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5 Essential Medicinal Herbs For Spring

Spring is just around the corner (Really!) and it will be time for many of us to work around the house ~ both inside and outside.  After raking, cleaning windows and starting gardens you can end up with wounds, scrapes, scratches, allergies and more.   Andrea of Frugally Sustainable LOVES herbs.  And she has compiled a […]

How to Make a Cayenne-Infused Muscle Rub

This muscle pain reliever by Heather of Mommypotamus relieves the pain of achy muscles, arthritis, menstrual cramps, nerve pain and more.  How does it work?  Well we have a peptide in our body called Substance P.  Among other things, Substance P transmits pain signals from the nerves to the central nervous system. One of the […]

13 Cleaning and Body Care Recipes Using Essential Oils

Sara at My Merry Messy Life has developed some amazing natural recipes that use essential oils.  In this post she assembles her best and most popular essential oils recipes.  This is actually a treasure trove of recipes!  You’ll get the following 13 recipes: For the Body:     Homemade Lip Balm Recipe – All-Natural Clove and […]

Poor Man’s List of Essential Oils ~ 4 Esssential Oils That Save Money!

Some essential oils can be expensive.  This is because it often takes a lot of individual plants to produce a small amount of essential oil.  Also some oils are fantastically popular. So Rebecca of Camp Wander decided to provide  some less-expensive essential oils that you can  substitute for the more expensive essential oils or essential […]

How to Make Herb Infused Oils

This is a jam-packed article on the different methods to make herb infused oils. Very well-written.  It was written and posted by the Herbal Academy of New England. Herb infused oils can be used in cooking or in bath or skin products. For example, Rosemary has both culinary and medicinal uses.  Calendula, plantain, chickweed, chamomile, […]

How to Make a Detox Herbal Infusion

This is an herbal detox infusion that uses 3 fresh herbs. One herb boosts the metabolism, and purifies the blood. The second herb is a diuretic and blood cleanser. The third herb helps to eliminate toxins. So it’s a nice mix of herbs for detoxing. Angela of the Untrained Housewife discusses each ingredient, and explains […]

Homemade Wellness Juice Shot Recipe

I posted an all-natural wellness shot  recipe a short time ago that can help you fight off colds and the flu.  In this post Lexie of Lexie’s Kitchen shares her recipe for her Homemade Wellness Juice Shot which uses some additional healthy ingredients. One thing I’ve found is that these shots work really well all year […]

How to Make Jewelweed Salve for Poison Ivy & Skin Rashes

My country relatives are all familiar with Jewelweed Salve and have it on hand in their medicine cabinets.   Jewelweed Salve is used to treat poison ivy and poison oak.  It also works to relieve the itch of mosquito bites and skin rashes. If you buy Jewelweed Salve it can cost $10 (or more) for just […]

7 Herbs to Treat Bad Breath

This is a post by Dr. Edward Group of the  Global Healing Center that discusses the 7 Best Herbs to Treat Bad Breath.  He explains why each herb is effective in addressing bad breath.  It’s a well-written post and includes quite a few research references at the end. If you click on te link for […]

Essential Oils For Seasonal Allergy Relief

  When Spring arrives, people with seasonal allergies will have to deal with a variety of symptom: headaches, congestion, burning eyes, swollen eyes, light-headedness.  The list goes on and on and is often different for each person. An allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system. Allergic reactions occur when a person’s immune system […]