Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Herbs for Dry Hair:
Burdock root, comfrey, elderflowers, Lavender , marsh mallow, parsley, sage, stinging nettle.

Herbs for Damaged Hair:
sage, rose, calendula, chamomile, burdock, thyme, rosemary

Herbs for Oily Hair:
Calendula, horsetail, lemon juice, lemon balm, lemongrass, lavender, mints, rosemary, southernwood, witch hazel and yarrow.

Herbs to Prevent and Treat Dandruff:
burdock root, chamomile, garlic and onion bulbs (powerful but unpleasantly scented), goosegrass, parsley, rosemary, southernwood, stinging nettle and thyme.

Herbs that Soothe the Scalp:
Catmint (leaves and flowering tops), chamomile, comfrey, lavender, thyme, Yarrow

Herbs for Fine Hair:
chamomile, clary sage, rose, lime blossom, birch
Herbs for Curly Hair:
lemon, burdock, lavender

Herbs to Provide Luster and Body for Thin Hair:
Calendula, goosergrass, horsetail, Licorice, lime flowers, nasturtium, parsley, rosemary, sage, southernwood, stinging nettles and watercress.

Herbs for Hair Shine:
Horsetail, Parsley, Nettles, Rosemary, Sage, Calendula

Herbs for Hair Growth:
Aloe, Arnica, Birch, Burdock, Catmint, catnip, Chamomile, Horsetail, Licorice, Marigold, Nettles, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Southernwood and Stinging nettle

Herbs for Thinning Hair:
Burdock, Catnip, Nettle, Chamomile, Lavender, Rosemary, Saw Palmetto, Thyme, Yucca

Simple Ways How To Make An Herbal Infusion:

Method 1
Place herbs in a glass container. Pour 2 cups boiled water over the herbs to cover. Cover glass container with a tight fitting lid or a saucer to keep steam from escaping. Allow to cool then strain the herbs.
To use an Herbal Infusion:
Use as a final hair rinse after shampooing and conditioning.
Can be added to homemade shampoo

Method 2
1.)Place about 1/2 -1 cup roots, herbs or flowers in a teabag or tea ball before adding to 43 cups water.
2.)Simmer or steep in water for 20 minutes. Allow to cool. Drain herbs.
3.) Apply as a final rinse, AFTER shampoo and conditioner.
For a stronger tea, place herbs in a glass jar. Pour boiling water over herbs, cover and let sit for anywhere between 24 hours to a week.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


The name of the herb comfrey sounds like comfort for a good reason. Infusions of the dried leaves and roots have been incorporated into soothing lotions, creams and salves since the earliest days of herbalism. A comfrey salve is an easy herbal product for budding herbalists to make and one that is widely useful, especially for protecting and softening gardener’s hands. Since many herbalists are also gardeners, a tin or jar of comfrey salve is as indispensable as a favorite trowel.

1/2 cup dried comfrey leaves
1 cup olive oil
1/3 cup beeswax shavings
1 teaspoon lavender essential oil
Small pan with lid
Fine mesh strainer
Heat-proof spatula
Small, heat-proof ladle
Empty tins or jars, with lids
1. Make an oil infusion: Crumble dry comfrey leaves into pan. Add olive oil. Place on stove, cover with lid and heat on lowest setting for 1 hour.
2. Remove from heat. Strain leaves from oil. Place strained oil back in pan over low heat.
3. Add beeswax to oil in pan. Stir until melted. Remove from heat and add lavender essential oil.
4. Pour into tins or jars.
Cap immediately and cool. The salve can take up to 24 hours to set, depending on the room temperature. Store in a cool, dark place for up to one year.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Rid unwanted hair without shaving

Uses for Vinegar

Unclog Drains, get Wrinkles from clothes, Get rid of fruit flies, stop cats scratching furniture, Keep cut flowers fresh, Clean glasses, remove stains from pots and pans, remove Sticky residue from walls, Get rid of trash can smells, and use as an all purpose green cleaner


Friday, April 4, 2014

Body Butter

With this recipe you can add any kind of Essential oil or scent you wish. I a wonderful way to lightly scent your body with your favorite Perfumed oil, you can relieve pain with Peppermint essential oil, or Lemon essential oil is my favorite and is a nice scent on a hot day. Read the notes below before starting
 Prep time: 10 Min  Serves: 1 jar

