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

Spring Tonic Honey

Spring Tonic Honey with Violets and Dandelion

Spring has sprung around my house! Dandelions and violets are starting to pop up everywhere. These are two of my favorite plants to work with; there are so many health benefits that each offers. Today, I want to show you how I use them to make a Spring Tonic Honey. We’re going to need three ingredients: raw honey (local if at all possible) fresh dandelion flowers fresh violet flowers Raw honey is a healing food, … Continue reading

Carrot & Honey Soap Recipe

Carrot and Honey Homemade Soap Recipe

This carrot and honey soap is one of my most popular bars! Most people like to use it as a gentle facial cleanser, but it can be used as a body bar as well. I loaded it up with anti-aging and moisturizing ingredients, so it’s especially suitable for dry, mature skin. Though, having said that, a teenager I know loves how it helps their acne-prone skin as well. Each time I’ve made this recipe, I’ve … Continue reading

Oatmeal & Honey Soap Recipe

Oatmeal and Honey Soap

Not long after my children went on a gluten free diet, they came down with chicken pox. It sounds silly, but I couldn’t stop dwelling on the sad fact that I couldn’t use the traditional oatmeal baths and lotions and such that are so helpful for itchy skin afflictions. As soon as I learned how, I determined I’d make my own skin-soothing oatmeal & honey soap free of gluten, dairy and soy. This recipe is … Continue reading

Easy Honey Candy Crunch

Easy Honey Crunch Candy Recipe

A while back, I bought a copy of Rodale’s Naturally Delicious Desserts and Snacks by Faye Martin. It’s an out of print book, from 1978, but you can still pick up used copies from Amazon.com for only a couple of dollars plus shipping. I found the basis for this recipe in there, and once I made it, I just had to share. There are some similarities between it and my Honey Nut Brittle Candy Recipe, … Continue reading

Cocoa Honey Lip Balm Recipe

Cocoa Honey Lip Balm Recipe

This is a fun lip balm that I originally made up to go with my Halloween costume (I was a honeybee!) The plan was to carry a little basket of them to hand out as “treats” at the Halloween party I was heading to. The reality is that I’m such a scatter-brain that I left them sitting on my kitchen counter! Oops! This cocoa honey lip balm isn’t overtly chocolatey or honey tasting (because heavily … Continue reading

Violet Leaf & Honey Cough Syrup

Violet Leaf Cough Syrup

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know how very much I LOVE using violets. Not only are the flowers so pretty to look at each spring, the entire plant is edible and is helpful in a variety of ways. In my last post that referenced violets: Violet Leaf Balm, I mentioned the skin soothing and lymph moving qualities of this amazing plant that makes it helpful for skin irritations and mild … Continue reading