Archives for August 2015

DIY Uplighting – Garden Lighting Solutions For Landscapes

If you have ever seen trees at night that were uplighted, you know how magical it does look. In this article, Teo explains how to light a tree in this way. Uplighting is simply lighting an oblect from below. You can uplight trees, shrubs, walls – anything you want to highlight in your garden. Uplighting a […]

80 Essential Items To Stock Up On For Emergencies

Emergency preparedness isn’t about the zombie apocalypse. It’s about surviving unexpected emergencies. We have seen all sorts of natural and weather disasters: tornadoes, hurricanes, typhoons, massive snowstorms, and more. It’s important to be prepared for extended outages of electricity, lack of clean water, access to transportation, access to food, access to water, access to current […]

Reasons To Buy Raw, Local Honey

This is an interesting and persuasive post about the benefits of using raw, local honey. Because raw honey isn’t heated or pasteurized, it retains its vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients. The article also explains why local honey can help to strengthen your immune system and reduce certain allergy symptoms. There’s a great chart that compares the health […]

How to Make a Cooling Summer Herbal Tea

Kami has some startling statistics about the increase in the consumption of sugar and chemical-filled soda. She has some equally disturbing information about the increase in childhood obesity, which is often linked to sugary sodas and poor diets. The good news is that all you have to do is  find healthy and tasty drinks for […]

Natural Remedies for Summer Health

There are a lot of terrific natural remedies for common summer ailments in this post by SutuR. There are remedies for: Sunburn Strains, Sprains & Bruises Diarrhea, Stomach Upsets And More! You’ll find simple recipes for some remedies and links to other longer recipes. It’s a nice post with a lot of helpful information. Click on […]

Homemade Remedy to Chase Away Nausea and Indigestion

Ginger is a nice, spicy, warming herb that’s used in a variety of herbal remedies. It’s great for dealing with nausea, indigestion, travel sickness, and more. However, if you’ve ever eaten raw ginger or even crystallized ginger, you know how strong it can be. Bhawya is familiar with ginger candy, which is frequently used as […]

How to Make Birch Leaf Oil for Sore Muscles

If you’re a gardener, you know how sore you can be at the end of a day of weeding and watering. If you’re really a DIY person and do even more manual labor around your home, your sore muscles are probably in need of some TLC. One homemade remedy for sore muscles is Birch Leaf […]

Cleaning Your Garden Tools With Tea

This is a neat idea that I’ve never heard about before. It discusses how to clean garden tools with tea. In this article, Nancy tests the entire process of using a batch of tea to clean garden tools. She explains how to make a specific type of tea, how long to soak the tools, and […]

How to Make a Silken Muddy Honey Mask

There are premium masks and cleansers that are really expensive. At the request of a reader who wanted a homemade version of an expensive mask/cleanser, Marie created this recipe for a silken, muddy, honey mask. It’s a creamy and thick mask that uses raw honey, Dead Sea mud,a particular oil,essential oils, and other ingredients. If you’ve […]

How to Propagate Lavender

  Lavender looks beautiful in any garden and is wonderfully fragrant. Lavender is used in teas, tinctures, and cooking. Herbalists use it in a variety of health remedies and to promote relaxation. This is a great article that explains in detail how to take cuttings from an existing lavender plant and propagate it into a new separate […]