One Last Thing…

I know I told you I’d leave you alone, but I have a question for you. What are you most interested in learning during 2017? I will see which answer gets the most votes, and then I will do more posts on that topic. Thanks and see you in 2017!   Advertisements

Merry Christmas!

I am wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  I will see you in January! Like pretty much everybody else, we are busy playing in the snow and preparing  to celebrate our Saviors birth! Christmas is our favorite time of year, and we all get exited about this time (and by…

DIY Lotion Bars

  A lotion bar is a solid moisturizer made with beeswax, oil, and some kind of butter such as Shea. They are very simple to make, and you can buy all kinds of fun molds to use. This is the one I used. For some Christmas-y scents, try Vanilla and Peppermint, or Orange and Cinnamon leaf (not bark!…

DIY Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs are a fun gift, and are so easy to make. You can package them in cute jars, and tie a ribbon around them for a great last minute gift. You can use brown or white sugar in this, and any skin safe essential oil. I love using orange essential oil with a bit of…

Gift Ideas

Holiday season is almost here, so that means it’s time to start thinking about gifts! Posts on how to make the things listed here are coming soon. Here are some easy and simple ideas:   Lotion Bars are a great gift and are very easy to customize. You can get some fun silicone molds, and put…

Dairy Free Banana Nectarine Ice Cream

Banana ice cream is easy to make, and it tastes really good! It is healthy too, because it is just fruit. You can also make popsicles with this. I used nectarines but you could use mango, raspberries, or another fruit.     Dairy free Banana Nectarine Ice Cream  Ingredients Two frozen bananas Two Nectarines  …

DIY Energizing Essential oil Blend

This blend smells so good! You can put a few drops into a essential oil diffuser, or use it as the essential oil in my DIY Room Spray .   DIY Energizing Essential Oil Blend  15 drops Lemon essential oil 6 drops Orange essential oil 5 drops Rosemary essential oil 4 drops Peppermint essential oil Put all the…

DIY Toothpaste

This toothpaste is simple and effective. Because of the abrasiveness of the baking soda, I like to rotate between this and a natural commercial one that is gentler to avoid damaging the tooth enamel. Also, brush gently with this.   DIY Toothpaste Recipe   1/4 cup coconut oil 1/4 baking soda 1 teaspoon bentonite clay…

DIY Spider Repelling Spray

Right now spiders are coming into our home to escape the cold weather coming, so since we don’t like finding that we’re not alone while doing laundry, I came up with a solution. Spiders don’t like Peppermint, so that is the active ingredient. This a very simple recipe, it only requires three ingredients. I used fresh…

Herb Challenge! Week #5

Thank you Bo for your comment: “I’ve always wanted to learn about Licorice Fern and what I can do with it.”  Please Note: Licorice Fern is illegal to harvest in the wild. I have yet to find a use for licorice fern, but here is what I have discovered so far: Licorice fern  root was made…

Herb Challenge! Week #4

Thank you Sarah for your comment: ” I would love to learn from you everything you know about activated charcoal!”  Activated charcoal is an adsorbent, which means it binds to foreign substances in your body. This is what makes it good for stomach bugs, food poisoning, etc. It’s many uses include: Teeth Whitening Just be sure…

Herb Challenge! Week #3

Thank you for your comment Melissa: “I was wondering what you knew of Pearly Everlasting. It’s in season right now and I was wondering how best to make the most of it.”  Pearly Everlasting is a Strawflower-like flowering plant that is everywhere in most of the United States! I discovered that Pearly Everlasting is best…