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3 Herbal Iced Tea Recipes to Beat the Heatby  

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 life, and it wasn't until I... 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

My Travel Medicine Kit (and How We Stay Healthy on the Road)by  

Written by Stephanie Langford I’m continually grateful for this kit. Each time I pull it out to treat someone’s sickness or owie or to find something to give our systems a boost, I do so with a huge sense of... 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

Homemade Herbal Throat Lozenges for Cough, Cold, and Fluby  

Want to make your own homemade herbal throat lozenges? Today, Kresha has you covered! By Kresha, Contributing Writer For nearly two decades, I had a favorite brand of cough drops that went with me everywhere. During that time, I had... Read More

5 Home Remedies for a Sore Throatby  

By Stacy, Contributing Writer Need some home remedies for a sore throat? Today, Stacy is giving five! Sore throats are miserable, aren't they? Not being able to swallow comfortably and basically feeling that your throat is on fire . . .... 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

Can’t Garden? Grow Herbs!by  

By Diana, Contributing Writer A great kitchen garden begins with herbs. Fresh herbs add flavor and freshness to a dish – they add color and vibrance.  Fresh herbs can turn the ordinary into something spectacular - like this eggplant bechamel. Besides... Read More

Homemade Teething Tea for Babiesby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer I have tried all kinds of methods for soothing teething. With my oldest two, we relied on Hyland's teething tablets and then either chamomilla (my oldest) or belladonna (my second).  These worked.  We have... Read More

Make Your Own Herbal Vitamin and Mineral Tinctureby  

Herbal tinctures have been on my "learn to make" list for a long time. Just over a month ago, I got inspired and tried it for the first time. The process was far easier and more straightforward than I ever... Read More

Natural Homemade Facial Toner for Clean Skinby  

Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Using toner (or astringent) as part of a regular skin care routine is helpful in removing dirt, tightening pores, and preparing the skin to be moisturized. Toners are also known to remove excess oil... Read More

Backyard Medicinal Plants: Do You Have Herbal Remedies Right Under Your Nose?by  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Last summer, my husband spent a few hours cleaning up our yard.  We had a lot of vines growing everywhere, some of which were poison ivy.  We were worried the kids would get into... Read More

How to Treat Bug Bites Naturallyby  

  Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer Summer is a time for fun and sunshine. Unfortunately, this wonderful season often includes bites and stings from various bugs and insects. Today I'd like to share a few home remedies to help... Read More

Homemade Calendula Oilby  

Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer  Calendula is such an easy and fun flower to grow.  Besides being beautiful to look at, it offers a wealth of beneficial healing properties for your skin.  It is an herb that will definitely earn... Read More

Natural Ways to Recover from Pregnancyby  

[caption id="attachment_14381" align="alignnone" width="576" caption="Me and my son, Jacob, right after birth."][/caption] Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Post-pregnancy, there's a lot going on.  You have a brand-new baby to get to know, learn to breastfeed, and care for.  You... Read More

How I Stock My Natural Medicine Cabinetby  

If you were to come over to my home and complain of an ailment, or your child got an injury while visiting, you may be surprised to see me open up my "medicine cabinet" and proceed to pull out various... Read More

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