Archives for October 2014

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Make Rocky Mountain Foot Butter

Marie always shares such creative natural beauty recipes and products. For this project, Marie wanted to make a “rich, tingly foot butter that smells like a pine tree.”  Here are some of the ingredients she used: Shea butter is rich and thick and has a nutty scent. It’s been used for centuries in Africa because […]

One Mom’s Practical Preparedness- Simple Steps You Can Take Today to Prepare your Family for Emergencies

I’ve recently become more interested in emergency preparedness. It’s partly because the weather in the Midwest has been more volatile lately. Tornadoes. Flooding. Extreme cold and snowfall. These are all weather events that can threaten lives, homes and access to basic necessities and services. So it seems smart to look into basic ways to be […]

Natural Remedies For Growing Pains

Growing pains are the cramps and achy muscles that some preschoolers and pre-teens get in both legs. The pains usually hit in the late afternoon and evening. But the achy muscles can also wake up kids at night. In addition, you won’t see other symptoms like limping, swelling or redness. Contrary to popular belief, growth […]