Make Lavender Syrup For Fun Desserts!
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Make Lavender Syrup For Fun Desserts!

I started making lavender syrup because I got bored with regular sugar syrup and I wanted a new way to use essential oils in my life.   You can diffuse oils, use them on your skin, or consume them – and lavender syrup takes cuisine to the next level.   It takes less than 10…

Amish Black Drawing Salve Homemade Recipe
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Amish Black Drawing Salve Homemade Recipe

Have you ever been weeding or working with wood, and come inside with pricklies under your skin? Then you’ll want to grab a jar of my favorite Amish Black Drawing Salve!   Amish Black Drawing Salve is a traditional recipe that’s found a resurgence in our modern times – and it’s pretty easy to make…

Make Lemon Balm Lip Goo & Be Prepared For Fall!
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Make Lemon Balm Lip Goo & Be Prepared For Fall!

Do you love the scent of fresh lemon balm?   Also called Melissa, lemon balm has been used by humans for generations to support healthy skin.   And this year, it’s completely taken over my garden. I planted two little seedlings, and they’ve grown to large, healthy plants.   I’ve been harvesting and drying lemon…

Why Your Shampoos & Soaps Are Harming Your Daughter (And What To Do About It)
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Why Your Shampoos & Soaps Are Harming Your Daughter (And What To Do About It)

Time for a truth bomb. If you use commercial soaps and shampoos from big box stores, the dollar store, etc, chances are you’re exposing your children to phthalates.   What the heck are phthalates?   I’m glad you asked. (Like, really glad). Phthalates are chemical compounds commonly found in all sorts of consumer products, like…

11 Essential Oils You Should Never Wear In The Sun
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11 Essential Oils You Should Never Wear In The Sun

It’s summer, so let’s chat about essential oils you should never wear in the sun.   You’re probably thinking “What? I thought oils were safe….” And they are. BUT like anything in life, you need to use them the right way.   I learned this lesson the hard way (luckily, I caught myself in time)….

Bug Bite Relief Stick You Can Make Practically For Free
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Bug Bite Relief Stick You Can Make Practically For Free

Nothing is worse than bug bites, except watching your kids be really, really unhappy! In this article, I’m going to show you how to make an all-natural, bug bite relief stick.   When things get a bit creepy crawly on your skin, you CAN grab a bottle of over-the-counter stuff….but you’re taking your chances. We’re…