Homeopathy at Home: 5 Useful Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic First Aid Kit

Homeopathy is based on the principle that “like cures like”: a substance that causes symptoms in large doses is used in very diluted doses to treat those same symptoms. The basic idea is to stimulate the body’s own natural healing ability with very diluted substances. This makes homeopathic remedies safe for the whole family. In […]

How To Use Yarrow as a Home Remedy

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) has been considered a sacred herb in many cultures. It grows wild in many parts of the world, but you can also plant this valuable medicinal herb in your own herb garden. Both leaves and flowers are edible, although flowers are more often used for herbal remedies. The easiest way to use […]

7 Ways to Use Chamomile Herb at Home

Chamomile Flowers

Chamomile is a versatile herb that has been used for centuries in herbal medicine and as a home remedy. Herbal medicine uses two types of chamomile: Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) and German chamomile (Matricaria recutita), and although these varieties are slightly different, they can be mostly used for the same purposes. The easiest way to […]

Four Herb Teas for the Spring

Herb Teas for the Spring

Many edible weeds and wildcrafted herbs that appear in the spring are excellent home remedies for the springtime. Dandelion and nettle grow pretty much everywhere; both are full of nutrients and both also make great spring detox teas. Cherry blossoms and apple blossoms have a delicate sweet flavor and are lovely additions to DIY tea […]

4 Home Beauty Treatments with Banana

Bananas for Natural Beauty Treatments

Bananas are a good source of vitamin B6, manganese, vitamin C, fiber, potassium, biotin, and copper. They are also inexpensive ingredients for natural beauty treatments. Banana works for all skin types and can be used in homemade face masks, natural body scrubs, and even home hair treatments. Leftover ripe bananas are often the best ones […]

Home Beauty Treatments with Avocado

Cut the avocados in half

Avocados are nutrient-dense foods: they are packed with nutrients but are relatively low on calories. Avocados are free of cholesterol but contain healthy unsaturated fats. In addition to replacing many common, unhealthy foods as a healthy substitute, they can also make their way into your beauty routine. Although avocado has a higher fat content than […]

Homemade Chest Rub Recipe for Coughs and Colds

Homemade Chest Rub

Recently, I made my own chest rub for colds and coughs for the very first time, and I couldn’t believe how easy it was. I used a basic recipe for an herbal salve from Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health: 175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family, […]

The Untrained Housewife’s Recipes for Homemade Bath Products

Natural Bath and Beauty Products

A bath can be much more than just a relaxing way to end the day. If you use herbs or essential oils in the bath, the warm bath water will open the skin’s pores, and the therapeutic and medicinal properties of the oils and herbs are easily absorbed to benefit the body and mind. An […]

Easy Homemade Salt Scrub Recipe

Sea Salt

Salt scrubs get rid of dead skin cells, improve skin tone, boost circulation, and stimulate the lymphatic system, which in turn helps to prevent cellulite. The base (carrier) oils moisturize the skin naturally, and you can add essential oils to hydrate and balance, to energize, or to detoxify.     Here’s an easy salt scrub […]