7 Things Your Doctor’s Not Telling You About Coconut Oil

Written by: Amy O'Donnell Do you notice more coconut oil in your grocery, discount or health food store? Coconut oil is everywhere, and in everything, from food to beauty products, as more people discover its benefits. Health-conscious people have known about coconut oil for many years. As its popularity increases, so has its availability. Common …

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Natural Solutions for Sensitive Skin

Fight redness, dry skin, and other bumps and blemishes caused by sensitive skin with these natural beauty tips. By Gina DeBacker What is sensitive skin? Although up to 50 percent of women say they have it, the exact definition varies depending on whom you ask. And despite the vast number of skin-care products targeted at …

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Natural Laundry Soap Cubes

Natural Laundry Soap Cubes

I am starting my series on homestead laundry!  For those who do not know, laundry is the bane of my existance.  Admit it, we all have those household chores which we do not enjoy.  For some it is cooking, others weeding the garden or cleaning the bathroom.  Mine?  Mine is laundry.  In order to deal …

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Dry Laundry Naturally

You all know my feelings on laundry...  What you may not know is my complete dislike of the dryer.  Using the dryer costs a lot of money to run.  Using the dryer creates static, is too  hot (especially in summer) and makes clothes, linens and the like smell -- well stale. There are many benefits …

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10 Essential Oils Your Skin Will Thank You For

Discover why these natural oils are nature's gift to skin! Content sponsored by Derma E Essential oils are all-natural solutions for all skin types. There are hundreds of oils out there that help to revitalize your skin, leaving you with a youthful glow, even skin tone, and free of fine lines and wrinkles. The following …

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Birdie Hygiene

[repost from my Cappers Farmer blog: http://www.cappersfarmer.com/blogs/falcos-poultry.aspx ] We all enjoy a good bath, right?  Well your birds are no different.  They enjoy preening, bathing and cleaning themselves as well.  It is an important natural behavior which keeps your birds healthy and happy. Waterfowl (Ducks Bathing) Ducks, geese and other waterfowl bath similar to the …

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Making Homemade Medicine

Use this guide to make your own simple, effective herbal remedies, and add medicine-making to your self-sufficiency repertoire. By Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, DNM    March/April 2017 Making our own herbal medicines and body-care products can save money and improve our health, and it’s much easier than you may think. If you already make herbal teas, …

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7 Natural Tick Remedies That Work!

I am not going to lie... These critters creep me out!  Heebie-jeebies here people... Let's kill these buggers! This season is predicted to be the worst on record for ticks, and now that spring has sprung, many of us already have bites to show for simply venturing outside. This proves you don’t have to walk …

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Natural Dishwasher Soap Cubes

I love the fact that there are so many more healthy cleaning products out on the market.  What I could do without is the price tag associated with these products.  This is one reason why I make my own. Ingredients 1 cup Borax 1 cup Washing Soda 1/2 cup Hydrogen Peroxide Powder 1/2 cup Citric …

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The 6 Most Versatile Essential Oils You Can Own

Written by: Robin Marri Miller As an essential oil practitioner, there are several oils that I use more often than others. This is because these essential oils are extremely versatile, with each having multiple uses. Here is a list of what I consider the six most versatile essential oils you can buy. Stored property, they …

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