10 Herbs To Grow In A Natural Remedies Garden

10 Herbs to Grow in a Natural Remedies Garden

Below are ten of my favorite plants to grow for crafting herbal remedies and homemade body care products. This is not an exhaustive list; there are so many other wonderful herbs and flowers out there to explore! However, if you’re just starting out and looking for some relatively easy-to-grow plants with a wide variety of uses, then this should be a great place to start. If you’re unable to garden where you live, check your … Continue reading

How to Make a Lotion for Leg Cramps & Growing Pains

Homemade Lotion or Cream for Leg Cramps and Growing Pains

This lotion recipe came about as a solution to the growing pains my kids develop from time to time. I borrowed the arnica and comfrey infused oil from my Aches & Pains balm recipe (which works wonderfully on leg cramps too, but is geared more for adults, due to the high essential oil content.) The magnesium oil part came into play after a talk with our naturopath. My son had been experiencing new-to-him back pain … Continue reading

My No-Cost Grow Lights

My No Cost Grow Lights for Starting Seeds

Today, I want to share how I start herb, veggie and flower seedlings for my garden, without a fancy grow light system. Before I get into the details, I want to say a big “THANK YOU” for all of your help in filling out my survey the other week! I was so happy to learn that the overwhelming majority of you do want to hear more about my nerdy farm life and all of its … Continue reading

I Need Your Help!

sage, pine & mint

I’ve spent the last few weeks plotting, planning, and making lists for the new year. Lots and lots of project idea lists! The problem is, I’ve got so many ideas, I’m not sure where to start. I could really use your help! I’ve set up a short survey, with just a few questions. If you get a chance to hop over and take it really quick, I would appreciate it so much. As a bonus, … Continue reading

Hot Process Oatmeal Honey Soap (Crock Pot Method)

Homemade Oatmeal & Honey Soap Hot Process Method

(You can find a cold process recipe for Oatmeal & Honey soap HERE.) This classic, gentle soap contains finely ground oatmeal and raw honey. Its creamy mildness makes it perfect for everyday use by those with sensitive skin. By cooking soap in a crock pot (hot process method), you’ll bypass the several weeks of waiting time that cold process recipes usually require and can use your homemade soap right away! Hot Process Oatmeal Honey Soap: … Continue reading

Rosehip & Honey Anti-Aging Eye Treatment

Rosehip & Honey Anti Aging Eye Treatment

This Rosehip & Honey Anti-Aging Eye Treatment is perfect for dabbing around your eyes, on laugh lines, or other wrinkle prone spots. I actually use it as a full face, neck, and hand cream, but since it tends to start out feeling slightly sticky on the skin – you will probably only want to apply it at night. When you wake up in the morning though, it will have left your skin soft, smooth, and … Continue reading

Mint Chocolate Lip Balm

Minto Chocolate Lip Balm Recipe

This yummy lip balm is flavored with peppermint essential oil and real chocolate chips. It makes a great last minute stocking stuffer too! (Which is especially helpful if you’re the world’s worst procrastinator like me – who hasn’t made a single Christmas gift yet. Eep!) You can find the recipe right HERE at HobbyFarms.com. If you need help making labels, THIS POST might prove useful: You may also like: Peppermint Rose Lip Balm | Cold … Continue reading

Milk Chocolate Mint Soap Recipe

Milk Chocolate Mint Soap Recipe

This recipe builds upon my milk soap making tutorial, which you can find HERE. With a few simple tweaks, you can turn a plain, unscented bar into a deliciously scented milk chocolate mint soap! (PS: That soapstone soap dish in the picture was made for me by my friend Mark. He has an Etsy shop HERE and can custom make all sorts of things for you!) To make this, you’ll need: 22 ounces olive oil … Continue reading

Soap Recipes Resource

herbal soap

If you enjoy making soap, I think you will LOVE Adriana’s web site: SoapRecipes101! The photos are gorgeous and the recipes are creative and inspiring. Have you ever wondered about adding beeswax to soap? (I get that question a lot!) Her Beeswax Soap Recipe gives lots of tips, along with a great palm free recipe. Another favorite of mine is this French Rose Clay Soap. It’s so pretty! Check out the recipe page, HERE, to … Continue reading