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 …

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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 …

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Echinacea & Spearmint Herbal Toothpaste

This easy-to-make, therapeutic herbal toothpaste has great texture and taste. By Faith Rodgers This toothpaste recipe comes courtesy Faith Rodgers, a certified herbalist and founder of The Little Herbal blog. It has been formulated and perfected over time—not only is it loaded with therapeutic herbs, but it has a great texture, taste and overall palatability. …

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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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