Basic Herbs and Spices to Keep on Hand

basic herbs and spices

Don’t miss the Basic Herbs and Spices to Keep on Hand Infographic below the article! Even the most basic herbs and spices make wonderful additions to your favorite culinary dishes. Every cook and baker should be sure to stock their cabinets with basic herbs and spices, no matter if they are just starting off, or are an expert chef! Here’s a quick tip when purchasing basic herbs and spices: herbs lose potency after about 6…

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Health Benefits of Tarragon

tarragon health properties

Check out the Health Benefits of Tarragon Infographic below the article! Tarragon is an aromatic medicinal plant that is widely known for its powerful flavor. It is considered a fine seasoning ingredient, and it is especially popular in French cooking. Both the leaves and stem of the plant can be used either fresh or dried. In addition to its wonderful culinary uses, tarragon has several health benefits. Check out the health benefits of tarragon below:…

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Best Teas for Children

Tea for Kids

Don’t miss the Best Teas for Children Infographic below the article! Have you ever thought about serving your children herbal tea? It is a great alternative to juices that are high in sugar and filled with artificial sweeteners. Tea is packed with nutrients and comes with countless medicinal benefits. However, it is unlikely that children will like every kind of tea out there. Kids usually prefer sweeter, weaker tea, which you can accomplish by adding…

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Natural Remedies for Rashes

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Check out the Natural Remedies for Rashes Infographic below! Rashes are inflammations that cause red bumps and unusual changes to the texture of the skin. They can be very uncomfortable, causing itchiness and pain. Rashes may occur due to an aggravation or allergic reaction to plants, food, chemicals, animals, insects, and several other irritants. The great news is that there are many natural remedies for rashes that you can use for fast and effective results!…

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How to Make Herbal Mouthwash

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Oral health is incredibly important and you should always do the best you can to keep your mouth healthy! But if you don’t want to use store-bought mouthwash that has unknown chemicals and artificial colors and flavors, try making your own mouthwash at home! Herbal mouthwash is a wonderful natural alternative to commercial mouthwash. It uses naturally-cleansing and healing herbs, and it freshens the mouth while killing bacteria. Making your own herbal products is not as hard as…

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Health Benefits of Mint

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Mint is an extremely popular herb across the world. It is mostly known for its uses in gum, tooth paste, and mouthwash. However, mint has a variety of other benefits other than a breath freshener! Keep reading to discover the health benefits of mint. Don’t miss the Health Benefits of Mint Infographic below the article! Top Health Benefits of Mint Digestive Health Mint leaves are great for calming the stomach and promoting digestive health. Their aroma…

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Using Essential Oils as Air Fresheners

homemade air fresheners with essential oils

Using essential oils as air fresheners is an excellent way to enhance your home with beautiful and clean scents. They are inexpensive and simple to make, and they decrease your exposure to possibly harmful chemicals that come from store-bought air fresheners. Below are several recipes for using essential oils as air fresheners. Don’t miss the Using Essential Oils as Air Fresheners Infographic below the article! The following air freshener recipes were gathered from theprairiehomestead.com: Mint and…

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How to Make a Tincture

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A tincture is liquid form of concentrated herbal extracts. Similar to a decoction, a tincture preserves the properties of the herbs and increases their effects. Making your own tincture at home is easy and much less expensive than buying them from the store! We have provided the step-by-step instructions you need to know how to make a tincture below. Making your own herbal products is a fun way to nurture your health! Don’t miss the…

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Desserts with Herbs Recipes

Desserts with Herbs

We recently published an article called, Best Herbs for Desserts. If you liked the idea of herb-infused desserts, keep reading! This article provides the recipes for delicious desserts that add pops of herbal flavor. Why not try one out this holiday season? Motherearthliving.com provided the following desserts with herbs recipies, including pears poached with rosemary and chestnut whipped cream, three-seed cookies with citrus-flavored herbs, and chocolate ice cream with anise-flavored herbs. Pears Poached with Rosemary and…

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Health Benefits of Ginseng

ginseng health properties

Ginseng is a slow-growing perennial medicinal plant that has been used for its medicinal properties for years. The root of the plant can be chewed or brewed as a tea, and it is available as a tablet, capsule, and liquid extract. Listed below are the most notable health benefits of ginseng. Don’t miss the Health Benefits of Ginseng Infographic below the article!   Top Health Benefits of Ginseng: Anti-aging Effects – The significant amount of antioxidant…

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Best Herbs to Use in Desserts

herbs in desserts

Using fresh herbs in your desserts may be just what your recipes need! But how do you know what the best herbs to use in desserts are? According to motherearthliving.com, the herbs listed below work best with desserts. Don’t miss the Best Herbs to Use in Desserts Infographic below! Angelica – This herb has a woody, bitter flavor and is usually candied to decorate desserts. Basil – Adds a citrus or cinnamon flavor to desserts…

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How to Make Your Own Facial Toner

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Adding a toner to your beauty regime can be very beneficial for your skin. It does wonderful things for your skin, like removing oil and dirt and tightening pores. What’s even better than store bought toners that might be full of synthetic chemicals is to take the natural route and make your own facial toner at home! It’s easier than you might think and it’s fun to make your own herbal products. Don’t miss the…

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What to Compost

How to compost

In a previous article, called What Not to Compost, we covered what items you should not put in your compost. Now you might be wondering what you should compost! Below is a list of common items that you can put in your compost bin for safe and effective organic matter. Don’t miss the What to Compost Infographic below the article! Here is what to compost to create a nutrient-dense organic matter to help your herbs,…

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Using Essential Oils for First Aid

essential oils for first aid

Essential oils can be used for more than just aromatherapy and the making of herbal products. They also have a variety of uses for treating common ailments and injuries, so using essential oils for first aid is a natural way to heal those ailments and injuries. Best Tips for Using Essential Oils for First Aid: Here are the basic essential oils that would be beneficial to add to your first aid kit and why: Chamomile…

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How to Make Herbal Lotion

herbal lotion

Instead of buying expensive lotion at the store that may contain unknown ingredients, why not try a natural alternative? Making your own herbal products is easy, fast, and saves you money. Keep reading to learn how to make your own herbal lotion using two different natural lotion recipes. Don’t miss the How to Make Herbal Lotion Infographic below the article! How to Make Herbal Lotion Recipe #1: Ingredients ½ cup herbal oil (such as almond…

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