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Anise Tea for Coughs

Using Anise as a cough remedy is now supported by science. It has been a traditional treatment for coughs, bronchitis and asthma. The herb contains creosol and alpha-pinene that loosen bronchial secretions and make them easier to cough up. Gently crush 1 teaspoon of anise seeds per cup of boiling water. Steep for 10-20 minutes […]

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Non-Toxic Natural Cleaners

Non-Toxic Natural Cleaners

Cleaning your house shouldn’t compromise your or your family’s health. Take care of the environment – including the environment in your home – by using nontoxic, natural cleaners. Here are some down-to-earth suggestions for cleaning your home naturally with basic household ingredients, for a clean, safe home that doesn’t expose your family and guests to […]

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How to Make Suppositories

Take a jar of coconut oil and place the jar in a bowl of hot water if it is solid and if it is not in a liquid state already. Pour the coconut oil into a bowl and begin adding powdered herbs to the oil until a dry pie dough consistency is reached. Do not […]

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Hand Softener Recipe

Hand Softener Recipe

Our hands get quite the workout over the holidays with all the extra cooking, cleaning, and dish-doing that comes along with them. This fabulous formula will soothe your hard-working hands and treat them right! Ingredients: * 2 beaten eggs * 1 tablespoon honey * 1/4 cup almond meal (just grind the almonds in a blender) […]

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Clean and Green Part I

Use the ingredients listed below when making your own alternative cleaners, most are inexpensive and you probably already have many of them in your kitchen cupboards. All can be found at your local supermarket, natural food store or drugstore. Used individually or combined, these cleaners are safe, effective and cost-efficient. BAKING SODA (sodium bicarbonate): An […]

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Clean and Green Part II

Read Clean and Green Part I Garbage Disposal: To eliminate garbage disposal odors and clean and sharpen blades, grind ice and used lemon and/or orange rinds until pulverized. Kitchen Safety: Fire 1) Emergency fire extinguisher: if a greasy pan catches on fire, turn the heat off and try to cover the pan. Sprinkle powdered baking […]

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More Home Remedies for a Sore Throat

Before beginning any home remedy for sore throats, it’s a good idea to make sure it’s nothing serious. If you have symptoms of strep throat (such as fever, malaise, headache, or stomach pain), or if your sore throat is very severe and/or accompanied by other symptoms, you will need to see a doctor. But for […]

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Natural After Shave Recipes

Antiseptic After Shave * 90ml witch hazel * 10 drops cedarwood * 5 drops niaouli * 10 drops lavender (Tasmanian) * 5 drops cypress Store in a brown glass bottle. Shake well before each use. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR AFTER SHAVE * 1 part apple cider vinegar * 1 part vegetable glycerin or witch hazel QUINCE […]

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