Natural Dishwashing Cubes

1 cup borax 1 cup washing soda 1/3 cup Epsom salt Lemon Juice Mix all powders together in a large stainless steel bowl In a smaller bowl, take one cup of the blended powders and add 4 Tablespoons of the lemon juice. When you add the lemon juice, the mixture will foam when it hits […]

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Fresh Ginger Honey Syrup

I recently saw a recipe for a ginger syrup, and thought I’d give it a go.  Like always, I had to change things up a bit to suit my own tastes  and purposes, so this is my recipe for Ginger Syrup.  This syrup is great for mixing with soda water, starting a sauce, or putting […]

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Natural Herbal Carpet Powder

Do you have dogs?  Do you have carpets? Well, if you do, and your like me, your carpets smell like dogs. . .  (I noticed this morning when I was laying on the carpet, pretending to do yoga, but really just laying there. . . .) So, I made this easy carpet deodorizing powder : […]

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Apricot Cherry Jam

5 cups pureed apricots (buy about 3 lbs. fully ripe apricots) 1 cup pureed cherries {buy about 2- 2 1/2 cups fruit} 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 tsp. EVER-FRESH Fruit Protector 4-1/2 cups sugar, measured into a bowl {you’ll need to divide it somewhat later on} 1 box SURE-JELL For Less or No Sugar […]

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Hen Pecking Chicken Salve

Our chickens have been pecking each other’s backs, and creating ugly bald spots. Here’s an ointment I made to help soothe the ouchiness as well as getting the other’s to “lay off”. 1/2 Cup Almond oil 1/8  cup beeswax 30 drops tea tree Essential oil 20 drops lavender essential oil 10 drops camphor essential oil […]

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Sleepy Time Night Balm

I created this recipe for my son, who has a hard time falling asleep.  It incorporates both herbal healing and aromatherapy to soothe the mind and support a good night’s sleep. This recipe is written for dried herbs, but fresh herbs could certainly be substituted.  Just raise the amount of herbs to 1/4 cup if […]

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Sleepy Tea

Probably the tea that is most requested – 1 part chamomile 1 part lemon balm 1/2 part oatstraw 1/2 part spearmint 1/4 part skullcap 1/4 part passionflower Mix all herbs together in a bowl.  you want the herbs to all be around the same size for uniform infusing. Use 1 heaping tablespoon per 8 oz […]

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Herbal Facial Exfoliation Blend

1 tbsp rolled oats 1 tbsp raw almonds 1 tbsp lavender flowers 1 tbsp rose petals 1 tbsp chamomile 1 tsp French green clay 5 drops lavender oil Grind oats, almonds, and flowers into fine powder using a clean coffee grinder.  Sift through a mesh screen. Add clay and essential oil.  Mix well. Place in […]

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Relaxation Body Polish

1 lb  Pacific Sea Salt – fine grain 1 cup pure Sweet Almond Oil 1/4 cup Jojoba oil 1 tsp Vitamin E oil 1/8 cup ground chamomile (measure then grind) 1/ 8 cup rose petals, ground (measure, then grind) 1/ 8 cup lavender, ground (measure, then grind) 1/8 cup lemon balm, (measure than grind) 10 drops pure lavender essential […]

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Bath Tea Recipes

To make bath teas – Blend all the herbs is an large bowl.  Using a sock, or a stocking, fill about 1/2  cup of the herbal blend  and place into a hot bath.  Do not put the herbs directly into the water, as they will cause a mess!  You can also use a large tea […]

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