How to Make a Salve with Infused Oils – Easy DIY Skincare
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How to Make a Salve with Infused Oils – Easy DIY Skincare

In this post I’ll show you how to make a salve with infused oils. Plantain leaf salve is good for insect bites and stings, removing slivers, hemorrhoids and winter dry skin. Plantain is a common lawn and garden weed. It has many medicinal properties, and can be used inside and out. Learn more in Broadleaf…

Best Cold Remedies – Herbs, Spices, and Something You Might Not Expect
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Best Cold Remedies – Herbs, Spices, and Something You Might Not Expect

My choice for the best cold remedies are those that are easy to use and have stood the test of time. We’ll share how to use spices and herbs for colds and flu, plus a germ fighter you may not know. I’ve made a habit of adding these herbs and spices into our meals and…

Chicory – Prebiotic, Coffee Substitute, Health Tonic – Weekly Weeder #5
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Chicory – Prebiotic, Coffee Substitute, Health Tonic – Weekly Weeder #5

Welcome to the Weekly Weeder series. Today’s featured plant is chicory, Chicorium intybus. The wild and domesticated varieties of chicory have a long history of use for food and medicine, and as a forage crop for livestock. Chicory is prized for its long taproot, which is roasted and used as a coffee substitute or coffee…