DIY Herbal Deodorant

Inspired by one of Dad’s friends  Deodorant is one thing that you really want to be natural. You can read about all the chemicals it contains here. Here is how all the ingredients work:     Coconut Oil is ant-bacterial,so it kills all the bacteria that causes odor in the first place. Shea Butter is very nourishing to your skin,…

Teeth Whitening: Charcoal

Activated charcoal is one thing our medicine cabinet is never without. It has so many uses, including teeth whitening, face masks, and when taken internally, it helps with stomach bugs and food poisoning. One time when my family was on vacation  we got a horrible stomach bug while visiting with family. Thankfully my Mom remembered the activated charcoal we packed!…

Book Review: Practical Herbalism

I love this book, it is so useful. It is by  Philip Fritchey. He includes amazing and helpful pictures of each herb, as well as identification and harvesting tips, and instructions on how to prepare each herb for a specific use. In the front of the book there is detailed instructions for tinctures, herbal oils and…

How to Identify: Plantain

Plantain is fairly easy to identify, I don’t know of any similar looking plants. This plant has many beneficial uses, such as easing the pain of bee stings and stinging nettle, itching of a mosquito bite, healing cuts and scrapes, and the list goes on and on. When infusing oil with plantain, the oil begins to…

DIY Relaxing Essential Oil Blend

This essential oil blend is great after a long day. I usually put this blend in my essential oil diffuser, but you could also dilute it with a carrier oil and rub it onto the bottoms of your feet. Here are the ingredients: Frankincense Essential Oil: I love this oil. It has Anti- Stress properties…

DIY Room Spray

This is very simple to make, and you can use any essential oil you want! I like Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary, and Peppermint the best. Some great combinations are Lemon Lavender, Vanilla Orange, Lemon Orange, and Peppermint Rosemary. The shelf life of this room spray is about two weeks, so make it in small batches.  …