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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 […]

16 Homemade Coconut Oil Beauty Care Recipes

Coconut oil has so many positive properties.  It has been shown to reduce belly fat, heal wounds, serve as an NSAID alternative, increase bone health, and more!  Not to mention the fact that the scent of coconut oil can transport you in spirit to a warm tropical island. Coconut oil = beach to me! This […]

How to Make Rosewater and Other Hydrosols

Hydrosols are floral waters that feel really refreshing when you spritz them  on your body.  They are also used in cooking, beauty products, and herbal medicine. Jerica of Sustain, Create and Flow  explains how she distilled a quart of rosewater using  equipment everyone has in their kitchen.  She walks you through each step and  there […]

11 Uses for Epsom Salts – Home, Garden AND Natural Beauty!

Epsom salts are a pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate.  You can use Epsom salts in a variety of ways for health, gardening and household uses.  In this article, Anne of Design Dreams by Anne lists a number of applications: 7 First Aid and Beauty uses 4  House and Garden uses. She also includes […]

37 Unique Uses for Cornstarch

I found this article on the Fluster Buster website. They periodically take a common household product and research all of the different uses. In this article the focus is on cornstarch. Cornstarch can be used on your skin, hair, as a cleaner, in cooking, and more. Some of the uses include: Soothing a baby’s bottom […]

21 Different Uses for Fresh Basil

Homemade for Elle offers 21 different uses for fresh basil.  They are primarily different food and drink recipes.  I love basil so I was happy to see this post. Here are five of the recipes: Make a Basil Mojito Strawberry Basil Green Tea Popsicles Cantaloupe-Basil Granita Basil Ice Cream Basil and Red Pepper Spread (Excellent!) Click […]

35 Reasons You Should Never Be Without Vinegar

Gaye of Activepost.com shares an article from Joe at SurvivalLife.com.  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 […]

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 […]

30+ Things to Do with Eggshells

Jill of the Prairie Homestead has assembled a list of 30+ things to do with egg shells. Some of the uses apply to homesteaders. However, other uses will appeal to anyone interested in natural living. Jill provides and explanation and links for each of the uses. Here are just a few examples of what you […]