Bulk Herb Store: 5 Holiday Tea Collections to Give Away!

I like me a good cup of tea. Many of the people who visit my home comment on my “tea basket”, usually overflowing with various kinds of tea– loose, bags, black, herbal, rooibos, green, medicinal, dessert-like, etc. I think that part of what I like about tea is its complex and every-changing personality. It can be subtle and calming, strong and healing, sweet and spicy, or smooth and invigorating. The combinations of herbs and types of tea that can be used are practically endless. Many […]

Herbal Honey: A Sweet Holiday Gift

Written by Meg, Contributing Writer With the holidays nearly upon us, I know many of us are already thinking of the many gifts we are preparing to share with others this season.  If you’re like me, you also have the burden of wanting to share with those around us, but feeling the pinch of a tight budget.  Today I’m going to share one of my favorite ways to ease the burden, and sweeten your holiday gift-giving. Flavored honey is among the easiest and most delicious herbal treats. […]

Home Remedies Carnival: Share Your Resources for Staying Healthy Naturally

After spending an entire month focused mainly on natural home remedies, herbs, homeopathics, real food prevention and more, I still feel like we’ve only scratched the surface. Though most of it isn’t complex (in fact, often home remedies are very quick, simple and inexpensive) it does take some reading, research and trial and error to find the right remedies that suit the needs of your family. Being able to glean from other women and moms, and learn their favorite and tried-and-true remedies helps to take […]

Giveaway Winners: Herbal Nurturing, A Family Healing & Learning Guide

Out of the 303 entrants, the winners of Herbal Nurturing: A Family Healing & Learning Guide are: Shyla (go2therock@) Jackie (jackiesembroidery@) Melissa (melissg@) Congratulations! For those who didn’t win, Michele is offering a coupon code for 25% off Herbal Nurturing: A Family Healing & Learning Guide.  The code is: KEEPER25.   This code expires on November 1st at midnight.

Herbal Nurturing: A Family Healing & Learning Guide (A Giveaway)

Guest Post Written by Michele of Frugal Granola Have you been inspired by this “Month of Natural Home Remedies & Illness Prevention” on Keeper of the Home? I love the wealth of wisdom all the writers have contributed, to assist us in blessing our families! If you are wondering where to start, and how to incorporate natural remedies into your homemaking routines, I would love to invite you into my kitchen with a glimpse into my new book, “Herbal Nurturing: A Family Healing & Learning […]

Prevention and Treatment of Mastitis: Natural Alternatives to Taking Antibiotics

As any breastfeeding mama can tell you, mastitis is one of the nastiest things to deal with. These infections (which stem from a clogged milk duct) can come on quickly, bringing with them raging fevers and achy, fluish feelings, as well as acute soreness and tenderness in the breast, particularly around the area of the clogged duct. The common solution to mastitis (at least, for most doctors and even some midwives) is a strong dose of good ol’ antibiotics. Sure to clear up the angry […]

Cold Kicker Remedy: A Tried and True Recipe

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer This remedy is one of the best for warding off colds, the flu, or any kind of general feeling of ickiness. Not only is it chock full of anti-viral and anti-bacterial goodness, but it’s guaranteed to knock your socks off! Ginger and cayenne are warming to your system, while onion, horseradish and garlic help to kill any bug that is attempting to assault your body. Sage and rosemary dry up any mucus that might be tempted to drip, and […]

Resources for Home Remedies: What to Buy, Where to Buy It

Idyllic as it would be, most of us don’t have a wall full of dried herbs from our home gardens to draw from when we need to make up a home remedy. I am often asked where to begin… which herbs and other ingredients are the most important, the most versatile, the most accessible and affordable. For those just beginning to delve into making their own simple remedies, this post is intended to help you wrap your head around which herbs, oils and other ingredients […]