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…

How to Make Elderberry Syrup with Fresh or Dried Berries
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How to Make Elderberry Syrup with Fresh or Dried Berries

In this post we’ll share how to make elderberry syrup with fresh or dried berries or juice. Making your own is a great way to save money on this wonderful immune supporting tonic. It’s great for kids and adults during cold and flu season. I noticed years ago that the ingredient lists on most commercial elderberry…