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Pain Relieving Massage Oil for Menstrual Cramps

After trying OTC medications with little success, I was happy to find so many studies on the use of essential oils for menstrual cramps and pain relief. I used this info to make a massage oil for the natural relief of painful cramps.

Pain Relieving Massage Oil for Menstrual Cramps was written by Katie Vance.

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Learn About Health Benefits of Evening Primrose Oil

You’ll find evening primrose oil can benefit us in variety of ways. It has been known to help with menopausal hot flashes, high cholesterol, diabetes, chronic fatigue, and MS.

Learn About Health Benefits of Evening Primrose Oil was written by Dawn Combs.

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Learn How to Make Salt Soap and Salt Brine Soap

Today we will teach you the difference between salt soap and brine soap. We also include a DIY salt soap recipe along with a DIY brine soap recipe. Enjoy!

Learn How to Make Salt Soap and Salt Brine Soap was written by Debra Maslowski.

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How to Make A Garden-Fresh DIY Potpourri Blend

This DIY potpourri recipe is a great example of what can be made fresh from your own garden. In this recipe I use what I am growing, so take my idea, taylor it to what you're growing, and make up your own blends!

How to Make A Garden-Fresh DIY Potpourri Blend was written by Dawn Combs.

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DIY Essential Oil Diffuser for Use as Jewelry & More

You can make a DIY diffuser necklace (or hanging air freshener) out of natural terra cotta clay! The clay is affordable, easy to shape, and it retains grooves that trap essential oils.

DIY Essential Oil Diffuser for Use as Jewelry & More was written by Katie Vance.

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A Simple and Effective DIY Toilet Tank Cleaner Recipe

Make this simple DIY toilet tank cleaner to clean your tank several times a year. Regular cleaning extends the life of your toilet, and making your own allows you to control what goes into your septic tank!

A Simple and Effective DIY Toilet Tank Cleaner Recipe was written by Debra Maslowski.

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Kids Favor Fruit Over Veggies

There’s not always a ton of good news on the kids nutrition front. But here’s a little bright spot: according to the USDA, more kids are eating fruits and vegetables. While the majority of kids still don’t meet the recommended number of servings of fruits and vegetables consumed per day, at least intake levels are […]

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Should You Be Gluten Free?

Seems like everywhere you turn these days, there’s more and more gluten free foods for sale. In fact, Mintel estimates that the gluten free market was worth $10 billion in 2013. An interesting statistic when you consider that only about 1% of the population truly has celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease characterized […]

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World Breastfeeding Week

It’s World Breastfeeding Week, and a new report out from The Global Breastfeeding Collective finds that as a planet, we’re not doing so well when it comes to exclusive breastfeeding goals. The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding (meaning nothing other than breastmilk given to baby) for the first 6 months of life. Breastfeeding, which […]

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Is Lack of Sleep Making You Fat?

If you’re feeling a little sluggish in these dog days of summer, here’s a pretty good reason to start getting more sleep: a new study suggests that skimping on sleep certainly adds pounds. The study – published in the journal PLOS One – looked at over 1,600 adults in the United Kingdom and found that […]

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Herbal and Fruit Liqueur Recipes to Make at Home

I recently wrote about homemade herbal and fruit liqueurs. Many of you requested specific liqueur recipes, so here are a few of the liqueurs I'm making with this year's harvest.

Herbal and Fruit Liqueur Recipes to Make at Home was written by Dawn Combs.

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Luffa Soap: Learn Several Ways To Make Your Own

I've always loved luffa soap, it cleans without being too abrasive. I've found a lot of different types, so let's take a look at them and see how we can make our own!

Luffa Soap: Learn Several Ways To Make Your Own was written by Debra Maslowski.

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How to Deal with Tomato Hornworms In Your Garden

Learn how to coexist with the tomato hornworm because it transforms into the hummingbird moth, a very beneficial pollinator who is much more than a garden pest!

How to Deal with Tomato Hornworms In Your Garden was written by Dawn Combs.

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Homemade Hair Masks for Dry or Damaged Hair

Homemade hair masks are great because you control the ingredients and salons are expensive! Learn to make these natural hair mask recipes at home instead.

Homemade Hair Masks for Dry or Damaged Hair was written by Emry Trantham.

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Herbal Liqueurs You Can Enjoy at Home

Herbal Liqueurs in cocktails, enjoyed responsibly, can actually be a health boost. Benedictine liqueur and anise liqueur are most common, but there are many other options to try and enjoy!

Herbal Liqueurs You Can Enjoy at Home was written by Dawn Combs.

