Archives for September 2014

Homemade Wrinkle Release Spray Recipe

This is Britta’s really simple, homemade wrinkle release spray recipe. The spray is perfect to take with you on trips. Pull that wrinkled clothing out of your luggage, hang it up and spritz away with this homemade spray. Follow Britta’s directions and the wrinkles disappear. The recipe uses just 3 ingredients. There are super simple […]

The Facts About Herbal Antibiotics

Certain herbs have antibiotic properties and have been used for centuries by healers to treat infections, heal wounds and fight colds and the flu. The antibiotics that your doctor prescribes are synthetic. One of the scary problems facing mainstream medicine, is the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. What is most concerning is that there are some […]

Grandma’s Homemade Cough Syrup

This is Crystal’s grandmother’s recipe for homemade cough syrup. It’s been used successfully for 3 generations. Coughing is a protective reaction. We usually cough in order to remove mucus from the lungs and upper airway passages. We also cough if our throat or airway are irritated for other reasons. Causes include the common cold, allergies, […]

3 Autumn DIY Body Scrubs to Slough Off Summer

I love the idea of using seasonal ingredients for homemade beauty products. In this article, Deborah shares 3 different DIY body scrubs that are made with Autumn ingredients. You’ll find recipes for: Clove and Sugar Body Scrub Citrus Salt Body Scrub Pumpkin Cinnamon Body Scrub The ingredients have some terrific skin-friendly properties. Here are just […]

7 Clever Ideas to Greatly Improve Your Halloween Pumpkins

Did you ever wonder how the tradition of carving pumpkins into Jack-O-Lanterns came about? Here’s the story. Halloween has its roots in the ancient Celtic holiday called Samhain, which was celebrated in Ireland and the rest of Western Europe every October 31st.  This festival was held to celebrate the end of summer and the last […]

How Essential Oils Have Been Used Throughout History

How Essential Oils Have Been Used Throughout History by Paisley Hansen, Contributing Writer   Essential oils  were once referred to as aromatic oils, and they have been used by cultures around the world for thousands of years. The use of them varied from healing the sick to religious purposes. Some of the earliest evidence of […]

4 Antiviral Herbs and How to Use Them Viruses require a living host in order to live and multiply. The viral mechanism is pretty scary. A virus enters your body, invades some of your cells, and redirects the cell operations to produce more of the virus. Traditional antibiotics don’t have any effect on viruses.However, some herbs DO have antiviral properties which makes […]

How to Make Baby Carrot Soap

I can hear some of you saying: “Carrots? In soap? Really? Why?” Well, aside from a lovely yellow color, this baby carrot soap is mild and gentle. So it’s an ideal soap if you have sensitive skin. I did a little research on carrots to learn more about the properties of this healthy veggie. Carrots […]

9 DIY Cellulite Remedies You Can Do at Home

Cellulite is normal fat under the skin that presses against connective tissue which causes the skin to pucker and look bumpy. Both thin people and overweight people can develop cellulite. Women get it more frequently than men. If there are other women in your family who have cellulite, it increases your chances of developing cellulite. […]

20 Foods That Give You Energy

Almost everyone has a busy life filled with different responsibilities. It’s almost impossible to operate at 100% energy each and every day. It’s more normal to experience periodic energy drains where it’s hard to focus and get things done. Many people reach for more coffee loaded with caffeine to get through these low-energy periods.Now Coffee […]