DIY · Preserving · Wildcrafting

Building an Herb Pantry

Over the years, every summer and early fall I always harvest both herbs I grow, and local ones I can sustainably harvest (for example Nettles), and I dry them to preserve for use all year, to build a herb pantry. For example, I always stock up on Thyme, Rosemary, Sage and so on. Nothing from… Continue reading Building an Herb Pantry

DIY · Essential Oils

Facial Spot Toner Rollerball Recipe

Facial spot toner rollerball is an easy way to help control breakouts, blemishes and acne, both on the face and body. Make one for each family member, and keep tucked in a drawer in the bathroom, for use before bedtime. Facial Spot Toner Rollerball Ingredients: 1 10 ml rollerball Witch hazel 5 drops lemon essential… Continue reading Facial Spot Toner Rollerball Recipe

Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

What Does Green Living Mean?

I have felt for many years that the words "Green Living" are bandied about way too easily. And recently I had a bit of a personal awareness, about both myself and others. And I didn't like what I saw. But what does "Green Living" mean to most people? And how deep do they take it… Continue reading What Does Green Living Mean?

Essential Oils

Essential Oil Blending: Immune Support Blend For Ages 2-6

If you use essential oils, you may have encountered blends labeled as “Thieves” or similar. Mostly used as an “immune support” blend, they are often heavily used in the cooler months, when colds and similar crop up. The blend is designed as a powerful antimicrobial, and is used for fighting off infections and is often used… Continue reading Essential Oil Blending: Immune Support Blend For Ages 2-6