3 NEW All~Purpose Healing Salve Blends with Essential Oils

I LOVE Rebecca’s home remedies.  She posts over at Camp Wander and her recipes are terrific!   In this article she provides a recipe for her  Naked Salve which uses coconut oil and olive oil.  These oils offer natural moisturizing, antibacterial and anti-oxidant qualities to the salve. The salve also serves as a base for […]

How to Make Homemade Coconut Hand Soap

This is Amanda’s recipe for homemade coconut hand soap from Amanda.  She lists all of the ingredients and equipment. She also provides sources for recommended suppliers.  Then she presents a detailed, step-by-step tutorial on how to make the soap bars. Nice recipe. Click on the How to Make Homemade Coconut Hand Soap link below to […]

How to Make a Homemade Coconut Oil Scalp Treatment

  A lot of people (myself included) get dry hair and dry scalp.  This recipe for a rejuvenating coconut oil scalp treatment was developed by Destri of the Mother Huddle. Destri has a couple of recipes for  a coconut oil scalp treatment that are just the answer for both dry hair and dry scalp.  One […]

How to Make Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm

This is a recipe by  Andréann for a homemade peppermint lip balm.  It’s a simple recipe that also uses coconut and almond oils. It’s a super easy recipe to make. Click on the How to Make Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm link below to read the full recipe. How to Make Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm

Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

This is a really helpful article by the Happy Homemaker.  Laundry detergent is really expensive.  If you bought 5 gallons worth in the store, you’d be paying around $100!! Maybe even more than that depending on the brand. But, when you make your own laundry detergent  – you can make 5 gallons for less than […]

Natural Remedies to Treat and Prevent Sinus Infections

Sinus infections can be incredibly painful. Normally, the sinuses are filled with air. However, when they’re infected the sinuses become blocked and can’t drain as efficiently. When this happens, you’ll experience nasal congestion, pain around the cheeks, eyes and forehead. You may also experience headaches and fatigue. Sinus infections are usually viral, fungal or bacterial in […]

21 Simple Gifts You Can Make with Essential Oils

Jill of the Prairie Homestead has collected 21 simple gifts you can make with essential oils. The majority are natural beauty and health remedies that are easy to make. I think any loved one or friend would appreciate a homemade gift that you made with essential oils. Here are just a few of Jill’s finds: […]

A Recipe for Homemade Peppermint Foot Cream

  Give your tired feet a break 🙂  This homemade peppermint foot cream by Andrea of Frugally Sustainable moisturizes tired, dry, callused feet.  The peppermint oil gets the circulation going,  lavender oil reduces any pain and Tea Tree oil disinfects your feet. The other ingredients are a blend of moisturizing butters.  Rubbing this peppermint cream […]

How to Get Started with Essential Oils

People often ask how to get started using essential oils.  It can be daunting to look at all of the available oils and decide which ones to get and how to use them.    This is a post from a about 1 person’s approach to getting started with essential oils.   What I like about this […]

How to Make a Rosemary Mint Shampoo Bar

This article by Heather contains a recipe, a video tutorial and a picture tutorial on how to make a Rosemary Mint Shampoo Bar. Shampoo bars are used for washing your hair but also are great as a face and body soap. Natural and commercial shampoos are very different.  Commercial shampoos contain preservatives and sulfates that […]