Capsicum annuum (a.k.a. Cayenne peppers) is a digestive stimulant, a cardiovascular tonic, a first aid application for bleeding, a food, and so much more! For example, did you know that–botanically speaking–the pepper is a berry, not a vegetable?
This homemade shower cleaner saves our budget and my sense of smell. It is natural, simple, works great, and uses common ingredients found in most any home! It’s an easy DIY tub and tile cleaner that will keep your shower sparkling clean and soap scum free.
This natural beef jerky recipe is the perfect way to bring meat along when refrigeration isn’t available. It is simple, delicious, and good for you. You can also substitute your favorite veggie in place of meat, and use this recipe to make vegetarian jerky.
For years I have collected bee swarms for people. When I started, I was doing it to add to my bee-yard, but soon learned it was a great opportunity to educate on swarms and honey bees in general. Here are answers to some of the most common questions I have heard over the years.
These natural lawn care tips will help you have a beautiful lawn without all the expensive, harmful chemicals. And don’t forget, long stretches of lawn invite bats and bluebirds, both of which are voracious mosquito and other bug eaters!
The practice of companion planting–or purposefully planting things together–can enhance the beauty, health, growth, and flavor of your harvest. Scratch open a bare patch of soil, let it be for a few weeks, and you’ll see how nature intended companion planting!
Growing lavender and these 6 other perennial plants, provides me with the ingredients to make numerous salves, lotions, soaps, and fragrances for my home. Plus, nothing beats the convenience of having these ingredients at my fingertips.
Learn how to make lipstick and take your homemade beauty skills to the next level! This red lipstick recipe has a velvety, smooth, and thick texture. It also has a rich red carmine color so you can make a bold, yet sophisticated, impression on a night out.
Violets (Viola odorata) are edible and medicinal flowers packed full of Vitamin C, calcium, and magnesium. We like to use the flowers to make salads, tea, syrups, infused vinegar, poultice, tincture, and even eat them candied!
Dealing with grief naturally, and using herbs for grief, are practices that have been around for thousands of years. Since I love to go to nature for whatever I need, let’s take a look and see what help nature can provide when we’re dealing with grief.
Folk medicine doesn’t have to be based on coincidence and strange superstition. By its very definition, it was a vast collection of what the common folk did to keep themselves alive. Let’s take a look and discover which work and which are fable.
Once I finally tried making homemade mayonnaise, I was amazed at how easy it was. In five minutes you can have creamy, flavorful mayo for spreading on sandwiches, mixing into pasta and potato salads, or even for topping grilled summer burgers.
This DIY Hanging baskets tutorial teaches you how to create your own beautiful hanging arrangements. And remember, they’re not just for flowers! I grow cherry tomatoes and common herbs because the baskets are close to my kitchen.