Archives for January 2015

How to Make a Peppermint Sugar Lip Scrub

If you get dry lips during the winter, using a sugar scrub for exfoliation ca really help. A good lip scrub exfoliates away dry skin and then moisturizes your lips. With this peppermint sugar lip scrub by Marie of Humblebee & Me, you first apply the scrub to your lips. Then you gently scrub your lips with […]

5 Ways to Use Frankincense & Myrrh Essential Oils

I found this article fascinating. In Biblical times, frankincense and myrrh were highly prized. Among other things, they were used in anti-aging serus, pain remedies and more. Katie shares a lot of interesting informtion about why frankincense and myrrh were considered so valuable. She explains: Uses for Frankincense What Frankincense smells like Uses for Myrhh […]

30 Fascinating Low-Budget Garden Pots

It’s winter, below freezing outside, and there’s snow on the ground. So I want to think about Spring and gardening! This article demonstrates how to make inexpensive and creative containers for your garden plants. There are so many different ways to repurpose other items into new garden planters. Just looking at these different garden photos […]

Green Juice for Women – A Balancing Juicing Recipe

Years ago when I worked in an office downtown, I noticed that whenever there was a full moon many of my co-workers acted differently. Some were definitely more cranky, while others seemed to lack energy. That was when I developed my Full Moon theory. If the moon affects the tides, then it made sense to […]

10 Natural Home Remedies for Morning Sickness

Morning sickness can be a minor passing symptom or a major, debilitating problem.  Nina of DIY Natural has collected 10 natural home remedies to resolve morning sickness. She recommends  solutions to mineral deficiencies, ways to increase Vitamin D, lifestyle changes, vitamins,  diet, herbs, essential oils, a particular broth high in calcium, and homeopathic remedies.  Very […]

Essential Oil Spotlight on Spearmint

In this series, Katie explores essential oils that will help to detoxify your home. In this article, she discusses spearmint. Spearmint has a sweet, light and refreshing scent. Katie explains the difference between spearmint and peppermint. She then shares: The properties of spearmint Uses for spearmint A recipe for a Spearmint-Basil home detoxifying blend It’s […]

Stove in a Can – Portable Outdoor Stove for Recreation or Survival

Stove in a Can is a neat, new all-in-one cooking platform that’s a prefect portable stove for either recreation or emergencies. Everything you need to cook a meal or provide a heat source is in one 1/2 gallon can. Here’s what you get: The stove 4 fuel cells A fuel ring A cooking ring Here […]

How to Make Your Own Herbal Pain Relieving Salve that REALLY Works!

Andrea calls this the Peaceful Warrior’s Salve. It’s a blend of strong, anti-inflammatory herbs and pain-relieving essential oils. I think the key to the pain-relieving properties of this salve is that it reduces the inflammation that often causes pain and swelling. One thing I like about this salve is that you can rub it into […]

Nifty Survival Business Card Tool for Safety

Joe of Survival Life is offering this tool and I thought it was pretty neat. It’s a nifty little gadget that has 11 different tools in one. It’s flat and is the size of a credit card, so you can easily slide it into your wallet. It’s amazing the different situations you can find yourself […]

Homemade Ginger Lime Thyme Cough Syrup Recipe

Each winter Lisa has suffered with a hacking cough that would often last until spring. She tried store-bought cough syrups, but this year decided to make her own natural cough syrup. She confirms that the homemade syrup not only tastes good, but it works! Here are just a few reasons why these ingredients work so […]