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Why I’m In Love With Oil Pulling (And Why You Should Be Too)

  Oil pulling is a practice in which you take a tablespoon of oil, swish and pull  it around in your mouth for a certain amount of time.  Kobi of MindBodyGreen shares how oil pulling has transformed her health and body.  She explains the positive impact on her dental hygiene and on her overall metabolism. […]

5 Natural Remedies to Soothe Bug Bitten Skin

Sometimes, despite our best intentions and the best natural bug repellents we can make, we are still a tasty snack for a variety of bugs.  This article discusses remedies to soothe your bug bites. Olivia of Olivia Cleans Green identifies 5 natural remedies to soothe bug-bitten Skin.  I selected this post in part  because Olivia […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Make an Immune Boosting Chai Tea Recipe

Masala chai is a drink from India that combines spice-infused black tea with milk and sweetener. It’s a wonderful, warming, spicy drink. Annie of the Herbal Academy of New England shares her recipe for homemade chai. She uses black tea, milk, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and other ingredients. She also discusses an immune-boosting herb she decided […]

Take the Sting Out of Your Joint Pain with Nettle Tea

  Claire begins her post with: “If you’ve ever brushed by a patch of stinging nettles, or grabbed some unknowingly in your garden, you know the extraordinary discomfort that they can cause (the thought of the feeling alone makes me wince.) Strangely enough, this prickly plant has shown promising evidence as a means of actually relievingdiscomfort, […]

How to Make a Pain Relief Tea For Aches, Pain, and Inflammation

Caitlin created this tea and uses it when she has back pain or other inflammatory pain. The recipe uses all–natural herbs, spices and other ingredients. These ingredients have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, pain-reducing, immune-strengthening, and anti-spasmodic properties. Very nice home remedy and it works for Caitlin. Click on the How to Make a Pain Relief Tea For […]

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 […]