How to Make Liquid Sunshine Vitamin Water & More

You’ll find recipes and directions for  five signature color-free, sugar-free, alkaline vitamin waters developed by Zain Saraswati Jamal. Zain’s vitamin waters are healthy.  They also look so beautiful and  inviting.   They’re wonderful combinations of fruit, vitamins, oils and herbs.  And you can get your vitamins in a simple, cheap, delicious and hydrating way!  The other thing […]

How to Make a Lavender & Lemongrass Linen and Room Spray

This is a recipe by Kimberly of Spa Scentz for a lavender, lemongrass linen and room spray.  It has a wonderful scent. Lavender has antiseptic, anti-depressant and other healthy properties.  Lemongrass is useful in stress reduction.  So it’s a wonderful essential oil combination. Click on the How to Make a  Lavender & Lemongrass  Linen and Room […]

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 […]

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 […]

Poison Ivy Home Remedies that Can Help You This Summer

This article contains a wealth of information about poison ivy and includes 9 home remedies. It’s a VERY helpful article. Here’s just a part of what’s included in the article: How to identify poison ivy What oil in poison ivy causes itching? How to help a pet that’s been exposed to poison ivy 9 simple […]

10 Natural Antibiotic Alternatives

This is a wonderful article about antibiotics in general and natural antibiotics in particular.  Andrea of Frugally Sustainable first discusses the problems associated with traditional antibiotics.  She then explores the emerging trend toward using ancient healing methods.  She lists the benefits of lifestyle changes in strengthening our immune systems. Finally,  Andrea discusses 10 natural antibiotic […]

How to Beat the Camping Blues with Essential Oils

Camping is a great summertime activity. You get to explore nature, hike, fish, swim, tell scary ghost stories at night. It’s great! But as Phil points out in this article, there are a lot of annoying things that go hand-in-hand with camping including: bugs, sunburn, difficulty sleeping, cuts and scrapes, and more. He had heard […]

Homemade Honey & Onion Cough Syrup

Claire of EveryDayRoots developed this honey and onion cough syrup.  She says that it tastes  a lot better than it sounds 🙂 It has components that work as natural antibiotics, expectorants, anti-inflammatories, antivirals, and antibacterials.  Claire runs through each ingredient and explains how each one contributes to the cough syrup. There are also a lot […]

59 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

Rachel calls lavender essential oil  the “Swiss Army Knife” of essential oils. She shares a brief history of lavender and its uses. Then she discusses 59 different uses for lavender essential oil. For the first 35 uses she often includes a short recipe. For example, for Wounds, Sprains and Strains “ Mix 4 drops lavender […]

Make Your Own Detox Drink for Daily Enjoyment & Cleansing

This post at EveryDayRoots includes recipes for a number of different, healthy detox drinks.  These are tasty drinks made with fresh fruit, veggies and herbs.  While these drinks assist in detoxing your body, they are also great substitutes for sugary drinks, and commercial sodas. There is one recipe that can really be used to make […]