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Using Comfrey, Parsley, St. John’s Wort, and Arnica For Bruises
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites As the mother of a very active little boy, one of the best things I’ve learned to do through my training as an Ayurvedic practitioner is how …

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Ginger Tea Benefits (and Other Herbal Remedies) for Relieving Gas
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites A cup of ginger tea is the perfect end to any meal, and when you know some of the ginger tea benefits (like relieving digestive discomforts), you’ll …

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Easy Home Remedies For Diarrhea
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Diarrhea is one of the more unpleasant digestive symptoms that you can encounter, but thankfully, home remedies for diarrhea are easy and effective when you find yourself …

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6 Herbal Sleep Remedies for Those Restless Nights
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites More and more people are learning how to beat insomnia by finding natural herbal sleep remedies for those occasional restless nights. We’ve all been there, the stress …

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How to Make a Comfrey Salve for Chickens
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Learning how to make a comfrey salve for chickens and ducks is easy. Comfrey salve is such a useful item to have around — everyone should have …

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Easy Home Remedies for Chapped Lips
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites While most people turn to commercial lip balm for chapped lips during the dry months, there are a number of easy home remedies for chapped lips that …

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Garden Herbs List: No Salt? No Sugar? No Sweat!

Add to Favorites By Gail Reynolds – Let’s face it, having to reduce or eliminate salt or sugar from our daily diets can be a tough morsel to swallow. Whether we’re …

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The Joys and Challenges of Growing Herbs Outdoors

Add to Favorites By Gail Reynolds – Whether you are growing herbs outdoors for pleasure, profit, or production of homegrown flavorings for your home kitchen, the hot and sultry summertime …

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A Guide to Growing Chives

Add to Favorites By Gail Reynolds – Whenever I think of growing herbs outdoors here at Timberlakes, I think about growing chives. Chives are about the sturdiest and most dependable herb …

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The Delicious Dill Plant and Its Many Uses

Add to Favorites By Brenda Hyde – The dill plant not only has lovely foliage; its fragrance is a “comfort smell” for many people. I barely touch its feathery leaves and …

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DIY Baking Soda Toothpaste Recipe
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Several years ago we removed toxins, chemicals, GMOs and processed foods from our home. Finding replacements for health and beauty products, like a homemade baking soda toothpaste …

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A Guide To Growing Basil
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites I’m willing to bet that if you start an herb garden, growing basil (Ocimum Basilicum) will be high on your garden herbs list and one of the …

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How to Make Homemade Soap: Easy Terms You Should Know
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Even with easy homemade soap recipes, beginners get bombarded with foreign terminology. Use this glossary if you’re wondering how to make homemade soap easy.

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Dyeing Wool Yarn Differs from Dyeing Cotton
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Dyeing wool yarn is one of my favorite pastimes. Experimenting with different plant sources from nature can yield an amazing range of color. Since we raise sheep …

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How to Choose Between Natural Dyes or Acid Dyes
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Natural dyes have been used for centuries creating color from plants, insects, fungus, and minerals. Certain colors denoted higher social classes and wealth because they were harder …

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