Rosemary: The Essential Oil That Fights Arthritis, Anxiety And Hair Loss — And Kills Bugs, Too

Written by: Robin Marri Miller    Rosemary essential oil is one of my most utilized essential oils, and is beneficial in so many ways. I use it daily for multiple purposes, such as a hair conditioner, a facial cleanser, a mouthwash, a way to combat anxiety, and even as a pesticide in my garden. It …

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The 9 Very Best Essential Oils For Treating Colds And Flu

Written by: Tricia Drevets  You know the feeling. It may start with a scratchy throat or with a few more aches and pains than normal. Or it could begin with a runny nose and a feeling of exhaustion. Yes, it’s a cold coming on — or maybe worse — the flu. Before you reach for …

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3 Tried and True Methods of Killing Insects

We have reached that time of year when we thank God that the onslaughts of summer stinging, biting and swarming insects have ceased their stinging, biting and swarming. Phewwwwww…. Oh wait, here come the fall insects! Ants, Lice, Mites, Fleas, Asian Beetles, Boxelder Bugs, Bedbugs, Earwigs, Millipedes, Centipedes, Cluster Flies, Silverfish, Cockroaches, Worms, Squash Bugs …

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Spring Garden Checklist

The First Step in Providing for Your Own Food

"Let's start at the very beginning.... It's a very good place to start..."  -- Yes, I am singing the "Sound of Music: Do-Re-Mi" song in my head as I am writing this.   Want to provide your own food?  Want to start your food planning process, but do not know where to begin?  This should …

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Echinacea:The Art of Tincturing

Learn to harvest and make medicine from this immune-boosting plant By Susan Belsinger and Tina Marie Wilcox We cultivate the echinacea because they are handsome perennial-flowering plants that add height and color to our gardens and show off their splendid coneheads throughout the summer and into the fall. Butterflies and birds are attracted to these …

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Be Prepared to Survive

Be Prepared to Survive In the event of economic crises, sweeping natural disasters, or other massives disruption of the political and social order, will you be prepared to survive? Yes, if you follow the author's advice. By Kris Torrey | September/October 1974 If you want to be prepared to survive, the three main things you'll …

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15 Herbs You Should Try Blending for Your Next Cup of Tea

These are the herbs you need to make your own tea blend. Once you're familiar with the flavors and properties, feel free to mix and match!   By Rosemary Gladstar and Tania Hannan The following herbs are well-known for their effectiveness, versatility, and safety. Together, they make a wonderful apothecary for any budding herbalist. As …

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Herbalists’ Favorite Herbs

Discover outstanding herbs for a wide range of health concerns with these recommendations from five herb experts. Compiled and edited by Mother Earth Living staff We asked some of our favorite herbalists to name their favorite herbs for a variety of maladies. The result is a list of five herbs that can come in handy …

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65 Pieces of Survival Wisdom From the Great Depression

By: The Survival Mom It was the best of times, it was the very worst of times. America’s Great Depression of the 1930s was a time of starvation and subsistence survival for many families. Decades later, many survivors of those years hold on to the survival lessons they learned, from hoarding pieces of aluminum foil …

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Chlorine Bleach vs. Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide is used as a disinfection and bleaching agent. It can purify water and kills bacteria, viruses and fungus. When it is done doing it's job it breaks down into water, oxygen and ash (if in powder form). All of this is good for you. Chlorine Bleach is another matter entirely. It is also …

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