DIY Making Your Own Spice Mixtures

This post is a spice mix gold mine!  Staci of Cobble Hill Farm makes her own spice mixes.  Great example of DIY in the kitchen. When you make your own spice blends you can control the amount of individual spices you use.  You can also make a smaller batch if that’s what you need.  Great […]

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 […]

How to Make a Baby Bump Belly Balm Bar

This is a balm that Shannon made for her cousin who’s expecting her first baby. It’s made with moisturizing carrier oils, cocoa butter, vitamin E and other ingredients. Rubbing the balm over her belly  keeps the skin supple and elastic. Please note there are NO essential oils in this recipe. Shannon’s recipe is simple and […]

Homemade Honey Lime Tea Recipe

  This is a recipe I found on the Food Corner site.  Honey Lime Tea really helps if you have a sore throat or bad cough.  It’s also extremely easy to make.  I’d suggest fresh-squeezed lime juice. Also if you can get locally produced honey, I think it would help even more.  Check out this […]

How to Make a Comfrey and Calendula Poultice

Calendula has been used traditionally for wound-healing and the soothing of the skin.  Comfrey is an anti-inflammatory and speeds up wound healing because it contains concentrated amounts of a substance called allantoin. Comfrey is  often used as a poultice ingredient to reduce inflammation and accelerate healing. In folk medicine it was known as “knitbone” In this […]

10 Best Herbal Remedies for Allergies

The Spring and Summer are often the worst time for seasonal allergies:  itchy eyes, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing and often a feeling of tiredness.  Allergies can make you feel miserable.  When you have a seasonal allergy, for example, your body’s immune system overreacts to things like pollen and mold in the air. I’m a seasonal […]

How to Make a Calendula & Shea Butter Nose Salve

If you have ever had a really bad cold where you had to blow your nose so often that it became sore and irritated, you need this salve.  Marie of Humblebee & Me created the salve to help her through some difficult colds. An additional problem with overly irritated skin is that it becomes more […]

Homemade DIY Neosporin Ointment Recipe

This is a chemical-free, homemade version of Neosporin.  You can use it to treat cuts, sores, scrapes, acne, insect bites, eczema and more!Ande’s recipe uses just 5 ingredients, 3 of which are healing essential oils. It’s a super easy recipe.  You can make a firm balm or a softer balm. Ande explains how to make both […]

5 Natural Soaks to Remove Foot Odor

Do you or someone you love have stinky feet?  Does your dog keel over when you take your shoes and socks off?  Well then this is the post for you! Claire over at has shared a great post where she explains what exactly causes foot odor.  Then she provides recipes for 5 different foot […]

4 Ways to Add Turmeric to Your Diet

Andrea has a great guest post about turmeric over on the Modern Alternative Mama website. Turmeric has anti inflammatory benefits thanks to one of its components: curcumin. Turmeric also appears to inhibit certain types of cancer. However, Andrea explains why sprinkling powdered turmeric over your evening meal probably won’t give you all of the health […]