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5 Essential Medicinal Herbs For Spring

Spring is just around the corner (Really!) and it will be time for many of us to work around the house ~ both inside and outside.  After raking, cleaning windows and starting gardens you can end up with wounds, scrapes, scratches, allergies and more.   Andrea of Frugally Sustainable LOVES herbs.  And she has compiled a […]

How to Make the Best Body Butter

I think body butters are wonderful all year long.  This is a nourishing body butter recipe by Amanda of Natural Living Mamma.  It works for any time of the year, but is especially good when the weather is dry. It’s a favorite of mine. Amanda uses an herb-infused oil which is different from some other body […]

How to Make a Cayenne-Infused Muscle Rub

This muscle pain reliever by Heather of Mommypotamus relieves the pain of achy muscles, arthritis, menstrual cramps, nerve pain and more.  How does it work?  Well we have a peptide in our body called Substance P.  Among other things, Substance P transmits pain signals from the nerves to the central nervous system. One of the […]

How to Make Homemade Sparkling Rose Petal Wine

This is a recipe for homemade sparkling rose petal wine by Ariana of And Here We are.  You can use dried or fresh rose petals.  If you use fresh roses make sure they haven’t  been sprayed.  The recipe uses sugar, cardamom, and other ingredients. In order to make this wine you’ll need some very basic […]

How to Make a Multivitamin Tincture (Recipe)

Katie at Wellness Mama developed this multi-vitamin tincture recipe.  It’s an herbal tincture made with certain high-nutrient herbs to create a liquid multi-vitamin. It  can be used by children or adults.  Katie has a separate recipe for use during pregnancy. The tincture is more concentrated. so you only need a  tiny amount to get a […]

How to Make Homemade Lavender Wine

After sharing this post about how to make  your own homemade, country wines, I got quite a few emails about Lavender Wine.  So I did some digging. I found this recipe for homemade lavender wine by  Jack of the Winemaking Home Page.  Although it is not a quick recipe, I wanted to share it.  If […]

13 Cleaning and Body Care Recipes Using Essential Oils

Sara at My Merry Messy Life has developed some amazing natural recipes that use essential oils.  In this post she assembles her best and most popular essential oils recipes.  This is actually a treasure trove of recipes!  You’ll get the following 13 recipes: For the Body:     Homemade Lip Balm Recipe – All-Natural Clove and […]

Poor Man’s List of Essential Oils ~ 4 Esssential Oils That Save Money!

Some essential oils can be expensive.  This is because it often takes a lot of individual plants to produce a small amount of essential oil.  Also some oils are fantastically popular. So Rebecca of Camp Wander decided to provide  some less-expensive essential oils that you can  substitute for the more expensive essential oils or essential […]

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 […]