I hate to admit it, but I’m not particularly graceful. Consequently, I tend to get my share of bruises. And that’s why I need my homemade arnica salve. Continue Reading
When it comes to staying well, prevention through a healthy lifestyle goes a long way. But we all know that despite our best efforts, we still catch cold, and get cuts, bruises, and the occasional headache. And if you’re me, get into a patch of poison ivy. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep your medicine cabinet stocked with some natural home remedies.
I’m not a health care professional. I’m a wife, a mom, and a grandmother who has faced lots of minor ailments over the years. Please use common sense when caring for your family. Home medicine can be very safe and effective, but educate yourself and know when to see your doctor.Continue Reading
There’s something special about seasonal eating, don’t you think? It seems to me that is was more common when I was a child. Apples were only available in the fall. Oranges and tangerines in the winter. These days you can find most anything all year round.Continue Reading
You’ve worked in the garden all day; you’re hot and tired. You need pampering and you need to relax.
You spent an amazing day hiking in the woods, but you realize that the rock on which you rested was surrounded by poison ivy.
Or maybe your little one’s skin is dry and irritated. Herb-infused homemade soap is just the help you need.
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I don’t grow lemon balm in my garden, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t get to enjoy it’s lemony goodness. I found a really nice patch growing wild along a trail while out walking one day. So I can harvest enough for lemon balm iced tea just about any time I like.Continue Reading
Thankfully, there are some delicious ways to boost your immune system and help to alleviate colds and flu. Think elderberry syrup, or herbal infused honey. This isn’t medicine, y’all, this is real food that nourishes your body and helps it to fight colds and flu and stay healthy (and it’s yummy on ice cream, too).
And with herbal honey you’re also getting the anti-bacterial properties of the raw honey.Continue Reading