Essential Oils





9/26/2012
Therapeutic grade essential oils have a tonne of uses on the homestead - here's how we've used them effectively, and how they bring us peace of mind.
3/25/2014
Essential oils can be a useful supplement for honeybees. Lemongrass, spearmint and thyme essential oils are being used to encourage brood development and the overall health of bees.
9/9/2014
Oregano is often regarded as "just" a flavoring. It has a rich history of medicinal use and shows great promise for the future.
6/9/2011
Noxious fumes aren’t conducive to happy cleaning. Give all your homemade cleaning solutions an invigorating and healthy boost by adding a few drops of pure plant essential oils such as lavender or lemon. Heavenly!
7/23/2012
Use herbs from your garden,vegetable oil and beeswax to make a solid perfume.
9/24/2011
Discover some of the properties of essential oils, along with some tips for cleaning with them.
7/10/2012
As my birthing day draws near, I am settling in and nesting and preparing our home for the upcoming birth by gathering birth supplies, essentials and creating my birth space.
7/10/2012
Learn about using the Piteba to press your own homegrown oil.
9/30/2011
Want to add some flavour to your breads? Here's two suggestions, one sweet and one savoury. Enjoy!
8/19/2013
This divine herb has a multitude of properties – it’s a potent skin-cell regenerative, mucolytic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, circulatory stimulant, vulnerary, antioxidant, antifungal, analgesic and deodorizing agent. I use both the essential oil and the infused oil in formulas to relieve sinus and respiratory congestion, muscle tension and soreness, and headaches; to soften and fade scar tissue; to stimulate memory, creativity, confidence and mental energy; and to stimulate circulation to encourage hair growth.
7/10/2014
With our chickweed and lavender salve, the bites I typically get that are swollen and painful were nothing more than a minor annoyance. All came from ingredients that we made ourselves.
2/15/2012
Summing up the past week with a few highlights that help to illustrate how we've been getting along in the ending days of the 2012 winter season.

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