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How to Make Herb Infused Oils

This is a jam-packed article on the different methods to make herb infused oils. Very well-written.  It was written and posted by the Herbal Academy of New England. Herb infused oils can be used in cooking or in bath or skin products. For example, Rosemary has both culinary and medicinal uses.  Calendula, plantain, chickweed, chamomile, […]

How to Make a Detox Herbal Infusion

This is an herbal detox infusion that uses 3 fresh herbs. One herb boosts the metabolism, and purifies the blood. The second herb is a diuretic and blood cleanser. The third herb helps to eliminate toxins. So it’s a nice mix of herbs for detoxing. Angela of the Untrained Housewife discusses each ingredient, and explains […]

Homemade Sea Spray For Your Skin

Katie of Wellness Mama developed this recipe for a sea spray that is nourishing for the skin.  Sea salt and salt water have been used in beauty recipes and treatments for a long time. Katie’s sea spray recipe  uses salt water and other ingredients to produce a spray that is refreshing. Using salt on the […]

Recipe for Argan Serum for Mature Skin

Marie of HumbleBee & Me developed an essential oils blend for mature skin.  It includes argan oil which is wonderful for the skin, South African chamomile essential oil, and another  essential oil that is considered one of the best oils to enhance the appearance of mature skin. The recipe is very simple.  Use just a […]

Homemade Wellness Juice Shot Recipe

I posted an all-natural wellness shot  recipe a short time ago that can help you fight off colds and the flu.  In this post Lexie of Lexie’s Kitchen shares her recipe for her Homemade Wellness Juice Shot which uses some additional healthy ingredients. One thing I’ve found is that these shots work really well all year […]

How to Make Jewelweed Salve for Poison Ivy & Skin Rashes

My country relatives are all familiar with Jewelweed Salve and have it on hand in their medicine cabinets.   Jewelweed Salve is used to treat poison ivy and poison oak.  It also works to relieve the itch of mosquito bites and skin rashes. If you buy Jewelweed Salve it can cost $10 (or more) for just […]

7 Herbs to Treat Bad Breath

This is a post by Dr. Edward Group of the  Global Healing Center that discusses the 7 Best Herbs to Treat Bad Breath.  He explains why each herb is effective in addressing bad breath.  It’s a well-written post and includes quite a few research references at the end. If you click on te link for […]

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 […]

How to Make Your Own Healthy, Tasty , Detox Drink

This is a terrific drink if you’re looking for a healthy but tasty alternative to sugary sodas.  It also helps to flush toxins out of your body. This recipe by Claire of Everyday Roots uses watermelon, lemon and other ingredients.  After mixing the drink, you let it steep overnight so that all of the wonderful […]

How to Make Homemade Almond Nut Butter

Almond butter is one of my favorite spreads.  It tastes great and has a lot of health benefits.  Thanks to monosaturated fats that lower cholesterol, it’s also good for the heart.  By reducing cholesterol it also helps to lower blood pressure.  Almond butter controls blood sugar by reducing the yo-yo effect in blood sugar and […]