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The Secret To Keeping Your Goat’s Milk Soap White

Making goat milk soap white wasn't as easy as it sounded. However, with a lot of practice, I've come up with the secret to making it and keeping it white.

The Secret To Keeping Your Goat’s Milk Soap White was written by Debra Maslowski.

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Homemade Eczema Cream for Wedding Ring Rash

I made this homemade eczema cream to heal my wedding ring rash, an itchy red rash that had developed under my wedding ring. This soothing cream works great!

Homemade Eczema Cream for Wedding Ring Rash was written by Katie Vance.

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Juniper Berries: How To Find, Harvest, and Use Them

Juniper berries have a long tradition of use in food, beverages, and medicine. They can be useful for colds, congestion, cough, UTIs, arthritis, and gout. Let's learn how to find, harvest, and use them now!

Juniper Berries: How To Find, Harvest, and Use Them was written by Dawn Combs.

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Vanilla Essential Oil & Homemade Vanilla Infused Oil

Vanilla essential oil is either an oleoresin, absolute, or CO2 extract. Pure vanilla essential oil doesn't actually exist. You CAN make vanilla scented oil, and it's much less expensive than in-store items labeled, "vanilla essential oil!"

Vanilla Essential Oil & Homemade Vanilla Infused Oil was written by Katie Vance.

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Learn to Make Homemade Hand And Foot Warmers

These DIY hand and foot warmers are great for the coming cold months. Sure, you could buy some, but what fun is that? This is a fun homemade craft you can do for yourself or to give away as gifts. Enjoy and stay warm!

Learn to Make Homemade Hand And Foot Warmers was written by Debra Maslowski.

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Learn What Felted Soap Is & How Simple it is to Make

Learning how to felt soap is simple! Felted soap is a bar of soap wrapped in wool. This creates an exfoliating bar lasts longer and is easier to hang on to.

Learn What Felted Soap Is & How Simple it is to Make was written by Debra Maslowski.

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Uses and Benefits of Crabapples & How to Grow Them

As a child I thought the only uses for crabapples were to throw them at my friends. Little did I know, that fruit tree has so many uses and benefits. Enjoy!

Uses and Benefits of Crabapples & How to Grow Them was written by Dawn Combs.

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10 Candy Alternatives for a Healthier Halloween

Typical Halloween candy is expensive, full of sugar, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors and colors, and worse. This list of healthy Halloween treats are a much better alternative!

10 Candy Alternatives for a Healthier Halloween was written by Katie Vance.

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Herbal Strategies to Help with High Blood Pressure

A lot of folks can benefit from using herbs for high blood pressure. The herbs listed here have been shown to reduce blood pressure by varying degrees. Read it over and find what works for you.

Herbal Strategies to Help with High Blood Pressure was written by Dawn Combs.

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When Vegetarian Diets go Bad

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the benefits – and drawbacks – of a primarily plant-based diet. A recent article in the New York Times buy Jane E. Brody entitled “Good Vegan, Bad Vegan” brought some of these issues to light. Her article was based on opinions about and feedback from another popular […]

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What’s Up with the New Food Label?

Back in 2016, the FDA announced sweeping changes that would be coming to its Nutrition Facts Panel. Nutrition professionals and health advocacy groups were excited about almost all of these changes, including: Long-waited addition of the Added Sugars line under Carbohydrates that will help consumers differentiate between natural versus added sugar in their foods More […]

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What’s Up with Milk Substitutes?

Cruise the dairy aisle of your nearest grocery store and the “milk” aisle will blow you away. Most likely because there’s a decreasing amount of conventional cow’s milk available for sale but a LOT of milk alternatives. So what exactly is a milk alternative – and who might benefit from drinking one? Milk alternatives are […]

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Exercise: 1 Hour a Week Might Cut It?!

Although nutrition guidelines can be hard to follow and sometimes contradict each other…exercise guidelines aren’t always in any better shape! Guidelines about how much we should exercise range from: Children do 60 minutes or more of physical activity every day Vigorous intensity aerobic activity at least 3 days per week for adults Bone strengthening activity […]

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Tips for a Healthier Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner – and it often comes with a SCARY amount of sugar in most households. Did you know that the average American will eat just about 3 pounds of candy each Halloween season? Nobody says you have to give up the sweet stuff, but here are a few tips for […]

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Learn to Grow, Make, and Use DIY Stevia Sweetener

Learn how to grow and how to use stevia as a sweetener. It is very easy to grow, and can be processed into powder or extract for use as a natural homemade sweetener.

