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Christy’s Homemade Organic Catnip Crinkle Mats

  Christy’s Homemade Catnip Crinkle Mats are sturdily handmade with love and care.  They all contain homegrown organic catnip.  These mats are great for your own cats and are also wonderful gifts for those special cat people in your life. The catnip mats have a nice soft crinkly sound that kitties love. They can use […]

Homemade Flea Powder Recipe

In this article, Kelly shares her homemade recipe for flea powder that she uses on her dog. She’s also found that it repels ticks, flies, mosquitoes and other creepy crawlies. One of the ingredients is food grade diatom flour (Diatomaceous Earth). Diatomaceous Earth is made up of the fossilized remains of diatoms, which are tiny […]

How to Make a Garden-Fresh Body Lotion

In addition to providing food, many garden plants can be used medicinally.  For example, oregano is one of the best herbal antiseptics available.  Calendula has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.  The list goes on and on. In this tutorial Andrea of Frugally Sustainable shares her recipe for a garden-fresh body lotion.  She walks you through the […]

Homemade Aloe Mint Lotion Recipe

This is a tweaked version of Rosemary Gladstar’s “Famous Face Cream” which you can find in Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide.  This version was created by Jan of The Nerdy Farm Wife Jan provides very clear directions for making a mint tea water base, an oil and Shea butter mixture, and how to combine the […]

3 Natural Beauty Products You Can Make At Home This Weekend

  In this post Krystyn of MindBodyGreen shares 3 recipes for beauty treatments you can make at home.  The advantages of homemade beauty products are: You can use healthy natural ingredients You can avoid all chemicals It will save you money! Krystyn’s 3 homemade beauty product recipes are: Scalp Treatment ~ wonderful oils and other […]

How to Make a Better Strawberry Pallet Planter

I’m developing a mild obsession with garden planters made out of wooden pallets 🙂  There are so many creative designs out there. This is a design for a strawberry pallet planter  by Tanya of Lovely Greens.  It has a clean, rustic look to it. It’s also raised and sturdy. This is a step-by-step tutorial with […]

5 Easy Herbs You Can Grow

I love articles by the Herbal Academy of New England because they’re always thorough and well-written. This article discusses 5 easy herbs you can grow, along with the medicinal benefits of each herb. In addition to medicinal benefits, you’ll learn if the herb likes sun or shade, when to sow seeds or plant cuttings, favored […]

How to Make an Immune Boosting Chai Tea Recipe

Masala chai is a drink from India that combines spice-infused black tea with milk and sweetener. It’s a wonderful, warming, spicy drink. Annie of the Herbal Academy of New England shares her recipe for homemade chai. She uses black tea, milk, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and other ingredients. She also discusses an immune-boosting herb she decided […]

Summer Garden Recipes for Tomatoes and Zucchini

A lot of gardeners have a surplus of tomatoes and zucchini this summer.  This post by Bonnie, the Pin Junkie, shares 10 different recipes that use tomatoes and zucchini.  The recipes include main dishes, side dishes and desserts.  They look really yummy! As she says: “If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, chances are […]

Take the Sting Out of Your Joint Pain with Nettle Tea

  Claire begins her post with: “If you’ve ever brushed by a patch of stinging nettles, or grabbed some unknowingly in your garden, you know the extraordinary discomfort that they can cause (the thought of the feeling alone makes me wince.) Strangely enough, this prickly plant has shown promising evidence as a means of actually relievingdiscomfort, […]