Healthy Menstruation Tea Blends

It's a fact of life, that every woman between the ages of 13 and 51, give or take a few years, has to endure menstruation every month. Most women breeze through this time with little problems.  But, like me, there are women who are not that lucky.  I'm almost 53, and according to my gynecologist, … Continue reading Healthy Menstruation Tea Blends


Thyme is a tiny-leaved herb that is most often used in French cooking.  Make sure to strip the leaves from the woody stems before adding them to recipes (unless it’s used to flavor a roast or soup and then removed before serving!).  Run your finger and thumb along the stems (the opposite direction of growth) … Continue reading Thyme


Native to the Mediterranean region, rosemary is one of the most commonly found herbs in a spice rack, and for good reason – not only does it have a wonderful taste and aroma, but also a wealth of beneficial health effects if regularly added to our diet. The scientific name of this perennial woody herb is Rosmarinus officinalis. Similar to many … Continue reading Rosemary

Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Many symptoms connected to colds and flus are effectively treated with this tiny berry. Coughs, fevers and sinus infections all bow to elder’s healing touch.  This makes elderberry a rare herb as it not only prevents infection but also treats the infection after it’s taken hold. Elder is an important herb for the immune system, … Continue reading Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Garlic Onion Honey Recipe

Garlic, onion, and honey are a powerhouse of combined healing naturals.  When you feel a sore throat,  cold, runny nose, and body aches coming on, your immune system is probably running on empty.  You can mix up this easy remedy for fast relief. This syrup is all natural, and it tastes yummy too. All you … Continue reading Garlic Onion Honey Recipe

Spa Bath At Home

My favorite way to relax, treat aches and pains, insomnia, and my fibromyalgia, is simple soak in the tub.  But by adding two or three ingredients, they turn my bath in a private retreat. Choose one or more of the following salts and oils to create your own spa: Salts Epsom Salt In water, it … Continue reading Spa Bath At Home

Homemade Rose Clay Facial Mask

Rose clay, often referred to as pink clay, is a gentle, natural clay that contains kaolinite. Rose clay is fabulous for most skin types; including sensitive skin. Rose clay provides gentle exfoliation, helps to draw toxins from the skin, helps to increase circulation, reduces skin irritation, and helps to reduce inflammation. Most rose clay facials … Continue reading Homemade Rose Clay Facial Mask

Homemade Mineral Eye Shadows

There's a lot of interest in natural makeup lately.  I've already shared my Homemade Plant Based Powder Foundation and now I will share my mineral eye shadow recipe. I've tried to make eye shadows from plant materials only, but can't get those beautiful colors that minerals give.  I use mica and iron oxides, and they are safe … Continue reading Homemade Mineral Eye Shadows

Ginger Syrup Recipe

Just the name, Zingiber Officinale promises a great surprise.  But, it's no secret that ginger works well for motion sickness. But, there's must more to this rhizome than you think. Ginger is one of the most ancient spices worldwide. It has become well-known for its health benefits, which include its ability to boost bone health, strengthen the immune system, … Continue reading Ginger Syrup Recipe

Homemade Plant Based Powder Foundation

Store-brought foundations have words listed in the ingredients that normal people can't pronounce. Not to mention what it does to our skin and eyes. This all natural herbal and plant powder foundation is beautifully sheer, but good for your skin too. You don't have to worry about itchy red eyes and skin, and inhaling harmful … Continue reading Homemade Plant Based Powder Foundation