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Pineapple, Turmeric, Ginger & Cherry Drink to Help with Gout

Gout is a complex form of arthritis, and although it’s shrouded in mystery and often overlooked by those who don’t suffer it, it can be excruciating and debilitating to those who do. It is caused by a build-up of uric acid in the blood, which is the product of the breakdown of waste substances that […]

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Make Your Own Honey Heel Moisturizer for Dry, Cracked Heels

When the skin on and around the heels becomes thickened (callused) or dried out it causes cracking. These cracks can range from minor to severe and be caused by anything from increased pressure /weight and ill-fitting shoes to dry climate and fungal infections, like athletes foot. Whether your dry cracked heels are causing discomfort, or […]

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Homemade Hot Pepper Cream for Arthritis & Joint Pain

The active component in hot peppers that gives them their heat is called capsaicin, and the hotter the pepper, the higher the level of capsaicin there is. While rubbing something that seems flaming hot onto your sore joints doesn’t initially seem like it would help arthritis, capsaicin cream is commonly sold OTC as a pain […]

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3 Ways to Make a Healing Mash for Dogs with Diarrhea & Gas

If you own a dog at some point you are going to deal with stomach upset. When this happens to me, and anything serious (like an obstruction) is a ruled out, I do three things. First, I pull their food for 12-24 hours. It allows their system to “reset” and have a break. It also […]

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5 Soaks to Remove Foot Odor

There are 2 things that you need to deal with when it comes to foot odor, and that is bacteria and sweat. It is not actually the sweat that makes your feet smell, but the bacteria that thrives in the moist environment it creates. Sweat is actually odorless, for the most part, except for the […]

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3 Teas for UTI's- to help relieve UTI discomfort.

3 Herbal Teas to Help Relieve a UTI

A urinary tract infection is a dreadful thing-anybody who has ever suffered from one can testify to how debilitating they can be. They occur when bacteria gets into the urethra and multiplies, or an obstruction occurs. The next time you find yourself unable to “go” properly, try whipping up one of these tea blends to […]

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How to Remove Stains from Ceramic & China Without Chemicals

As a tea lover, I am very familiar with the fact that if you have a well-loved mug, or a set of china you use often, it will probably eventually get stained-especially with dark liquids, like many teas and coffee. There’s no need to rush to the store to spend money on intense chemical cleaners […]

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How to Make a Love Potion

Shrouded in mystery and steeped in legend, love potions have been scattered throughout human history for centuries. But in modern times, just as many remedies have been disproved and tossed aside, we’ve learned that there is merit to some. It turns there are odors that can work wonders upon the human mind and body when […]

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Take the Sting Out of Your Joint Pain with Nettle Tea

If you’ve ever brushed by a patch of stinging nettles, or grabbed some unknowingly in your garden, you know the extraordinary discomfort that they can cause (the thought of the feeling alone makes me wince.) Strangely enough, this prickly plant has shown promising evidence as a means of actually relieving discomfort, joint pain in particular. […]

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4 Homemade Traps to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Fruit flies are the bane of many homeowners existence. They have a crazy short life span, going from egg to adulthood in 8-10 days, which means they reproduce at a ridiculously fast rate. They thrive in moist, damp places, such as sink/garbage disposal drains, and are attracted to fruits and other foods-particularly ones that are […]

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3 Natural Ways to Fight Bad Breath

Bad breath is just an all-around unfortunate thing. It can make social situations uncomfortable, and it’s not pleasant to experience even if you’re all alone. There are quite a few quick-fixes out there and if you already religiously floss and brush, it can be quite frustrating trying to deal with it.

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Daily Drink to “Boost” Your Immune System

You know that you want to make your immune system stronger, but do you actually know what it is? It would be impossible to fully explain this amazing and complex part of the body, so to put it very simply, the immune system is an incredible array of biological structures and processes that work together […]

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Get Rid of Flies with Homemade Sticky Fly Paper

Having flies in the warmer months is a constant battle. No matter what kind of fly you have-be it fruit flies, house flies, or any of the other 16,000 kinds (in North America alone)-they make their surroundings seem unclean and unpleasant. They buzz around your head, knock against windows, march all over your food, and […]

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How to Use Bread & Lemon to Remove Calluses and Corns

The pictures of smooth pampered skin that surround us on TV, in magazines, and throughout movies just aren’t realistic. Reality is that the majority of people use their bodies (you know, walk around, garden, and what not) and eventually our daily routines start to wear on our skin. After a while this repeated friction forms […]

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Bentonite Clay Poultice for Rashes, Burns & Bug Bites

Bentonite clay sounds incredibly obscure, but it’s a word that should be in the vocabulary of every person interested in using natural remedies. It is a wonderfully versatile clay, used in cosmetics, taken internally, and included in many dermatological products. It comes from volcanic ash that has fallen into ancient bodies of water, which when […]

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How to Make a Simple & Naturally Scented Fabric Softener

Easy to make, low-cost, and totally customizable, these “crystals” will leave your laundry soft and smelling lovely. The baking soda added in will naturally make whites whiter, and pull out even the toughest stains. Being an alkaline substance (opposite of acidic) it can neutralize the acid in stains that come from various cleaners, urine, or […]

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Sweet Raspberry Antioxidant Cordial

Summertime is best spent doing a mixture of fun activities, and doing absolutely nothing at all-and doing absolutely nothing at all is best enjoyed while sipping a nice, cool, refreshing drink. Instead of turning to soda pop or another artificially flavored beverage this summer, try making this bright, flavorful, simple raspberry cordial-we use the term […]

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