Learn to Grow, Make, and Use DIY Stevia Sweetener was written by Debra Maslowski.

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Herbs To Use For Your Homemade Smudge Sticks

Last week I outlined how to make smudge sticks, and as promised, wanted to follow that up by writing about some of the most common smudging herbs to use. Enjoy!

Herbs To Use For Your Homemade Smudge Sticks was written by Dawn Combs.

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21 Natural Ways To Feel Better While You Are Sick

These 21 tips will help you feel better when you're sick. They're not necessarily remedies, but ways to help you feel better and stay comfortable while sick.

21 Natural Ways To Feel Better While You Are Sick was written by Debra Maslowski.

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5 Reasons You Should Be Growing Herbs Indoors

I LOVE my indoor herb garden! I planted them, placed them in my window sill, and they have been growing great ever since. I'm excited to watch them grow and use them in meals, all winter long!

5 Reasons You Should Be Growing Herbs Indoors was written by Katie Vance.

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Micellar Water: What It Is & How To Make Your Own

Micellar water is an all-in-one make up remover, hydrating agent, toner, and moisturizer. This DIY micellar water is much cheaper and has no preservatives or other harsh ingredients.

Micellar Water: What It Is & How To Make Your Own was written by Debra Maslowski.

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Apple Pie Spice Recipe: Make it Yourself at Home

This apple pie spice recipe is a basic blend of warm spices that perfectly complement each other and add a toasty warmth to baked apples, apple pies, and other baked apple dishes.

Apple Pie Spice Recipe: Make it Yourself at Home was written by Sarah Ozimek.

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Reasons You Should Be Growing Your Own Popcorn

Have you ever thought about growing popcorn? Let's examine 6 reasons we should be growing our own popcorn. If you can't grow it, be sure you are buying organic!

Reasons You Should Be Growing Your Own Popcorn was written by Dawn Combs.

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Homemade Drawing Salve With Plantain & Charcoal

This homemade drawing salve, made with plantain and activated charcoal, delivers a salve that helps draw splinters and bee stings to the surface of the skin!

Homemade Drawing Salve With Plantain & Charcoal was written by Debra Maslowski.

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Freshen Your Air With Homemade Smudge Sticks

Learn how to make a smudge stick and consider doing what I do, freshen the air in your home using the entire plant, not just one concentrated form of the plant, like essential oils.

Freshen Your Air With Homemade Smudge Sticks was written by Dawn Combs.

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Coloring Your Soap with Pigments, Oxides, and Micas

Pigments, oxides, and micas are soap colorants that will help you achieve gorgeous color in your homemade soaps. Let's learn how to use them to get the color we're after.

Coloring Your Soap with Pigments, Oxides, and Micas was written by Debra Maslowski.

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Purify your Indoor Air with A DIY Succulent Garden

Having an indoor succulent garden is all the rage, and for good reason. These little buggers purify your air, are beautiful, and simple to grow. Learn how to plant and grow your own!

Purify your Indoor Air with A DIY Succulent Garden was written by Katie Vance.

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Medicinal Uses of Black Walnut Leaves and Husks

Black walnut leaves and husks have some pretty cool medicinal uses. While the nuts are delicious and nutritious (if you can get to them) don't ignore the leaves and husks!

Medicinal Uses of Black Walnut Leaves and Husks was written by Dawn Combs.

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4 Natural Beauty Tips For a Healthier Beauty Routine

Let's take a look at 4 natural beauty tips to help simplify and clean up your beauty routine. Along with the tips we'll also share 10 DIY Natural beauty recipes!

4 Natural Beauty Tips For a Healthier Beauty Routine was written by Katie Vance.

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DIY Deodorizing Tablets For Trash Cans And More!

These homemade deodorizer tablets are great for trash cans and many other household uses. Also great for litter boxes, sink drains, RV's, stinky shoes, and more!

DIY Deodorizing Tablets For Trash Cans And More! was written by Debra Maslowski.

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Night Blooming Flowers to Grow in Your Moon Garden

This list of night blooming flowers will help you create a beautiful and fragrant moon garden! Some of the most exotic scented flowers are night bloomers!

Night Blooming Flowers to Grow in Your Moon Garden was written by Dawn Combs.

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