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

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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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Delightful Links – Health and Wellness

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Pictured above are some of the supplies I’m using to create tutorials for the rest of the simple, homemade gifts series! It’s quite a task (but is definitely my kind of fun)! Lots of goodies from Mountain Rose Herbs. Today I wanted to share three great resources that will help you on your healthy living […]

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DIY Steam for Colds and Congestion

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You can find me at The Prairie Homestead today. I’m sharing step-by-step instructions for creating an herbal steam to alleviate the symptoms of colds and congestion. Read the post here. Share this post: Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Tell a friend

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Brown Sugar Scrub & Make Dozens of Homemade Gifts in an Hour

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Brown sugar scrub is one of the simplest body scrubs to make. It can easily be customized to suit your preferences by adding a few drops of essential oil. To Make a Simple Brown Sugar Scrub Ingredients: 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 to 3/4 cup oil (I use grapeseed, sunflower, sweet almond, or light olive oil) 1 teaspoon […]

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Rose and Chamomile Bath Bags

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Rose and chamomile are great for the skin and the senses. Adding these herbs to the bath takes bathing to a new level. The herbs infuse the water, nourishing the skin. The scent of the herbs fills the air as the steam escapes from the water, making this an aromatic experience as well. For a […]

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11 Homemade Bookmark Tutorials

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Bookmarks are a simple gift most people can use. I don’t know about you, but most of my books are stuffed with old receipts and ripped up magazines. A pretty bookmark would be a welcome treat. Especially a homemade one. I have made bookmarks out of photographs and created a few from old jeans (with […]

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Floral Facial Steam (with Rose, Lavender, and Chamomile)

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 Why use a floral facial steam? Facial steams are a great way to prepare the skin for further skin treatments. A facial steam is the perfect precursor to a scrub or masks since it opens up the pores allowing the masks or nourishing oils in the scrub to penetrate more deeply. The herbs used in […]

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Clay and Lavender Face Mask (Plus: How to Gift a Face Mask)

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Face masks are generally difficult to give as gifts because they don’t keep for long once prepared. However, there is a way around this: Two-Part Face Masks! To gift a face mask, we need to separate it into two parts: 1. Dry ingredients 2. Wet ingredients By separating the ingredients, we are keeping them fresh. […]

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DIY Hair Treatment Gift Basket

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Hair treatments are quite easy to make and can be put together to create a simple and unique gift basket. The following four homemade hair treatment products would work nicely as a gift basket and could be made in less than 30 minutes. Prepare each item below and DIY Dry Shampoo Image courtesy Red and […]

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