Homemade Hedgerow Jelly Recipe

Tanya of Lovely Greens likes to go foraging for berries in the Autumn.  Blackberries, elderberries, damsons, crab apples.  They’re all out there ripe and ready for the picking. Hedgerow Jelly is a mixture of apples and two or three different berries.  Tanya shares her recipe which uses cooking apples, the berries of your choice, and […]

How To Make Your Own Natural Spray Starch

Commercial spray starch products contain formaldehyde which is not healthy. And depending on where you live, spray starch can be expensive. Jillee of One Good Thing decided to make a homemade version of spray starch.  It’s an incredibly simple recipe that uses just 3 ingredients.  Not only is it a snap to mix and use.  […]

16 Homemade Coconut Oil Beauty Care Recipes

Coconut oil has so many positive properties.  It has been shown to reduce belly fat, heal wounds, serve as an NSAID alternative, increase bone health, and more!  Not to mention the fact that the scent of coconut oil can transport you in spirit to a warm tropical island. Coconut oil = beach to me! This […]

The Ultimate Anti-Hangover Green Smoothie Recipe

Sometimes people drink too much alcohol and end up with bad hangovers. One way to recover is to eat or drink something that’s alkaline, detoxifying and nourishing. Krystelle of MindBodyGreen has created a green smoothie recipe that helps heal the body after a night of drinking. It uses cucumbers and lemons which are alkaline. Another vegetable […]

How to Use Magnesium for Migraines and Many other Ailments

This is an eye-opening article. Despite having a small amount of magnesium in our bodies, this trace mineral is critical in more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Magnesium deficiency is related to migraine headaches, anxiety, depression, heart health, allergies and many other conditions. This article shares: Signs of magnesium deficiency Magnesium supplements Recommended dosage […]

The Ultimate Homemade Anti Aging Serum Recipe

Homemade skin care products that are made from organic ingredients and natural oils are often just as effective as expensive commercial creams and serums.  This is a recipe for a homemade, anti aging serum by Meital of Natural Alternative Therapies. The recipe uses a variety of carrier oils and essential oils that you mix together […]

101 Gardening Secrets The Experts Never Tell You

This is a really amazing article. CrazyHorsesGhost has collected 101 gardening secrets that can really help any gardener. Here are just a few: You can till lint from your dryer into garden soil to help hold moisture in the soil. Never add mulch to plants you want to over-winter until after the first frost. That […]

How to Make Homemade Calendula Extract

  Calendula is effective in treating damaged or injured skin, and assisting with minor wounds.  It is often used to support healthy skin, and is a common ingredient for herbal oils, salves and lip balms. In this post, Andrea of Frugally Sustainable, explains how to make a homemade calendula extract.  She discusses how to harvest […]

How to Make Healthy Flavor-Infused Water

I could really relate to this article by Colleen of the Five Little Homesteaders site.  I also try to eat and drink in a healthy way.  But while Colleen still loves Coco-Cola Classic, I love Sprite Zero.  I drink less than I used to because I try to drink more water these days.  Colleen’s article […]

How to Make Rosewater and Other Hydrosols

Hydrosols are floral waters that feel really refreshing when you spritz them  on your body.  They are also used in cooking, beauty products, and herbal medicine. Jerica of Sustain, Create and Flow  explains how she distilled a quart of rosewater using  equipment everyone has in their kitchen.  She walks you through each step and  there […]