1 c coconut oil
1 tsp vitamin e oil
2-3 drops of any essential oil
2-3 drops of any fragrance oil
2-3 drops any infused flower or herb oil

1. Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl. Note: Do not melt the coconut oil first. It will only whip up if it’s solid. Mix on high speed with a wire whisk or beaters for 10 minutes or until whipped into a light, airy consistency. Spoon the whipped coconut oil body butter into a glass jar and cover tightly. Store at room temperature, or in the refrigerator if your house is so warm it melts the oil.
2. Note: Only use one of the optional choices or none of them. Whip longer if it seems to soft and keep in fridge if house is over 68 degrees.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dandelion herbal uses

1) Cancer: Dandelion root extract is unique, and is one of the only things found to help with chronic myelomonocytic Leukemia and It is effective in treating Breast Tumors

2) Detoxification of vital organs: Because of the diuretic abilities of dandelion root, it is beneficial for flushing out the Liver, Kidneys and Gallbladder. İt works great to purify t
he blood and cleanse the system. This also makes it a good herb for Fighting İnfections.
It is also used for Arthritis, Osteoarthritis , Gout and Rheumatism

3) Dandelion tea actively ameliorates disease—it is a potent disease-fighter—and helps the body heal, helps Boost İmmunity and Heart Disease, and age-related Memory Loss.

4) Treating Anemia: Because of the high content of iron in dandelion root, it is beneficial for building red blood cells in the body to treat anemia.

5) Treating Diabetes: Dandelion root has been shown to lower blood sugar levels in patients. In Europe, it's used to treat Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes.

6) Digestive System: Dandelion root, when made into a tea, is beneficial for relieving constipation, flatulence and fullness.

 7) Treating High Blood Pressure: Dandelion root is a natural Diuretic. When combined with its high potassium content, it is an effective treatment to lower blood pressure.

8 ) Dandelion tea helps reduce High Cholesterol.

9) High Nutritional Value: Dandelion root contains vitamins A, B-complex, C and D as well as the minerals İron, Zinc and Potassium. This combination of vitamins and minerals also makes dandelion root a High Antioxidant Food.

10) Mood Enhancer: Due to the high amount of vitamin B-complex, dandelion root can help to stabilize mood and Treat Depression.

11) It is very beneficial to Menopausal Women

12) Dandelion root is also used to treat skin disorders such as Acne, Eczema and Psoriasis.

13) Laxative: Dandelion root is also a mild laxative and is used to help with regularity.

14) Dandelion tea helps with weight control—especially with Weight Loss.

 You can also take the tops and dredge then through an egg wash and flour and deep fry them, also use them as a tea, and make dandelion wine. The leaves can be added to a green salad or used as spinach in a spinach salad recipe with cooked bacon and drippings.

These are a few of my favorite sites for dandelion recipes



Monday, March 10, 2014

Oxyclean from heart and soul tips

Test on an under spot first to make sure it will not fade clothing. Apply to stain and let sit for 15 minutes or longer if needed. Bad stains can soak overnight.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Fire Ant Killer

This one really works....I tried it first.

1 empty water bottle
(Cut it down to about 2" tall)
5 Tablespoons of baking soda
5 Tablespoons of powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons of water.

The very best way of eliminating ants is truly simple:

Take a small amount of powdered sugar (also called icing sugar) and mix it with an equal amount of baking soda (formally called sodium bicarbonate) and water.
Powdered sugar is essential. You cannot use the larger grains of sugar for this..

Mix the two powders together and then place small amounts against the walls or other areas where you would not normally walk but where you would normally see the ants.

The ants will be attracted to the sugar and will eat some of it and collect more to take home to feed others, so all of them will get their share.

The sugar and baking soda powders are similar in size and, once mixed together, the ants cannot separate the two items, so, as they eat the sugar, they will also ingest the baking soda, which they would otherwise never touch. This is the reason for using powdered sugar.

