Herbs & Essential Oils

Homemade Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Elderberry syrup has gained popularity in recent years as a natural but powerful herbal remedy, particularly for treating colds and flu. After all, elderberries are packed with immune-boosting vitamins and antioxidants, and scientific study after...

DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe

This DIY peppermint sugar scrub is one of the quickest, easiest and frugal(ist?) homemade gifts ever. Plus you can make it entirely out of things you probably already have on hand! We started making our own Christmas gifts a few years ago when...

DIY Dandelion Salve for Healing

This DIY dandelion salve uses just three simple ingredients, including dandelion-infused oil made with dandelions picked right from your own backyard! It's an herbal healing salve that works wonders for sore muscles, helps to heal minor cuts and...

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