Archives for November 2015

DIY – How to Make a Sea Glass Stepping Stone

Sea glass is broken glass that has been weathered by years in the ocean and has a smooth, colorful, frosted appearance. You can find it on many ocean beaches. Tanya wanted t use sea glass to make something special to remind her of a visit by one of her friends. She decided to make a […]

Herbs To Treat Symptoms of Menopause

Many women are choosing to avoid hormone replacement therapy because of concerns over the side effects. The good news is that there are herbal remedies that can help with the symptoms of menopause.    Sarah Manning  discusses 7 different herbs that are effective in controlling the symptoms of menopause.  If you are looking for alternative […]

Raspberry Rosemary Smoothie Recipe

I love smoothies because they are a great and simple way to get the extra nutrition you need. This smoothie has raspberries, blueberries, fresh rosemary and a few other ingredients.  I have made this smoothie and it’s excellent.  I like to add a little coconut oil to make it more nutrient  dense. The fresh rosemary contributes […]

100 Brilliant Projects to Upcycle Leftover Fabric Scraps

If you sew, you probably have a bag of fabric scraps.  This post includes over 100 different projects where you can use those fabric scraps.  Vanessa has done an amazing job in pulling this collection of projects together. If you see a project photo that you like, just click on the link following “DIY Instructions […]

5 Easy Steps to Making Compost Fast

This is a neat and helpful post about how to make compost fast.  The success of an organic garden is highly dependent on the quality of the soil.   Good compost goes a long way to improving soil quality. This post goes through 5 steps for making compost in around 30 days. How to optimize what […]

Easy Homemade Hand Sanitizers for Families

Hand sanitizers are really helpful if you have small children. They’re always bringing home germs 🙂 Hand sanitizers are also helpful during cold and flu season when you are out and come into contact with people who may be feeling ill. The Herbal Academy of New England always shares useful information. In this post, Angela […]

8 Natural, Poison-Free Ways to Get Rid of Mice

Mice can spread disease and cause damage to a home. But the traditional snap traps and commercial poisons pose additional problems. In this post, Claire explains Integrated Pest Management (IPM). She shares different things you can do to discourage mice from getting into your home.  She then discusses natural DIY deterrents and repellents. These include: […]

DIY Remedy: Homemade Healthy Lungs Tea

After dealing with a mold problem in her home, Kate found that her lungs were somewhat weakened. If there was a cold anywhere in the vicinity, she would get it. She had other respiratory problems as well. That led her to look for a natural remedy that would support healthy lung function. In this post, […]

How to Make Skunk Spray

I found this neat story and recipe over at The Essential Herbal Blog.  The story is about the author’s dog,  Tiny (pictured above). The recipe is for Skunk Spray which is extremely useful if you live in an area that has skunks, and if you let your dog run free.  Chances are Dog will meet […]

Ginger Syrup Recipe (Video Tutorial)

Heather first explains the health benefits of Ginger. One interesting quote from a university medical center refers to the history of using ginger to treat colds, the symptoms of flu, headaches and more. She then offers suggestions on different ways to use ginger syrup. You’ll find some quick recipes here too. You can use it: […]