Once the ants eat the baking soda it will react with the formic acid in their stomachs and cause gas. The bodies of ants are unlike humans and they cannot eliminate gas so it will build up inside and eliminate them.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Jerry Baker's ROSE free recipes

              Found on advertisements for his books that I turned into memes

Thursday, February 20, 2014

homemade deodorant

1/4 c baking soda
1/4 c cornstarch
6 Tbsp coconut oil
3-4 drops essential oil like tea tree for men or lavender for women

1. Mix baking soda and cornstarch in a bowl
2. Add coconut oil and essential oil, mix until well combined. It will be very thick.
3. Put in a container and it's ready to use.
4. Apply with your fingertips

Found this on just a pinch and she said she found it on bulkapothecary.com,

Saturday, February 15, 2014

A wonderful toothpaste

Wonderful toothpaste
1 1/2 C Coconut Oil
4 Tbs Baking Soda
1/2 C. Redmond Clay
1 Tbs Neem Oil
10 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
10 drops Clove Essential Oil
20 drops Sweet Orange Oil
20 drops Peppermint Oil
Gently melt about 1 1/2 cups of coconut oil in a small saucepan over the stove. Melting coconut oil in a microwave oven is not recommended, as it can get very, very hot. It does not take a lot of heat to melt the oil. As soon as 1/3 of the oil is melted, take off the heat and continue to stir, the rest will melt soon after.
Transfer the oil into a medium size bowl.
Baking Soda does not dissolve in oil, so just stir in until there are no lumps

Add 1 Tbs of Neem Oil. Stir well

add the 1/2 C. Redmond Clay

Stir until there are no lumps. A whisk makes this step easier.

Add the essential oils . Count your drops in, then stir. You can adjust your drops to your liking, but keep in mind that the clove oil is very strong, compared to the others.

Pour mixture into a lidded container.

Mixture will harden as it reaches room temp
Brush your teeth

This was found on the indistructables.com

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Homemade Clorox Wipes by living on a dime

1 cup of water
1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol
2 Tbsp. Dawn dish soap (only use Dawn)
2 Tbsp. ammonia (optional)

24 rags – cut into squares. I cut them to about 4×6 inches but whatever size you have available or whichever size you need will work. I also use old washrags that have seen better days.

Mix the ingredients and pour over the rags.* Then, when you need to clean your bathroom, use them as you would the disposable Clorox wipes.

For more tips on Homemade Clorox Wipes:

Monday, February 3, 2014

Sore throat syrup

Energy and Focus Tea

1/2 tsp cinnamon
1-2 slice ginger, thin slices
2 cardamom seeds
1 c boiling water
Directions1. combine and allow to steep 10 minutes and drink

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Lime Lavender Water -Great for what ails you.

This is one of my inventions we started over a year ago. We love it, but for many it may take some getting used to. You can drink this plain or in juice or ice tea as Eric does. Makes a wonderful drink if done 1/2 ice tea and 1/2 lavender-lime water. He adds a bit of honey for sweetness. I drink it straight.
 Prep time: 5 Min  Serves: 1 qt
2 limes, juiced
1 1/2 tsp lavender flowers (dried)
1 1/2 qt water
1. Place the lavender in 4 oz hot water and cover for 10 minutes. Then pour into a qt pitcher Add the lime juice to the pitcher and put in fridge over night. When you are ready to use simply strain as you pour into a glass

Lime - helps purify and stimulate the liver. Lemon/lime water liquefies bile while inhibiting excess bile flow.
Calcium and magnesium are plentiful in good ratio to each other in lemon/lime water. Magnesium is important for heart health and calcium prevents rickets. can help lower blood pressure.
Lime water has an alkalizing effect in the body as it is buffered. Even if you drink it just before any meal, it will help your body maintain a higher pH than if you didn't drink it. aids digestion. It's atomic composition is similar to saliva and the hydrochloric acid of digestive juices.
Is high in potassium. Potassium is an important mineral that works with sodium for smooth electrical transmission in the brain and nervous system. Depression, anxiety, fogginess, and forgetfulness can often be traced to low potassium blood levels. That same nervous system needs potassium to assure steady signals to the heart. So your heart health is improved from the lemon water's potassium. Helps dilute uric acid, which if it accumulates it creates arthritic pain or gout. Helps reduce phlegm in the body. 

Lavender- Especially beneficial to the respiratory tract in particular coughs, colds, influenza.
Certainly eases breathing when lungs and sinuses are choked with phlegm.
relief of anxiety and stress.
Good for aches and pains and muscle stiffness and may also help with rheumatic discomfort and joint stiffness
Defends system against airborne viruses.
Precaution - Do NOT take dried or fresh lavender internally when pregnant.

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