One of the easiest ways to preserve your garden harvest for year round use is dehydrating the herbs, fruits and vegetables. Once they are dehydrated, you can store them in vacuum sealed mason jars, seal a meal bags with oxygen absorbers or air tight containers.
Buy extra fruits and vegetables at their peak of ripeness when they are on sale at the grocery store and dehydrate them. The low temperature used in dehydrating vegetables and fruits helps to preserve nutrients. Label your jars with the date and item. Stored correctly dehydrated foods have an extremely long shelf life.
Migraines aren’t your typical headaches they just don’t go away easily. Symptoms of pulsating pain, dizziness, nausea and sensitivity to light and sound can be very debilitating and normal functioning comes to a standstill.
The exact cause of migraines are unknown, but current research indicates that both genetic and environmental factors play a part.
Keeping a food journal is helpful in tracking which foods trigger a migraine and which foods don’t. Also record any changes in your diet such as following a vegetarian diet or a gluten-free diet. …
Cleaning and disinfecting your home with this natural disinfectant spray is a much safer alternative to the harsh chemicals and toxins found in commercial products. The scent in this spray is fresh and clean, you don’t mind using it!
It’s a powerful non-toxic cleaner that disinfects, deodorizes and sanitizes surfaces and can be used to freshen up fabrics. The disinfectant spray is very easy to make with only a few ingredients. Put some in a small spray bottle to take with you anywhere you need to disinfect something like a grocery cart or office phone.
Around your home you can…
Why should you make your own mouthwash and an herbal mouthwash at that? Is it really worth the effort to even bother? Well yes, yes it is! And you won’t regret your decision to make this. The herbs in this herbal mouthwash all support the health of your mouth. They reduce inflammation, swelling, kills bacteria and stops your gums from bleeding. All this without the dangerous chemicals that are found in commercial mouthwashes.
Several of these herbs you may already have in your spice cabinet. Herbs like peppermint, whole cloves, rosemary and sea salt many of us have on hand…
Well it’s that time of year again, the weather is getting colder and soon it will be cold season with sniffles, chest congestion and sore throats. Not to worry! I have 2 recipes for you to make your own vapor rub without all the harmful chemicals.
These homemade natural vapor rubs are not only calming and soothing but they also contain antiviral and anti-bacterial properties. The first vapor rub is for adults and kids over 10 years old. The second vapor rub is for kids aged 6–9 years.
For adults and kids over 10 years old
Sage (Salvia officinalis) also called common or garden sage, is a perennial evergreen in the Lamiaceae family, the mint family. Sage is part of a large family including basil, mint, rosemary, savory, marjoram, motherwort, oregano, hyssop, thyme and lavender.
The essential oil of sage contains powerful antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. The volatile oils in sage kill bacteria, making this herb useful for all types of bacterial infections. There are many health benefits of sage such as improving brain function and boosting increased concentration and focus. …
Homemade bone broth is nutritionally dense, extremely healthy and really inexpensive to make. There is more nutrition in homemade broth than store bought plus there’s no fillers. Bone broth is a savory, nutrient-dense, and collagen-rich liquid made from simmering marrow-rich animal bones (beef, chicken, turkey, pork) in water for an extended period of time.
The plant world is full of healing plants with astonishing health benefits. Herbal teas are a fantastic way to combine the synergistic qualities of different plant allies to help you heal, relax or enjoy your day. Herbal tea making is a ritual in and of itself. The quiet ritual of preparing and sipping a cup of tea is a wonderfully healing, relaxing and peaceful practice.
The plants in this healing tea help reduce inflammation, flush parasites from your body, help regulate blood glucose, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
This dandelion flower jelly tastes like honey, it is sunshine in a jar! The taste is not overly sweet it’s just enough to give your taste buds a much welcome springtime treat after a long cold winter. What better way to welcome the first flowers of spring than to make this jelly.
Pick your flowers on a sunny day after the dew has dried. Wet or damp flowers won’t work, they just make a sticky mess. Pick your dandelions where you know they have not been sprayed. …
When your immune system is at peak performance, it is an incredibly fine-tuned machine. Exposure to potentially harmful pathogens is all it takes to kick it into high gear to create a defense of specialized cells, tissues, proteins, and organs to keep the invaders in check so that they can’t take over.
Many herbs have traditionally been used to support your immune system. These botanical gems promote a healthy response to stress, support healthy inflammatory responses and promote a naturally healthy microbial balance in the GI tract.