Make Homemade Herbal Mouthwash for Better Health and Fresh Breath Too

making homemade mouthwash

Making your own mouthwash is easier than you think and in my opinion can be a great alternative to many store brands because it allows you to be more proactive in your personal healthcare. Besides, making your own mouthwash is kind of fun and you will always know exactly what has gone into it. (Don’t worry, I’ll include my Sage Herbal Mouthwash Recipe below so you can see how easy it is). Artificial … Continue Reading »

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Gluten Free Pancakes: A Rather Seedy Grain Free Pancake Recipe

grain free pancakes

I have to say I’m still a kid at heart because I love pancakes (especially with lots of real butter and fresh whipped cream). Do you love pancakes too but have given up on them because you’ve gone grain free? Give your taste buds some love again with this interesting take on gluten free pancakes. I must admit I haven’t gone grain free just yet but I do love trying new kitchen experiments. … Continue Reading »

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Orange Oil Termite Treatment A Safe Effective Alternative to Fumigation

Orange Oil Termite Treatment

I’ve heard of orange oil being used as a natural liver detox and also as an effective heartburn remedy but in this guest post from Kathy Spremich she talks about her experience with orange oil used as a termite treatment – who knew? If you have a termite problem perhaps this natural method of termite removal would work for you. Finding out you have termites is never a good thing. When I found … Continue Reading »

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Try a Cup of Elderberry Tea for Colds and Flu

brewing elderberry tea

Elderberries, or Sambuca/Sambucus nigra, are lovely little black, blue and purple berries with a myriad of health and healing benefits proven to help ease a cough, cold or fever. (Just don’t eat the red berries {Sambucus racemosa}, which come from another species and are toxic unless cooked). There are many ways to take your elderberry medicine Elder syrup has been a popular European upper respiratory infection fighter for years and is steadily gaining … Continue Reading »

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How to Make Raw Medicinal Honey with Ginger and Rosehips

making medicinal honey

After scoring a great deal on some raw wildflower honey, I decided it was time to try my hand at making Medicinal Honey by combining it with fresh ginger root and rosehips. Although I have adapted this recipe to suit my preferences, I was originally inspired after reading about how to make medicinal honey in Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World by Kelly Coyne & Erik Knutzen. Making Medicinal Ginger … Continue Reading »

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Super Simple Melt in Your Mouth Natural Custard Recipe

natural egg custard recipe

Sometimes you need a little indulgent treat to top off the tummy after a delicious meal. But if you’re trying to avoid white refined sugar most store bought custards or even custard recipes you find online are a pretty big no no. Maple syrup comes to the rescue in this delicious melt in your mouth treat that keeps you satisfied- I love that there is no refined sugar added, and it is super … Continue Reading »

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What is Oil Pulling? Benefits of Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil or Sesame Oil

oil pulling with sesame oil

Oil pulling originated as an Ayurveda practice possibly 10,000 years ago but was coined as “oil pulling” in the 1990′s by Ukranian Physician, Dr. F. Karach. Historically oil pulling has been done to improve a variety of different health ailments. Some say they have noticed health problems mysteriously clear up after just a few days of oil pulling-as though the toxins are pulled right out of them. I decided it was time to … Continue Reading »

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Benefits of Garlic: Good Medicine from Dr. Earth?

benefits of garlic

The benefits of garlic have been known for thousands of years. Garlic has many potential medicinal uses in modern times as well. Garlic has antibacterial properties so it can help combat infections. It can be useful when you are losing your voice, and it can help clear a cough. Some in vitro studies even suggest anti-tumor effects may be present. Allicin, which gives garlic it’s characteristic burning sensation when the bulbs are crushed … Continue Reading »

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