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The Essentials on Oils: How to Save Money on the Top 5 Essential Oils for Your Home

If you look at the number of essential oils that are available, the choice of which oils to buy can be daunting and expensive. In this article, Andrea shares her picks for the top 5 essential oils for your home. Some of the criteria are: Affordable Simple Health-related properties required: antiseptic, antibiotic, antiviral,antifungal and antimicrobial […]

The 10 Best Ways to Use Your Outdoor Fire Pit

  Jane (Outdoor Living Brands) shared a terrific guest post on the Live Dan 330 site. An outdoor fire area is the second most requested outdoor design feature for homes. It makes sense because family and friends love to gather around a fire pit. Jane first discusses some basic guidelines to consider before you build […]

12 Things to Do With Lemon Balm

Lemon balm is a terrific anti-viral and also has relaxing properties that are good for calming nerves and hyper children.  It’s also used to treat stomach problems. Jan of The Nerdy Farm Wife has collected 12 different ways to use Lemon Balm.  She includes a recipe with almost every use! Here are just a few […]

30 Magical Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide!

  Jillee has compiled a list of 30 different uses for hydrogen peroxide. You can use it to wash vegetables, clean cutting boards and kitchens, whiten bathtub grout, add natural highlights to your hair and More! Hydrogen peroxide really is a power product with many magical and surprising uses. Click on the 30 Magical Uses […]

20 Best Tips to Improve Memory

Katherine has collected 20 different things you can do to improve your memory. She includes lifestyle changes, strategies, memory tricks and the use of herbs like rosemary (pictured above). As she mentions, almost everyone has memory lapses. They’re usually not a sign of a serious problem. But memory lapses are annoying, and her tips may […]

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 […]