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How to Make Homemade Hand Sanitizer

I have a confession-I don’t like hand sanitizer. In fact, every time I see those bottles of gel, I rage a little bit inside. I am of the firm belief that we need germs, and killing every last one is a losing battle that lands us with weakened immune systems and possibly resistant strains of […]

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4 Honey Treatments for Dry and Damaged Hair

Hair is pretty incredible. Although technically dead when it is outside of your scalp, it can still be “healthy” or damaged. Today we put so many products into our hair, apply high levels of heat to it, just to sculpt it a certain way, achieve a certain look, without second thought about what we’re actually […]

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How to Make Homemade Muscle Rub to Relieve Headaches

How to Make Homemade Muscle Rub to Relieve Headaches

I experience chronic headaches on a daily basis. 30% of the time I would say they are migraines, with the other 70% being tension-type headaches. Oh how I loathe them. I can’t, nor do I want, to take NSAID’s (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like Advil or Aspirin) every day. I’ve been there and the long and […]

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How to Make Natural Fruit and Vegetable Rinse- to get rid of nasty pesticides & the wax coating found on a lot of store-bought fruits. This will make your fruit taste so much better!

All-Natural Fruit and Vegetable Pesticide Wash

In an ideal world we wouldn’t have to worry about chemicals on our fruits and veggies. We would all be gardeners or organic food would be priced differently or some chemical-free way to keep produce fresh would be discovered. But this isn’t an ideal world, and so called food-grade waxes and harsh pesticides coat the […]

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How to Make Homemade, All-Natural Spicy Cider Decongestant and Expectorant- this stuff works! Love it.

Homemade Natural Spicy Cider Decongestant and Expectorant

When we’re sick, our body ramps things up to protect us. An increase in mucus brings an increase in antiseptic enzymes and antibodies. Our noses run to wash out some of the germs, and make it harder for others to enter. This increase in mucous, coupled with narrowed inflamed nasal passages that accompany some colds […]

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8 Natural Home Remedies for Stomach Aches- these really help me when I get a stomach ache!

8 Home Remedies for Stomach Aches & Cramps

Stomach aches, also broadly called “abdominal pain,” are tricky things to find remedies for unless you know the cause. Ranging from indigestion and irritable bowel syndrome to gastritis and GERD, an aching tummy can stem from many things. Assuming you are dealing with an uncomplicated stomach ache, these remedies can help bring relief from the […]

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lip balm

How to Make Healing Homemade Lip Balm

Lips are extremely susceptible to drying out-much more so than other parts of our body, as they are always exposed to the elements, and really have only a thin layer of skin to protect them. This is why we turn to lip balm. By now you’ve probably heard that lip balm dries your lips out, […]

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How to Make a Sugar Lip Exfoliating Scrub- will leave your lips silky smooth.

How to Make a Sugar Lip Exfoliating Scrub

In the chilly months the air gets dry, and our lips suffer for it. As they get chapped, they often get covered in a layer of crusty, peeling, annoying dead skin that usually ends up getting bitten or tugged off-and that doesn’t do anybody any favors. Now your lips are bleeding and they’re sore and […]

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3 Simple Remedies to Help a Dry Nose- great to have for this Winter!

3 Incredibly Easy Remedies to Help a Dry Nose

I’ve been on a kick doing home remedies to help with dryness lately because it’s an issue that is near and “dear” to my heart. Almost as bad as chapped lips is a dry nose-or more specifically, dried out nasal passages. As the weather gets cold and I find myself reaching for tissue more often, […]

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3 Simple Home Remedies for Toenail Fungus- get rid of your toenail fungus at home.

3 Simple Home Remedies for Toenail Fungus

Nail fungus; be it on your toenails or your fingernails is an unpleasant business to have to deal with. Officially known as onychomcosis, it is most often caused by moisture trapped in a warm dark place (because of shoes, this is why it more commonly effects toenails) which is the environment fungus thrives in. In […]

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wood polish

3 Homemade Wood Polish & Sealant Recipes

We like to keep wood looking nice, but don’t always stop to think that what makes it look nice and shiny might not actually be good for the wood itself. Aerosol wood polish sprays generally just coat the surface in a slick, impenetrable layer of who-knows-what, leaving it looking ridiculously shiny. It doesn’t actually ‘feed’ […]

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3 Natural Ways to Whiten Teeth at Home- without using harsh chemicals.

3 Natural Ways to Whiten Teeth at Home

Whiter teeth, like thick, shiny, hair, is something that many people in our cosmetically driven world desire today. In fact, Americans spend over $1.4 billion dollars in over-the-counter teeth whitening products every year-that’s a good chunk of money just to achieve a different shade of teeth. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve tried […]

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3 Homemade Hair Tonics for Strong, Healthy & Shiny Hair

A healthy head of hair with a healthy, flake-free scalp is a wonderful thing. So wonderful and desired, in fact, that there is an enormous market that caters solely to it. Walk down any hair product aisle and you’ll be overwhelmed with then number of choices you have for shampoos, conditioners, rinses, sprays, and dyes […]

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How to Make Homemade Chemical Free All-Purpose Cleaner- with only 4 ingredients.

Homemade All-Purpose Chemical Free Cleaner

For a long time I had my go to all-purpose store bought cleaning solution that I grabbed for every little cleaning task imaginable. I wiped down my counters with it, cleaned the bookshelves, the walls, and had it handy for any little sticky grimy spot that popped up. When I finally came to my senses […]

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vitamin water

How to Make B Vitamin Water for Natural Energy

Similar to electrolyte drinks, vitamin water plays into a public that is trying to become more and more aware of their health. Its sleek packaging and appealing names make it sound like the perfect combination-you get vitamins while drinking a healthy dose of water. Again, like electrolyte drinks, there’s not really a whole lot to […]

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oatmeal bath bag

How to Make Oatmeal and Herb Bath Bags

If you find yourself with dry itchy skin, or you’re suffering from a nasty rash or sunburn, an oatmeal bath is a wonderful way to relieve whatever ails you and your skin. It’s unknown just exactly why oatmeal seems to help our skin so much, but it’s thought that phenols and avenanthramides (two naturally occurring […]

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lemon dust cloths

How to Make Reusable Lemon Dust Cloths

With all of the dogs that come through my home I have a never ending set of cleaning chores to do. Hair gets shed and piles up at an alarming rate, dirt gets tracked in and kicked up so that it settles onto every surface; my big smoosh faced boxer decides his head is the […]

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2 Ways to Avoid Pesticides & Commercial Fertilizer Forever

I was recently out in Colorado, and I was just amazed at all of the wild Lupine growing. Everywhere I looked there were stretches of pale blue and rich purple flowers, and that reminded me of something very obvious that is also very easy to forget in this day and age. It reminded me that […]

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