How to Make and Apply a Poultice To Draw Out Infection

I’ve had occasion to use poultices with my boys—poison ivy and a sprained knee come to mind. But you may ask, “What is a poultice?” or “When do I use a poultice?” or even, “How do I make and apply a poultice?” What is a poultice? A poultice is a mixture of raw, cooked, or […]

Types of Aromatherapy Diffusers

Aromatherapy diffusers are just one way of administering essential oils through inhalation. They can set the mood for a party, home, romantic occasion or simply to heal a specific health problem. There are different types of aromatherapy diffusers now available. Here’s a few pointers to help you make a decision on which type of aromatherapy […]

3 Natural Treatments for Varicose Veins

If you suffer from bulging or lumpy veins in your legs, don’t despair. Roughly half of all middle-aged Americans have varicose veins—mostly women. Although that is little comfort when your legs are in discomfort, there are natural measures you can take to relieve the pain and even shrink the veins that cause it. Varicose veins […]

How to Make Herbal Remedies—Teas and Tinctures

Making your own herbal remedies is easy and can save you money. The two most common ways to administer medicinal herbs are with teas and tinctures. Before beginning you want to make sure that you start with fresh, quality herbs. If you’re picking them out of your garden, that is easier to assure, but what […]

5 Herbs To Help Women Conceive Naturally

Most fertility problems are caused by hormonal imbalances. Clinical studies indicate that women who have unexplained infertility or those who are struggling to conceive after the age of 35 could be helped by getting their hormones back into balance. Some examples of hormonal imbalances are: An estrogen imbalance (usually excessive) can cause conditions such as […]

How to Make Yerba Mate Tea and why you would want to

Yerba mate is a shrub found in the rainforest of South America. A country such as Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Brazil is where yerba mate can be found naturally. The leaves can be made to brew a strong tea and is a nationally made drink. It is also an alternative medicine source made to counteract […]

Natural Goose Repellent: How to Keep Geese Out of Your Yard

The population of Canada geese (Branta canadensis) has been increasing in the United States since the 1960’s; although geese are a valuable resource to the ecology of an area, they can also become a nuisance when they accumulate in large numbers. In addition, they damage areas through over-grazing, pollute lawns and ponds and can become […]