Mother Earth Living

Desiree Bell

Add holistic aromatherapy remedies to your winter health routine with healing essential oils, plus find a recipe for a simple immune-boosting room spray.
Enlist healing essential oils to relieve pain, improve respiration, repel insects and more.
Craft these DIY Asian-inspired guest soaps to reinvigorate road-weary visitors.
This spring become more self-reliant by planting herbs in pots, building raised garden beds, creating a worm composting bin and making your own fence paint. These gardening tips for spring will have you anticipating sunny days.
Peppermint, one of the most widely known mints in North America, can be distilled to extract its essential oil. Use this oil to soothe indigestion, sore throats and much more.
The fireweed plant is a showy herb native to the northern hemisphere. Use it to make a deliciously sweet Fireweed Jelly or a tea useful in treating constipation.
Making beeswax candles is a fun and easy project, perfect for the holiday season.
Learn how to make flavored vinegar with tasy herbal, spice, fruit and vegetable combinations.
Use your old garden and herb calendars to craft colorful envelopes and stationery. Also, try some of their old recipes, like this St. John's Wort And Lavender Cream.
As winter approaches a cup of Camellia sinensis can revive your soul. Learn more about the history and comfort of this simple beverage.
Plant herbariums collect herbal memories all summer long.
Each flower means something different. Express your love for someone this Valentine's Day with one of our two meaningful potpourri mixes.
Learn how to process sugar from sugar beets and make your own beet sugar body scrub.
Ginger root treats circulatory and digestive systems, coughs, colds, aches and pains. Use it in recipes like Ginger Pumpkin Pie and Indian Lemonade-Ginger Ale.
Sunflower seeds have been found at several archaeological sites in the United States. Discover the many uses of this ancient plant.
Guest blogger Desiree Bell, explains the difference between herbs and spices once and for all.

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