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How to Make Your Own Natural Tick Repellent. Homemade "Vicks Vapor shower disks". Have you seen the commercials for the Vicks Vapor shower disk thingies?

Homemade "Vicks Vapor shower disks"

You put one of these disks in your shower, and voila thanks to the vapors in it, you're magically healed, your cold is gone, and your face is shockingly free of snot. I always used to watch the "Noxema girl" splashing water on her face and wondered how she was able to wash her face without being completely overrun with boogers. I'm the only one? Yes? Ok, moving along then... DIY Dog Shampoo, DIY Flea Treatment, DIY Skunk Odor Remover. Making your own dog shampoo isn’t rocket science.

DIY Dog Shampoo, DIY Flea Treatment, DIY Skunk Odor Remover

How do you make lotion bars? None of your beeswax! While digging in my bathroom closet the other day, I came across a block of beeswax that I bought last holiday season for making chapstick (recipe coming at some point soon). Aromatherapy Recipes Using Essential Oils. All Natural Lip Balm. The week leading up to the new year wasn't exactly how I had pictured it.

All Natural Lip Balm

It was the last week of the boys winter break. I had envisioned walks around downtown looking at the lights, taking down the Christmas tree together, continuing our holiday baking marathon and maybe even a little post Christmas mall browsing. But alas, none of those things happened. The flu happened. Or rather, what I guess must have been the flu. Thankfully, I had made a big batch of lip balm the week before Christmas to give as little handmade gifts to my girlfriends. This recipe is super simple. Kitchen Witchery: Dandelion Salve  - To Be A Farmer - Little Seed Farm. Summer seems to have come quite early to Tennessee this year.

Kitchen Witchery: Dandelion Salve  - To Be A Farmer - Little Seed Farm

Everything has greened up and its been in the 80's here for the past few weeks! The sunshine has been lavish and the goats are loving the tender new leaves cropping up everywhere... The super warm weather has made us kick into high gear, trying to get the garden and everything else under the sun done before it's "too late" and we starve, or eat more WallMart produce (I think we'd starve). This week, this has meant shoveling lots of gravel (fun!). At some point in time, someone here was much enamoured of gravel, as evidenced by its prolific abundance in every imaginable nook and cranny. Diffuse essential oils wherever you go with a Personal, Wearable, Aromatherapy Diffuser; A Terra Cotta Pendant. Breathe in a better mood… ..and better skin!

Breathe in a better mood…

Aromatherapy Glossary « BeautyBuzz HK. KITCHEN BEAUTICIAN: HOMEMADE LIP STAIN.

Lips & teeth

Skin. Masks. First aid. Hair. Making a Mosquito Trap. Get Rid Of-Ants, Ants, Ants Recipe - - 203233. OMG!!!

Get Rid Of-Ants, Ants, Ants Recipe - - 203233

Thank you soooooo much for this remedy! My daughter moved into her 1st apartment,,,,with my twin grandsons,,,,,and realized that she was INFESTED with ants. Medicinal Sweets or I Wish I Had a Sore Throat. Awhile back I shared a post about Candied Tangerines and how delicious they are in the bottom of a cup of tea.

Medicinal Sweets or I Wish I Had a Sore Throat

But I wanted to make something a bit more medicinal that still had that ‘yummy’ quality to it. I’ve been fascinated by herbal anything my whole life. Imagine! The created things on this planet combat disease and infection, promote healing and life and can manage to do it in a gentle, easily accessible way. It’s such a perfect system! Rosemary and Sage Boot Fresheners. With a tightly pinched nose, I’ve found myself once or twice carrying pairs of hot, sweaty boots out to the garage after a long summer hike.

Rosemary and Sage Boot Fresheners

Desperate for an all natural odor-defying solution, I did my research. Easy Aromatherapy Recipes. Fun, free essential oil recipes for body,home and health (and a really good time!)

Easy Aromatherapy Recipes

Contact me to learn how you can attend a free online video class. If you haven't tried making your own scented lotions and potions yet, you're in for a treat! You're about to find out that it's tremendously rewarding - and a lot easier than you might think - to make your own bath salts, body oils and skincare stuff (especially when you have a few easy aromatherapy recipes to follow!) ... And if you have cooked up your own scented goodies already, you know the magic of creating the perfect aromatherapy blend for your new batch of soap or scented candles or... whatever! What's So Great About Essential Oil Recipes?

Balms salves and gels

Medicinal teas. Toners. Handmade Natural Bug Repellent Spray ~ A Recipe. [B]eing the outdoorsy family that we are — gardening, camping, hiking, and the like – insect repellent is a nice thing to have around, especially during the spring and summer months.

Handmade Natural Bug Repellent Spray ~ A Recipe

And as with nearly every other household item, this all-natural bug spray can be handmade at home — in a frugal and eco-friendly way. It’s always nice to save money, protect the earth, and guard your family against toxic chemicals — in this case DEET. Green Home Remedies. Green Earth Our modern, disposable lifestyle has a toxic effect on our personal health, and the health of our planet. Herbs and other environmentally friendly household items can replace the chemical products we use to clean our homes, control pests, and care for our pets. Consider the effect that simple, small changes can make to make your home a better, more natural place to live.

There are ways to avoid the worst toxic offenders in our environment according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG)1, nonprofit dedicated to providing good information and levels of toxins in consumer products. Hormone(endocrine)disrupt ors play a role in increasing production of certain hormones; decreasing production of others; imitating hormones; turning one hormone into another; interfering with hormone signaling; to put it simply just plain causing havoc in our bodies especially in young children whose systems are still developing.

Tea tree oil is indispensable as a personal care disinfectant. Top Anti Inflammatory Herbs. Safe, Effective Remedies 4 Inflammation Click4More. Annie's Remedy Medicinal Herbs and Healing Oils. Harvesting Mint for Herbal Infusions « Mind Body and Sole. For the past couple of days I’ve been harvesting mint to dry and use throughout the winter in an herbal infusion that I drink as a type of “multi-vitamin.” I’ll share the recipe with you later, but first I wanted to share with you how easy it is to harvest and dry mint. Harvest in the morning after the dew has dried but before the heat of the day is able to “bake off” some of the essential oils found in the plant. You can cut mint down at the base of the plant since mint is an herb that grows from the roots.

You can typically get at least two good harvests in a season from your mint plants. I spread the mint out on a sheet over night to loose some of the moisture in the plant and then begin to trim off the leaves (I use my thumbnail) from the stem and place on a drying screen. In my Excalibur, the drying time is about 8 hours depending on humidity and size of leaves.

The difference between an herbal tea and an herbal infusion is the amount of time you let it steep. ~The Woodwife's Journal~ Herbal Blogroll. If you see your blog below but it doesn't have a description please feel free to send a description to me. Saponification Table and Characteristics of Oils in Soap. Sustainable Beauty: DIY Facial Soap. Beauty. No matter how old or young we are, a woman wants to be beautiful. I’ve heard it said that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” The Mountain Rose Blog.