Herbal infusions are highly useful creations. They can be used for any number of medicinal or cosmetic uses such as healing salves, massage oils, healing additions to soaps and lotions, and even hair care. Continue reading “Herbal Infusions”
If you are diabetic, or know someone who has type 2 diabetes, you may wonder what you can do should a long term emergency cut off your supply of medications. It may be a good idea to have a supply of natural supplements on hand if traditional medications run out. Continue reading “Natural Treatments for Diabetes in an Emergency”
This lovely remineralizing toothpaste I found here was so easy to make and my teeth felt great both during and after brushing. My research into all things natural has led me to a daunting realization that our toiletry products expose us to way too many chemicals. On average people are exposed to approximately 5 pounds of chemicals per year just following their normal routine of shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and other beauty products used both on and in our bodies. This does not include things like pesticides.
Below is a copy of a post I wrote for my new friend, Gretchen, over at Swamp Yankee Style! I love her carefree writing style, and all her great DIY projects. Definitely check out her farm’s blog.
I have been asked to guest post my method of making homemade soaps. Thank you Gretchen! I am so excited to be welcomed into your circle of friends.
First let me start by saying I try to focus on keeping my family healthy, and to provide chemical free options in our household. I have always been a kind of nature nut. I enjoy outdoor activities, camping, backpacking, etc. And I practice a smidge of home, herbal and essential oil remedies at home. Continue reading “Cold Process Soap Making”
Hey! Who invited the flies to the BBQ???
I found a couple of great pest control DIY projects, so I am putting them together here for your Spring time enjoyment! Continue reading “DIY Natural Insect Traps”
One of the best things that I can do for my family is make as much of the products we use from scratch. I try to keep our household as chemical free as possible, that means making my own household cleaners, toothpaste, and deodorant.
There are many reasons why you might want to make your own detergent rather than use store bought kind. Here is a website that outlines the many harmful chemicals found in commercial brands. Continue reading “Homemade Laundry Powder”