Last winter I suffered from a very bad case of red, dry, painful hands and spent a fortune on expensive medical-grade creams and lotions, but this was before I fully discovered the wonders of coconut oil and shea butter and the satisfaction of making one's own simple skin care products.
Ever wish you could streamline your evening face-washing/toning/moisturizing routine and save both time and money? I did! Say goodbye to expensive facial cleansers, moisturizers, toners, masks and blemish controls, and say hello to inexpensive and nourishing oils. The Oil Cleansing Method (OCM) has helped me reduce breakouts and improve my complexion. Not to mention, I have much more room in my bathroom cabinets and more money in my wallet!
Discover the many benefits of bone broth and enjoy a medicinal Crock Pot recipe for our favorite bone broth soup.
Always one to find the shiny underbelly of a cloud, this post shares how I used my knowledge of this amazing plant to become an outlier in healing my broken wrist. Comfrey can speed healing in beneficial ways when using with care. It can also cause major problems when put into action incorrectly.
A tea kettle and some dried herbs are all you need to be able to begin using herbs in your own home and even provide herbal support for common first aid complaints.
Make this simple elderberry-honey syrup to boost your immunity as you combat winter colds. You can make a great elderberry syrup at home for a fraction of the cost with just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time. This is especially true if you, like us, grow your own elderberries or keep your own bees!
Apple Cider Vinegar is a superfood, able to tackle tasks from cleaning up mold and covering odors to spicing up a salad with ease. It is easy to make yourself, and can also be inexpensive from the grocery store in raw, organic versions with the mother. What can you use this amazing vinegar for? It is truly astonishing how many tasks ACV can help out with. Here are just a dozen of my favorites.
Sickness has some particularly challenging aspects for homesteaders — how to make the best of it?