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Natural Health

Stay healthy with herbal remedies, a nourishing diet, and a chemical-free home.

Skin-Soothing Chamomile and Olive Oil Body Butter Recipe

By Stephanie Tourles

Got dry, irritated, itchy, chapped, or red and rashy skin? Aggravating eczema or psoriasis? We all suffer from uncomfortable skin woes from time to time. Whip up a batch of my all-time favorite Chamomile & Olive Body Butter and comfortable, healthy, revitalized, supple skin will be yours – guaranteed! Good for all ages and all skin types. It’s truly nourishing, softly aromatic, luxurious skin food.

Use Herbal Products Safely

By Amanda Sorell

A lack of oversight in the herbal supplement industry puts the burden of checking the contents of dietary supplements on consumers.

Harvest Medicinal Trees in Your Backyard

Story and photos by Juliet Blankespoor

Harvest tree bark to make homemade medicine from your backyard.


A Farm Built from Illness

By Carrie Miller, Miller Micro Farm

How illness brought upon our amazing farm and a blooming writing career.

What is 'Real' Soap?

By Nicole Wilkey

Real soap vs. detergents and why real soap is better for us and the envrornment.

The Importance of Unplugging for Your Health

By Alexander and Ashley Poptodorov, A+A Wellness

Why rest and unplugging is key to living a vital and healthy life. In this article we will offer the benefits and practical ways you can learn to unplug.

The Apothecary Garden: Elderberry, The Wise Elder of Plants

By Susanna Raeven

Learn how to grow elder and make your own elderberry remedies to stay healthy all winter long!

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