Delicious Homemade Herbal Tea Recipes

Iced, herbal teas really hit the spot no matter what the weather. They’re healthy, natural and easy to make. A tisane is a drink made from an infusion (steeping) or decoction (boiling) of herbs. The recipes in this post are all infusions.  Tisanes are commonly known as herbal teas, herbal infusions or infusions. Technically they […]

How to Make A Calming Herbal Tincture

  In this post Andrea of Frugally Sustainable first discusses nervine herbs. These are herbs that support the nervous system and have different properties. This tincture is helpful for relaxing before bedtime, or after a stressful event. She explains the types of nervine herbs she selected for the Calming Herbal Tincture. Then Andrea shares a recipe […]

9 Natural Remedies For Cellulite

Cellulite is subcutaneous fat that causes dimpling of the skin, especially on a woman’s thighs and hips.  Katie shares some of the causes of cellulite.  She then details 9 different remedies for cellulite.  One of the remedies includes a helpful video. Katie also shares a lot of natural recipes and helpful links. Very thorough presentation, […]

Kid Friendly Zero-Calorie Drinks

Kids drink a lot of sugary drinks. Fruit juice is loaded with sugar.  So is pop.  An alternative is to serve your kids cold tea. You may think your kids won’t drink tea. Don’t rule it out until you try a few of the recipes.  I think the herbal tea drinks are a good place […]

How to Make Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm

This is a guest post by Colleen at the Untrained Housewife website.   She shares her simple recipe for Homemade Lip Balm that uses just 4 ingredients. It’s a very easy recipe. The ingredients are listed on Page 1. The procedure is listed on Page 2. Please be sure to read Colleen’s note about using peppermint […]

15 Natural Remedies for Heartburn & Severe Acid Reflux

Claire of Everyday Roots has collected 15 natural remedies for heartburn & acid reflux.  Heartburn is a burning sensation behind the breastbone.  The article explains how stomach acid can sometimes go back up your esophagus and cause a burning sensation in your throat.  That’s acid reflux.  If you have occasional acid reflux and heartburn, then […]

The Best Homemade Ginger Ale Recipe

This is Averie’s  very simple recipe for homemade ginger ale.  It’s healthy, homemade, and tastes great! She first explains how to make a ginger simple syrup.  Then she explains how to add carbonation to the ginger ale.  Ginger ale is a great mixer.  It’s also great if you have an upset stomach. Click on the The […]

How to Make an Epic Healing Salve

This is a recipe for an epic healing salve that uses either broad leaf plantain or narrow leaf plantain.  It soothes the skin, stops the itching of bug bites,  and can be used to treat stings, scratches, bruises, poison ivy and more. Courtney of The Crunchy Delinquent shares her recipe for her Epic Healing Salve.  […]

35 Reasons You Should Never Be Without Vinegar

Gaye of shares an article from Joe at  Joe has assembled his top 35 uses for vinegar.  In some cases he provides little, mini recipes. Also Gaye shares her recipe for Peppermint Juice, a cleaner for windows, floors, and general surface cleaner. I have used my own version of Peppermint Juice for cleaning […]

14 Creative Ways to Use Ginger

Jan of The Nerdy Farm Wife makes a good point at the beginning of her post.  A lot of times when you find a new herbal recipe or tutorial, you realize it requires one or more difficult-to-find ingredients.  It can be frustrating. So Jan prepared this post about 14 different ways to use Ginger. Ginger […]