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How to Make an Herbal Salve + Recipes #DIYFridayby  

Herbal salves are wonderful to have on-hand. We have more than one DIY herbal salve recipe after we explain how you make one. Enjoy!

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3 Methods to Make Herbal Iced Tea (And a Few Recipes I Love)by  

Herbal iced tea is a great way to cool off during the summer or a wonderful alternative to other cold beverages. Here are three methods for making it, along with a couple of favorite recipes for you to try.

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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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Well Belly Fennel Seed Tea Recipeby  

Whether you have full-blown belly woes or just need some help getting things “moving,” this fennel seed tea recipe will keep you calm in all the right ways!

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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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DIY Detox Teaby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer The days and weeks following the holidays can often be a time when extra attention to detoxing is needed. Our bodies naturally detox on a daily basis, however, after extra indulgence and exposure to sugar and stress, it... Read More

Simple, Natural Ways to De-Stress During the Holidaysby  

Guest Post by Kristen Smith As wonderful as the Christmas season is, with its beautiful decorations, special meals, charitable giving, and extra gatherings with those we love, it can also add to the regular stress of daily life. The holiday... Read More

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

10 Ways to Include Toddlers and Preschoolers in the Gardenby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer Being in my garden is one of my favorite things to do. I love the smell of fresh dirt and feeling the mist from the water hose as I spray my vegetables on a hot... 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

Simple DIY Hand Sanitizerby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer I'm not a germaphobe. I think dirt is good, and I like to keep beneficial bacteria around. I believe these things strengthen the immune system, which is especially helpful as we come upon cold and... Read More

Cure Coughs Naturally {& 30 Other Home Remedies}by  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer I’ve never been a fan of medications. Over the counter or prescribed … it doesn’t matter. After being prescribed antibiotics for a good two years of my childhood – and developing severe allergic reactions to them –... 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

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