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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. […]

Homemade Beetroot Lip Gloss Recipe

Beetroot produces a lovely maroon color. Since it’s water soluble, it presents a challenge for use in a lip gloss. Marie decided to dissolve it in vegetable glycerin and another ingredient. Only then did she add it to some melted oils and wax. It produces a beautiful, all-natural maroon lip gloss. Very rich coloring! The […]

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 Foaming Facial Cleanser

This foaming facial cleanser is easy to make and economical. It takes off make-up and leaves skin feeling soft. It’s everything you’d want in a facial cleanser. Stephanie’s recipe uses castile soap , oil, and other ingredients. One thing I like is that she shares substitutions you can make for some of the ingredients. The […]

How to Make Homemade Cottage Room Spray

When I was a little kid we drove north to Wisconsin to visit relatives almost every summer.  The drive took us into the country.  Corn fields, lakes, horses, cows.  It was always an adventure. At some point the sweet scent of clover would fill the car. It was the smell of summer for me. To […]

Make Your Own Rosemary Mint Fabric Softener

This is Jillee’s recipe for a rosemary mint fabric softener. The recipe is simple: mix the 3 ingredients and use the same amount you’d normally use in the rinse cycle if you were using a commercial fabric softener. Note: The recipe does use one commercial product. I didn’t find an entry for this product in […]

8 Delicious Homemade Country Wine Recipes

If you’d like to experiment with making homemade wine, this article has some neat recipes. If you see a wine that sounds interesting, just click on the link to see a tutorial.You’ll find recipes for: Rose Petal & Strawberry Wine Apple Wine Citrus – Kumquat Wine Raspberry Wine Homemade Dandelion Wine Homemade Rhubarb Wine Elderberry […]

34 DIY Natural Air Fresheners You Can Make

Commercial air fresheners, sprays and some candles contain chemicals and artificial scents and colorants that can be harmful. John of Homemade Home Ideas has collected 34 DIY natural air fresheners. You’ll find gel air fresheners, herbal and fruit simmer pots, homemade potpourri, natural scented sprays and MORE! Click on the 34 DIY Natural Air Fresheners […]

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 […]