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28 Apple Cider Vinegar Remedies

O.k. so this is a post about Apple Cider Vinegar remedies.  And I can just hear some of you asking “Why is there a picture of a chicken?”  Frankly, I asked the same question.  It turns out that if you add a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to chicken feed (it’s called a sour […]

15 Surprising Uses For Eggshells

After you read this article, you’ll never look at eggshells in the same way again. Among the other facts about eggs that I learned in this post by Jillee of One Good Thing, is what causes the color of an egg shell to be white or brown.  I won’t give away the secret but it’s […]

Seven Natural Homemade Substitutes for Conventional Beauty Products

Commercial beauty products, even those marketed as “natural” often have undesirable chemicals in them.  As an example, Katie of WellnessMama looked up Apricot Scrub by St Ives (once one of my favorite body care products) in the Cosmetics Database and found that it ranked 9 out of 10 for containing hazardous chemicals. In this post […]

Healthy and Sustainable Gift Guide on a Budget

If you’re interested in holiday gifts that are useful, eco-friendly, sustainable, affordable and a good investment, this 2016 Gift Guide by Andrea is loaded with great ideas.  Every gift has a product link where you can get more information and purchase the item. You’ll find: Gifts for Women Gifts for Men Gifts for Kids Gifts […]

15 Refreshing Ways to Use Mint

Mint is such a wonderful herb with a refreshing taste and smell.  In addition to its uses in cooking  and drinks, there are many other applications for mint. Mikey of WiseBread shares 15 different ways to use Mint.  There are uses for health, home care, stress-relief and more.  Very interesting post! Click on the 15 […]

100+ DIY Projects to Make with Fruit Scraps (EBook)

This is a wonderful and creative EBook by JES of the Strangers and Pilgrims On Earth website.  In this 264 page book, she shares over 100 of her personal recipes and tutorials for beauty, cleaning, health, home and food projects using fruit peels and scraps.  The subtitle is An Old Fashioned “Waste Not, Want Not” […]

21 Uses for Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is an excellent source of magnesium.  The heart, muscles,kidneys and other organs in the body need magnesium.  Magnesium also  contributes to energy production, and helps regulate nutrients in the body Katie of WellnessMama shares 21 different ways to use epsom salt.  The really neat thing is that she provides specific short recipes for […]

How to Make Wood Butter

  This is a recipe for wood butter by the folks at Creative Culinary.  What is wood butter you ask?  I asked the same thing.  Turns out it’s a homemade mixture that you rub into old wooden spoons, rolling pins, cutting boards etc. and it restores the luster.  The post includes a recipe and before/after pictures […]

How to Start a Medicinal Herb Garden

Herbs have been used for healing for thousands of years.  There’s been a resurgence of interest in herbs because they are natural, easy to use and affordable.  By starting your own medicinal herb garden you can make teas, tinctures, infusions, balms, lotions and more to treat the  symptoms of the common cold, flu, skin irritations, […]

21 Fun Creative Storage Ideas For Every Room

When seasons change, I find myself looking around my house and thinking “I have to get organized.”  Well this post has some great ideas for organizing your home.  There aren’t any tutorials. It’s strictly to get the ideas flowing on how to organize things like jewelry, ties, make-up, shoes etc. I loved #5 which offers […]