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12 Simple Homemade Spice Mixesby  

Have you ever looked at what’s in the spice mixes you buy at the store? If the yuck bothers you, be sure to check out these homemade spice mixes!

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How to Make Your Own Herbal Bath Tea: Sleepy Time Recipeby  

Here’s how to make your own herbal bath tea. Herbal bathing with this recipe is perfect to help you relax so you can get to sleep easier (and stay asleep).

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How to Make an Herbal Tincture #DIYFridayby  

If you’ve ever wondered how to make an herbal tincture, then this tutorial is for you! It’s easy to do and you may gain a new appreciation for tinctures.

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Homemade Herbal Throat Spray for Cough, Cold, and Fluby  

Now that it's autumn, cold season is just around the corner. However, having this homemade herbal throat spray on hand can help give relief to sore throats and aid healing. I love having it around! This recipe came about sort... Read More

The 5 Best Natural Remedies for Beginnersby  

Are you eager to start making the switch over to natural remedies, but unsure of where to start? I know that when you're first getting started with the world of herbs, essential oils, alternative medicines and so on, it can... Read More

How to Naturally Boost Your Iron Levelsby  

Though I’ve been somewhat low in iron in previous pregnancies, this was the first time I truly felt the physical effects of the deficiency. And in fact, this isn’t only a pregnancy-related issue, but being low in iron be a... Read More

Finally! A cough syrup I’m happy with!by  

Cold and cough season sure is upon us, isn't it? Like many of you, we do our best to: Pump up our immune systems through real food to minimize how much we get sick in the first place Use many... Read More

“Seasons Greetings” Homemade Gift in a Jarby  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer When it comes to holiday gift-giving, there are few things as special as receiving a gift handmade with love. It’s a simple, thoughtful way to show you care, and really expresses the true spirit of the holidays... Read More

Soothing Lemon Ginger Drink for Colds and Congestionby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer When it comes to colds and congestion, ginger and lemon pack a powerful punch. Ginger warms the body and is known to help with decongestion. It is also thought to boost circulation and the immune system. Lemon is... Read More

3 Easy Ways to Guard Your Health Before You Leave the Houseby  

Guest post by Nina Nelson Does your family get sick all the time? It doesn't just feel like it - you literally say, "we're sick again" at least twice a month. I'm sorry, friend. I know how it is, really. I... Read More

3 Herbal Teas That Build Your Defenses Against Cold And Flu Seasonby  

  By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer Cold and flu season is right around the corner. What are you doing to build your defenses? Adding any or all of these 3 herbal teas to your natural medicine cabinet can help keep you... Read More

Edible Landscaping: A Great Alternative to Traditional Landscapingby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer I don't dream of owning my own land. The very thought of tilling, sowing, and managing a large plot of land makes me hyperventilate. Throw in the idea of milking cows and herding pigs,... Read More

3 Herbal Iced Tea Recipes to Beat the Heatby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer I grew up drinking sweet iced tea made from your standard black tea. And when the sweet tea pitcher ran out, someone was sure to throw a fit. Sweet tea was a part of... Read More

Growing and Using Fresh Mintby  

photo credit By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer If you are someone who has always believed you've got a brown thumb, I'd encourage you to try your hand at growing fresh mint. Mint is a prolific grower and therefore it is hard... Read More

How Does Coffee Affect Your Health? {plus 6 Coffee Alternatives!}by  

Guest Post by Leigh Ann Dutton at Intentional By Grace I love coffee. It's not so much the actual cup of coffee that I love as the experience of coffee. I grew up sharing Saturday morning conversations with my grandmother... Read More

Natural Remedies for Travel and Adventuresby  

Post by contributing writer, Michele of Frugal Granola It's that time of year for autumn adventures, such as nature walks, hiking, bonfires, football on the lawn, nighttime stargazing, tailgating picnics, candlelit evenings, and jumping into freshly-raked leaf piles! Whether you're... Read More

Natural Ways to Treat Premenstrual Syndromeby  

By Andrea, Contributing Writer Do you suffer from Premenstrual Syndrome? Achy back, bloating, cramping, tender breasts, and headaches are all unpleasant symptoms associated with menstruation. In our house, there are three menstruating women. Our symptoms, and the severity of these... Read More

Simple, Safe Cold and Cough Teaby  

By Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Nobody likes getting colds.  That runny nose, the pounding head, the congestion -- everyone wants to get rid of these unpleasant symptoms as soon as possible! There are many commercial products on the market.  We... Read More

Herbs I Have and What I Do With Themby  

This post was originally published on August 18, 2011. Although our traveling "medicine" kit is big enough to sink a ship and full of things like herbal tinctures, essential oils, clay, arnica cream, and all sorts of other goodies, I am sorely... Read More

How to Make an Herbal Wreathby  

Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer My mother-in-law is very talented when it comes to arranging flowers and making wreaths. I've admired her skills for years, but never ventured into wreath-making myself because I thought it was too difficult or... Read More

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