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Herbal Tea Benefits – How To Make Your Own Herbal Tea At Home

Herbal Tea Benefits – How To Make Your Own Herbal Tea At Home

Is herbal tea really that good for you? Herbal tea quickly absorbs and influences the body making it one of the best natural remedies available. Whether you enjoy a cup of herbal tea on occasion or use it medicinally to treat a specific condition, herbal tea is a great way to nourish and support health.

How To Make Pine Needle Tincture Using Store Bought Tea

How To Make Pine Needle Tincture Using Store Bought Tea

White pine needles are an excellent source of antioxidants such as vitamin A and vitamin C. The oil found in pine needles contain a natural form of suramin, which is used in pharmaceutical form as a parasitic treatment. Shikimic acid, also found in pine needles, has antiviral properties and is used for treating flu and respiratory illness. 

Gardening 101 – How To Garden For Beginners

Gardening 101 – How To Garden For Beginners

Everything you need to know about gardening. From knowing your growing zone, where to buy seeds, starting seeds indoors, what type of garden will work best for you (container gardening, raised beds or an in-ground garden). Learn how to care for your plants and enjoy your garden this season.

How To Make Rosemary Tincture – A Natural Remedy For Headaches

How To Make Rosemary Tincture – A Natural Remedy For Headaches

Rosemary is an amazing herb that can be used for a number of health benefits. Its reputation as a natural remedy for headaches comes from its ability to increase circulation. Know what type of headache rosemary helps and how to make your own herbal medicine.

How To Make Dandelion Tincture (whole herb)

How To Make Dandelion Tincture (whole herb)

Dandelions have amazing health benefits, are full of vitamins and minerals and help with things like sluggish digestion. Dandelions are often referred to as a spring tonic, helping your body detoxify after a long winter. Making dandelion tincture is an easy and cost effective way to have the benefits of dandelion with you whenever you need it. Learn just how easy making your own herbal remedies can be.

Natural All Purpose Cleaning Spray – DIY Recipe

Natural All Purpose Cleaning Spray – DIY Recipe

I started using this all purpose cleaning spray years ago when my kids were young. They often wanted to help with cleaning but I was never comfortable letting them use the store bought products. If I didn’t want my kids using these products, let alone be in the same room while I used them, I didn’t think they belonged in my house at all.

DIY Lavender Body Oil – 2 Simple Ingredients That Nourish Your Skin

DIY Lavender Body Oil – 2 Simple Ingredients That Nourish Your Skin

When did beauty products become so complicated? I’m a big fan of simplicity, especially when it comes to making my own products. This DIY lavender body oil recipe is a great alternative to lotion. It easily absorbs into the skin, feeding your body with vitamins and antioxidants without the added chemicals many store bought products contain.

Make Your Own Lotion – Peppermint Body Butter

Make Your Own Lotion – Peppermint Body Butter

I love this homemade body butter recipe. It’s simple to make, using only shea butter, jojoba oil and the refreshing scent of peppermint. This is the perfect recipe to try if you’ve always wanted to make your own lotion.

DIY Dusting Spray

DIY Dusting Spray

Looking for an easy homemade dust cleaner? This DIY wood dusting spray recipe uses only 4 ingredients. Cleaning products can be all natural, inexpensive and easy to make.

DIY Wood Wax

DIY Wood Wax

This DIY Wood Wax recipe is all natural, non toxic and easy to use as a finishing wax on a new project or to spruce up wood items and furniture around the house. Simply rub on, wiping excess with a lint free cloth.