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Two Homemade Glass Top Stove Cleaners That Work!

I recently bought a glass top stove, and because this type of cooktop was new to me, I had to learn how to treat and how to clean glass stove top properly. Included are two homemade, natural recipes for cleaning your glass top stove.

Two Homemade Glass Top Stove Cleaners That Work! was written by Debra Maslowski.

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Bay Laurel (Laurus Nobilis) in Cooking and Medicine

Bay Laurel (Laurus Nobilis) contains volatile oils that lend the flavor we love when cooking. Medicinally it is used as a digestive aid, anti-inflammatory, along with several other applications.

Bay Laurel (Laurus Nobilis) in Cooking and Medicine was written by Dawn Combs.

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How To Make Witch Hazel & Witch Hazel Facial Toner

Learn how to make DIY witch hazel and and amazing DIY witch hazel facial toner! Witch Hazel cleanses skin of germs and bacteria, soothes inflammation, and is a great astringent.

How To Make Witch Hazel & Witch Hazel Facial Toner was written by Debra Maslowski.

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An Orange Marmalade Recipe Sweetened with Honey

The key element to a good orange marmalade recipe is to incorporate little bits of rind and pulp to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. We also make it with honey for a thick, jam-like consistency.

An Orange Marmalade Recipe Sweetened with Honey was written by Sarah Ozimek.

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Enjoy the Benefits of Oatmeal Baths w/o All The Mess

Do you use an oatmeal bath in your house? An oatmeal bath will help with things like diaper rash, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, and even body beautification. Learn our trick for taking these soothing baths without all the mess!

Enjoy the Benefits of Oatmeal Baths w/o All The Mess was written by Dawn Combs.

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Making Maple Syrup and OtherTrees to Tap For Syrup

While it's easy to make maple syrup, it is definitely time consuming. We go over the process and also teach you about a bunch of other trees to tap for syrup!

Making Maple Syrup and OtherTrees to Tap For Syrup was written by Debra Maslowski.

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Mindful Eating

With a busy schedule full of work, family and life obligations, it is easy to rush meal times while eating our food on the run. Many of us have mastered the skill of multi-taking, only to miss out on the opportunity to enjoy our food. Do you ever stop to notice the texture of the […]

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Pumpkin Season: Benefits of Adding Pumpkin to your Diet

Tis’ the season for pumpkin everything and that is actually a very good thing. Pumpkin contains many protective nutritional qualities. Fun Facts about pumpkin: Pumpkin belongs to the Curcurbitaceae family, which also includes gourds, squash, cucumbers and watermelons. There are  many shades and sizes of pumpkins, some are best for decorations and some are sweeter […]

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Brain Fuel: Tips for a Brain-Healthy Diet

  There is strong evidence that there are specific foods we can eat to improve and protect our cognitive function. Brain health can be achieved by eating a healthy diet rich in nutrients such phytochemicals and anti-oxidants. It has been proven that following a heart-healthy diet is as good for the brain as it is for […]

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Health Tonic Like Fire Cider but Without Horseradish

Fire Cider is a powerful tonic but I'm not a fan of horseradish, so I came up with a winter health tonic with similar benefits, but different ingredients.

Health Tonic Like Fire Cider but Without Horseradish was written by Debra Maslowski.

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Learn Which Medicinal Plants to Gather in the Winter

Grocery stores give us access to fresh herbs and medicinal plants all year long, but it's good for us to do the gathering, and to know what to look for, no matter what season it is!

Learn Which Medicinal Plants to Gather in the Winter was written by Dawn Combs.

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Five Lesser Known Carrier Oils and How to Use Them

A while back we wrote about a bunch of popular carrier oils and when to use them. Today we focus on 5 lesser known carrier oils and how (and why) to use them.

Five Lesser Known Carrier Oils and How to Use Them was written by Katie Vance.

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Which Body Butters Are Best In Which DIY Projects?

Let's take a look at Shea Butter vs Cocoa Butter vs Mango Butter, and even a few others, to see which butter is best for which DIY Natural projects and why.

Which Body Butters Are Best In Which DIY Projects? was written by Debra Maslowski.

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The Benefits of Using Allspice in Your Baked Goods

We often take the benefits of “sweet” spices for granted, so I wanted to talk more about the benefits of allspice. Yes, it's delicious, but it's also very good for you!

