Homemade Garlic & Hot Pepper Garden Pest Spray

I do love to garden, but there are a few pests out there I can do without. Even though I use many natural pest deterrent practices like companion planting, there are a few tenacious little creatures that will stop at nothing to get to my delicious fruits and veggies. A natural, yet effective way to keep pests out of your garden is to use hot peppers. Capsaicin, the same chemical… [read more]

DIY Calamine Lotion To Soothe Bug Bites & Itchy Rashes

Warmer weather undoubtedly means more time outside. Taking a hike, riding a bike, and even time spent in the garden will mean bug bites, rashes, or sunburn. Calamine lotion is the go-to, cure all that can be used to treat anything from sunburn to poison ivy to itchy mosquito bites. While store-bought calamine lotion isn’t as chemical laden as many over the counter cosmetics or anti-itch lotions, you can make… [read more]

How To Make Your Own Gel Air Fresheners With Essential Oils

We’d probably all like to have a nicely scented home, but is it really worth sacrificing our good health, and the health of our planet? Most people probably don’t think twice about using air fresheners, plugging them in and enjoying a “Summer Breeze”, without the understanding that it could be damaging their health, not to mention the health of one’s family, including unborn children and… [read more]

Homemade Essential Oil Stick For Instant Headache Relief

The most common type of a headache that afflicts most people are tension headaches. A tension-type headache affects over one-third of men and over one-half of women in the world. The most common way to relieve headache pain is to use over the counter painkillers. Although oral painkillers have their uses, taking to many of them leads to unpleasant side effects. Chronic use of acetaminophen (such as Tylenol)… [read more]

DIY Herbal Sore Throat Spray To Relieve Pain & Speed Healing

Whether it’s from a cold or allergy, a sore throat can really ruin your day. The good news is that there are several herbs that will help soothe a sore throat and you can find them in your local produce aisle – you may even be growing them at home. Sage has astringent, antiseptic, and antibacterial qualities, and this herb has a long history of… [read more]

Easy Two Ingredient Turmeric Bombs Fight Inflammation & Much More

Two ingredients and countless health benefits, these Turmeric Bombs are loaded with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In one bite you can control arthritis, reduce cholesterol, boost your immunity and improve digestion.  Health Benefits of Turmeric Turmeric is no stranger to the alternative wellness space. This ancient spice is powerfully therapeutic and so much more than just a culinary delight. You might be familiar with its… [read more]

Homemade Lemon Fresh Herbal Dusting Spray

The Cleaning Power Of Lemon & Vinegar Commercial dusting sprays may smell citrus fresh, but they are far form it. Instead of using those chemical laden sprays, try this inexpensive and healthier version. This spray uses the power of vinegar to cut through built up grime. It also has lemon and castile soap to disinfect and clean, together with lemon and orange essential oils for… [read more]

Homemade Relaxing Bath Soak That Soothes Sore Muscles & Relieves Anxiety

The Power Of Herbs & Epsom Salt Give your sore muscles a bit of TLC. This soothing bath soak uses garden herbs and Epsom salt to help restore your muscles after a hard day in the garden or from working out. When you put Epsom salt in water, it breaks down into magnesium and sulfate. Magnesium plays a vital role in your overall health and… [read more]

Moisturizing Oatmeal Bath Melts To Relieve Itchy Skin

If you need relief from itchy and irritated skin, then oatmeal bath melts are perfect for you. Oatmeal and lavender work together to calm inflamed skin and the shea butter and sweet almond oil helps to moisturize and lock in additional moisture. The perfect combination of soothing scents, whilst healing irritated skin, these bath melts would be a real treat at bath time. Easy to… [read more]

How To Make A Nourishing Sunflower Hot Oil Hair Treatment

With all of that shampooing, styling, coloring, heat and so many other things we put our hair through, it’s no wonder that many of us are suffering from lackluster, damaged hair. Thankfully, Mother Nature has given us natural ingredients that can help, including oils. In fact, some of those very same oils you like to cook with can also be used to help enhance the… [read more]