drying herbs

Basic Herbal Preparations

Infusion - is like making tea. Pour boiling water over dry or fresh leaves and/or flower heads. Leave to steep (soak) for about 10 to 15 minutes. Strain out the plant matter and use or drink. Infusions should be used...Read More

How to Make Natural Furniture Polish

How-to make natural furniture polish Last week I made my own furniture polish. One smells of citrus made with coconut oil and the other smells of cedar made with olive oil. Both work well and smell wonderful. As you can...Read More

toiletries

Deodorant, Antiperspirant, Aluminium, natural, nasty

Sweat Glands Most of our sweat glands are found on our foreheads, hands and feet, these sweat glands are known as eccrine. This sweat does not contain proteins or fatty acids and has been active since birth, producing a sweat...Read More

recycled

Re-think, re-duce, re-cycle, & re-use

.Urgently Need to Rethink A failure to take these things seriously is going to pose a very real threat to our future and the health of generations to come. Much of our waste ends up being dumped where it’s broken...Read More

14 Essential Oils for Aches and Pains

Easy aromatherapy for inflammation and pain Essential oils are very helpful in combatting pain. I have chosen 14 common economical but very effective essential oils for their pain relieving abilities, anti-inflammatory properties, and versatility. In other words can also be...Read More

cayenne

Cayenne pain relieving oil, make your own

Cayenne fruit contains a plant compound called capsaicin it has the ability to block chemical messages in our bodies called substance P, that transmits the sensation of pain. This herb is very good for the aches and pains associated with...Read More

Itchy Skin, natural solutions

This article is about the simple conditions that might affect the skin and make it itchy that are generally due to allergies or dry skin which can be a common cause. Some people are more prone to dry skin than...Read More

calendula

Calendula (Marigold) Skin Healing

Calendula Calendula officinalis or marigold has great anti-inflammatory properties making it excellent for helping skin conditions like stubborn wound healing, ulcers, bed sores, nappy rash and a host of others. Calendula oil has such great healing, soothing and softening qualities...Read More

14 Essential Oils for Skin Care

Try to buy organic essential oils, but if you can't at least buy essential oils that are pure and undiluted, ready for you to dilute a little into your products. Don't use essential oils when pregnant unless you check out...Read More

bicarbonate of soda

A shopping list for natural cleaning

The list of stuff you need to make your products is quite simple and/or products you need to buy. Most of the ingredients would be found on your supermarket shelves or some even at the corner shop or online in...Read More