10 Best Herbal Remedies for Allergies

The Spring and Summer are often the worst time for seasonal allergies:  itchy eyes, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing and often a feeling of tiredness.  Allergies can make you feel miserable.  When you have a seasonal allergy, for example, your body’s immune system overreacts to things like pollen and mold in the air. I’m a seasonal […]

How to Make a Calendula & Shea Butter Nose Salve

If you have ever had a really bad cold where you had to blow your nose so often that it became sore and irritated, you need this salve.  Marie of Humblebee & Me created the salve to help her through some difficult colds. An additional problem with overly irritated skin is that it becomes more […]

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 […]

5 Natural Soaks to Remove Foot Odor

Do you or someone you love have stinky feet?  Does your dog keel over when you take your shoes and socks off?  Well then this is the post for you! Claire over at has shared a great post where she explains what exactly causes foot odor.  Then she provides recipes for 5 different foot […]

4 Ways to Add Turmeric to Your Diet

Andrea has a great guest post about turmeric over on the Modern Alternative Mama website. Turmeric has anti inflammatory benefits thanks to one of its components: curcumin. Turmeric also appears to inhibit certain types of cancer. However, Andrea explains why sprinkling powdered turmeric over your evening meal probably won’t give you all of the health […]

10 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System

A strong immune system can help you with an illness in two different ways. It can help you to fend off that illness, whether it’s viral or bacterial. In the event that you do become sick, a healthy immune system can speed up your recovery time. Dawn of Small Footprint Family shares 10 different ways […]

How to Make Thieves Oil: A Safe, Natural Disinfectant & Health Aid

Thieves Oil has a long history that goes back to the 15th century. Dawn of the Small Footprint Family website shares the origins of this essential oil blend. It’s a story you won’t forget. Thieves Oil is an excellent germ killer. The ingredients are antibacterial, antiseptic and antiviral. Thieves Oil also stimulates the immune system. […]

How to Make a Warming Ginger Cayenne Salve for Natural Pain Relief

This is a compelling article. Christina relates the back and nerve pain she suffers after the 7 major spinal surgeries she’s endured over her life. After deciding to stop taking prescription pain medications, she explored alternative methods to treat her pain in a more natural way. One of the tools she she uses is a […]

How to Make Barefoot Balm

I could really relate to this article!  In the summer I go around barefoot as much as possible. But at the beginning of summer, my feet are all soft and complaining. I can hear them say “What are you trying to do to us?” as I lose the shoes and walk around with naked feet. […]

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 […]