Soothing Lavender-Chamomile Bath Salt

lavender chamomile bath salt

This lavender-chamomile bath salt is intended for soothing tired muscles. It’s perfect to use after a long day of work. Be sure to soak for at least 15-20 minutes to get the full benefit. This makes a large amount of bath salt, but since it is intended for achey, fatigued bodies, the entire amount should […]

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Gifts using Muslin Bags

7 uses for muslin bags

I love muslin bags! I try to always keep a stash of muslin bags on hand because they make it possible to create quick and simple gifts. Especially when you want to make gifts in bulk. Simply line up bags and work assembly-line style. A few items you can make with muslin bags include: Scented-drawer […]

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Chamomile-Lemon Balm Tea Recipe

Chamomile Lemon Balm Tea

Tea is one of the simplest methods of creating herbal remedies. Mixing together a few herbs is quick and easy Plus, they smell great. Homemade tea mixes can be stored (and gifted) in jars and may also be given in poly-lined bags These are available in the Tea Accessory Section of Mountain Rose Herbs. This […]

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Homemade Gifts with Washi Tape

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I discovered this book last week: It reminded me how much I enjoy using washi tape. I love how washi tape can dress up a blank page in a notebook, planner or journal, and how it adds style to basic, every day papers, like cleaning instructions or to-do lists. Washi tape makes plain wrapping paper […]

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Soothing Oatmeal and Lavender Bath

skin soothing oat and lavender bath

Oats are well-known as a skin soother and are often used to treat dry, itchy skin. This bath treatment could be made with oats only, but the addition of sunflower seeds and lavender make for an even greater soothing and calming effect. The lavender gives a very subtle fragrance and is not over powering at […]

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Quick and Simple Hot Cocoa Mix

hot cocoa mix

The following hot cocoa mix is quick to make and includes real food ingredients. I chose to use coconut sugar or sucanat as the sweetener because both are less processed than white or brown sugar and still contain nutrients. Ingredients: 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1 cup sucanat or coconut sugar Method: Mix cocoa powder and […]

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Chamomile Bay Leaf Bath Vinegar

chamomile and bay leaf bath vinegar

I first learned about making bath vinegar in the gardening book, The Bountiful Container. The idea seemed intriguing. Vinegar in the bath, how could that be a good idea? Well, here’s why: vinegar helps restore skin’s natural pH level may relive pain of sunburn cleanses and detoxifies softens skin Add herbs to the mix and […]

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Handmade Gifts {Simple Sewing}

Muslin tea bag

A seamstress I am not, but I still find it enjoyable to get out the sewing machine every once in a while, or create something that involves a little hand sewing. Today I’m sharing a few tutorials for handmade gifts that involve simple sewing. Nothing outrageous. Just simple. Hand Sewn Journals – Martha Stewart Image […]

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Berkey Water Filter Giveaway!

My guess is that you are blessed with access to clean running water. We don’t really worry about getting parasites or other waterborne diseases when we turn on our tap. But while we are blessed with clean water coming through indoor plumbing, are you aware of some of the environmental contaminants that are frequently found in […]

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Lavender-Rosemary Fire Logs

rosemary and lavender

These herbal fire logs smell lovely and add a delightful fragrance to a fire place or wood stove. They are simple to make and have a beautiful, rustic look. I have used lavender and rosemary, however, other herbs would be work very well. How to Make Lavender-Rosemary Fire Logs You will need: 10 stalks  dried rosemary […]

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