Henna is a wonderful hair color for those who want to cover gray or desire a non-fading hair color. Supplies included, the initial cost is $20 to $30. BUT, the repeated cost is $1 to $2 per month!
As I make the move to a zero-chemical home, I have discovered cheap natural (when I say cheap, read “almost free”) solutions to my skin problems.
The Recipe for Radiance: Discover Beauty’s Best-Kept Secrets in Your Kitchen (Running Press (April 22, 2014) It’s no secret that I prefer homemade beauty products to store-bought ones. And I think the best beauty treatments are those that can be made with stuff from the garden or maybe the fridge. The Recipe for Radiance: Discover […]
Herbs have been used in the traditional medical systems of many different civilizations for thousands of years. Medicinal herbs are perfect for treating everyday ailments at home, and many medicinal herbs grow well in your own herb garden.
Many herbs have been used as medicine and as home remedies for hundreds or even thousands of years. If you are thinking of starting a medicinal herb garden, or if you want to make your own herbal home remedies, here are 20 posts to get you started. How to Grow and Use Medicinal Herbs at […]
We are giving away ONE (1) Free Enrollment into the online Introductory Herbal Course – a home study program for beginners in plant medicine, in partnership with the Herbal Academy of New England. That’s a $195 value!
June 10-16th is Aromatherapy Awareness Week. Aromatherapy is one of the most enjoyable complementary therapies, and essential oils are natural, concentrated home remedies for many everyday health problems. Use them in massage, baths, oil burners and vaporizers, compresses, steam inhalations, and homemade beauty products. 10 Ways to Use Essential Oils at Home: 1. Do […]
Stinging nettles grow everywhere in the spring and early summer, so now is the best time to use this amazing edible weed. Nettles are full of health benefits; they contain vitamins including C and E, minerals such as iron and magnesium, and they detoxify the body and purify the blood. Boil nettles quickly in a […]
Cucumber is one of the best ingredients for homemade beauty products and treatments, especially in the summer months. It is cooling and soothing to sunburned skin, and great for simple home facials. Cucumber Treatment for Puffy Eyes Cucumber works wonders for puffy and tired eyes. Simply place a slice of cucumber over each (closed) eye, […]
Hay fever symptoms range from the mildly uncomfortable to very annoying. Stuffy or runny nose, itchy and red eyes, sneezing, tiredness, a dry cough and a sore throat are common symptoms of hay fever, or seasonal allergic rhinitis. Symptoms happen when the immune system reacts to pollen. Fortunately, there are many natural remedies that can […]
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 […]
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 […]