I use healing herbs for wounds that don’t require professional care. Today we’ll focus on herbs for scrapes, bruises, splinters, sprains, bug bites, and more.
In Spring I use cedarwood essential oil for my scalp and breathing problems. Lavender, geranium, and these other essential oils are also great this time of year.
Grocery stores give us access to fresh herbs and medicinal plants all year long, but it’s good for us to do the gathering, and to know what to look for, no matter what season it is!
A while back we wrote about a bunch of popular carrier oils and when to use them. Today we focus on 5 lesser known carrier oils and how (and why) to use them.
Again this year we’re publishing homemade Christmas gift ideas to inspire you to make more gifts yourself, and to make them naturally. Plus a Black Friday Sale!
The Black Alder tree has many health benefits including: blood cleanser, lymphatic tonic, anti-inflammatory, pain reliever, and much more. Learn more and also learn how to alleviate itchy rash with Black Alder.
Jewelweed is a wild plant that is very useful in treating poison ivy. Learn more about the plant, where and when it grows, and enjoy our Jewelweed poison ivy tincture and treatment recipes.
Wood finishes don’t have to contain chemicals and petroleum products. You’ll be happy to see this list of natural based finishes for your woodworking projects. From tung oil to shellac to carnauba wax, there are many natural solutions available.
I’m often asked how to plant a child garden, and how to get kids more involved with gardening. My main strategy is to excite their senses and to include them as much as possible, because kids love being involved! Here are 6 plant ideas to get you started.
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.
This article focuses on herbs as a natural anti inflammatory therapy, especially for back pain. With proper diet and exercise, herbs can help the body recover much more quickly. The following are my favorite herbs for both internal and external applications.
These home remedies for fleas and other pet pests will help you protect your beloved pets without exposing them to harmful chemicals in commercial products.
Calendula Officinalis–a versatile, useful, medicinal plant species–is a powerful group of pretty plants, useful in soap making, lotions, balms, and more. Also included is a Calendula Infused Oil recipe!
St. John’s Wort side effects? Like many herbs it has been cast into suspicion. We consider this, its benefits, and give a homemade St. John’s Wort oil recipe.
This compost tea recipe is made using the wild, beneficial herb comfrey. Making compost tea is fun and it helps save money on trash removal and fertilizer!
Coming up with Mother’s Day gift ideas can be difficult, but when you focus on helping your Mom tap into her creative energy the gift options are limitless!
This natural diaper bag checklist gives the essentials needed to naturally care for your baby while away from home. Make it your own and share it with others!
A great resource regarding safe herbs for pregnancy – including expectant mothers, new moms, and newborn babies – a list you can use with confidence!