Learn About Oregon Grape Root

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]erbs have a special place both in my heart and my pantry shelf. Recently a new member joined our little family – Oregon Grape Root. Since Oregon is my home I am bit embarrassed to admit that it took me ten years of living here to find out that oregon grape is the state flower. I decided to make amends …

5 Ways To Use Bentonite Clay (complete with DIY recipes!)

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] wash my face with dirt every morning. Technically it’s called bentonite clay, but it is literally dried and powdered dirt. Which is funny, because it has worked better as a facial on my sensitive skin than any store-bought soap or cream, and its completely natural. Bentonite clay is mined from ancient sea beds, or from weathered volcanic ash. It is typically …

DIY Conditioner

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] have the most wonderful family that consists of me, hubby, 2 teenagers and an 11 year old. And some of us have long hair — down to the shoulder or past it. My daughter’s hair is down to the middle of her back and wonderfully thick. She could easily go through a bottle of cream rinse style conditioner every 2 …

DIY Fun Fruity Essential Oil Perfume Roll-On Recipe

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]veryone wants to smell good. Popular stores like Bath & Body Works appeal to young girls and women every day with their extensive line of fragrance items. What young girl doesn’t want to smell like Black Raspberry Vanilla, Wild Honeysuckle or Warm Vanilla Sugar? Even though these “brilliantly named” products sound good enough to eat, their ingredients are far from natural. …