. It cleanses your pores and firms your face. This is a quick and easy recipe. To use, you just apply a thick layer of the mixture on your skin and leave it […]

Take a Fun Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Herbal Preparations?

Are you new to the world of making herbal preparations? Or are you skilled in making herbal health, beauty and cleaning remedies? Would you like to test your knowledge of herbal preparations? The Herbal Academy of New England has a fun quiz that tests how much you know about preparing herbal remedies and the factors […]

How to Make Citrus Scented Homemade Cleaning Wipes

These are citrus scented homemade cleaning wipes that are ideal for wiping down surfaces in the kitchen or bathroom. Denise recommends using thin cloths or recycled t-shirts. I think microfiber cloths might also be a good choice. She explains how to make a soaking solution that includes lemon and orange essential oils. She also shares […]

How to Make Coconut Coffee Skin Scrub Cubes (For Cellulite, Stretch Marks + Puffy Faces)

Lindsey developed this recipe for coconut coffee scrub cubes. They’re solid coconut oil bars that contain coffee grounds. She explains how they can be used to treat stretch marks and cellulite.What I like is that the recipe is quick and easy. Gerbermom’s method also uses much less coconut oil so there’s less waste. Click on the […]

Everything You Wanted to Know about Red Raspberry Leaf Tea ~ For Women and Pregnancy

Red Raspberry Leaf Tea is recommended to help women with the symptoms associated with their monthly cycle.  It is also used by pregnant women to relieve morning sickness and nausea.  Jacqueline of Deep Roots at Home shares some thoughts about the benefits of the naturally occurring calcium found in Red Raspberry Leaf Tea. Red Raspberry […]

A Guide to Healthy Seeds You Can Eat

The focus of this article is seeds that we can eat, not seeds that we plant in a garden. Lindsey explains why seeds are so healthy and why it’s good to include them in our diet. She then provides an in-depth discussion of the following seeds and includes a recipe for each one: Chia Hemp […]

Homemade Foaming Facial Cleanser

This foaming facial cleanser is easy to make and economical. It takes off make-up and leaves skin feeling soft. It’s everything you’d want in a facial cleanser. Stephanie’s recipe uses castile soap , oil, and other ingredients. One thing I like is that she shares substitutions you can make for some of the ingredients. The […]

Homemade Roll-on Sunscreen Stick Recipe

Being outside in the summer sun really is a balancing act between benefiting from vitamin D, while avoiding any damage to our skin. Having a good, healthy sunscreen is a necessity. This is a homemade, roll-on sunscreen stick that’s easy to carry with you and easy to apply when needed. The recipe uses beeswax oils, […]