Go to the Trees (in Difficult Times)

Go to the Trees (in Difficult Times)

In times like these, it's especially easy to get busy and dismiss the "luxury" of getting outside and being in Nature. But this is when we need it most. I've found myself getting wrapped up in worry and expectations about all that I should do, but for most of us, the causes that we’re fighting for are a marathon, not a sprint--so we need to take time to rejuvenate and ground ourselves. And the comfort and wisdom we find among the trees may be more than we realize.

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Easy Calendula Oil Recipe (and why I love this herb!)

Easy Calendula Oil Recipe (and why I love this herb!)

Each herb has its own kind of beauty, but for me, there are few that can beat calendula. I started growing these sunny yellow and orange flowers in my garden several years ago and I fell in love with them so much that I now have an entire raised bed and several border areas dedicated to them. Do I need all that calendula?

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Homemade Lotion Recipe

Homemade Lotion Recipe

Making your own lotion is a fun project and easy to do, once you’ve got the ingredients. It’s a good way to save money, create a natural product that’s good for your skin and scent it however you choose. There are a lot of variations on this recipe, but this is the one I use most often.

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Elderberry Syrup in 3 Easy Steps

Elderberry Syrup in 3 Easy Steps

Elderberry syrup is one of my favorite remedies whenever I have a cold or the flu.  I often make batches to share with family and my brother swears that it helps boost his immune system and keeps him from getting sick.

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