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Simple DIY Calendula Salve Recipe

This is a great post by Modern Alternative Health about the benefits of Calendula and how to make your own Calendula salve. Calendula has anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s used topically for acne, reducing inflammation, controlling bleeding and soothing a variety of skin problems including diaper rash. Click the Simple DIY Calendula Salve Recipe link below to […]

How to Make Hemp and Honey Dreadlock Wax

Dreadlocks can become matted over time. In order to keep the dreads neat, people often wax them. But commercial dreadlock wax can be pretty expensive and highly scented. Marie has a friend with dreadlocks and decided to make an all-natural dreadlock wax for him. The recipe uses beeswax, shea butter, oils and other ingredients. It’s […]

An Old-Fashioned Recipe for Root Beer

Original old-fashioned root beer was made with roots, berries, flowers, bark, leaves and spices. This recipe by Jenny includes traditional ingredients like sassafras root bark, sarsaparilla root, licorice root, ginger root, juniper berries and more. She shares a site where she buys most of the ingredients. Jenny explains how to simmer the ingredients, create a […]

DIY Making Your Own Spice Mixtures

This post is a spice mix gold mine!  Staci of Cobble Hill Farm makes her own spice mixes.  Great example of DIY in the kitchen. When you make your own spice blends you can control the amount of individual spices you use.  You can also make a smaller batch if that’s what you need.  Great […]

Homemade DIY Neosporin Ointment Recipe

This is a chemical-free, homemade version of Neosporin.  You can use it to treat cuts, sores, scrapes, acne, insect bites, eczema and more!Ande’s recipe uses just 5 ingredients, 3 of which are healing essential oils. It’s a super easy recipe.  You can make a firm balm or a softer balm. Ande explains how to make both […]

Homemade Beetroot Lip Gloss Recipe

Beetroot produces a lovely maroon color. Since it’s water soluble, it presents a challenge for use in a lip gloss. Marie decided to dissolve it in vegetable glycerin and another ingredient. Only then did she add it to some melted oils and wax. It produces a beautiful, all-natural maroon lip gloss. Very rich coloring! The […]

Awesome Book Alert: EveryDay Roots 215+ Home Remedies, Natural Beauty Recipes and DIY Household Products

This is my favorite herbal remedies book. Period. Claire owns and operates the highly regarded EveryDay Roots website.  I have featured many of Claire’s natural health, beauty, cleaning and DIY articles over the past year because her recipes are always well-researched and creative. Claire never stops at explaining HOW to make a remedy. She explains the […]

8 Delicious Homemade Country Wine Recipes

If you’d like to experiment with making homemade wine, this article has some neat recipes. If you see a wine that sounds interesting, just click on the link to see a tutorial.You’ll find recipes for: Rose Petal & Strawberry Wine Apple Wine Citrus – Kumquat Wine Raspberry Wine Homemade Dandelion Wine Homemade Rhubarb Wine Elderberry […]

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 Apple Mint Extract

This is a recipe and tutorial  for making apple mint extract that I found at the Horrific Knits site. It uses rum for a particular reason explained in the article.  You can certainly use the more traditional vodka. The directions are simple.  After you mix the apple mint with the rum, just cap it and […]