Prickly Pear is one of few cold tolerant cacti. Both the fruit and leaves are edible. The fruit can be made into jelly, drinks, desserts, and even candy. It is native to the Americas, but has spread to many other parts of the world.
There are so many common plants that provide natural dye. They are easy to grow and look beautiful in your yard! Here are some great options if you’re interested in growing and making your own dyes.
This list of Vitamin C foods will help you source vitamin C from food rather than supplements; because vitamins in food are better assimilated by the body.
I saw some of the most interesting, exotic fruits when I lived in Florida. But I was always curious about the health benefits they might have. Here’s a list of 25 of my favorites and reasons you should try them!
Most plants can’t handle harsh cold temps, but these winter vegetables can. Now is the time to plant these hardy winter veggies for fresh winter eating.
I absolutely love using my wooden wick candles, and I guarantee you’ll love them too! They only take a few minutes to make and are easy to customize with your favorite essential oil, so you get the exact scents you want. Enjoy!
Here are my favorite teething remedies (herbs & foods) to keep around when adult teeth are emerging in children. Also included is the teething popsicle recipe that I make for my kids when they have teeth coming in.
Do you want to sell the homemade beauty products you already make and use? Take these tips from DIY Natural staff writer Deb Masklowski–who has been making, using, and selling natural beauty products for years–to bring your homemade products to market.
This homemade frozen yogurt recipe will be your new favorite treat! The fruit and yogurt give it a natural sweetness and creaminess you will absolutely love! Plus, by using all-natural, plain yogurt, you’re getting all the good bacteria and healthy benefits of a bowl of yogurt.
Our first abundant fruit harvest has hit, and my kitchen is overflowing with blackberries and peaches (along with green beans, cucumbers, and zucchini)! Many of us think only of the food value of these fruits. Did you know that most summer fruits also have medicinal value? Let’s take a look!
You all know I love making soap, I’d be happy I could do it all day! I’ve been doing it for a long time now, and because experience is a great teacher, I’m ready to share even more of my soap making tips with you!
This homemade ice pack is flexible and easy to make. They are reusable, inexpensive, make for great gifts, and you can control the ingredients. So stop buying the expensive commercial ice packs and make these simple homemade alternatives.
Homemade root beer needs no lab-derived extracts like the store-bought stuff. Learn how to make root beer the way everyone use to, with the roots! The good news is, many different types of root can be use, many of which are growing in your yard.
Adaptogens are plants that support the body’s ability to manage physical and emotional stress. Use this list to find which adaptogenic herbs may help you. They usually support the proper functioning of the immune system and are often used to help fight and prevent cancer.