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If you plan to use essential oil in air freshener, potpourri or bath salts for your fellow, Jenny particularly recommends any of these masculine scents. 3 Masculine Scents • One part patchouli to one part lavender • Three parts lemongrass to one part cedar wood • One part patchouli, one part lavender and one part […]Read more »
A Sampling of Oklahoma Seminole Medicinal Plants Adapted from Oklahoma Seminoles: Medicine, Magic, and Religion Tawá l-akko, smooth sumac (Rhus glabra). An infusion of the outer skin of the root relieves menstrual backache in women and headache in either sex. ‘mpvkpvki holati tihvs hlakita, spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis). Sap from the stem, when rubbed on the penis, […]Read more »
Makes about two cups of spray. Children one year old and older can try this echinacea throat spray to ease sore throat pain. ¼ cup dried, cut and sifted echinacea root ¼ cup dried chopped licorice root 1 tablespoon organic lemon peel 1 tablespoon dried osha root 1 teaspoon dried Oregon grape root 1 teaspoon dried wild […]Read more »
I’ve had an unusual amount of headaches lately. Instead of reaching each time for a couple of ibuprofen, which can cause ulcers and increase bleeding in the stomach if taken on a regular basis, I’ve been looking into some natural remedies for headache relief. Aromatherapy for Headaches Peppermint oil: Rubbing a few drops of peppermint oil on your temples has […]Read more »
Guest post by Susan Berry from Grit. Just because Summer is gone doesn’t mean you can’t have the taste of Summer fresh herbs this time of year. Fresh herbs are very pricey in the supermarket so why not grow your own indoors this Winter? When Spring comes back, and it always does, simply harden your indoor herb […]Read more »
Tea tree oil refers to the essential oil distilled from Melaleuca alternifolia, an Australian tree. This powerful botanic oil has an abundance of beneficial properties; it is antiseptic, antifungal, antibiotic, antiviral and anti-inflammatory. Found in many natural skin- and body-care products, tea tree oil treats a variety of skin conditions from acne to athlete’s foot. It […]Read more »
October is my favorite month.I get REALLY excited about Halloween. I especially love reading Martha Stewart’s Halloween issue. But, when cutting out construction paper bats and applying a perfectly manicured mansion to the top of a three-layer cake just becomes too laborious, I go out and look for my own terrifying trinkets, and I’d like to share […]Read more »
Make Homemade Cleaners with Essential Oils From tea tree and lavender to lemon and peppermint, essential oils have been praised for their ability to clean and protect surfaces.Essential Oils for a Clean and Healthy Home (F+W Media, 2015) by Kasey Schwartz, teaches readers how to use the all-natural oils around their homes, from cleaning kitchen appliances to […]Read more »
Whipped Belly Butter Here’s what you’ll need: • 6 ounces cocoa butter • 3 ounces calendula-infused jojoba oil • 1 1/2 ounces unrefined hemp • 14 ounces shea butter • 0.3 ounce equal parts: German chamomile, carrot seed, frankincense (optional) and helichrysum (optional) 1. Weigh out all of your ingredients (volume doesn’t provide the same). […]Read more »
Guide to Making Essential Oils This guide to making essential oils shares how plants create the oils humans want to harvest. When people visit an herb garden, they touch and sniff the plants. It’s almost an involuntary reaction. People associate herbs—and spices, too—with fragrance, and the roots of this association go deep. Even the earliest […]Read more »