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 […]

How to Make Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric & Ginger Tea

Michelle of MindBodyGreen shares her recipe for Turmeric, Honey & Ginger Tea. It’s an especially healing tea during the cold, flu and allergy season. This recipe uses ground turmeric, ginger and other ingredients. It’s very easy to make. Click on the How to Make Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric & Ginger Tea link below to see the complete […]

The Best Herbs for Lowering Fever

For both children and adults an ongoing fever can interfere with much-needed sleep.  Ongoing fever can also lead to dehydration.  So in these cases it’s best to take steps to lower  the fever. In this article Justyne of Creative Christian Mama discusses 4 different herbs that  gently reduce fevers.  She also includes a caution about […]

22 Natural Sore Throat Remedies

I read once that the average person swallows 2000 times a day. Can you imagine suffering from a serious sore throat and swallowing that many times, knowing that every swallow will bring more pain? Claire has collected 22 all-natural sore throat remedies that you can review before you get your next sore throat. There’s a […]

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 […]

The Best Plants To Detox The Air In Your Home

  This is an interesting and eye-opening article by Summer of MindBodyGreen about the air detoxing capabilities of certain plants. In the 1980’s NASA determined that certain species of plants can eliminate up to 87% of airborne toxins.  They estimated that a certain number of mature, air-filtering plants in an average-sized house could keep the […]

Homemade Peppermint And Honey Facial Toner

This is a guest post on the MommyPotamus site  by Aubrey of Homegrown & Healthy.    She shares her recipe for a Peppermint and Honey facial toner.  Aubrey recommends using a particular type of honey.  She also explains why honey is the perfect ingredient in a facial toner. She uses Peppermint because it’s  is great for any […]

Companion Planting Part 2 – Don’t Plant These Plants Together Too

Many gardeners know that some plants do well when they’re planted near each other. For example, When you plant basil and dill among tomatoes they protect the tomatoes from hornworms. Also, sage scattered in a cabbage patch reduces the impact of cabbage moths. But there are also plants that should not be planted near each […]

Companion Planting or What NOT To Plant Together

Usually when you see an article about companion planting, it discusses which plants to plant near each other. However, this is a nice twist. Mindi discusses which plants you should NOT plant close together in your garden. Here’s an example: Plants in the bean family does not normally thrive if planted near vegetables like onions, leeks, […]

9 Powerful Home Remedies for Arthritis

If you have arthritis, you know how the aches and joint pain can slow you down, and interfere with the enjoyment of life. This article discusses 9 powerful home remedies that can ease the symptoms of osteoarthritis. One of more of these methods may help you. The article discusses: Lifestyle changes Supplements Recipe for a […]