The Lean, Green Avocado Hand Moisturizing Recipe

First, I Love Crunchy Betty.  She has some amazing recipes, and she writes in such an entertaining way! This recipe works on dry hands no matter what time of the year it is.  Finally, it’s a super easy recipe.  It uses an avocado, oil, sugar and a particular essential oil that is good for the […]

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

Home Remedies for Headaches and a Migraine Relief Herbal Tea Recipe

Migraine headaches are terrible.  They can stop you in your tracks and make you miserable for days.  Commercial and prescription meds for migraine headaches can dull the pain.  But they also can have undesirable side effects. Andrea of Frugally Sustainable discusses alternative treatments for migraine headaches.  Some of the options that she explores in detail […]

How to Make Homemade Lilac Jelly

Laurie of Common Sense Homesteading shares an adapted recipe for  Lilac Jelly. This is a more traditional canning recipe using half pint or 4 ounce canning jars. Lilac blossoms, sugar, butter and other ingredients combine to make a sweet, mild, lightly floral jam. It’s a real treat. Click on the How to Make Homemade Lilac Jelly […]

How to Make Lemon Poppyseed Soap (Recipe)

Salt and sugar are used quite a bit in homemade products for exfoliation.  However, David of CandleAndSoap tries something more creative.  He uses poppy seeds for exfoliation in this soap recipe.   They are “scrubby” but not “scratchy.”  🙂 David uses a mixture of essential oils that are “bright and citrusy, and a little bit woodsy, […]