Gluten-Free Gingerbread Man Cookie Recipe

Making cookies with the kiddos is such a fun part of the holiday season. It’s tough when food allergies get in the way of this sweet time. Even when we have a restricted diet, making cookies together is a tradition that can still be honored and enjoyed thanks to great recipe creators such as Jaclyn the author of Nourishing Holiday. Gluten-Free Gingerbread Man Cookie Recipe This recipe is from Nourishing Holiday, by Jaycln Harwell. Makes: 4 dozen 4” gingerbread man cookies Time: 1 hour Ingredients 2 cups blanched, finely ground almond flour 1 cup crispy pecans or walnuts ½ cup pitted dates 1/3 cup coconut...
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3 Ways to Use Calendula

If you were just getting started with home remedies and DIY natural skincare and asked me which herb I’d recommend keeping on hand, my answer would be Calendula. Calendula is one of the most useful herbs that’s perfect for the whole family. It’s helpful for treating many ailments, inside and out. The Calendula plant looks similar to daisies or carnations; a bright and uplifting ornamental garden plant. Calendula is well-known as a medicinal herb. The blooms have been used both therapeutically as an herbal remedy, as a dye, and as a food plant for centuries. Most commonly known as for its...
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Make 40 Herbal Gifts in 45 minutes

Make 40 Herbal Gifts in 45 minutes | aDelightfulHome.com
If you’ve been around here long, you know I like to quick method of creating gifts and homemade products. I used to put things off because I didn’t have time, but have discovered that making natural body care products and herbal remedies can actually been done in a speedy fashion. Especially if you use the assembly-line technique. A few tutorials I’ve created using this method include: Make 50 gifts in less than an hour How to make 100 gifts in an hour (this is the most popular post!) How to stock your DIY natural medicine cabinet in one afternoon These...
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DIY Dry Shampoo Recipe for Light and Dark Hair

If you’d rather not wash your hair every day, you’ll most likely need to develop a relationship with dry shampoo. Dry shampoos are readily available nowadays, but most of the ones you’ll find on store shelves are full of endocrine-disrupting chemicals. It’s best to avoid these whenever possible. Making your own dry shampoo is easy. In fact, it will only take you a minute or two. To make your own dry shampoo, you will only need a few ingredients (from one to four, depending on your hair color and preferences). An old spice jar is a great option for storing and...
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10 Homemade Natural Hair Treatments

Sometimes I think of my hair as an accessory. Styling it in different ways makes me feel more put-together. When my hair is healthy, I feel more confident about how I look. Scraggly hair makes me feel sort of frumpy. Does it do that to you? All that said, I don’t like to spend a lot of time or money on my hair. And I certainly don’t want to use a ton of chemicals on it to make it look good, even though I have done so on occasion. Hello, perm! (I was 16, OK?) The following is a round-up...
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How to Make Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry syrup is a staple in most natural medicine cabinets. It’s wonderful because it tastes good and helps boost the immune system. Elderberries are high in vitamin C and boast a generous amount of antioxidants and beta-carotene. Fresh elderberries contain a toxic compound that can cause some gastrointestinal distress. This compound is inactivated by cooking. So, if you ever decide to make a tincture with elderberries, be sure to cook them for 30 minutes. This recipe uses dried elderberries, but fresh ones could be used instead (since we are cooking them for 30 minutes), If you choose to use fresh elderberries, you...
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Homemade Dryer Balls

Dryer balls are a great addition to your natural laundry routine. They help laundry dry faster and cut down on static. The best dryer balls are made from wool as it absorbs water very well. Dryer balls are readily available for purchase, but have you ever thought about making your own? It’s pretty easy and kind of fun, a little relaxing too, but it should be noted that homemade dryer balls aren’t significantly cheaper than buying ready-made dryer balls, so it may not be a money-saving project. However, for the die-hard DIYer, homemade dryer balls are a truly satisfying project....
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All-Natural Diaper Rash Cream Recipe

It’s awful when baby gets a diaper rash! As momma’s we want to do whatever we can to get rid of it ASAP. This diaper rash cream recipe will help! If you are naturally-minded, the ingredients in many conventional products may cause you to raise an eyebrow. Thankfully it’s not difficult to create your own diaper rash cream that is not only natural but effective. Ingredients for Homemade Diaper Cream Zinc Oxide Zinc oxide is used to create a protective barrier. It helps keep the skin from drying out and also provides some antiseptic action. Coconut Oil Coconut oil is antibacterial...
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