DIY Herbal Cough Syrup Recipe

We don’t get sick often, and when we do, I prefer to let the body fight the illness naturally whenever possible. That being said, illnesses that include coughing (like bronchitis or a particularly bad flu season) can be exhausting and uncomfortable because they limit the ability to sleep well. In those cases, I use this homemade cough syrup …

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My Top 5 Practical & Easy Natural Remedies (I Couldn’t Live Without)

As we enter flu season, I want to share five really practical and easy natural remedies that I always keep on hand for illness or health problems at our house. I’ve written about my extensive natural “medicine cabinet” before, but I’m always asked what my favorites are, and which remedies are really worth the money …

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8 Benefits of Stinging Nettle & How to Use It for Hair, Allergies, Prostate & More

Nettle is one of my favorite herbs. Also called “stinging nettle,” it is packed with nutrients and is even one of the ingredients in my homemade pregnancy tea. Stinging nettle benefits go far beyond pregnancy though. What Is Nettle? Nettle (Urtica dioica) is also known as stinging nettle, common nettle, and garden nettle. It is …

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Soothing Collodial Oatmeal Bath Recipe for Itchy, Dry Skin

You won’t find a bowl of oatmeal at my breakfast table, but I do keep oats on hand for DIY skincare projects like these cleansing grains. An oatmeal bath is another skin-loving way to use oats. People have used oatmeal baths for centuries to soothe damaged skin. Research in recent decades reveals even more evidence …

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