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    DIY Wool Dryer Balls

    The Great Garbage Patch For the last few months my son comes home from school and tells me about the interesting things he has learned. A topic that seems to be on his mind and heart a lot is the great garbage patch. Honestly I was not 100% sure what the great garbage patch was. So I did a little research and it was shocking. I wont go into too many details about it so the short version is that there is a HUGE island of garbage just floating around the ocean. There are more than one but the biggest has been named the great garbage patch. It is almost…

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    DIY Elderberry Syrup – Getting Through Cold and Flu Season.

    We are in the heart of cold and flu season, but that doesn’t mean you have to get every little things that is floating around. I have just recently discovered how amazing elderberries are. The berries are nutritious, rich in flavonoids, and high in vitamin C, vitamin A, bioflavonoids, betacarotene, iron, and potassium. (Gladstar, 2012). Basically making them a great ally when fighting off sickness. Elderberries are dark purple to black. They can be used to make many things; jams, scones, muffins, cakes, etc. But for this blog we are going to focus on making the syrup. Im sure you have seen Elderberry Syrup in your local health food store. Its health…

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    DIY Simple Calendula Salve.

    Calendula, also know as marigold or pot marigold, is recognized around the world for its ability to help support the bodies healing process. It is easily grown in most climates, and it’s suggested that you grow your own if possible. So in short these tiny bright orange flowers are not only beautiful but amazing for you! Benefits of Calendula. Calendula is anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, and astringent. Meaning that it is very good for minor cuts, burns, rashes, and bug bites. It is very gentile on the skin and thus can also be used to ease cracking, dryness, and itching. Because of this it is often used in salves, creams,…

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    DIY Herb-Infused Oil for Body, Cooking, and More.

    Infusing herbs into oil is very simple, but it is the foundation of any good DIY recipe. You can use many different oils; Olive, Apricot, Almond, Jojoba, just to name a few. You will want to use different oils depending on what you are wanting to do with the infusion. For example if you are wanting to create a salve you would probably go with olive oil but if you are wanting to make a massage oil you might want to use something like sweet almond oil.  Olive oil and Jojoba oil have longer shelf lives than most other oils so if time is a factor you may want to…