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Archives for March 2015

The 15 Best Vegetables that Grow Well in a Container or Pot

Spring is coming (yay!) and it’s not too early to start planning your garden. A lot of people have small space gardens. They may have a patio or balcony garden, a rooftop garden, a small space near their home … the list goes on and on. One method that’s ideally suited for small space gardening […]

A Simple, Effective Remedy To Remove Pet Stains On Carpets

If you have dogs or cats, you know that sometimes they can have accidents inside the house. That’s what happened to Jillee when she was dog sitting Milo, her son’s dog. He had an accident on the carpet. In this article, she shares her daughter’s simple recipe for a stain remover that gets rid of pet […]

Homemade Honey Mint Lip Balm Recipe

Leah admits that she is addicted to lip balm. She has tubes stashed over the place. She won’t buy cheaper, petroleum-based lip balms and the better quality, commercial lip balms are just too expensive. So she made her own! This lip balm uses raw honey which is a great moisturizer. For the mint, Leah uses […]

Fresh Homemade Raspberry Vinegar

This is a recipe from Sue of The View from The Great Island.  It’s a fruit vinegar that is healthy, thick and has a vibrant taste.  It’s made with a raspberry puree that intensifies the flavor.  Quick and easy to make.  Mix with a little oil for a salad dressing or drizzle on meats, fish […]

50 Aromatic Essential Oil Recipes You’ve Got To Try In Your Diffuser

Diffusing essential oils is one of the best ways to enjoy the scent of the oil and benefit from its properties. You can add a single oil to your diffuse, or you can add a number of different oils, creating a diffused essential oil blend. In this article, Janice shares 50 different essential oil recipes […]

Energizing Essential Oils and Wellness

Essential oils can be used for a lot of different purposes. Some are stimulating, and are great to use when you need an energy assist. Others are relaxing and ideal for when you’re trying to relax and wind down from a stressful day. In this article, Katie discusses 5 of the more energizing essential oils. […]

Homemade Diaper Rash Salve

Kate raises a good point in this article. Traditional diaper creams were often used as barrier creams to protect an existing rash from additional moisture or bacteria. They weren’t intended to prevent or heal rashes. After realizing this, Kate decided to make her own diaper rash salve. She infuses oil with 3 skin-soothing and healing […]

Mallow: Eat Your Healing Weeds

Kami describes Mallow as “one of the most amazing, healing weeds on the planet.” She goes into greater detail, but if you have digestive problems, mallow has properties that could help you. She explains: The medicinal benefits of mallow How to harvest mallow Some ways to add mallow to your diet Click on the Mallow: […]

How to Make a Lime and Ginger Salt Scrub

If you’re tired of winter and dreaming of summer, this is the perfect project! Katie shares her recipe for Lime and Ginger salt scrub. Citrus always makes me think of warm weather. And ginger is a wonderful, warm ingredient. This recipe uses two kinds of salt, lime and ginger essential oils and two other ingredients. […]

How to Make Lavender Hydrosol (Tutorial)

  Hydrosols are floral waters that result from steam distilling plant material.  They are like essential oils but in a drastically reduced concentration.  They have subtle and beautiful scents.  Hydrosols are wonderful but if you buy them online or in a store they can cost $6 an ounce or more. Emily of Living in the […]