Oil Pulling – Does it really work? (Plus How to Do It)

Oil Pulling – Does it really work? (Plus How to Do It)

Does oil pulling really work? For some things, the benefits are clear, for others, it’s questionable. I’ll share how to oil pull, and what benefits you may see from the practice. What is Oil Pulling? Oil pulling is a dental hygiene practice that involves swishing a spoonful of oil around the mouth for 15-20 minutes,…

20 Home Remedies for Bug Bites and Stings that Itch & Swell

20 Home Remedies for Bug Bites and Stings that Itch & Swell

It’s that time of year again! Along with fun in the sun, one often ends up dealing with insect bites and stings from mosquitoes, bees, wasps, spiders and all things creepy crawly. These home remedies for bug bites and stings are easy to use and feature common household items. You’ll be free of itching and…

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…

10 Home Remedies for Congestion (Natural Decongestants)
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10 Home Remedies for Congestion (Natural Decongestants)

Sinus pain and nasal congestion are common symptoms during cold and flu season. I’ve gathered together several home remedies for congestion to help relieve your stuffy nose and sinus pressure. Why Use Home Remedies for Congestion? I don’t like the side effects of over the counter decongestants (they either make me jittery, knock me out…