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…

Herb Challenge! Week #2

  Thank you for your comment Rita: “I am wondering if there is an herb especially good for mosquito bites. Mine really itch and I don’t want to scratch them”   Well good news, Rita! Calendula and Plantain are great for mosquito bites. Plantain is a drawing herb, which means it draws out the cause of the…

Herb Challenge! Week #1

Thank you for your comment Mari: “I want to learn about bath fizzies and how to make them. Also, what herbs are good for sensitive skin?”  Well, Mari, as soon as I saw your comment I headed straight to the kitchen and pulled out my herbs! Some of the herbs that are good for sensitive skin…

5 Ways to use Plantain

Plantain is one of those herbs that is good for just about everything. Here are 5 great ways to use it: Make a DIY Herbal Infused Oil. In a salve: Plantain salve is great for so many things, including cuts, Eczema, Psoriasis, and any skin irritation or inflammation. A poultice:  There are two ways to make a Plantain Poultice, a…

Herb Challenge! Introduction

  Over the course of five weeks, I want to challenge you to try something new. In the comment section at the bottom of the page, tell me an herb you want to learn about, or an herbal project you have always wanted to try. I would love to help you learn about it! And please…