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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 […]

Homemade Honey Lime Tea Recipe

  This is a recipe I found on the Food Corner site.  Honey Lime Tea really helps if you have a sore throat or bad cough.  It’s also extremely easy to make.  I’d suggest fresh-squeezed lime juice. Also if you can get locally produced honey, I think it would help even more.  Check out this […]

How to Make a Comfrey and Calendula Poultice

Calendula has been used traditionally for wound-healing and the soothing of the skin.  Comfrey is an anti-inflammatory and speeds up wound healing because it contains concentrated amounts of a substance called allantoin. Comfrey is  often used as a poultice ingredient to reduce inflammation and accelerate healing. In folk medicine it was known as “knitbone” In this […]

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 […]

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. […]