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Kids Herbal Honey Blend For Fighting Colds

November 21, 2014 – 8:52 pm

Being sick is no fun! Here’s what I do to help support my family’s recovery naturally.

Get Rid of Cradle Cap Naturally

November 12, 2014 – 6:29 am

Here’s the trick to getting that yucky build-up off of baby’s scalp for good!! Naturally!

Why I’m Loving These Essential Oils

November 7, 2014 – 6:02 am

Why I love doTERRA Essential Oils in particular and how I plan on using them along with medicinal herbs to help support my family’s wellness.

Catnip: An Edible and Medicinal Herb

September 9, 2014 – 9:50 am

Catnip is an important herb for anyone looking to treat their family naturally. Here’s what I do with mine, and how you can use catnip yourself.

Hyssop Oxymel: An Herbal Expectorant Recipe

September 7, 2014 – 10:53 am

Learn to grow and use hyssop to treat stubborn coughs and chest congestion. Here’s how…

How To Make A Shepherd’s Purse Tincture To Stop Nosebleeds Fast (and More)!

July 15, 2014 – 9:59 pm

I was so excited in Spring when I discovered Shepherd’s Purse growing wild all over our property. I decided to put it to good use, and made a tincture to experiment with. Here’s how to make it yourself, and what I’ve observed…

Making a Healing Plantain Oil

May 16, 2014 – 6:39 am

Plantain grows EVERYWHERE, and it’s such a useful medicinal plant. Here’s what I like to do with mine when it’s in all over the yard.

(Updated) Medicinal Weed: Ajuga, aka Bugleweed

April 23, 2014 – 6:15 am

At first glance it looks like another lowly weed. But before you yank it out to toss aside, check out the medicinal benefits of Ajuga (aka Bugleweed).

How To Make Rose Hip Tea For Vitamin C

February 12, 2014 – 9:21 am

We enjoy drinking a Vitamin C rich rose hip tea to help boost our immune systems during cold and flu season. It’s all natural, and tastes delicious when sweetened with honey and cinnamon.

My Medicinal Herb Collection, PLUS How To Store Dried Herbs

January 28, 2014 – 7:58 am

Here’s a look into my ever-growing medicinal herb collection, what I have and what it’s good for.

Hawthorn Berry Tincture Recipe For Heart Health

January 3, 2014 – 1:00 am

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States. Hawthorn has proven to be a powerful herb in healing damaged hearts, and preventing heart disease. Here’s how to make a super easy tincture to strengthen and tone the cardiovascular system, and to get you on a road to a healthier heart.

Fermented Cod Liver Oil Cured My Baby’s Eczema

July 11, 2013 – 7:52 am

Finally! A cure for my baby boy’s eczema, triggered by an apparent wheat allergy. He’s now 100% eczema free, and is able to eat like the rest of the family!

An Herbal Bath Blend For Sunburns

June 28, 2013 – 3:46 pm

Here’s an easy herb blend to soak in when you need to soothe a tender sunburn.

Honeysuckle Cough & Sore Throat Syrup

June 2, 2013 – 1:04 pm

Did you know wild honeysuckle has medicinal properties? Here’s one way I use it to treat my family naturally!

Homemade Pedialyte (Electrolyte Drink)

April 16, 2013 – 9:31 pm

Here’s how I naturally replenish my little ones’ bodies when they’ve been sick with the stomach flu.

How To Make Natural Aspirin From Willow Trees

March 18, 2013 – 7:58 pm

Here’s how to use a willow tree for mild pain relief as a natural aspirin.