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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 Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter Recipe

If you use coconut oil you know that in the Fall and Winter when temperatures drop, it can solidify.  You can liquify it by holding the container  under hot tap water, placing the container in a pan of water and heating it over low heat or putting it on top of a warm stove. In […]

How to Make Infused Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is one of my favorite essential oils.  I love the scent and find it very relaxing. In addition to its wonderful scent, lavender oil has some very useful healing properties.  You can use it to treat burns & scalds.  Some view it as a natural antibiotic.  It has antiseptic properties, promotes healing and […]

How to Make Castile Bar Soap ~ a Recipe & Tutorial

This is a recipe and tutorial for making castille soap from soap-making-resource.com.     There are a lot of tips, tricks and step-by-step pictures. The soap is scented with an essential oil blend of grapefruit (pink) oil, pink essential oil, bergamot essential oil and some other ingredients. If you don’t have a local source, you can get […]

Homemade Herbal Cough Drops

Commercial cough drops contain ingredients like acesulfame potassium, aspartame, malic acid, artificial coloring, sodium carboxymethylcellulose and so on. Katie’s (Wellness Mama) recipe for homemade herbal cough drops contains organic honey, elderberry, chamomile, and other natural ingredients.  Sounds healthier to me!  I love Katie’s recipes because they’re clearly written and she gives you different options depending […]

How to Make Herbal Tinctures

An herbal  tincture is a concentrated liquid form of an herb.  A tincture concentrates all of the properties of the herb so that they’re more effective.  They also last longer. Katie at Wellnessmama.com is an expert at making tinctures.   In this post she shares general instructions on how to make a tincture.  She uses an […]

How to Make Elderberry Jelly

Elise provides very clear directions on how to make Elderberry Jelly.   She also has some great suggestions if you’re picking the elderberries in the country. Click on the How to Make Elderberry Jelly link below to see the post and recipe. How to Make Elderberry Jelly

Rosa Rugosa Soap Recipe (Palm Free)

In Spring when the roses bloom one of the things that the Nerdy Farmwife makes is Rosa Rugosa soap.  She shares her recipe in this post.  If you don’t have fresh rose petals available, she cautions to avoid roses from the florist or grocery store.   It’s likely they’ve been treated with pesticides. You’ll need […]

Lolly’s Homemade Vanilla Bean Coffee Creamer

If you’re a coffee drinker I think you’ll like Lolly’s homemade vanilla bean creamer.  It includes just 3 ingredients and is really easy to make.  No chemicals or preservatives.  I have made this vanilla bean creamer and it’s excellent! Click on the Lolly’s Homemade Vanilla Bean Creamer link below to get her simple recipe.  Lolly’s Homemade […]

DIY – How to Make a Sea Glass Stepping Stone

Sea glass is broken glass that has been weathered by years in the ocean and has a smooth, colorful, frosted appearance. You can find it on many ocean beaches. Tanya wanted t use sea glass to make something special to remind her of a visit by one of her friends. She decided to make a […]