The Benefits of Using Allspice in Your Baked Goods was written by Dawn Combs.

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Simple Natural Gifts to Give for the Holidays

Again this year we're publishing homemade Christmas gift ideas to inspire you to make more gifts yourself, and to make them naturally. Plus a Black Friday Sale!

Simple Natural Gifts to Give for the Holidays was written by Betsy Jabs.

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5 Toxic Cleaning Products & 5 DIY Natural Substitutes

You should get these 5 toxic cleaning products out of your home and replace them with natural, homemade alternatives. If you can't DIY them, you can still buy the more natural, in-store brands.

5 Toxic Cleaning Products & 5 DIY Natural Substitutes was written by Katie Vance.

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How to Make Your Own Balsamic Glaze Condiment

I love balsamic glaze drizzled on warm fresh figs, stuffed with goat cheese! I used to buy the glaze but recently developed my own recipe. It's a delicious condiment on so many things! Enjoy.

How to Make Your Own Balsamic Glaze Condiment was written by Debra Maslowski.

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Essential Oil Diffuser Blend for Breathing Problems

I only use essential oils for breathing problems when my kids are really having trouble. This blend contains safe and beneficial oils to diffuse for their respiratory health.

Essential Oil Diffuser Blend for Breathing Problems was written by Katie Vance.

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A Simple Tutorial for Homemade Wood Wick Candles

Learn how to make wood wick candles so you don't have to rely on burning the commercial candles with petroleum wax, chemical fragrance, and artificial color. Use this simple tutorial to make natural candles at home!

A Simple Tutorial for Homemade Wood Wick Candles was written by Debra Maslowski.

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10 Foods to Boost Immunity During Cold & Flu Season

This list of 10 foods to boost immune system function will help you stay on the up-and-up during cold and flu season. All 10 are easy to find at your local farm market or grocery store.

10 Foods to Boost Immunity During Cold & Flu Season was written by Sarah Ozimek.

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Learn How To Make Your Own Essential Oils

Making DIY essential oils are easier than you think. You can go the route of buying a copper still, but that is expensive. Here's how we did it with a crock pot!

Learn How To Make Your Own Essential Oils was written by Debra Maslowski.

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How to Scale A Recipe to Make as Much as You Want

When recipes are written in parts, it’s a scaling recipe that gives you the freedom to choose the amount to make. You can use this concept with all recipes.

How to Scale A Recipe to Make as Much as You Want was written by Dawn Combs.

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Learn How To Prevent Soda Ash in Homemade Soap

Soda ash in soap making is that powdery white substance that forms on soap bars as they are curing. Learn how to prevent soda ash from forming on your soap!

Learn How To Prevent Soda Ash in Homemade Soap was written by Debra Maslowski.

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How And Why To Attract Bluebirds To Your Garden

You should learn how to attract bluebirds because they're beautiful, have a sweet sounding song, and they eat mosquitoes and other insects by the thousands every day! More bluebirds means less mosquitoes.

How And Why To Attract Bluebirds To Your Garden was written by Debra Maslowski.

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Edible & Medicinal Plants to Grow in Shady Areas

If you grow a vegetable garden you may be avoiding shady areas. This article on usable/edible shade plants will teach you which plants grow well in the shade.

Edible & Medicinal Plants to Grow in Shady Areas was written by Dawn Combs.

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Soothing Homemade Rose & Oatmeal Bath Soak Recipe

This homemade oatmeal bath recipe can soothe dry, itchy skin in the winter. The oatmeal is great for relief of eczema, psoriasis, and other skin conditions!

Soothing Homemade Rose & Oatmeal Bath Soak Recipe was written by Katie Vance.

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3 Creative Ways to Reuse Your Old Glass Spice Jars

I reuse spice jars because they're free and clear (pun intended), they come with built-in shaker tops, and you can reuse them as many times as you wish. Check out these 3 creative ways I reuse them.

3 Creative Ways to Reuse Your Old Glass Spice Jars was written by Katie Vance.

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Homemade Whipped Cream: Sweetened Naturally

Making homemade whipped cream is sooo much better than the imitation stuff in a can/tub! Take it to the next level by sweetening and flavoring it naturally.

Homemade Whipped Cream: Sweetened Naturally was written by Sarah Ozimek.

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