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Potpourri and Sweet Herbal Sachets – DIY
Thursday, 19 Aug, 2010 – 12:55 | 6 Comments
Potpourri and Sweet Herbal Sachets – DIY

The harvest season is a time when most of us are more in touch with plants and their gifts than at any time of year. Roses are dropping their petals, herbs are full height and …

Odor Toolkit – EcoBasics DIY
Thursday, 8 Jul, 2010 – 9:27 | Comments Off on Odor Toolkit – EcoBasics DIY
Odor Toolkit – EcoBasics DIY

There is nothing like the heat to ripen odors. That old dog’s bed that hasn’t been washed in half a year suddenly reeks, as does the nearby carpet. The  kitchen garbage disposal might begin to …

Vinegar for Weeds – Detox Diva DIY
Monday, 28 Jun, 2010 – 9:49 | Comments Off on Vinegar for Weeds – Detox Diva DIY
Vinegar for Weeds – Detox Diva DIY

I saw my neighbor, Hellen, digging the weeds out her gravel driveway and stopped by to give her the same tip that I am going to give to you. Hellen works really hard to …

Better Basic Sunblock DIY
Friday, 14 May, 2010 – 13:42 | 2 Comments
Better Basic Sunblock DIY

Here is a natural sun block that is sophisticated enough to really work and that you can make yourself.
The two important ingredients in this formula are sesame oil and zinc oxide. Sesame oil is …

DIY Reflexology for Your Adrenal Glands
Wednesday, 5 May, 2010 – 12:55 | One Comment
DIY Reflexology for Your Adrenal Glands

Adapted from The Reflexology Atlas, Bernard C. Kolster, M.D. and Astrid Waskowiak, M.D. (Healing Arts Press, 2003).
Between everything, who doesn’t need a boost for their adrenals?
The adrenal glands are small organs that are part of …

Under Eye Bags DIY – 3 Secret Fixes
Sunday, 25 Apr, 2010 – 18:33 | One Comment
Under Eye Bags DIY – 3 Secret Fixes

Big dark circles under one’s eyes make one look stressed and exhausted. Who wants that? Not many of us, yet sometimes with these are inescapable given life’s vicissitudes.
Before I give you some quick, on-the-spot help, …

Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream DIY
Sunday, 25 Apr, 2010 – 17:34 | 5 Comments
Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream DIY

Did you know that there aren’t any oil glands in the skin around the eyes? This is why it tends to dehydrate, especially as we age, and is prone to wrinkles. Eye creams are designed …

Sugar Ant Hotel DIY
Thursday, 15 Apr, 2010 – 18:27 | 2 Comments
Sugar Ant Hotel DIY

The entire family can get involved in making sugar ant hotels. My grown daughter still tells people about how we made these sugar ant hotel traps when she was little, and how well they worked. …

Light and Lemony Dusting Cloth – DIY Diva
Monday, 5 Apr, 2010 – 9:20 | 3 Comments
Light and Lemony Dusting Cloth – DIY Diva

Traditionally, food grade lemon oil has been used for dusting furniture because it is so lubricating and antispectic. I’ve included it in this excellent, natural, dust-removal formula.
You can also add the aromatherapy benefits of …

Tick Repellent – Detox Diva DIY
Sunday, 4 Apr, 2010 – 18:43 | 2 Comments
Tick Repellent – Detox Diva DIY

I researched deeply into herbalist lore to find a natural tick repellent, and eventually found rose geranium. I’ve used this formula on my dogs’ collars, and dabbed it on my myself and my family before …