Lemon Balm Bug Spray

lemon balm bug spray

This DIY bug spray is from my brand new ebook – Things To Make With Lemon Balm. I gathered all of my favorite lemon balm project ideas together in one convenient volume. To celebrate its debut, you can find it on Amazon (HERE) for just .99¢! (If you’d like a printable PDF version instead, click HERE.) I’ve tried a lot of homemade bug spray recipes. Some were just terrible. I remember taking one concoction camping … Continue reading

Honey & Hemp Shampoo Bar (plus a soap book giveaway)

Honey & Hemp Shampoo Bar Recipe

Today, I’m over at Natural Herbal Living Mamma, sharing a recipe for a honey & hemp shampoo bar. While you’re there checking it out, you can also enter a giveaway for two copies of my newest ebook on Cold Process Soap Making. In addition, the winners will get two of these shampoo bars sent straight to their home. I’ll ship anywhere in the world, so everyone is free to enter. To see the full recipe … Continue reading

Bumps and Bruises Balm

Bumps & Bruises Balm with Printable Labels

This balm is part of a travel set I put together for my kids. They’ve spent the summer adventuring and camping across the country and I wanted them to be prepared for any first aid needs they might run into. So far, I’ve shared the recipes for Boo Boo Balm and Bug Be Gone Salve. Today, we’re making a bumps and bruises balm using arnica and comfrey infused oil. It’s also great for treating sore … Continue reading

Bug Be Gone Salve

Bug Be Gone Salve With Printable Labels

As I mentioned yesterday, my kids have spent a good part of their summer camping and meandering across the country. They’ve zig-zagged across the top of the United States, spent some time in California, and are now exploring throughout the southwest, as they make their way back home. (A special “Thank You!” to my sister for taking them on such a grand adventure!) In anticipation of the inevitable boo-boo’s, bumps, and bug problems they would … Continue reading

Boo Boo Balm

boo boo balm with printable labels

This balm is part of a travel set I put together for my kids. They’ve spent much of the summer adventuring and camping their way across the country and I wanted them to be prepared for any first aid needs they might run into. Boo Boo Balm is a general, all-purpose healing salve (think herbal neosporin), to be used on scrapes, scratches, bug bites, and other minor skin irritations. Tomorrow, I’ll share the recipe for … Continue reading

Homemade Natural Deodorant Recipe

Homemade Natural Deodorant

Making my own deodorant was one of those things I thought about doing for a long time but never got around to. Once I finally made my first batch and tested it out though, I was smitten by just how simple and straightforward it is to make! You can find my natural deodorant recipe and tips for use, HERE, at HobbyFarms.com.   You may also like: Create Your Own Lip Balm | 5 Uses for … Continue reading

Naturally Colored Decorating Sugar (Using Edible Flowers)

How to make naturally colored decorating sugar with edible flowers and cane sugar

Lately, I’ve been working on a new ebook about some of my favorite edible flowers and fun ways to use them. It’s a pretty time consuming project, so I’m still a ways from having it done, but this colored sugar idea has been so fun and so well received by family and friends – I couldn’t wait any longer to share it with you! Last year, IN THIS POST, I talked about how you can … Continue reading

How Raw Honey Helped Save My Diabetic Dad’s Foot

Raw honey heals diabetic sores

I generally try to avoid sensationalist posts with the words “amazing!” and “miracle treatment!” in them; however, this post is going to talk about a (for real) amazing miracle treatment that helped save my diabetic dad’s foot! I’m excited to share it with you today, in the hopes that perhaps it will reach others out there in need of the information. My dad has been a diabetic since he was 15 years old. At the … Continue reading

Homemade Lavender Soap

homemade lavender soap recipe (from scratch)

Today, I’m sharing a recipe from my newest ebook: Cold Process Soap Basics & Recipes. It’s a lovely, old-fashioned bar that’s simply scented with lavender essential oil and naturally colored with purple Brazilian clay. If you’d like a whiter soap, instead of the pale purple tint shown, just leave out the purple clay called for in the recipe. Instead of using plain water in this recipe, I make a tea from fresh or dried lavender … Continue reading

My New Natural Soap Making eBook!

Cold Process Soap Making Basics & Recipes

I’m excited to announce that I have a new ebook available! It’s the first in a series on natural soap making. In this volume, you’ll learn: Cold Process Soap Basics Coloring Soap Naturally Adding Herbs & Flowers to Soap How to Use A Lye Calculator And More! I’ve also included 25 of my favorite palm-free soap recipes! Click HERE for more information and a sneak peek at the table of contents.