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Archives for October 2014

How to Make a Soothing Roots Balm for Headaches

This is a wonderful balm by Claire of EveryDayRoots. It  uses essential oils to help to topically alleviate headache pain. It also uses aromatherapy to relax you and reduce pain. The peppermint oil contains menthol, which soothes and cools the skin. The refreshing scent of peppermint oil also helps to relieve headaches. The eucalyptus works […]

107 Everyday Uses for Coconut Oil

The popularity of coconut oil has certainly exploded. It’s excellent for moisturizing skin. It adds moisture to the skin and then forms a thin protective layer over the skin that holds moisture in. It’s an ideal cosmetic oil if you have inflamed skin, or skin conditions. But there are many other uses for this wonderful […]

Decorate Your Food with Six Spicy Edible Flowers

There’s a surprisingly long list of flowers that are edible. I’ve used culinary lavender in ice cream, lemonade, and shortbread cookies. It adds a lightly floral taste, very subtle. Calendula flowers add a spicy and peppery flavor, a bit like saffron. And of course chamomile petals can be used to make a tea that has […]

Herbal Secrets to Stay Healthy During Cold & Flu Season

Stacey discusses in detail some herbs, supplements and remedies that have been used for ages to prevent colds and flu and to shorten the duration of colds and flu. One thing that makes this article different is that Stacey notes research studies, where they are available, for the remedies. She discusses: Kimchi, Kefir, Yogurt and […]

Homemade Ginger Clove Cough Drops

This is Lindsey’s recipe for all-natural ginger clove cough drops. The ingredients are really well-suited to relieve the pain of both cough and sore throast.  Here are just a few of the ingredients: Ginger has been traditionally used to soothe colds.  It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Cloves have been used medicinally for centuries. One […]

2015 Garden Herbs Wall Calendar

This wonderful, wire-bound 2015 wall calendar would make a terrific gift for yourself or anyone you know who likes herbs. It features twelve months of fine art photography of lovely aromatic garden herbs. Enjoy the variations in pattern, texture and color as you view a new picture of an herb each month: Ginger Mint Dill […]

Get an EverStryke Permanent Match for Safety

This is an opportunity to get an EverStryke permanent match. An Everstryke Match is a permanent match that you can clip to your keychain. You just unscrew the Ferro Rod flint from the small base, and strike it against the side of the base and you can light a fire. If you don’t add lighter […]

Essential Oil Spotlight – Black Pepper Essential Oil

I really like Katie’s essential oil spotlights, because it gives you a very helpful profile for each essential oil. In this article, Katie profiles Black Pepper Essential Oil. Black Pepper is one of the oldest spices still in use. It goes back to the time of the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. The Egyptians actually used […]

33 Herbal Boost Super Smoothie Recipes

This is a wonderful master list of herbal powders, superherbs, superfruits, and superfoods that you can include in your daily smoothie. There’s a discussion of each ingredient, the health values, and links to herbal profiles.Powdered herbs are concentrated mixtures that contain vitamins, and minerals. They also contain phytochemicals, which have antioxidant properties. They are also […]

How to Make Milk Soap from Scratch

Cold process soap is a way to make handmade soap using the chemical reaction between lye, fats, and oils. Normally, a soap recipe requires mixing a weighed amount of dry lye with a measured amount of water. However, you can substitute the water in most cold process soap recipes with milk. In this article, Jan […]