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Using Fresh Mint to Make Lip Balms & Salve (3 Recipes)

Mint is a fast-growing herb that can spread quickly if not kept in check.  Jan of The Nerdy Farm Wife explains how to take mint, dry it and make a mint-infused oil.  She then shares 3 different recipes that use mint oil: Spearmint Lip Balm Cocoa Mint Lip Balm Peppermint Salve These are all easy […]

12 Things to Do With Lemon Balm

Lemon balm is a terrific anti-viral and also has relaxing properties that are good for calming nerves and hyper children.  It’s also used to treat stomach problems. Jan of The Nerdy Farm Wife has collected 12 different ways to use Lemon Balm.  She includes a recipe with almost every use! Here are just a few […]

How to Make Homemade Spice Mixes

Kate of Modern Alternative Mama put together a number of different spice blends.  These are super easy to make, and they are totally natural.  No additives at all.  You can also customize the blends by taking out spices you don’t like or adding spices that you do like. She has a blend for: Italian Seasoning […]

How to Make a Soothing Roots Balm for Headaches

This is a wonderful balm by Claire of EveryDayRoots. It  uses essential oils to help to topically alleviate headache pain. It also uses aromatherapy to relax you and reduce pain. The peppermint oil contains menthol, which soothes and cools the skin. The refreshing scent of peppermint oil also helps to relieve headaches. The eucalyptus works […]

30 Magical Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide!

  Jillee has compiled a list of 30 different uses for hydrogen peroxide. You can use it to wash vegetables, clean cutting boards and kitchens, whiten bathtub grout, add natural highlights to your hair and More! Hydrogen peroxide really is a power product with many magical and surprising uses. Click on the 30 Magical Uses […]

How to Make a Probiotic Lemonade

This is a healthy, probiotic lemonade that you can make at home. Lindsey first explains how to extract whey from yogurt. Whey is protein-rich and contains healthy bacteria that are good for you. She then shares her recipe for Probiotic Lemonade. It uses whey, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, sugar and other ingredients. The recipe and process […]

Lavender Vanilla Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Culinary lavender adds a unique, slightly floral taste to dishes.  It’s a taste I’ve enjoyed in lavender ice cream. Val of Home Made Modern decided to mix lavender and vanilla in this shortbread cookie recipe.  I thought that was a wonderful blend of flavors!  She describes the taste as delicate and sweet.  Sounds like the […]

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 […]