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 … Continue reading Natural Laundry Soap Cubes

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 … Continue reading Natural Solutions for Sensitive Skin

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 … Continue reading The 6 Most Versatile Essential Oils You Can Own

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

The Heal-Everything Herb That Doubles As Bandages … And Toilet Paper

Written by: Erin Goodin It was brought to the Americas by European settlers and is now considered to be naturalized to North America. The settlers, in fact, had good reason to carry it with them: It has a long list of medicinal qualities. It is mullein, which grows all over the forests of North America … Continue reading The Heal-Everything Herb That Doubles As Bandages … And Toilet Paper

9 Uses for Witch Hazel at Home

Witch hazel extract is especially beneficial for minor skin irritations. Discover nine ways to take advantage of this botanical wonder. 9 Uses for Witch Hazel at Home 1. Acne: Witch hazel is an astringent that can remove dirt and oil without drying skin. Treat blemishes with a cotton pad soaked in a witch hazel solution. … Continue reading 9 Uses for Witch Hazel at Home

Castor Oil: The Old-Timer’s ‘Cure-All’ That Should Be In Every Stockpile

Written by: Tammy Robinson If you have ever watched old cartoons or movies, you may have seen more than one reference to castor oil. The scene usually involves someone’s grandmother pushing a huge spoonful of castor oil down a sick person’s throat — with funny faces ensuing due to its horrible taste. How did castor … Continue reading Castor Oil: The Old-Timer’s ‘Cure-All’ That Should Be In Every Stockpile

65 Pieces of Survival Wisdom From the Great Depression

By: The Survival Mom It was the best of times, it was the very worst of times. America’s Great Depression of the 1930s was a time of starvation and subsistence survival for many families. Decades later, many survivors of those years hold on to the survival lessons they learned, from hoarding pieces of aluminum foil … Continue reading 65 Pieces of Survival Wisdom From the Great Depression

When Bumblefoot Strikes!

[ Repost from my Cappers Farmer blog: http://www.cappersfarmer.com/blogs/falcos-poultry.aspx ] What is it? Bumblefoot is a staph bacterial infection which has penetrated, typically by a puncture wound or other significant injury, on your bird's foot.  It causes the foot to swell, typically creates a nasty-looking scab and can lead to paralysis or even death. The Cause? … Continue reading When Bumblefoot Strikes!

Yarrow

Yarrow herb is stronger than DEET at repelling mosquitos and ticks, and it’s completely non-toxic!

[Repost: http://www.naturalnews.com/049979_yarrow_herb_DEET_insect_repellent.html#ixzz49bWLiHG4 ] We're approaching summer bug season in many parts of the northern hemisphere, which in addition to sun and fun means lots of smelly insect repellant wafting through the air. The standard chemical ingredient in many conventional bug sprays is DEET, a neurotoxic chemical that, although it seems to work against annoying critters, … Continue reading Yarrow herb is stronger than DEET at repelling mosquitos and ticks, and it’s completely non-toxic!