Natural Living

How to Fight Seasonal Depression Naturally

he days are slowly getting shorter. I see it when we rush out to feed the animals after dinner- trying to beat the sunset. I see it as the morning light comes later and later. And I can feel it coming. I feel the changes in myself that signal the...

My Top 5 Natural Health Essentials

If you are just getting started in trying to live a more natural life- with less pharmaceuticals and more herbs- it can be pretty confusing. You might start to wonder how many little essential oil bottles or jars of herbs you will have to store in your house. I am a...

Calendula Lavender Lip Balm

I am a lip balm lover. I always have a tube in my purse, in the bathroom, on my desk, etc. For years I relied on Burt's Bees or other brands for my supply- but now I make my own! It is so simple to make and best of all only contains ingredients I can pronounce! I make...

30 Uses for Calendula

Calendula is a staple in my garden each year. The flowers are beautiful and colorful, plus they help with keeping some garden pests away, so we companion plant with them throughout the entire garden. As I speak I have 5 trays of flower heads drying in my kitchen- plus...

How to Make Poison Ivy Salve

  The warmer weather of late spring and summer means we are outside a lot of the day. It also means mosquitoes, no-see-ums, fleas, poison ivy and other itch-causing things. So what do we do when our arms and legs are covered in bites or patches of poison ivy? We...

Nutritional and Medicinal Benefits of Tarragon

When I first started growing tarragon I didn't really know what I was going to use it for. The seeds were included free as a part of my order, so I gave it a try.  Tarragon is easy to grow, and is a visually appealing perennial with green foliage and little...

The Many Uses and Benefits of Oregano

 What is Oregano? Oregano is an easy-to-grow herb with many health-promoting properties. It is an aromatic herb, belonging to the mint family. It prefers a warm, dry climate with plenty of sunlight.  It is a perennial that does well in containers- you can even grow it...

The Many Sides of Calendula

  Calendula- a sunny little flower also known as the Pot Marigold- is taking over my kitchen right now. It's easy to grow and tolerates many different conditions from sun to shade, warm to cool, poor or fertile soils. Of course a rich soil and full sun with yield...

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