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A Homemade Deli-Style Coleslaw Recipe with Yogurt

Our homemade coleslaw recipe doesn't ruin the healthy nature of cabbage with tons of mayonnaise and high fructose syrup. It's just a simple, delicious slaw that will be a big hit at your next cookout!

A Homemade Deli-Style Coleslaw Recipe with Yogurt was written by Sarah Ozimek.

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Homemade Steak Sauce Recipe: A1 Copycat Recipe

Matt, who is a steak purist, doesn’t believe in using steak sauce—BUT—if you enjoy using steak sauce then making this homemade steak sauce recipe is a must!

Homemade Steak Sauce Recipe: A1 Copycat Recipe was written by Sarah Ozimek.

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How to Start a Recycling Program For a DIY Business

Learning how to start a recycling program is easy. Let your customers know, give them an incentive, keep track of who recycles, and reward them for their efforts! Read more about how I did it...

How to Start a Recycling Program For a DIY Business was written by Debra Maslowski.

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Baby-Led Feeding, Fussiness and Weight

  There are a lot of ways to feed a baby…and one of the more popular approaches is modeled on the philosophy called baby-led weaning. With baby-led weaning, you bypass spoon-feeding of pureed food and encourage babies to self-feed age appropriate foods. Although the practice of allowing a baby to self-feed has been around for […]

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A Homemade Deli-Style Coleslaw Recipe with Yogurt

Our homemade coleslaw recipe doesn't ruin the healthy nature of cabbage with tons of mayonnaise and high fructose syrup. It's just a simple, delicious slaw that will be a big hit at your next cookout!

A Homemade Deli-Style Coleslaw Recipe with Yogurt was written by Sarah Ozimek.

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A Simple Homemade Whole Grain Mustard Recipe

When we first started making our own condiments, a homemade mustard recipe was where we began. And this spicy whole grain mustard is one of our favorites!

A Simple Homemade Whole Grain Mustard Recipe was written by Sarah Ozimek.

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Learn Ways to Keep Your Home Cool Without AC

No A/C in your house? No worries. Use these time tested tips to stay cool in the summer if you don't have central air, or you just want to keep energy bills low.

Learn Ways to Keep Your Home Cool Without AC was written by Debra Maslowski.

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Herbs and Remedies to Use for Natural Eye Care

When asked about eye health, or natural eye care remedies. I'm happy to share with folks that the best solutions are almost always simple, and should be eaten or applied fresh.

Herbs and Remedies to Use for Natural Eye Care was written by Dawn Combs.

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Learn to Make Your Own DIY Wet Mop Cloth Refills

Save money by making a healthier homemade DIY wet mop refill. Not only does it clean well, the smell your homemade mop refills leave behind is also much better!

Learn to Make Your Own DIY Wet Mop Cloth Refills was written by Katie Vance.

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25 Natural Ways to Deal With Poison Ivy Rash

Poison ivy treatment can be tricky because everyone reacts to poison ivy, oak, and sumac differently - so this list gives you a variety of options to try.

25 Natural Ways to Deal With Poison Ivy Rash was written by Debra Maslowski.

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Learn About the Benefits of Cold Brew Coffee and Tea

Once you learn all the benefits of cold brewing, you may start using this method for all your coffee and tea. Cold brewing delivers a better tasting, longer lasting brew without the bitterness brought on by heat.

Learn About the Benefits of Cold Brew Coffee and Tea was written by Debra Maslowski.

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How to Store Vegetables & Fruit So They Last Longer

Learn how to store vegetables and fruit so they last longer. Following these simple storage rules will help maximize the life and freshness of your produce, and save you a lot of money!

How to Store Vegetables & Fruit So They Last Longer was written by Katie Vance.

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Magic Mushrooms…with Vitamin D

If you know anything about vitamin D, it’s that most foods don’t contain much of it. Sure, you can sop it up from the sun, when it comes to food, outside of fortified dairy foods, most things we eat are vitamin D duds. But if you’re not big on dairy to get your vitamin D, […]

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Is the Cook-it-Yourself Craze Right for You?

There’s no doubt that preparing food at home makes good sense. Studies have shown that people who make more of their own food have lower body mass index (BMI) levels and are generally healthier than those who eat food prepared outside of the home. We all know we should cook more – but most people […]

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Getting Real About Holiday Weight Gain

  An often-cited statistic is that the typical American packs on 1-2 pounds over the Holiday Season. While that might not sound like much, if you do this year-in and year-out, on top of other weight gaining factors…things could get heavy! So why do people tend to gain weight over the holidays? A number of […]

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