How to Make Barefoot Balm

I could really relate to this article!  In the summer I go around barefoot as much as possible. But at the beginning of summer, my feet are all soft and complaining. I can hear them say “What are you trying to do to us?” as I lose the shoes and walk around with naked feet. […]

Awesome Book Alert: EveryDay Roots 215+ Home Remedies, Natural Beauty Recipes and DIY Household Products

This is my favorite herbal remedies book. Period. Claire owns and operates the highly regarded EveryDay Roots website.  I have featured many of Claire’s natural health, beauty, cleaning and DIY articles over the past year because her recipes are always well-researched and creative. Claire never stops at explaining HOW to make a remedy. She explains the […]

How to Use Peppermint Essential Oil for Headache Relief

Kathi of Oak Hill Homestead suffers from debilitating headaches.  She decided to try  peppermint oil, which is often recommended for treating headaches. She describes how she applied the oil, how it felt and how it worked for her.  She now carries diluted peppermint oil with her whenever she goes out. Kathi also explains how to prepare […]

Homemade Peppermint Massage Bars Recipe

This is a recipe for peppermint massage bars by Marie of Humblebee & Me.  Peppermint bars are perfect for soothing sore, achy muscles. The massage bar uses just 3 essential oils so it’s easy and inexpensive to make.  Peppermint oil is paired with another cooling essential oil.  The third essential oil increases circulation.  The massage […]

Medicine You Can Grow at Home & Tips on How To Get Started

This is a process you might find helpful next Spring. Andrea of Frugally Sustainable explains the planning process she goes  through for her medicinal herb garden each Spring. Here are some of the topics she covers: 17 medicinal herbs she’ll be growing Helpful books about herbs How to calculate when to start herb seeds Which organic seed […]

How to Make a Calming Lavender Vanilla Relaxation Salve

It’s hard to not feel stressed out at times. Work demands can be draining. Family responsibilities are never-ending. Since stress can lead to health problems and insomnia, it’s important to reduce anxiety. This is Lisa’s recipe for a calming lavender vanilla relaxation salve. Lavender has stress-relieving properties and vanilla reduces anxiety. It’s an exceptionally easy […]

How to Make Herbal Infused Honey

This article is PACKED with great information! Jerica of the Create, Sustain and Flow site first explains how to infuse honey with herbs. Since she recommends using raw honey, she does not suggest using a stove top infusion. Heat of any sort destroys the good properties of raw honey. She then shares two different methods […]

Homemade Hydrating Body Mist Recipe

Marie of Humblebee & Me has created a hydrating body mist that can help dry skin. It’s easy to make and  has a refreshing citrus and floral scent. One thing I liked about this recipe is that Marie used an essential oil I had never heard of before. It has a lemony fragrance and is […]

Stress Relief Body Cream Recipe & Tutorial

Stress can have a terrible impact on us. Amanda shares her recipe for a stress relief body cream. This is a wonderfully thick and rich body cream that uses a variety of stress-relieving essential oils. The combination of oils, beeswax, with rosewater and other ingredients whips up to an amazingly thick cream. It’s also an […]

Make Your Own Reusable “Swiffer” Pads and Cleaning Solution

In this article, Jillee of One Good Thing shares a way to make a homemade Swiffer pad so you don’t have to buy the commercial refills. She also shares a recipe for a homemade cleaning solution for Swiffer wet jets. I’d suggest reading the comments at the end of the post. There are some good […]